Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control V...

User Ratings: 63 8

hygger First Impressions

"Then you vacuum."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control Valve
  • 【Quickly Change Water 】just use a long flexible hose and 2 flow valves, you can change the aquarium water more quicker and easier, no need electric, it's semi-automatic water changer suitable for medium and large fish tanks. No spill, no mess and no heavy lifting for changing dirty water and adding clean water
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Cleaning 】When you use this water changer to suck away aquarium dirty water, you can move the gravel tube to cleaning the gravel or install the duckbilled on to clean fish feces. With the pressure from the water, the gravels and sands can be sucked up to the gravel tube then to vacuum out the debris in gravel
  • 【Non-electric & Quiet】this aquarium water changer is not electric, no noise no disturb to your fish or plants. All you need to do is to control the 2 valves and open the faucet. With 2 orange built-in control valves on the water changer, to turn it on or off you just need to rotate the valve by 1/4 turn up or down. To add clean water in to aquarium, please remember to keep the water flow assembly valve closed, so when you open the faucet the water will flow into the hose
  • 【3 sizes available】choose the size according to the distance from your fish tank to the sink faucet, flexible water hose length available: 25ft, 33ft, 49ft. The inner diameter of the hose is 1/2 inch. Each pack comes with 2 seperate faucet female adaptors(13/16 inch, 15/16 inch) and one built-in faucet femal adaptor(1 inch), so the water changer can be used for most faucets
  • 【Easy to Install】It's very easy to use, attach the water flow assembly to the faucet. To change water, after connecting the flexible hose to the water flow assembly and the gravel tube, firstly you submerge the gravel tube in the aquarium tank and keep it's orange valve closed, secondly you keep the water flow assembly orange valve open and open the faucet, finally you open the gravel tube valve, the dirty water will be sucked into the hose and flow away
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
4.2


(189 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Be...

User Ratings: 66 4

SunGrow First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Bendable 61’’ Stainless Steel Spring, for U-Shape and Bent Pipes
  • ✔PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO REMOVE DIRT OF AQUARIUM FILTER TUBING --- As residuals can easily form inside the tubes of your tank’s canister filter, you will need a tool to clear these all out. Double Ended Brush Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber by SunGrow can assist you with this task to maximize potential usage of your filter. The larger brush fits right into the handle and catches everything in its path. The smaller brush, on the other hand, can get into tight spaces and leaves no visible residue.
  • ✔DURABLE AND NOT PRONE TO DEFORMATION --- Made from superior quality stainless spring, it is perfect to tidy up the interior of assorted hoses. It can’t be easily broken and won’t rust. Brushes are also soft, and you can also use this tool numerous times without being deformed.
  • ✔BENDABLE AND FLEXIBLE --- Brushes are circular and bristly which are firmly connected to flexible springs that can reach deep into the hose. The ends can also be bent to reach into the hard U-shapes of filter intake tubes.
  • ✔EASY TO USE --- Find the right end for the brush that you will use and just push it into the pipe gently in the back and forth motion. Work further inside the tube and avoid any forceful action as you try to remove dirt. Once done, just wash with a mild detergent and warm water then thoroughly rinse with cool water.
  • ✔MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS --- Aside from being the perfect brush for your aquarium equipment, you can likewise use this for your toilet and kitchen. It will also not disappoint when you plan on utilizing this tool to any bent tube and pipe.
  • Two-sized Brushes for Canister Filter Maintenance
  • Bendable and Flexible High-Quality Stainless-Steel Spring
  • Useful for Bent Pipes and U-shape Tubes
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free.

Overall Score
4.4


(65 Points)

3. BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 51

BETTA First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

  • BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner
  • Easy self start siphon
  • LARGE SIZE Cleaning nozzle diameter: 5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Powerful Nozzle To Get Into Corners
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm), Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA
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BETTA Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.1


(40 Points)

4. Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 41

BETTA Jnk071 First Impressions

"No suction."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I would definitely recommend this product. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3.5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk071
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BETTA Jnk071 Final Thoughts

"It was such a pain."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

Overall Score
3.8


(10 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 1 Inch Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

5. Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon

User Ratings: 75 25

BETTA Jnk070 First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. And the price is more than reasonable. I would definitely recommend this product. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5 x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: 7 Inch (18.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: J&K AQUATICS
  • Item Weight: 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk070
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BETTA Jnk070 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed!"

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I found that it's difficult to use. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

6. Python Aquarium APYGT24 24 in. Gravel Tube Assembly

Python First Impressions

"Another tip."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. You won't go wrong with this product. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

  • Python Aquarium APYGT24 24 in. Gravel Tube Assembly
  • Compatible with the No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Manufacture: PYTHON AQUARIUM PRODUCTS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python
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Python Final Thoughts

"The siphon works great."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! This gravel vacuum works very well. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Aquascaping Tools Aquatic Plant Tweezers Scissor Spatula Tool Aquarium Scrapers 4 in 1 Stainless Ste...

User Ratings: 80 1

PERSUPER First Impressions

"Quality materials."

I wish i had bought this the first time. I should have believed the other reviews. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

  • Aquascaping Tools Aquatic Plant Tweezers Scissor Spatula Tool Aquarium Scrapers 4 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools for Fish Starter Kits & Aquariums Tank Plants Kit
  • Stainless Steel Material:Made of durable stainless steel material with excellent flexibility and will never suffer rust. The ridged handle will provide secure, comfortable grips on your fingers. Working good with most plants and fish tank of various sizes.
  • Premium Design: Extra long sizes allow better reachability, straight and curved tweezers come with serrated tips that help to hold on to the material without slipping. You can use these tweezers to handle live food for large aquatic pets or corals.
  • Multi-Function Kit: suitable for all kinds of aquarium plants, aquarium base, gravel and other aquarium decoration. The key advantage is that our tool kit allows for precise trimming ,maintenance, grooming and planting without damaging other decorative and aquatic plants.
  • 4 in 1 Aquascaping tools:10.6" Straight Tweezer, 10.6" Curved Tweezer, 9.8" Aquatic Curved Scissor / bonsai scissors, 13" Substrate Spatula. Comes with a decent velvet pouch, for better portablity.
  • Friendly reminder: Please dry up this stainless steel aquarium tool after use. Keep away from children and saline substances
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.96 x 0.7 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PERSUPER
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PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I have been looking for this for years. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation.

Overall Score
4.7


(770 Points)

8. ttnight Battery Syphon Operated Vacuum Gravel Water Filter Cleaner for Aquarium Fish Tank

User Ratings: 13 20

ttnight First Impressions

"Doesn't work."

I found that it's difficult to use. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. What I love about this is the water return function. I am so glad to have this for my fish care.

  • ttnight Battery Syphon Operated Vacuum Gravel Water Filter Cleaner for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Material: High Quality ABS Plastic and Electronic Components.
  • Power Requirement: 2 x Battery (C/LR14,Not included).
  • Easy to install and use. Remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively.
  • Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums. Maximum water depth 52cm.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Manufacture: ttnight
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ttnight Final Thoughts

"Finally, I found this."

You won't go wrong with this product. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

Overall Score
3.1


(11 Points)

9. Gravel Cleaners Battery-Powered Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Water Change

User Ratings: 35 32

Gravel Cleaners First Impressions

"I have a 4 gallon tank."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I would definitely recommend this product. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy!

  • Gravel Cleaners Battery-Powered Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Water Change
  • Item: Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Condition: New Quantity: 1 Perfect for all types of tanks Remove dirt and debris Consistent flow rate makes cleaning easy Excellent quality and suction power Multiple extension lengths Includes hose & filter bag Maximum water depth of 20.5 inches Batteries (C/LR 14) not included
  • Manufacture: Gravel Cleaners
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gravel Cleaners
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Gravel Cleaners Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I may modify mine to be more robust. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. This gravel vacuum works very well. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I just left the spongy looking one. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
3.1


(21 Points)

10. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, C...

User Ratings: 75

AQQA First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. A little tricky with the hand pump. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, Change Water, Wash Sand, Water Shower, 20W, 320GPH
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANER: AQQA aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium. 5 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower. Should connect with different connector when working for different function, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Equipped with an inlet tube and two extension tubes, can create a total length of 38.4 inches. The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level, which is suitable for tanks with different heights
  • STRONG POWER: The 110V/20W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 320GPH. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • WHAT YOU GET: Aquarium Gravel Cleaning kit includes 2 sections of extension tubes,1 filter bag,1 outlet hose,1 sand washing head,1 brush head,1 sand vacuum,1 water intake strainer,1 duckbill suction inlet,1 shower head,1 power adapter. AQQA provide 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service. Please don't hesitate to contact us to get help
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

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