Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AQUANEAT Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. AQUANEAT Aquarium Fish Tank Water Changer Hand Pump Syphon Easily Use Water Vacuum (Large)

User Ratings: 52 10

AQUANEAT GC-A542 First Impressions

"Doesn't work."

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I have been looking for this for years. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. What I love about this is the water return function. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Fish Tank Water Changer Hand Pump Syphon Easily Use Water Vacuum (Large)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT GC-A542
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUANEAT GC-A542 Final Thoughts

"Both worked great."

I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
3.9


(207 Points)

2. Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water...

User Ratings: 55 14

boxtech First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I should have believed the other reviews. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water and Wash Sand Filter for Aquarium 10-200 Gallon
  • Multifunction Gravel Cleaner for Aquarium: Boxtech Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit with Water Changer+Sand Washer+Debris Cleaning+Water Filter+Water Shower+Water Flow 6 in 1 functions. Hmax can up to 118 inch, It takes only 0.3h to draw out a 180 gallon tank
  • Strong Power with Suction: Power is 28W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 256 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly
  • Safe & Durable: Only using DC12 Voltage power with UL certificated, Multi-page rotor spiral core, energy saving and preventing jamming, make sure it is safe to use for our customers and your love fish
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • Note: Only after putting the gravel vacuum cleaner into the fish tank water can it be turned on, otherwise it will stop working
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 6 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I found that it's difficult to use. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
3.9


(482 Points)

3. Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill w Hook & 24" Extended Length Gravel Tube Bundle

User Ratings: 80 2

Python First Impressions

"Very easy clean up!"

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

  • Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill w Hook & 24" Extended Length Gravel Tube Bundle
  • The Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill w/ Python Hook & 24" Extended Length Gravel Tube Package combines the: Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill; Python Hook; and Python 24" Extended Length Gravel Tube
  • The 24" Gravel Tube will allow you to clean the bottom of a deeper tank without getting your hands wet
  • The Gravel Hook replaces the Gravel Tube and holds the water line securely to the side of your tank when you refill the tank
  • Manufacture: Python
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python
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Python Final Thoughts

"I love this."

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks.

Overall Score
4.7


(90 Points)

4. GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vac...

User Ratings: 45 26

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"Another tip."

I wish i had bought this the first time. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This gravel vacuum works very well. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

  • GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vacuum Filter with Other Accessories for Big and Small Tank Water Changing and Sand Clean
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.
  • Keep Clean: 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, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Flexible Structure:You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: GOTOTOP
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GOTOTOP
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
3.3


(10 Points)

5. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Sea...

User Ratings: 46 17

SunGrow First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. And the price is more than reasonable. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and Elastic Cuff, 1 Pair
  • KEEP ARMS & HANDS DRY WITH GLOVES --- Use SunGrow Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • PERFECT MATCH FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED AQUARIUMS --- The glove exterior is water-resistive while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove will get wet. The pair of gloves perfectly fits for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.c
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 19.6 inches (50 cm) SunGrow Aquarium Gloves with superior seamless stitching. A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them.
  • NO SKID DESIGN --- The non-skidding surface of the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves makes the task very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- The versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of tasks such as hand washing your cars, bathroom and dish washing.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I may modify mine to be more robust. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

Overall Score
3.7


(296 Points)

6. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in...

User Ratings: 47 10

NIDEZON First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in 1 Algae Scrapers,Spoon Net,Plant Fork,Sponge,Gravel Rake,Convenient Aqua Tools
  • 【No Effect on Fish and Invertebrate】The tubing is flexible silicone so it is more maneuverable that the stiff tubing. this helps in keeping the tubing in the bucket so you don't spill water all over the place.The bottom of the siphon has a smart setting,Fish and sand are not easily sucked out.
  • 【More Convenient】Makes your aquarium maintenance water changes so much easier no more emptying water out by cups just Stick the vacuum in the water but the other end of the hose in a bucket press the button a couple of times to get suction and this will empty out as much water as you want,also you can put water in the tank this way. Weekly fish tank water changes will become easier.
  • 【Siphon with Locking Function】Maybe your child will ask, dad, why does the water flow out automatically when the plastic tube is inserted into the water? We can spread the knowledge of physics to children, and at the same time do the maintenance job of the fish tank (the principle of attraction between gravity and water molecules).
  • 【5 in 1 Aquarium Set】Adjustable Handle - 40-80cm / 15.74-31.5inch.Stretching freely, tightly fixed and not to fall off. 4 INCH FISH NET perfect for catching small fish, sand, shrimp, crayfish, snails, aquatic frogs.5 in 1 set can meet the tools you need to clean the fish tank.
  • 【OUR SERVICE AND WARRANTY】If you have any questions about our products, please contact us in time, we will provide you with solutions within 24 hours! We are confident enough to provide customers with high-quality products and services!
  • Manufacture: Gveuwin
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NIDEZON
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NIDEZON Final Thoughts

"And it keeps flowing!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
3.9


(39 Points)

7. Yescom AquaBasik Aquarium Gravel Rock Sand Cleaner for Small Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Changer P...

User Ratings: 69

Yescom First Impressions

"That's all i want."

The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing.

  • Yescom AquaBasik Aquarium Gravel Rock Sand Cleaner for Small Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Changer Pump Filter
  • [Multifunctional Tool for Wide Application]: Aquarium vacuum cleaner for multifunctional use, changing water of fish tanks, cleaning gravel or siphon waste out of aquarium, suitable for 24" height medium or large aquarium with 26 to 53-gallon water, to create a clean and clear habitation for your favorite pets
  • [Easy to Operate]: Rotate outlet valve to freely adjust the water flow, up to 1.76 GPM; Water will automatically flow out by squeezing the siphon bulb several times; Suction cup to fixate the inlet to smoothly complete water changing
  • [Inlet Nozzle with Filter Net]: Prevents gravels and fishes from being sucked into hose, effectively clean up the underwater world
  • [Safe & Durable Material]: Made by ABS, perfect for using in water, BPA-free material guarantees no harmful effect on fishes
  • [Easy to Maintain]: Detachable design for easy cleaning after use, save your time for precious moment with your adorable fishes
  • Manufacture: Yescom
  • Product Dimensions: 72.44 x 1.76 x 2.27 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Yescom
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Yescom Final Thoughts

"I have double stands."

Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. They more than helped me resolve my situation. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going.

Overall Score
4.4


(4 Points)

8. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 58 10

Marina 11060 First Impressions

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Returned, but agreed to try another one. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner
  • Exclusive gravel guard cleans while keeping gravel in the tank
  • Quick and hassle-free start-up
  • Non-kinking hose
  • Oval shape for easy access to corners
  • 10-inch cleaning tube, 1-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5.6 x 12.5 inches; 5.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11060
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Marina 11060 Final Thoughts

"It was easy to assemble."

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

Overall Score
4.1


(628 Points)

9. Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057

User Ratings: 56 6

Fluval 11057 First Impressions

"I love it."

I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. What I love about this is the water return function. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057
  • Convenient and effective tool for cleaning aquariums
  • Sucks up dirt and debris from aquarium
  • Built in gravel guard to prevent clogging
  • Equipped with 15 inch long tube plus an additional 15 inch extension tube
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 12.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11057
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Fluval 11057 Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. At first I was furious with this thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
4.1


(110 Points)

10. Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner

Cartener First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

What I love about this is the water return function. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. You won't go wrong with this product. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner + Water Siphon.Easy to install and use.Telescopically adjustable height for large and small aquariums.
  • Adjustable height.Maximum water depth 52 cm.Hose & Filter bag included.Syphon Pipe supplied.
  • Flow rate 520 litres per hour.With this tool,you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.Supplied with two suction pipe sizes,it is suitable for both large and small aquariums.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Material: High Quality ABS Plastic and Electronic Components.Power Requirement: 2 x Battery (C/LR14, not included).
  • Manufacture: CARTENER001
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cartener
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Cartener Final Thoughts

"Great design."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I found that it's difficult to use. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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