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
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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. LALEO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Battery Powered Fish Tank Washer Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool fo...

LALEO First Impressions

"We shall see."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

  • LALEO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Battery Powered Fish Tank Washer Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool for Aquarium Fish Tank - Adjustable
  • INLET AND EXTENSION TUBE-- Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, it's convenient for you to adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level.
  • SAFETY DESIGN-- Designed with cleaning head with inner mesh, which can reduce suction and prevent water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water.
  • ALL-PURPOSE USE-- Aquarium gravel cleaner is used to 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.( Please kindly read the product size before you buy)
  • EASY TO PLACE--The top handle part can be hung on the rim of fish tank after used, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tank effortlessly.
  • SWITCH BUTTON-- Powered by 2 pcs "C" type batteries, with switch button to control on / off.
  • Manufacture: LALEO
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LALEO Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. You won't go wrong with this product. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. iFCOW Aquarium Siphon, Aquarium Manual Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning T...

User Ratings: 45 21

iFCOW 1295780/12043509 First Impressions

"No spills and SO easy!"

I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank.

  • iFCOW Aquarium Siphon, Aquarium Manual Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning Tool
  • Special tube head design makes it easy to change the water at the aquarium manually
  • Put the tube head immersed into the water, move up and down to produce pressure in the tube, then the water will automatically flow through the pipe due to the siphon effect.
  • The soft long pipe is made of PVC, eco-friendly, non-toxic and flexible
  • Suitable for small sized aquarium
  • To change water, clean up small gravel and remove excrement at ease.
  • Manufacture: iFCOW
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 8.27 x 1.18 inches; 2.82 Ounces
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iFCOW 1295780/12043509 Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

4. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for ...

User Ratings: 51 9

SunGrow First Impressions

"Or just squeeze."

I just pump the water directly into my sump. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for Frequent Water Changes, Fish Tank Cleaning Kit for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • ✔ ALL INCLUSIVE AQUARIUM CLEANING KIT --- Everything you need to properly and effortlessly change your aquarium water is included in the all-in-one gravel cleaning kit by SunGrow. Not only do you receive the long nozzle, durable Rhinox tubing, priming bulb and discharge hose, but also a pair of high-quality mounting clips.
  • ✔ ELIMINATES UNPLEASANT FISHY SMELL --- We all love the look of our pet fish, but the fishy smell is a different story. The best way to keep your aquarium fresh is by regularly cleaning the gravel and substrate of debris. Fish waste, excess minerals and leftover food can get caught and begin to cause an unpleasant odor.
  • ✔ EXTRA LONG, FLEXIBLE NOZZLE --- Because the flexible vacuum nozzle in the practical SunGrow Aquarium Maintenance Kit is an extra long 4.5 feet (135cm), it makes cleaning your fish tank even easier. With such a long nozzle, there is no need to worry about getting your sleeves wet or spilling water.
  • ✔ EASY TO USE MOUNTING CLIPS --- Each aquarium water changer is easily mounted to the rim of your fish tank or bucket using the included pair of blue tube clips. With the help of these efficient mounting clips, any 8mm to 16mm hose or tubing is firmly held in place for quick and easy tank cleaning.
  • ✔ USEFUL FOR A VARIETY OF SUBSTRATES --- More than just a simple gravel cleaner, the easy prime suction pipe works on many types of tanks and different kinds of aquarium or terrarium substrates. The high quality siphon works on quartz gravel, sand, vermiculite and crushed coral for reef and brackish water tanks.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

Overall Score
4.0


(56 Points)

5. MTMTOOL Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Filter Siphon Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit with Large Airbag...

User Ratings: 26 33

MTMTOOL First Impressions

"IT's SO easy to use."

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

  • MTMTOOL Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Filter Siphon Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit with Large Airbag and Adjustable Water Flow Controller
  • Package Includes:1 x Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner.
  • With on/off flow control faucet design,free control of water discharge when pumping.
  • Water Inlet (Head part) Diameter:50mm/2";Water Outlet (Faucet) Diameter:10mm/0.4".
  • Just squeeze the large suction air bag softly so that the water can suck up and flows out automatically.
  • Filter through the gravel using the attachment to suck up food,fish waste and toxins that build up in your tank,but will not inhale your fish.
  • Manufacture: MTMTOOL
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MTMTOOL Final Thoughts

"It works perfect!"

This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one.

Overall Score
3.0


(8 Points)

6. LL Products Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner- Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner -Aquarium...

User Ratings: 64 7

LL Products First Impressions

"No suction."

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. As you can see from the photo, it works great!

  • LL Products Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner- Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner -Aquarium Siphon - 8 FT Long Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Mini Net
  • Put rigid tube in fishtank and squeeze bulb to create a syphon. Place other end of tubing in bucket
  • Siphon water changer has hand pump, starter stopper valve, long hose with filter attachment.
  • Water-transferring siphons use on medium, large, extra large gallon tanks 20 55 gal.
  • Our BPA Free kit includes a minnow net so you can move your fish for easy cleaning.
  • Total length is 8 feet. Outer diameter of hose is 3/4'' Inner diameter is 5/8'' Water flows quickly
  • Manufacture: Open Door Living
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LL Products Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level.

Overall Score
4.2


(1486 Points)

7. Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Clea...

User Ratings: 75 6

Adnikia First Impressions

"It's so easy."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. What I love about this is the water return function. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • 【QUALIFIED MATERIAL】- Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • 【WIDELY USE】- This Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing and living feed or small particles of liquid feed is also suitable.
  • 【KEEP FISHTANK CLEAN】- The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. It is perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【EASY TO USE】- The amount of water absorbed by dropper can be adjusted by controlling the strength of grasping the dropper end. Please clean the item before use.
  • 【SCALES DESIGN】- With 6 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml/40ml/50ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • Manufacture: Adnikia
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Adnikia Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

Overall Score
4.5


(30 Points)

8. Allnice Fish Tank Cleaner Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer Gravel Filter Siphon Vacuum Pump Wat...

User Ratings: 67 7

Allnice First Impressions

"This device works well."

Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

  • Allnice Fish Tank Cleaner Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer Gravel Filter Siphon Vacuum Pump Water Changing Sand Washing Adjustable Water Flow with Inbuilt Strainer Outlet Valve Pumping Airbag
  • 【7 IN 1 Multifunctional】- The fishing cleaning set equipped with many accessories: Inlet tubeso, outlet hose, adjustable water flow controller clamp, fixture clamp, fish net and glass scraper, to change water, filter gravel, remove fish poop, efficient water cleaning.
  • 【Air-Pressing】- Aquarium siphon gravel cleaner comes with an airbag, vacuum pumping, powerful suction, can easily remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Built-in strainer in the water inlet effectively prevents little fish or aquatic plant from being discharged.
  • 【Easy to Use】- Aquarium gravel filter is simple to operate. Pressing the airbag repeatedly till the water flows out automatically, greatly facilitates the cleaning process. When pumping water, the outlet level must be lower than the inlet level.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant and corrosion-resistant performance, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • 【Wide Applications】- The kit is equipped with two 15.7-inch inlet tubes. The installation length can be selected according to the height of the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: Allnice
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Allnice Final Thoughts

"Sweat and hardwork."

This thing does both at the same time and quickly. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new.

Overall Score
4.2


(42 Points)

9. Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Fish Tank Drainer Aquarium Water Change Tool Water C...

User Ratings: 69 31

Hffheer First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Fish Tank Drainer Aquarium Water Change Tool Water Changer for Small Fish Tank
  • 【Multifunction】Small vacuum cup makes cleaning around and under stones, wood and corals easy. Fish tank drainer can also clean the sand and purifiy of water at the same time in change the water process.
  • 【Easy To Use】Small container self priming water transfer design for more quick jobs Easy to use, suitable for maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks.
  • 【 High Quality】Made of high quality plastic, not easily crack, strong and durable.which could ensure a long time use. Its flexible clear hose transfer liquids and more faster.
  • 【Unique Design】Ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning.double functions for wash sand and change water, more convenient to use.
  • 【 Strong Wash Sand Ability】Just adjust the slope angle, fish tank gravel cleaner can effectively suck up the fish manure and feed residues in the sand.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
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Hffheer Final Thoughts

"Then you vacuum."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I have large fish and large fish make large poop! 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

10. Water Tech Fish Tank Cleaner, Cordless Battery Powered Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum Gravel Cleaner & Siph...

User Ratings: 44 18

Water Tech AquariumVac First Impressions

"Just saying."

I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks.

  • Water Tech Fish Tank Cleaner, Cordless Battery Powered Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum Gravel Cleaner & Siphon Vac. Adjustable Water Flow, Ideal for Quick Gravel Cleaning and Water Changing
  • CORDLESS: Ideal for quick and easy cleaning of Fish Tank gravel. Vacuums food, fish waste and toxins that build up in the tank. Powered by 3 C-cell batteries. (batteries not included)
  • 2-STAGE MICRO-FILTER: Unique 2-stage micro-filter can remove the finest debris from gravel substrate without disturbing aquarium water. Includes connection to be used as Siphon.
  • FISH-SAFE QUIET DRIVE MOTOR: Low-speed motor performs efficiently without stress to the fish. Includes control to adjust vacuum power.
  • MAINTAINS WATER LEVEL: Incorporating in-tank Filtration & Exhaust, the Aquarium Vac cleans the tank without emptying and changing the chemistry or balance of the water.
  • WHATS INCLUDED: (1) Aquarium Vac. Siphon tube, 2-Stage Filter, (2) Vac Head extensions
  • Manufacture: Water Tech
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Water Tech AquariumVac Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps someone."

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon.

Overall Score
3.6


(6 Points)

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