Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AquaTop Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. AquaTop Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Vaccum Cleaner

User Ratings: 35 35

AquaTop First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

I wish i had bought this the first time. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. They more than helped me resolve my situation. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

  • AquaTop Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Vaccum Cleaner
  • Recommended for 20-55 Gal Tanks
  • Unique Ball Valve Siphon
  • Integrated Gravel/Fish Guard
  • On/Off Flow Control Valve
  • Length: 8ft (Including hose & gravel head)
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaTop Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

Overall Score
3.3


(3 Points)

2. Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cle...

User Ratings: 53 13

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Happy customer."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! As you can see from the photo, it works great! Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. That said, the results were excellent.

  • Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cleaner Filter Changer 110V/28W
  • ✔【Upgraded 6 In 1 Multifunction Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The upgraded aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner have 6 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower + water flow. Suit for freshwater and seawater and various depth fish tank.
  • ✔【Strong Power】The 110V/28W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 1700L/H. It only takes 0.5 hour to pump out a 180-gallon tank. At the same time, the pump flow is adjustable.
  • ✔【Powerful Cleaning Function】It can be used for clean gravel, absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly.
  • ✔【Easy to Install and Use】Please check the video before using. Plug in the power and turn on the switch to use.
  • ✔【Satisfaction Guaranted】Our team of professionals is constantly working to make you happier. We provide technical support for customers 24/7, If you have any questions or issues about your purchase, please feel free to reach us directly to us and we will gladly assist you at any time!! We are confident in the quality of our product and give you LIFETIME WARRANTY and great customer support.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.12 x 31.5 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this thing."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(837 Points)

3. LANDUM Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner

User Ratings: 53 47

LANDUM First Impressions

"I love this."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. At first I was furious with this thing. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy.

  • LANDUM Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner
  • Application: Easy to ues as a cleaner pump for aquarium.
  • Quality Workmanship: Made of high quality plastic material, non toxic, safe and durable
  • Advantage: Keep your fish healthy.
  • Special Design: Keep the aquarium clean and give your fish a nice living environment.
  • Package Include: 1 Piece x Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool
  • Manufacture: LANDUM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LANDUM
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LANDUM Final Thoughts

"Marvelous."

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.1


(2 Points)

4. COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W

User Ratings: 54 11

COODIA First Impressions

"Great value!"

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I found that it's difficult to use. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

  • COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W
  • 3 in 1 design makes it ideal for gravel cleaning, sludge extracting and water changing.
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • It decreases the harmful toxins in your tank while reducing strain to your filter.
  • The filter design straps the dirt while the water is returned back to the tank.
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

COODIA Final Thoughts

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I just pump the water directly into my sump. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(442 Points)

5. TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank

Emma Mall First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank
  • Battery operated siphon is perfect for siphoning nano tanks Easy flow rate allows for spot cleaning and getting to difficult to reach areas Removes debris without removing valuable aquarium water Reliable and easy-to-use Features easy flow rate
  • Manufacture: Unbrand
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Emma Mall
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Emma Mall Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. As you can see from the photo, it works great! So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MTMTOOL
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

7. Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 60 8

Lee's 11450 First Impressions

"Great price!"

In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

  • Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 56-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Features a 1-inch diameter by 6-inch long cylinder
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.38 x 10.38 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11450
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11450 Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(305 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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Wate...

User Ratings: 51 16

hygger First Impressions

"At about 2."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. What I love about this is the water return function. I would definitely recommend this product. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

  • 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Water Changer Sand Washer Filter Siphon Adjustable Length 12V 20W
  • FUNCTION 1 SAND WASHING: Electric operation, water flow up to 396GPH, more time and labor saving than manual operation, is your perfect choice. Use sand vacuum to meet your needs for washing sand and gravel. In addition, the accessorie has been upgraded with a filter sponge inside, which can block the sand from entering the motor pump and cause blockage.
  • FUNCTION 2 CLEANING: using the brush head, you can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank and brush the deposited stains on the bottom of the fish tank. Using the duckbill head, it can absorb the fish food and dung remaining at the bottom of the fish tank, and other large impurities. The control tube can be freely assembled, which can meet the fish tank of up to 40in.
  • FUNCTION 3 FILTRATION and WATER CHANGE: Use filter housing, you can directly drain clean water back into the tank. The filter material can be washed and used multiple times, and other filter materials can be replaced. Use water pipe, the water is directly flows out of the tank. It is suitable for very dirty fish tanks. It can also change and add water. The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL FISH TANK CLEANER: 5-in-1 functional clean pump, can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs. High-quality materials, wear-resistant and long service life. Safe to use, equipped with an external independent switch, the adapter is DC 12V, the power supply is UL certified, and can be used with confidence.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE: 5 functional head accessories-45 ° corner suction inlet, duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum), brush head, gravel washer(sand vacuum), 360 ° water intake strainer. 2 water outlet accessories-filter housing, outlet + water pipe. Other accessories-electric pump motor, long connecting tubes, small connector, three-way valve, handle, wire slot, power adapter, switch controller.
  • Power: 20W
  • H-MAX: 9.85ft
  • F-MAX: 396GPH
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. And the price is more than reasonable. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them.

Overall Score
3.8


(118 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Adnikia
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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