Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aquatrone Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow ...

User Ratings: 61 9

Aquatrone First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. This gravel vacuum works very well. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow Controller - Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum - Aquarium Water Changer - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Siphon
  • PREVENT BUILT UP OF DEBRIS - Our aquarium siphon is used to remove any uneaten food or detritus that are trapped in the gravel which can be fatal to aquarium inhabitants if not removed. Do water changes easily with our fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner to reduce toxic ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water column, keeping your fishes happy and healthy.
  • DRAIN YOUR AQUARIUM WITH A FEW SQUEEZES - No more sucking on the hose risking dirty aquarium water from entering your mouth or scooping aquarium water from your fish tank to the bucket, spilling aquarium water on the floor creating a mess with the use of our aquarium gravel vacuum. Our aquarium water changer comes with a priming bulb to get the water flowing from your aquarium to the bucket, simply by squeezing the priming bulb for a few times. Aquarium maintenance made easy!
  • FISH SAFE - Our flexible aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner is meticulously designed using BPA free durable plastic. Each nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the gravel cleaner and hurting your precious fishes.
  • HANDS-FREE - Suitable for aquariums with a height of 4 to 20 inches. Aquatrone's fish tank vacuum comes with a hose holder and a suction cup which holds the nozzle snugly onto glass, allowing you to drain your aquarium without having to hold the gravel vacuum, giving you time to clean your fish tank equipment in the meantime. Shorter time needed for aquarium maintenance!
  • VERSATILE - Our high quality fish tank gravel cleaner comes with 2 types of specialized nozzle. The short nozzle is for draining the aquarium while the long nozzle is for cleaning the gravel, by removing leftover food and debris that are trapped in the gravel. Aquatrone's fish tank gravel vacuum comes with a flow controller for easy control of the rate of draining. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Aquatrone
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatrone
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Aquatrone Final Thoughts

"Great purchase!"

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(734 Points)

2. Fluval Medium/Large Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 11081

User Ratings: 55 14

Fluval 11081 First Impressions

"Works great."

Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Returned, but agreed to try another one. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. They more than helped me resolve my situation. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • Fluval Medium/Large Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 11081
  • Easy Start siphon for quick priming - starts with just a couple of pumps
  • Thumb-operated flow regulator allows you to adjust speed as you clean
  • Gravel guard prevents clogging ; Tube extension included for larger tanks and hard to reach areas
  • Suitable for all substrates (sand, gravel, rock)
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums, with a depth up to 24 in (60cm)
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 7.2 x 17.5 inches; 14.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11081
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Fluval 11081 Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.9


(139 Points)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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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)

4. Lukovee Fish Aquarium Cleaner, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Water and Sand Changer Device with Stressles...

User Ratings: 51 10

Lukovee First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Lukovee Fish Aquarium Cleaner, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Water and Sand Changer Device with Stressless Syphon Starter Water Flow Control Clamp Long Flexible Pipe Perfect for Cleaning Small Fish Tanks
  • ➤ 5 IN 1 Multifunctional ---This fish tank water pump for cleaning gravel cleaner set is equipped with many accessories: Inlet tubes, Outlet hose, adjustable Water Flow Controller clamp, fixture clamp, fish net and glass scraper. No need for power, No need to immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, this manual gravel cleaning kit could safely help to aquarium water changing, scraping algae, sand washing, raking sand, excrement-absorbing.
  • ➤ Fit For All Aquarium --- This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (each 40cm/15.75in long), which can be connected by an orange connecting pipe to use. The 6 foot flexible outlet hose with water flow clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing, help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe, making your work efficiently and easily. It almost fits for all different-sized fish/plant/turtle aquariums tank.
  • ➤ Aquarium Fish Net & Filter Basket Net --- ①The size of fish net (Width: 3.9 inch; Length :12.2 inch) will be easily fit for most fishes and aquariums. Durable construction means it will not easy to bending or breaking. It also help catch those crafty, quick fish and clean out debris from the tank. ②Filter basket net in the tube effectively avoiding blocking by gravel and prevents smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus. It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • ➤ Simple Assembly, Easy Operation --- This fish tank gravel cleaner easy to use, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, Please remember to spin on the orange connector to install the extension tube, it's safe and tight. Then press the air pressure button with your palm until the water can flow out automatically. This product has a powerful suction, even a child can operate. The valve inside can prevent water from backflow.
  • ➤ 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! --- Lukovee aquarium gravel cleaner fish vacuum are designed to keep a healthy environment for our underwater friends. but if in any way you are not 100% satisfied with this aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us. We truly care about our customers! Just use it with confidence! We will provide every customer with the best service!
  • Suction Type: Manual pressing air pump button
  • Inlet Pipe Length: each 40cm/ 15.7inch
  • Outlet Hose Length: 204cm/ 80.3inch
  • Manufacture: Lukovee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lukovee
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Lukovee Final Thoughts

"I love this."

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

Overall Score
3.9


(100 Points)

5. Superfish Aquavac

User Ratings: 52 7

Superfish 544075 First Impressions

"No spills and SO easy!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • Superfish Aquavac
  • Sold by Get Pet Supplies, only the best for your pet.
  • This Superfish product is dispatched from the UK.
  • Delivery available to UK and International addresses.
  • Manufacture: Superfish
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches; 7.05 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Superfish 544075
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Superfish 544075 Final Thoughts

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

Returned, but agreed to try another one. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I just pump the water directly into my sump. At first I was furious with this thing. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely.

Overall Score
4.1


(8 Points)

6. Lee's GravelVac Manual Valve Kit

Lee's 11587 First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. I would definitely recommend this product. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

  • Lee's GravelVac Manual Valve Kit
  • The Manual Valve Kit makes it easy to turn the water on/off temporarily
  • with just a twist of a knob
  • saving trips to and from the faucet
  • Made in the USA
  • Aquarium maintenance made easy
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4.88 x 1.63 x 7.13 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11587
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Lee's 11587 Final Thoughts

"It's a great product."

Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. 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. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

7. GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aq...

User Ratings: 33

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"This works really well."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. What I love about this is the water return function. I found that it's difficult to use. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aquarium Cleaner Without Batteries for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • 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.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.
  • 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.
  • Customer Service:Your satisfaction is our utmost concern,please check the applicable model you need before purchasing our products. If you have any questions about the product size, please feel free to email us. Our customer service will try our best to give you a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Cusco
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GOTOTOP
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"Treat that water."

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it.

Overall Score
3.7


(3 Points)

8. HIRO AQUATICS Nano Aquarium Cleaner Kit/Long Nozzle Water Changer for Nano Tank Water Changing

User Ratings: 53 13

HIRO AQUATICS First Impressions

"4- Finally a solution!"

Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • HIRO AQUATICS Nano Aquarium Cleaner Kit/Long Nozzle Water Changer for Nano Tank Water Changing
  • It is ideal for cleaning mini/nano fish tanks or small betta fish tanks
  • It includes a thinner water tubing (1/4 '' ID) transports water in a longer time (Max Flow Rate is 0.4 Gal/min), leaving you enough time to clean the nano tanks and suck away the fish droppings
  • With the thinner cleaning straw, it is easy to get into the tight spots between rocks, wood, and plants and get them cleaned.
  • Two plastic cleaning straws included which can be connected to reach a 20-inch length
  • Free lifetime tech support from GA, USA
  • Manufacture: MOSART USA LLC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HIRO AQUATICS
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HIRO AQUATICS Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I just pump the water directly into my sump. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
3.9


(54 Points)

9. Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large

User Ratings: 76 10

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Well worth it."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls.

  • Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large
  • For freshwater, saltwater or aquatic turtle aquariums
  • Strong suction
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1.23 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. And the price is more than reasonable.

Overall Score
4.4


(23 Points)

10. Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap

User Ratings: 85

Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply First Impressions

"Great price!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

  • Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap
  • BPA Free
  • Made in USA
  • Manufacture: Luzon Distributors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply
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Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Final Thoughts

"Amazing little siphon!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. What I love about this is the water return function. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
4.8


(73 Points)

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