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. 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)

3. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Tom Aquarium Mr. Cleaner Ba...

User Ratings: 40 18

Koller Products TM1096 First Impressions

"4- Finally a solution!"

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I found that it's difficult to use. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I just pump the water directly into my sump. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Tom Aquarium Mr. Cleaner Battery-Operated Gravel Siphon
  • 3-in-1 aquarium cleaning tool siphons water, removes algae, and cleans gravel
  • Ideal for spot cleaning and getting to difficult-to-reach areas; ideal for siphoning nano tanks
  • Nylon bag quickly traps debris and unwanted fish waste
  • Runs on two C-size batteries (not included)
  • Extendable from 8 to 16 inches
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 4 x 2 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1096
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Koller Products TM1096 Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. And the price is more than reasonable. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE.

Overall Score
3.5


(1022 Points)

4. Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large

User Ratings: 70 4

Python 16PC First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. You won't go wrong with this product. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. A little tricky with the hand pump.

  • Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • For aquariums from 20 to 55 gallons in size
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 8.05 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 16PC
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Python 16PC Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

I would definitely recommend this product. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I love this setup and how easy it was to use.

Overall Score
4.4


(5627 Points)

5. 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)

6. Python Faucet Adapter for Aquarium

User Ratings: 67 13

Python 13A First Impressions

"And it keeps flowing!"

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning.

  • Python Faucet Adapter for Aquarium
  • Fits any standard faucet
  • Solid plastic construction ensures durability and long-term use
  • Compatible with all Python No Spill Clean and Fill systems
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.02 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 13A
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Python 13A Final Thoughts

"I'm so happy this works!"

Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. 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. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(127 Points)

7. 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)

8. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves (18"), Keep Hands & Arms Dry, Ensures Regular Fish Tank Mainten...

User Ratings: 68

SunGrow First Impressions

"No suction."

It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves (18"), Keep Hands & Arms Dry, Ensures Regular Fish Tank Maintenance, Elastic forearm seals, Heavy-duty construction, 1-Pair
  • TAKING SMALL STEPS IS EVERYTHING --- Every aquarium owner knows how sensitive fish and aquatic life is. A direct contact of your skin with them or the water that they live in, may make their inhabitants ill. To avoid this unfortunate situation, 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 --- A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove is not waterproof. The pair of gloves is perfectly fit for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 18 inches (45 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.
  • DIFFERENT ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, scrubbing the bathroom and dish washing.
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Would def recommend!"

I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

Overall Score
4.4


(31 Points)

9. Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Fee...

User Ratings: 41 16

Pssopp First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Feeder Water Transfer Tool with Extension Tube
  • 【Keep Your Fish Tank Clean】The Fish Tank Dropper can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom. It is perfect for stirring up waste in the bottom of the tank and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【4 Scales on the Pipe】With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml). This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【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 product before use.
  • 【Widely Used】This Pipette Graduated 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.
  • 【High Quality】Our fish tank water changer is made of non-toxic plastic material, will not harm your fish.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
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Pssopp Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
3.7


(8 Points)

10. ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool

User Ratings: 48 29

ZZH 147143-ZZH213248 First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. You won't go wrong with this product. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank.

  • ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool
  • .ZZH-Material: Plastic
  • .ZZH-Ideal for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • .ZZH-Size: length 50cm
  • .ZZH-Tongs attachment can be used to plant aquarium plants or to pick up objects
  • .ZZH-ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool
  • Manufacture: ZZH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZZH 147143-ZZH213248
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ZZH 147143-ZZH213248 Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I wish i had bought this the first time. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

Overall Score
3.3


(13 Points)

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