Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106229 First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom.

  • Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for Aquariums: 15-35 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 18.3 x 1.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106229
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106229 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

I am so glad to have this for my fish care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

Overall Score
4.2


(4836 Points)

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2. Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch

User Ratings: 60 10

Aqueon 100106232 First Impressions

"They are very well made."

Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I should have believed the other reviews. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • 6 foot flexible hose with clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Makes routine water changes easier
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion
  • Removes dirty water
  • Vacuums out the debris in grave
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 19.3 x 4 inches; 1.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106232
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106232 Final Thoughts

"Just saying."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.0


(976 Points)

3. Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches

User Ratings: 65 3

Aqueon 100106091 First Impressions

"No biggie."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

  • Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches
  • Has a longer reach for deeper tanks
  • Easy and efficient for any level aquarist
  • Easy to clean
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 8.7 x 2 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106091
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106091 Final Thoughts

"Would def recommend!"

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

Overall Score
4.5


(54 Points)

4. Aqueon Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender

User Ratings: 51 7

Aqueon 100106227 First Impressions

"Still working great."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

  • Aqueon Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for Aquariums: 5-15 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 18.4 x 1.3 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106227
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106227 Final Thoughts

"This works really well."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I found that it's difficult to use. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(27 Points)

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5. Aqueon 25 ft Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner & Water Changer Vacuum

User Ratings: 78 11

Aqueon First Impressions

"Great value!"

Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it.

  • Aqueon 25 ft Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner & Water Changer Vacuum
  • The Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer with 25 ft Hose was developed to make routine water changes and vacuuming gravel easy and efficient for any level aquarist
  • Complete water flow control prevents spillage, facilitates more complete, thorough cleaning and eliminates the need for lifting heavy buckets of water
  • 11" gravel tube with built-in water flow control valve
  • Water flow sink attachment with adjustable splash reducing guard
  • Multi-connection faucet adaptor
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon Final Thoughts

"I have double stands."

I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. 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. They more than helped me resolve my situation. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LL Products
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube Extension, 20-Feet

User Ratings: 90 1

Python 20EX First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I have been looking for this for years. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! The costomer service for this company is wonderful. This gravel vacuum works very well.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube Extension, 20-Feet
  • Easily Extends Your No Spill Clean And Fill System
  • Includes Male And Female Adapters
  • Easy Installation
  • Package Dimensions: 18.0" L X 17.0" W X 1.0" H
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Part Number: 20EX
  • Item Weight: 2.09 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 1 inches
  • Size: 20'
  • Color: Original Version
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 20EX
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 20EX Final Thoughts

"It's a great product."

I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I just pump the water directly into my sump. As you can see from the photo, it works great!

Overall Score
4.8


(437 Points)

8. Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water ...

Genrics First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

  • Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water Changer Sand Cleaner Feces Absorber
  • 【3-in-1 Function】Seven Master Gravel Cleaner allows your clean job be easier. Function 1-Water changing: Air-pressing button has good resilience, strong and durable, high efficiency of water change without getting wet. Function 2-Sand Washing: Built-in strainer, wash sand quickly to prevent your beloved fish and sand from being sucked out. Function 3-Excrement absorbing: Equipped with duckbill suction inlet accessory, easy to suck feces away
  • 【Considerate Design】Humanized design air-pressing button to ensure that the inlet pipe quickly filled with water. Equipped with fixture clamps to fixture clamp above and lower, and water flow can be adjusted as needed
  • 【Easy to Use】Press the air-pressing button with fingers lightly, and make sure that the inlet pipe filled with water and the water flows out automatically. You can easily and effectively clean of interior aquarium panes and absorb the residue. Its detachable structure makes it more convenient for storage and cleaning
  • 【Working Principle】Using siphon principle, the water will flow from the high to the low(ps: The outlet can work when it's below the water level).Suitable for various fish tank and aquarium height: <31.5inch
  • 【Accessories Include】2 * Inlet Pipe; 1 * Outlet Water Hose; 1 * Outlet Connector; 1 * Air-pressing Button; 3 * Fixture Clamp; 1 * Duckbill Suction; 1 * Inlet Pipe Connector; 1 * User Manual
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
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Genrics Final Thoughts

"Great customer service."

I just left the spongy looking one. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Penn-Plax Gravel Vac Cleaner

User Ratings: 40 23

Penn-Plax GV16 First Impressions

"I love this."

It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • Penn-Plax Gravel Vac Cleaner
  • CLEANER, SCRAPER, AND SIPHON: designed to remove waste, dirt, and debris from your tank.
  • PERFECT FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: it's easy to use and produces great results
  • IT WON'T SCRATCH THE GLASS: you can clean above and below your gravel line without fear of scratching
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.25 x 8.8 x 23.3 inches; 14.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax GV16
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax GV16 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

I knew siphoning would be an issue,. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy.

Overall Score
3.3


(5 Points)

10. TOCO FREIDO Fish Tank Cleaner Kit, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner with Algae Scraper, Water F...

User Ratings: 53 16

TOCO FREIDO First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

I just pump the water directly into my sump. They more than helped me resolve my situation. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

  • TOCO FREIDO Fish Tank Cleaner Kit, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Tank, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • 1)【6 IN 1 AQUARIUM GRAVEL CLEANER FISH TANK CLEANER KIT】- 【PACKAGE INCLUDED】: Water changer set + Algae Scraper + Fishnet + Rake + Fork + Sponge. Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • 2)【ANTI-BACK FLOW VALVE DESIGN】 - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Note: Put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • 3)【EASY TO USE】 - Syphon pump is easy to grip, just squeeze the pump a few times, water will start flow automatically. High quality PVC tube won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use. (Note: The position of water outlet must be lower than the inlet.)
  • 4)【EASY TO INSTALL】 - The fish tank gravel cleaner can be split into different parts and you can adjust them as per your needs. Besides, it can be fixed on the fish tank to free your hands, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 5)【MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER TANK CLEANER KIT 】 Keep your hands dry and clean with this 5 in 1 multi-function aquarium cleaning tool. TOCO FREIDO fish tank cleaner great for cleaning and removing dirty debris from your tank and aquarium. All made of durable ABS plastic material, anti-rust
  • 1 x water changer set (cleaning the water and sand)
  • 1 x Fishnet (catching fish and aquatic plants)
  • 1 x Gravel Rake ( raking and cleaning gravel )
  • Manufacture: TOCO FREIDO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOCO FREIDO
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TOCO FREIDO Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I would definitely recommend this product. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable.

Overall Score
3.9


(71 Points)

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