Editor's Choice - Our Favorite boxtech Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"IT's SO easy to use."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy!

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: 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.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

What I love about this is the water return function. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.3


(653 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated boxtech Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water...

User Ratings: 55 14

boxtech First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. 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. I should have believed the other reviews. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water and Wash Sand Filter for Aquarium 10-200 Gallon
  • Multifunction Gravel Cleaner for Aquarium: Boxtech Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit with Water Changer+Sand Washer+Debris Cleaning+Water Filter+Water Shower+Water Flow 6 in 1 functions. Hmax can up to 118 inch, It takes only 0.3h to draw out a 180 gallon tank
  • Strong Power with Suction: Power is 28W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 256 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly
  • Safe & Durable: Only using DC12 Voltage power with UL certificated, Multi-page rotor spiral core, energy saving and preventing jamming, make sure it is safe to use for our customers and your love fish
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • Note: Only after putting the gravel vacuum cleaner into the fish tank water can it be turned on, otherwise it will stop working
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 6 inches; 2.2 Pounds
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I found that it's difficult to use. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
3.9


(482 Points)

3. Boxtech Aquarium Filter Bags, Fish Tank Filter Bags for Electric Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 71 4

boxtech 5346909782 First Impressions

"I just can't use it."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket.

  • Boxtech Aquarium Filter Bags, Fish Tank Filter Bags for Electric Gravel Cleaner
  • Soft Fabric : The gravel cleaner filter bags use cotton style of polyester fabric, which is soft, durable cleaning, no-odour, Non-toxic and BPA free, safe to use for your fish tank water filter.
  • Knitted Craft : It use knitted craft, high density and high permeability. Can filter various impurities in the aquarium effectively.
  • Easy to use : The aquarium filter bags mouth use flexible design, no need binding buckle to bind it. Just hold it on the filter outlet is ok.
  • Easy to Clean : Clean the aquarium filter bags by your hand every week to keep it cleaning, provide a cleaning environment for your fish.
  • Best Service : We are confident that you will love our fish tank filter bags. If you are not satisfied with this product for any reason, we offer full refund.
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 5.91 x 0.2 inches; 0.81 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech 5346909782
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boxtech 5346909782 Final Thoughts

"And it worked great."

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
4.4


(65 Points)

4. 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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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)

5. ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scr...

User Ratings: 54 10

ATPWONZ 120655 First Impressions

"Great value!"

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • Keep Your Tank Beautiful with Aquarium Cleaning Supplies and Fish Tank Kit Tools: Maintain the beauty of your aquarium as well as the health and vitality of your fish with adequate fish tank cleaner. this aquarium gravel vacuum can help you changing water, washing sand, absorbing excrement, raking sand, and scraping algae. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass t
  • With Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller: This gravel cleaner with air-pressing button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically.
  • 5 in 1 Multi-Function Aquarium Tank Cleaning Kit: This fish tank aquarium gravel cleaner kit coming with 2 inlet tubes (15.75in) and can fit all sizes of fish tanks, which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 6-foot flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • Prevent Blocking and Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus.Note: No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance.
  • Easy Operation and Easy to Install: Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. Equipped with a holder that can be attached to the aquarium to release hands for ease of use. It does not affect the normal activities of fish when used.
  • Manufacture: ATPWONZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATPWONZ 120655
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ATPWONZ 120655 Final Thoughts

"This will not rep!"

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. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.0


(76 Points)

6. Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools ...

User Ratings: 35 38

hygger First Impressions

"From aquarium to sink."

Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have been looking for this for years. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools Water Change for Fish Tank
  • Quick water change and easy gravel cleaning with Hygger Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit. DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze (NOT FOR FINE SAND)
  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner kit includes a non-slip handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 water pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter housing and 6.5 ft water pipe
  • Sand vacuum for cleaning coarse gravel(stone size over 5 mm), brush head for cleaning gravel-free aquarium's bottom, sand washing head attachment for cleaning pebbles, debris vacuum for vacuuming out fish waste, intake strainer for water changing and filter housing for trapping large particles
  • Build in 4 sections tubes, it can be extends from 11.4 inch to 32.7 inch which is long enough to clean up to 3.2 ft depth tank. Threads together with extension tightly no flexing, white seal ring prevents from leaking
  • Water pump provides strong water flow up to 396 GPH (6.6 Gallon per Minute), easy to assemble and detach, drains and fills aquarium rapidly and effectively
  • DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze.
  • This electric cleaner saves you plenty of time and energy on gravel cleaning and water change.
  • Powerful 20 W water pump water flow up to 396 GPH.
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

Overall Score
3.0


(9 Points)

7. VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water...

User Ratings: 53 12

VavoPaw First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

  • VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water Flow Controller, Extendable Pipe, Fish Tank Sand Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit - Black
  • 5 in 1 Function: This Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, which can be used for Sand Washing, Water Channging, Excrement Absorbing, Sand Raking, Fish Tank Glass Scraping and so on.
  • Convenient Air-pressing Button: Keep pressing until the water flows out automatically. Tips: Please keep the outlet below the inlet at least 19.69 inch / 50 cm when pumping water.
  • Easy to Use: It's convenient to install and easy to operate. Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank. Please note that the water outlet must lower at least 20 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which can protect little fish and small gravel from sucking out of the aquarium accidentally.
  • Included Glass Scraper: Clean your fish tank without scratching it. The dimension of the glass scraper is : 5.7 inch * 2.6 inch ( 14.5 cm * 6.7 cm ).
  • Manufacture: VavoPaw
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches; 10 Ounces
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VavoPaw Final Thoughts

"Love this product!"

I would definitely recommend this product. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I just left the spongy looking one. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
3.9


(161 Points)

8. POPETPOP 1.5M Aquarium Water Filter Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Pump H...

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • POPETPOP 1.5M Aquarium Water Filter Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Pump Hose for Water Changing and Sand Cleaning - White
  • Easy-to-use cleaner pump for aquarium.
  • Easy to install and use.
  • With this tool, you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.
  • Supplied with long suction pipe, it is suitable for both large and small aquariums.
  • Does not hurt any aquarium fish when using. Especially for small fish tank.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 70.87 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches; 2.12 Ounces
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POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Well worth it."

I should have believed the other reviews. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scrap...

User Ratings: 57 14

Yokgrass First Impressions

"Very simple."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I just left the spongy looking one. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I have large fish and large fish make large poop!

  • Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • AIR-PRESSING AND WATER FLOW CONTROLLER: This Air-pressing Button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically
  • 5 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass tanks
  • EXTENSION WATER INLET & OUTLET TUBES: This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (2*15.75in), which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 81 feet flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • FISH PROTECTOR: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT: The siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us.
  • Manufacture: Yokgrass
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Yokgrass Final Thoughts

"Doesn't work."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

Overall Score
4.0


(529 Points)

10. Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with A...

User Ratings: 63

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"No spills and SO easy!"

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. At first I was furious with this thing. They more than helped me resolve my situation. This gravel vacuum works very well.

  • Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with Algae Scraper Air-Pressing Button Adjustable Water Flow Controller for Cleaning Tank
  • The aquarium gravel cleaner kit has a three-in-one effect, which can be used for changing water, washing sand and scraping algae.
  • Materials-Made of high quality of ABS,transparent and soft.
  • Advantages-Equipped with two 40cm transparent tubes, convenient for you to use alternatel.The adjustable flow control can stop and flow at any time. The water flow clamp control the water flow between draining and gravel cleaning and a fixture clamp to fix the pipe to free your hands.The air-pressing button ensures one-hand operation and powerful suction.
  • Easy to use-It is convenient to operate and install .After the installation is completed, insert the inlet pipe into the tank and press the water changer button until the water enters the tank automatically.Lower the intake so as to suck up the sand and fish, etc
  • Size-Length of the Inlet Tubes: 15.7inch ,Length of the Soft Outlet Tube:81.4 inch
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I may modify mine to be more robust. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This gravel vacuum works very well. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This thing does both at the same time and quickly.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

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