Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Fluval Aqua Pro Vac Gravel Cleaner, 36 CIN

User Ratings: 58 7

Fluval 11077 First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Fluval Aqua Pro Vac Gravel Cleaner, 36 CIN
  • Powerful suction and an optional long-reach nozzle easily remove waste and debris
  • Ideal for super quick and effective cleaning
  • Convenient battery powered operation and replaceable filters
  • Waterproof vacuum doubles as both gravel cleaner and water change system
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 2.56 x 3.15 x 15.75 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11077
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval 11077 Final Thoughts

"It's a great product."

I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(385 Points)

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2. Fluval Gravel Cleaner Kit, A370, Black

User Ratings: 64 4

Fluval A370 First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

I should have believed the other reviews. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! That said, the results were excellent. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

  • Fluval Gravel Cleaner Kit, A370, Black
  • Effectively traps dirt and debris
  • Integrated Filter housing with fine and super fine vacuum Bags (item # a372 and a373 - sold separately)
  • Thumb-operated flow control; gravel Guard prevents clogging
  • Vacuum head with grooved design for efficient debris Collection
  • For use in freshwater and Saltwater aquariums
  • The product is black with red and green pieces
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 9 x 14.7 inches; 2.78 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A370
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval A370 Final Thoughts

"Great design."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. They more than helped me resolve my situation. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. 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. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(279 Points)

3. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.2']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

[star rating="3.9"]
(139 Points)

4. Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057

User Ratings: 56 6

Fluval 11057 First Impressions

"I love it."

I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. What I love about this is the water return function. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057
  • Convenient and effective tool for cleaning aquariums
  • Sucks up dirt and debris from aquarium
  • Built in gravel guard to prevent clogging
  • Equipped with 15 inch long tube plus an additional 15 inch extension tube
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 12.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11057
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Fluval 11057 Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. At first I was furious with this thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(110 Points)

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5. Fluval GravelVAC Multi Substrate Cleaner Small (50cm)

User Ratings: 61 11

Fluval 11080 First Impressions

"Doesn't work."

It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Returned, but agreed to try another one. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

  • Fluval GravelVAC Multi Substrate Cleaner Small (50cm)
  • 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 20 in (50.8 cm)
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 5.2 x 14.7 inches; 7.94 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11080
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Fluval 11080 Final Thoughts

"This will not rep!"

Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(84 Points)

6. Fluval Fine Vacuum Bag for Gravel Cleaner Kit (2 Pack), A372

User Ratings: 77 2

Fluval A372 First Impressions

"Hope this helps."

But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • Fluval Fine Vacuum Bag for Gravel Cleaner Kit (2 Pack), A372
  • Compatible with the Fluval FX Gravel Vacuum (Item #A370 - sold separately)
  • Provides a deep clean, reducing water change frequency
  • Recommended replacement after 2 uses
  • Country Of Origin: Italy
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.2 x 6 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A372
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Fluval A372 Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(67 Points)

7. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Kit with Air-Pressing Button for Water Chang...

User Ratings: 47 14

Sammiu First Impressions

"I just can't use it."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Kit with Air-Pressing Button for Water Changing, Sand Washing, Absorption of Feces
  • 5 IN 1 Multifunctional: Water changing, sand washing,excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. Do not need to energize, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly , separates and removes debris from your aquarium.avoid smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus
  • Easy to Use: Connect the inlet and outlet pipe and put water inlet into a fish tank and the outlet into a bucket.just press the air-pressing button to pump water out.allow one-hand operation, let your hands free.
  • Fitting Different Size: 2 inlet tubes (40cm+40cm) can be combined together.suitable for fish tanks up to the depth of 90cm. Note: The position of water outlet must be lower than the inlet (at least 50cm)
  • Changing Water is No Longer a Difficulty: This fish tank cleaner kit helps you clean up your fish tank efficiently and quickly! will not hurt any aquarium life when in use!Perfect for drainage, cleaning fish leftover food, droppings and fine gravel.create clean underwater environment for your aquarium inhabitants!
  • 1 *Air-pressing button
  • 1 x Water Flow Clamp
  • 1 x Fixture Clamp
  • Manufacture: Sammiu
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sammiu
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Sammiu Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. As you can see from the photo, it works great! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(23 Points)

8. Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M

User Ratings: 45 28

uxcell a14120500ux0109 First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Returned, but agreed to try another one. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

  • Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M
  • Product Name : Cleaner Pump;Length : 1.7m/5.6ft
  • Color : Blue White
  • Material : Plastic
  • Net Weight : 92g
  • Package Content : 1 x Cleaner Pump
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a14120500ux0109
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.3']

uxcell a14120500ux0109 Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

And the price is more than reasonable. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I would definitely recommend this product. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(8 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

[star rating="3.7"]
(8 Points)

10. Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer

User Ratings: 37 31

WAGA First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. And the price is more than reasonable. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. What I love about this is the water return function.

  • Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer
  • 1. Put water changer in the fish tank on the other end of the water outlet in the bucket.
  • 2. Open the tap (without the tap can be omitted this step).
  • 3. Extruded lightly the gas chamber and adjust the inlet position to the water intake in time.
  • 4. Remove the characteristics of the feces or sundries in the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WAGA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WAGA
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.9']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

WAGA Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I wish i had bought this the first time. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. They more than helped me resolve my situation.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(3 Points)

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