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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(385 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(110 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Fluval Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(67 Points)

7. KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer

KISSFRIDAY First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. 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. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again.

  • KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer
  • Material:PVC+Rubber+Copper
  • The length of a single tube is about 100cm, the diameter is about 1cm, the size of the rubber ball is about 11cm, the diameter is about 4cm, and the error is about 1cm.
  • Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • Easy to put away with a hose strap.
  • The perfect home accessory.
  • Manufacture: Shumeng
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KISSFRIDAY
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KISSFRIDAY Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and Filter Gravel...

User Ratings: 59 9

SSRIVER First Impressions

"Debris gets sucked up."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I just pump the water directly into my sump. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and Filter Gravel Cleaning with Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller- BPA Free
  • HANDY DESINGN: With well-formed shape, compact structure with 2pcs water inlet tubes(15.74in*2), it is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • PREVENT BLOCKING: aquarium gravel filter cleaner can replace the water and keep water fresh,with filter basket in the tube, effectively avoiding blocking by gravel.It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium.
  • EASY TO USE: just press the air-pressing button to pump water out, Equipped with flow adjuster,easy to install and operate.Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is perfect for cleaning up your aquarium.
  • EQUIPPED WITH MANY ACCESSORIEC: soft hose, water flow clamp, Glass scraper(Clean up algae and stains on the fish tank),hose clamp and anti-back flow valve design.Valve is already installed, you don't need to install it again.
  • transparent: We strive for satisfaction rating with all of our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Manufacture: SSRIVER
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SSRIVER
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SSRIVER Final Thoughts

"The primer pump works."

I wish i had bought this the first time. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I wish i had bought this the first time.

Overall Score
4.1


(1610 Points)

9. JJMG Aquarium Water Changer Siphon With Airbag, Filter And Water Flow Controller Fish Tank Cleaning ...

JJMG First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. That said, the results were excellent. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

  • JJMG Aquarium Water Changer Siphon With Airbag, Filter And Water Flow Controller Fish Tank Cleaning Kit For Water Changing And Gravel Cleaning
  • SAFE MATERIAL FOR YOUR FISH AND ENVIRONMENT - Made Of Lightweight, High Quality, Durable, Sturdy, Environment-Friendly BPA-Free ABS Plastic.
  • PREMIUM SILICONE SIPHON PUMP - Helps You Save More Time And Be More Efficient When Cleaning Your Fish Tank. Just Squeeze The Suction Balloon Softly So That The Water Can Be Sucked Up And Flows Out Automatically. Thicker Than The Other Brand.
  • LARGE SUCTION CUP WITH FILTER DESIGN - It Is Specially Designed For Gravel Cleaning. You Can Dig It Right Into The Gravel. Place The Filter Of The Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner On To Gravel To Clean Gravel While Making A Regular Water Change. Water Will Flow Quickly Thru And The Filter Will Separate Gravel From Debris. Big Hard Vacuum Cup Makes Cleaning Around And Under Stones, Wood, Plants, Fish And Corals Easier.
  • FLOW CONTROL TAPE - Easily Stop Waterflow When The Bucket Nearly Overflow. No More Spilling On The Ground When You’re Done Cleaning.
  • EASY TO USE - Simply Insert The Filter Of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum Into Fish Tank And Gently Squeeze The Pump So That The Water Can Be Sucked Up And Flows Out Automatically. You Can Change The Fish Tank Water And Clean The Gravel/Sand Easily And Quickly While The Fish, Plant Or Gravel Will Stay In Place.
  • Manufacture: JJMG
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JJMG
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JJMG Final Thoughts

"Hope that made sense!"

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. 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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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