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. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 24-Inch

User Ratings: 82 1

Python 940029 First Impressions

"Finally, I found this."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 24-Inch
  • Packaged with 2-1/2 feet of tubing and a female connector
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Compatible with the No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 940029
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 940029 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. This gravel vacuum works very well. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation.

Overall Score
4.7


(1413 Points)

8. WALOTAR Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner-30ft Long Hose Aquarium Vacuum Syphon Water Changing Pump Kit&Sand ...

User Ratings: 44 15

WALOTAR First Impressions

"I love this."

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! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

  • WALOTAR Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner-30ft Long Hose Aquarium Vacuum Syphon Water Changing Pump Kit&Sand Cleaning Washer Tools
  • 【Easy to Clean and Change Water 2 in 1 Function】- Siphon with filter can be used to change water, wash sand, scrape moss and absorb dirt, quiet and will not disturb fish.
  • 【30Ft Long Antifreeze Hose】- Flexible transparent hose up to 20mm in diameter, non-toxic and odorless, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank.
  • 【20In Long Gravel Cleaner】- Enough to clean every corner of the fish tank without wet hands, Quickly draining dirty water.
  • 【Applicable to All Kinds of Faucets】- Universal joints can be connected to all kinds of faucets, one-button disassembly, no longer worrying about not adapting.
  • 【A Variety of Accessories】- Also includes a water stop valve, hose bracket, hose storage straps, and we will provide a 100% satisfactory shopping experience, you can always contact us.
  • 30ft long antifreeze hose - f
  • lexible transparent hose up to 20mm in diametern
  • on-toxic and odorless, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank
  • Manufacture: WALOTAR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WALOTAR
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WALOTAR Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I should have believed the other reviews. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. They more than helped me resolve my situation. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.6


(249 Points)

9. LANDUM Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner

User Ratings: 53 47

LANDUM First Impressions

"I love this."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. At first I was furious with this thing. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy.

  • LANDUM Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner
  • Application: Easy to ues as a cleaner pump for aquarium.
  • Quality Workmanship: Made of high quality plastic material, non toxic, safe and durable
  • Advantage: Keep your fish healthy.
  • Special Design: Keep the aquarium clean and give your fish a nice living environment.
  • Package Include: 1 Piece x Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool
  • Manufacture: LANDUM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LANDUM
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LANDUM Final Thoughts

"Marvelous."

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.1


(2 Points)

10. ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer E...

User Ratings: 58 42

ZJchao First Impressions

"I love this."

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I have been looking for this for years. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

  • ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer Equiped with Extension Tube, Sand Algae Cleaner Filter
  • Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tak, also can drain out water through outlet pipe
  • Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tak size or the water level
  • The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • Powered by 2pcs
  • Top handle part can be hung on the edge of fish tak, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tak effortlessly
  • Manufacture: ZJchao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZJchao
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ZJchao Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. This gravel vacuum works very well.

Overall Score
3.3


(2 Points)

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