Editor's Choice - Our Favorite GreenJoy Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1 & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner - Siphon Vacuum...

User Ratings: 50 9

GreenJoy First Impressions

"No spills and SO easy!"

I love this setup and how easy it was to use. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I may modify mine to be more robust. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1 & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner - Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner(25-65 gallons)
  • Including: Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers 5 in 1 and Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner.
  • Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers 5 in 1 includes: fish net, gravel rake, scraping algae, fork and sponge brush, can be easily assembled and disassembled with the strap.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: Easy-to-use water change and sand clean, keep your fishes safe.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: The soft hose can reach everywhere without difficulty, the gravel washer can be easy to clean the sand and sweep up the trash at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Note: Please wash the product after cleaning the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: Cool Cool Shop
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GreenJoy
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GreenJoy Final Thoughts

"Fantastic."

As you can see from the photo, it works great! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. Returned, but agreed to try another one. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

Overall Score
3.9


(550 Points)

2. GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vac...

User Ratings: 45 26

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"Another tip."

I wish i had bought this the first time. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. 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. This gravel vacuum works very well. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

  • GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vacuum Filter with Other Accessories for Big and Small Tank Water Changing and Sand Clean
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.
  • Keep Clean: 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 tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • 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, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: GOTOTOP
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GOTOTOP
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
3.3


(10 Points)

3. Wadoy 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Grave...

wadoy First Impressions

"Stay tuned."

It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. That said, the results were excellent. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks.

  • Wadoy 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning ,with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe. Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner Kit
  • 1.5 IN 1 Multifunction: This Gravel Cleaning Kit Can Safely Help The Aquarium to Change Water, Wash Sand, Absorb Feces, Rake Sand, And Scrape Algae.
  • 2.Easy to Use:Easy to inatsll And The soft hose can reach everywhere without difficulty, the gravel washer can be easy to clean the sand and sweep up the trash at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • 3.Flexible and Efficent :Flexible transparent hose up to 20mm in diameter, non-toxic and odorless, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank
  • 4.Equipped with many Accessories: 2 Inlet Tubes, 1 Outlet Hose, 1 Orange Connector, 1 Filter Basket And 1 Glass Scraper. Can save a lot of money
  • 5.Money -Back Guarantee:For Any Reason You're Not Completely Satisfied, You Can Ask for A Replacement Or Full Refund.Just Use It with Confidence!
  • Manufacture: Wadoy
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 3.94 x 15.94 inches; 13.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The wadoy
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

wadoy Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

4. AIBAO Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner Water Changer - A Manual Siphon Pump to Drain Awa...

User Ratings: 54 12

AIBAO First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! And the price is more than reasonable. A little tricky with the hand pump. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • AIBAO Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner Water Changer - A Manual Siphon Pump to Drain Away Water in Minutes
  • 【3 IN 1 FUNCTION AND COST-EFFECTIVE】AIBAO Aquarium cleaner can be used as water changer,sand washing and gravel cleaner. Giving your precious fish a healthy and favorable living environment.Many fish or tortoise tank accessories are overpriced. This simple, high-quality product does the same job of a much more expensive siphon.
  • 【EASY TO USE】No more scooping up dirty water with a pail! Use the principle of siphon to operate, All you need to do is to pinch the blue SIPHON BALL 3-6 times, the water will flow out from the nozzle automatically. When cleaning sand, the filter can protect small sand and fish from being sucked in. Unplug the filter, the suction power will increase, and the dirt in the fish tank can be absorbed.
  • 【BAP FREE MATERIAL AND EASY TO STORE】Every component of AIBAO aquarium kits is made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't be too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.The entire water changer can be disassembled into 4 small parts, which does not take up a lot of space and can be conveniently stored in a drawer or a bag.
  • 【PERFECT AND SAFE FOR REGULAR WATER CHANGE】No Messy drips, and a sturdy outlet valve to improve suction. You can clear 30L water in about 5 minutes. Each nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the gravel cleaner and hurting your precious fishes. Water Changer Siphons use on medium, large, extra large gallon tanks 20 to 50 gal.
  • 【CUSTOMER SERVICE】Any questions can consult with us. We pay attention to EVERY customer feedback and adjust every detail to ensure quality and satisfaction.
  • Manufacture: AIBAO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AIBAO
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  • Value For Money
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AIBAO Final Thoughts

"I'm so happy this works!"

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy.

Overall Score
3.9


(158 Points)

5. Penn-Plax GV9 Aquarium Gravel Vac, 9" | Makes Cleaner Your Tank Quicker and Easier

User Ratings: 48 21

Penn-Plax GV9 First Impressions

"I totally recommend this."

That said, the results were excellent. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

  • Penn-Plax GV9 Aquarium Gravel Vac, 9" | Makes Cleaner Your Tank Quicker and Easier
  • 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
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 17.75 x 8.75 inches; 2.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax GV9
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax GV9 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution.

Overall Score
3.7


(25 Points)

6. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"Debris gets sucked up."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Laifoo Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

Overall Score
4.4


(668 Points)

7. HURRISE Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Gravel Cleaning Tools Battery-Powered Aquarium Cle...

User Ratings: 62

HURRISE First Impressions

"I am so glad I did."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

  • HURRISE Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Gravel Cleaning Tools Battery-Powered Aquarium Cleaner for Filter Gravel Cleaning Water Changing
  • Battery powered - safe for you and your fish.
  • Can also be used to siphon the water out for a water change.
  • Cleaning your gravel and catch dirt without doing a water change.
  • It sucks the dirt with water through a filter bag.
  • Height Adjustable from 40cm to 95cm.
  • Manufacture: HURRISE
  • Product Dimensions: 17.72 x 5.12 x 2.76 inches; 13.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HURRISE
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HURRISE Final Thoughts

"At about 2."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. As you can see from the photo, it works great! It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device.

Overall Score
3.8


(3 Points)

8. Python 4129 Gravel Tube for No Spill Clean & Fill System

User Ratings: 73

Python 4129 First Impressions

"It comes today."

I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop.

  • Python 4129 Gravel Tube for No Spill Clean & Fill System
  • This Product Is Easy To Use
  • This Product Adds A Great Value
  • This Product Is Manufactured In United States
  • Package Dimensions: 72.0" L X 3.8" W X 0.3" H
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 3.8 x 0.3 inches; 1.01 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 4129
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 4129 Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

9. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 52 12

Hagen 11062 First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have been looking for this for years. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium
  • Exclusive gravel guard cleans while keeping gravel in the tank
  • Quick and hassle-free start-up
  • Non-kinking hose
  • Oval shape for easy access to corners
  • 15-inch cleaning tube, 2.5-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube and clip
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.82 x 10.4 inches; 0.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11062
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hagen 11062 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. You won't go wrong with this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I have been looking for this for years.

Overall Score
4.0


(357 Points)

10. Aquarium Easy Start Aquarium Water Syphon With Flow Control Tap

Aquarium H2o First Impressions

"Well worth it."

As you can see from the photo, it works great! I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. You won't go wrong with this product. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. This gravel vacuum works very well. I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Aquarium Easy Start Aquarium Water Syphon With Flow Control Tap
  • On/Off Flow Control Tap
  • Long Flow Pump With Gravel Trap
  • Additional Hose can be Added To Make Discharge Pipe Longer If Needed (Not Supplied)
  • Manufacture: United Aquatics LLC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium H2o
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aquarium H2o Final Thoughts

"The thing is huge, too."

Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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