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 [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

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

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

2. HS Aquatics Ville 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe Aquarium Water Changer Pump Pipe Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 39 23

Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I would definitely recommend this product. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

  • HS Aquatics Ville 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe Aquarium Water Changer Pump Pipe Gravel Cleaner
  • 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe For Aquarium.
  • Fit For All Aquarium And Fish Tank.
  • A Couple Of Squeezes On The Hand Pump Is All That Is Needed To Get The Pump Working.
  • The Simple And Easy Way To Change The Water In Your Aquarium.
  • Fish Aquarium Cleaning Pipe Siphon Pipe.
  • Manufacture: Happie Shop
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 1.57 x 2.36 inches; 1.76 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.9']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe Final Thoughts

"Very easy clean up!"

In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. As you can see from the photo, it works great!

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(342 Points)

3. ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fi...

User Ratings: 50

ACEONE First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I have been looking for this for years. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly.

  • ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • 【Qualified Material】 Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • 【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 item before use.
  • 【Scales Design】 With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【Keep Fish Tank Clean】 The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. Perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【Widely Use】 This Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing and living feed or small particles of liquid feed.
  • Manufacture: ACEONE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACEONE
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

ACEONE Final Thoughts

"So that was MY BAD."

The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. This thing does both at the same time and quickly.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2 Points)

4. AquaTop Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Vaccum Cleaner

User Ratings: 35 35

AquaTop First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

I wish i had bought this the first time. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. They more than helped me resolve my situation. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

  • AquaTop Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Vaccum Cleaner
  • Recommended for 20-55 Gal Tanks
  • Unique Ball Valve Siphon
  • Integrated Gravel/Fish Guard
  • On/Off Flow Control Valve
  • Length: 8ft (Including hose & gravel head)
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.6']

AquaTop Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(3 Points)

5. 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 [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

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

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

6. SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Be...

User Ratings: 66 4

SunGrow First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Bendable 61’’ Stainless Steel Spring, for U-Shape and Bent Pipes
  • ✔PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO REMOVE DIRT OF AQUARIUM FILTER TUBING --- As residuals can easily form inside the tubes of your tank’s canister filter, you will need a tool to clear these all out. Double Ended Brush Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber by SunGrow can assist you with this task to maximize potential usage of your filter. The larger brush fits right into the handle and catches everything in its path. The smaller brush, on the other hand, can get into tight spaces and leaves no visible residue.
  • ✔DURABLE AND NOT PRONE TO DEFORMATION --- Made from superior quality stainless spring, it is perfect to tidy up the interior of assorted hoses. It can’t be easily broken and won’t rust. Brushes are also soft, and you can also use this tool numerous times without being deformed.
  • ✔BENDABLE AND FLEXIBLE --- Brushes are circular and bristly which are firmly connected to flexible springs that can reach deep into the hose. The ends can also be bent to reach into the hard U-shapes of filter intake tubes.
  • ✔EASY TO USE --- Find the right end for the brush that you will use and just push it into the pipe gently in the back and forth motion. Work further inside the tube and avoid any forceful action as you try to remove dirt. Once done, just wash with a mild detergent and warm water then thoroughly rinse with cool water.
  • ✔MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS --- Aside from being the perfect brush for your aquarium equipment, you can likewise use this for your toilet and kitchen. It will also not disappoint when you plan on utilizing this tool to any bent tube and pipe.
  • Two-sized Brushes for Canister Filter Maintenance
  • Bendable and Flexible High-Quality Stainless-Steel Spring
  • Useful for Bent Pipes and U-shape Tubes
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free.

Overall Score
4.4

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

7. Lee's Large Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 71 8

Lee's 11470 First Impressions

"Hope this helps someone."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. This gravel vacuum works very well. You won't go wrong with this product.

  • Lee's Large Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 72-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Designed to separate debris from gravel and remove it from the aquarium during routine water changes
  • Made in the USA
  • Features a 2-inch diameter by 16-inch long cylinder
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.38 x 19.25 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11470
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Lee's 11470 Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I would definitely recommend this product. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(28 Points)

8. Python Pro-Clean Aquarium Gravel Washer/Siphon Kit, Medium with Siphon Squeeze

User Ratings: 62 5

Python PCSMD First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I have been looking for this for years. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • Python Pro-Clean Aquarium Gravel Washer/Siphon Kit, Medium with Siphon Squeeze
  • Includes the Python Squeeze Siphon Starter
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • For aquariums up to 20 gallons in size
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python PCSMD
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Python PCSMD Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. 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 have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(851 Points)

9. Shoresu Aquarium Clean Tool Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Pump Portable Blue

Shoresu First Impressions

"4- Finally a solution!"

I just pump the water directly into my sump. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

  • Shoresu Aquarium Clean Tool Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Pump Portable Blue
  • ♥ Easy to use water change, sucking fish feces and measuring, the maximum water absorption is 30ml.
  • ♥ Clean your gravel, siphon the dirt out while you are doing water change.
  • ♥ Material: Plastic
  • ♥ Quantity: 1 x Aquarium Cleaner Pump
  • ♥ Customer Satisfaction is Our Great Passion: Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! please be free to contact us if you are not satisfied for any reason
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Shoresu
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Shoresu Final Thoughts

"It is fine for my needs."

I found that it's difficult to use. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

10. 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)

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