Editor's Choice - Our Favorite hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit...

User Ratings: 52 13

hygger First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. 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. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Water Hose Controller Clamp
  • 【3 in 1 Function】: ① Dirt Suction. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium equipped with a duckbill suction inlet accessory, and it is easy to suck the feces away. ② Sand Washing. Aquarium siphon with 3D Filter Basket Net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the aquarium. ③ Water Changing. Built-in dual airbags, atmospheric cavity, good resilience, effortless operation.
  • 【Working Principle】: Manual air-pressing. The upgraded part is equipped with a handle, which has more operating space and saves labor and brings convenience, by testing the fastest speed is to press 7 times. Sand Washer has 2 thickened airbags inside, which can pump water quickly. And using PP ABS materials, resistance to extrusion, do not worry about airbag damage and leakage, can be used for a long time.
  • 【Easy to Use】: Push the siphon switch of the aquarium siphon vacuum cleaner several times, and make sure that the inlet tube part is full of water, and then observe the outlet hose. After the water continuously flows out, you can stop push and observe whether it will automatically. If not, continue to operate until the water will flow out quickly and automatically. The sand can move up and down in the extension tube to remove debris from your aquarium.
  • 【Accessories Include】:1 *Air-pressing control body; 2 *Extension Inlet Tube; 1 *Extension tube connector; 1 *User Manual; 1 *Duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum); 1 *Outlet hose(79inch PVC Hose),the water pipe can be cut according to demand; 1 *Water Flow Clamp(Flow Control),easily adjust water flow; 1 *Fixture clamp(Water pipe clamp), freely fix, free your hands.
  • 【Wide Application】: Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, with spliced extension tubes, two-stage splicing combination, both large and small tanks are suitable, and extension tube can be installed according to demand.Four basic combinations(excluding handle length):2 tubes(31.4inch);2 tubes + head(34inch);1 tube(16inch);1 tube + head accessories(18inch).
  • 1 *Air-pressing control body
  • 2 *Extension Inlet Tube
  • 1 *Extension tube connector
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Amazing little siphon!"

Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Returned, but agreed to try another one. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

Overall Score
3.9


(1566 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated hygger Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control V...

User Ratings: 63 8

hygger First Impressions

"Then you vacuum."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control Valve
  • 【Quickly Change Water 】just use a long flexible hose and 2 flow valves, you can change the aquarium water more quicker and easier, no need electric, it's semi-automatic water changer suitable for medium and large fish tanks. No spill, no mess and no heavy lifting for changing dirty water and adding clean water
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Cleaning 】When you use this water changer to suck away aquarium dirty water, you can move the gravel tube to cleaning the gravel or install the duckbilled on to clean fish feces. With the pressure from the water, the gravels and sands can be sucked up to the gravel tube then to vacuum out the debris in gravel
  • 【Non-electric & Quiet】this aquarium water changer is not electric, no noise no disturb to your fish or plants. All you need to do is to control the 2 valves and open the faucet. With 2 orange built-in control valves on the water changer, to turn it on or off you just need to rotate the valve by 1/4 turn up or down. To add clean water in to aquarium, please remember to keep the water flow assembly valve closed, so when you open the faucet the water will flow into the hose
  • 【3 sizes available】choose the size according to the distance from your fish tank to the sink faucet, flexible water hose length available: 25ft, 33ft, 49ft. The inner diameter of the hose is 1/2 inch. Each pack comes with 2 seperate faucet female adaptors(13/16 inch, 15/16 inch) and one built-in faucet femal adaptor(1 inch), so the water changer can be used for most faucets
  • 【Easy to Install】It's very easy to use, attach the water flow assembly to the faucet. To change water, after connecting the flexible hose to the water flow assembly and the gravel tube, firstly you submerge the gravel tube in the aquarium tank and keep it's orange valve closed, secondly you keep the water flow assembly orange valve open and open the faucet, finally you open the gravel tube valve, the dirty water will be sucked into the hose and flow away
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
4.2


(189 Points)

3. 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Wate...

User Ratings: 51 16

hygger First Impressions

"At about 2."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. What I love about this is the water return function. I would definitely recommend this product. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

  • 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Water Changer Sand Washer Filter Siphon Adjustable Length 12V 20W
  • FUNCTION 1 SAND WASHING: Electric operation, water flow up to 396GPH, more time and labor saving than manual operation, is your perfect choice. Use sand vacuum to meet your needs for washing sand and gravel. In addition, the accessorie has been upgraded with a filter sponge inside, which can block the sand from entering the motor pump and cause blockage.
  • FUNCTION 2 CLEANING: using the brush head, you can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank and brush the deposited stains on the bottom of the fish tank. Using the duckbill head, it can absorb the fish food and dung remaining at the bottom of the fish tank, and other large impurities. The control tube can be freely assembled, which can meet the fish tank of up to 40in.
  • FUNCTION 3 FILTRATION and WATER CHANGE: Use filter housing, you can directly drain clean water back into the tank. The filter material can be washed and used multiple times, and other filter materials can be replaced. Use water pipe, the water is directly flows out of the tank. It is suitable for very dirty fish tanks. It can also change and add water. The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL FISH TANK CLEANER: 5-in-1 functional clean pump, can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs. High-quality materials, wear-resistant and long service life. Safe to use, equipped with an external independent switch, the adapter is DC 12V, the power supply is UL certified, and can be used with confidence.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE: 5 functional head accessories-45 ° corner suction inlet, duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum), brush head, gravel washer(sand vacuum), 360 ° water intake strainer. 2 water outlet accessories-filter housing, outlet + water pipe. Other accessories-electric pump motor, long connecting tubes, small connector, three-way valve, handle, wire slot, power adapter, switch controller.
  • Power: 20W
  • H-MAX: 9.85ft
  • F-MAX: 396GPH
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. And the price is more than reasonable. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them.

Overall Score
3.8


(118 Points)

4. Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools ...

User Ratings: 35 38

hygger First Impressions

"From aquarium to sink."

Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have been looking for this for years. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools Water Change for Fish Tank
  • Quick water change and easy gravel cleaning with Hygger Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit. DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze (NOT FOR FINE SAND)
  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner kit includes a non-slip handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 water pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter housing and 6.5 ft water pipe
  • Sand vacuum for cleaning coarse gravel(stone size over 5 mm), brush head for cleaning gravel-free aquarium's bottom, sand washing head attachment for cleaning pebbles, debris vacuum for vacuuming out fish waste, intake strainer for water changing and filter housing for trapping large particles
  • Build in 4 sections tubes, it can be extends from 11.4 inch to 32.7 inch which is long enough to clean up to 3.2 ft depth tank. Threads together with extension tightly no flexing, white seal ring prevents from leaking
  • Water pump provides strong water flow up to 396 GPH (6.6 Gallon per Minute), easy to assemble and detach, drains and fills aquarium rapidly and effectively
  • DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze.
  • This electric cleaner saves you plenty of time and energy on gravel cleaning and water change.
  • Powerful 20 W water pump water flow up to 396 GPH.
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

Overall Score
3.0


(9 Points)

5. Hagen Marina Betta Waste Remover for Aquarium

User Ratings: 52 10

Marina 11056A1 First Impressions

"Works great."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Hagen Marina Betta Waste Remover for Aquarium
  • Waste Remover for betta kits
  • Easy to use
  • Helps provide your betta with a fresh environment to live in
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.8 x 13.5 inches; 1.41 Ounces
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Marina 11056A1 Final Thoughts

"It cleans itself!"

I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! That said, the results were excellent.

Overall Score
3.9


(466 Points)

6. Interpet Prime Gravel Cleaner Mini

User Ratings: 59 10

Interpet 1709 First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I just left the spongy looking one.

  • Interpet Prime Gravel Cleaner Mini
  • Manufacture: Interpet
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 6.3 x 13.39 inches; 4.23 Ounces
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Interpet 1709 Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(136 Points)

7. Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump

Lee's S11580 First Impressions

"Hope this helps."

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump
  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet
  • Ultimate Super Pump
  • All items are brand new, never worn and never used. We guarantee the authenticity of all items.
  • Manufacture: Lee's
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.88 x 1.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
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Lee's S11580 Final Thoughts

"Stay tuned."

Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. This gravel vacuum works very well. What I love about this is the water return function. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. What I love about this is the water return function. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. 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
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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)

9. SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Re...

User Ratings: 62 4

SLSON First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

I just left the spongy looking one. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

  • SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Remover for Aquarium Accessies Long Acrylic Marine Fish Feeding Tool, 20.4 inches
  • LONG SYRINGE CORAL FEEDER: 20.47'' in total length,this acrylic coral feeding stick make it easy to target feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Convenient to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders and timid fish with ease and comfort
  • ASSEMBLABLE MUlTI-FUNCTIONAL AQUARIUM FEEDING TUBE: assembling together to be a long handle tube for large fish tank,or use short part for small aquarium/ fish bowls,feed coral or fish directly ,also perfect for liquid fertilizer add in fresh water plant tank,eradicate detris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the fish tank
  • LONG HANDLE WATER CLEAN TOOLS: quick to clean your aquarium and change water without wet your hand,reach hidden crevices and underneath the gravel at the bottom of your fish tank to remove waste, residual food, and excess debris,make you daily maintenance easier
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: made of quality arylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean,This long-lasting plastic will never easy to be broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • ACCURATE MEASUREMENT FEEDER: covered with 10mL, 15mL, 20mL ,30mL and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 FL Oz measurement on the transparent body,provide a accurate feeding capacity and prevent overfeeding
  • Manufacture: SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use.

Overall Score
4.3


(231 Points)

10. Ecological Labs AEL20528 Microbe Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner for Aquarium, 4-Ounce

User Ratings: 45 17

Ecological Labs 971030 First Impressions

"Marvelous."

It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

  • Ecological Labs AEL20528 Microbe Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner for Aquarium, 4-Ounce
  • Ecological Labs Microbe Lift Gravel & Substrate Cleaner, 4-Ounce
  • Manufactured by Ecological Labs
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 4 Ounces
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Ecological Labs 971030 Final Thoughts

"This device works well."

Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I may modify mine to be more robust. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

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