Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Imagitarium Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large

User Ratings: 76 10

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Well worth it."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls.

  • Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large
  • For freshwater, saltwater or aquatic turtle aquariums
  • Strong suction
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1.23 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. And the price is more than reasonable.

Overall Score
4.4


(23 Points)

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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Persuper Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Aquarium Gravel ...

User Ratings: 49 18

PERSUPER First Impressions

"I love this."

If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum.

  • Persuper Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Minnow Betta Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Changing Cleaner
  • Easy to use- Our fish tank cleaner is a powerful, effective unit at water change, It comes with an extension accessory so you won't have to get your hands wet even if the water is deep.
  • Two types of nozzles- Shorter nozzles for drainage, longer nozzles for cleaning fish surplus food, excrement and fine gravel/discharging waste while replacing water; use will not damage the life of any aquarium.
  • Large Intake Tube- Our gravel vacuum is just over 8 feet long, but it has a small intake tube and a hand pump. It also comes with a clip to hold the hose in the bucket. The design includes a sieve to stop sand and gravel from flowing up into the discharge tube and away.
  • Safety materials- Manufactured from environmentally friendly materials, which helps you to take out dirty water as well as vacuum waste from the bottom with no contamination and harm to your fish tank environment.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed- There are any questions or issues about our product, please feel free to reach us directly and we will gladly assist you at any time! our team will try our best to provide great customer support.
  • Manufacture: PERSUPER
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.96 x 9.25 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PERSUPER
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"I have a 4 gallon tank."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I would definitely recommend this product. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! That said, the results were excellent. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

Overall Score
3.6


(216 Points)

4. 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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(2 Points)

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. Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap

User Ratings: 85

Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply First Impressions

"Great price!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

  • Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap
  • BPA Free
  • Made in USA
  • Manufacture: Luzon Distributors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Final Thoughts

"Amazing little siphon!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. What I love about this is the water return function. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
4.8


(73 Points)

7. Maxmoral 2pcs Black Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Mariculture Fishes Floating Food Feeder Cir...

User Ratings: 53 5

Maxmoral First Impressions

"Well worth it."

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! That said, the results were excellent. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. That said, the results were excellent.

  • Maxmoral 2pcs Black Fish Feeding Ring Aquarium Fish Tank Mariculture Fishes Floating Food Feeder Circle with Suction Cup(Round and Square)
  • Package included:1 x Square Fish Feeding Ring and 1 x Round Fish Feeding Ring.
  • Made of high quality and durable PVC.It is fitted with a matching suction cup to hold it firmly in place.You can also choose to let the fish feed float freely along the surface of a freshwater pond or saltwater aquarium.
  • The unique design can fix the fish food in the feeding frame,so as not to spread the influence of the water quality,sucker can be fixed in any position,very convenient.
  • The fish feeder is suitable for feeding flake foods and other floating foods.Place food in a circle to keep it from floating around.
  • Effectively prevent food from entering the filter so as to reduce food waste and keep water clean.
  • Manufacture: Maxmoral
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maxmoral
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Maxmoral Final Thoughts

"From aquarium to sink."

If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I wish i had bought this the first time. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. As you can see from the photo, it works great! The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one.

Overall Score
4.1


(40 Points)

8. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's S11580
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

9. LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer

User Ratings: 37 25

LONDAFISH First Impressions

"Etc etc etc."

This gravel vacuum works very well. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer
  • fish tank siphon vacuum cleaner fish tank automatic cleaner
  • EASY TO USE- Installed gravel cleaner,please keep the water level between the MAX and MIN,then strat switch.When the outlet can draw water,raise the gravel cleaner,let the head and outlet above the water.
  • MULTIPURPOSE- The cleaner can install the battery and use by the adaptor directly.(the package contain the connector:3V 2A) Freely adjust the different lengths:62cm/73cm/100cm, suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • CLEANING FUNCTION- Can clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively without requiring a water change.
  • PLEASE NOTE- Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance and actually continuous work within 20 minutes
  • FEATURE AND ACCESSORIES- High safety performance,only need 2 size C type alkaline battery(not included).The blue hose length:70 cm;diameter:1 cm.Accessories :Siphon Water Siphon Asin: B077HS6YPS ;The Filter Bag Asin: B07B48GZ23
  • Manufacture: LONDAFISH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LONDAFISH
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LONDAFISH Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

Overall Score
3.3


(502 Points)

10. Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large

User Ratings: 76 10

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Well worth it."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls.

  • Imagitarium Aquatic Gravel Vacuum, X-Large
  • For freshwater, saltwater or aquatic turtle aquariums
  • Strong suction
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1.23 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. And the price is more than reasonable.

Overall Score
4.4


(23 Points)

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