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. Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac

User Ratings: 28

Lee's 11544 First Impressions

"So I gave it a shot."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. You won't go wrong with this product. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I would definitely recommend this product. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac
  • It also contains a efficient squeeze bulb
  • Water changes are a -inch snap-inch
  • Siphoning is easy no matter what the level of water in the aquarium
  • Includes a strainer to protect precious fish and plants from harm during water changes
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 9.88 x 2.88 x 17 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11544
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11544 Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I have been looking for this for years. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products.

Overall Score
3.9


(4 Points)

3. PYTHON GRAVEL TUBE ASSMBLY 30"

Python Aquarium Products First Impressions

"It works great."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • PYTHON GRAVEL TUBE ASSMBLY 30"
  • Category: AQUARIUM
  • Manufacturer: PYTHON AQUARIUM PRODUCTS
  • Sub-Category: MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT
  • MFR-PART-NO: GT30
  • Made By: PYTHON AQUARIUM PRODUCTS
  • Manufacture: Python Aquarium Products
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python Aquarium Products
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python Aquarium Products Final Thoughts

"Treat that water."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I just left the spongy looking one. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I wish i had bought this the first time. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. Koller Products TOM Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Vacuum Tube 18-Inches Length - 5 Foot Hose - TM1415

User Ratings: 44 8

Koller Products TM1415 First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I should have believed the other reviews. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I just pump the water directly into my sump. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning.

  • Koller Products TOM Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Vacuum Tube 18-Inches Length - 5 Foot Hose - TM1415
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Fast starting, gently squeeze on built-in hand pump to initiate siphon flow
  • Rapidly removes fish waste and other debris
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 21.25 x 8 x 1.7 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1415
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Koller Products TM1415 Final Thoughts

"I recommend highly."

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well.

Overall Score
3.7


(95 Points)

5. Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft

User Ratings: 63 8

Unigift First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

I just left the spongy looking one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. At first I was furious with this thing. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft
  • EASY TO USE- Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump. Spot clean by inserting the filter into the gravel and squeezing the pump to create a siphon then slightly lifting up so you don’t remove fish tank gravel.
  • NO MESS SHUT OFF VALVE- Our fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve that will ensure water does not spill on the ground when you’re done cleaning. The aquarium siphon pump can used around carpet with no worries of spilling water.
  • RIGID PIPE SECTION- The aquarium vacuum cleaner hose is designed with an 8.2Ft rigid filter and pipe section to make cleaning the aquarium quick and easy. The total length with flexible hose is 8 feet (96 inches).The fish tank vacuum parts are made so you can attach even longer sections of hose if needed.
  • FILTER –Place the filter of the fish tank gravel cleaner on to gravel to clean gravel bed while making a regular water change. Water will flow quickly thru and the filter will separate gravel from debris. With this filter attached you will not be able to pump out larger gravel, plants or fish.
  • Safety: protect your fishes from scare while replacing the water.
  • Manufacture: UniGift
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unigift
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Unigift Final Thoughts

"Happy customer."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
4.1


(35 Points)

6. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube Hose Extension, 10-Feet

User Ratings: 88 2

Python 10EX First Impressions

"Great customer service."

The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. Returned, but agreed to try another one. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube Hose Extension, 10-Feet
  • Easily extends your No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Includes male and female adapters
  • Easy installation
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Part Number: 10EX
  • Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 1 inches
  • Size: 1.00 x 16.00 x 16.00
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 10EX
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Python 10EX Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

What I love about this is the water return function. I may modify mine to be more robust. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

Overall Score
4.8


(477 Points)

7. Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M

User Ratings: 45 28

uxcell a14120500ux0109 First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Returned, but agreed to try another one. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

  • Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M
  • Product Name : Cleaner Pump;Length : 1.7m/5.6ft
  • Color : Blue White
  • Material : Plastic
  • Net Weight : 92g
  • Package Content : 1 x Cleaner Pump
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a14120500ux0109
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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uxcell a14120500ux0109 Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

And the price is more than reasonable. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I would definitely recommend this product. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae.

Overall Score
3.3


(8 Points)

8. Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner

Cartener First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

What I love about this is the water return function. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. You won't go wrong with this product. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner + Water Siphon.Easy to install and use.Telescopically adjustable height for large and small aquariums.
  • Adjustable height.Maximum water depth 52 cm.Hose & Filter bag included.Syphon Pipe supplied.
  • Flow rate 520 litres per hour.With this tool,you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.Supplied with two suction pipe sizes,it is suitable for both large and small aquariums.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Material: High Quality ABS Plastic and Electronic Components.Power Requirement: 2 x Battery (C/LR14, not included).
  • Manufacture: CARTENER001
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cartener
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cartener Final Thoughts

"Great design."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I found that it's difficult to use. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Sera Round Gravel Washer

User Ratings: 60 6

Sera 8560 First Impressions

"It works great."

It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I may modify mine to be more robust. And the price is more than reasonable.

  • Sera Round Gravel Washer
  • Easy to handle
  • Gravel washer for all aquariums
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 7.09 x 12.99 inches; 10.56 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8560
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sera 8560 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

What I love about this is the water return function. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. This gravel vacuum works very well. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

Overall Score
4.3


(786 Points)

10. Ruiqas Hand Syphon Pump,Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner, Great for Tank Water Changing Moss Remo...

Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001 First Impressions

"It is junk."

Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. A little tricky with the hand pump. And the price is more than reasonable.

  • Ruiqas Hand Syphon Pump,Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner, Great for Tank Water Changing Moss Removal Gravel Cleaning.
  • ▲【EASY TO USE】Just press the air-pressing button to pump water out, Equipped with flow adjuster,easy to install and operate.Easy to use with air-pressing button, no battery required.Helps you easily change water, wash sand and remove moss on fish tank wall.
  • ▲【DESIGN】Built-in 3D filter can prevent small fishes and water plants from being sucking out.270cm long silicone water tube, durable and corrosion-resistant.Simple to adjust water flow with a plastic clip.
  • ▲【PREVENT BLOCKING】Aquarium gravel filter cleaner can replace the water and keep water fresh,with filter basket in the tube, effectively avoiding blocking by gravel.It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium.
  • ▲【PACKAGE INCLUDES】1 x Main Body,2 x 40cm Water Inlet Tube,1 x 270cm Flexible Hose (diameter:1cm),1 x Water Flow Adjustable Clip,1 x Water Tube Fixing Clip,1 x Filter,1 x Connector,1 x Scraper
  • ▲【SERVICE GUARANTEE】We have professional, premium aftermarket replacement. Any problem of this product, you can send emails as soon. We will provide you excellent customer service and 100% satisfaction warranty.
  • Manufacture: Ruiqas
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 12.91 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001 Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

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