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. VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water...

User Ratings: 53 12

VavoPaw First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

  • VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water Flow Controller, Extendable Pipe, Fish Tank Sand Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit - Black
  • 5 in 1 Function: This Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, which can be used for Sand Washing, Water Channging, Excrement Absorbing, Sand Raking, Fish Tank Glass Scraping and so on.
  • Convenient Air-pressing Button: Keep pressing until the water flows out automatically. Tips: Please keep the outlet below the inlet at least 19.69 inch / 50 cm when pumping water.
  • Easy to Use: It's convenient to install and easy to operate. Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank. Please note that the water outlet must lower at least 20 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which can protect little fish and small gravel from sucking out of the aquarium accidentally.
  • Included Glass Scraper: Clean your fish tank without scratching it. The dimension of the glass scraper is : 5.7 inch * 2.6 inch ( 14.5 cm * 6.7 cm ).
  • Manufacture: VavoPaw
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches; 10 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VavoPaw
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VavoPaw Final Thoughts

"Love this product!"

I would definitely recommend this product. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I just left the spongy looking one. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
3.9


(161 Points)

3. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"IT's SO easy to use."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy!

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

boxtech Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

What I love about this is the water return function. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.3


(653 Points)

4. WALOTAR Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner-30ft Long Hose Aquarium Vacuum Syphon Water Changing Pump Kit&Sand ...

User Ratings: 44 15

WALOTAR First Impressions

"I love this."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

  • WALOTAR Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner-30ft Long Hose Aquarium Vacuum Syphon Water Changing Pump Kit&Sand Cleaning Washer Tools
  • 【Easy to Clean and Change Water 2 in 1 Function】- Siphon with filter can be used to change water, wash sand, scrape moss and absorb dirt, quiet and will not disturb fish.
  • 【30Ft Long Antifreeze Hose】- Flexible transparent hose up to 20mm in diameter, non-toxic and odorless, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank.
  • 【20In Long Gravel Cleaner】- Enough to clean every corner of the fish tank without wet hands, Quickly draining dirty water.
  • 【Applicable to All Kinds of Faucets】- Universal joints can be connected to all kinds of faucets, one-button disassembly, no longer worrying about not adapting.
  • 【A Variety of Accessories】- Also includes a water stop valve, hose bracket, hose storage straps, and we will provide a 100% satisfactory shopping experience, you can always contact us.
  • 30ft long antifreeze hose - f
  • lexible transparent hose up to 20mm in diametern
  • on-toxic and odorless, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank
  • Manufacture: WALOTAR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WALOTAR
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WALOTAR Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I should have believed the other reviews. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. They more than helped me resolve my situation. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.6


(249 Points)

5. Penn-Plax GV5 Aquarium Gravel Vac

User Ratings: 77

Penn-Plax GV5 First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

  • Penn-Plax GV5 Aquarium Gravel Vac
  • 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
  • Package Dimensions: 1.75" L X 8.5" W X 15.0" H
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.75 x 8.5 x 15 inches; 7.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax GV5
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax GV5 Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. And the price is more than reasonable. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process.

Overall Score
4.8


(3 Points)

6. Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac w On/Off Valve

User Ratings: 44 27

Lee's 11545 First Impressions

"No suction."

What I love about this is the water return function. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I have been looking for this for years. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank.

  • Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac w On/Off Valve
  • Water changes are a -inch snap-inch
  • Siphoning is easy no matter what the level of water in the aquarium
  • Features a 1-1/4-inch diameter by 12-inch long cylinder
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 9.88 x 2.88 x 17 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11545
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11545 Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. This gravel vacuum works very well. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned.

Overall Score
3.3


(4 Points)

7. ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer E...

User Ratings: 58 42

ZJchao First Impressions

"I love this."

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I have been looking for this for years. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

  • ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer Equiped with Extension Tube, Sand Algae Cleaner Filter
  • 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 tak, also can drain out water through outlet pipe
  • Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tak size or the water level
  • The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • Powered by 2pcs
  • Top handle part can be hung on the edge of fish tak, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tak effortlessly
  • Manufacture: ZJchao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZJchao
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ZJchao Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. This gravel vacuum works very well.

Overall Score
3.3


(2 Points)

8. Penn-Plax The Super Battery Powered Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 32 28

Penn-Plax BV2 First Impressions

"Great price!"

I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. They more than helped me resolve my situation. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive!

  • Penn-Plax The Super Battery Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Suitable Product for your pets; Quality Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Dimension:6X6X6
  • Weight : 2
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.5 x 15 inches; 12.7 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BV2
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax BV2 Final Thoughts

"At about 2."

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I may modify mine to be more robust. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

Overall Score
3.1


(71 Points)

9. Fluval Fine Vacuum Bag for Gravel Cleaner Kit (2 Pack), A372

User Ratings: 77 2

Fluval A372 First Impressions

"Hope this helps."

But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • Fluval Fine Vacuum Bag for Gravel Cleaner Kit (2 Pack), A372
  • Compatible with the Fluval FX Gravel Vacuum (Item #A370 - sold separately)
  • Provides a deep clean, reducing water change frequency
  • Recommended replacement after 2 uses
  • Country Of Origin: Italy
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.2 x 6 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A372
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval A372 Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
4.7


(67 Points)

10. 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)

Copyright © 2021 Rob Aquatics — Primer Child WordPress theme by GoDaddy