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 [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

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

2. KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand....

User Ratings: 54 11

KASAN First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

  • KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand. with a Pneumatic Button Adjustment Control, it is a Vacuum Cleaner for Aquarium
  • Multi-Function Cleaning Kit: The KASAN Gravel Clean Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit enables a multi-purpose cleaning fish tank. It can wash the sand, scrape the algae, absorb the remaining debris and beautify the sandstone arrangement. It can make your aquarium cleaner and is a vacuum cleaner in the aquarium.
  • Equipped with many accessories: pneumatic buttons, valves, algae scrapers, inlet tubes, outlet tubes, air clips.
  • Reasonable design: The valve supplied with this product will not block the gravel and will not suck the fish. The algae scraper is a plastic material and you don't have to worry about affecting your fish tank.
  • Wide range of applications: The kit is equipped with two 15.7-inch inlet tubes. The installation length can be selected according to the height of the fish tank. Therefore, it is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. See the installation video for the installation process.
  • After-sales service: Provide you with 12 months of 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with a professional solution.
  • The multi-purpose gravel cleaner is equipped with two 15.75-inch tubes for all sizes of fish tanks. Equipped with your own basket filter, it will not suck the fish and sand.
  • Equipped with a holder that can be attached to the aquarium to release hands for ease of use. It does not affect the normal activities of fish when used.
  • Effctive removal of debris in the aquarium througout the water changing process.
  • Manufacture: KASAN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KASAN
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

KASAN Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process.

Overall Score
3.9

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

3. Luigi's Aquarium/Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner - A Hand Syphon Pump to Drain and Replace Your ...

User Ratings: 64 6

Luigi's First Impressions

"This item is wonderful."

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would definitely recommend this product. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

  • Luigi's Aquarium/Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner - A Hand Syphon Pump to Drain and Replace Your Water in Minutes!
  • ✔️️ - No Messy drips, and a sturdy one way valve to improve suction. You can clear 30L in about 5 minutes.
  • ✔️️ - Filter through the gravel using the attachment to suck up food, fish waste and toxins that build up in your tank.
  • ✔️️ - Use The attached filter to prevent sucking up small fish and shrimps.
  • ✔️️ - A lot of fish accessories are overpriced. This simple, robust product does the job of a much more expensive siphon at a fraction of the cost.
  • ✔️️ % - If you're not happy for any reason just let us know and we'll give you an instant refund. No questions asked!
  • Manufacture: Luigi's
  • Item Weight: 2.89 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Luigi's
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Luigi's Final Thoughts

"Well worth it."

Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would definitely recommend this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(10036 Points)

4. GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vac...

User Ratings: 45 26

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"Another tip."

I wish i had bought this the first time. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This gravel vacuum works very well. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

  • GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vacuum Filter with Other Accessories for Big and Small Tank Water Changing and Sand Clean
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.
  • Keep Clean: 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 tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Flexible Structure:You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: GOTOTOP
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GOTOTOP
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
3.3

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

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Interpet 1709
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

[star rating="4.1"]
(136 Points)

6. 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 [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

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

7. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 52 12

Hagen 11062 First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have been looking for this for years. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium
  • Exclusive gravel guard cleans while keeping gravel in the tank
  • Quick and hassle-free start-up
  • Non-kinking hose
  • Oval shape for easy access to corners
  • 15-inch cleaning tube, 2.5-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube and clip
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.82 x 10.4 inches; 0.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11062
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Hagen 11062 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. You won't go wrong with this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I have been looking for this for years.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(357 Points)

8. Tropical Science Labs ATC99005 Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater, 16-Ounce

Tropical Science Labs 731555990057 First Impressions

"It works great!"

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I wish i had bought this the first time. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • Tropical Science Labs ATC99005 Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater, 16-Ounce
  • Tropical Science Labs Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater
  • Liquid Gravel Vac from Tropical Science Bio-labs utilizes the natural science of aquatic environmental chemistry
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations.
  • Tropical Science Labs Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater
  • Liquid Gravel Vac from Tropical Science Bio-labs utilizes the natural science of aquatic environmental chemistry
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tropical Science Labs 731555990057
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Tropical Science Labs 731555990057 Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

What I love about this is the water return function. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand

FVE First Impressions

"Great customer service."

I have been looking for this for years. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

  • FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand
  • 1.Tanks water changes easy and effective with minimum effort.
  • 2.Does not hurt any aquarium fish when using.
  • 3.It will clean the tank by sucking up dirt and debris from the bottom.
  • 4.There is a built-in filter to prevent juvenile fish or sand suction from tank.
  • 5.It can also be used to pump water back into the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: FVE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FVE
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

FVE Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! At first I was furious with this thing. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(1 Points)

10. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in...

User Ratings: 47 10

NIDEZON First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in 1 Algae Scrapers,Spoon Net,Plant Fork,Sponge,Gravel Rake,Convenient Aqua Tools
  • 【No Effect on Fish and Invertebrate】The tubing is flexible silicone so it is more maneuverable that the stiff tubing. this helps in keeping the tubing in the bucket so you don't spill water all over the place.The bottom of the siphon has a smart setting,Fish and sand are not easily sucked out.
  • 【More Convenient】Makes your aquarium maintenance water changes so much easier no more emptying water out by cups just Stick the vacuum in the water but the other end of the hose in a bucket press the button a couple of times to get suction and this will empty out as much water as you want,also you can put water in the tank this way. Weekly fish tank water changes will become easier.
  • 【Siphon with Locking Function】Maybe your child will ask, dad, why does the water flow out automatically when the plastic tube is inserted into the water? We can spread the knowledge of physics to children, and at the same time do the maintenance job of the fish tank (the principle of attraction between gravity and water molecules).
  • 【5 in 1 Aquarium Set】Adjustable Handle - 40-80cm / 15.74-31.5inch.Stretching freely, tightly fixed and not to fall off. 4 INCH FISH NET perfect for catching small fish, sand, shrimp, crayfish, snails, aquatic frogs.5 in 1 set can meet the tools you need to clean the fish tank.
  • 【OUR SERVICE AND WARRANTY】If you have any questions about our products, please contact us in time, we will provide you with solutions within 24 hours! We are confident enough to provide customers with high-quality products and services!
  • Manufacture: Gveuwin
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NIDEZON
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

NIDEZON Final Thoughts

"And it keeps flowing!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
3.9

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

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