Editor's Choice - Our Favorite KASAN Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. 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)

2. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow ...

User Ratings: 61 9

Aquatrone First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. This gravel vacuum works very well. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow Controller - Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum - Aquarium Water Changer - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Siphon
  • PREVENT BUILT UP OF DEBRIS - Our aquarium siphon is used to remove any uneaten food or detritus that are trapped in the gravel which can be fatal to aquarium inhabitants if not removed. Do water changes easily with our fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner to reduce toxic ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water column, keeping your fishes happy and healthy.
  • DRAIN YOUR AQUARIUM WITH A FEW SQUEEZES - No more sucking on the hose risking dirty aquarium water from entering your mouth or scooping aquarium water from your fish tank to the bucket, spilling aquarium water on the floor creating a mess with the use of our aquarium gravel vacuum. Our aquarium water changer comes with a priming bulb to get the water flowing from your aquarium to the bucket, simply by squeezing the priming bulb for a few times. Aquarium maintenance made easy!
  • FISH SAFE - Our flexible aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner is meticulously designed using BPA free durable plastic. Each nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the gravel cleaner and hurting your precious fishes.
  • HANDS-FREE - Suitable for aquariums with a height of 4 to 20 inches. Aquatrone's fish tank vacuum comes with a hose holder and a suction cup which holds the nozzle snugly onto glass, allowing you to drain your aquarium without having to hold the gravel vacuum, giving you time to clean your fish tank equipment in the meantime. Shorter time needed for aquarium maintenance!
  • VERSATILE - Our high quality fish tank gravel cleaner comes with 2 types of specialized nozzle. The short nozzle is for draining the aquarium while the long nozzle is for cleaning the gravel, by removing leftover food and debris that are trapped in the gravel. Aquatrone's fish tank gravel vacuum comes with a flow controller for easy control of the rate of draining. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Aquatrone
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatrone
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Aquatrone Final Thoughts

"Great purchase!"

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
4.1

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

3. TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank

Emma Mall First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank
  • Battery operated siphon is perfect for siphoning nano tanks Easy flow rate allows for spot cleaning and getting to difficult to reach areas Removes debris without removing valuable aquarium water Reliable and easy-to-use Features easy flow rate
  • Manufacture: Unbrand
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Emma Mall
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Emma Mall Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. As you can see from the photo, it works great! So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going.

Overall Score
5.0

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

4. COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W

User Ratings: 54 11

COODIA First Impressions

"Great value!"

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I found that it's difficult to use. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

  • COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W
  • 3 in 1 design makes it ideal for gravel cleaning, sludge extracting and water changing.
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • It decreases the harmful toxins in your tank while reducing strain to your filter.
  • The filter design straps the dirt while the water is returned back to the tank.
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.2']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

COODIA Final Thoughts

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I just pump the water directly into my sump. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(442 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. Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large

User Ratings: 70 4

Python 16PC First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. You won't go wrong with this product. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. A little tricky with the hand pump.

  • Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit for Aquarium, Large
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • For aquariums from 20 to 55 gallons in size
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 8.05 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 16PC
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Python 16PC Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

I would definitely recommend this product. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I love this setup and how easy it was to use.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(5627 Points)

7. 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)

8. WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fis...

User Ratings: 52 23

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Fantastic."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I found that it's difficult to use. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly.

  • WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 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.
  • 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 is also suitable.
  • Keep fish tank clean: The aquarium gravel cleaning straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. It is perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. That said, the results were excellent. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(5 Points)

9. FTVOGUE Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Feeder Manual Waste Cleaner

User Ratings: 35 16

FTVOGUE First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I have been looking for this for years. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! You won't go wrong with this product. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

  • FTVOGUE Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Feeder Manual Waste Cleaner
  • ✿ It is made of non-toxic plastic material, will not harm your fish. Helps to provide your fish with a fresh environment to live in.
  • ✿ The fish tank dropper can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • ✿ This aquarium water transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • ✿ This pipette graduated dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing, and living feed or small particles of liquid feed is also suitable.
  • ✿ The amount of water absorbed by dropper can be adjusted by controlling the strength of grasping the dropper end. Please clean the product before use.
  • Manufacture: FTVOGUE
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.72 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FTVOGUE
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.5']
  • Quality [star rating='2.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

FTVOGUE Final Thoughts

"Hope that made sense!"

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Overall Score
3.3

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

10. Eurobuy Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Washing Sand Filtering and Dra...

User Ratings: 36 24

Eurobuy 1101916/120427AM12UK2 First Impressions

"Would def recommend!"

I should have believed the other reviews. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. And the price is more than reasonable.

  • Eurobuy Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Washing Sand Filtering and Draining, Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner, Siphon Cleaning Tool for Gravel Sand
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANING TOOL - Powerful siphon pump with dirt and fishing waste cleaning efficiency. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue. Also can be used for absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool, feed the coral fish, and feed the medicine, increase oxygen, filter and so on.
  • CLEANING MODE - Sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank. Come with gravel and sand filter mesh bag, fully repeated for durable use.
  • ADJUSTABLE TUBE LENGTH - Ergonomic handle for secure and comfortable grip with operation ease, supplied with two suction pipe sizes, work for both large and small aquariums. Flexible and stretchable tube for adjustable length to fit different water depth.
  • EASY TO INSTALL AND USE - Please power on only after put the gravel vacuum into aquarium water. If you power on out of water, it would suck into air and would stop working. Suitable for fish and turtle tank, freshwater and saltwater.
  • AUTOMATIC WORK BY BATTERY - Battery case on the top, only 2* batteries needed for easy and safe installation. (Not Included Battery)
  • Manufacture: Eurobuy
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 10.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eurobuy 1101916/120427AM12UK2
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

Eurobuy 1101916/120427AM12UK2 Final Thoughts

"It really works!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. This gravel vacuum works very well. I wish i had bought this the first time. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well.

Overall Score
3.3

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

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