Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Laifoo Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Laifoo Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer

User Ratings: 67 7

Laifoo 11278605 First Impressions

"It comes today."

I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • Laifoo Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. Will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮25 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Durable and anti-kinking. Easy to put away with a hose strap.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it for 3 to 5 times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo 11278605
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Laifoo 11278605 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this thing."

I knew siphoning would be an issue,. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method.

Overall Score
4.3

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Laifoo Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand

User Ratings: 68 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

  • Laifoo Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner Washer for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel & Sand
  • FUNCTION --- Easy to control, convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank.
  • 7 Feet HOSE --- Made from clear & elastic plastic. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell.
  • GRAVEL TUBE --- Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. Will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • SIPHON BALL --- All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • WARRANTY --- For 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Laifoo Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing.

Overall Score
4.4

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

3. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"Debris gets sucked up."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Laifoo Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. Python 4129 Gravel Tube for No Spill Clean & Fill System

User Ratings: 73

Python 4129 First Impressions

"It comes today."

I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop.

  • Python 4129 Gravel Tube for No Spill Clean & Fill System
  • This Product Is Easy To Use
  • This Product Adds A Great Value
  • This Product Is Manufactured In United States
  • Package Dimensions: 72.0" L X 3.8" W X 0.3" H
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 72 x 3.8 x 0.3 inches; 1.01 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 4129
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Python 4129 Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(2 Points)

5. Marina Replmt Gravel Cleaner F/11040/41

Hagen 11048 First Impressions

"It is fine for my needs."

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Marina Replmt Gravel Cleaner F/11040/41
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.76 x 1.57 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11048
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Hagen 11048 Final Thoughts

"Great for 75 gallon."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. What I love about this is the water return function. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon...

User Ratings: 36 25

IREENUO First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks!

  • IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon Pump Water Changer with 3 Pcs Replaceable Mesh Bags
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANING TOOL --- IREENUO aquarium vacuum is the ideal cleaning tool, which is a 3 in 1 multifunction siphon pump for cleaning gravel & algae and changing water. Make your cleaning fish tank effortless!
  • AUTOMATIC WORK BY BATTERY --- Different from traditional cleaner, which requires manual pressing to work, IREENUO fish tank gravel cleaner is powered by 2 batteries (2 C/LR14), which is faster and more convenient. But please don't use it continuously for more than 30min to preventing motor damaging.
  • EASY TO USE --- The aquarium gravel siphon can be installed easily according to the icons. To get the strongest suction, please keep the current water level between the min and max water level on the handle before you press the power button. Only that can it work with strong suction at any water level.
  • ADJUSTABLE TUBE LENGTH --- Three tubes of different lengths can be freely combined with a tube buckle, the maximum length of the combination of the tube is 73cm. Suitable for small, medium, and large aquariums.
  • ❗ ❗ ❗ NOTE --- To make sure the service life of the fish tank siphon pump, do not use it continuously for more than 30 min and do not sink the battery compartment into the water. To make sure strong suction, must keep the current water level in the min and max water level line before you press the power button.
  • The excretion of fish feces and the accumulation of metabolic waste from aquatic plants lead to turbid water quality in fish tanks, which affects fish life.
  • Garbage hidden in the gravel is difficult to clean, powerful suction of cleaner can absorb them by water flow. You can cleans the fine impurities in the gravel quickly and easily.
  • The traditional manual water changer is time-consuming and laborious, which is inefficient. An electric fish tank cleaner can help you drain the water in the tank faster.
  • Manufacture: IREENUO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IREENUO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.2']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

IREENUO Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

You won't go wrong with this product. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(465 Points)

7. Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Clea...

User Ratings: 75 6

Adnikia First Impressions

"It's so easy."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. What I love about this is the water return function. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • 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 FISHTANK 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 6 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml/40ml/50ml), 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: Adnikia
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Adnikia
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Adnikia Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(30 Points)

8. 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)

9. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, C...

User Ratings: 75

AQQA First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. A little tricky with the hand pump. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, Change Water, Wash Sand, Water Shower, 20W, 320GPH
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANER: AQQA aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium. 5 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower. Should connect with different connector when working for different function, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Equipped with an inlet tube and two extension tubes, can create a total length of 38.4 inches. The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level, which is suitable for tanks with different heights
  • STRONG POWER: The 110V/20W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 320GPH. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: 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.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • WHAT YOU GET: Aquarium Gravel Cleaning kit includes 2 sections of extension tubes,1 filter bag,1 outlet hose,1 sand washing head,1 brush head,1 sand vacuum,1 water intake strainer,1 duckbill suction inlet,1 shower head,1 power adapter. AQQA provide 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service. Please don't hesitate to contact us to get help
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AQQA Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(7 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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