Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Lee's Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 60 8

Lee's 11450 First Impressions

"Great price!"

In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

  • Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 56-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Features a 1-inch diameter by 6-inch long cylinder
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.38 x 10.38 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11450
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11450 Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(305 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Lee's Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. Lee's 6-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start

User Ratings: 67 7

Lee's 11516 First Impressions

"From aquarium to sink."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I just left the spongy looking one. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • Lee's 6-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start
  • Also features a self-start cap assembly and a 72-inch long vinyl hose
  • Produced specifically for designer aquariums, other small aquariums and fish bowls
  • Makes aquarium maintenance a snap
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 14 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11516
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Lee's 11516 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I just left the spongy looking one. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

Overall Score
4.3


(260 Points)

3. Lee's 12-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start with Hose Clip

User Ratings: 56 10

Lee's 11549 First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely.

  • Lee's 12-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start with Hose Clip
  • Ultra Hose Clip included.
  • Designed to separate debris from gravel and remove it from the aquarium while performing routine water changes.
  • Produced specifically for designer aquariums, other small aquariums & fish bowls.
  • Cylinder : 1 1/4" diameter X 12" Long
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 15.25 inches; 0.16 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11549
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11549 Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. A little tricky with the hand pump. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
4.1


(68 Points)

4. Lee's Large Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 71 8

Lee's 11470 First Impressions

"Hope this helps someone."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. This gravel vacuum works very well. You won't go wrong with this product.

  • Lee's Large Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 72-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Designed to separate debris from gravel and remove it from the aquarium during routine water changes
  • Made in the USA
  • Features a 2-inch diameter by 16-inch long cylinder
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.38 x 19.25 inches; 0.96 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11470
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  • Value For Money
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Lee's 11470 Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I would definitely recommend this product. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

Overall Score
4.3


(28 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Lee's Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

5. Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 25' Kit

User Ratings: 61 7

Lee's 11570 First Impressions

"The primer pump works."

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. As you can see from the photo, it works great! It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

  • Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 25' Kit
  • Ultimate Gravel Vac attaches directly to most faucets and allows water to drain directly into sink
  • Includes Fish-Saver cleaning assembly
  • No more need for heavy ,messy, un-wieldy buckets
  • Water changes refresh your aquarium with precious nutrients and remove excess debris.
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 9.63 x 14.25 inches; 3.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11570
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Lee's 11570 Final Thoughts

"Again this item is great."

It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

6. Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 50' Kit

User Ratings: 49 8

Lee's 11571 First Impressions

"So I gave it a shot."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

  • Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 50' Kit
  • Ultimate Gravel Vac attaches directly to most faucets and allows water to drain directly into sink
  • Includes Fish-Saver cleaning assembly
  • No more need for heavy ,messy, un-wieldy buckets
  • Water changes refresh your aquarium with precious nutrients and remove excess debris.
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 12.25 x 19.5 inches; 6.09 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11571
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  • Value For Money
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Lee's 11571 Final Thoughts

"That's all i want."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

7. Lee's Regular Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 53 16

Lee's 11465 First Impressions

"I love this."

I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews.

  • Lee's Regular Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 56-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Made in the USA
  • Features a 2-inch diameter by 10-inch long cylinder
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.38 x 15 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11465
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Lee's 11465 Final Thoughts

"It works great!"

It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! This thing does both at the same time and quickly. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

Overall Score
3.7


(8 Points)

8. Lee's Stretch Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start

User Ratings: 24 24

Lee's 11550 First Impressions

"4- Finally a solution!"

I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. A little tricky with the hand pump. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you.

  • Lee's Stretch Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start
  • Also features a self-start cap assembly and a 72-inch long vinyl hose
  • Designed to separate debris from gravel and remove it from the aquarium during routine water changes
  • Produced specifically for designer aquariums, other small aquariums and fish bowls
  • Made of flexible plastic
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 15 inches; 7.26 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11550
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11550 Final Thoughts

"I love this."

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. As you can see from the photo, it works great! In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon.

Overall Score
3.2


(6 Points)

9. Lee's GravelVac Manual Valve Kit

Lee's 11587 First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. I would definitely recommend this product. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

  • Lee's GravelVac Manual Valve Kit
  • The Manual Valve Kit makes it easy to turn the water on/off temporarily
  • with just a twist of a knob
  • saving trips to and from the faucet
  • Made in the USA
  • Aquarium maintenance made easy
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4.88 x 1.63 x 7.13 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11587
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Lee's 11587 Final Thoughts

"It's a great product."

Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. 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.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

10. Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump

Lee's S11580 First Impressions

"Hope this helps."

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump
  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet
  • Ultimate Super Pump
  • All items are brand new, never worn and never used. We guarantee the authenticity of all items.
  • Manufacture: Lee's
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.88 x 1.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's S11580
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  • Value For Money
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Lee's S11580 Final Thoughts

"Stay tuned."

Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. This gravel vacuum works very well. What I love about this is the water return function. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. What I love about this is the water return function. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

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