Editor's Choice - Our Favorite LL Products Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. LL Products Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner- Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner -Aquarium...

User Ratings: 64 7

LL Products First Impressions

"No suction."

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. As you can see from the photo, it works great!

  • LL Products Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner- Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner -Aquarium Siphon - 8 FT Long Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Mini Net
  • Put rigid tube in fishtank and squeeze bulb to create a syphon. Place other end of tubing in bucket
  • Siphon water changer has hand pump, starter stopper valve, long hose with filter attachment.
  • Water-transferring siphons use on medium, large, extra large gallon tanks 20 55 gal.
  • Our BPA Free kit includes a minnow net so you can move your fish for easy cleaning.
  • Total length is 8 feet. Outer diameter of hose is 3/4'' Inner diameter is 5/8'' Water flows quickly
  • Manufacture: Open Door Living
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LL Products
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LL Products Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level.

Overall Score
4.2


(1486 Points)

2. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 67 8

Python 20GT First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I knew siphoning would be an issue,. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. What I love about this is the water return function. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I have been looking for this for years. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 34.0 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 4.0 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 2.0 Inches
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 10.88 Ounces
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Python 20GT Final Thoughts

"I love this."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. You won't go wrong with this product. I have been looking for this for years. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

Overall Score
4.4


(43 Points)

3. 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
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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)

4. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube with Tail/Connector, 10-Inch

User Ratings: 78 3

Python 940011 First Impressions

"This will not rep!"

I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I just pump the water directly into my sump. I would definitely recommend this product. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube with Tail/Connector, 10-Inch
  • Packaged with 2-1/2 feet of tubing and a female connector
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Compatible with the No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 8.32 Ounces
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Python 940011 Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I would definitely recommend this product. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs.

Overall Score
4.6


(63 Points)

5. Aquarium Accessories Vacuum Cleaner Siphon Suctions Pump Aquarium Tank

Corner Biz Aquarium First Impressions

"It is fine for my needs."

Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it.

  • Aquarium Accessories Vacuum Cleaner Siphon Suctions Pump Aquarium Tank
  • Clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively.
  • Press the pump to pump out the water, easy-to-use cleaner pump for aquarium.
  • The tube is long enough and flexible, convenient to use.
  • Removable filter prevents the small fishes and sand from sucked out.
  • Keeps the aquarium clean, gives your fish a nice living environment.
  • Manufacture: general
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Corner Biz Aquarium Final Thoughts

"Just saying."

I am so glad to have this for my fish care. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 65-inches, 2-Minutes to Assemble, BPA Free, E...

User Ratings: 59 9

SunGrow First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! The costomer service for this company is wonderful. And the price is more than reasonable. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 65-inches, 2-Minutes to Assemble, BPA Free, Easy-to-Use, Perfect for Small Fish Tanks
  • ✔ GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. SunGrow Aquarium Cleaning Pump kit is a system with a hand controller that helps you clear out your tank efficiently and quickly by having the features you definitely need! This is suitable for maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks. Each part is meticulously designed to give you the best aquarium cleaning experience you can possibly have.
  • ✔ ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MADE EASY — Every SunGrow fish tank substrate cleaner comes with a short nozzle with nozzle net, flexible standard tubing, operation/pump bulb and discharge hose. While all these parts can be adjusted and modified as per your needs, the operation bulb or the hand starter is its unique component that sets it apart from other similar items in the market.
  • ✔ FREQUENT WATER CHANGE ENSURES HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT — Without water changes, invisible toxins build up in your tank creating toxic environment for your inhabitants. But, with the kink-resistant siphon cleaner by SunGrow, you can do it frequently and it will not take much of your time. This no-spill system is made high quality to not let aquarium fish get hurt or even disturbed while it is being used to transfer water.
  • ✔ 2-MINUTES TO SETUP — The short nozzle feature of SunGrow Aquarium sand and substrate cleaner is perfect when you want to replenish or drain water out of your tank. Just place the nozzle in your tank. For convenience, attach it with a suction cup. This will make work easier for you because you don’t need to hold it while draining out water! Press on, or squeeze the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the nozzle. See the description below for more details.
  • ✔ HASSLE-FREE STORAGE- The flexible siphon pump helps preventing the small gravel and debris from going into the hose. Not only that, after it has done the deed, it won’t give you a hard time thinking where you would store it, as it can be placed practically anywhere! With its strategic portable design, you can keep it in any place you want where you can easily access it the next time you need it.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed!"

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. That said, the results were excellent. That said, the results were excellent. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE.

Overall Score
4.1


(2795 Points)

7. YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Clea...

User Ratings: 41 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"I love this."

Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Cleaner | Sludge Extractor | Water Changer | Sand Washing | Dirt Suction
  • Application: This aquarium electric gravel sand washer is suitable for daily fish tank cleaning or water change maintenance,Suit for freshwater and seawater. Easy To Install And Use
  • 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.
  • Water change mode: When using the water change mode, please install the water pipe at the package to easily change the water.
  • Power is 6W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 92 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue.
  • With 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,water low level can reach 1.97In - 3.94In.it is also equip with soft water hose, it is more easy to empoty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"I love it."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I should have believed the other reviews. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

Overall Score
3.6


(207 Points)

8. FarBoat Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Siphon Water Changer with Long Nozzle for Cleaning Changin...

FarBoat First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

At first I was furious with this thing. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. This gravel vacuum works very well. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. This gravel vacuum works very well. I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • FarBoat Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Siphon Water Changer with Long Nozzle for Cleaning Changing Water
  • Material: Plastic. Robust, high quality, eco-friendly and durable.
  • Nozzle: Prevent from sucking large gravels or small fish and shrimp, no blockage and keep the animals safe.
  • Cleaning fish waste, gravel and sand while replacing water, will not hurt fish in your aquarium.
  • Easy to use, time-saving and labour-saving.
  • Guarantee Service: 100% Satisfaction guarantee and reliable customer service within a 24 hour time support.
  • Manufacture: FarBoat
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FarBoat Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

I should have believed the other reviews. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I wish i had bought this the first time. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. Brynnl Planted Aquariums Tools, 5 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquascaping Tool Kit, Straight Tweezer, Curve...

User Ratings: 50

Brynnl First Impressions

"We shall see."

Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. That said, the results were excellent. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I wish i had bought this the first time. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • Brynnl Planted Aquariums Tools, 5 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquascaping Tool Kit, Straight Tweezer, Curved Tweezer, Straight Scissor, Curved Scissor, Spatula, Aquarium Starter Kits for Aquariums Tank
  • 【5 in 1 Package】You will get 1 x straight tweezers, 1 x curved tweezers,1 x straight scissors,1 x curved scissors,1 x spatula. Gift:1x handheld bag, for you to package well when not in use.
  • 【High Quality Material】Aquarium tool set is made of sturdy and high quality stainless steel. It is not easy to rust, just make sure to rinse and dry them off after every use with clean cloth and they will work for a long time.
  • 【Multi-Functional Tools】These aquarium plant tools are perfect for clipping and removing withered and decaying leaves from aquarium plants.You can use the tongs to pick up dead leaves and debris from the substrate. It also serves as the best utensil for those expertise water plants cultivators in the caring of young aquarium plants.
  • 【Good for Plant and Fish】Specially designed delicate clip end, no harm to your small or thin water plants, minimum water disturbance rather than use hand directly. If you use your hand it maybe disturbs the fishes and moved debris all over the aquarium when you put your hand in the water.
  • 【Widely Application】Great for all types of aquarium plants, fish tank substrate, gravel, and other aquarium decorations. The best for precision plant trimming and maintenance and not disturb the rest of the decor/plants.
  • Manufacture: Brynnl
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Brynnl Final Thoughts

"Just saying."

Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

10. Ruiqas Hand Syphon Pump,Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner, Great for Tank Water Changing Moss Remo...

Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001 First Impressions

"It is junk."

Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. A little tricky with the hand pump. And the price is more than reasonable.

  • Ruiqas Hand Syphon Pump,Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner, Great for Tank Water Changing Moss Removal Gravel Cleaning.
  • ▲【EASY TO USE】Just press the air-pressing button to pump water out, Equipped with flow adjuster,easy to install and operate.Easy to use with air-pressing button, no battery required.Helps you easily change water, wash sand and remove moss on fish tank wall.
  • ▲【DESIGN】Built-in 3D filter can prevent small fishes and water plants from being sucking out.270cm long silicone water tube, durable and corrosion-resistant.Simple to adjust water flow with a plastic clip.
  • ▲【PREVENT BLOCKING】Aquarium gravel filter cleaner can replace the water and keep water fresh,with filter basket in the tube, effectively avoiding blocking by gravel.It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium.
  • ▲【PACKAGE INCLUDES】1 x Main Body,2 x 40cm Water Inlet Tube,1 x 270cm Flexible Hose (diameter:1cm),1 x Water Flow Adjustable Clip,1 x Water Tube Fixing Clip,1 x Filter,1 x Connector,1 x Scraper
  • ▲【SERVICE GUARANTEE】We have professional, premium aftermarket replacement. Any problem of this product, you can send emails as soon. We will provide you excellent customer service and 100% satisfaction warranty.
  • Manufacture: Ruiqas
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 12.91 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001
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Ruiqas 1388257/120163AM93-1001 Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

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