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. SunGrow Betta Tank Cleaner, for Small Betta Fish Tank, Tetra fish, Gravel Cleaner, Inches, 2-Minutes...

User Ratings: 61 7

SunGrow First Impressions

"We shall see."

Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I just pump the water directly into my sump. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • SunGrow Betta Tank Cleaner, for Small Betta Fish Tank, Tetra fish, Gravel Cleaner, Inches, 2-Minutes to Assemble, Complete Kit with Priming Bulb, No Mess and Spillage During Water Maintenance
  • ✔ FREQUENT WATER CHANGE ENSURES HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR BETTA — Without water change, you may experience that your territorial fish is living under stress. But, with the short nozzle siphon kit by SunGrow, you can do it frequently and it will not take much of your time. This no-spill system is made of high-quality to not let aquarium fish get hurt or even disturbed while it is being used to transfer water.
  • ✔ ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MADE EASY — Every SunGrow Betta Splendens’ 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 the unique component that sets it apart from other similar items in the market.
  • ✔ GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. SunGrow Aquarium 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 fish tank. Each part is meticulously designed to give you the best aquarium clearing experience you can possibly have.
  • ✔ 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. Press on or squeeze the operation 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 restricts the entering of 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 BPA-Free Siphon, Durable plastic. Assembles in 2 Minutes.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

"This item is wonderful."

I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

Overall Score
4.2


(201 Points)

3. Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon

User Ratings: 75 25

BETTA Jnk070 First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. And the price is more than reasonable. I would definitely recommend this product. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • Betta Small Gravel Cleaner & Siphon
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5 x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: 7 Inch (18.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: J&K AQUATICS
  • Item Weight: 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk070
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BETTA Jnk070 Final Thoughts

"Exactly what I needed!"

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I found that it's difficult to use. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

4. Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft

User Ratings: 63 8

Unigift First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

I just left the spongy looking one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. At first I was furious with this thing. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft
  • EASY TO USE- Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump. Spot clean by inserting the filter into the gravel and squeezing the pump to create a siphon then slightly lifting up so you don’t remove fish tank gravel.
  • NO MESS SHUT OFF VALVE- Our fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve that will ensure water does not spill on the ground when you’re done cleaning. The aquarium siphon pump can used around carpet with no worries of spilling water.
  • RIGID PIPE SECTION- The aquarium vacuum cleaner hose is designed with an 8.2Ft rigid filter and pipe section to make cleaning the aquarium quick and easy. The total length with flexible hose is 8 feet (96 inches).The fish tank vacuum parts are made so you can attach even longer sections of hose if needed.
  • FILTER –Place the filter of the fish tank gravel cleaner on to gravel to clean gravel bed while making a regular water change. Water will flow quickly thru and the filter will separate gravel from debris. With this filter attached you will not be able to pump out larger gravel, plants or fish.
  • Safety: protect your fishes from scare while replacing the water.
  • Manufacture: UniGift
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unigift
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Unigift Final Thoughts

"Happy customer."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
4.1


(35 Points)

5. Fish Tank Cleaner, Battery-Powered Aquarium Fish Tank Easy Assemble Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Siphon Wat...

User Ratings: 38

Aramox First Impressions

"Lesson learned."

I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly.

  • Fish Tank Cleaner, Battery-Powered Aquarium Fish Tank Easy Assemble Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Siphon Water Filter for Medium and Large Fish Tanks
  • 【Function】 Cleaning your gravel and catch dirt without doing a water change.Helps to change the water in the fish tank efficiently and quickly.
  • 【Battery powered】Safe for you and your fish.Easy to install and use.The battery is not included.
  • 【Scope of Application】 Can also be used to siphon the water out for a water change.
  • 【Work Principle】The aquarium water changer sucks the dirt with water through a filter bag.Clean your gravel, siphon the dirt out without requiring a water change.
  • 【Bar Height Adjustable】Height Adjustable from 40cm to 95cm.You can adjust the height according to your needs.
  • Manufacture: Aramox
  • Product Dimensions: 17.72 x 5.12 x 2.76 inches; 13.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aramox
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Aramox Final Thoughts

"I love this."

I just left the spongy looking one. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! They more than helped me resolve my situation. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

6. Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Fish Tank Drainer Aquarium Water Change Tool Water C...

User Ratings: 69 31

Hffheer First Impressions

"I recommend highly."

The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Fish Tank Drainer Aquarium Water Change Tool Water Changer for Small Fish Tank
  • 【Multifunction】Small vacuum cup makes cleaning around and under stones, wood and corals easy. Fish tank drainer can also clean the sand and purifiy of water at the same time in change the water process.
  • 【Easy To Use】Small container self priming water transfer design for more quick jobs Easy to use, suitable for maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks.
  • 【 High Quality】Made of high quality plastic, not easily crack, strong and durable.which could ensure a long time use. Its flexible clear hose transfer liquids and more faster.
  • 【Unique Design】Ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning.double functions for wash sand and change water, more convenient to use.
  • 【 Strong Wash Sand Ability】Just adjust the slope angle, fish tank gravel cleaner can effectively suck up the fish manure and feed residues in the sand.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
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Hffheer Final Thoughts

"Then you vacuum."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I have large fish and large fish make large poop! 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

7. Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Fee...

User Ratings: 41 16

Pssopp First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Feeder Water Transfer Tool with Extension Tube
  • 【Keep Your Fish Tank Clean】The Fish Tank Dropper can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom. It is perfect for stirring up waste in the bottom of the tank and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【4 Scales on the Pipe】With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml). This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【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 product before use.
  • 【Widely Used】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.
  • 【High Quality】Our fish tank water changer is made of non-toxic plastic material, will not harm your fish.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.82 Ounces
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Pssopp Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
3.7


(8 Points)

8. SM SunniMix Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Water Changer with Flow Controll...

SM SunniMix First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I wish i had bought this the first time. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • SM SunniMix Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Water Changer with Flow Controller, Long Nozzle
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SM SunniMix
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SM SunniMix Final Thoughts

"It works great."

Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. You won't go wrong with this product. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

9. VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water...

User Ratings: 53 12

VavoPaw First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

  • VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water Flow Controller, Extendable Pipe, Fish Tank Sand Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit - Black
  • 5 in 1 Function: This Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, which can be used for Sand Washing, Water Channging, Excrement Absorbing, Sand Raking, Fish Tank Glass Scraping and so on.
  • Convenient Air-pressing Button: Keep pressing until the water flows out automatically. Tips: Please keep the outlet below the inlet at least 19.69 inch / 50 cm when pumping water.
  • Easy to Use: It's convenient to install and easy to operate. Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank. Please note that the water outlet must lower at least 20 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which can protect little fish and small gravel from sucking out of the aquarium accidentally.
  • Included Glass Scraper: Clean your fish tank without scratching it. The dimension of the glass scraper is : 5.7 inch * 2.6 inch ( 14.5 cm * 6.7 cm ).
  • Manufacture: VavoPaw
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches; 10 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VavoPaw
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VavoPaw Final Thoughts

"Love this product!"

I would definitely recommend this product. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I just left the spongy looking one. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
3.9


(161 Points)

10. Aqueon Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender

User Ratings: 51 7

Aqueon 100106227 First Impressions

"Still working great."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

  • Aqueon Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for Aquariums: 5-15 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 18.4 x 1.3 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106227
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Aqueon 100106227 Final Thoughts

"This works really well."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I found that it's difficult to use. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(27 Points)

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