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. Rehomy Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Water Changer Moss Removal Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Tool wit...

User Ratings: 31

Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA First Impressions

"And it worked great."

I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. 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. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect.

  • Rehomy Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Water Changer Moss Removal Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Tool with Water Flow Hose Controller Clamp
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL - Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. This kit allows you to easily clean your fish tank without wetting hands.
  • WATER FLOW CONTROLLER - 270cm long silicone water tube, durable and corrosion-resistant. Simple to adjust water flow with a plastic clip, help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe.
  • FISH PROTECTOR - Built-in 3D filter which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly, and can prevent small fishes and water plants from being sucking out.
  • EASY TO USE - With air-pressing button, just press the air-pressing button to pump water out. No battery required. Equipped with flow adjuster, easy to install and operate.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDE - 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
  • Manufacture: Rehomy
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 13.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA
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Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA Final Thoughts

"I have double stands."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

Overall Score
3.9


(3 Points)

3. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for ...

User Ratings: 51 9

SunGrow First Impressions

"Or just squeeze."

I just pump the water directly into my sump. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for Frequent Water Changes, Fish Tank Cleaning Kit for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • ✔ ALL INCLUSIVE AQUARIUM CLEANING KIT --- Everything you need to properly and effortlessly change your aquarium water is included in the all-in-one gravel cleaning kit by SunGrow. Not only do you receive the long nozzle, durable Rhinox tubing, priming bulb and discharge hose, but also a pair of high-quality mounting clips.
  • ✔ ELIMINATES UNPLEASANT FISHY SMELL --- We all love the look of our pet fish, but the fishy smell is a different story. The best way to keep your aquarium fresh is by regularly cleaning the gravel and substrate of debris. Fish waste, excess minerals and leftover food can get caught and begin to cause an unpleasant odor.
  • ✔ EXTRA LONG, FLEXIBLE NOZZLE --- Because the flexible vacuum nozzle in the practical SunGrow Aquarium Maintenance Kit is an extra long 4.5 feet (135cm), it makes cleaning your fish tank even easier. With such a long nozzle, there is no need to worry about getting your sleeves wet or spilling water.
  • ✔ EASY TO USE MOUNTING CLIPS --- Each aquarium water changer is easily mounted to the rim of your fish tank or bucket using the included pair of blue tube clips. With the help of these efficient mounting clips, any 8mm to 16mm hose or tubing is firmly held in place for quick and easy tank cleaning.
  • ✔ USEFUL FOR A VARIETY OF SUBSTRATES --- More than just a simple gravel cleaner, the easy prime suction pipe works on many types of tanks and different kinds of aquarium or terrarium substrates. The high quality siphon works on quartz gravel, sand, vermiculite and crushed coral for reef and brackish water tanks.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

Overall Score
4.0


(56 Points)

4. Shoresu Aquarium Clean Tool Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Pump Portable Blue

Shoresu First Impressions

"4- Finally a solution!"

I just pump the water directly into my sump. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

  • Shoresu Aquarium Clean Tool Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Pump Portable Blue
  • ♥ Easy to use water change, sucking fish feces and measuring, the maximum water absorption is 30ml.
  • ♥ Clean your gravel, siphon the dirt out while you are doing water change.
  • ♥ Material: Plastic
  • ♥ Quantity: 1 x Aquarium Cleaner Pump
  • ♥ Customer Satisfaction is Our Great Passion: Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! please be free to contact us if you are not satisfied for any reason
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Shoresu
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Shoresu Final Thoughts

"It is fine for my needs."

I found that it's difficult to use. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner Size: 4 oz.

User Ratings: 49

Ecological Laboratories First Impressions

"This is a great product."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. You won't go wrong with this product. I should have believed the other reviews. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. This gravel vacuum works very well. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! As you can see from the photo, it works great!

  • Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner Size: 4 oz.
  • Aquatic
  • Water Treatment and Conditioners
  • Freshwater Conditioners
  • 4 oz
  • Manufacture: Ecological Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ecological Laboratories
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Ecological Laboratories Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 30-Inch

User Ratings: 80 3

Python 30GT First Impressions

"Another tip."

I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 30-Inch
  • Packaged with 2-1/2 feet of tubing and a female connector
  • Made of durable plastic
  • For use with the No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 13.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 30GT
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Python 30GT Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

A little tricky with the hand pump. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I would definitely recommend this product. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive!

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

7. NICREW Power VAC Plus Electric Gravel Cleaner, Automatic Aquarium Cleaner with Sponge Filter, 3 in 1...

User Ratings: 46 13

NICREW N12250 First Impressions

"Works great."

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

  • NICREW Power VAC Plus Electric Gravel Cleaner, Automatic Aquarium Cleaner with Sponge Filter, 3 in 1 Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner for Medium and Large Tanks
  • 3-in-1 unit for quick cleanups or complete aquarium maintenance
  • Sponge filter traps debris while remaining easy to clean
  • Decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in your aquarium while reducing strain on your filter
  • Easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel
  • Equipped with flow adjustment valve to adjust the water flow rate (1/2" or 5/8" hose is NOT included)
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N12250
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NICREW N12250 Final Thoughts

"Sweat and hardwork."

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method.

Overall Score
3.8


(647 Points)

8. Long Aquarium Gloves,26 inches Shoulder Length Gloves Natural Rubber Glove for Fish Tank Cleaner Wat...

User Ratings: 61 4

SLSON First Impressions

"It is junk."

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • Long Aquarium Gloves,26 inches Shoulder Length Gloves Natural Rubber Glove for Fish Tank Cleaner Water Change Kitchen Washing Keep Hands Arms Dry,Large Size
  • SHOUDLER LENGTH AQUARIUM GLOVES: The length of aqumrium gloves is 26in, long enough to cover all your arm length, keep hands and arms dry when you clean the fish tank.
  • GREAT WATERPROOF MATERIAL:The fish tank cleaning gloves are made of high quality rubber, NO SEAM designed,ensure that water does not penetrate into the inner. It's puncture-resistant, durable and comfortable to touch.It can work with both sea water and fresh water.
  • EXCELLENT DEXTERIRTY: Lightweight long golves for fish tank is comfortable to wear, it won't hinder free movement of hands when you wear it.
  • EASY TO HOLD: Special texture on the palm, which can increase the friction force when holding the object even when wet, so that the item will not slideoff easily.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: This golves for fish tank is durable and long lasting, just rinse off when done. It can be used for all HOUSEHOLD needs including kitchen washing and car washing.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps someone."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I should have believed the other reviews. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I have large fish and large fish make large poop!

Overall Score
4.2


(59 Points)

9. QANVEE Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon

User Ratings: 45

QANVEE First Impressions

"The siphon works great."

If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • QANVEE Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon
  • Handheld or Hang on Siphon Equipment
  • Extendable gravel tube
  • Aquarium tubing
  • Manufacture: Qanvee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The QANVEE
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QANVEE Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

10. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Kit with Air-Pressing Button for Water Chang...

User Ratings: 47 14

Sammiu First Impressions

"I just can't use it."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Kit with Air-Pressing Button for Water Changing, Sand Washing, Absorption of Feces
  • 5 IN 1 Multifunctional: Water changing, sand washing,excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. Do not need to energize, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly , separates and removes debris from your aquarium.avoid smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus
  • Easy to Use: Connect the inlet and outlet pipe and put water inlet into a fish tank and the outlet into a bucket.just press the air-pressing button to pump water out.allow one-hand operation, let your hands free.
  • Fitting Different Size: 2 inlet tubes (40cm+40cm) can be combined together.suitable for fish tanks up to the depth of 90cm. Note: The position of water outlet must be lower than the inlet (at least 50cm)
  • Changing Water is No Longer a Difficulty: This fish tank cleaner kit helps you clean up your fish tank efficiently and quickly! will not hurt any aquarium life when in use!Perfect for drainage, cleaning fish leftover food, droppings and fine gravel.create clean underwater environment for your aquarium inhabitants!
  • 1 *Air-pressing button
  • 1 x Water Flow Clamp
  • 1 x Fixture Clamp
  • Manufacture: Sammiu
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sammiu
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Sammiu Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. As you can see from the photo, it works great! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen.

Overall Score
3.9


(23 Points)

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