Editor's Choice - Our Favorite LONDAFISH Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer

User Ratings: 37 25

LONDAFISH First Impressions

"Etc etc etc."

This gravel vacuum works very well. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer
  • fish tank siphon vacuum cleaner fish tank automatic cleaner
  • EASY TO USE- Installed gravel cleaner,please keep the water level between the MAX and MIN,then strat switch.When the outlet can draw water,raise the gravel cleaner,let the head and outlet above the water.
  • MULTIPURPOSE- The cleaner can install the battery and use by the adaptor directly.(the package contain the connector:3V 2A) Freely adjust the different lengths:62cm/73cm/100cm, suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • CLEANING FUNCTION- Can clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively without requiring a water change.
  • PLEASE NOTE- Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance and actually continuous work within 20 minutes
  • FEATURE AND ACCESSORIES- High safety performance,only need 2 size C type alkaline battery(not included).The blue hose length:70 cm;diameter:1 cm.Accessories :Siphon Water Siphon Asin: B077HS6YPS ;The Filter Bag Asin: B07B48GZ23
  • Manufacture: LONDAFISH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LONDAFISH
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

LONDAFISH Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(502 Points)

2. 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)

3. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

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

4. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and Filter Gravel...

User Ratings: 59 9

SSRIVER First Impressions

"Debris gets sucked up."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I just pump the water directly into my sump. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and Filter Gravel Cleaning with Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller- BPA Free
  • HANDY DESINGN: With well-formed shape, compact structure with 2pcs water inlet tubes(15.74in*2), it is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • 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.
  • EASY TO USE: just press the air-pressing button to pump water out, Equipped with flow adjuster,easy to install and operate.Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is perfect for cleaning up your aquarium.
  • EQUIPPED WITH MANY ACCESSORIEC: soft hose, water flow clamp, Glass scraper(Clean up algae and stains on the fish tank),hose clamp and anti-back flow valve design.Valve is already installed, you don't need to install it again.
  • transparent: We strive for satisfaction rating with all of our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Manufacture: SSRIVER
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SSRIVER
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

SSRIVER Final Thoughts

"The primer pump works."

I wish i had bought this the first time. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I wish i had bought this the first time.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(1610 Points)

5. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer...

CBsana First Impressions

"Would def recommend!"

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button & Adjustable Water Flow Controller, Glass Scraper
  • 4 in 1 Function: (1): Water Changing: The gravel vacuum for aquarium built-in great suction power airbag, pulls the water out fast with few squeezed of the trigger, easy to operate, save effort. (2): Sand Washing: Design with 3D filter basket net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the tank. (3): Debris Suction: Suck out fish poop & debris when cleaning sand by move pipe up and down, keep water fresh. (4) Glass Algae Cleaning: Come with a glass scraper accessories.
  • Easy to Use: Just a few squeezed of the trigger to pump water, keep squeezed until water flow out naturally. The more & higher level water, the more pressure, the more easy squeezed. Before water changing, make sure connect fine the pipe, hose and clamp, fix cleaner on edge of glass by screw ( Cleaner best angel is 45°tilt ), free your hand.
  • Great for Different Tank Sizes : This fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner have 3 pieces extension inlet pipe (11.8In/pipe), 80.7In outlet hose and glass scraper, connect and use them according to your tanks size, suitable for various types of larger and small tank. Please note that water outlet must lower at least 19.6 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Accessories Include: 3* Inlet pipe(11.8In), 2* Pipe connector, 1* 80.7In PVC outlet hose, 1* Air-pressing control body with screw ( fix cleaner on glass of edge, save waiting times), 1* Glass scraper, 1* Water flow clamp ( Helped to control suction power), 1* Bucket clamp ( Keep hose from kinking, avoid affecting water drain ).
  • Service Guarantee: We provide high quality aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner and best service for our customer. If you are not fully satisfied with our product, we will refund you. Please feel free to contact us if there have any question or problem, we will solve well for you.
  • Insert the pipe into the sand and slightly lift the equipment to agitate up and down for wash, debris and fish poop would suck out with water, remember don't need too much sand for each time wash.
  • Material: PE + PVC
  • Operating method: Manual air-pressing of trigger
  • Manufacture: CBsana
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CBsana
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

CBsana Final Thoughts

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. 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. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand ...

User Ratings: 52 48

Peralng First Impressions

"It works great."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part.

  • Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer for Aquarium and Water Changer, Aquarium Sand Cleaner Kit
  • 【6 IN 1 Version Multifunction: Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner】The aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner have 6 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower + water flow. A variety of cleaning functions allow you to solve cleaning troubles in one step without buying too many tools. Convenient and saves space.
  • 【Strong Power and Suction】Power: 28W, Suction: 1800L/H. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. 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.
  • 【Adjustable Length】Matching 4 extension tubes, it can be extends from 18.5 inch to 32.7 inch. You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium.
  • 【Safe & Durable】 Multi-page rotor spiral core, energy saving and preventing jamming, make sure it is safe to use for our customers and your love fish.
  • 【EASY TO USE】After installation according to the mode of the manual, turn on the power to 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.
  • Manufacture: Forever Forward
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Peralng
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Peralng Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
3.1

[star rating="3.1"]
(3 Points)

7. Tropical Science Labs ATC99005 Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater, 16-Ounce

Tropical Science Labs 731555990057 First Impressions

"It works great!"

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I wish i had bought this the first time. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • Tropical Science Labs ATC99005 Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater, 16-Ounce
  • Tropical Science Labs Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater
  • Liquid Gravel Vac from Tropical Science Bio-labs utilizes the natural science of aquatic environmental chemistry
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations.
  • Tropical Science Labs Liquid Gravel Vac Saltwater
  • Liquid Gravel Vac from Tropical Science Bio-labs utilizes the natural science of aquatic environmental chemistry
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations
  • Available in both saltwater and marine/reef formulations
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tropical Science Labs 731555990057
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Tropical Science Labs 731555990057 Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

What I love about this is the water return function. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
5.0

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

8. NICREW Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 2 in 1 Sludge Extractor for Medium and L...

User Ratings: 49 16

NICREW HXS-01 First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • NICREW Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 2 in 1 Sludge Extractor for Medium and Large Tanks
  • Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • Easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel
  • Decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in your aquarium while reducing strain on your filter
  • Eco-friendly products support aquatic life with a "green" approach
  • This unit can be used in freshwater and saltwater aquariums with a water depth of up to approx. 28”
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW HXS-01
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

NICREW HXS-01 Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(1163 Points)

9. 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)

10. Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057

User Ratings: 56 6

Fluval 11057 First Impressions

"I love it."

I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. What I love about this is the water return function. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057
  • Convenient and effective tool for cleaning aquariums
  • Sucks up dirt and debris from aquarium
  • Built in gravel guard to prevent clogging
  • Equipped with 15 inch long tube plus an additional 15 inch extension tube
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 12.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11057
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Fluval 11057 Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. At first I was furious with this thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(110 Points)

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