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

1. Luigi's Aquarium/Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner - A Hand Syphon Pump to Drain and Replace Your ...

User Ratings: 64 6

Luigi's First Impressions

"This item is wonderful."

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would definitely recommend this product. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

  • Luigi's Aquarium/Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner - A Hand Syphon Pump to Drain and Replace Your Water in Minutes!
  • ✔️️ - No Messy drips, and a sturdy one way valve to improve suction. You can clear 30L in about 5 minutes.
  • ✔️️ - Filter through the gravel using the attachment to suck up food, fish waste and toxins that build up in your tank.
  • ✔️️ - Use The attached filter to prevent sucking up small fish and shrimps.
  • ✔️️ - A lot of fish accessories are overpriced. This simple, robust product does the job of a much more expensive siphon at a fraction of the cost.
  • ✔️️ % - If you're not happy for any reason just let us know and we'll give you an instant refund. No questions asked!
  • Manufacture: Luigi's
  • Item Weight: 2.89 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Luigi's
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Luigi's Final Thoughts

"Well worth it."

Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would definitely recommend this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(10036 Points)

2. EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock

User Ratings: 53 16

Eheim 3531090 First Impressions

"The thing is huge, too."

So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. A little tricky with the hand pump. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I should have believed the other reviews.

  • EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock
  • Easy to use - no buckets or hoses required
  • Extends intervals between water changes
  • Fully submersible up to 3 feet
  • Battery operated
  • Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.5 x 24 inches; 15.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3531090
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Eheim 3531090 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful product!"

I would definitely recommend this product. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I found that it's difficult to use. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(2220 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

[star rating="4"]
(56 Points)

4. Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cle...

User Ratings: 53 13

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Happy customer."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! As you can see from the photo, it works great! Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. That said, the results were excellent.

  • Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cleaner Filter Changer 110V/28W
  • ✔【Upgraded 6 In 1 Multifunction Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The upgraded aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner have 6 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower + water flow. Suit for freshwater and seawater and various depth fish tank.
  • ✔【Strong Power】The 110V/28W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 1700L/H. It only takes 0.5 hour to pump out a 180-gallon tank. At the same time, the pump flow is adjustable.
  • ✔【Powerful Cleaning Function】It can be used for clean gravel, absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly.
  • ✔【Easy to Install and Use】Please check the video before using. Plug in the power and turn on the switch to use.
  • ✔【Satisfaction Guaranted】Our team of professionals is constantly working to make you happier. We provide technical support for customers 24/7, If you have any questions or issues about your purchase, please feel free to reach us directly to us and we will gladly assist you at any time!! We are confident in the quality of our product and give you LIFETIME WARRANTY and great customer support.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.12 x 31.5 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this thing."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(837 Points)

5. IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon...

User Ratings: 36 25

IREENUO First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks!

  • IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon Pump Water Changer with 3 Pcs Replaceable Mesh Bags
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANING TOOL --- IREENUO aquarium vacuum is the ideal cleaning tool, which is a 3 in 1 multifunction siphon pump for cleaning gravel & algae and changing water. Make your cleaning fish tank effortless!
  • AUTOMATIC WORK BY BATTERY --- Different from traditional cleaner, which requires manual pressing to work, IREENUO fish tank gravel cleaner is powered by 2 batteries (2 C/LR14), which is faster and more convenient. But please don't use it continuously for more than 30min to preventing motor damaging.
  • EASY TO USE --- The aquarium gravel siphon can be installed easily according to the icons. To get the strongest suction, please keep the current water level between the min and max water level on the handle before you press the power button. Only that can it work with strong suction at any water level.
  • ADJUSTABLE TUBE LENGTH --- Three tubes of different lengths can be freely combined with a tube buckle, the maximum length of the combination of the tube is 73cm. Suitable for small, medium, and large aquariums.
  • ❗ ❗ ❗ NOTE --- To make sure the service life of the fish tank siphon pump, do not use it continuously for more than 30 min and do not sink the battery compartment into the water. To make sure strong suction, must keep the current water level in the min and max water level line before you press the power button.
  • The excretion of fish feces and the accumulation of metabolic waste from aquatic plants lead to turbid water quality in fish tanks, which affects fish life.
  • Garbage hidden in the gravel is difficult to clean, powerful suction of cleaner can absorb them by water flow. You can cleans the fine impurities in the gravel quickly and easily.
  • The traditional manual water changer is time-consuming and laborious, which is inefficient. An electric fish tank cleaner can help you drain the water in the tank faster.
  • Manufacture: IREENUO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IREENUO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.2']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

IREENUO Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

You won't go wrong with this product. 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. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. 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. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(465 Points)

6. Python Ulti-Vac Pond Aquarium Maintenance System

User Ratings: 26 31

Python 940041 First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

  • Python Ulti-Vac Pond Aquarium Maintenance System
  • Effortless, mess-free cleaning
  • Extracts rotting and decaying debris from hard to reach areas
  • Removable waste chamber
  • Kindly refer Installation Manual under product details
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 47.05 x 8 x 6.05 inches; 4.95 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 940041
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Python 940041 Final Thoughts

"Or just squeeze."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

Overall Score
3.0

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

7. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 36-Inch

User Ratings: 82 1

Python 36GT First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. This gravel vacuum works very well. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 36-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.
  • Part Number: 36GT
  • Material: Cotton
  • Item Weight: 15 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Size: 2.00 x 2.00 x 36.00
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 36GT
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Python 36GT Final Thoughts

"Another tip."

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(160 Points)

8. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

9. SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Be...

User Ratings: 66 4

SunGrow First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber, Double-Ended Brushes (0.5 inch and 1 inch), Flexible and Bendable 61’’ Stainless Steel Spring, for U-Shape and Bent Pipes
  • ✔PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO REMOVE DIRT OF AQUARIUM FILTER TUBING --- As residuals can easily form inside the tubes of your tank’s canister filter, you will need a tool to clear these all out. Double Ended Brush Aquarium Filter Tubing Scrubber by SunGrow can assist you with this task to maximize potential usage of your filter. The larger brush fits right into the handle and catches everything in its path. The smaller brush, on the other hand, can get into tight spaces and leaves no visible residue.
  • ✔DURABLE AND NOT PRONE TO DEFORMATION --- Made from superior quality stainless spring, it is perfect to tidy up the interior of assorted hoses. It can’t be easily broken and won’t rust. Brushes are also soft, and you can also use this tool numerous times without being deformed.
  • ✔BENDABLE AND FLEXIBLE --- Brushes are circular and bristly which are firmly connected to flexible springs that can reach deep into the hose. The ends can also be bent to reach into the hard U-shapes of filter intake tubes.
  • ✔EASY TO USE --- Find the right end for the brush that you will use and just push it into the pipe gently in the back and forth motion. Work further inside the tube and avoid any forceful action as you try to remove dirt. Once done, just wash with a mild detergent and warm water then thoroughly rinse with cool water.
  • ✔MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS --- Aside from being the perfect brush for your aquarium equipment, you can likewise use this for your toilet and kitchen. It will also not disappoint when you plan on utilizing this tool to any bent tube and pipe.
  • Two-sized Brushes for Canister Filter Maintenance
  • Bendable and Flexible High-Quality Stainless-Steel Spring
  • Useful for Bent Pipes and U-shape Tubes
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(65 Points)

10. SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Re...

User Ratings: 62 4

SLSON First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

I just left the spongy looking one. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

  • SLSON Coral Feeder Waste Cleaner for Fish Tank Multifunction Dropper Pipette Water Transfer Waste Remover for Aquarium Accessies Long Acrylic Marine Fish Feeding Tool, 20.4 inches
  • LONG SYRINGE CORAL FEEDER: 20.47'' in total length,this acrylic coral feeding stick make it easy to target feed liquid phytoplankton to corals or other invertebrates and aquatic animals. Convenient to control and allows you to directly feed your sea squirt, filter feeders and timid fish with ease and comfort
  • ASSEMBLABLE MUlTI-FUNCTIONAL AQUARIUM FEEDING TUBE: assembling together to be a long handle tube for large fish tank,or use short part for small aquarium/ fish bowls,feed coral or fish directly ,also perfect for liquid fertilizer add in fresh water plant tank,eradicate detris and excess debris from those hard to reach areas of the fish tank
  • LONG HANDLE WATER CLEAN TOOLS: quick to clean your aquarium and change water without wet your hand,reach hidden crevices and underneath the gravel at the bottom of your fish tank to remove waste, residual food, and excess debris,make you daily maintenance easier
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: made of quality arylic and rubber material, safe for fish and corals, easy to clean,This long-lasting plastic will never easy to be broken as glass. Easy to clean and to disassemble.
  • ACCURATE MEASUREMENT FEEDER: covered with 10mL, 15mL, 20mL ,30mL and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 FL Oz measurement on the transparent body,provide a accurate feeding capacity and prevent overfeeding
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

SLSON Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use.

Overall Score
4.3

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

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