Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marina Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 58 10

Marina 11060 First Impressions

"GRAVEL CLEANER works!"

I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Returned, but agreed to try another one. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner
  • Exclusive gravel guard cleans while keeping gravel in the tank
  • Quick and hassle-free start-up
  • Non-kinking hose
  • Oval shape for easy access to corners
  • 10-inch cleaning tube, 1-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5.6 x 12.5 inches; 5.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11060
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Marina 11060 Final Thoughts

"It was easy to assemble."

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

Overall Score
4.1

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Marina Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. Hagen Marina Betta Waste Remover for Aquarium

User Ratings: 52 10

Marina 11056A1 First Impressions

"Works great."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Hagen Marina Betta Waste Remover for Aquarium
  • Waste Remover for betta kits
  • Easy to use
  • Helps provide your betta with a fresh environment to live in
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2.8 x 13.5 inches; 1.41 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11056A1
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Marina 11056A1 Final Thoughts

"It cleans itself!"

I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! That said, the results were excellent.

Overall Score
3.9

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

3. Marina Suction Pump for Marina AquaVac

User Ratings: 61

Marina 11046 First Impressions

"It's so easy."

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I may modify mine to be more robust. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free.

  • Marina Suction Pump for Marina AquaVac
  • Suction Pump attachment for use with the Marina AquaVac
  • Includes brass and garden adapters for female connectors
  • Includes rubber O-Rings
  • For use with the Marina AquaVac's 11040 and 11041
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.9 x 8.7 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11046
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Marina 11046 Final Thoughts

"Finally, I found this."

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106229 First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom.

  • Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • 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: 15-35 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 18.3 x 1.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106229
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Aqueon 100106229 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

I am so glad to have this for my fish care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(4836 Points)

5. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

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

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

6. VIVOSUN Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner with Fishing Net Long Nozzle Water F...

User Ratings: 59 7

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Good purchase."

Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

  • VIVOSUN Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner with Fishing Net Long Nozzle Water Flow Controller - BPA Free
  • PREMEIUM MATERIAL: Made of safe, non-toxic plastic that is both solid and BPA-free so you can guarantee the health and safety of your pets; This hose differs from vinyl tubing and prevents kicks and roll-ups and ensures that water flows smoothly
  • DURABLE OPERATION BULB: Equipped with a large operation bulb which is sturdy and durable so you can get the water flowing without further pumping; Just use 5-10 pumps and it’ll start up!
  • FLOW CONTROL: Something we all need! Comes in handy to control the amount and speed of water and prevents messes from occurring
  • DUAL NOZZLE DESIGN: Made with two nozzles – one shorter and one longer; The short nozzle is for draining water from the tank; The long nozzle is for washing and cleaning gravel, sand, and substrate
  • SMALL SUCTION CUP: Comes with a small suction cup that attaches the nozzle to the glass wall of your aquarium for a complete one-hand cleaning operation; You can even walk away while moving water out of the tank!
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Research tank set up."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(854 Points)

7. Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Clea...

User Ratings: 75 6

Adnikia First Impressions

"It's so easy."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. What I love about this is the water return function. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

  • Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • 【QUALIFIED MATERIAL】- Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • 【WIDELY USE】- This Aquarium Clean Pipette 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.
  • 【KEEP FISHTANK CLEAN】- The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. It is perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【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 item before use.
  • 【SCALES DESIGN】- With 6 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml/40ml/50ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • Manufacture: Adnikia
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Adnikia
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Adnikia Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(30 Points)

8. 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)

9. Jor Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and ...

User Ratings: 81 19

JOR First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Jor Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and Elastic Cuff, Ensures Regular Fish Tank Maintenance, No-Skid Design, 1 Pair
  • PERFECT MATCH FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED AQUARIUMS --- A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove is not waterproof. The pair of gloves is perfectly fit for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.
  • DIFFERENT ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile pair of Jor Aquarium Gloves are useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, scrubbing the bathroom and dish washing.
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 19.6 inches (50 cm) Jor Aquarium Gloves with superior seamless stitching. A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that the Jor Aquarium Gloves won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them, adding even more protection from water and marine life.
  • RESTRAIN YOUR PETS FROM CONTAMINATION --- Every aquarium owner knows how sensitive fish and aquatic life is. A direct contact of your skin with them or the water that they live in, might contaminate and cause its inhabitants allergic reactions. To avoid this unfortunate situation, use Jor Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • NO-SKID DESIGN FOR ADDED SAFETY --- The innovative no-skidding surface of the Jor Aquarium Gloves is very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • Manufacture: JOR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JOR
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

JOR Final Thoughts

"Treat that water."

I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(7 Points)

10. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 52 12

Hagen 11062 First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have been looking for this for years. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium
  • Exclusive gravel guard cleans while keeping gravel in the tank
  • Quick and hassle-free start-up
  • Non-kinking hose
  • Oval shape for easy access to corners
  • 15-inch cleaning tube, 2.5-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube and clip
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.82 x 10.4 inches; 0.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11062
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Hagen 11062 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. You won't go wrong with this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I have been looking for this for years.

Overall Score
4.0

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

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