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
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(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
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(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
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(13 Points)

4. HEEPDD Aquarium Water Changer, 59inch Length Fish Tank Manual Cleaning Tool Gravel Sand Cleaner Vacu...

User Ratings: 24 25

HEEPDD First Impressions

"It really helped a lot."

It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • HEEPDD Aquarium Water Changer, 59inch Length Fish Tank Manual Cleaning Tool Gravel Sand Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Tube for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner (AS-999)
  • Easy to Use---This aquarium water changer is easy to use, you just need to put the tube head immersed into the water and move up and down to produce pressure in the tube, then the water will automatically flow through the pipe due to the siphon effect.
  • Multi Purpose---This aquarium water changer not only can change water, but also can clean up small gravel and remove excrement at ease.
  • Qualitative Materials---The soft long pipe of this aquarium water changer is made of PVC, which is eco-friendly, non-toxic and flexible.
  • Special Tube Head Design---This aquarium water changer adopts special tube head design, makes it more convenient than other products to change the water at the aquarium manually.
  • Suitable for Small Sized Aquarium---This aquarium water changer is mainly suitable for family small sized aquarium or fish tank.
  • Manufacture: HEEPDD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HEEPDD
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HEEPDD Final Thoughts

"That's all i want."

I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. 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. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE.

Overall Score
3.1


(8 Points)

5. 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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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

6. TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank

Emma Mall First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank
  • Battery operated siphon is perfect for siphoning nano tanks Easy flow rate allows for spot cleaning and getting to difficult to reach areas Removes debris without removing valuable aquarium water Reliable and easy-to-use Features easy flow rate
  • Manufacture: Unbrand
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Emma Mall
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Emma Mall Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. As you can see from the photo, it works great! So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water ...

Genrics First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

  • Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water Changer Sand Cleaner Feces Absorber
  • 【3-in-1 Function】Seven Master Gravel Cleaner allows your clean job be easier. Function 1-Water changing: Air-pressing button has good resilience, strong and durable, high efficiency of water change without getting wet. Function 2-Sand Washing: Built-in strainer, wash sand quickly to prevent your beloved fish and sand from being sucked out. Function 3-Excrement absorbing: Equipped with duckbill suction inlet accessory, easy to suck feces away
  • 【Considerate Design】Humanized design air-pressing button to ensure that the inlet pipe quickly filled with water. Equipped with fixture clamps to fixture clamp above and lower, and water flow can be adjusted as needed
  • 【Easy to Use】Press the air-pressing button with fingers lightly, and make sure that the inlet pipe filled with water and the water flows out automatically. You can easily and effectively clean of interior aquarium panes and absorb the residue. Its detachable structure makes it more convenient for storage and cleaning
  • 【Working Principle】Using siphon principle, the water will flow from the high to the low(ps: The outlet can work when it's below the water level).Suitable for various fish tank and aquarium height: <31.5inch
  • 【Accessories Include】2 * Inlet Pipe; 1 * Outlet Water Hose; 1 * Outlet Connector; 1 * Air-pressing Button; 3 * Fixture Clamp; 1 * Duckbill Suction; 1 * Inlet Pipe Connector; 1 * User Manual
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Genrics Final Thoughts

"Great customer service."

I just left the spongy looking one. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches

User Ratings: 65 3

Aqueon 100106091 First Impressions

"No biggie."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

  • Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches
  • Has a longer reach for deeper tanks
  • Easy and efficient for any level aquarist
  • Easy to clean
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 8.7 x 2 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106091
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106091 Final Thoughts

"Would def recommend!"

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

Overall Score
4.5


(54 Points)

9. 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

10. Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 25' Kit

User Ratings: 61 7

Lee's 11570 First Impressions

"The primer pump works."

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. As you can see from the photo, it works great! It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

  • Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 25' Kit
  • Ultimate Gravel Vac attaches directly to most faucets and allows water to drain directly into sink
  • Includes Fish-Saver cleaning assembly
  • No more need for heavy ,messy, un-wieldy buckets
  • Water changes refresh your aquarium with precious nutrients and remove excess debris.
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 9.63 x 14.25 inches; 3.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11570
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11570 Final Thoughts

"Again this item is great."

It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

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