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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • 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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • 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. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"Debris gets sucked up."

Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several 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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Laifoo Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

Overall Score
4.4


(668 Points)

5. Aqua KT Premium Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Sand Cleaner Filler Strainer Water Changer for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 49 10

Aqua KT First Impressions

"Very easy clean up!"

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. That said, the results were excellent. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I just pump the water directly into my sump. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely.

  • Aqua KT Premium Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Sand Cleaner Filler Strainer Water Changer for Fish Tank
  • Professional gravel cleaner is required for universal fish aquarium in your home.
  • Design to separate and remove the debris from gravel in your fish tank, very effective and helpful.
  • With long nozzle and vacuum design, offer strong suction and separate gravel quickly. Not only Time saving, but also less stressful on both fish and owner.
  • 3 in 1 multifunctional product, for Water Changer, Gravel Cleaning and Dirt Suction. No smell and safety, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank.
  • Enough to clean every corner of the fish tank without wet hands, quickly draining dirty water.
  • Manufacture: Aqua KT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqua KT
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqua KT Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Overall Score
3.8


(23 Points)

6. KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand....

User Ratings: 54 11

KASAN First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

  • KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand. with a Pneumatic Button Adjustment Control, it is a Vacuum Cleaner for Aquarium
  • Multi-Function Cleaning Kit: The KASAN Gravel Clean Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit enables a multi-purpose cleaning fish tank. It can wash the sand, scrape the algae, absorb the remaining debris and beautify the sandstone arrangement. It can make your aquarium cleaner and is a vacuum cleaner in the aquarium.
  • Equipped with many accessories: pneumatic buttons, valves, algae scrapers, inlet tubes, outlet tubes, air clips.
  • Reasonable design: The valve supplied with this product will not block the gravel and will not suck the fish. The algae scraper is a plastic material and you don't have to worry about affecting your fish tank.
  • Wide range of applications: The kit is equipped with two 15.7-inch inlet tubes. The installation length can be selected according to the height of the fish tank. Therefore, it is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. See the installation video for the installation process.
  • After-sales service: Provide you with 12 months of 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with a professional solution.
  • The multi-purpose gravel cleaner is equipped with two 15.75-inch tubes for all sizes of fish tanks. Equipped with your own basket filter, it will not suck the fish and sand.
  • Equipped with a holder that can be attached to the aquarium to release hands for ease of use. It does not affect the normal activities of fish when used.
  • Effctive removal of debris in the aquarium througout the water changing process.
  • Manufacture: KASAN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KASAN
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KASAN Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process.

Overall Score
3.9


(795 Points)

7. U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Manual Siphon Water Changer Fish Tank Filter Perfect For Cl...

User Ratings: 59 9

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It was easy to assemble."

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. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I wish i had bought this the first time. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Manual Siphon Water Changer Fish Tank Filter Perfect For Cleaning And Changing Water In Tank
  • 1.GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. U-BCOO Aquarium Cleaning Pump kit is a system with a hand controller that helps you clear out your tank efficiently and quickly by having the features you definitely need! This is suitable for maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks. Each part is meticulously designed to give you the best aquarium cleaning experience you can possibly have.
  • 2.SAFE MATERIAL FOR YOUR FISH AND ENVIRONMENT - In life, humans need a safe and healthy environment, and so are fish. Every component of the U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit is made with high-quality, Environmentally friendly, durable,sturdy, BPA-free plastic. Select U-BCOO Environmentally friendly Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit, not only take care of your fish is also concerned about the nature.
  • 3.Nozzles - The Nozzle is for cleaning fish leftover food, droppings And fine gravel / Takes the Waste out while Replacing the Water; Will not Hurt any Aquarium Life when in use.
  • 4.SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE - Just Put the nozzle and hose in your aquarium tank, Press on, or squeeze the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the nozzle.VERY EASY, JUST NEED ONE PERSON! Select U-BCOO Aquarium Cleaning Pump, Make Life Easy.
  • 5.User-friendly: We also have two suction cups for this water changer, firmly fixing the suction tube in the appropriate position, so that you can operate the pump with one hand, let you free your hands, and will be You provide a lot of help. After you use it, you can fix the water changer outside the fish tank to dry. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-BCOO
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"Happy customer."

Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(645 Points)

8. ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fi...

User Ratings: 50

ACEONE First Impressions

"Great for 75 gallon."

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I have been looking for this for years. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly.

  • ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 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.
  • 【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 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml), 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.
  • 【Keep Fish Tank Clean】 The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. Perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【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.
  • Manufacture: ACEONE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACEONE
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ACEONE Final Thoughts

"So that was MY BAD."

The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. This thing does both at the same time and quickly.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 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
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M

User Ratings: 45 28

uxcell a14120500ux0109 First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Returned, but agreed to try another one. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

  • Fish Tank Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Water Charge 1.7M
  • Product Name : Cleaner Pump;Length : 1.7m/5.6ft
  • Color : Blue White
  • Material : Plastic
  • Net Weight : 92g
  • Package Content : 1 x Cleaner Pump
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a14120500ux0109
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

uxcell a14120500ux0109 Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

And the price is more than reasonable. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I would definitely recommend this product. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae.

Overall Score
3.3


(8 Points)

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