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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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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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. 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
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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


(1610 Points)

5. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow ...

User Ratings: 61 9

Aquatrone First Impressions

"Wish I found this sooner."

Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. This gravel vacuum works very well. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable.

  • Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow Controller - Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum - Aquarium Water Changer - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Siphon
  • PREVENT BUILT UP OF DEBRIS - Our aquarium siphon is used to remove any uneaten food or detritus that are trapped in the gravel which can be fatal to aquarium inhabitants if not removed. Do water changes easily with our fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner to reduce toxic ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water column, keeping your fishes happy and healthy.
  • DRAIN YOUR AQUARIUM WITH A FEW SQUEEZES - No more sucking on the hose risking dirty aquarium water from entering your mouth or scooping aquarium water from your fish tank to the bucket, spilling aquarium water on the floor creating a mess with the use of our aquarium gravel vacuum. Our aquarium water changer comes with a priming bulb to get the water flowing from your aquarium to the bucket, simply by squeezing the priming bulb for a few times. Aquarium maintenance made easy!
  • FISH SAFE - Our flexible aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner is meticulously designed using BPA free durable plastic. Each nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the gravel cleaner and hurting your precious fishes.
  • HANDS-FREE - Suitable for aquariums with a height of 4 to 20 inches. Aquatrone's fish tank vacuum comes with a hose holder and a suction cup which holds the nozzle snugly onto glass, allowing you to drain your aquarium without having to hold the gravel vacuum, giving you time to clean your fish tank equipment in the meantime. Shorter time needed for aquarium maintenance!
  • VERSATILE - Our high quality fish tank gravel cleaner comes with 2 types of specialized nozzle. The short nozzle is for draining the aquarium while the long nozzle is for cleaning the gravel, by removing leftover food and debris that are trapped in the gravel. Aquatrone's fish tank gravel vacuum comes with a flow controller for easy control of the rate of draining. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Aquatrone
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatrone
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Aquatrone Final Thoughts

"Great purchase!"

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(734 Points)

6. Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill and Squeeze Stressless Siphon Starter Bundle

User Ratings: 84 8

Python First Impressions

"Sweat and hardwork."

It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. I have been looking for this for years. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank.

  • Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill and Squeeze Stressless Siphon Starter Bundle
  • The Python 25 ft. No Spill Clean & Fill can work with your faucet to siphon water from your tank directly into the sink, making water changes a breeze. However, if you choose to not use the faucet to create siphon, you can use the included Stressless Siphon Starter to create siphon.
  • It also can refill the tank with water from the faucet (freshwater only) for ultra-quick water changes. For saltwater, fill a container next to the aquarium to prepare the salt mix.
  • This is a completely ready-to-use system. It attaches easily to any siphon with the included 1/4" and 1/2" adapters. Includes: Gravel vac with 25 feet of hose, Python Squeeze, Faucet and garden hose connectors,10" gravel tube with valve and connectors (for deeper tanks you can also purchase a 24", 36" or 48" Extended Length Gravel Tube).
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Python
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python
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Python Final Thoughts

"Happy customer."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! This thing does both at the same time and quickly. 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. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

Overall Score
4.6


(35 Points)

7. 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
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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


(2 Points)

8. 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
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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)

9. Gravel Cleaners Battery-Powered Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Water Change

User Ratings: 35 32

Gravel Cleaners First Impressions

"I have a 4 gallon tank."

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I would definitely recommend this product. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy!

  • Gravel Cleaners Battery-Powered Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Water Change
  • Item: Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Condition: New Quantity: 1 Perfect for all types of tanks Remove dirt and debris Consistent flow rate makes cleaning easy Excellent quality and suction power Multiple extension lengths Includes hose & filter bag Maximum water depth of 20.5 inches Batteries (C/LR 14) not included
  • Manufacture: Gravel Cleaners
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gravel Cleaners
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Gravel Cleaners Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I may modify mine to be more robust. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. This gravel vacuum works very well. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I just left the spongy looking one. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
3.1


(21 Points)

10. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,M...

User Ratings: 62

AQQA First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! This gravel vacuum works very well. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,Multifunction Wash Sand Suck The Stool Filter 110V/20W 320GPH
  • 【Multifuncation Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The main function is ①automatic changer water ②sand washer ③debris cleaning ④water filter ⑤water shower ⑥water cycle,With this product,make your fish tank cleaning activities are time-saving and efficient.
  • 【Complete Accessories, High Quality】①360° Brush Head,can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank ②45 ° Corner Suction Inlet,Used to clean fine sand ③Duckbill Suction Inlet with spatula,Used to absorb debris and feces at the bottom of the fish tank. If can’t suck it up, you can use a Plastic spatula ④360 ° Water Intake Strainer with suction cups,used change water, add water ⑤Gravel Washer with filter sponge,used wash sand ⑥Water Shower with Filter Bag,used turtle showering and filter
  • 【Extendable Handle Suitable For All Fish Tanks】The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches,just turn on the switch at the junction of the pipe to extend the pipe.suitable for various sizes of fish tanks,never worry about your hands being not long enough and the fish tank is too high.External switch for easy operation,Please note that the switch is not waterproof, please stay away from water.
  • 【Upgrade Electric Water Changer, Cleaning is Easier】Electric Water pump provides powerful power,rapid change water,effectively clean up impurities in the fish tank.The incident that made you clean the fish tank is no longer so hard.The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.Equipped ceramic shaft,Very quiet operation.
  • 【Fast And Convenient Installation And Disassembly】The assembly is very simple, you can assemble in order, without any other tools,can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs.When you don't need to use it, it can be disassembled and stored without taking up space.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"Love everything about it!"

This gravel vacuum works very well. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I may modify mine to be more robust. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

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