Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sera Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Sera Round Gravel Washer

User Ratings: 60 6

Sera 8560 First Impressions

"It works great."

It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I may modify mine to be more robust. And the price is more than reasonable.

  • Sera Round Gravel Washer
  • Easy to handle
  • Gravel washer for all aquariums
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.36 x 7.09 x 12.99 inches; 10.56 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8560
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sera 8560 Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

What I love about this is the water return function. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. This gravel vacuum works very well. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

Overall Score
4.3


(786 Points)

2. Aquarium Water Change Gloves Keep Hands & Arms Dry Allergen- and Contamination-Free During Fish Tank...

User Ratings: 42 19

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"Etc etc etc."

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! A little tricky with the hand pump. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Aquarium Water Change Gloves Keep Hands & Arms Dry Allergen- and Contamination-Free During Fish Tank Maintenance: Elastic Forearm Seal and Prevent Leak (Water Change Gloves)
  • ❤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 the water and cause its inhabitants allergic reactions. To prevent this unfortunate situation, use our Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • ❤ A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior.
  • ❤ Keep your hands, arms and sleeves free from water with the extra long 20.5 inches (52 cm) Aquarium Gloves with superior seamless stitching. A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them, adding even more protection from water and marine life.
  • ❤The innovative anti skidding surface of the Aquarium Gloves comes is very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans. Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, cleaning the bathroom and dish washing.
  • ❤Package including:1 pair of gloves
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hamiledyi
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Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing.

Overall Score
3.5


(164 Points)

3. ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scr...

User Ratings: 54 10

ATPWONZ 120655 First Impressions

"Great value!"

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • Keep Your Tank Beautiful with Aquarium Cleaning Supplies and Fish Tank Kit Tools: Maintain the beauty of your aquarium as well as the health and vitality of your fish with adequate fish tank cleaner. this aquarium gravel vacuum can help you changing water, washing sand, absorbing excrement, raking sand, and scraping algae. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass t
  • With Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller: This gravel cleaner with air-pressing button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically.
  • 5 in 1 Multi-Function Aquarium Tank Cleaning Kit: This fish tank aquarium gravel cleaner kit coming with 2 inlet tubes (15.75in) and can fit all sizes of fish tanks, which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 6-foot flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • Prevent Blocking and Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus.Note: No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance.
  • Easy Operation and Easy to Install: Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. 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.
  • Manufacture: ATPWONZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATPWONZ 120655
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ATPWONZ 120655 Final Thoughts

"This will not rep!"

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.0


(76 Points)

4. 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
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  • 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)

5. Lee's Pet Products ALE11560 Gravel Vacuum, 24-Inch

User Ratings: 31

Lee's Pet Products 11560 First Impressions

"It's so easy."

What I love about this is the water return function. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. A little tricky with the hand pump. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank.

  • Lee's Pet Products ALE11560 Gravel Vacuum, 24-Inch
  • Lees gravel vacuum 24-inch
  • Designed to separate debris from gravel and remove it from the aquarium
  • Allows you to clean more surface area using less water
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's Pet Products 11560
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's Pet Products 11560 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

6. SANON Aquarium Cleaning Tools, Battery Powered Siphon Pump Water Filter Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank V...

User Ratings: 44 29

SANON 1101916/120144AM92-0117 First Impressions

"Then you vacuum."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks!

  • SANON Aquarium Cleaning Tools, Battery Powered Siphon Pump Water Filter Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner, Siphon Cleaning Tool for Gravel Sand
  • Supplied with two suction pipe sizes, work for both large and small aquariums.
  • Come with gravel and sand filter mesh bag, fully repeated for durable use.
  • Flexible and stretchable tube for adjustable length to fit different water depth.
  • Battery case on the top, only 2 batteries needed for easy and safe installation.
  • Ergonomic handle for secure and comfortable grip with operation ease.
  • Manufacture: SANON
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 10.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SANON 1101916/120144AM92-0117
  • Cleaning Ability
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SANON 1101916/120144AM92-0117 Final Thoughts

"This will not rep!"

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

Overall Score
3.0


(4 Points)

7. Aquarium Pipette Dropper Baster Water Transfer Gravel Cleaner Feeder Waste Remover Gravel Cleaner fo...

User Ratings: 46 33

wifehelper feavui8d63 First Impressions

"And it worked great."

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. What I love about this is the water return function. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

  • Aquarium Pipette Dropper Baster Water Transfer Gravel Cleaner Feeder Waste Remover Gravel Cleaner for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Made of non-toxic plastic material, will not harm your fish
  • It can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom
  • It can be used for cleaning fish feces and feeding, very convenient. Helps to provide your fish with a fresh environment to live in.
  • It also can be used as a water changer for mini fish tank and aquarium
  • With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/15ml/20ml/30ml), easy to read standard measurement markings, easy for you to measure the liquid
  • Item Weight: 0.81 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The wifehelper feavui8d63
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wifehelper feavui8d63 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful product!"

I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I may modify mine to be more robust. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank.

Overall Score
3.3


(6 Points)

8. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 67 8

Python 20GT First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I knew siphoning would be an issue,. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. What I love about this is the water return function. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I have been looking for this for years. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 34.0 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 4.0 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 2.0 Inches
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 10.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 20GT
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Python 20GT Final Thoughts

"I love this."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. You won't go wrong with this product. I have been looking for this for years. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

Overall Score
4.4


(43 Points)

9. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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


(231 Points)

10. uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Sand Shovel Spade Blue

uxcell a17042500ux0880 First Impressions

"They are very well made."

I found that it's difficult to use. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I should have believed the other reviews. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs.

  • uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Sand Shovel Spade Blue
  • Color: Blue; Package Content: 1 x Sand Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Shovel; Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 106g
  • Total Size: 21 x 8.5 x 10cm/8.3" x 3.3" x 4"(L*W*H)
  • Handle Size: 10 x 3 x 1cm/4" x 1.2" x 0.4"(L*W*T)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17042500ux0880
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
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  • Value For Money
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uxcell a17042500ux0880 Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

I found that it's difficult to use. You won't go wrong with this product. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. At first I was furious with this thing. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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