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 Gravel Cleaner,1-Set,Addlike 8.5ft Length Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish...

User Ratings: 62

Addlike First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,1-Set,Addlike 8.5ft Length Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Siphon Pump for Fish Tank Blue
  • ⭐This aquarium water changer easily siphon fish dung and feed residues, draw the turbid water out of the fish tank, and replace it with clean water to make your fish free.
  • ⭐Material: Plastic; Color: Blue; Full length: 8.5 ft
  • ⭐Packing: 1Set x Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner
  • ⭐Equipped with a water outlet valve, the size of the water flow can be adjusted according to needs, and it is detachable and easy to clean.
  • ⭐Good quality and low price: You can accomplish the same work as high-priced products at a low cost, and you deserve it.
  • Manufacture: Addlike
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Addlike
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Addlike Final Thoughts

"Great customer service."

My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

3. SunGrow Rubber Aquarium Gloves, 22” Long Latex Gloves Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Waterproof, Comfort...

User Ratings: 59 7

SunGrow First Impressions

"They are very well made."

Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

  • SunGrow Rubber Aquarium Gloves, 22” Long Latex Gloves Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Waterproof, Comfortable Medium Size Gloves, Elastic Band Holds Tight, Practical for Aquarium and Household Use
  • ✔ MORE EFFECTIVE THAN SCRUB BRUSH --- Using a long scrub brush to clear dirt from your aquarium may be suitable for quick work, but for a thorough process, it is best to put on some gloves and get in there yourself. SunGrow’s 2 Rubber Aquarium Gloves are perfect for reaching deep into your fish tank and wiping all the nooks and crannies of your underwater environment with a handheld scrubber.
  • ✔ KEEPS HANDS AND ARMS DRY --- At a length of 22” (56cm), the pair of SunGrow Aquarium Gloves keep your hands and arms dry when working in your fish tank. Depending on the size of the wearer, the rubber gloves reach above the elbow on most people, making it easy to roll up your sleeves and get to work. The waterproof latex ensures that no water seeps through and your hands remain dry during the entire process.
  • ✔ CAREFULLY HANDLE SENSITIVE ORGANISMS --- Some aquatic organisms are highly sensitive to touch and don’t like to be moved around much. When working with live coral, anemone, life rock, and other delicate marine life, it is best to use rubber gloves like these from SunGrow. Wearing gloves will protect both you and your aquatic pets and plants.
  • ✔ HIGH QUALITY LATEX MATERIAL --- Keeping durability and convenience in mind, the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are constructed using only the highest quality rubber latex. This superior material is waterproof and will not leak. It is possible to poke holes in the rubber, so avoid anything sharp or pointy. The long-lasting pair of gloves can be used and reused for years when cared for and kept properly.
  • ✔ ELASTIC GRIP BAND FOR EXTRA SECURITY --- At the top of the long latex aquarium gloves is an elastic band that tightly yet gently grips onto your arm. The arm grip not only provides extra security by holding the glove in place, but it also restricts any stray splashes of water from getting in through the top of your glove.
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

Overall Score
4.2


(43 Points)

4. Penn-Plax GV9 Aquarium Gravel Vac, 9" | Makes Cleaner Your Tank Quicker and Easier

User Ratings: 48 21

Penn-Plax GV9 First Impressions

"I totally recommend this."

That said, the results were excellent. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected.

  • Penn-Plax GV9 Aquarium Gravel Vac, 9" | Makes Cleaner Your Tank Quicker and Easier
  • CLEANER, SCRAPER, AND SIPHON: designed to remove waste, dirt, and debris from your tank.
  • PERFECT FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: it's easy to use and produces great results
  • IT WON'T SCRATCH THE GLASS: you can clean above and below your gravel line without fear of scratching
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 17.75 x 8.75 inches; 2.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax GV9
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax GV9 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution.

Overall Score
3.7


(25 Points)

5. Fortune-star Aquarium Siphon Gravel Cleaner Water Changer with air Bag Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleane...

User Ratings: 51 10

Fortune-star First Impressions

"It was such a pain."

I may modify mine to be more robust. As you can see from the photo, it works great! The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I just pump the water directly into my sump. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned.

  • Fortune-star Aquarium Siphon Gravel Cleaner Water Changer with air Bag Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit for Fish Tank Cleaner with Mini Net
  • Powerful function: The aquarium siphon gravel cleaner is equipped with airbags, and the strong suction can easily remove the sediment at the bottom of the water tank. The built-in filter in the water inlet can ensure that the plants and fish in the fish tank will not be discharged. The valve design of the water outlet can effectively control the size of the water flow, avoid water splashing on the ground, and keep the house tidy
  • Widely used: This aquarium siphon gravel cleaner is equipped with a 55-inch hose and a 12-inch transparent water pipe. You can combine them according to the height of your fish tank, so it is suitable for most fish tanks
  • High quality materials: This aquarium siphon gravel cleaner is made of high-quality soft PVC material, odorless, durable, and has excellent anti-oxidation and anti-corrosion properties, which can ensure the safety of your plants and fish.
  • Simple operation: the airbag button has a strong suction power, you only need to pinch 3 to 5 times, and the aquarium siphon gravel cleaner will start to work automatically. We also equip the water changer with a hose holder, which can be Out of your hands, convenient and labor-saving, to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • After-sales service: We aim to provide you with the best shopping experience and the best satisfaction. If you have any questions, please contact us directly and we will provide you with professional solutions.
  • Reminder:
  • Manufacture: Fortune-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fortune-star
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  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fortune-star Final Thoughts

"So that was MY BAD."

At first I was furious with this thing. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning.

Overall Score
3.8


(35 Points)

6. Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 41

BETTA Jnk071 First Impressions

"No suction."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I would definitely recommend this product. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • Betta Medium Gravel Cleaner & Siphon, Aquarium Rock & Gravel Cleaner
  • Cleaning nozzle diameter: 3.5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm)
  • Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA Jnk071
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

BETTA Jnk071 Final Thoughts

"It was such a pain."

This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

Overall Score
3.8


(10 Points)

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

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)

8. Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer

User Ratings: 37 31

WAGA First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. And the price is more than reasonable. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. What I love about this is the water return function.

  • Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer
  • 1. Put water changer in the fish tank on the other end of the water outlet in the bucket.
  • 2. Open the tap (without the tap can be omitted this step).
  • 3. Extruded lightly the gas chamber and adjust the inlet position to the water intake in time.
  • 4. Remove the characteristics of the feces or sundries in the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WAGA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WAGA
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WAGA Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I wish i had bought this the first time. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. They more than helped me resolve my situation.

Overall Score
3.5


(3 Points)

9. AAWWMI Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner Tool Fish Net and Fish Tank Siphon Cleaner Set,Aquarium Fish Net w...

User Ratings: 70

AAWWMI First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is!

  • AAWWMI Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner Tool Fish Net and Fish Tank Siphon Cleaner Set,Aquarium Fish Net with Extendable Handle Fish Tank Siphon Aquarium Cleaner Tools Clean Your Aquarium In Depth
  • ✔Package Included : 1 Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner + 1 Aquarium Fish Net with Extendable Handle,Help you to clean your aquarium in depth.
  • ✔HIGH QUALITY : A strong but soft nylon mesh net, safe for catching small fish, but tough enough for removing large quantities of debris – A heavy duty stainless steel handle that will not bend or rust. Fish Tank Siphon nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the fish tank cleaner and hurting your precious fishes.
  • ✔Combination Suit : Extendable Handle allows you to reach the bottom of 9 to 24 inch deep tank without dripping hands.and then Fish Tank Siphon can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium. Supplied with long suction pipe, it's suitable for both large and small aquariums. It's easy to install and use And you can use this tool freely for its high safety performance Innovative auto siphon pump (Semi-automatic Water Changer ), quick & easy.
  • ✔SAFELY for FISH : The soft, nylon netting is safe for catching almost all aquarium fish. Gentle enough for delicate fish, young fish, guppies, small fry, and shrimp.The Fish Tank Siphon attached filter to prevent sucking up small fish and shrimps.
  • ✔Guarantee : If you're not happy for any reason just let us know and we'll give you an instant refund. 100% Money Back Guarantee.
  • Manufacture: Dan Poetry Learn
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AAWWMI
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AAWWMI Final Thoughts

"Great price!"

I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

Overall Score
4.4


(4 Points)

10. Aquarium Electric Water Changer, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank, Battery Powered Sand Gravel Washing Devic...

User Ratings: 22 22

Yosoo First Impressions

"It works great!"

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I should have believed the other reviews. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

  • Aquarium Electric Water Changer, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank, Battery Powered Sand Gravel Washing Device Pump Filter for Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool
  • TANK WATER GRAVEL CLEANER: Aquarium Battery Cleaner, This aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. Clean gravel.It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium to keep a clean and healthy environment of fish, turtle and other creatures
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: Electric Aquarium Vacuum, Siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level,which fits for large and small aquariums.Top handle part can be hung on the rim of fish tank, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tank effortlessly
  • CONVENIENT TO APPLY: Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum, Battery powered cleaner is easy to operate, powered by 2pcs "C" type batteries, with switch button to control on / off.press the button on the top, the water in the aquarium will automatically be pumped to change water through a hose
  • YOSOO GUARANTEE: Vacuum Cleaner for Aquarium, 100% brand new. Yosoo brand aim at "to maximize the satisfaction of customers" as its operation commitment.We provide a 6 months warranty for this Aquarium Gravel Cleaner.If you have any quality problem. We aim at "the best can be better" as operation tenet. Your satisfaction is our happiness
  • Manufacture: Yosoo-
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Yosoo
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Yosoo Final Thoughts

"I'm so happy this works!"

Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
3.2


(16 Points)

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