Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SSRIVER Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. 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)

2. Lee's 6-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start

User Ratings: 67 7

Lee's 11516 First Impressions

"From aquarium to sink."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I just left the spongy looking one. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • Lee's 6-Inch Slim Jr. Ultra Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, Self-Start
  • Also features a self-start cap assembly and a 72-inch long vinyl hose
  • Produced specifically for designer aquariums, other small aquariums and fish bowls
  • Makes aquarium maintenance a snap
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 14 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11516
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Lee's 11516 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I just left the spongy looking one. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor.

Overall Score
4.3


(260 Points)

3. Fluval Medium/Large Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 11081

User Ratings: 55 14

Fluval 11081 First Impressions

"Works great."

Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. Returned, but agreed to try another one. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. They more than helped me resolve my situation. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • Fluval Medium/Large Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, 11081
  • Easy Start siphon for quick priming - starts with just a couple of pumps
  • Thumb-operated flow regulator allows you to adjust speed as you clean
  • Gravel guard prevents clogging ; Tube extension included for larger tanks and hard to reach areas
  • Suitable for all substrates (sand, gravel, rock)
  • For use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums, with a depth up to 24 in (60cm)
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 7.2 x 17.5 inches; 14.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11081
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Fluval 11081 Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.9


(139 Points)

4. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves (18"), Keep Hands & Arms Dry, Ensures Regular Fish Tank Mainten...

User Ratings: 68

SunGrow First Impressions

"No suction."

It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves (18"), Keep Hands & Arms Dry, Ensures Regular Fish Tank Maintenance, Elastic forearm seals, Heavy-duty construction, 1-Pair
  • TAKING SMALL STEPS IS EVERYTHING --- 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, may make their inhabitants ill. To avoid this unfortunate situation, use SunGrow Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • PERFECT MATCH FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED AQUARIUMS --- A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove is not waterproof. The pair of gloves is perfectly fit for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 18 inches (45 cm) SunGrow 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.
  • NO SKID DESIGN --- The non-skidding surface of the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves makes the task very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • DIFFERENT ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, scrubbing the bathroom and dish washing.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Would def recommend!"

I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

Overall Score
4.4


(31 Points)

5. Boxtech Aquarium Filter Bags, Fish Tank Filter Bags for Electric Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 71 4

boxtech 5346909782 First Impressions

"I just can't use it."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket.

  • Boxtech Aquarium Filter Bags, Fish Tank Filter Bags for Electric Gravel Cleaner
  • Soft Fabric : The gravel cleaner filter bags use cotton style of polyester fabric, which is soft, durable cleaning, no-odour, Non-toxic and BPA free, safe to use for your fish tank water filter.
  • Knitted Craft : It use knitted craft, high density and high permeability. Can filter various impurities in the aquarium effectively.
  • Easy to use : The aquarium filter bags mouth use flexible design, no need binding buckle to bind it. Just hold it on the filter outlet is ok.
  • Easy to Clean : Clean the aquarium filter bags by your hand every week to keep it cleaning, provide a cleaning environment for your fish.
  • Best Service : We are confident that you will love our fish tank filter bags. If you are not satisfied with this product for any reason, we offer full refund.
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 5.91 x 0.2 inches; 0.81 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech 5346909782
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boxtech 5346909782 Final Thoughts

"And it worked great."

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
4.4


(65 Points)

6. Songway Aquarium Gravel Cleaner/Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Fish Tank/Aquarium Siphon with Filter, Ai...

User Ratings: 41 25

Songway First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I may modify mine to be more robust. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated.

  • Songway Aquarium Gravel Cleaner/Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Fish Tank/Aquarium Siphon with Filter, Airbag and Water Flow Controller/8.2ft Fish Tank Water Changer
  • IDEAL GRAVEL CLEANER: This fish tank vacuum has a exquisite appearance, designed with filter pump, and water flow control valve, easy to clean the debris hidden in the sand or floated in the water. Ideal for gravel cleaning and water changing, thus offer a best environment for your fish.
  • EASY TO USE: Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump, the siphon works. You can change the fish tank water and clean the gravel/sand easily and quickly while the fish, plant or gravel will stay in place.
  • SHUT OFF VALVE DESIGN: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve for you to control the water flow speed at anytime, ensuring water won't spill on the ground when you’re cleaning. The thoughtful design effectively keep your house tidy.
  • HUMANIZED: Made with high quality BPA free material, it won't harm your fish or plants! Besides, designed with a mini filter, When clean gravel bed or make a regular water change, water and debris will flow quickly while gravel, fish, plants will stay in aquarium efficiently.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We tremendously heed to our customers' feeling, so your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If you have any issues or concerns about this item, please contact us freely at any time, we will strive our best to solve it.
  • Manufacture: Songway
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Songway
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Songway Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps someone."

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I knew siphoning would be an issue,. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

Overall Score
3.3


(20 Points)

7. Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch

User Ratings: 60 10

Aqueon 100106232 First Impressions

"They are very well made."

Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I should have believed the other reviews. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Large with Bulb, 10-Inch
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • 6 foot flexible hose with clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Makes routine water changes easier
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion
  • Removes dirty water
  • Vacuums out the debris in grave
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 19.3 x 4 inches; 1.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106232
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Aqueon 100106232 Final Thoughts

"Just saying."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.0


(976 Points)

8. DINY Home & Style Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Pump Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner with Long Nozzle with W...

User Ratings: 64 7

DINY Home & Style 4346781915 First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. 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. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews.

  • DINY Home & Style Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Pump Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner with Long Nozzle with Water Flow Controller
  • Easy to use gravel cleaner pump for fish tanks - removes the dirt from the bottom of your tank
  • Safe on fish during use - perfect fro both small and large aquarium's
  • Tube length is appx 5.5 feet and the tube diameter is appx 0.55"
  • Easy to use: Squeeze the large suction balloon softly so that the water and dirt can be sucked up
  • Includes Water Flow Control and Suction cup - The perfect water cleaner
  • Manufacture: Dependable Industries inc
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DINY Home & Style 4346781915
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DINY Home & Style 4346781915 Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.3


(147 Points)

9. Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 52 12

Hagen 11062 First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have been looking for this for years. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • Marina Easy Clean Gravel Cleaner, Medium
  • 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
  • 15-inch cleaning tube, 2.5-inch diameter, 6-foot non-kinking tube and clip
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.82 x 10.4 inches; 0.02 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11062
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Hagen 11062 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. You won't go wrong with this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. I have been looking for this for years.

Overall Score
4.0


(357 Points)

10. CNZ Lighting Squeezing Auto Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 40 18

CNZ Lighting CNZBY28 First Impressions

"Great design."

In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I would definitely recommend this product. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks.

  • CNZ Lighting Squeezing Auto Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • Squeezing auto siphon with shut-off valve
  • Works on freshwater, saltwater and mini reef aquariums
  • Easy to use instant siphon gravel vacuum
  • 2" diameter nozzle, 7inch long
  • 1" tubing, 6 feet long
  • Manufacture: CNZ Lighting
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 10.4 x 2.8 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ Lighting CNZBY28
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CNZ Lighting CNZBY28 Final Thoughts

"I love this."

It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. What I love about this is the water return function. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up.

Overall Score
3.5


(41 Points)

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