Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with A...

User Ratings: 63

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"No spills and SO easy!"

You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. At first I was furious with this thing. They more than helped me resolve my situation. This gravel vacuum works very well.

  • Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with Algae Scraper Air-Pressing Button Adjustable Water Flow Controller for Cleaning Tank
  • The aquarium gravel cleaner kit has a three-in-one effect, which can be used for changing water, washing sand and scraping algae.
  • Materials-Made of high quality of ABS,transparent and soft.
  • Advantages-Equipped with two 40cm transparent tubes, convenient for you to use alternatel.The adjustable flow control can stop and flow at any time. The water flow clamp control the water flow between draining and gravel cleaning and a fixture clamp to fix the pipe to free your hands.The air-pressing button ensures one-hand operation and powerful suction.
  • Easy to use-It is convenient to operate and install .After the installation is completed, insert the inlet pipe into the tank and press the water changer button until the water enters the tank automatically.Lower the intake so as to suck up the sand and fish, etc
  • Size-Length of the Inlet Tubes: 15.7inch ,Length of the Soft Outlet Tube:81.4 inch
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tfwadmx
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I may modify mine to be more robust. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This gravel vacuum works very well. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This thing does both at the same time and quickly.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

2. Penn-Plax The Super Battery Powered Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 32 28

Penn-Plax BV2 First Impressions

"Great price!"

I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. They more than helped me resolve my situation. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive!

  • Penn-Plax The Super Battery Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Suitable Product for your pets; Quality Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Dimension:6X6X6
  • Weight : 2
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.5 x 15 inches; 12.7 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BV2
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Penn-Plax BV2 Final Thoughts

"At about 2."

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I may modify mine to be more robust. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while.

Overall Score
3.1


(71 Points)

3. Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106229 First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom.

  • Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for Aquariums: 15-35 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 18.3 x 1.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106229
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106229 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

I am so glad to have this for my fish care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

Overall Score
4.2


(4836 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. MingDak Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump - Siphon Gravel Washer/Water Changer with Flow Co...

User Ratings: 51 13

MingDak 4346782288 First Impressions

"Works great."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I have been looking for this for years. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. At first I was furious with this thing.

  • MingDak Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump - Siphon Gravel Washer/Water Changer with Flow Controller, Long Nozzle and Tank Clip for Water Changing and Gravel Cleaning-BPA Free
  • Ideal for replacing water in aquarium tank, squeeze the Pump to Initiate the Siphon to Start Transferring Liquid from One Receptacle to Another
  • Takes the Waste out too while Replacing the Water; Unique Pump Filter Allows Dirt in Sand to be Discharged along with Water
  • Two Types of Nozzles: Shorter Nozzle for Drainage , the Longer Nozzle for Gravel Cleaning without hurting any Aquarium Fish when in Use
  • SAFE FOR ALL — Aquarium Cleaning Pump is made with lightweight, high-quality, BPA-free plastic that’s safe for you and your pets.
  • EASY TO USE — Just place the nozzle and hose in your tank then use a suction cup to attach it to the tank. This will make work easier for you because you don’t need to hold it while draining out water!
  • Manufacture: Mingdak
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak 4346782288
  • Cleaning Ability
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MingDak 4346782288 Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I just left the spongy looking one.

Overall Score
3.9


(159 Points)

6. Rehomy Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Water Changer Moss Removal Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Tool wit...

User Ratings: 31

Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA First Impressions

"And it worked great."

I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect.

  • Rehomy Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Water Changer Moss Removal Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Tool with Water Flow Hose Controller Clamp
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL - Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. This kit allows you to easily clean your fish tank without wetting hands.
  • WATER FLOW CONTROLLER - 270cm long silicone water tube, durable and corrosion-resistant. Simple to adjust water flow with a plastic clip, help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe.
  • FISH PROTECTOR - Built-in 3D filter which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly, and can prevent small fishes and water plants from being sucking out.
  • EASY TO USE - With air-pressing button, just press the air-pressing button to pump water out. No battery required. Equipped with flow adjuster, easy to install and operate.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDE - 1 x Main Body + 2 x 40cm Water Inlet Tube+ 1 x 270cm Flexible Hose (diameter:1cm) + 1 x Water Flow Adjustable Clip + 1 x Water Tube Fixing Clip + 1 x Filter + 1 x Connector + 1 x Scraper
  • Manufacture: Rehomy
  • Product Dimensions: 16.14 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 13.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA
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Rehomy 1388257120813LIPA Final Thoughts

"I have double stands."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

Overall Score
3.9


(3 Points)

7. Poity Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner

User Ratings: 31 29

Poity First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. This gravel vacuum works very well. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. I am so glad to have this for my fish care.

  • Poity Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaning Filter Tool Siphon Pump Water Fish Tank Cleaner
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Poity
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Poity Final Thoughts

"Turned my normal 3."

Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I would definitely recommend this product. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used!

Overall Score
3.1


(8 Points)

8. Natural Rapport Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - The Only Gravel Cleaner Fish Need - Professional Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 63 6

Natural Rapport First Impressions

"It works great."

Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. At first I was furious with this thing. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them.

  • Natural Rapport Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - The Only Gravel Cleaner Fish Need - Professional Aquarium Gravel Cleaner to Naturally Maintain a Healthier Tank, Reducing Fish Waste & Toxins (16 fl oz)
  • NATURAL, HEALTHIER AQUARIUM - Our gravel cleaner introduces healthy, natural bacteria that biologically eliminate excess fish waste, fish food, toxins, odors, and other organic wastes. This leads to cleaner, clearer water, and a healthier fish tank.
  • EXTEND YOUR TANK MAINTENANCE - Our professional grade, non-chemical formula will extend the time between water changes and vacuum gravel cleanings by eliminating organic waste that accumulates in your aquarium. It also helps correct for overfeeding.
  • MAKE YOUR AQUARIUM WATER FISH SAFE - Our gravel cleaner not only improves water quality and clarity and minimizes odors, but also naturally reduces the build-up of toxic ammonia and nitrite as well as problem-causing nitrate and phosphate.
  • PROFESSIONAL, EASY, ONE-STEP APPLICATION - Simply add one capful per 10 gallons to your Saltwater or Freshwater aquariums for cleaning. That's it, done! No messy accessories, tools or pump. Our 16 oz bottle treats up to 960 gallons, now that's value.
  • OUR PROMISE - All supplies made in the USA. We have a customer promise of "complete product delight". We are a family-owned business passionate about making natural products with high standards keeping your beautiful fish safer and healthier.
  • Manufacture: Natural Rapport
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 8 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Natural Rapport
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Natural Rapport Final Thoughts

"Stay tuned."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. 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 doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level.

Overall Score
4.3


(2477 Points)

9. 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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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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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)

10. COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fis...

User Ratings: 46 16

COODIA First Impressions

"Both worked great."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. 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 would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use.

  • COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fish Plant Tanks,DC12V Safe Voltage 18W
  • 4 in 1 design that it combines the gravel cleaner, water changer, alge cleaner and waste extractor. Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • The filter bag collects the particles and dirts while the clear water is returned to the tank. Easy to take apart for cleaning.
  • Unlike the other electric cleaners, this COODIA grave cleaner runs on DC 12V, which is safe voltage provided by an adapter( the input of adapter is 110V)
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
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COODIA Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a shot."

Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

Overall Score
3.7


(458 Points)

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