Editor's Choice - Our Favorite UPETTOOLS Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cle...

User Ratings: 53 13

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Happy customer."

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! As you can see from the photo, it works great! Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Its made the water changes on my 55 gallon and 20 tall so easy. That said, the results were excellent.

  • Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cleaner Filter Changer 110V/28W
  • ✔【Upgraded 6 In 1 Multifunction Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The upgraded aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner have 6 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower + water flow. Suit for freshwater and seawater and various depth fish tank.
  • ✔【Strong Power】The 110V/28W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 1700L/H. It only takes 0.5 hour to pump out a 180-gallon tank. At the same time, the pump flow is adjustable.
  • ✔【Powerful Cleaning Function】It can be used for clean gravel, absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly.
  • ✔【Easy to Install and Use】Please check the video before using. Plug in the power and turn on the switch to use.
  • ✔【Satisfaction Guaranted】Our team of professionals is constantly working to make you happier. We provide technical support for customers 24/7, If you have any questions or issues about your purchase, please feel free to reach us directly to us and we will gladly assist you at any time!! We are confident in the quality of our product and give you LIFETIME WARRANTY and great customer support.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.12 x 31.5 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"I LOVE this thing."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(837 Points)

2. Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap

User Ratings: 85

Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply First Impressions

"Great price!"

I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this.

  • Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Save-a-Fishy Siphon Safety Cap
  • BPA Free
  • Made in USA
  • Manufacture: Luzon Distributors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Mermaid & Pirate Aquarium Supply Final Thoughts

"Amazing little siphon!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. What I love about this is the water return function. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
4.8


(73 Points)

3. Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water...

User Ratings: 43 25

Number-One First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. I found that it's difficult to use.

  • Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water Changing Sand Washing Adjustable Water Flow with Inbuilt Strainer Outlet Valve Pumping Airbag
  • 【Air-Pressing】- Aquarium siphon gravel cleaner comes with an airbag, vacuum pumping, powerful suction, can easily remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Built-in strainer in the water inlet effectively prevents little fish or aquatic plant from being discharged
  • 【Multi-Purpose】- 3-in-1 multifunctional, water changing, sand washing & residue removing. Fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner uses vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, remove fish poop, efficient water cleaning.
  • 【Labor-Saving】- Aquarium gravel filter is simple to operate. Pressing the airbag repeatedly till the water flows out automatically, greatly facilitates the cleaning process. When pumping water, the outlet level must be lower than the inlet level.
  • 【Detachable】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • Manufacture: Number-One
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Number-One
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Number-One Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

What I love about this is the water return function. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Overall Score
3.4


(189 Points)

4. 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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  • Cleaning Speed
  • 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)

5. 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)

6. Long Aquarium Gloves,26 inches Shoulder Length Gloves Natural Rubber Glove for Fish Tank Cleaner Wat...

User Ratings: 61 4

SLSON First Impressions

"It is junk."

I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! If it isnt working for you, try without the micro pad in and do a great clean. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • Long Aquarium Gloves,26 inches Shoulder Length Gloves Natural Rubber Glove for Fish Tank Cleaner Water Change Kitchen Washing Keep Hands Arms Dry,Large Size
  • SHOUDLER LENGTH AQUARIUM GLOVES: The length of aqumrium gloves is 26in, long enough to cover all your arm length, keep hands and arms dry when you clean the fish tank.
  • GREAT WATERPROOF MATERIAL:The fish tank cleaning gloves are made of high quality rubber, NO SEAM designed,ensure that water does not penetrate into the inner. It's puncture-resistant, durable and comfortable to touch.It can work with both sea water and fresh water.
  • EXCELLENT DEXTERIRTY: Lightweight long golves for fish tank is comfortable to wear, it won't hinder free movement of hands when you wear it.
  • EASY TO HOLD: Special texture on the palm, which can increase the friction force when holding the object even when wet, so that the item will not slideoff easily.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: This golves for fish tank is durable and long lasting, just rinse off when done. It can be used for all HOUSEHOLD needs including kitchen washing and car washing.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
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SLSON Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps someone."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I should have believed the other reviews. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I have large fish and large fish make large poop!

Overall Score
4.2


(59 Points)

7. Python Pro-Clean Aquarium Gravel Washer/Siphon Kit, Medium with Siphon Squeeze

User Ratings: 62 5

Python PCSMD First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I have been looking for this for years. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • Python Pro-Clean Aquarium Gravel Washer/Siphon Kit, Medium with Siphon Squeeze
  • Includes the Python Squeeze Siphon Starter
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • For aquariums up to 20 gallons in size
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Item Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python PCSMD
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Python PCSMD Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month.

Overall Score
4.3


(851 Points)

8. AQUANEAT Aquarium Fish Tank Water Changer Hand Pump Syphon Easily Use Water Vacuum (Large)

User Ratings: 52 10

AQUANEAT GC-A542 First Impressions

"Doesn't work."

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I have been looking for this for years. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. What I love about this is the water return function. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Fish Tank Water Changer Hand Pump Syphon Easily Use Water Vacuum (Large)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT GC-A542
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUANEAT GC-A542 Final Thoughts

"Both worked great."

I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
3.9


(207 Points)

9. 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)

10. FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand

FVE First Impressions

"Great customer service."

I have been looking for this for years. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. I just pump the water directly into my sump.

  • FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand
  • 1.Tanks water changes easy and effective with minimum effort.
  • 2.Does not hurt any aquarium fish when using.
  • 3.It will clean the tank by sucking up dirt and debris from the bottom.
  • 4.There is a built-in filter to prevent juvenile fish or sand suction from tank.
  • 5.It can also be used to pump water back into the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: FVE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FVE
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FVE Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! At first I was furious with this thing. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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