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. Aquarium Easy Start Aquarium Water Syphon With Flow Control Tap

Aquarium H2o First Impressions

"Well worth it."

As you can see from the photo, it works great! I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. You won't go wrong with this product. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. This gravel vacuum works very well. I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Aquarium Easy Start Aquarium Water Syphon With Flow Control Tap
  • On/Off Flow Control Tap
  • Long Flow Pump With Gravel Trap
  • Additional Hose can be Added To Make Discharge Pipe Longer If Needed (Not Supplied)
  • Manufacture: United Aquatics LLC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium H2o
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aquarium H2o Final Thoughts

"The thing is huge, too."

Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Sea...

User Ratings: 46 17

SunGrow First Impressions

"Love everything about it!"

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. And the price is more than reasonable. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and Elastic Cuff, 1 Pair
  • KEEP ARMS & HANDS DRY WITH GLOVES --- 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 --- The glove exterior is water-resistive while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove will get wet. The pair of gloves perfectly fits for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.c
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 19.6 inches (50 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.
  • ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- The versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of tasks such as hand washing your cars, bathroom and dish washing.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I may modify mine to be more robust. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

Overall Score
3.7


(296 Points)

4. Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum

User Ratings: 60 8

Lee's 11450 First Impressions

"Great price!"

In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

  • Lee's Mini Economy Gravel Vacuum
  • Also includes a 56-inch long gravel vac hose
  • Features a 1-inch diameter by 6-inch long cylinder
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 1.38 x 10.38 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11450
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11450 Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean.

Overall Score
4.2


(305 Points)

5. Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Fee...

User Ratings: 41 16

Pssopp First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. Returned, but agreed to try another one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • Fish Tank Pipette Dropper Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Waste Remover Changer Aquarium Dropper Pipette Feeder Water Transfer Tool with Extension Tube
  • 【Keep Your Fish Tank Clean】The Fish Tank Dropper can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom. It is perfect for stirring up waste in the bottom of the tank and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【4 Scales on the Pipe】With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml). This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【Easy to Use】The amount of water absorbed by dropper can be adjusted by controlling the strength of grasping the dropper end. Please clean the product before use.
  • 【Widely Used】This Pipette Graduated Dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing, and living feed or small particles of liquid feed is also suitable.
  • 【High Quality】Our fish tank water changer is made of non-toxic plastic material, will not harm your fish.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
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Pssopp Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc.

Overall Score
3.7


(8 Points)

6. MTMTOOL Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner for Small Fish Tanks

User Ratings: 46 24

MTMTOOL First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible.

  • MTMTOOL Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner for Small Fish Tanks
  • 1 Set Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner.
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel.
  • Ideal for quick change of water in small fish tanks.
  • Unique tube design,holding the tube under the body shaking,the water can be recycled.
  • Made of pvc material,environmentally friendly,non-toxic,corrosion-resistant,highly elastic.
  • Manufacture: MTMTOOL
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MTMTOOL
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MTMTOOL Final Thoughts

"I have a 4 gallon tank."

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! That said, the results were excellent. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. I would definitely recommend this product. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
3.6


(23 Points)

7. Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump

Lee's S11580 First Impressions

"Hope this helps."

Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet Ultimate Super Pump
  • Lee S Aquarium & Pet
  • Ultimate Super Pump
  • All items are brand new, never worn and never used. We guarantee the authenticity of all items.
  • Manufacture: Lee's
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.88 x 1.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's S11580
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  • Value For Money
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Lee's S11580 Final Thoughts

"Stay tuned."

Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. This gravel vacuum works very well. What I love about this is the water return function. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. What I love about this is the water return function. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer E...

User Ratings: 58 42

ZJchao First Impressions

"I love this."

I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I have been looking for this for years. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

  • ZJchao Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Height Adjustabld Electric Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Water Changer Equiped with Extension Tube, Sand Algae Cleaner Filter
  • Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tak, also can drain out water through outlet pipe
  • Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tak size or the water level
  • The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • Powered by 2pcs
  • Top handle part can be hung on the edge of fish tak, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tak effortlessly
  • Manufacture: ZJchao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZJchao
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ZJchao Final Thoughts

"It is junk."

This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I am so glad to have this for my fish care. This gravel vacuum works very well.

Overall Score
3.3


(2 Points)

9. 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)

10. Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 50' Kit

User Ratings: 49 8

Lee's 11571 First Impressions

"So I gave it a shot."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. 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. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

  • Lee's The Ultimate Gravel Vac 50' Kit
  • Ultimate Gravel Vac attaches directly to most faucets and allows water to drain directly into sink
  • Includes Fish-Saver cleaning assembly
  • No more need for heavy ,messy, un-wieldy buckets
  • Water changes refresh your aquarium with precious nutrients and remove excess debris.
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 12.25 x 19.5 inches; 6.09 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's 11571
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Cleaning Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's 11571 Final Thoughts

"That's all i want."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

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