Editor's Choice - Our Favorite WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fis...

User Ratings: 52 23

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Fantastic."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I found that it's difficult to use. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly.

  • WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • Qualified material: Manual fish tank water changer aquarium dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • Widely use: This aquarium clean pipette 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.
  • Keep fish tank clean: The aquarium gravel cleaning straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. It is perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 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 item before use.
  • Scales design: With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/30ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This aquarium water transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Still working great."

It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. That said, the results were excellent. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

2. 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
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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)

3. Fluval Aqua Pro Vac Gravel Cleaner, 36 CIN

User Ratings: 58 7

Fluval 11077 First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Wash the sponge out a few times and then add the micro. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. My tank was beyond maintenance work with alot of decay and algae. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. 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.

  • Fluval Aqua Pro Vac Gravel Cleaner, 36 CIN
  • Powerful suction and an optional long-reach nozzle easily remove waste and debris
  • Ideal for super quick and effective cleaning
  • Convenient battery powered operation and replaceable filters
  • Waterproof vacuum doubles as both gravel cleaner and water change system
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 2.56 x 3.15 x 15.75 inches
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Fluval 11077 Final Thoughts

"It's a great product."

I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.1


(385 Points)

4. Ecological Labs AEL20528 Microbe Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner for Aquarium, 4-Ounce

User Ratings: 45 17

Ecological Labs 971030 First Impressions

"Marvelous."

It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

  • Ecological Labs AEL20528 Microbe Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner for Aquarium, 4-Ounce
  • Ecological Labs Microbe Lift Gravel & Substrate Cleaner, 4-Ounce
  • Manufactured by Ecological Labs
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ecological Labs 971030
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Ecological Labs 971030 Final Thoughts

"This device works well."

Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I may modify mine to be more robust. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

5. U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water...

User Ratings: 43 21

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It works great!"

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water Washing And Sand Washing, Built-In Filter Outlet Valve, Which can Adjust Water Flow of Airbag
  • √Ideal gravel cleaner: The fish tank vacuum cleaner has an exquisite appearance, is equipped with a filter pump and a water flow control valve, and has three functions in one. The fish tank vacuum gravel cleaning machine uses a vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, and remove fish manure, so as to effectively perform water washing, so it provides the best environment for your fish.
  • √Easy to use: Just put the water change suction tube in the fish tank, put the other end of the water tube into the bucket, open the water valve, squeeze the air cavity until it works automatically.
  • √Flow control faucet design: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut-off valve that can easily and quickly clean the aquarium. It is easy to use to ensure that water will not splash on the ground during cleaning, effectively keeping your house tidy Ideal for water changes and gravel cleaning.
  • √High-quality materials: made of high-quality BPA-free materials, its soft PVC hose can transfer liquid faster, which can ensure long-term use and will not harm your fish or plants. In addition, with the design of the micro filter, when cleaning the gravel bed or regular water changes, water and debris will flow quickly, while gravel, fish, and plants will effectively stay in the aquarium.
  • √User-friendly: We also have a hose holder for this water changer, let you free your hands, and will help you a lot when transferring water. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
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U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"From aquarium to sink."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly.

Overall Score
3.4


(24 Points)

6. Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner Size: 4 oz.

User Ratings: 49

Ecological Laboratories First Impressions

"This is a great product."

Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. You won't go wrong with this product. I should have believed the other reviews. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. This gravel vacuum works very well. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! As you can see from the photo, it works great!

  • Ecological Laboratories Microbe-Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner Size: 4 oz.
  • Aquatic
  • Water Treatment and Conditioners
  • Freshwater Conditioners
  • 4 oz
  • Manufacture: Ecological Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3 inches; 0.35 Ounces
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Ecological Laboratories Final Thoughts

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

7. Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac w On/Off Valve

User Ratings: 44 27

Lee's 11545 First Impressions

"No suction."

What I love about this is the water return function. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. The suction is great and the valve at the end is perfect. I have been looking for this for years. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank.

  • Lee's Squeeze Bulb Ultra Gravel Vac w On/Off Valve
  • Water changes are a -inch snap-inch
  • Siphoning is easy no matter what the level of water in the aquarium
  • Features a 1-1/4-inch diameter by 12-inch long cylinder
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 9.88 x 2.88 x 17 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Lee's 11545 Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. This gravel vacuum works very well. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned.

Overall Score
3.3


(4 Points)

8. Lukovee Fish Aquarium Cleaner, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Water and Sand Changer Device with Stressles...

User Ratings: 51 10

Lukovee First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Lukovee Fish Aquarium Cleaner, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Water and Sand Changer Device with Stressless Syphon Starter Water Flow Control Clamp Long Flexible Pipe Perfect for Cleaning Small Fish Tanks
  • ➤ 5 IN 1 Multifunctional ---This fish tank water pump for cleaning gravel cleaner set is equipped with many accessories: Inlet tubes, Outlet hose, adjustable Water Flow Controller clamp, fixture clamp, fish net and glass scraper. No need for power, No need to immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, this manual gravel cleaning kit could safely help to aquarium water changing, scraping algae, sand washing, raking sand, excrement-absorbing.
  • ➤ Fit For All Aquarium --- This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (each 40cm/15.75in long), which can be connected by an orange connecting pipe to use. The 6 foot flexible outlet hose with water flow clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing, help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe, making your work efficiently and easily. It almost fits for all different-sized fish/plant/turtle aquariums tank.
  • ➤ Aquarium Fish Net & Filter Basket Net --- ①The size of fish net (Width: 3.9 inch; Length :12.2 inch) will be easily fit for most fishes and aquariums. Durable construction means it will not easy to bending or breaking. It also help catch those crafty, quick fish and clean out debris from the tank. ②Filter basket net in the tube effectively avoiding blocking by gravel and prevents smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus. It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • ➤ Simple Assembly, Easy Operation --- This fish tank gravel cleaner easy to use, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, Please remember to spin on the orange connector to install the extension tube, it's safe and tight. Then press the air pressure button with your palm until the water can flow out automatically. This product has a powerful suction, even a child can operate. The valve inside can prevent water from backflow.
  • ➤ 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! --- Lukovee aquarium gravel cleaner fish vacuum are designed to keep a healthy environment for our underwater friends. but if in any way you are not 100% satisfied with this aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us. We truly care about our customers! Just use it with confidence! We will provide every customer with the best service!
  • Suction Type: Manual pressing air pump button
  • Inlet Pipe Length: each 40cm/ 15.7inch
  • Outlet Hose Length: 204cm/ 80.3inch
  • Manufacture: Lukovee
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Lukovee Final Thoughts

"I love this."

If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier.

Overall Score
3.9


(100 Points)

9. KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer

KISSFRIDAY First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Takes me less than 10min to clean my tank with this method. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again.

  • KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer
  • Material:PVC+Rubber+Copper
  • The length of a single tube is about 100cm, the diameter is about 1cm, the size of the rubber ball is about 11cm, the diameter is about 4cm, and the error is about 1cm.
  • Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • Easy to put away with a hose strap.
  • The perfect home accessory.
  • Manufacture: Shumeng
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KISSFRIDAY Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vac...

User Ratings: 45 26

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"Another tip."

I wish i had bought this the first time. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. This gravel vacuum works very well. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great!

  • GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vacuum Filter with Other Accessories for Big and Small Tank Water Changing and Sand Clean
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.
  • Keep Clean: 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 tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Flexible Structure:You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: GOTOTOP
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"I highly recommend this."

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years.

Overall Score
3.3


(10 Points)

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