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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

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

[star rating="3.8"]
(5 Points)

2. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="4"]
(976 Points)

3. Aquarium Water Change Gloves Keep Hands & Arms Dry Allergen- and Contamination-Free During Fish Tank...

User Ratings: 42 19

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"Etc etc etc."

This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. In saying that I get build up of solids in certain parts of my tank. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! A little tricky with the hand pump. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! I may modify mine to be more robust.

  • Aquarium Water Change Gloves Keep Hands & Arms Dry Allergen- and Contamination-Free During Fish Tank Maintenance: Elastic Forearm Seal and Prevent Leak (Water Change Gloves)
  • ❤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, might contaminate the water and cause its inhabitants allergic reactions. To prevent this unfortunate situation, use our Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • ❤ A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior.
  • ❤ Keep your hands, arms and sleeves free from water with the extra long 20.5 inches (52 cm) 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, adding even more protection from water and marine life.
  • ❤The innovative anti skidding surface of the Aquarium Gloves comes is very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans. Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, cleaning the bathroom and dish washing.
  • ❤Package including:1 pair of gloves
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hamiledyi
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(164 Points)

4. 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 [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="3.9"]
(837 Points)

5. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

[star rating="3.1"]
(8 Points)

6. TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank

Emma Mall First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise.

  • TOM Aquarium Maintenance Mr. Cleaner Battery Operated Gravel Siphon, Fish Tank
  • Battery operated siphon is perfect for siphoning nano tanks Easy flow rate allows for spot cleaning and getting to difficult to reach areas Removes debris without removing valuable aquarium water Reliable and easy-to-use Features easy flow rate
  • Manufacture: Unbrand
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Emma Mall
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Emma Mall Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. As you can see from the photo, it works great! So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

7. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"IT's SO easy to use."

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK! Wasted an entire morning taking it apart, checking everything etc. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy!

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

boxtech Final Thoughts

"It really helped a lot."

What I love about this is the water return function. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(653 Points)

8. GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aq...

User Ratings: 33

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"This works really well."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. What I love about this is the water return function. I found that it's difficult to use. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon.

  • GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aquarium Cleaner Without Batteries for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • 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.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.
  • 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.
  • Customer Service:Your satisfaction is our utmost concern,please check the applicable model you need before purchasing our products. If you have any questions about the product size, please feel free to email us. Our customer service will try our best to give you a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Cusco
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GOTOTOP
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"Treat that water."

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(3 Points)

9. Interpet Prime Gravel Cleaner Mini

User Ratings: 59 10

Interpet 1709 First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Connections leak over time so I have to put some silicon joint while I join them. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I just left the spongy looking one.

  • Interpet Prime Gravel Cleaner Mini
  • Manufacture: Interpet
  • Product Dimensions: 1.57 x 6.3 x 13.39 inches; 4.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Interpet 1709
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Interpet 1709 Final Thoughts

"IT's SO easy to use."

I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(136 Points)

10. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube with Tail/Connector, 10-Inch

User Ratings: 78 3

Python 940011 First Impressions

"This will not rep!"

I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I just pump the water directly into my sump. I would definitely recommend this product. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube with Tail/Connector, 10-Inch
  • Packaged with 2-1/2 feet of tubing and a female connector
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Compatible with the No Spill Clean and Fill system
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 8.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 940011
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Python 940011 Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I would definitely recommend this product. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water. I would recommend this due to the fantastic job it has provided for my needs.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(63 Points)

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