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. Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Wate...

Fortune-star First Impressions

"So that was MY BAD."

So I use the NICREW power vac in between water changes and it works great! That said, the results were excellent. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. You fill the chamber with filter substrate.

  • Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Water Changer Cleaning Pump with Air-Pressing Button
  • 【Novel Design】The handle is specially designed for easy pressing, and the comfortable grip makes it easy to press down without effort. The working principle of the water changer is gravity, does not require electricity, and absolutely safe. This sand cleaner is quiet when it works, but the electric fish tank water changer makes noise when it works.
  • 【Multifunction】Fortune-Star Filter Gravel Cleaner suit of all your requirements for fish tank.Can be used to rake gravel(Level the ground); Sand and gravel cleaning(clear away the powder particles); Fecal absorption( clean fish feces); Quick changing the water (stronger suction to easily change the water).The aquarium has always been kept clean and beautiful.
  • 【Easy operation】accessories: 1 * Air pressure control mechanism (with a fixed valve); 2 * Lengthened air inlet pipe; 1 * Extension pipe connector; 1 * Water outlet hose (the water pipe can be cut off as needed); 1 *Water flow clamp (easy to adjust the water flow); easy to use: if you don't know how to use it, please refer to the instruction manual, connect the device, and press the air pressure button until the water flows out steadily,then wait for it to complete its work by itself
  • 【Scope of application】Fortune Star Aquarium gravel cleaning fish tank kit is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. There are two lengthened inlet pipes and an 82-inch long outlet pipe, which can be adjusted to the appropriate length according to the size of your aquarium, and the water changer will not affect the fish during use.
  • 【After-sales service 】We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner kit, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Clean the aquarium regularly to provide a healthy and clean living environment for underwater friends.
  • Put the water inlet pipe into the aquarium, press the air pressure button until there is a steady flow of water, the next thing to do is to wait.
  • Connect the white inlet pipe to the port wiht the filter.
  • Manufacture: Fortune-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fortune-star
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Fortune-star Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a shot."

It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

3. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in...

User Ratings: 47 10

NIDEZON First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Returned, but agreed to try another one. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Kit,Water Exchanger Adjustable Water Flow Controller | 5 in 1 Algae Scrapers,Spoon Net,Plant Fork,Sponge,Gravel Rake,Convenient Aqua Tools
  • 【No Effect on Fish and Invertebrate】The tubing is flexible silicone so it is more maneuverable that the stiff tubing. this helps in keeping the tubing in the bucket so you don't spill water all over the place.The bottom of the siphon has a smart setting,Fish and sand are not easily sucked out.
  • 【More Convenient】Makes your aquarium maintenance water changes so much easier no more emptying water out by cups just Stick the vacuum in the water but the other end of the hose in a bucket press the button a couple of times to get suction and this will empty out as much water as you want,also you can put water in the tank this way. Weekly fish tank water changes will become easier.
  • 【Siphon with Locking Function】Maybe your child will ask, dad, why does the water flow out automatically when the plastic tube is inserted into the water? We can spread the knowledge of physics to children, and at the same time do the maintenance job of the fish tank (the principle of attraction between gravity and water molecules).
  • 【5 in 1 Aquarium Set】Adjustable Handle - 40-80cm / 15.74-31.5inch.Stretching freely, tightly fixed and not to fall off. 4 INCH FISH NET perfect for catching small fish, sand, shrimp, crayfish, snails, aquatic frogs.5 in 1 set can meet the tools you need to clean the fish tank.
  • 【OUR SERVICE AND WARRANTY】If you have any questions about our products, please contact us in time, we will provide you with solutions within 24 hours! We are confident enough to provide customers with high-quality products and services!
  • Manufacture: Gveuwin
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NIDEZON
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NIDEZON Final Thoughts

"And it keeps flowing!"

I may modify mine to be more robust. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
3.9


(39 Points)

4. Python Ulti-Vac Pond Aquarium Maintenance System

User Ratings: 26 31

Python 940041 First Impressions

"Hope that made sense!"

Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. I got a bunch of sludge out of the bottom of my aquarium. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said.

  • Python Ulti-Vac Pond Aquarium Maintenance System
  • Effortless, mess-free cleaning
  • Extracts rotting and decaying debris from hard to reach areas
  • Removable waste chamber
  • Kindly refer Installation Manual under product details
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 47.05 x 8 x 6.05 inches; 4.95 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 940041
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Python 940041 Final Thoughts

"Or just squeeze."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again.

Overall Score
3.0


(195 Points)

5. Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057

User Ratings: 56 6

Fluval 11057 First Impressions

"I love it."

I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. What I love about this is the water return function. So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

  • Fluval Edge II Gravel Cleaner,White, 11057
  • Convenient and effective tool for cleaning aquariums
  • Sucks up dirt and debris from aquarium
  • Built in gravel guard to prevent clogging
  • Equipped with 15 inch long tube plus an additional 15 inch extension tube
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 7 inches; 12.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11057
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Fluval 11057 Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. At first I was furious with this thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
4.1


(110 Points)

6. Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Jhua Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaners 7.87FT Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Vacuum...

User Ratings: 45 18

Jhua First Impressions

"That's all i want."

They more than helped me resolve my situation. I may modify mine to be more robust. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. They more than helped me resolve my situation. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Jhua Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaners 7.87FT Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Vacuum Pump Gravel Cleaner, Water Changer Self Priming with Adjustable Flow Control for Large Fish Tank
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant and corrosion-resistant performance, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • 【Detachable Cleaner】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble. Suitable for large fish tank, aquarium etc.
  • Manufacture: Jhua
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jhua
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Jhua Final Thoughts

"It is fine for my needs."

Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! And the price is more than reasonable. My previous gravel vacuum from Petco was horrible. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. And the price is more than reasonable.

Overall Score
3.6


(65 Points)

7. Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft

User Ratings: 63 8

Unigift First Impressions

"It has two connectors."

I just left the spongy looking one. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. At first I was furious with this thing. It just takes a little bit of trial and error on your part. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze.

  • Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft
  • EASY TO USE- Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump. Spot clean by inserting the filter into the gravel and squeezing the pump to create a siphon then slightly lifting up so you don’t remove fish tank gravel.
  • NO MESS SHUT OFF VALVE- Our fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve that will ensure water does not spill on the ground when you’re done cleaning. The aquarium siphon pump can used around carpet with no worries of spilling water.
  • RIGID PIPE SECTION- The aquarium vacuum cleaner hose is designed with an 8.2Ft rigid filter and pipe section to make cleaning the aquarium quick and easy. The total length with flexible hose is 8 feet (96 inches).The fish tank vacuum parts are made so you can attach even longer sections of hose if needed.
  • FILTER –Place the filter of the fish tank gravel cleaner on to gravel to clean gravel bed while making a regular water change. Water will flow quickly thru and the filter will separate gravel from debris. With this filter attached you will not be able to pump out larger gravel, plants or fish.
  • Safety: protect your fishes from scare while replacing the water.
  • Manufacture: UniGift
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unigift
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Unigift Final Thoughts

"Happy customer."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I was worried I would have to keep unplugging and plugging in through out cleaning. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video.

Overall Score
4.1


(35 Points)

8. EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock

User Ratings: 53 16

Eheim 3531090 First Impressions

"The thing is huge, too."

So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. A little tricky with the hand pump. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. I should have believed the other reviews.

  • EHEIM Quick Vac Pro Automatic Gravel Cleaner and Sludge Extractor- PetOverstock
  • Easy to use - no buckets or hoses required
  • Extends intervals between water changes
  • Fully submersible up to 3 feet
  • Battery operated
  • Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.5 x 24 inches; 15.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 3531090
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Eheim 3531090 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful product!"

I would definitely recommend this product. If you have a HUGE tank, though, it will tank you a while. I found that it's difficult to use. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews.

Overall Score
3.8


(2220 Points)

9. BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 51

BETTA First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. Maybe if another piece was included to attach to the right after the shutoff.

  • BETTA Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner
  • Easy self start siphon
  • LARGE SIZE Cleaning nozzle diameter: 5 Inch x 1 Inch (8.5cm x 3cm)
  • Powerful Nozzle To Get Into Corners
  • Cleaning nozzle length: Sized 11 Inch (28.5cm), Hose length: 47 Inch (120cm)
  • Manufacture: Betta
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BETTA
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BETTA Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. 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. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.1


(40 Points)

10. POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Kit for Water Changing and Filter ...

User Ratings: 63 6

POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. The filter loads up really fast, so it's not much good for recycling water cleaning. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but I got water EVERYWHERE. They more than helped me resolve my situation. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Kit for Water Changing and Filter Sand Cleaning
  • 2 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL CLEANER - POPETPOP gravel cleaner is perfect for water changing and sand washing. The nozzle net prevents absorbing of juvenile fish, grass and gravel. Attached nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water fresh.
  • COMPACT STRUCTURE - Equipped with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). The gravel cleaner's hole is connected tightly with no worries the problem of spilling water. Fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • ANTI-BACK FLOW VALVE DESIGN - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Note: Put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • EASY TO USE - Syphon pump is easy to grip, just squeeze the pump a few times, water will start flow automatically. High quality PVC tube won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use. (Note: The position of water outlet must be lower than the inlet.)
  • EASY TO INSTALL - The fish tank gravel cleaner can be split into different parts and you can adjust them as per your needs. Besides, it can be fixed on the fish tank to free your hands, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 71.65 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 13.86 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB
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POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB Final Thoughts

"Debris gets sucked up."

I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! A little tricky with the hand pump.

Overall Score
4.2


(118 Points)

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