Editor's Choice - Our Favorite YADICO Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. YADICO Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 3 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor for Fish Plant Tanks...

User Ratings: 48 12

YADICO First Impressions

"Both worked great."

I have large fish and large fish make large poop! It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer.

  • YADICO Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 3 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor for Fish Plant Tanks
  • 3 in 1 design makes it ideal for gravel cleaning, sludge extracting and water changing.
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • It decreases the harmful toxins in your tank while reducing strain to your filter.
  • The filter design straps the dirt while the water is returned back to the tank.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YADICO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

YADICO Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I just pump the water directly into my sump. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing.

Overall Score
3.8

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated YADICO Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

2. YADICO Quick Vac Gravel Automatic Cleaner Auto Vaccum Sludge Extractor for Aquarium tank

User Ratings: 41 16

YADICO First Impressions

"Quality materials."

This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I am very satisfied with how the aquarium cleaner operates and highly recommend it. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I wish i had bought this the first time.

  • YADICO Quick Vac Gravel Automatic Cleaner Auto Vaccum Sludge Extractor for Aquarium tank
  • This is a ideal cleaner for cleaning or quick spot maintenance, easy to operate.
  • Advanced suction power is specifically designed to pick up dirt particles remove waste and extract sludge
  • Super fine mesh cartridge traps even the smallest waste particles while letting water back into your aquarium (any residual cloudy water will clear up shortly after use)
  • Detachable super-fine mesh cartridge easily snaps out for quick cleaning
  • This product is available for freshwater and saltwater tanks with a max depth up to approximately 28"
  • Manufacture: YADICO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YADICO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.8']
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

YADICO Final Thoughts

"This works amazingly!"

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. That said, the results were excellent. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. I wish i had bought this the first time. They more than helped me resolve my situation. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I highly recommend this product for all aquarium keepers.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(47 Points)

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

User Ratings: 52 12

SunGrow First Impressions

"Works great."

Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. A little tricky with the hand pump. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • 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.
  • 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, scrubbing the bathroom and dish washing.
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"I recommend the vacuum."

I lose about 5 gallons a week due to evaporation. A little tricky with the hand pump. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. This electric gravel vac was the best solution for my set up. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

Overall Score
3.9

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

4. ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool

User Ratings: 48 29

ZZH 147143-ZZH213248 First Impressions

"This works amazingly!"

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. You won't go wrong with this product. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. As you can see from the photo, it works great! I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank.

  • ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool
  • .ZZH-Material: Plastic
  • .ZZH-Ideal for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • .ZZH-Size: length 50cm
  • .ZZH-Tongs attachment can be used to plant aquarium plants or to pick up objects
  • .ZZH-ZZH 50CM Aquarium Tongs Aquarium Tweezers Extra Long Clamp Clip Cleaning Tool Cleaning Tool
  • Manufacture: ZZH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZZH 147143-ZZH213248
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.9']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

ZZH 147143-ZZH213248 Final Thoughts

"Becareful not to do this!"

Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. I love this setup and how easy it was to use. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I wish i had bought this the first time. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(13 Points)

5. HS Aquatics Ville 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe Aquarium Water Changer Pump Pipe Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 39 23

Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

Idk what other people are talking about that it barely pulls. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I would definitely recommend this product. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. But this thing is amazing the suction is crazy! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review.

  • HS Aquatics Ville 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe Aquarium Water Changer Pump Pipe Gravel Cleaner
  • 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe For Aquarium.
  • Fit For All Aquarium And Fish Tank.
  • A Couple Of Squeezes On The Hand Pump Is All That Is Needed To Get The Pump Working.
  • The Simple And Easy Way To Change The Water In Your Aquarium.
  • Fish Aquarium Cleaning Pipe Siphon Pipe.
  • Manufacture: Happie Shop
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 1.57 x 2.36 inches; 1.76 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.9']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Happie Shop HS Siphon Pipe Final Thoughts

"Very easy clean up!"

In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. As you can see from the photo, it works great!

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(342 Points)

6. STARROAD-TIM Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Newly Upgraded Fish Tank Water Changer with Air Pressure Butto...

STARROAD-TIM First Impressions

"Wonderful product!"

I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. I have never cleaned the rocks or changed the water in my aquarium so effortlessly. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well.

  • STARROAD-TIM Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Newly Upgraded Fish Tank Water Changer with Air Pressure Button Long Nozzle Water Flow Controller for Fish Tank Cleaning Gravel and Sand
  • Multifunctional Product: gravel cleaner can be used to wash sand, absorb dirt, dust, suck fish feces, change water, etc., to meet your multiple needs, one product can be used for multiple purposes!
  • Easy to Use: The fish tank water changer is easy to operate and is a new upgraded product. When in use, hold the handle and manually press it down. The water will automatically be sucked into the hard tube and flow out through the hose to quickly clean the fish tank. It can be used easily without wasting time.
  • Product Size: The total length of the hard tube is 32in, and it can be split into two hard tubes, the hose is 86.7in, which is suitable for fish tanks of various sizes.
  • How it Works: The new upgraded product is equipped with a handle that uses manual air pressure to automatically flow out the water. This design makes the operation easier. The product is made of ABS, PP material, which is anti-extrusion, and has a filter inside to prevent clogging.
  • Happy Shopping: We have been working hard to provide customers with the best services and products. If you are not satisfied with the product or have questions, you can contact our customer service at any time, we will give you the most satisfactory answer as soon as possible!
  • Manufacture: STARROAD-TIM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The STARROAD-TIM
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

STARROAD-TIM Final Thoughts

"Very simple."

As you can see from the photo, it works great! I just pump the water directly into my sump. I have a glass bottom aquarium with no substrate. It siphons the water out of the aquarium very quickly. It's well worth reaching out to Nicrew to exchange or find a resolution. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. I may modify mine to be more robust.

Overall Score
5.0

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

7. Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106229 First Impressions

"Cleaning is so EASY!"

It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs! I like the fact it is not draining the water when you vacuum. I can't believe a marvelous thing such as this could be so inexpensive! The assembly instructions for this unit are unquestionably clear and precise. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. Needless to say there was a lot of muc on the bottom.

  • Aqueon Medium Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner
  • Perfect for quick water changes
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel
  • Self-priming, using up and down motion, to start water flow
  • Includes a clip for attaching the drain hose to the inside of a bucket
  • Suggested for Aquariums: 15-35 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 18.3 x 1.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106229
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Aqueon 100106229 Final Thoughts

"We shall see."

I am so glad to have this for my fish care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. They more than helped me resolve my situation. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing! 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. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(4836 Points)

8. Creation Core 32.8 Feet Tube Hose No Spill Fill Aquarium Maintenance System with Tube Clip and Fauce...

Creation Core First Impressions

"It was easy to assemble."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. As you can see from the photo, it works great! A little tricky with the hand pump. I did add a hose from an old gravel cleaner to reach my bucket. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks.

  • Creation Core 32.8 Feet Tube Hose No Spill Fill Aquarium Maintenance System with Tube Clip and Faucet Connectors
  • This is a aquarium water feeder, it will quickly add water and not disturb fish during routine aquarium maintenance
  • Universal faucet connector is suitable for most of the faucet, except for the basin faucet
  • Tube clip is suitable for a fish tank which thickness is less than 0.47"/12mm
  • Faucet connection step: First,select any faucet(except for the basin faucet). Second,insert the universal connector into the faucet. Third, pull the outer ring of the quick connector and then insert the universal connector and release the outer ring. Thus, the connection step is complete
  • Package including: 1*universal connector, 1*quick connector, 1*standard connector, 1*water pipe, 1*tube clip
  • Manufacture: Creation Core
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Creation Core
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.2']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Creation Core Final Thoughts

"4- Finally a solution!"

I should have believed the other reviews. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I just left the spongy looking one. The suction is great as long af you're letting gravity work.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. NICREW Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 2 in 1 Sludge Extractor for Medium and L...

User Ratings: 49 16

NICREW HXS-01 First Impressions

"Turned my normal 3."

So, I bought a 20 gallon long and transferred them from the 10 gallon. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. I knew siphoning would be an issue,.

  • NICREW Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 2 in 1 Sludge Extractor for Medium and Large Tanks
  • Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • Easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel
  • Decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in your aquarium while reducing strain on your filter
  • Eco-friendly products support aquatic life with a "green" approach
  • This unit can be used in freshwater and saltwater aquariums with a water depth of up to approx. 28”
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW HXS-01
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

NICREW HXS-01 Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Gravel cleaning has become so easy and mess free. 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.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(1163 Points)

10. BILIEASY Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer with Powered Filter Durable Easy Vacuum Fish Tank Cle...

User Ratings: 36 22

BILIEASY BE.EASY First Impressions

"Great value!"

The only draw back, wish it came with a longer hose or attachment to make it longer. I just pump the water directly into my sump. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I've gone though dozens of aquarium cleaning gadgets and products over the years. I have been looking for this for years. At first I was furious with this thing. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean.

  • BILIEASY Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer with Powered Filter Durable Easy Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaner (Blue)
  • EASY AQUARIUM GRAVEL CLEANER- Clean easy to operate without any efforts. With on/off flow control tap design, it is easy and convenient to use. Make it easy and fun to change water in a fish tank
  • MULTI-FUCTION POWERFUL PURPOSE-Water changer, sand washing and decontamination this fish tank cleaner can be used for multiple purpose, operation/pump bulb and discharge hose. While all these parts can be adjusted and modified as per your needs, the operation bulb or the hand starter is its unique component that sets it apart from other similar items in the market.
  • EFFECTIVE POROUS SCREEN-The water inlet is equipped with porous filter net, which can effectively prevent the suction of sand, stone, fish, water grass, etc. in the process of changing water. Meanwhile, it can let the water, fish dung and other sundry matter in the tank come out through the suction hose of filter net, and play the role of changing water, washing sand and decontamination.
  • LONG HANDLE EASY HOLD- Lengthened hose for all sizes of fish tank attach suction cup. This will make work easier for you because you don't need to hold it while draining out water! Press on, or squeeze the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the nozzle. See the description below for more details.
  • KEEPING A BETTER ENVIRONMENT- Easy to Install & Use: Just connect all the accessories together one by one, it also come with a manual. It is ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning, giving your fish a nice living environment.
  • Manufacture: BILIEASY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BILIEASY BE.EASY
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

BILIEASY BE.EASY Final Thoughts

"Marvelous."

I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I would definitely recommend this product. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(5 Points)

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