Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Yokgrass Aquarium Gravel Cleaners

1. Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scrap...

User Ratings: 57 14

Yokgrass First Impressions

"Very simple."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I just left the spongy looking one. The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I have a 20 gallon long tank at floor level. I have large fish and large fish make large poop!

  • Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • AIR-PRESSING AND WATER FLOW CONTROLLER: This Air-pressing Button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically
  • 5 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass tanks
  • EXTENSION WATER INLET & OUTLET TUBES: This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (2*15.75in), which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 81 feet flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • FISH PROTECTOR: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT: The siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us.
  • Manufacture: Yokgrass
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Yokgrass Final Thoughts

"Doesn't work."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! I've done the siphon vacuum attempts with 3 different products. I learned that the hose attachment was great at removing water from the tank. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing.

Overall Score
4.0


(529 Points)

2. hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control V...

User Ratings: 63 8

hygger First Impressions

"Then you vacuum."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable. I even decimated my snail problem with this thing. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. With this 12 Volt aquarium cleaner that apprehension is eliminated. If, like me, you can't get suction going on a low-tech vacuum, get this thing!

  • hygger Automatic Aquarium Water Changer, Siphon Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner, with Flow Control Valve
  • 【Quickly Change Water 】just use a long flexible hose and 2 flow valves, you can change the aquarium water more quicker and easier, no need electric, it's semi-automatic water changer suitable for medium and large fish tanks. No spill, no mess and no heavy lifting for changing dirty water and adding clean water
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Cleaning 】When you use this water changer to suck away aquarium dirty water, you can move the gravel tube to cleaning the gravel or install the duckbilled on to clean fish feces. With the pressure from the water, the gravels and sands can be sucked up to the gravel tube then to vacuum out the debris in gravel
  • 【Non-electric & Quiet】this aquarium water changer is not electric, no noise no disturb to your fish or plants. All you need to do is to control the 2 valves and open the faucet. With 2 orange built-in control valves on the water changer, to turn it on or off you just need to rotate the valve by 1/4 turn up or down. To add clean water in to aquarium, please remember to keep the water flow assembly valve closed, so when you open the faucet the water will flow into the hose
  • 【3 sizes available】choose the size according to the distance from your fish tank to the sink faucet, flexible water hose length available: 25ft, 33ft, 49ft. The inner diameter of the hose is 1/2 inch. Each pack comes with 2 seperate faucet female adaptors(13/16 inch, 15/16 inch) and one built-in faucet femal adaptor(1 inch), so the water changer can be used for most faucets
  • 【Easy to Install】It's very easy to use, attach the water flow assembly to the faucet. To change water, after connecting the flexible hose to the water flow assembly and the gravel tube, firstly you submerge the gravel tube in the aquarium tank and keep it's orange valve closed, secondly you keep the water flow assembly orange valve open and open the faucet, finally you open the gravel tube valve, the dirty water will be sucked into the hose and flow away
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

Returned, but agreed to try another one. I have a 29g aquarium and it does suction quickly as others have said. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This thing does both at the same time and quickly. I love the extendable attachments for my larger tanks. It's easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. Returned, but agreed to try another one.

Overall Score
4.2


(189 Points)

3. 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)

4. Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Wat...

User Ratings: 33 22

mcgrady1xm First Impressions

"And it worked great."

This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I had a couple of problems as it was the first time I have used anything like this. This gravel vacuum works very well. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you.

  • Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Water Changer Sand Washer with Filter Cotton
  • 【Full of Sincerity, Full in Packages】1 handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 switch,1 low suction pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 shower, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter bag and 59in water hose
  • 【Longer and Deeper】Comes with 4 sections of extension tube, which can extend from 19 inches to 46 inches, longer than other products! 4-foot-deep fish tank can be easily cleaned and water changed
  • 【Water Changer】Super strong pump and high heed,flow rate up to 496GPH(8.3 Gallon per Minute), 7ft head, starting water level as low as 1.9in, pumping as low as 0.3in, shallow fish tank can also use, fast and efficient, no need to waste time manually changing water,drop your siphon!
  • 【Upgrade 5 in 1】We can do: ① Quickly suck impurities ② Quickly wash sand ③ Rain mode ④ Pumping mode ⑤ Quickly add water mode to meet all your cleaning and water changing requirements
  • 【Perform their duties】Duckbill suction head is suitable for bare tank use, corner sand washing head is suitable for landscaping sand and stone fish tank, effluent rain shower can bathe turtles, low suction seat can be sucked to low water level, Sand washing head attachment for cleaning coarse gravel , brush head for cleaning on the substrate
  • Manufacture: mcgrady1xm
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mcgrady1xm Final Thoughts

"I totally recommend this."

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. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It doesn't do as good a job cleaning the gravel like a gravity suction siphon. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Compared to how I was cleaning before, this made cleaning my tanks a breeze. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device.

Overall Score
3.3


(33 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. 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
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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


(369 Points)

7. 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
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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


(8 Points)

8. 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)

9. SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 2-Minutes to Assemble, Facilitates Frequent W...

User Ratings: 51 18

SunGrow First Impressions

"It works great!"

I should have believed the other reviews. A little tricky with the hand pump. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks! I learned that the best control was to shorten the device as much as possible. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 2-Minutes to Assemble, Facilitates Frequent Water Changes, Perfect for Cleaning Small Fish Tanks
  • ✔ GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. SunGrow Aquarium Cleaning Pump kit is a system with a hand controller that helps you clear out your tank efficiently and quickly by having the features you definitely need! This is suitable for maintaining both freshwater and saltwater tanks. Each part is meticulously designed to give you the best aquarium cleaning experience you can possibly have.
  • ✔ ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MADE EASY — Every SunGrow fish tank substrate cleaner comes with a short nozzle, nozzle net, flexible standard tubing, 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.
  • ✔ FREQUENT WATER CHANGE ENSURES HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT — Without water changes, your fish health may have an adverse impact. But, with the kink-resistant siphon cleaner by SunGrow, you can do it frequently and it will not take much of your time. This no-spill system is made high quality to not let aquarium fish get hurt or even disturbed while it is being used to transfer water.
  • ✔ 2-MINUTES TO SETUP — The short nozzle feature of SunGrow Aquarium sand and substrate cleaner is perfect when you want to replenish or drain water out of your tank. Just place the nozzle in your tank. For convenience, attach it with a 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.
  • ✔ HASSLE-FREE STORAGE --- The flexible siphon pump helps preventing the small gravel and debris from going into the hose. Not only that, after it has done the deed, it won’t give you a hard time thinking where you would store it, as it can be placed practically anywhere! With its strategic portable design, you can keep it in any place you want where you can easily access it the next time you need it.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. I can't believe how inexpensive this most awesome thing is! I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I would get suction for a few seconds and then it would trickle to nothing. The water gets filtered in the chamber and then RETURNED BACK TO THE TANK!

Overall Score
3.6


(72 Points)

10. 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
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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)

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