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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Yokgrass
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

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

2. Baosity 4 Pcs Fish Garden Pond Filter Brushes Skimmer Pond Filtration

User Ratings: 45 19

Baosity First Impressions

"It comes today."

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy.

  • Baosity 4 Pcs Fish Garden Pond Filter Brushes Skimmer Pond Filtration
  • Material: Plastic + Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Size 40cm:Length:Approx.42cm/16.54inches;Width:Approx.12cm/4.72inches
  • Material: Plastic + Stainless Steel
  • Environmental protection and not easily deformed,can be used over and over again.
  • Manufacture: Baosity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Baosity
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.2']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='2.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Baosity Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The hardest thing to do is wrap up the cord to store it after use. The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. Within a half an hour my tank almost looked brand new. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy.

Overall Score
3.7

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

3. Marina Replmt Gravel Cleaner F/11040/41

Hagen 11048 First Impressions

"It is fine for my needs."

Which was why I'm so glad I got this one. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. I hope that I do not need another but I would purchase again without hesitation. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Marina Replmt Gravel Cleaner F/11040/41
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.76 x 1.57 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 11048
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Hagen 11048 Final Thoughts

"Great for 75 gallon."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. You fill the chamber with filter substrate. I have large fish and large fish make large poop! Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. What I love about this is the water return function. I fell in love with African Dwarf Frogs when they were in a 10 gallon in my kitchen. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

Overall Score
5.0

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

4. Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 67 8

Python 20GT First Impressions

"I LOVE this thing."

I knew siphoning would be an issue,. It filters out the solids and returns the water to the tank. What I love about this is the water return function. Anyone giving this product a bad review is not using it properly. I have been looking for this for years. Most of the poop just sits on the top the sand substrate in my tank. I also used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink.

  • Python No Spill Clean and Fill Aquarium Gravel Tube, 20-Inch
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 34.0 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 4.0 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 2.0 Inches
  • Manufacture: Python Products Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 2 x 2 inches; 10.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python 20GT
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Python 20GT Final Thoughts

"I love this."

I only needed 2 pumps to get the flow going. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. You won't go wrong with this product. I have been looking for this for years. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. If you've never used a gravel vac, get this product and watch a YouTube video. Using a bucket to remove old water and then fill up bucket with new water.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(43 Points)

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

User Ratings: 45 17

Ecological Labs 971030 First Impressions

"Marvelous."

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

  • Ecological Labs AEL20528 Microbe Lift Gravel and Substrate Cleaner for Aquarium, 4-Ounce
  • Ecological Labs Microbe Lift Gravel & Substrate Cleaner, 4-Ounce
  • Manufactured by Ecological Labs
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ecological Labs 971030
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.7']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Ecological Labs 971030 Final Thoughts

"This device works well."

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

Overall Score
3.6

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

6. IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon...

User Ratings: 36 25

IREENUO First Impressions

"I recommend the vacuum."

It's also pretty slow going, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I'm thinking of other ways this could be used! I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Best gadget i bought for cleaning tanks!

  • IREENUO Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaning, Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaning, Battery Operated Siphon Pump Water Changer with 3 Pcs Replaceable Mesh Bags
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANING TOOL --- IREENUO aquarium vacuum is the ideal cleaning tool, which is a 3 in 1 multifunction siphon pump for cleaning gravel & algae and changing water. Make your cleaning fish tank effortless!
  • AUTOMATIC WORK BY BATTERY --- Different from traditional cleaner, which requires manual pressing to work, IREENUO fish tank gravel cleaner is powered by 2 batteries (2 C/LR14), which is faster and more convenient. But please don't use it continuously for more than 30min to preventing motor damaging.
  • EASY TO USE --- The aquarium gravel siphon can be installed easily according to the icons. To get the strongest suction, please keep the current water level between the min and max water level on the handle before you press the power button. Only that can it work with strong suction at any water level.
  • ADJUSTABLE TUBE LENGTH --- Three tubes of different lengths can be freely combined with a tube buckle, the maximum length of the combination of the tube is 73cm. Suitable for small, medium, and large aquariums.
  • ❗ ❗ ❗ NOTE --- To make sure the service life of the fish tank siphon pump, do not use it continuously for more than 30 min and do not sink the battery compartment into the water. To make sure strong suction, must keep the current water level in the min and max water level line before you press the power button.
  • The excretion of fish feces and the accumulation of metabolic waste from aquatic plants lead to turbid water quality in fish tanks, which affects fish life.
  • Garbage hidden in the gravel is difficult to clean, powerful suction of cleaner can absorb them by water flow. You can cleans the fine impurities in the gravel quickly and easily.
  • The traditional manual water changer is time-consuming and laborious, which is inefficient. An electric fish tank cleaner can help you drain the water in the tank faster.
  • Manufacture: IREENUO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IREENUO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.2']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

IREENUO Final Thoughts

"If so hit helpful."

You won't go wrong with this product. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. I don't use the sponge and filter pad that came with the device. This was super easy to assemble and use right out of the box. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(465 Points)

7. 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)

8. KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand....

User Ratings: 54 11

KASAN First Impressions

"Cleans well and quickly."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. In saying this it's nice to not lift those heavy buckets to the top anymore. 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 used this LinkinsLegacy cleaner in my kitchen sink. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process.

  • KASAN Gravel Cleaner Pump Aquarium Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit Tool, Aquarium Siphon for Cleaning Sand. with a Pneumatic Button Adjustment Control, it is a Vacuum Cleaner for Aquarium
  • Multi-Function Cleaning Kit: The KASAN Gravel Clean Long Nozzle Cleaning Kit enables a multi-purpose cleaning fish tank. It can wash the sand, scrape the algae, absorb the remaining debris and beautify the sandstone arrangement. It can make your aquarium cleaner and is a vacuum cleaner in the aquarium.
  • Equipped with many accessories: pneumatic buttons, valves, algae scrapers, inlet tubes, outlet tubes, air clips.
  • Reasonable design: The valve supplied with this product will not block the gravel and will not suck the fish. The algae scraper is a plastic material and you don't have to worry about affecting your fish tank.
  • Wide range of applications: The kit is equipped with two 15.7-inch inlet tubes. The installation length can be selected according to the height of the fish tank. Therefore, it is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. See the installation video for the installation process.
  • After-sales service: Provide you with 12 months of 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with a professional solution.
  • The multi-purpose gravel cleaner is equipped with two 15.75-inch tubes for all sizes of fish tanks. Equipped with your own basket filter, it will not suck the fish and sand.
  • Equipped with a holder that can be attached to the aquarium to release hands for ease of use. It does not affect the normal activities of fish when used.
  • Effctive removal of debris in the aquarium througout the water changing process.
  • Manufacture: KASAN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KASAN
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

KASAN Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

The last two pictures display the suction cup with its perforated screen inside it. This is how I got the NICREW power vac to work with sand and large poop. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Next time, I'll lay towels down around the tank. If for some reason this one fails, I'll just buy it again. I would recommend turning your filter off during the process. Cleaning a tank is the worst part of the fish owning process.

Overall Score
3.9

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

9. Crabworx Beach Scoop

User Ratings: 40 12

Crabworx 18157 First Impressions

"Again this item is great."

The vacuum power is amazingly strong, yet adjustable. It would get clogged with leaves and such but that's expected. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. It got clogged with a small plastic container that got caught in the disposal. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. It has adjustable flow as well which helps between my gravel tank and sand tank. 20 gallon long also means more ADFs!

  • Crabworx Beach Scoop
  • Easily removes uneaten food
  • Keeps your tanks gravel or sand clean and tidy
  • Easy to clean
  • Great for all hermit crab habitats
  • Manufacture: Crabworx
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4 x 8 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crabworx 18157
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Crabworx 18157 Final Thoughts

"It was easy to assemble."

The telescoping tube will extent to permit a larger tank to be effectively cleaned. As you can see from the photo, it works great! Even straightening this it would just close at this point again. Ohh I also use it to add water to my system. I was using a 110 Volt aquarium cleaner before I purchased this one. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. It will suck up a little bit of sand, which is expected and acceptable.

Overall Score
3.6

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

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Cleaning Speed [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

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

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