Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Automatic Aquarium Water Changers

1. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit...

User Ratings: 52 13

hygger First Impressions

"Just look at the pics."

Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! I bought this one and I absolutely love it. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks!

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Water Hose Controller Clamp
  • 【3 in 1 Function】: ① Dirt Suction. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium equipped with a duckbill suction inlet accessory, and it is easy to suck the feces away. ② Sand Washing. Aquarium siphon with 3D Filter Basket Net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the aquarium. ③ Water Changing. Built-in dual airbags, atmospheric cavity, good resilience, effortless operation.
  • 【Working Principle】: Manual air-pressing. The upgraded part is equipped with a handle, which has more operating space and saves labor and brings convenience, by testing the fastest speed is to press 7 times. Sand Washer has 2 thickened airbags inside, which can pump water quickly. And using PP ABS materials, resistance to extrusion, do not worry about airbag damage and leakage, can be used for a long time.
  • 【Easy to Use】: Push the siphon switch of the aquarium siphon vacuum cleaner several times, and make sure that the inlet tube part is full of water, and then observe the outlet hose. After the water continuously flows out, you can stop push and observe whether it will automatically. If not, continue to operate until the water will flow out quickly and automatically. The sand can move up and down in the extension tube to remove debris from your aquarium.
  • 【Accessories Include】:1 *Air-pressing control body; 2 *Extension Inlet Tube; 1 *Extension tube connector; 1 *User Manual; 1 *Duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum); 1 *Outlet hose(79inch PVC Hose),the water pipe can be cut according to demand; 1 *Water Flow Clamp(Flow Control),easily adjust water flow; 1 *Fixture clamp(Water pipe clamp), freely fix, free your hands.
  • 【Wide Application】: Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, with spliced extension tubes, two-stage splicing combination, both large and small tanks are suitable, and extension tube can be installed according to demand.Four basic combinations(excluding handle length):2 tubes(31.4inch);2 tubes + head(34inch);1 tube(16inch);1 tube + head accessories(18inch).
  • 1 *Air-pressing control body
  • 2 *Extension Inlet Tube
  • 1 *Extension tube connector
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Totally recommend."

I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. Aside from that, i am very happy with the product and would encourage you to get it! I got this one until my son broke my siphon. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions.

Overall Score
3.9


(1566 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Automatic Aquarium Water Changers

2. Laifoo Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer

User Ratings: 67 7

Laifoo 11278605 First Impressions

"Just a quick tip."

You can't get a better product for such a decent price! I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I put the water from the from yard into a 58 qt bin first. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands.

  • Laifoo Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. Will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮25 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Durable and anti-kinking. Easy to put away with a hose strap.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it for 3 to 5 times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laifoo 11278605
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Laifoo 11278605 Final Thoughts

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. So much better than my smaller python.

Overall Score
4.3


(871 Points)

3. Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cle...

User Ratings: 53 13

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Great hose."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. It quit working after the second use! So much better than my smaller python. Definitely worth the money spent on the product.

  • Upettools Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer Sand Algae Cleaner Filter Changer 110V/28W
  • ✔【Upgraded 6 In 1 Multifunction Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The upgraded aquarium gravel vacuum cleaner have 6 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower + water flow. Suit for freshwater and seawater and various depth fish tank.
  • ✔【Strong Power】The 110V/28W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 1700L/H. It only takes 0.5 hour to pump out a 180-gallon tank. At the same time, the pump flow is adjustable.
  • ✔【Powerful Cleaning Function】It can be used for clean gravel, absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly.
  • ✔【Easy to Install and Use】Please check the video before using. Plug in the power and turn on the switch to use.
  • ✔【Satisfaction Guaranted】Our team of professionals is constantly working to make you happier. We provide technical support for customers 24/7, If you have any questions or issues about your purchase, please feel free to reach us directly to us and we will gladly assist you at any time!! We are confident in the quality of our product and give you LIFETIME WARRANTY and great customer support.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 5.12 x 31.5 inches; 2.2 Pounds
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"Finally, I found this."

I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Great product and would highly recommend! Great product and would highly recommend! I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. The best thing is I don't need to shovel gravels out to clean the bottom of the tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(837 Points)

4. COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fis...

User Ratings: 46 16

COODIA First Impressions

"Fairly easy set up."

It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fish Plant Tanks,DC12V Safe Voltage 18W
  • 4 in 1 design that it combines the gravel cleaner, water changer, alge cleaner and waste extractor. Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • 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.
  • The filter bag collects the particles and dirts while the clear water is returned to the tank. Easy to take apart for cleaning.
  • Unlike the other electric cleaners, this COODIA grave cleaner runs on DC 12V, which is safe voltage provided by an adapter( the input of adapter is 110V)
  • Manufacture: COODIA
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COODIA Final Thoughts

"Great hose."

I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It does the job I need it to,very effective. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium.

Overall Score
3.7


(458 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Automatic Aquarium Water Changers

5. COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W

User Ratings: 54 11

COODIA First Impressions

"Fits together easily."

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon!

  • COODIA Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Automatic Aquarium Sludge Extractor Water Changer, 3 in1 16W
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: COODIA
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COODIA Final Thoughts

"It has two connectors."

When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(442 Points)

6. hygger Bucket-Free Aquarium Water Change Kit Fish Tank Auto Siphon Pump Gravel Cleaner Tube with Lon...

User Ratings: 60 9

hygger First Impressions

"Will buy again."

This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! I bought this one and I absolutely love it. So much better than my smaller python. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink.

  • hygger Bucket-Free Aquarium Water Change Kit Fish Tank Auto Siphon Pump Gravel Cleaner Tube with Long Hose Water Changer Maintenance Tool
  • ✔️ Time Saver: Hygger Bucket-Free Water Change Kit makes routine aquarium maintenance work a breeze, saving lots of time and energy on cleaning the mess caused by carrying bucket back and forth, easy to assemble and use
  • ✔️ No Bucket, Auto Siphon: Simply attach to faucet, then turn on the tap, water will automatically start to flow out of the tank through gravel tube. By using the pressure of clear water from faucet to siphon waste water and debris out of aquarium. (PS: FAUCET IS NOT INCLUDED)
  • ✔️ Draining, Filling & Gravel Cleaning: this fish tank siphon pump enables to draining and cleaning gravel at the same time as long as filling aquarium. Just move the gravel tube in a up and down motion to vacuum out debris from gravel. (NOTE: only with strong water flow can the gravel cleaning be fulfilled, agitate the gravel to suck out debris)
  • ✔️ Fits for most faucets: build-in 3 size adapters that can fits female 15/16-27 thread, 13/16-27 thread or a male 55/64-27 thread, build-in on/off valve, the valve on the faucet pump can be control water flow direction. The valve on the gravel tube can be adjusted total water flow
  • ✔️ Ready-to-use Kit: Hygger Water Change kit includes a gravel tube, a faucet pump and 3 faucet adapters, a 49 foot long vinyl hose and a debris vacuum head to suck out fish waste in gravel-free aquarium. Recommend for 10 gallon and up aquariums
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Totally recommend."

It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
4.1


(313 Points)

7. YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Clea...

User Ratings: 41 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"Very high quality."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. I wish i had bought this the first time. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Cleaner | Sludge Extractor | Water Changer | Sand Washing | Dirt Suction
  • Application: This aquarium electric gravel sand washer is suitable for daily fish tank cleaning or water change maintenance,Suit for freshwater and seawater. Easy To Install And Use
  • Cleaning mode: sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Water change mode: When using the water change mode, please install the water pipe at the package to easily change the water.
  • Power is 6W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 92 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue.
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium,water low level can reach 1.97In - 3.94In.it is also equip with soft water hose, it is more easy to empoty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

Overall Score
3.6


(207 Points)

8. Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water...

User Ratings: 43 25

Number-One First Impressions

"Took him an hour."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again.

  • Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water Changing Sand Washing Adjustable Water Flow with Inbuilt Strainer Outlet Valve Pumping Airbag
  • 【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
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【Detachable】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • Manufacture: Number-One
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Number-One Final Thoughts

"I purchased two of these."

It does the job I need it to,very effective. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. Great product and would highly recommend! It quit working after the second use! It does the same work, only better and in half the time. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products.

Overall Score
3.4


(189 Points)

9. VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water...

User Ratings: 53 12

VavoPaw First Impressions

"Doing an 80."

Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. This is definitely a better tool overall. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. And suddenly it began running again! Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product.

  • VavoPaw 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button, Glass Scraper, Water Flow Controller, Extendable Pipe, Fish Tank Sand Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit - Black
  • 5 in 1 Function: This Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, which can be used for Sand Washing, Water Channging, Excrement Absorbing, Sand Raking, Fish Tank Glass Scraping and so on.
  • Convenient Air-pressing Button: Keep pressing until the water flows out automatically. Tips: Please keep the outlet below the inlet at least 19.69 inch / 50 cm when pumping water.
  • Easy to Use: It's convenient to install and easy to operate. Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank. Please note that the water outlet must lower at least 20 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which can protect little fish and small gravel from sucking out of the aquarium accidentally.
  • Included Glass Scraper: Clean your fish tank without scratching it. The dimension of the glass scraper is : 5.7 inch * 2.6 inch ( 14.5 cm * 6.7 cm ).
  • Manufacture: VavoPaw
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches; 10 Ounces
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VavoPaw Final Thoughts

"TIME SAVER!"

It's really a super super great tool. It does the job I need it to,very effective. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. So much better than my smaller python.

Overall Score
3.9


(161 Points)

10. AIBAO Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner Water Changer - A Manual Siphon Pump to Drain Awa...

User Ratings: 54 12

AIBAO First Impressions

"I returned that one."

I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. It was easy to use and really did the job! The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Maybe this will make me not put them off now.

  • AIBAO Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon and Gravel Cleaner Water Changer - A Manual Siphon Pump to Drain Away Water in Minutes
  • 【3 IN 1 FUNCTION AND COST-EFFECTIVE】AIBAO Aquarium cleaner can be used as water changer,sand washing and gravel cleaner. Giving your precious fish a healthy and favorable living environment.Many fish or tortoise tank accessories are overpriced. This simple, high-quality product does the same job of a much more expensive siphon.
  • 【EASY TO USE】No more scooping up dirty water with a pail! Use the principle of siphon to operate, All you need to do is to pinch the blue SIPHON BALL 3-6 times, the water will flow out from the nozzle automatically. When cleaning sand, the filter can protect small sand and fish from being sucked in. Unplug the filter, the suction power will increase, and the dirt in the fish tank can be absorbed.
  • 【BAP FREE MATERIAL AND EASY TO STORE】Every component of AIBAO aquarium kits is made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't be too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.The entire water changer can be disassembled into 4 small parts, which does not take up a lot of space and can be conveniently stored in a drawer or a bag.
  • 【PERFECT AND SAFE FOR REGULAR WATER CHANGE】No Messy drips, and a sturdy outlet valve to improve suction. You can clear 30L water in about 5 minutes. Each nozzle comes with a guard which eliminates the risk of your fishes from getting sucked up by the gravel cleaner and hurting your precious fishes. Water Changer Siphons use on medium, large, extra large gallon tanks 20 to 50 gal.
  • 【CUSTOMER SERVICE】Any questions can consult with us. We pay attention to EVERY customer feedback and adjust every detail to ensure quality and satisfaction.
  • Manufacture: AIBAO
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AIBAO Final Thoughts

"I purchased two of these."

I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! Just incase there is residual factory lube or something on it. Love the item and recommend this seller! This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes.

Overall Score
3.9


(158 Points)

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