Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Water Changers

1. Fluval Aqua Vac Plus Filter Cartridge, 11066

User Ratings: 43 26

Fluval 11066 First Impressions

"I love it."

They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I wanted another one but amazon just wants me to return it. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. This is definitely a better tool overall.

  • Fluval Aqua Vac Plus Filter Cartridge, 11066
  • Snap-in filter cartridge
  • Super fine mesh allows water to pass through while trapping dirt, debris and waste
  • Cartridge detaches easily for quick cleaning
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 4 x 9.5 inches; 0.71 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11066
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval 11066 Final Thoughts

"Fairly easy set up."

Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. It does the job I need it to,very effective. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. Love the item and recommend this seller!

Overall Score
3.3


(19 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquarium Water Changers

2. Fluval Aqua Vac Plus Foam Filter

User Ratings: 68 26

Fluval 11065 First Impressions

"Been using for years."

Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Thank you for making my job easier. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • Fluval Aqua Vac Plus Foam Filter
  • Foam Filter traps large dirt, debris and waste
  • Foam Pad removes easily from cartridge and is simple to rinse and re-use
  • For use with the Fluvial Aqua Vic Plus (11064)
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 8 inches; 0.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11065
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval 11065 Final Thoughts

"It was easy to assemble."

They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. This is definitely a better tool overall. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. The water from the front yard garden hose is cold. Maybe this will make me not put them off now.

Overall Score
3.9


(14 Points)

3. Decdeal Aquarium Water Transfer Gravel Clean Pipe Waste Remover Changer Tool Cleaning Equipment with...

Decdeal First Impressions

"Took him an hour."

It's really a super super great tool. That will show you which parts go were. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. Just incase there is residual factory lube or something on it. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

  • Decdeal Aquarium Water Transfer Gravel Clean Pipe Waste Remover Changer Tool Cleaning Equipment with Fishing Net for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Water can be suck out easily by squeeze the big airbag gently.
  • With it, you can clean the aquarium easily and quickly. Ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning, it is easy and convenient to use.
  • This aquarium water changer is made of good quality plastic material which could ensure a long time use.
  • It is ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning, giving your fish a nice living environment.
  • Including a fishing net, more convenient, practical and economical. Easy to use, no harm to fish, perfect for cleaning debris in water such as extra food and excess decoration.
  • Manufacture: Decdeal
  • Item Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Decdeal
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Decdeal Final Thoughts

"So not too durable."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. It quit working after the second use! It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. I found that it's difficult to use. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

4. denitrate, 4 L / 1 gal.

User Ratings: 74 4

Seachem 001073 First Impressions

"Everything looked great."

This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. I bought this one and I absolutely love it.

  • denitrate, 4 L / 1 gal.
  • Anaerobic denitrified
  • Economical to use
  • Can be used as a bio filter
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7.5 inches; 6.11 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 001073
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 001073 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Thank you for making my job easier. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water.

Overall Score
4.5


(69 Points)

5. Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water ...

Genrics First Impressions

"It cleans itself!"

I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! I got this one until my son broke my siphon. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one!

  • Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water Changer Sand Cleaner Feces Absorber
  • 【3-in-1 Function】Seven Master Gravel Cleaner allows your clean job be easier. Function 1-Water changing: Air-pressing button has good resilience, strong and durable, high efficiency of water change without getting wet. Function 2-Sand Washing: Built-in strainer, wash sand quickly to prevent your beloved fish and sand from being sucked out. Function 3-Excrement absorbing: Equipped with duckbill suction inlet accessory, easy to suck feces away
  • 【Considerate Design】Humanized design air-pressing button to ensure that the inlet pipe quickly filled with water. Equipped with fixture clamps to fixture clamp above and lower, and water flow can be adjusted as needed
  • 【Easy to Use】Press the air-pressing button with fingers lightly, and make sure that the inlet pipe filled with water and the water flows out automatically. You can easily and effectively clean of interior aquarium panes and absorb the residue. Its detachable structure makes it more convenient for storage and cleaning
  • 【Working Principle】Using siphon principle, the water will flow from the high to the low(ps: The outlet can work when it's below the water level).Suitable for various fish tank and aquarium height: <31.5inch
  • 【Accessories Include】2 * Inlet Pipe; 1 * Outlet Water Hose; 1 * Outlet Connector; 1 * Air-pressing Button; 3 * Fixture Clamp; 1 * Duckbill Suction; 1 * Inlet Pipe Connector; 1 * User Manual
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Genrics Final Thoughts

"Fairly easy set up."

I found that it's difficult to use. I am very pleased with this product! Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Aqua KT Premium Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Sand Cleaner Filler Strainer Water Changer for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 49 10

Aqua KT First Impressions

"No doubt, it is worth it."

I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. It does the job I need it to,very effective. It pulls out the dirty water and debris but doesn't take your substrate with it.

  • Aqua KT Premium Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Sand Cleaner Filler Strainer Water Changer for Fish Tank
  • Professional gravel cleaner is required for universal fish aquarium in your home.
  • Design to separate and remove the debris from gravel in your fish tank, very effective and helpful.
  • With long nozzle and vacuum design, offer strong suction and separate gravel quickly. Not only Time saving, but also less stressful on both fish and owner.
  • 3 in 1 multifunctional product, for Water Changer, Gravel Cleaning and Dirt Suction. No smell and safety, able to change water quickly, supporting over 50 gallons of fish tank.
  • Enough to clean every corner of the fish tank without wet hands, quickly draining dirty water.
  • Manufacture: Aqua KT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqua KT
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqua KT Final Thoughts

"Wish I found this sooner."

I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily.

Overall Score
3.8


(23 Points)

7. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,1-Set,Addlike 8.5ft Length Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish...

User Ratings: 62

Addlike First Impressions

"Fairly easy set up."

I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. - Multiple head attachment for different tasks. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I could see it working for 10 gallons, especially with a little experience. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,1-Set,Addlike 8.5ft Length Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Siphon Pump for Fish Tank Blue
  • ⭐This aquarium water changer easily siphon fish dung and feed residues, draw the turbid water out of the fish tank, and replace it with clean water to make your fish free.
  • ⭐Material: Plastic; Color: Blue; Full length: 8.5 ft
  • ⭐Packing: 1Set x Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner
  • ⭐Equipped with a water outlet valve, the size of the water flow can be adjusted according to needs, and it is detachable and easy to clean.
  • ⭐Good quality and low price: You can accomplish the same work as high-priced products at a low cost, and you deserve it.
  • Manufacture: Addlike
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Addlike
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Addlike Final Thoughts

"I'm so happy this works!"

Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches

User Ratings: 65 3

Aqueon 100106091 First Impressions

"I love it."

Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. You won't go wrong with this product. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • Aqueon Water Changer Tube 18 Inches
  • Has a longer reach for deeper tanks
  • Easy and efficient for any level aquarist
  • Easy to clean
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 8.7 x 2 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106091
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106091 Final Thoughts

"It was such a pain."

I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless.

Overall Score
4.5


(54 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YCTECH
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

10. SM SunniMix Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Water Changer with Flow Controll...

SM SunniMix First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Maybe this will make me not put them off now.

  • SM SunniMix Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Water Changer with Flow Controller, Long Nozzle
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SM SunniMix
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SM SunniMix Final Thoughts

"Works so easily."

I could see it working for 10 gallons, especially with a little experience. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. The water from the front yard garden hose is cold. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

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