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. Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner

Cartener First Impressions

"And it keeps flowing!"

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner + Water Siphon.Easy to install and use.Telescopically adjustable height for large and small aquariums.
  • Adjustable height.Maximum water depth 52 cm.Hose & Filter bag included.Syphon Pipe supplied.
  • Flow rate 520 litres per hour.With this tool,you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.Supplied with two suction pipe sizes,it is suitable for both large and small aquariums.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Material: High Quality ABS Plastic and Electronic Components.Power Requirement: 2 x Battery (C/LR14, not included).
  • Manufacture: CARTENER001
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cartener
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cartener Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! But It always ended up messy with water on the floor. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Jardin Aquarium Cleaning Manual Squeeze Water Change Cleaner Pump, 1.9m Long

User Ratings: 26 19

JARDIN a12021300ux0442 First Impressions

"So not too durable."

All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. Aside from that, i am very happy with the product and would encourage you to get it! This is definitely a better tool overall. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. Best fish maintenance product I have purchased.

  • Jardin Aquarium Cleaning Manual Squeeze Water Change Cleaner Pump, 1.9m Long
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Fit for: Aquarium, Fish Tank
  • Material: Plastic; Color: Blue, White, Clear
  • Total Length: 1.9m/74.8"; Hose Diameter: 1.8cm/0.7"
  • Pump End Diameter: The Big One: 4.5cm/1.8"; The Small One: 1.5cm/0.6": The Small One: 1.5cm/0.6"
  • Weight: 136g; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Manufacture: Dragonmarts Co. Ltd. / Uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 74.8 x 1.77 x 1.77 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JARDIN a12021300ux0442
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JARDIN a12021300ux0442 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It doesn't try to eat the rocks like the triangular head does. I wish i had bought this the first time. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
3.3


(29 Points)

5. Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer

User Ratings: 37 31

WAGA First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • Siphon Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Water Changer
  • 1. Put water changer in the fish tank on the other end of the water outlet in the bucket.
  • 2. Open the tap (without the tap can be omitted this step).
  • 3. Extruded lightly the gas chamber and adjust the inlet position to the water intake in time.
  • 4. Remove the characteristics of the feces or sundries in the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WAGA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WAGA
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WAGA Final Thoughts

"So worth the money."

You can't get a better product for such a decent price! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.5


(3 Points)

6. uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Switch Control Water Changer Flexible Hose Siphon Cleaner

User Ratings: 59 41

uxcell a15080400ux0046 First Impressions

"Everything looked great."

Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it.

  • uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Switch Control Water Changer Flexible Hose Siphon Cleaner
  • Color: Bule,Green; Package Content: 1 x Siphon Cleaner
  • Total Size: 2.2m/ 7.2inches(L); Material: Plastic
  • Product Name: Siphon Cleaner; Net Weight: 125g
  • Fit for Hose Diameter: 16mm/ 0.63"; Total Length: 2.2m/ 7.2inches
  • Fit For: Aquarium, Fish Tank; Pump End Diameter: 4cm/ 1.6"
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 86.61 x 1.57 x 1.57 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15080400ux0046
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

uxcell a15080400ux0046 Final Thoughts

"Very high quality."

I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. This is definitely a better tool overall. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. Putting the thing together is really intuitive and easy. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change.

Overall Score
3.4


(2 Points)

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

User Ratings: 51 18

SunGrow First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. Love the item and recommend this seller! I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. You won't go wrong with this product. I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it.

  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"It worked perfectly."

It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I wanted another one but amazon just wants me to return it.

Overall Score
3.6


(72 Points)

8. KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer

KISSFRIDAY First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

Now, the water change is a piece of cake. Best fish maintenance product I have purchased. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. It quit working after the second use! I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away.

  • KISSFRIDAY Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Cleaner Washer Siphon Water Changer
  • Material:PVC+Rubber+Copper
  • The length of a single tube is about 100cm, the diameter is about 1cm, the size of the rubber ball is about 11cm, the diameter is about 4cm, and the error is about 1cm.
  • Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • Easy to put away with a hose strap.
  • The perfect home accessory.
  • Manufacture: Shumeng
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KISSFRIDAY
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KISSFRIDAY Final Thoughts

"So very disappointed!"

That will show you which parts go were. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. And suddenly it began running again! Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. The best thing is I don't need to shovel gravels out to clean the bottom of the tank. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Pond Salt, 4 kg / 8.8 lbs

User Ratings: 62 19

Water Garden Oasis 2229 First Impressions

"TIME SAVER!"

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone.

  • Pond Salt, 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
  • Enhances vitality of koi and goldfish
  • A chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the native ionic environment of goldfish and koi
  • Will not adversely affect pond plants when used at recommended dosage
  • Useful for temporarily reducing nitrite toxicity in emergency situations; Does not impact pH
  • 1 kilogram treats between 50 to 500 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7.5 inches; 9.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Water Garden Oasis 2229
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Water Garden Oasis 2229 Final Thoughts

"Instructions are good."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! This is definitely a better tool overall. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
3.9


(9 Points)

10. HEEPDD Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Water Changer with Prolonged Pipe Aquarium Pipette Feeder Water Cl...

User Ratings: 78

HEEPDD First Impressions

"Mine's just 5."

The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. It pulls out the dirty water and debris but doesn't take your substrate with it.

  • HEEPDD Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Water Changer with Prolonged Pipe Aquarium Pipette Feeder Water Cleaner Transfer Tool with Extension Tube Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner
  • Qualitative Materials---This aquarium dropper is made of high quality plastic material, which is non-toxic, eco-friendly and durable, will not harm your fish.
  • Multi Purpose---This aquarium dropper not only can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom, but also can be used as a water changer for mini fish tank and aquarium.
  • Two-stage Design---This aquarium dropper adopts two-stage design, in addition to the dropper, we provide an extension pipe, you can decide whether to add it or not based on the depth of the water.
  • With 4 Scales on the Pipe---This aquarium dropper with 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/15ml/20ml/30ml), that is easy for you to read standard measurement markings conveniently.
  • Easy to Use---The amount of water absorbed by dropper can be adjusted by controlling the strength of grasping the dropper end. Please clean the product before use.
  • Manufacture: HEEPDD
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.72 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HEEPDD
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HEEPDD Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a shot."

Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. I put the water from the from yard into a 58 qt bin first. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I am very pleased with this product! It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

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