Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Houkr Aquarium Water Changers

1. Houkr Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit For Aquarium Water Change, Aquarium Clean...

User Ratings: 51 16

Houkr First Impressions

"I love it."

All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water.

  • Houkr Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit For Aquarium Water Change, Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Water Change Cleaning Tool
  • Practical: It would effectively keep the aquarium clean to give your fish a nice living environment.
  • Professional Filtering: Built-in porous filter,prevent from sucking small fishes, water plants or Gravel out of the fish tank.
  • Easy To Use: Squeeze the gas filled tube softly and the water will come out automatically.
  • Suitable Length: Total length 255cm(100.4inch), suitable for all types of aquarium.
  • Hose Fixer:A fish tank water pipe clip to fix the hose which will help you changing water much easier.
  • Manufacture: Houkr
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 10.16 x 2.52 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Houkr
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Houkr Final Thoughts

"But it's so cumbersome."

It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care.

Overall Score
3.8


(25 Points)

2. Pawaboo Fish Tank Cleaner, 5-in-1 Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer for Quick Water Changing/San...

User Ratings: 53 7

Pawaboo First Impressions

"Vs hard plastic part."

So much better than my smaller python. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. The water from the front yard garden hose is cold. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

  • Pawaboo Fish Tank Cleaner, 5-in-1 Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Water Changer for Quick Water Changing/Sand Washing/Feces Absorbing/Raking Sand/Scraping Algae with Air-Pressing Button & Glass Scraper
  • 【5-in-1 Multifunctional Cleaner】: Multifunctional fish tank cleaner helps water changing, sand washing, feces absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. No need to immerse your hands in the aquarium water and provide a healthy environment for your underwater friends.
  • 【Air-Pressing Button】: Air suction to allow one-hand operation. Press the air button continuously until water comes into the bucket automatically. (Note: Please let the water outlet at least 19.7 in/50 cm lower than the inlet when using.)
  • 【Fish Protective & Easy to Use】: With filter basket to prevent small fish, aquatic plant and gravel from being sucked out when changing water, effectively protects fish as well as the tank cleaner. Convenient operation and easy to install.
  • 【Scraping Algae】: Glass scraper assembly can be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits, helps clean the inside of the tank easily without scratching it.
  • 【Extensive Water Pipes】: 2 inlet tubes (15.7 inch/40 cm) included, which can be extended and combined according to your demand, fit various kinds of tanks.
  • Manufacture: Pawaboo
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches; 10 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawaboo
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Pawaboo Final Thoughts

"Don't do that!"

I got this one until my son broke my siphon. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. And suddenly it began running again! I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice.

Overall Score
4.0


(92 Points)

3. uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Hand Squeeze Water Changer Pump, 1.6m

User Ratings: 34 36

uxcell a15012800ux0306 First Impressions

"Everything looked great."

Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes.

  • uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Hand Squeeze Water Changer Pump, 1.6m
  • Product Name : Aquarium Cleaning Pump;Fit for : Aquarium,Fish Tank
  • Material : Plastic;Color : Blue, Clear
  • Length : 1.6M/5.2ft;Hose Diameter : 14mm/0.56"
  • Pump End Diameter : The Big One:4.2cm/1.7"The Small One:1.4cm/ 0.6";Weight : 93g
  • Package Content : 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 62.99 x 1.65 x 1.65 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15012800ux0306
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uxcell a15012800ux0306 Final Thoughts

"Vs hard plastic part."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice.

Overall Score
3.0


(4 Points)

4. U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water...

User Ratings: 43 21

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water Washing And Sand Washing, Built-In Filter Outlet Valve, Which can Adjust Water Flow of Airbag
  • √Ideal gravel cleaner: The fish tank vacuum cleaner has an exquisite appearance, is equipped with a filter pump and a water flow control valve, and has three functions in one. The fish tank vacuum gravel cleaning machine uses a vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, and remove fish manure, so as to effectively perform water washing, so it provides the best environment for your fish.
  • √Easy to use: Just put the water change suction tube in the fish tank, put the other end of the water tube into the bucket, open the water valve, squeeze the air cavity until it works automatically.
  • √Flow control faucet design: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut-off valve that can easily and quickly clean the aquarium. It is easy to use to ensure that water will not splash on the ground during cleaning, effectively keeping your house tidy Ideal for water changes and gravel cleaning.
  • √High-quality materials: made of high-quality BPA-free materials, its soft PVC hose can transfer liquid faster, which can ensure long-term use and will not harm your fish or plants. In addition, with the design of the micro filter, when cleaning the gravel bed or regular water changes, water and debris will flow quickly, while gravel, fish, and plants will effectively stay in the aquarium.
  • √User-friendly: We also have a hose holder for this water changer, let you free your hands, and will help you a lot when transferring water. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-BCOO
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U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"That was a bit confusing."

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. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless.

Overall Score
3.4


(24 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer...

CBsana First Impressions

"Fantastic."

I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! It's really a super super great tool. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. I opted for a gift card and I will have to find another way to make this thing. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Siphon Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner for Fish Tank Cleaning, Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button & Adjustable Water Flow Controller, Glass Scraper
  • 4 in 1 Function: (1): Water Changing: The gravel vacuum for aquarium built-in great suction power airbag, pulls the water out fast with few squeezed of the trigger, easy to operate, save effort. (2): Sand Washing: Design with 3D filter basket net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the tank. (3): Debris Suction: Suck out fish poop & debris when cleaning sand by move pipe up and down, keep water fresh. (4) Glass Algae Cleaning: Come with a glass scraper accessories.
  • Easy to Use: Just a few squeezed of the trigger to pump water, keep squeezed until water flow out naturally. The more & higher level water, the more pressure, the more easy squeezed. Before water changing, make sure connect fine the pipe, hose and clamp, fix cleaner on edge of glass by screw ( Cleaner best angel is 45°tilt ), free your hand.
  • Great for Different Tank Sizes : This fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner have 3 pieces extension inlet pipe (11.8In/pipe), 80.7In outlet hose and glass scraper, connect and use them according to your tanks size, suitable for various types of larger and small tank. Please note that water outlet must lower at least 19.6 inch than the inlet when using.
  • Accessories Include: 3* Inlet pipe(11.8In), 2* Pipe connector, 1* 80.7In PVC outlet hose, 1* Air-pressing control body with screw ( fix cleaner on glass of edge, save waiting times), 1* Glass scraper, 1* Water flow clamp ( Helped to control suction power), 1* Bucket clamp ( Keep hose from kinking, avoid affecting water drain ).
  • Service Guarantee: We provide high quality aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner and best service for our customer. If you are not fully satisfied with our product, we will refund you. Please feel free to contact us if there have any question or problem, we will solve well for you.
  • Insert the pipe into the sand and slightly lift the equipment to agitate up and down for wash, debris and fish poop would suck out with water, remember don't need too much sand for each time wash.
  • Material: PE + PVC
  • Operating method: Manual air-pressing of trigger
  • Manufacture: CBsana
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CBsana
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CBsana Final Thoughts

"I love this."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. It does the job I need it to,very effective. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I got this one until my son broke my siphon.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. 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)

8. U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Manual Siphon Water Changer Fish Tank Filter Perfect For Cl...

User Ratings: 59 9

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It is junk."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. Love the item and recommend this seller! I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Manual Siphon Water Changer Fish Tank Filter Perfect For Cleaning And Changing Water In Tank
  • 1.GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. U-BCOO 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.
  • 2.SAFE MATERIAL FOR YOUR FISH AND ENVIRONMENT - In life, humans need a safe and healthy environment, and so are fish. Every component of the U-BCOO Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit is made with high-quality, Environmentally friendly, durable,sturdy, BPA-free plastic. Select U-BCOO Environmentally friendly Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit, not only take care of your fish is also concerned about the nature.
  • 3.Nozzles - The Nozzle is for cleaning fish leftover food, droppings And fine gravel / Takes the Waste out while Replacing the Water; Will not Hurt any Aquarium Life when in use.
  • 4.SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE - Just Put the nozzle and hose in your aquarium tank, Press on, or squeeze the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the nozzle.VERY EASY, JUST NEED ONE PERSON! Select U-BCOO Aquarium Cleaning Pump, Make Life Easy.
  • 5.User-friendly: We also have two suction cups for this water changer, firmly fixing the suction tube in the appropriate position, so that you can operate the pump with one hand, let you free your hands, and will be You provide a lot of help. After you use it, you can fix the water changer outside the fish tank to dry. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-BCOO
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U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"Gets it going fast."

I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. The best thing is I don't need to shovel gravels out to clean the bottom of the tank.

Overall Score
4.1


(645 Points)

9. Continuum Aquatics Ocean Snow - Marine Snow Replicator for Live Corals and Reef Aquariums

User Ratings: 72

Continuum Aquatics QOS250 First Impressions

"The thing is huge, too."

It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you. Aside from that, i am very happy with the product and would encourage you to get it!

  • Continuum Aquatics Ocean Snow - Marine Snow Replicator for Live Corals and Reef Aquariums
  • Part of a complete system for simplifying & maintaining proper water chemistry in nano-reef aquariums.Provides a rich source of both organic and inorganic nutrients simultaneously to corals & reefs
  • Provides aragonite based inorganic materials, rich proteins & lipids necessary for coral growth
  • Made in the USA
  • Age range description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 6.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Continuum Aquatics QOS250
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Continuum Aquatics QOS250 Final Thoughts

"- Very easy to use."

- Multiple head attachment for different tasks. And suddenly it began running again! Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. That will show you which parts go were.

Overall Score
4.4


(19 Points)

10. LiquaGen - Upgrade Deionization Add On Converter Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems

LiquaGen 617629987010 First Impressions

"Finally, I found this."

Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. The water from the front yard garden hose is cold. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots.

  • LiquaGen - Upgrade Deionization Add On Converter Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems
  • This package includes:
  • 1 Clear filter housing
  • 1 L style bracket,1 10 inch mix bed DI Cartridge REFILLABLE WITH COLOR INDICATOR RESIN. 2 QUICK CONNECT ELBOW 1/4"
  • 8 FEET OF FOOD GRADE TUBING 1/4"
  • Manufacture: LiquaGen Water technology
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LiquaGen 617629987010
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LiquaGen 617629987010 Final Thoughts

"Mine's just 5."

I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. So much better than my smaller python. Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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