Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Number-One Aquarium Water Changers

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Number-One
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

2. Gold Salt, 70 g / 2.5 oz

User Ratings: 54

Seachem 214 First Impressions

"Just look at the pics."

I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. This is definitely a better tool overall.

  • Gold Salt, 70 g / 2.5 oz
  • Aquarium salt for gold fish
  • Designed to provide the optimal environment for all Goldfish species
  • Well suited for routine Aquarium freshwater use
  • Will not impact pH or provide buffering
  • 300 grams treats 175 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 1.38 x 3.5 inches; 3.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 214
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 214 Final Thoughts

"Ouch, lol."

I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It quit working after the second use! I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners.

Overall Score
4.1


(3 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. iFCOW Aquarium Siphon, Aquarium Manual Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning T...

User Ratings: 45 21

iFCOW 1295780/12043509 First Impressions

"Would def recommend!"

Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone.

  • iFCOW Aquarium Siphon, Aquarium Manual Water Changer Gravel Cleaner Siphon Tube Fish Tank Cleaning Tool
  • Special tube head design makes it easy to change the water at the aquarium manually
  • Put the tube head immersed into the water, move up and down to produce pressure in the tube, then the water will automatically flow through the pipe due to the siphon effect.
  • The soft long pipe is made of PVC, eco-friendly, non-toxic and flexible
  • Suitable for small sized aquarium
  • To change water, clean up small gravel and remove excrement at ease.
  • Manufacture: iFCOW
  • Product Dimensions: 11.81 x 8.27 x 1.18 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFCOW 1295780/12043509
  • Cleaning Ability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

iFCOW 1295780/12043509 Final Thoughts

"Totally recommend."

Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

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

LiquaGen 617629987010 First Impressions

"Ouch, lol."

This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice!

  • 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

"It was easy to assemble."

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. Once you get the tank water flowing out of the tubing. Best fish maintenance product I have purchased. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. uxcell Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Siphon Cleaner Pump Water Filter, 155cm

User Ratings: 37 16

uxcell a15012600ux0284 First Impressions

"I love it."

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I did not receive the glass scraper with mine, but don't think I'd use it anyways. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well.

  • uxcell Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Siphon Cleaner Pump Water Filter, 155cm
  • Takes the waste out too while replacing the water.
  • Does not hurt any quarium fish when using.
  • Patented unique pum filter allows dirt in sand to be discharged a long with water.
  • Hand pump to initiate the siphone to start transferring liqued from one receptacle to another.
  • Efficiently separates debris from gravel.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 61 x 3.54 x 3.54 inches; 7.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15012600ux0284
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  • Value For Money
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uxcell a15012600ux0284 Final Thoughts

"Love everything about it!"

Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. So much better than my smaller python. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away.

Overall Score
3.4


(5 Points)

7. 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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  • 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)

8. Gulfstream Tropical AGU00126 125-Gallon Mag-Replacement Pad Felt for Aquarium Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 80

Gulfstream Tropical 909004 First Impressions

"Don't do that!"

I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. The nuisance has certainly yielded me from cleaning tank more often.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU00126 125-Gallon Mag-Replacement Pad Felt for Aquarium Cleaner, Medium
  • Mag replacement pad felt 125 medium
  • Package contains one pad and one felt for mag-float brand aquarium cleaners
  • Choose the one that fits your size and type of aquarium
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical 909004
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  • Value For Money
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Gulfstream Tropical 909004 Final Thoughts

"It's so easy."

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. Great product and would highly recommend! Now, the water change is a piece of cake. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

Overall Score
4.7


(44 Points)

9. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, C...

User Ratings: 75

AQQA First Impressions

"I highly recommend this."

Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. Thank you for making my job easier. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, Change Water, Wash Sand, Water Shower, 20W, 320GPH
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANER: AQQA aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium. 5 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower. Should connect with different connector when working for different function, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Equipped with an inlet tube and two extension tubes, can create a total length of 38.4 inches. The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level, which is suitable for tanks with different heights
  • STRONG POWER: The 110V/20W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 320GPH. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • WHAT YOU GET: Aquarium Gravel Cleaning kit includes 2 sections of extension tubes,1 filter bag,1 outlet hose,1 sand washing head,1 brush head,1 sand vacuum,1 water intake strainer,1 duckbill suction inlet,1 shower head,1 power adapter. AQQA provide 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service. Please don't hesitate to contact us to get help
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
  • Cleaning Ability
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  • Value For Money
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a shot."

This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

10. LANDUM Instant Strong Glue Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Coral Moss Rock Landscape Fast Fixer

User Ratings: 40 6

LANDUM First Impressions

"Marvelous."

I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. Love the item and recommend this seller! Love the item and recommend this seller! I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. It was easy to use and really did the job! I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water.

  • LANDUM Instant Strong Glue Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Coral Moss Rock Landscape Fast Fixer
  • Glue
  • ㊥Size: 10cm(3.94in)
  • ㊥Safe Material: Made of high quality Glue, non-toxic, environmentally friendly products, safe
  • ㊥Strong Glue: Colorless transparent liquid, strong sticky, and becomes colorless, hard
  • ㊥Perfect Product: Strong adhesion, can also be applied to the bonding metal, most of the plastic, and rubber, toys, etc
  • ㊥Suitable: Excellent for artificial decoration, coral frags, wood, leather, metal, plastic, etc
  • Manufacture: LANDUM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LANDUM
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LANDUM Final Thoughts

"Great hose."

My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. I opted for a gift card and I will have to find another way to make this thing.

Overall Score
3.6


(17 Points)

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