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. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow ...

User Ratings: 61 9

Aquatrone First Impressions

"Lesson learned."

When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank.

  • Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium - Long Nozzle Aquarium Siphon - Aquarium Vacuum with Priming Bulb & Flow Controller - Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum - Aquarium Water Changer - Aquarium Gravel Cleaner - Siphon
  • PREVENT BUILT UP OF DEBRIS - Our aquarium siphon is used to remove any uneaten food or detritus that are trapped in the gravel which can be fatal to aquarium inhabitants if not removed. Do water changes easily with our fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner to reduce toxic ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water column, keeping your fishes happy and healthy.
  • DRAIN YOUR AQUARIUM WITH A FEW SQUEEZES - No more sucking on the hose risking dirty aquarium water from entering your mouth or scooping aquarium water from your fish tank to the bucket, spilling aquarium water on the floor creating a mess with the use of our aquarium gravel vacuum. Our aquarium water changer comes with a priming bulb to get the water flowing from your aquarium to the bucket, simply by squeezing the priming bulb for a few times. Aquarium maintenance made easy!
  • FISH SAFE - Our flexible aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner is meticulously designed using BPA free durable plastic. 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.
  • HANDS-FREE - Suitable for aquariums with a height of 4 to 20 inches. Aquatrone's fish tank vacuum comes with a hose holder and a suction cup which holds the nozzle snugly onto glass, allowing you to drain your aquarium without having to hold the gravel vacuum, giving you time to clean your fish tank equipment in the meantime. Shorter time needed for aquarium maintenance!
  • VERSATILE - Our high quality fish tank gravel cleaner comes with 2 types of specialized nozzle. The short nozzle is for draining the aquarium while the long nozzle is for cleaning the gravel, by removing leftover food and debris that are trapped in the gravel. Aquatrone's fish tank gravel vacuum comes with a flow controller for easy control of the rate of draining. Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Aquatrone
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatrone
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  • Value For Money
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Aquatrone Final Thoughts

"I will try again."

Best fish maintenance product I have purchased. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. I haven't tried all the function tools this kit provided.

Overall Score
4.1


(734 Points)

3. STARROAD-TIM Fish Tank Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and ...

User Ratings: 55 12

STARROAD-TIM First Impressions

"Don't do that!"

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. You won't go wrong with this product. It does the job I need it to,very effective. The trigger can be pulled on and off and it shakes the gravel for you.

  • STARROAD-TIM Fish Tank Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Long Nozzle Water Changer for Water Changing and Filter Gravel Cleaning with Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller- BPA Free
  • SPECIAL DESIGN: With well-formed shape, compact structure with 2pcs water inlet tubes(15.75in*2), it is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • EASY TO USE: just press the air-pressing button to pump water out, Equipped with flow adjuster,easy to install and operate.Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is perfect for cleaning up your aquarium.
  • PREVENT BLOCKING: aquarium gravel filter cleaner can replace the water and keep water fresh,with filter basket in the tube, effectively avoiding blocking by gravel.It’s effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium.
  • EQUIPPED WITH MANY ACCESSORIEC: Air-pressing button, Valve, Glass scraper(Clean up algae and stains on the fish tank),Inlet Pipe,Outlet pipe,Water Flow Clamp and anti-backflow valve design.
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT: We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Manufacture: STARROAD-TIM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The STARROAD-TIM
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

STARROAD-TIM Final Thoughts

"MONEY SAVER!"

The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! This is definitely a better tool overall. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
4.0


(2085 Points)

4. XKC-Y25-PNP Waterproof Non-Contact Liquid Level Sensor Switch Signal Output DC 5-12V

User Ratings: 39

Walfront First Impressions

"Fairly easy set up."

Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily. I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light.

  • XKC-Y25-PNP Waterproof Non-Contact Liquid Level Sensor Switch Signal Output DC 5-12V
  • Manufacture: Walfront
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Walfront
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Walfront Final Thoughts

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

I got this one until my son broke my siphon. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. I wish i had bought this the first time.

Overall Score
3.7


(3 Points)

5. Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with A...

User Ratings: 63

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"THEN I FOUND THIS!"

The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! Thank you for making my job easier. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement.

  • Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with Algae Scraper Air-Pressing Button Adjustable Water Flow Controller for Cleaning Tank
  • The aquarium gravel cleaner kit has a three-in-one effect, which can be used for changing water, washing sand and scraping algae.
  • Materials-Made of high quality of ABS,transparent and soft.
  • Advantages-Equipped with two 40cm transparent tubes, convenient for you to use alternatel.The adjustable flow control can stop and flow at any time. The water flow clamp control the water flow between draining and gravel cleaning and a fixture clamp to fix the pipe to free your hands.The air-pressing button ensures one-hand operation and powerful suction.
  • Easy to use-It is convenient to operate and install .After the installation is completed, insert the inlet pipe into the tank and press the water changer button until the water enters the tank automatically.Lower the intake so as to suck up the sand and fish, etc
  • Size-Length of the Inlet Tubes: 15.7inch ,Length of the Soft Outlet Tube:81.4 inch
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tfwadmx
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"Will buy again."

And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

6. uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m

User Ratings: 47 36

uxcell a15102600ux0365 First Impressions

"Nothing bad to say."

So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. It's really a super super great tool. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

  • uxcell Aquarium Clean Vacuum Water Change Gravel Fish Tank Siphon Pump Filter 2.1m
  • Color: Blue, White; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Total Size: Length:2.1M/7Ft; Material: Plastic,PVC; Hand-actuate Pump Dia.: 60mm/2.4"
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Net Weight: 143g;Water Intake Part Diameter: 45mm/1.8"
  • Hose Diameter: 16mm/0.6"; Outlet Diameter: 10mm/0.4"
  • Easy to use this pump, ideal for water changing and gravel cleaning.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 82.68 x 2.36 x 2.36 inches; 5.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15102600ux0365
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uxcell a15102600ux0365 Final Thoughts

"Works perfectly!"

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
3.0


(14 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Wate...

Fortune-star First Impressions

"Wish were a tad longer."

Love the item and recommend this seller! I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon!

  • Fortune-star Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit New Quick Fish Tank Cleaner with Vacuum Siphon Vac for Water Changer Cleaning Pump with Air-Pressing Button
  • 【Novel Design】The handle is specially designed for easy pressing, and the comfortable grip makes it easy to press down without effort. The working principle of the water changer is gravity, does not require electricity, and absolutely safe. This sand cleaner is quiet when it works, but the electric fish tank water changer makes noise when it works.
  • 【Multifunction】Fortune-Star Filter Gravel Cleaner suit of all your requirements for fish tank.Can be used to rake gravel(Level the ground); Sand and gravel cleaning(clear away the powder particles); Fecal absorption( clean fish feces); Quick changing the water (stronger suction to easily change the water).The aquarium has always been kept clean and beautiful.
  • 【Easy operation】accessories: 1 * Air pressure control mechanism (with a fixed valve); 2 * Lengthened air inlet pipe; 1 * Extension pipe connector; 1 * Water outlet hose (the water pipe can be cut off as needed); 1 *Water flow clamp (easy to adjust the water flow); easy to use: if you don't know how to use it, please refer to the instruction manual, connect the device, and press the air pressure button until the water flows out steadily,then wait for it to complete its work by itself
  • 【Scope of application】Fortune Star Aquarium gravel cleaning fish tank kit is suitable for aquariums of various sizes. There are two lengthened inlet pipes and an 82-inch long outlet pipe, which can be adjusted to the appropriate length according to the size of your aquarium, and the water changer will not affect the fish during use.
  • 【After-sales service 】We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner kit, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Clean the aquarium regularly to provide a healthy and clean living environment for underwater friends.
  • Put the water inlet pipe into the aquarium, press the air pressure button until there is a steady flow of water, the next thing to do is to wait.
  • Connect the white inlet pipe to the port wiht the filter.
  • Manufacture: Fortune-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fortune-star
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Fortune-star Final Thoughts

"It works well."

The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! It's really a super super great tool. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. Love the item and recommend this seller! This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

9. Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft

User Ratings: 63 8

Unigift First Impressions

"I love it."

The costomer service for this company is wonderful. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. It pulls out the dirty water and debris but doesn't take your substrate with it. Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker!

  • Unigift Aquarium Water Changer with Airbag and Water Flow Controller - 8.2ft
  • EASY TO USE- Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump. Spot clean by inserting the filter into the gravel and squeezing the pump to create a siphon then slightly lifting up so you don’t remove fish tank gravel.
  • NO MESS SHUT OFF VALVE- Our fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve that will ensure water does not spill on the ground when you’re done cleaning. The aquarium siphon pump can used around carpet with no worries of spilling water.
  • RIGID PIPE SECTION- The aquarium vacuum cleaner hose is designed with an 8.2Ft rigid filter and pipe section to make cleaning the aquarium quick and easy. The total length with flexible hose is 8 feet (96 inches).The fish tank vacuum parts are made so you can attach even longer sections of hose if needed.
  • FILTER –Place the filter of the fish tank gravel cleaner on to gravel to clean gravel bed while making a regular water change. Water will flow quickly thru and the filter will separate gravel from debris. With this filter attached you will not be able to pump out larger gravel, plants or fish.
  • Safety: protect your fishes from scare while replacing the water.
  • Manufacture: UniGift
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unigift
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Unigift Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It quit working after the second use! So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

Overall Score
4.1


(35 Points)

10. 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
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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)

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