Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pawaboo Aquarium Water Changers

1. 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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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)

2. 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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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)

3. Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water...

User Ratings: 55 14

boxtech First Impressions

"Been using for years."

So much better than my smaller python. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! Gets under decorations between plants and in corners.

  • Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water and Wash Sand Filter for Aquarium 10-200 Gallon
  • Multifunction Gravel Cleaner for Aquarium: Boxtech Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit with Water Changer+Sand Washer+Debris Cleaning+Water Filter+Water Shower+Water Flow 6 in 1 functions. Hmax can up to 118 inch, It takes only 0.3h to draw out a 180 gallon tank
  • Strong Power with Suction: Power is 28W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 256 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly
  • Safe & Durable: Only using DC12 Voltage power with UL certificated, Multi-page rotor spiral core, energy saving and preventing jamming, make sure it is safe to use for our customers and your love fish
  • 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
  • Note: Only after putting the gravel vacuum cleaner into the fish tank water can it be turned on, otherwise it will stop working
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 6 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

That will show you which parts go were. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Just incase there is residual factory lube or something on it. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. You won't go wrong with this product. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze.

Overall Score
3.9


(482 Points)

4. uxcell Aquarium Water Change Clean Gravel Siphon Pump Vacuum Pipe, Clear/Blue

User Ratings: 39 13

uxcell a15020500ux0197 First Impressions

"Gets it going fast."

I wish i had bought this the first time. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. So much better than my smaller python. That will show you which parts go were. My prior one took several squeezes and I had to hold a finger over the outlet.

  • uxcell Aquarium Water Change Clean Gravel Siphon Pump Vacuum Pipe, Clear/Blue
  • Effectively separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Constructed with flexible, high quality tubing
  • Pump End Diameter : The Big One: 5.1cm / 2"The Small One: 4.2cm /1.65";Color : Blue, Clear
  • Net Weight : 99g;Total Size(L*D) : 166cm / 5.4Ft
  • Package Content : 1 x Aquarium Siphon Cleaner
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 65.35 x 2 x 2 inches; 3.36 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15020500ux0197
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uxcell a15020500ux0197 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

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. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. Aside from that, i am very happy with the product and would encourage you to get it! I wanted another one but amazon just wants me to return it. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME!

Overall Score
3.5


(16 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Jhua Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaners 7.87FT Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Vacuum...

User Ratings: 45 18

Jhua First Impressions

"Quality materials."

I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! That will show you which parts go were. This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. Thank you for making my job easier. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it.

  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Jhua Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaners 7.87FT Aquarium Cleaner Siphon Vacuum Pump Gravel Cleaner, Water Changer Self Priming with Adjustable Flow Control for Large Fish Tank
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant and corrosion-resistant performance, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • 【Detachable Cleaner】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble. Suitable for large fish tank, aquarium etc.
  • Manufacture: Jhua
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jhua
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Jhua Final Thoughts

"Oh my gosh!"

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! You can't get a better product for such a decent price! This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. So much better than my smaller python. All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing.

Overall Score
3.6


(65 Points)

7. 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)

8. American Cichlid Salt, 4 kg / 8.8 lbs

Seachem 1469 First Impressions

"Wish were a tad longer."

Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors.

  • American Cichlid Salt, 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
  • Replicates the natural environment of American cichlids by providing very accurately The necessary Mineral salts
  • A chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate the natural environment of American cichlids
  • Contains all physiologically essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium
  • Also contains trace components such as iron, aluminum, and Iodide; does not contain harmful or unnecessary ingredients such as nitrates or arsenic
  • 250 grams makes up to 6000 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7.5 inches; 8.82 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 1469
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Seachem 1469 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes. But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Brackish Salt, 20 kg / 44 lbs

Seachem 221 First Impressions

"Good purchase."

I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it. The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! You won't go wrong with this product. Great product and would highly recommend! I put the water from the from yard into a 58 qt bin first. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. I found that it's difficult to use.

  • Brackish Salt, 20 kg / 44 lbs
  • A chemically sound blend of salts designed to replicate native environment of live bearers and other brackish estuary fish
  • Designed to function without adversely impacting on aquatic plants when used at regionally specific recommended dosage
  • Well suited for routine Aquarium freshwater dosage
  • Does not impact pH or provide buffering
  • 300 grams treats up to 150 gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 19.75 inches; 46.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 221
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  • Value For Money
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Seachem 221 Final Thoughts

"Took him an hour."

I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. Makes cleaning my daughter's turtle tank much, much easier. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. All it takes is a couple of pumps and the water starts flowing. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fi...

User Ratings: 50

ACEONE First Impressions

"This was perfect."

I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. So much better than my smaller python. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Once put together, I tried it immediately- it was AWESOME! - Multiple head attachment for different tasks. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy.

  • ACEONE Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 2Pcs 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Cleaning Waste Remover, Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw
  • 【Qualified Material】 Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper is made of premium non-toxic plastic material for durable and practical use. It will not harm your fish. You can use it rest assure.
  • 【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 item before use.
  • 【Scales Design】 With 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/ 15ml/ 20ml/ 30ml), and clear printed scales on the pipe. This Aquarium Water Transfer tool is printed with clear and precise scale, easy for you to measure the liquid.
  • 【Keep Fish Tank Clean】 The Aquarium Gravel Cleaning Straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. Perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 【Widely Use】 This Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper is also suitable for brine shrimps and red worms feeding after food unfreezing and living feed or small particles of liquid feed.
  • Manufacture: ACEONE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACEONE
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ACEONE Final Thoughts

"TIME SAVER!"

The nuisance has certainly yielded me from cleaning tank more often. Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I wish i had bought this the first time. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

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