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
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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. 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
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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)

3. 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
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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)

4. COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fis...

User Ratings: 46 16

COODIA First Impressions

"Fairly easy set up."

It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful.

  • COODIA Electric Auto Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,4 in 1 Automatic Sludge Extractor Water Changer for Fish Plant Tanks,DC12V Safe Voltage 18W
  • 4 in 1 design that it combines the gravel cleaner, water changer, alge cleaner and waste extractor. Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance
  • With the pump installed close to the end allows you to clean the tanks with lower water leavel compared with other cleaners.
  • A strong pump easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • The filter bag collects the particles and dirts while the clear water is returned to the tank. Easy to take apart for cleaning.
  • Unlike the other electric cleaners, this COODIA grave cleaner runs on DC 12V, which is safe voltage provided by an adapter( the input of adapter is 110V)
  • Manufacture: COODIA
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COODIA Final Thoughts

"Great hose."

I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change. It does the job I need it to,very effective. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I take that off to hit the fine crevices. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium.

Overall Score
3.7


(458 Points)

5. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,M...

User Ratings: 62

AQQA First Impressions

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. Thank you for making my job easier. I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon Kit,6 in 1 Electric Automatic Removable Vacuum Water Changer,Multifunction Wash Sand Suck The Stool Filter 110V/20W 320GPH
  • 【Multifuncation Aquarium Gravel Cleaner】The main function is ①automatic changer water ②sand washer ③debris cleaning ④water filter ⑤water shower ⑥water cycle,With this product,make your fish tank cleaning activities are time-saving and efficient.
  • 【Complete Accessories, High Quality】①360° Brush Head,can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank ②45 ° Corner Suction Inlet,Used to clean fine sand ③Duckbill Suction Inlet with spatula,Used to absorb debris and feces at the bottom of the fish tank. If can’t suck it up, you can use a Plastic spatula ④360 ° Water Intake Strainer with suction cups,used change water, add water ⑤Gravel Washer with filter sponge,used wash sand ⑥Water Shower with Filter Bag,used turtle showering and filter
  • 【Extendable Handle Suitable For All Fish Tanks】The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches,just turn on the switch at the junction of the pipe to extend the pipe.suitable for various sizes of fish tanks,never worry about your hands being not long enough and the fish tank is too high.External switch for easy operation,Please note that the switch is not waterproof, please stay away from water.
  • 【Upgrade Electric Water Changer, Cleaning is Easier】Electric Water pump provides powerful power,rapid change water,effectively clean up impurities in the fish tank.The incident that made you clean the fish tank is no longer so hard.The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.Equipped ceramic shaft,Very quiet operation.
  • 【Fast And Convenient Installation And Disassembly】The assembly is very simple, you can assemble in order, without any other tools,can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs.When you don't need to use it, it can be disassembled and stored without taking up space.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I will try again."

Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. I even separated the tubes and used it to clean my small 5 gallon! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. Instead, I would suck from the end of the tube until water came out. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver!

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

6. uxcell Fish Tank Hand Squeeze Cleaning Water Change Cleaner Pump, 1.6m

uxcell a13120400ux1121 First Impressions

"Fantastic."

It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. Prolly also easier to use with larger hands. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. It pulls out the dirty water and debris but doesn't take your substrate with it. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. The water from the front yard garden hose is cold.

  • uxcell Fish Tank Hand Squeeze Cleaning Water Change Cleaner Pump, 1.6m
  • Product Name : Aquarium Cleaning Pump;Fit for : Aquarium, Fish Tank
  • Material : Plastic;Color : Blue, Clear White
  • Total Length : 1.6m/ 5.2Ft;Pipe Outer Diameter : 14mm/ 0.5"
  • Pump End Dia : Big One: 86mm/3.4",Small One: 38mm/1.5";Weight : 180g
  • Package Content : 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 63 x 1.5 x 3.4 inches; 4.94 Ounces
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uxcell a13120400ux1121 Final Thoughts

"Oh my gosh!"

This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. It was easy to use and really did the job! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. It quit working after the second use! Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Sea...

User Ratings: 46 17

SunGrow First Impressions

"I purchased two of these."

The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. That will show you which parts go were.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Water Change Gloves, 19.6 Inches Long, No-Skid Design, Keep Hands and Arms Dry, Seamless Stitching and Elastic Cuff, 1 Pair
  • KEEP ARMS & HANDS DRY WITH GLOVES --- Use SunGrow Aquarium Gloves whenever you perform aquarium tasks, be it shifting the fish or just playing with them with your hands in water.
  • PERFECT MATCH FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED AQUARIUMS --- The glove exterior is water-resistive while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior. Please note that the purple part of the glove will get wet. The pair of gloves perfectly fits for using in small aquariums ranging two to ten gallons.c
  • ARM LENGTH WITH SEAMLESS STITCHING & ELASTIC CUFF --- Keep your hands, arms and sleeves dry with the extra long 19.6 inches (50 cm) SunGrow Aquarium Gloves with superior seamless stitching. A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them.
  • NO SKID DESIGN --- The non-skidding surface of the SunGrow Aquarium Gloves makes the task very convenient when handling sensitive aquatic life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • ALTERNATE USES OTHER THAN AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE --- The versatile SunGrow Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of tasks such as hand washing your cars, bathroom and dish washing.
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Fairly easy set up."

Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. 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. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. So much better than my smaller python. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy.

Overall Score
3.7


(296 Points)

8. Jhua Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Small Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner with 3 Nozzles, Aquarium Grave...

User Ratings: 38 30

Jhua First Impressions

"Doing an 80."

I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It quit working after the second use! Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well.

  • Jhua Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Small Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner with 3 Nozzles, Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaner with Flow Control Clip, Water Changer Aquarium Siphon Pump for Fish Tank
  • 【3 Nozzles】- Fish tank cleaner is equipped with 3 kinds of nozzles for arbitrary switching: Inlet tubes straight pipe nozzle, filter nozzle, horn nozzle. Can easily meet your multiple needs for cleaning aquariums and won't wet your hands. Hose length(include airbag): 209cm/82.3inch. Hard inlet tubes length: 25cm/9.8inch.
  • 【Multi-Purpose】- 3-in-1 multifunctional, water changing, sand washing & residue removing. Aquarium siphon gravel cleaner comes with an airbag, vacuum pumping, powerful suction, can easily remove sediment from the bottom of the tank, efficient water cleaning. The filter nozzle effectively prevents little fish or aquatic plant from being discharged.
  • 【Easy to Use & Labor-Saving】- Aquarium gravel filter is simple to operate: First clamp the flow control clip, pressing the airbag repeatedly till the water flows out automatically, and then release the clip, greatly facilitates the cleaning process. Equipped with a powerful suction cup, fixed water pipe operation making it is easy to free your hands. When pumping water, the outlet level must be lower than the inlet level.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- High-quality PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant and corrosion-resistant performance, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner is equipped with a flow control clip, handy to control the water yield.
  • 【Detachable】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble. Suitable for many types of small and medium fish tanks, aquariums and terrariums, etc.
  • Manufacture: Jhua
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Jhua Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

And kind of shook it and tested it by plugging it in. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

Overall Score
3.2


(15 Points)

9. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for ...

User Ratings: 51 9

SunGrow First Impressions

"Multiple uses."

I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. I wish i had bought this the first time. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one!

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Clips, Quick & Easy Assembly, Long Nozzle Manual Water Pump, Great for Frequent Water Changes, Fish Tank Cleaning Kit for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • ✔ ALL INCLUSIVE AQUARIUM CLEANING KIT --- Everything you need to properly and effortlessly change your aquarium water is included in the all-in-one gravel cleaning kit by SunGrow. Not only do you receive the long nozzle, durable Rhinox tubing, priming bulb and discharge hose, but also a pair of high-quality mounting clips.
  • ✔ ELIMINATES UNPLEASANT FISHY SMELL --- We all love the look of our pet fish, but the fishy smell is a different story. The best way to keep your aquarium fresh is by regularly cleaning the gravel and substrate of debris. Fish waste, excess minerals and leftover food can get caught and begin to cause an unpleasant odor.
  • ✔ EXTRA LONG, FLEXIBLE NOZZLE --- Because the flexible vacuum nozzle in the practical SunGrow Aquarium Maintenance Kit is an extra long 4.5 feet (135cm), it makes cleaning your fish tank even easier. With such a long nozzle, there is no need to worry about getting your sleeves wet or spilling water.
  • ✔ EASY TO USE MOUNTING CLIPS --- Each aquarium water changer is easily mounted to the rim of your fish tank or bucket using the included pair of blue tube clips. With the help of these efficient mounting clips, any 8mm to 16mm hose or tubing is firmly held in place for quick and easy tank cleaning.
  • ✔ USEFUL FOR A VARIETY OF SUBSTRATES --- More than just a simple gravel cleaner, the easy prime suction pipe works on many types of tanks and different kinds of aquarium or terrarium substrates. The high quality siphon works on quartz gravel, sand, vermiculite and crushed coral for reef and brackish water tanks.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"That was a bit confusing."

It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. You won't go wrong with this product. I wish i had bought this the first time. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. The best thing is I don't need to shovel gravels out to clean the bottom of the tank. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month.

Overall Score
4.0


(56 Points)

10. BAOYUAN Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is Ideal for Small Fish Tank Cleaning and Replacement of Water in Th...

BAOYUAN First Impressions

"Great product."

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 suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon.

  • BAOYUAN Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is Ideal for Small Fish Tank Cleaning and Replacement of Water in The Tank Manual Siphon Water Tank Filter
  • Made of sturdy and durable plastic, it can ensure the health and safety of your pet, and it is easy to store. When you finish your work, you can place it anywhere.
  • Keep the aquarium clean, change the water source quickly, and keep the water healthy. Using this siphon cleaner can solve your troubles. You can use it frequently without spending too much time. After using it, you don’t need to scoop it with a bucket. Get out of dirty water so that your fish will no longer be disturbed by injuries and messy.
  • Fish tank substrate cleaners are equipped with short nozzles with nozzle nets, and the filter basket in the nozzle effectively avoids blockage by gravel. It can effectively separate and remove debris from the aquarium, replace the water and keep the
  • The operation is simple, no need to install, just put the nozzle and hose into the aquarium, gently squeeze the bulb 5-7 times, this water changer can start to work, it is very simple to use, only one person can Easily clean your fish tank and bring a good living environment for your fish.
  • Manufacture: BAOYUAN
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BAOYUAN Final Thoughts

"Look Good, NO!"

Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. The costomer service for this company is wonderful. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. It quit working after the second use! The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

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