Editor's Choice - Our Favorite PIVBY Aquarium Water Changers

1. PIVBY Fish Tank Gloves Aquarium Water Change Tools Dry Rock for Saltwater Aquariums - Elastic Forear...

User Ratings: 53 19

PIVBY DIY Crafts ® India 208 First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. Do what I did, and do, and so many others have stated in their reviews. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. Perhaps if it gets a piece of sand in the pump then it freezes or seizes. I was using a regular siphon gravel cleaner and it was painstaking. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

  • PIVBY Fish Tank Gloves Aquarium Water Change Tools Dry Rock for Saltwater Aquariums - Elastic Forearm Seals & Prevents Leaks - Heavy-Duty Construction 19.3-Inch (1 Pair)
  • A unique blend of latex and PVC creates a durable waterproof exterior while a soft fine Cashmere lining provides a warm, comfortable interior.
  • Innovative Aqua Gloves are ideal for handling anemones, coral, live rock and any other sensitive life.
  • Keep your hands, arms and sleeves free from water with the extra long 19.3 inches (49 cm),A secure elastic cuff around the wrist of each glove ensures that it won’t slide down or fall off while you are wearing them.
  • The innovative anti skidding surface of the Aquarium Gloves comes is very convenient when handling sensitive life such as coral, sea anemone and crustaceans.
  • Beyond standard aquarium maintenance, the versatile Aquarium Gloves are also useful for a variety of other household tasks such as hand washing your cars, cleaning the bathroom and dish washing.
  • Manufacture: PIVBY
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PIVBY DIY Crafts ® India 208
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PIVBY DIY Crafts ® India 208 Final Thoughts

"YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM."

I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. The costomer service for this company is wonderful.

Overall Score
3.7


(197 Points)

2. 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
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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)

3. 5 Bags Total 5 LBS Activated Carbon Aquarium Pond Canister Filter w/ Mesh Bags

Aquarium Water Changers First Impressions

"MONEY SAVER!"

I got this to replace my previous siphon, which was falling apart and pretty nasty. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. It was easy to use and really did the job! It's really a super super great tool. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. Now, the water change is a piece of cake.

  • 5 Bags Total 5 LBS Activated Carbon Aquarium Pond Canister Filter w/ Mesh Bags
  • You are bidding on 5 bags aquarium activated carbon. Each bag weights about 1 pound in one mesh media bag . Rinse them before use. Use in fresh and saltwater tanks Removes dissolved organic waste Removes odors and colors in water 100% natural wood carbon Media bag dimension: 8.0" x 5.5"
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Water Changers
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Aquarium Water Changers Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

It does the same work, only better and in half the time. Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. I bought this one and I absolutely love it.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Wat...

User Ratings: 33 22

mcgrady1xm First Impressions

"Fits together easily."

Definitely worth the money spent on the product. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. I could see it working for 10 gallons, especially with a little experience. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • Mcgrady1xm Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Vacuum Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set,Water Changer Sand Washer with Filter Cotton
  • 【Full of Sincerity, Full in Packages】1 handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 switch,1 low suction pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 shower, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter bag and 59in water hose
  • 【Longer and Deeper】Comes with 4 sections of extension tube, which can extend from 19 inches to 46 inches, longer than other products! 4-foot-deep fish tank can be easily cleaned and water changed
  • 【Water Changer】Super strong pump and high heed,flow rate up to 496GPH(8.3 Gallon per Minute), 7ft head, starting water level as low as 1.9in, pumping as low as 0.3in, shallow fish tank can also use, fast and efficient, no need to waste time manually changing water,drop your siphon!
  • 【Upgrade 5 in 1】We can do: ① Quickly suck impurities ② Quickly wash sand ③ Rain mode ④ Pumping mode ⑤ Quickly add water mode to meet all your cleaning and water changing requirements
  • 【Perform their duties】Duckbill suction head is suitable for bare tank use, corner sand washing head is suitable for landscaping sand and stone fish tank, effluent rain shower can bathe turtles, low suction seat can be sucked to low water level, Sand washing head attachment for cleaning coarse gravel , brush head for cleaning on the substrate
  • Manufacture: mcgrady1xm
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mcgrady1xm Final Thoughts

"- Very easy to use."

I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. The item's weren't dirty or greasy or anything, but the smell was pretty strong. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. If used in a deeper tanks, the shower effect will all be underwater. The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction.

Overall Score
3.3


(33 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. 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)

7. WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 30ml Aquarium Clean Pipette Dropper, Fis...

User Ratings: 52 23

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Instructions are good."

And suddenly it began running again! I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Hopefully my replacement works and I can change my review. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. So after I received my replacement tool, i did a water change with it.

  • WEAVERBIRD Manual Fish Tank Water Changer Aquarium Dropper, 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.
  • 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 is also suitable.
  • Keep fish tank clean: The aquarium gravel cleaning straw can remove the dirt and residual feed at the bottom of fish tank. It is perfect for stirring up waste and sucking it up without stressing the fish out too much. Help to keep your fish tank clean.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

If used in a deeper tanks, the shower effect will all be underwater. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

8. HEEPDD Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Water Changer with Prolonged Pipe Aquarium Pipette Feeder Water Cl...

User Ratings: 78

HEEPDD First Impressions

"Mine's just 5."

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. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. It pulls out the dirty water and debris but doesn't take your substrate with it.

  • HEEPDD Pipette Dropper, Fish Tank Water Changer with Prolonged Pipe Aquarium Pipette Feeder Water Cleaner Transfer Tool with Extension Tube Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner
  • Qualitative Materials---This aquarium dropper is made of high quality plastic material, which is non-toxic, eco-friendly and durable, will not harm your fish.
  • Multi Purpose---This aquarium dropper not only can remove the dirt and residual feed at the fish tank bottom, but also can be used as a water changer for mini fish tank and aquarium.
  • Two-stage Design---This aquarium dropper adopts two-stage design, in addition to the dropper, we provide an extension pipe, you can decide whether to add it or not based on the depth of the water.
  • With 4 Scales on the Pipe---This aquarium dropper with 4 scales on the pipe (10ml/15ml/20ml/30ml), that is easy for you to read standard measurement markings conveniently.
  • 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 product before use.
  • Manufacture: HEEPDD
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 2.72 Ounces
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HEEPDD Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a shot."

Water changing+ vacuuming, you can use it as powerhead to make more water movement. I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. I put the water from the from yard into a 58 qt bin first. I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy. I am very pleased with this product! It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Clea...

User Ratings: 41 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"Very high quality."

You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. I wish i had bought this the first time. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner: 6 Watt Automatic Filter Gravel Cleaning | Fish Tank Sand Cleaner | Sludge Extractor | Water Changer | Sand Washing | Dirt Suction
  • Application: This aquarium electric gravel sand washer is suitable for daily fish tank cleaning or water change maintenance,Suit for freshwater and seawater. Easy To Install And Use
  • Cleaning mode: sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank.
  • Water change mode: When using the water change mode, please install the water pipe at the package to easily change the water.
  • Power is 6W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 92 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue.
  • 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,water low level can reach 1.97In - 3.94In.it is also equip with soft water hose, it is more easy to empoty the water out or add water.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"This was perfect."

I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I let everything soak in water and washed with safe dish soap before using.

Overall Score
3.6


(207 Points)

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