Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Seachem Aquarium Water Changers

1. Stability, 2 L / 67.6 fl. oz.

User Ratings: 89 1

Seachem 001064 First Impressions

"Multiple uses."

The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. Gets under decorations between plants and in corners.

  • Stability, 2 L / 67.6 fl. oz.
  • Rapidly And Safely Establishes The Aquarium Bio filter In Freshwater And Marine Systems
  • Prevents New Tank Syndrome, The Number One Cause Of Fish Death
  • Contains a synergistic blend of aerobic anaerobic and facultative bacteria which facilitate the breakdown of waste organics
  • The Bacteria Employed By Stability Are Consulter Fixing And Will Not Produce Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Completely Harmless To All Aquatic Organisms As Well As Aquatic Plants Thus There Is No Danger Of Overuse
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.75 x 9.5 inches; 2.6 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 001064
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Seachem 001064 Final Thoughts

"I just can't use it."

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. It was easy to use and really did the job! I gotta say tho that it's really powerful. This one doesn't lose suction, and is easy to use. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(277 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Seachem Aquarium Water Changers

2. denitrate, 4 L / 1 gal.

User Ratings: 74 4

Seachem 001073 First Impressions

"Everything looked great."

This has made it a lot easier to clean our fish tank. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! Sometimes I would get tank water in my mouth. I bought this one and I absolutely love it.

  • denitrate, 4 L / 1 gal.
  • Anaerobic denitrified
  • Economical to use
  • Can be used as a bio filter
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 7.5 inches; 6.11 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 001073
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Seachem 001073 Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

I liked the idea of this product when I saw it, and decided to take a chance. This little tool helped so much my bare bottom tank looks great again. The suction tube is plenty long to reach all over in the'hard to reach' spots. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. Suction is amazing and I don't have any issues. Thank you for making my job easier. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(69 Points)

3. Gold Salt, 70 g / 2.5 oz

User Ratings: 54

Seachem 214 First Impressions

"Just look at the pics."

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

  • Gold Salt, 70 g / 2.5 oz
  • Aquarium salt for gold fish
  • Designed to provide the optimal environment for all Goldfish species
  • Well suited for routine Aquarium freshwater use
  • Will not impact pH or provide buffering
  • 300 grams treats 175 US gallons
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 1.38 x 3.5 inches; 3.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 214
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="4.1"]
(3 Points)

4. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

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5. 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 [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

6. American Cichlid Salt, 4 kg / 8.8 lbs

Seachem 1469 First Impressions

"Will buy again."

With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! Thank you for making my job easier. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes. The water gets going fast too so be careful lol thanks so much! You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Easy peasy and clean up is a breeze. I take that off to hit the fine crevices.

  • 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 [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Seachem 1469 Final Thoughts

"This works really well."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! That will show you which parts go were. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. It's really a super super great tool.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

7. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,Fish Tank Cleaner,Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Flow Control Valve Gravel Clean...

User Ratings: 50 11

ZHIYONG First Impressions

"It's so easy."

Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium. Product arrived really quick and is packaged nicely. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. You can't get a better product for such a decent price!

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner,Fish Tank Cleaner,Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Flow Control Valve Gravel Cleaner Aquarium Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Water Changer-A Hand Syphon Pump to Drain
  • ☞DO NOT DISTURB THE FISH: Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high-quality plastic to prevent the aquarium fish from being injured or even disturbed when the water is transferred. The isolation net design can prevent sand or fish from entering, and protect the fish from the water when changing the water. Being frightened can help you clean the water tank efficiently and quickly.
  • ☞ EASY FOR REGULAR MAINTENANCE: Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium is equipped with nozzle net, flexible standard tube, operation/pump ball and discharge hose, easy to assemble and disassemble, flexible siphon pump helps Prevent small rubble and debris from entering the hose, while the filter and water inlet port can be removed, which is convenient for cleaning fish leftovers, feces and fine gravel/removing waste when changing water or for other suction, such as suction mouth Smaller containers, etc.
  • ☞EASY TO INSTALL AND USE: You can freely use the aquarium gravel cleaner because it has a high safety performance. The innovative automatic siphon pump (semi-automatic water changer) is fast and simple. Press 5 to 7 times or squeeze the pump bulb and water will start to flow out of the nozzle. Very easy, only one person.
  • ☞CONVENIENT STORAGE: The soft design can be rolled up and placed in a smaller place after use, which is convenient for next use, saves space, and will not increase your troubles during use.
  • ☞USER-FRIENDLY: If your fish tank cleaner is damaged due to logistics extrusion and other reasons when you receive the package, you don't have to worry, you can contact customer service to exchange for a new product for you to make your shopping satisfied.
  • Manufacture: ZHIYONG
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ZHIYONG
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

ZHIYONG Final Thoughts

"It worked perfectly."

But It always ended up messy with water on the floor. It's too small, just wash that baby out at the sink. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions. The shower mode make more oxygen just like an airstone. Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I had to put the goldfish into the other 5-gallon tank, and then do the water change.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(12 Points)

8. U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water...

User Ratings: 43 21

U-BCOO First Impressions

"It's so easy."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! Python is good too but this is fast, easy and light. I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! I'd recommend this, but it just takes a little practice. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket.

  • U-BCOO Aquarium Water Changer, Aquarium Gravel Clean Fish Tank Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump for Water Washing And Sand Washing, Built-In Filter Outlet Valve, Which can Adjust Water Flow of Airbag
  • √Ideal gravel cleaner: The fish tank vacuum cleaner has an exquisite appearance, is equipped with a filter pump and a water flow control valve, and has three functions in one. The fish tank vacuum gravel cleaning machine uses a vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, and remove fish manure, so as to effectively perform water washing, so it provides the best environment for your fish.
  • √Easy to use: Just put the water change suction tube in the fish tank, put the other end of the water tube into the bucket, open the water valve, squeeze the air cavity until it works automatically.
  • √Flow control faucet design: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut-off valve that can easily and quickly clean the aquarium. It is easy to use to ensure that water will not splash on the ground during cleaning, effectively keeping your house tidy Ideal for water changes and gravel cleaning.
  • √High-quality materials: made of high-quality BPA-free materials, its soft PVC hose can transfer liquid faster, which can ensure long-term use and will not harm your fish or plants. In addition, with the design of the micro filter, when cleaning the gravel bed or regular water changes, water and debris will flow quickly, while gravel, fish, and plants will effectively stay in the aquarium.
  • √User-friendly: We also have a hose holder for this water changer, let you free your hands, and will help you a lot when transferring water. Each part has been carefully designed to provide you with the best aquarium cleaning experience.
  • Manufacture: U-BCOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-BCOO
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

U-BCOO Final Thoughts

"That was a bit confusing."

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. When I used it to get the water out, I found out it has pump function. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. You can see the debris coming up the tube like an elevator- hahah. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(24 Points)

9. HS Aquatics Ville Aquarium Siphon Pump 1.5 Metre Gravel Cleaner Suction Pipe Filter Water Changer Wi...

User Ratings: 33 20

Happie Shop First Impressions

"I'm so happy this works!"

It got clogged a few times and i had to take it to the sink and run water through it. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. I felt comfortable cleaning both my 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank. I'm only using this to siphon my aquarium water during water changes. It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! I did have to cut one of the tubes to make it a little shorter but that was easy.

  • HS Aquatics Ville Aquarium Siphon Pump 1.5 Metre Gravel Cleaner Suction Pipe Filter Water Changer With Valve Control For Fish Tank
  • Color And Design May Vary
  • Fish Aquarium Cleaning Pipe Siphon Pipe With Valve Control.
  • 1.5 Metre Siphon Pipe For Aquarium. The Simple And Easy Way To Change The Water In Your Aquarium.
  • Fit For All Aquarium And Fish Tank.
  • A Couple Of Squeezes On The Hand Pump Is All That Is Needed To Get The Pump Working.
  • Manufacture: Happie Shop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Happie Shop
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Happie Shop Final Thoughts

"Cleans well and quickly."

The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product. We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank 2-3 times a month. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. This is definitely a better tool overall.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(143 Points)

10. 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
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

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

[star rating="3.7"]
(3 Points)

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