Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Songway Aquarium Water Changers

1. Songway Aquarium Gravel Cleaner/Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Fish Tank/Aquarium Siphon with Filter, Ai...

User Ratings: 41 25

Songway First Impressions

"Becareful not to do this!"

It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. Ignore the orang plastic clip that attaches to a bucket. I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house.

  • Songway Aquarium Gravel Cleaner/Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium Fish Tank/Aquarium Siphon with Filter, Airbag and Water Flow Controller/8.2ft Fish Tank Water Changer
  • IDEAL GRAVEL CLEANER: This fish tank vacuum has a exquisite appearance, designed with filter pump, and water flow control valve, easy to clean the debris hidden in the sand or floated in the water. Ideal for gravel cleaning and water changing, thus offer a best environment for your fish.
  • EASY TO USE: Simply insert the filter of the Aquarium Cleaner Vacuum into fish tank and gently squeeze the pump, the siphon works. You can change the fish tank water and clean the gravel/sand easily and quickly while the fish, plant or gravel will stay in place.
  • SHUT OFF VALVE DESIGN: Our enhanced fish tank vacuum cleaner has a shut off valve for you to control the water flow speed at anytime, ensuring water won't spill on the ground when you’re cleaning. The thoughtful design effectively keep your house tidy.
  • HUMANIZED: Made with high quality BPA free material, it won't harm your fish or plants! Besides, designed with a mini filter, When clean gravel bed or make a regular water change, water and debris will flow quickly while gravel, fish, plants will stay in aquarium efficiently.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: We tremendously heed to our customers' feeling, so your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If you have any issues or concerns about this item, please contact us freely at any time, we will strive our best to solve it.
  • Manufacture: Songway
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Songway
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  • Affordability

Songway Final Thoughts

"This item is wonderful."

I washed mine with mild dish soap and the small was gone. Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again. Aside from that, i am very happy with the product and would encourage you to get it! They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. I may still return this BUT I'm going to try once again.

Overall Score
3.3


(20 Points)

2. Marine Aquarium - A Virtual Undersea Paradise

Encore Software First Impressions

"Wish were a tad longer."

I had to shake the substrate out of the bottom inch of the tube only twice! They have plenty of suction to clean an inch or so off the ground. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. It eliminates spilled and dripping water on my carpet and floors. Python overkill for that size but it has it's place. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. Very impressed with their responsiveness as they stand behind their product.

  • Marine Aquarium - A Virtual Undersea Paradise
  • Marine Aquarium - A Virtual Undersea Paradise
  • Manufacture: Encore Software
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.8 x 4.4 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Encore Software
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  • Value For Money
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Encore Software Final Thoughts

"It would have helped me."

You can't get a better product for such a decent price! It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. It was easy to use and really did the job! Definitely like the bulb for starting suction easily. And suddenly it began running again!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Battery Powered Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool Sand Gr...

Pssopp First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

I have gone through two others and they lasted about a month. Hard for small hands like mine to grasp and use easily. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy. The nuisance has certainly yielded me from cleaning tank more often. Almost a must have for anyone with an aquarium.

  • Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Battery Powered Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool Sand Gravel Washing Filter with a Water Inlet Tube and Two Extension Tubes
  • 【Keeping Clean Environment】Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.
  • 【Inner Mesh】The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water. Keeping a clean and healthy environment of fish, turtle and other creatures.
  • 【Batteries Powered】Powered by 2pcs "C" type batteries, with switch button to control on / off. Battery powered cleaner is easy to operate, press the button on the top, the water in the aquarium will automatically be pumped to change water through a hose.
  • 【Adjustable Height】Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level.
  • 【Top Handle】Top handle part can be hung on the rim of fish tank, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tank effortlessly.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
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Pssopp Final Thoughts

"I purchased two of these."

The nuisance has certainly yielded me from cleaning tank more often. Most of the time I just took out half tank then top off with fresh water. I didn't see any grease or anything, but it smelled like it. I bought this one and I absolutely love it. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. Great product and would highly recommend! Had a minor issue which their service department addressed immediately.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

4. uxcell® Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner Manual Squeeze Water Flow Cleaning Pump

uxcell a17032200ux0575 First Impressions

"Just look at the pics."

Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Love the item and recommend this seller! Once you practice with it some its a really nice thing to have. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. The shower head also has a nice pressure control on it to make it Spray more or less. The easy siphoning of fish debris used to be a pain to do. You can't get a better product for such a decent price!

  • uxcell® Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner Manual Squeeze Water Flow Cleaning Pump
  • Color: White,Blue,Clear; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 129g; Total Length: 202cm/6.6ft
  • Hose Dia: 1.8cm/0.7"; Water Inlet Dia: 5cm/2"
  • Water Outlet Dia: 1.4cm/0.6"; Vacuum Cup Size: 10 x 6cm/3.9" x 2.4"(L*Max D)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17032200ux0575
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uxcell a17032200ux0575 Final Thoughts

"Gets it going fast."

Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! The speed of water removal works for cleaning an occupied tank. That will show you which parts go were. The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. This hose would be over kill for 20 gals or less but I have 40 gal tanks. So this thing has alot of parts and poor instructions.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water ...

Genrics First Impressions

"It cleans itself!"

I really love this gravel cleaner for water changing and gravel cleaning. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. With this product I was able to do it by myself quickly and easily! I got this one until my son broke my siphon. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one!

  • Seven Master Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Air-Pressing Button Water Changer Sand Cleaner Feces Absorber
  • 【3-in-1 Function】Seven Master Gravel Cleaner allows your clean job be easier. Function 1-Water changing: Air-pressing button has good resilience, strong and durable, high efficiency of water change without getting wet. Function 2-Sand Washing: Built-in strainer, wash sand quickly to prevent your beloved fish and sand from being sucked out. Function 3-Excrement absorbing: Equipped with duckbill suction inlet accessory, easy to suck feces away
  • 【Considerate Design】Humanized design air-pressing button to ensure that the inlet pipe quickly filled with water. Equipped with fixture clamps to fixture clamp above and lower, and water flow can be adjusted as needed
  • 【Easy to Use】Press the air-pressing button with fingers lightly, and make sure that the inlet pipe filled with water and the water flows out automatically. You can easily and effectively clean of interior aquarium panes and absorb the residue. Its detachable structure makes it more convenient for storage and cleaning
  • 【Working Principle】Using siphon principle, the water will flow from the high to the low(ps: The outlet can work when it's below the water level).Suitable for various fish tank and aquarium height: <31.5inch
  • 【Accessories Include】2 * Inlet Pipe; 1 * Outlet Water Hose; 1 * Outlet Connector; 1 * Air-pressing Button; 3 * Fixture Clamp; 1 * Duckbill Suction; 1 * Inlet Pipe Connector; 1 * User Manual
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
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Genrics Final Thoughts

"Fairly easy set up."

I found that it's difficult to use. I am very pleased with this product! Soft tubing, large debris basket, hand pump to get it to flow. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Now, the water change is a piece of cake. Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. I pushed the tip down into the substrate and pulled the ditritus out right away.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Pond Stability, 4 L / 1 fl. gal.

User Ratings: 69 31

Water Garden Oasis 2129 First Impressions

"If so hit helpful."

Simple, lightweight design does exactly what it says it will do. It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. This siphon really sucks, and I'm glad I bought it. The vacuum insn't too loud which is good, and has very good suction. The bucket clamp also doesn't work very well. I also found that the angled attachment clogged way easy.

  • Pond Stability, 4 L / 1 fl. gal.
  • New pond stabilization system; Rapid and safe establishment of biofilter; Prevents and reduces sludge
  • Rapidly and safely establishes the pond biofilter in new ponds, thereby preventing fish deaths due to incomplete biofilter cycling
  • Formulated specifically for the pod and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic and facultative bacteria that facilitate the breakdown of waste
  • Non sulfur fixing bacteria that will not produce hydrogen sulfide; Controls ammonia, nitrite and nitrate
  • 1 Liter treats 445 US gallons in new ponds; 1 Liter treats 4200 US gallons in established ponds
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.88 x 11.5 inches; 9.17 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Water Garden Oasis 2129
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Water Garden Oasis 2129 Final Thoughts

"So not too durable."

It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. This water pump certainly takes much of those hassle out of water changes. Makes keeping the fish tank alot easier and quicker! Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. It is not good to let the goldfish encounter the cold water directly.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

7. SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 2-Minutes to Assemble, Facilitates Frequent W...

User Ratings: 51 18

SunGrow First Impressions

"But it's so cumbersome."

Works as advertised and was delivered faster than estimated. Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. It is simple, but not without being a very thoughtfully designed product. Love the item and recommend this seller! I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. You won't go wrong with this product. I THINK most likely it came from the factory because it had a industrial smell to it.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit with Priming Bulb, 2-Minutes to Assemble, Facilitates Frequent Water Changes, Perfect for Cleaning Small Fish Tanks
  • ✔ GOOD AQUARIUM KEEPING AT YOUR DOORSTEP — No more scooping up dirty water with a pail; that can be messy. SunGrow 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.
  • ✔ ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MADE EASY — Every SunGrow fish tank substrate cleaner comes with a short nozzle, nozzle net, flexible standard tubing, operation/pump bulb and discharge hose. While all these parts can be adjusted and modified as per your needs, the operation bulb or the hand starter is its unique component that sets it apart from other similar items in the market.
  • ✔ FREQUENT WATER CHANGE ENSURES HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT — Without water changes, your fish health may have an adverse impact. But, with the kink-resistant siphon cleaner by SunGrow, you can do it frequently and it will not take much of your time. This no-spill system is made high quality to not let aquarium fish get hurt or even disturbed while it is being used to transfer water.
  • ✔ 2-MINUTES TO SETUP — The short nozzle feature of SunGrow Aquarium sand and substrate cleaner is perfect when you want to replenish or drain water out of your tank. Just place the nozzle in your tank. For convenience, attach it with a suction cup. This will make work easier for you because you don’t need to hold it while draining out water! Press on, or squeeze the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the nozzle. See the description below for more details.
  • ✔ HASSLE-FREE STORAGE --- The flexible siphon pump helps preventing the small gravel and debris from going into the hose. Not only that, after it has done the deed, it won’t give you a hard time thinking where you would store it, as it can be placed practically anywhere! With its strategic portable design, you can keep it in any place you want where you can easily access it the next time you need it.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"It worked perfectly."

It made the water change in our 55 gallon tank so much easier! Definitely not for the common colored gravel found at pet stores. I used a plastic hose from home depot as this black hose is worthless. I had a manual pump before that used suction pressure to suck out all the water. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. I wanted another one but amazon just wants me to return it.

Overall Score
3.6


(72 Points)

8. uxcell Fish Tank Fishbowl Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Vacuum Water Charge Hose Pipe 165cm Long

User Ratings: 47

uxcell a15121500ux0391 First Impressions

"I love this."

I have several divided tanks and I struggle to get the normal syphon in to clean. Just incase there is residual factory lube or something on it. I got this one until my son broke my siphon. 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. I opted for a gift card and I will have to find another way to make this thing. I have a 55 gallon turtle aquarium and this works awesome for it.

  • uxcell Fish Tank Fishbowl Gravel Cleaner Siphon Pump Vacuum Water Charge Hose Pipe 165cm Long
  • Easily remove water from your biOrb and vacuum waste away from the base
  • Move the nozzle around the ceramic media to take out waste and debris with the water
  • Product Name: Cleaner Pump;Color: White, Blue; Package Content: 1 x Cleaner Pump
  • Net Weight: 87g;Total Size: 165 x 5cm/5.4Ft x 2"(L*Max.D); Material: Plastic
  • Vacuum Cup Size: 9.5 x 4.5cm/3.7" x 1.8"(L*D)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 64.96 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 3.49 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a15121500ux0391
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uxcell a15121500ux0391 Final Thoughts

"Easy to use."

Product seems to be well made and should work a long time with reasonable care. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. I just don't know why I didn’t order it sooner. It was quiet and I could sink it into the aquarium and stir up the substrate. It finally broke after 10 years of use so I could justify buying a new one! It does the job I need it to,very effective.

Overall Score
3.9


(2 Points)

9. Aqueon 25 ft Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner & Water Changer Vacuum

User Ratings: 78 11

Aqueon First Impressions

"Works perfectly!"

It works great and was fairly inexpensive compared to other similar products. - Multiple head attachment for different tasks. So much better than my smaller python. It kept coming off and made a mess on the floor. It's really a super super great tool. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. Now, the water change is a piece of cake.

  • Aqueon 25 ft Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner & Water Changer Vacuum
  • The Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer with 25 ft Hose was developed to make routine water changes and vacuuming gravel easy and efficient for any level aquarist
  • Complete water flow control prevents spillage, facilitates more complete, thorough cleaning and eliminates the need for lifting heavy buckets of water
  • 11" gravel tube with built-in water flow control valve
  • Water flow sink attachment with adjustable splash reducing guard
  • Multi-connection faucet adaptor
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon
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Aqueon Final Thoughts

"Works perfectly."

It does the same work, only better and in half the time. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! I LOVE IT SO MUCH I'm getting another for the fish tank at my Mom's house. I think this vacuum is a smart design by someone. 5 gallons- it works amazingly well. It did however do a better job than the gravel vac i was using before. This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

10. Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner

Cartener First Impressions

"And it keeps flowing!"

Gets the turtle poos and I dont have to empty my tank every 2 weeks! I put it together in a cinch and was off and running. Maybe this will make me not put them off now. Like I said can splice more hose on to reach to the outside or wherever. It does the same work, only better and in half the time. It fills buckets faster than my old siphon. The pump works very well too, two squeezes and it's siphoning.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Change Battery-Powered Gravel Cleaner
  • Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner + Water Siphon.Easy to install and use.Telescopically adjustable height for large and small aquariums.
  • Adjustable height.Maximum water depth 52 cm.Hose & Filter bag included.Syphon Pipe supplied.
  • Flow rate 520 litres per hour.With this tool,you can remove the dirt from the bottom of your aquarium.Supplied with two suction pipe sizes,it is suitable for both large and small aquariums.
  • Also be used as a water siphon for water changes, or to empty your aquarium when you connect a hose to outlet.
  • Material: High Quality ABS Plastic and Electronic Components.Power Requirement: 2 x Battery (C/LR14, not included).
  • Manufacture: CARTENER001
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cartener
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Cartener Final Thoughts

"Quality materials."

I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time saver! But all in all, I'm relieved and happy! But It always ended up messy with water on the floor. Definitely worth the money spent on the product. This way I could empty into a 5 gallon bucket for mini water changes. You can't get a better product for such a decent price! But It always ended up messy with water on the floor.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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