Fish Tank Vacuums
Every aquarium should have clear, clean water that's virtually odor free. But whether you have one fish or an entire school, getting rid of their waste and keeping the aquarium gravel clean can be tricky. The good news is that with our collection of submersible fish tank vacuums, you can separate and remove debris from the substrate in just minutes. Fish tank gravel cleaners are designed to remove detritus like old food and fish waste from the gravel or sand in your aquarium. They can be as simple as a siphon and hand pump or as high tech as an automatic vacuum that are battery powered rather than manual. To thoroughly clean your gravel or other aquarium substrate, place an empty bucket next to the tank, preferably at a lower level if you are using a siphon pump cleaner. Some fish tank vacs have a bucket clip to securely fasten the cleaning hose to keep it out of the way. Submerge the nozzle of the vac into the aquarium water and squeeze the siphon ball until siphoning begins. For automatic gravel cleaners, they often don't need a hose attachment. Instead, they collect debris in a fine mesh bag or other container - just like regular vacuum cleaners! Don't suck up too much substrate at one time, and be sure to watch out for small fish and invertebrates. Be gentle around live plants and corals to avoid displacing them. Because you disturb the substrate when cleaning it, fine particles may be stirred up, making your aquarium water cloudy. Doing a partial water change of around 20% after siphoning or vacuuming the gravel can help clear the water. Keeping to a weekly cleaning schedule can also reduce the amount of debris you have to remove from the tank. Check out the options available, including our simple-to-use water changers, and find everything you need to keep their tank clean and healthy.