Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by martineznat Helps with complete cleaning
I've had this product almost a year & wanted to review it now that I've had quite a few chances to use it. I use this before I take the water out of the tank. It really works to get the stuff out of the rocks. If I don't use this & only change the water then there's a lot of stuff floating around & takes longer to clear up. Definitely would recommend.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishDaddy1 Great Maintenance Tool
I picked this up a year ago and it is a great time saver. It is meant for clean-ups in-between water changes. I like to use it to pick up uneaten wafers or leaves. It is pricey but it will save you some time too.
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FairlessDave I just received this and despite some of the negative reviews, I am ecstatic about this product although I'm using it a little differently from how it's designed to be used. I do not use it to clean gravel, but to suck up turtle feces and other debris. I have river rocks on the bottom of the tank, so unlike with gravel there is no resistance in sucking up the debris that has settled beneath the gravel. This product works exactly how I had hoped it would, so if you need to clean the bottom of your tank from larger debris it gives plenty of suction. I think the complaints about the suction are from those trying to encase too much gravel at once in the intake tube.
October 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buttersworth Poor suction
Bought this because i thought it would suck up all the plant / fish debris off my sand, but the suction is not very strong, all it really did was stir up the debris into the water. Propeller can not even mow through dead leaves and will clog. Ended up just doing a 90% water change on my 20L just to clean up the mess it stirred up. I found if you just ram it down into a pile of debris laying on your sand / gravel it will do it's intended purpose but you risk sucking up your sand or rocks into the weak propeller. For $50+ it is not worth the price, I would value this at about $20, and that is still being very generous on how much this should cost.
April 3, 2015