Mr. Cleaner Gravel Cleaner
This is exactly what everyone needs
I got this product in order to help clean my big 55 gallon tank and it works great I wouldn't of asked for anything else.
October 20, 2013
One of my best aquarium purchases lately
I normally don't bother to post reviews on aquarium products, but I love my Mr. Cleaner. Used appropriately, this tool makes aquarium maintenance so much easier. Do you need to vacuum up detritus- put on the the filter sock and away you go. Want to fill a tank or do water changes? Buy yourself a cheap hose (I think the ID is 1/2") at the hardware store and you are all set. Is the impeller super powerful- no, but it gets the job done. It won't fill your tank from a long ways away- the pump isn't powerful enough for that. Remember this is a battery powered device. It works great close to the tank though. Well worth the money I spent.
September 6, 2013
Terrific If Used Like This...
I saw the ratings ranging from mediocre to negative and had to weigh in. I'm an AVID aquarist with a basement full of tanks. This product, dollar for dollar, is the BEST aquarium product I've ever bought and I've got just about everything out there! I'm not exaggerating! In fact I always keep a backup because it's that indispensable to my fish room! But...you can't use it as designed! The little bag attachment doens't work very well because as others have said it's too small. So here's what you do.
You use it in conjunction with a bucket, a fine mesh net and some tubing. It comes with a little black adapter that you can put on the slot where the bag attaches. Put that adapter on and you can now put tubing on it, I believe it takes 1/2" tubing. You set the fine mesh net on top of the bucket and then use clothespins to keep it there. put the end of the tube into the net and again make sure the tubing stays in place by clipping it to the bucket. Then put the cleaner in your aquarium and go to town. If you're doing a water change you can just skip the net and go straight in the bucket. If you're just cleaning up the tank when the bucket fills rinse the net out in a sink, dump the clean bucket of water back in the tank and repeat until you're happy.
I've found this to work wonders! Actually, after doing this for a while I took it a step further and I've got a 10 foot section of small PVC pipe inside of a 10 foot section of large PVC pipe with an elbow on the end. I put the elbow into my sump in the basement and I have the tubing from this product duct taped into the small PVC pipe. So in other words I can use this product as a siphon and gravel vac pretty much anywhere within 20 feet of my sump! This has made water changes so much easier for me!
January 9, 2013
Simple and Inexpensive
I needed a simple gravel cleaner for my small tank and this works. TIP: The water pulls up and shoots into the bag. Make sure the bag is near water so it stays within the tank!
December 4, 2013