The Eheim Aquarium Vacuum is also sold as the Eheim Quick Vac Pro. It is a battery operated submersible vacuum that can be used to clean the substrate (sand, gravel, bare bottom) in your aquarium. At least, that's what the manufacturer (Eheim) claims. The price for this aquarium vacuum is around $50 US dollars and I have seen it in the local stores (petsmart and petco) and you can definitely pick one up online for a few dollars less than retail. In looking at reviews on aquarium forums, on online shops and at Amazon it was especially interesting to see the disparity in the reviews. One person would claim that it's the best piece of equipment that they have ever used on their aquarium and the next person would say that it was a complete waste of money. What was the truth? I had to pick one up to find out.
Aquarium Battery Syphon Auto Fish Tank Vacuum Gravel Water Filter ..
Regular readers will recall that I made some time at the end of last year. In my review of the smaller vacuum, I had stated I would be needing a larger one and would review that product as well. Now that my goldfish, Nix and Hydra, are permanently moved from their “starter tank” to their home in a 60 gallon aquarium at school, I needed to upgrade my gravel vacuum, so here I am again.
Penn Plax Super Battery Vac Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner - Pet Mountain
Have you ever vacuumed your tank and run out of water before you run out of crud? I could never seem to get my tank clean without removing most of the water. I looked at battery powered vacuums but the high prices and poor reviews made me reconsider.
I came up with this powered vacuum using old parts from past aquariums.
Aquarium Vacuum: Fish Tank Gravel Vac | PetSmart