Eheim Quick Vac Automatic Gravel Cleaner & Sludge Extractor

By Eheim
Rated 3.8023 out of 5 stars
$58.25 (-3%)Chewy Price
$59.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Fully submersible up to 3 feet.
  • Simple to use—doesn’t require buckets or hoses.
  • Super-fine mesh cartridge traps debris while remaining easy to clean.
  • Easily removes particles from topmost layer of substrate without disturbing the bottom layer of gravel.
  • Decreases the build-up of harmful toxins in your aquarium while reducing strain on your filter.

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

what is the minimum water depth required?
Answer by ChewyFeb 12, 2018
The automatic gravel cleaner can be used in fresh water and marine water aquariums with a water depth of approximately 60 centimeters.

Does this work well with acrylic tanks? Do I need to worry about scratching/harming the tank?
Answer by ChewyMar 08, 2018
The Cleaner & Sludge Extractor works well with acrylic tanks, we've received no negative reviews with them.

My tank is 30 inches tall , I can use the entire until under water every where the batteries are .
Answer by ChewyMar 31, 2020
This Quick Vac Pro cleaner is fully submersible up to 3 feet (1 meter).

Is the fine mesh cartridge reusable?
Answer by ChewyMay 22, 2018
The filter element is able to be removed and thoroughly cleaned before reusing it.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 3.8023 out of 5 stars
86 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

86 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By theodore on Nov 4, 2023

Great for poo

It is a great little vacuum cleaner for a fish tank. Last one lasted 8 years.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By TankGirl on May 11, 2023

Maybe good for a 5 gallon tank?

Cleaning my tank now takes longer because this vacuum, figuratively, sucks. It isn't very effective. Does it suck up fish and snail poop? Yes. Does it suck up most of it? No. I have a 40-gallon tank with four barb fish, a clown pleco, two Columbian ramshorn snails, and about 15 ramshorn snails. After removing the gravel medium from the tank, I bought this vacuum, thinking it would be easier than the classic suction tube hooked up to a hose to empty into a bucket. Well, it's 'easier' but requires more time in the tank because the lack of suction doesn't collect much of the droppings in one dip. Instead, I must empty the catch three times before going in for the final fourth collection. I've gone back to the classic hose and bucket process after installing a catch filter in the middle of the intake to make sure I don't suck up any of the snails.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Corydoras on May 18, 2023

Below expecations for an Eheim product

This device sounded like a good idea. It's from Eheim, right? So I bought it in hopes of reducing my time performing tank maintenance. Unfortunately, it has proven to having an underpowered pump. In addition, fine waste matter that it does pick up flows back out into the tank through the screen creating a cloud of "dust" defeating the purpose of cleaning. I this product has mixed reviews. It may work for some applications. However, I will stick with the bucket and siphon hose.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marsha on Oct 1, 2022

Great Product

This is worth every penny. I have a Florida Mud Turtle, 75 gallon tank with no substrate or sand or rocks on the bottom. Before purchasing this I was using nets to clean the bottom of the cage. It took forever. Now it takes me maybe 5 minutes. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Franksdad76 on Dec 28, 2022

Great vacuum

This is super handy to help keep your tank clean in between deep cleaning and water changes

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KKellar on Oct 27, 2022

Does Not Work

Just received this product and it does not work. Do not purchase this. I am working with Chewy to return. Very disappointing.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars