Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AquaTop Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. AquaTop 2-in-1 Aquarium Scraper Planter 14" to 32"

User Ratings: 62

AquaTop First Impressions

"Works great."

Extremely happy I made the purchase. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. Great product and worth every penny. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there.

  • AquaTop 2-in-1 Aquarium Scraper Planter 14" to 32"
  • Handle Length: 24"
  • Perfect for Nano or Shallow Glass Tanks
  • For Fresh or Saltwater
  • Safe for Glass Aquariums
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaTop Final Thoughts

"It works flawlessly."

Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. A little more tomorrow and the next day and almost all the algae will be gone.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

2. Gulfstream Tropical AGU360A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Large

User Ratings: 72 7

Gulfstream Tropical 49100360 First Impressions

"Still pretty good!"

It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. And I don't often say things like that. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. This is my second purchase of this scraper. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. This scraper is a life saver for me.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU360A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Large
  • Mag float acrylic large
  • This is a revolutionary magnetic aquarium cleaner, unique because it float
  • Its buoyancy makes it easy to operate and is easily guided around corners without sinking
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical 49100360
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical 49100360 Final Thoughts

"Not so with these!"

I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set.

Overall Score
4.4


(123 Points)

3. Tunze Care Magnet Scraper - Strong+ Plus (220.025) Offer a Free Water Quality Record Card, That Help...

Tunze 9707858 First Impressions

"Really strong grip."

Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. I have used it a lot and really like it. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments.

  • Tunze Care Magnet Scraper - Strong+ Plus (220.025) Offer a Free Water Quality Record Card, That Help You to Know Well for Tank Water Quality.
  • For 20 mm (0.8 in.) up to a glass thickness of 25 mm (1 in.).
  • Width 86 mm (3.38 in.), length 140 mm (5.51 in.).
  • Includes a stainless steel blade and two spare plastic blades.
  • Plastic blades & round edges enable smooth transitions & suitable for curved panes.
  • Manufacture: Tunze
  • Item Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tunze 9707858
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tunze 9707858 Final Thoughts

"Waaait for it."

I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better.

Overall Score
5.0


(11 Points)

4. Kent Marine ProScraper II Pad Plastic Replacement Blades (6-Pack)

User Ratings: 86

Kent Marine 100100982 First Impressions

"I would buy again."

So much better than any other ways I have tried. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage.

  • Kent Marine ProScraper II Pad Plastic Replacement Blades (6-Pack)
  • (2 Packages) Kent Marine ProScraper II Pad Plastic Replacement Blades - 3 per Pack/6 Total
  • Will not scratch acrylic or glass like metal blades do
  • Soft enough to reach into and clean out previously scratched glass or acrylic
  • Will clean out algae that naturally grows in such scratches
  • Manufacture: Kent Marine
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 0.2 x 1.5 inches; 0.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine 100100982
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Kent Marine 100100982 Final Thoughts

"You missed a spot!"

I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. So much better than any other ways I have tried. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.9


(8 Points)

5. Genrics Seven Master Aquarium Woody Magnetic Scraper Tool Floating Glass Scraper for Fish Tank

Genrics First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder.

  • Genrics Seven Master Aquarium Woody Magnetic Scraper Tool Floating Glass Scraper for Fish Tank
  • 【Comfortable and Non-slip】This woody Magnetic Scraper is ergonomically designed so it's comfortable to use, user-friendly design makes it easy to hold on when you move it around
  • 【Strong Magnetic Cleaner】 Powerful magnetic sticks tightly on the glass not fall off and controls the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle well
  • 【Two Different Blades】Specially provided two different blades, one is metal and the other is plastic, which can be used to clean the fish tank as quickly and easily as you need
  • 【Float Design】Once take down the external grip, the internal cleaner features floating function, so you never have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the tank and you can retrieve it without getting your hands wet or disturbing any aquatic animals or plants
  • 【For Glass Tank】Seven Master Scraper is only suit for 10-15mm thickness aquarium
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Genrics Final Thoughts

"Worth the money."

It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. This work well at cleaning the glass and is a great price. The first one lasted for several years. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. 12.6” Substrate Spatula Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Tool for Aquatic Plants

Tomato Palace First Impressions

"Just amazing!"

The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank.

  • 12.6” Substrate Spatula Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Tool for Aquatic Plants
  • ✅ [MATERIAL]: Made of premium stainless steel, durable and rustproof;
  • ✅ [SIZE]: 13 inch (32 cm) long;
  • ✅ [ERGONOMIC DESIGN]: It will not hurt the plants cross-section, effectively reducing the plants hurts caused by improper pruning;
  • ✅ [EASY TO USE]: Triangle head is useful to untie intertwined stem plants. Create smooth substrate slopes and terraces;
  • ✅ [WARNING]: Sharp edge, keep away from kids and pets.
  • Manufacture: Li Ke
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tomato Palace
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tomato Palace Final Thoughts

"It is metal, after all."

This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. The first one lasted for several years. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

Overall Score
5.0


(11 Points)

7. HITOP Mini Aquarium Glass Magnetic Cleaning Brush, Algae Scraper for Glass Fish Tank with Extra Repl...

User Ratings: 69 2

HITOP First Impressions

"Very impressed."

I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. If they had an extension that'd be nice.

  • HITOP Mini Aquarium Glass Magnetic Cleaning Brush, Algae Scraper for Glass Fish Tank with Extra Replaced Wiping Pad
  • Powerful magnetic attraction, better absorb ability, just move the outside and this Cleaning Brush will scrub your tank as clean as new.
  • Mini and cute size, 4*4cm/1.6*1.6in, more suitable for small fish tank,also can be used in bowl tanks,with strong magnetic power,the crud and algae can be cleaned easily.
  • Circular design and convenient to hold and operate, more balanced and reasonable for the pressure,clean the dirty crud well and protect the glass meanwhile.
  • Note: As the strong magnetic is heavy, this brush can not float in water,so this brush only suitable for tanks that have a height less than 40in (100CM).
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HITOP
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HITOP Final Thoughts

"Wait for it."

Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better.

Overall Score
4.5


(84 Points)

8. Lefunpets Algae Cleaning Scrapers Aquarium Tank Glass Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner fo...

User Ratings: 58 4

Lefunpets First Impressions

"It is The One!"

This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand.

  • Lefunpets Algae Cleaning Scrapers Aquarium Tank Glass Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner for Small Fish Tank
  • 【Powerful Magnetic Design】-- Designed with the super adsorption force, as you move the outside magnet, the inside magnet follows, hence cleans the glass, and promote the water quality. Also can clean the aquatic plant, algae and gravel without scratching the glass.
  • 【Exquisite Soft Brush】-- Soft clean fabric is not afraid of scratching fish tank, anti-skid edge, a small, light work of art, easy operate.
  • 【Compact Turtle Aquarium Cleaner】-- 2.36 inch compact size, suitable for the thickness of glass within 0.3inch(8mm), can be used to clean the fish tank, and provide fishes a good living environment. Ideal for small glass fish tank, like freshwater saltwater tanks, grass tanks.
  • 【Effectively to Use and Store】-- Effectively clean the algae in the aquarium without fear of soiling the hands. Great small tank cleaner, it is convenient to use and store the brush.
  • 【100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】-- We strive for a 100% satisfaction rating with all of our customers. Provide you with 12 months of 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with a professional solution.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lefunpets
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"Perfect for nano tank!"

Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. I know alot of people feel this is junk. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl.

Overall Score
4.2


(337 Points)

9. KollerCraft TOM Easy Scrape Algae Remover

User Ratings: 63 10

KollerCraft TM1290 First Impressions

"Don't increase the angle."

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. If you wait months, it gets so thick and tough, it's very hard to remove. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. I would not have an aquarium without this. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease.

  • KollerCraft TOM Easy Scrape Algae Remover
  • Cleans unwanted algae from glass or acrylic aquariums; includes two blades
  • ABS plastic blade gently scrapes off most naturally-occurring algae
  • Stainless steel blade removes tough algae -- ideal for glass aquariums
  • Strong no-flex handle with rubber non-slip grip
  • Can be used for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5.5 x 1 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft TM1290
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KollerCraft TM1290 Final Thoughts

"Cleans algae very well."

It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. Great product and worth every penny.

Overall Score
4.2


(14 Points)

10. Geenber Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Kit, Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner & Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1

User Ratings: 53 9

Geenber First Impressions

"For the price—Awesome."

The first one lasted for several years. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. This scraper is a life saver for me. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more.

  • Geenber Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Kit, Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner & Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1
  • Including: 1 pcs Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner & Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1.
  • 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Set: The 5 accessories, a fish net, a scraper, a window sponge, a plant fork and a gravel rake.
  • Magnetic Floating Clean Brush: As you move the outer magnet, the inside magnet follows, hence cleans the glass suitable for use with varying glass thickness. Notice: Made for common glass fish tank (11.8-19.6in). Not for acrylic and low iron glass.
  • Easy and Fast: Non slip griped handle improves the cleaning action, while scratch cleaning pads are highly efficient in removing from glass.
  • Safe Fish Tank Cleaning: Fish tank cleaning tool set are made of ABS plastic, which durable, not easily damaged. This product comes with a 1-year warranty and 100% money-back guarantee.
  • Manufacture: Geenber
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Geenber
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Geenber Final Thoughts

"I rarely use this one."

This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. So much better than any other ways I have tried. One or two passes and glass was spotless.

Overall Score
4.0


(79 Points)

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