Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Aqueon Algae Cleaning Magnet

User Ratings: 74 2

Aqueon 100106170 First Impressions

"Lots of spare blades."

It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. Don't bother with the other brands. The net of this set is a little small for my uses. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease.

  • Aqueon Algae Cleaning Magnet
  • Remove unsightly algae from aquarium walls
  • Magnet makes it easy to clean the inside of the aquariums from the outside
  • Weighted scrubber will not float away!
  • Scrubber falls straight down if separated from magnet for easy retrieval
  • Both a glass and acrylic scrubber pad included
  • Ideal for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 20 gallons or 1/4" thickness
  • Remove unsightly algae from aquarium walls
  • Magnet makes it easy to clean the inside of the aquariums from the outside
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 7.5 x 2.5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106170
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106170 Final Thoughts

"My back thanks you."

The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. If you are too close to the top water will splash. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF.

Overall Score
4.6


(4459 Points)

2. capetsma Algae Scrapers Magnetic Brush Aquarium Glass Cleaner Scrubber Cleaning Kit for Acrylic and ...

User Ratings: 63 6

capetsma First Impressions

"No flimsy garbage."

I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time. Great product and worth every penny. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet.

  • capetsma Algae Scrapers Magnetic Brush Aquarium Glass Cleaner Scrubber Cleaning Kit for Acrylic and Glass Fish Tanks, Mini-Size, Strong magnetizing, No-Scratch
  • Effective Algae Scrapers in Small Fish Tank: This Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner helps to clean the aquarium glass effectively and thoroughly, maintains a clear and healthy underwater world in your tank.
  • Mini-sized cute design and convenient storage: 1.6*1.6in, It’s easy to grisp the cute round outside handle when you are cleaning aquarium, when it is not working, just let it stay on your tank, it can be a little decoration, also you do not need to find a place to store it and find everywhere next time you need to clean your tank.
  • Soft clean fabric + Strong magnet : Powerful magnet keeps the scrubber side to move along with the outside handle, scrape off the algae without damaging the glass. Excellent algae cleaner helps your fish tank from scratches .
  • Simple and Durable : Integrated injection molding case prevent the magnets from rusting, extremely durable, it will not demagnetize for 3 years. Also, you don’t need to worry about getting sand or substrate stuck in the fibers and scratching the glass while you clean.
  • 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), compact and ideal aquarium brush for small glass (Acrylic) tank. ( Recommended for tanks up to 40 gallons)
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.6 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

capetsma Final Thoughts

"Lots of spare blades."

It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. The first one lasted for several years. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder.

Overall Score
4.2


(58 Points)

3. JZMYXA Aquarium Cleaning Tools Kit 5 in 1 Function for Long Deep Fish Tank, Adjustable Length Rod, I...

JZMYXA First Impressions

"Over all very good."

Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. You don't need a lot of force, just patience.

  • JZMYXA Aquarium Cleaning Tools Kit 5 in 1 Function for Long Deep Fish Tank, Adjustable Length Rod, Including Algae Scrape, Cleaning Sponge, 3.9" Small Fishnet, Gravel Rake, Plant Fork
  • in 1 Function, adjustable length rod. Rod adjustable length 21 to 31.4 inches.
  • Fish tank tools kit, Including 1 algae scrape, 1 cleaning Sponge, 1 piece 3.9" small fishnet,1 gravel rake, 1 plant Fork, 1 connector, 2 rods and handle.
  • Algae scrape made of 430 steel, have certain anti-rust ability, but it should be cleaned after use. Other accessories made of ABS plastic.
  • Fit for salt water & fresh water. But the algae scrape should be cleaned after use.
  • Keep your hands dry and clean with this multi-function aquarium cleaning tools kit.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
  • Product Dimensions: 16.54 x 3.94 x 0.98 inches; 6.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JZMYXA
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"Small but mighty!"

If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. That has an impact on how well this brush works. This tool was perfect for cleaning everything up. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. lychee Mini Magnetic Algae Scraper Fish Tank Glass Scrubber, Aquarium Cleaning Brush

User Ratings: 54 17

lychee WH-02W First Impressions

"Great price too."

My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. If they had an extension that'd be nice. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean.

  • lychee Mini Magnetic Algae Scraper Fish Tank Glass Scrubber, Aquarium Cleaning Brush
  • [DELICATE MINI BRUSH]: Simple but delicate, designed with anti-skid edge, helping to clean the algae tank with less effort, providing a great environment for fish or other aquatic pets.
  • [STRONG MAGNETIC Force]: Super magnet suitable for glass thickness between 0.1 to 0.2 inches, compact and ideal for round or square tanks.
  • [COMPREHENSIVE CLEANING]: With the magnetic brush, it’s convenient to comprehensively clean both inside and outside of the algae tank without getting your arm into the water.
  • [INSIDE & OUTSIDE]: Wear-resistant scrubbing pad for inside tank to scrape algae, dirt, moss, etc; soft pad for cleaning the outside tank to avoid scratches
  • [HIGH QUALITY & Durable]: With advanced injection tech and high quality plastic, the scraper is made one-piece, so no need to worry that water gets into it.
  • Manufacture: Lychee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The lychee WH-02W
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

lychee WH-02W Final Thoughts

"Will buy again!"

I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. Great product and worth every penny. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully.

Overall Score
3.9


(12 Points)

5. Kent Marine AKM00982 3-Pack Algae Plastic Blade

User Ratings: 81

Kent Marine 158361 First Impressions

"Very impressed."

If you wait months, it gets so thick and tough, it's very hard to remove. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long.

  • Kent Marine AKM00982 3-Pack Algae Plastic Blade
  • 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: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine 158361
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Kent Marine 158361 Final Thoughts

"Just amazing!"

If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. I would not have an aquarium without this. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. The first one lasted for several years. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass.

Overall Score
4.8


(4 Points)

6. JW Pet Company 22-Inch Aquarium Algae Scraper

User Ratings: 59 14

JW Pet 21262 First Impressions

"This works great."

But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. I know alot of people feel this is junk.

  • JW Pet Company 22-Inch Aquarium Algae Scraper
  • Quick and easy Removes algae cleans surface
  • Rubber non-slip grip strong no-flex handle
  • Curved design for easier cleaning extra long handle keeps hands dry
  • For glass aquariums
  • Manufacture: JW Pet Company
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 23.5 x 1.5 inches; 4.64 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JW Pet 21262
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JW Pet 21262 Final Thoughts

"Recommended!"

It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. I don't have that worry with this scraper.

Overall Score
3.9


(14 Points)

7. Zerodis Magnetic Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Floating Aquarium Magnet Cleaning Brush Equipment Algae Scr...

User Ratings: 51 49

Zerodis First Impressions

"Overall a great scraper."

It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. The first one lasted for several years. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. You don't need a lot of force, just patience.

  • Zerodis Magnetic Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Floating Aquarium Magnet Cleaning Brush Equipment Algae Scraper Gravel Cleaner Kits
  • 【Convenient to Use】 Put the flat part into the aquarium tank, put the other part outside of the tank and they can be adsorbed together. Move the outside piece and the inside one will move likewise, thus, you can clean inside and outside of the aquarium tank at the same time
  • 【Strong Magnetic】The magnet is strong enough as to stay attached even when you have non-standard type tanks, and can prevent wetting hands when trying to retrieve the submerged part
  • 【Floating Design】Magnetic brush scraper can be used interchangeably, one tool for two usages. The internal floating avoids the brush(the part in tank) sinking in the bottom of aquarium and makes it convenient to take it out of the tank
  • 【Different Sizes】The cleaning brushes come in different sizes and can be selected according to the size of your fish tank.
  • 【All Kinds of Tank Clean】The glass aquarium is equipped with a stainless steel brush head, and the acrylic fish tank is equipped with a plastic brush head to protect the fish tank. Which is suitable for all kinds of tank
  • Manufacture: Zerodis
  • Product Dimensions: 3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94 inches; 7.51 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zerodis
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Zerodis Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

8. Lee's Pet Products ALE12005 Coarse Glass Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium

User Ratings: 78 13

Lee's Pet Products 12005 First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. The first one lasted for several years. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. I have used it a lot and really like it. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product!

  • Lee's Pet Products ALE12005 Coarse Glass Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium
  • Lees scrubber pad coarse glass
  • The super-size scrubber pad is a heavy-duty, long lasting aquarium cleaning tool
  • Designed for large cleaning jobs
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lee's Pet Products 12005
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's Pet Products 12005 Final Thoughts

"Wait for it."

This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms. If they had an extension that'd be nice. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly.

Overall Score
4.4


(22 Points)

9. UEETEK Aluminum Alloy Algae Scraper Cleaner Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aquarium Fish Re...

UEETEK First Impressions

"They are the best."

I know alot of people feel this is junk. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. The first one lasted for several years. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back.

  • UEETEK Aluminum Alloy Algae Scraper Cleaner Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aquarium Fish Reef Plant Glass Tank
  • Glass friendly: The sharp blade won't scratch your precious glass tank even if you try to.
  • Strong and light weight: Aluminum Magnesium Alloy long handle and high strength engineering plastic for the head makes it strong and light weight, very handy to use.
  • Adjustable length: You are free to adjust the length as you want. Quick and easy to assemble.
  • Small brush: Helps to clean corners and backgrounds of your tank. Brush angle adjustable in 3 directions by hand.
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches; 7.83 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UEETEK Final Thoughts

"I like it."

Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. I would not have an aquarium without this. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. And I don't often say things like that.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. hygger 6-in-1 Cleaning Tools Spring Version Replacements Kit (2 Flat Sponges, Angle Sponge, Razor Sc...

User Ratings: 64

hygger First Impressions

"Waaait for it."

Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! I used a scrubber with little result.

  • hygger 6-in-1 Cleaning Tools Spring Version Replacements Kit (2 Flat Sponges, Angle Sponge, Razor Scraper)
  • Hygger 6-in-1 cleaning tools replacement kit -- spring version, only applies to new spring version cleaning tools since October 2019
  • This replacement set includes 2 flat sponges, 1 angle sponge and 1 scraper blade
  • Quick and easy to install in just few seconds
  • NOTE: this replacement set is in spring version head (Order since October 2019). The original version swivel head will not fit (order from February 2019 to September 2019).
  • Flat Sponge
  • Razor Blade
  • Right Angle Sponge
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"Lots of spare blades."

This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you.

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

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