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 [star rating='4.7']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

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

[star rating="4.6"]
(4459 Points)

2. Seachem Algae Scraper Replacement Cartridge

User Ratings: 56 24

Seachem 3211 First Impressions

"Good value for the money."

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. 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. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more.

  • Seachem Algae Scraper Replacement Cartridge
  • Country Of Origin : Italy
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 4 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 8 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 9 Inches
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Included components: blade and pad attachments
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 3.31 x 0.67 x 3.15 inches; 0.71 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 3211
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='2.9']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='2.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Seachem 3211 Final Thoughts

"Magnet is strong."

Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(7 Points)

3. OUTTEEY Aquarium Algae Scraper Double Sided Sponge Brush Cleaner Long Handle Fish Tank Scrubber

User Ratings: 48

OUTTEEY First Impressions

"Glad I bought this thing."

This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. Since I knew this I am happy with it. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. Small and inconspicuous in the tank.

  • OUTTEEY Aquarium Algae Scraper Double Sided Sponge Brush Cleaner Long Handle Fish Tank Scrubber
  • HIGH QUALITY - Made of high-end sponge, it could remove the alge quickly and effectively,keep your fish tank inhabitants a clean environment.
  • NON SLIP HANDLE - The brush handle made of premium plastic, sturdy and durable, long enough, OUTTEEY fish tank brush allows you to easily hold it and use it.
  • EASY TO STORE - With a hole on the end of the handle, enables you to hang it on the wall after using, keep the brush head dry and use for long time.
  • PERFECT APPLICATION - This algae scraper brush suitable for glass fish tank, a great assistant tool for your aquariums, powerful cleaning effect.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES - 1 x aquarium cleaning brush blue
  • Manufacture: OUTTEEY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OUTTEEY
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

OUTTEEY Final Thoughts

"Such an awesome set."

Don't bother with the other brands. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. Just a great set of tools for the price. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(8 Points)

4. Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium - 6 Total (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package...

User Ratings: 76

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154 First Impressions

"A must-have."

I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. 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. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder.

  • Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium - 6 Total (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package)
  • Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium
  • 6 Total Blades (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package)
  • Attaches To The Small And Medium Mag-float
  • Manufacture: Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 0.4 inches; 3.21 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154 Final Thoughts

"Lots of spare blades."

Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(16 Points)

5. AlgaeFree Tigershark Plus Floating Aquarium Cleaner Magnet

User Ratings: 54 19

Algae Free Llc 94922656711 First Impressions

"6G Betta tank."

Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. It's an aquascape aquarium by the way. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium.

  • AlgaeFree Tigershark Plus Floating Aquarium Cleaner Magnet
  • The Tiger Shark Float will make algae cleaning quick and easy
  • Beautiful wood grain finish
  • Can be used on all glass aquariums
  • The Tiger Shark Float will make algae cleaning quick and easy
  • Beautiful wood grain finish
  • Can be used on all glass aquariums
  • The Tiger Shark Float will make algae cleaning quick and easy
  • Beautiful wood grain finish
  • Manufacture: algogo 971428210
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.8 x 3 inches; 1.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Algae Free Llc 94922656711
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Algae Free Llc 94922656711 Final Thoughts

"Worth its weight in gold!"

It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. Just a great set of tools for the price. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. I used a scrubber with little result. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(12 Points)

6. Biocube Algae Cleaning Magnet

User Ratings: 61 9

Coralife (Energy Savers) Biocube Algae Cleaning Magnet First Impressions

"I'm not using the blade."

Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is.

  • Biocube Algae Cleaning Magnet
  • New
  • Manufacture: CORALIFE (ENERGY SAVERS)
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.1 x 7.6 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife (Energy Savers) Biocube Algae Cleaning Magnet
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.9']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Coralife (Energy Savers) Biocube Algae Cleaning Magnet Final Thoughts

"I will say this was 2-2."

I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. If they had an extension that'd be nice. If you are too close to the top water will splash. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(220 Points)

7. Tunze Care Magnet Nano for Up-to 3/8" Glass

User Ratings: 74 5

Tunze 0220.010 First Impressions

"I'm not using the blade."

It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time.

  • Tunze Care Magnet Nano for Up-to 3/8" Glass
  • Patented design
  • Replaceable blades
  • Made in Germany
  • Manufacture: Tunze USA LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.77 x 1.1 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tunze 0220.010
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Tunze 0220.010 Final Thoughts

"For the price—Awesome."

This tool was perfect for cleaning everything up. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(247 Points)

8. NOPNOG Aquarium Tank Clean Set, Fish Net, Gravel Rake, Algae Scraper, Fork, Sponge Brush, Plastic, A...

User Ratings: 48 4

NOPNOG First Impressions

"Small but mighty!"

5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. Don't bother with the other brands. One or two passes and glass was spotless. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal.

  • NOPNOG Aquarium Tank Clean Set, Fish Net, Gravel Rake, Algae Scraper, Fork, Sponge Brush, Plastic, Aquarium Accessories
  • Easy to install and use, Easy aquarium maintenance without wetting your hands
  • Assemble the handle and accessory holder to the rod, now you can choose which accessory
  • Remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively
  • You want to fit to the accessory holder, these are easily interchangeable
  • The 5 accessories, a fish net,an algae scraper, a window sponge,a plant fork and a gravel rake
  • Manufacture: NOPNOG
  • Item Weight: 6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NOPNOG
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.4']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

NOPNOG Final Thoughts

"I like it."

But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. And I don't often say things like that. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(36 Points)

9. Gulfstream Tropical AGU130A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Medium

User Ratings: 72 3

Gulfstream Tropical 909032 First Impressions

"5 gallon Betta aquarium."

So much better than any other ways I have tried. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. Everything is easy to put together and use. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU130A Mag-Float Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner, Medium
  • Mag float acrylic medium
  • 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 909032
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.9']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Gulfstream Tropical 909032 Final Thoughts

"Does its job."

This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(198 Points)

10. LINGSFIRE Fish Tank Clean Set 5 in 1 Aquarium Glass Tank Cleaning Kit Fish Adjustable 54-80cm(21-32i...

User Ratings: 59 15

LINGSFIRE First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. This scraper is a life saver for me. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. My husband has even tried to remove it.

  • LINGSFIRE Fish Tank Clean Set 5 in 1 Aquarium Glass Tank Cleaning Kit Fish Adjustable 54-80cm(21-32in) Tool Set with Fish Net Sponge Brush Cleaner Plant Fork Algae Scraper Gravel Rake
  • 【5 in 1 Cleaning Kit】Fish tank cleaning kit includs fish net, sponge brush cleaner, plant fork, algae scraper and gravel rake. One invest, get a whole set for your daily fish tank cleaning without wetting your hands.
  • 【Adjustable Length】With extendable rod(41cm/16in) and special designed telescopic buckle, the holder of the aquarium glass tank cleaning kit can be freely assembled into 54-80cm(21-32in) length, fit for most household aquariums of different depths.
  • 【Versatile Aquarium Clean Set】The handle can be attached to all 5 heads. The fish net/plant fork can be directky insert with the rod, and the algae scraper/sponge brush/ gravel rakeeasy can be easily assembled with a connector, easy to operate, which is flexible for you to choose what you need, satisfy your various requirements.
  • 【High-quality Tank Cleaning Tool】This cleaning kit are made of strong and durable ABS plastic, environment-friendly, provides your fishes a safe environment, no need to worry about the dirty debris in your fish tank.
  • 【Suitable for】Cleaning and removing dirty debris from your tank and aquarium, perfect for cleaning aquariums or fish tanks, an ideal for fish shops and fish lovers.
  • Manufacture: LINGSFIRE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LINGSFIRE
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

LINGSFIRE Final Thoughts

"Worth the money."

This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(22 Points)

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