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. Piranha Float PLUS

User Ratings: 82

Algae Free First Impressions

"Will buy again!"

It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. I don't have that worry with this scraper. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean.

  • Piranha Float PLUS
  • Strong, high-quality neodymium rare earth magnets
  • Replaceable scraper blades for glass and Acrylic aquariums
  • Acrylic-safe inner scrubbing pads make it ultra safe to use on acrylic aquariums
  • Floating interior magnet assembly
  • Manufacture: Algae Free
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Algae Free
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Algae Free Final Thoughts

"I'm amazed."

Guess how I learned that mistake lol. I know alot of people feel this is junk. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. Everything is easy to put together and use. The first one lasted for several years. Just a great set of tools for the price.

Overall Score
4.6


(30 Points)

3. Mag-Float-30 Small Glass Aquarium Cleaner (w/Scraper Option)

User Ratings: 79 2

Mag-Float First Impressions

"Lots of spare blades."

Great product and worth every penny. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. Everything is easy to put together and use. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank.

  • Mag-Float-30 Small Glass Aquarium Cleaner (w/Scraper Option)
  • Recommended for use with glass aquariums up to 30 gallons with a surface thickness up to 3/16”.
  • Features scraper attachment option (Scraper Blade sold separately).
  • Product dimensions: (2 3/8” x 1 3/8” x 1”).
  • The Mag-Float floats when the inner magnet separates from the outer magnet.
  • Magnet does not lose strength over time
  • Manufacture: Mag-Float
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mag-Float
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Mag-Float Final Thoughts

"I'm not using the blade."

I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it.

Overall Score
4.7


(227 Points)

4. IDS Home 5-in-1 Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Set, Aquarium Cleaning Kit Functional Five Cleaning Tools F...

User Ratings: 50 8

IDS Home First Impressions

"Lots of spare blades."

It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. Extremely happy I made the purchase. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean.

  • IDS Home 5-in-1 Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Set, Aquarium Cleaning Kit Functional Five Cleaning Tools Fish Net + Rake + Scraper + Fork + Sponge
  • Fish tank cleaning tool kit: a fish net, an algae scraper, a window sponge, a plant fork and a gravel rake harrow
  • Perfect for cleaning aquariums and fish tanks, easy aquarium maintenance without wetting your hands
  • Great for removing the dirty things from the bottom of your tank effectively
  • 5 in 1 multi-function aquarium cleaning tools kit with durable ABS plastic material
  • This item is NOT extension type
  • Manufacture: IDS Home
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IDS Home
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

IDS Home Final Thoughts

"It is small and compact."

Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! This is my second purchase of this scraper. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. The real bonus is it actually works. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote.

Overall Score
3.9


(292 Points)

5. Sera Glass Clear Large Aquarium Algae Scrapers

User Ratings: 64 4

Sera 8849 First Impressions

"Would buy again."

This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though.

  • Sera Glass Clear Large Aquarium Algae Scrapers
  • These magnets make cleaning the Aquarium glass easy
  • Magnetic glass cleaner
  • For freshwater and marine aquariums
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 1.23 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.56 x 5.71 x 7.48 inches; 1.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8849
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sera 8849 Final Thoughts

"Works very well."

This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. I have used it a lot and really like it. A little more tomorrow and the next day and almost all the algae will be gone. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal.

Overall Score
4.4


(84 Points)

6. GULFSTREAM TROPICAL AQUAR Mag-Float Scrape Replacement Scrapers for The Large+

User Ratings: 80 3

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float First Impressions

"A must-have."

This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. 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. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank.

  • GULFSTREAM TROPICAL AQUAR Mag-Float Scrape Replacement Scrapers for The Large+
  • Gulfstream tropical mag float replacement scraper
  • Contains two stainless steel replacement scrapers
  • For use on glass aquariums only
  • Manufacture: Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 9 inches; 0.63 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float Final Thoughts

"I'm not using the blade."

It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium. I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. Since I knew this I am happy with it. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed.

Overall Score
4.6


(91 Points)

7. CROWNY Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Aquarium Cleanin...

User Ratings: 85

CROWNY First Impressions

"Really strong grip."

I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. I like that the length is adjustable, too. My husband has even tried to remove it. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. Don't bother with the other brands. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal.

  • CROWNY Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Tool
  • 【Product Size】--Mini(1.6*1.8inch)/Medium(2*2.2inch)/Large(2.1*2.5inch), Suitable for glass thickness of 0.3inch (8mm) 、0.3inch (8mm) and 0.4inch (10mm).
  • 【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.It’s also extremely durable, so it will last a long time.
  • 【Scope of application】--Ideal for small glass fish tank, like freshwater saltwater tanks, grass tanks.According to different models, mini (fish tank within 50cm) / Medium (40-80cm) / Large (60-120cm).
  • 【GUARANTEE】-- Our product give the strict assurance of the quality. If there is any quality problem with our products, you can choose replacement or full refund.
  • Manufacture: CROWNY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CROWNY
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CROWNY Final Thoughts

"It will last much longer."

But this simple tool does the job with no chemicals. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. The first one lasted for several years. Don't bother with the other brands. I have used it a lot and really like it.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

8. CROWNY Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Aquarium Cleanin...

User Ratings: 56 22

CROWNY First Impressions

"Best algae scraper ever!"

Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. Great product and worth every penny. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface.

  • CROWNY Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Tool
  • 【Product Size】--Mini(1.6*1.8inch)/Medium(2*2.2inch)/Large(2.1*2.5inch), Suitable for glass thickness of 0.3inch (8mm) 、0.3inch (8mm) and 0.4inch (10mm).
  • 【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.It’s also extremely durable, so it will last a long time.
  • 【Scope of application】--Ideal for small glass fish tank, like freshwater saltwater tanks, grass tanks.According to different models, mini (fish tank within 50cm) / Medium (40-80cm) / Large (60-120cm).
  • 【GUARANTEE】-- Our product give the strict assurance of the quality. If there is any quality problem with our products, you can choose replacement or full refund.
  • Manufacture: CROWNY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CROWNY
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CROWNY Final Thoughts

"Love this!"

If they had an extension that'd be nice. I used a scrubber with little result. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. That has an impact on how well this brush works. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! If they had an extension that'd be nice.

Overall Score
3.5


(5 Points)

9. JOR Scrub Pads, Cleans Tank from Nooks and Crannies Easily, Saves Time, Creates A Sparkling Clear Aq...

User Ratings: 50 50

JOR First Impressions

"Would buy again."

I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass.

  • JOR Scrub Pads, Cleans Tank from Nooks and Crannies Easily, Saves Time, Creates A Sparkling Clear Aquarium, Long-Lasting Pads, 3 pcs/Pack
  • ✔ SAVE TIME & CLEAN AQUARIUM INSTANTLY --- As this reliable scrub pad by SunGrow can do the job so easily, you don’t need to spend a long time vigorously scrubbing your aquarium walls. Make use of your valuable time enjoying as you gaze to your sparkling clear aquarium.
  • ✔ REMOVES EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN RESIDUE ON AQUARIUM’S SURFACE --- The 3 Scrub Pads by JOR gives the user handheld control to deal with not only the most reachable scum on the surface but more importantly it clears even those that are found in the nooks and crannies of the aquarium.
  • ✔ LONG-LASTING, DURABLE SCRUB PADS --- This sturdy Scrub Pads comes in the set of 3 and made from coarse-woven fiber making it last a little longer than the usual scrubbers available.
  • ✔ DIRECTIONS FOR USE --- Before initiating, remove fish and other pets from the aquarium and then rinse pad under running water. Continue scrubbing till you find your tank spotless. Do a water change before adding your fish back again. Do not use these pads with extreme pressure and never use them on any dry surface to avoid scratches.
  • ✔ WHILE YOU SCRUB YOUR AQUATIC SPECIES WILL BE AT PEACE --- The tank scrub pads are made from fiber material. The coarse fiber weaving calls for effortless removal even for the toughest scum. Stay assured that it will not pose any effect to your living inhabitants of your aquarium.
  • Manufacture: JOR
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JOR
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JOR Final Thoughts

"Wait for it."

The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. I like that the length is adjustable, too. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

10. 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Landscaping Cleaning Tool Set Aquarium Tools Kit Algae Scraper, Fish N...

User Ratings: 38

Naivedream First Impressions

"For me that is a risk."

I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

  • 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaning Kit Landscaping Cleaning Tool Set Aquarium Tools Kit Algae Scraper, Fish Net, Sponge, Plant Fork, Gravel Rake Multi-Function Pet Supplies for Deep Medium Small Fish Tank
  • ♥ Superior Material:♥ High-quality ABS plastic material,durable & anti-rust, if you want to keep them in top condition, please dry them after each use
  • ♥ Product Highlights:♥ Keep your hands dry and tank free from contamination,it's easy to use, no harm to fish,and it can perform general aquarium maintenance easily
  • ♥ Multifunctional Items:♥ The sponge brush can clean the tank glass and it can rotate 360 degrees,the aquarium net can be used to clean up some floating objects in the fish tank
  • ♥ Package Included:♥ Algae scraper * 1, fish net * 1, sponge brush * 1, aquarium plant fork * 1, gravel rake * 1,and the handle lever is 48.5cm/19.1"
  • ♥ Search Phrases:♥ Fish tank tools, aquarium aquascaping tools,fish tank cleaning kit,pet fish supplies,landscaping cleaning tool,aquatic plant pruning tools
  • Manufacture: Naivedream
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Naivedream
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Naivedream Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock.

Overall Score
3.8


(3 Points)

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