Editor's Choice - Our Favorite CNZ Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. CNZ Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner Aquatic Algae Cleaning Magnet

User Ratings: 63 8

CNZ First Impressions

"Great magnetic strength."

My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease.

  • CNZ Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner Aquatic Algae Cleaning Magnet
  • Clean algae and scum off of the inside of your aquarium the easy, fun way!
  • Strong magnetic forces cause the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Just wipe the outside, and the inside is cleaned!
  • Dimensions: 4'' x 2.25'' x 3 (overall)''; great for aquarium tank with glass thickness of less than 15mm that is less than 80 gallon in volume
  • The inside piece floats, so if it becomes separated from the outside piece, it's easy to retrieve.
  • Manufacture: CNZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CNZ Final Thoughts

"I couldn't resist."

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. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. Just a great set of tools for the price.

Overall Score
4.3


(18 Points)

2. Cngstar Aquarium Algae Scraper Double Sided Sponge Brush Long Handle Fish Tank Scrubber for Glass Aq...

User Ratings: 44 22

Cngstar First Impressions

"Love this!"

This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. Since I knew this I am happy with it. And I don't often say things like that. The real bonus is it actually works. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well.

  • Cngstar Aquarium Algae Scraper Double Sided Sponge Brush Long Handle Fish Tank Scrubber for Glass Aquariums and Home Kitchen
  • Material is plastic
  • The total length is 22.5cm, the brush surface is 6.5cm wide, 8cm long, and the error is 1cm.
  • HIGH QUALITY BRUSH:the aquarium brush made of high quality sponge,it could remove the alge quickly and effectively,keep your fish tank inhabitants a clean environment.
  • This fish tank brush is suitable for all kinds of tanks, such as acrylic fish tank, glass fish tank and plastic fish tank, etc.
  • Products include: 1 pc
  • Manufacture: weixi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cngstar
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cngstar Final Thoughts

"Would buy again."

And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote.

Overall Score
3.6


(10 Points)

3. Gulfstream Tropical AGU00259 Mag-Float Mini Glass and Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner

User Ratings: 71 6

Gulfstream Tropical 49100025 First Impressions

"Love this!"

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. This is my second purchase of this scraper. The net of this set is a little small for my uses. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU00259 Mag-Float Mini Glass and Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner
  • Mag float mini glass & acrylic
  • Simply drag the no-scratch, felt-lined handle and inside your aquarium, the scrubber follows, cleaning as it goes
  • Models available for either glass or acrylic aquariums
  • 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 49100025
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical 49100025 Final Thoughts

"Long reach."

This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms. 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. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one.

Overall Score
4.4


(312 Points)

4. Liveek Stainless Steel Algae Scraper, Silver Aquarium Glass Cleaner Tools 25.6 Inches Fish Tank Scra...

User Ratings: 62 4

Liveek First Impressions

"I rarely use this one."

The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. This is my second purchase of this scraper. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean.

  • Liveek Stainless Steel Algae Scraper, Silver Aquarium Glass Cleaner Tools 25.6 Inches Fish Tank Scraper Cleaner Handheld Scraper for Aquarium Tank (Silver)
  • 【Three Sections Non-slip Handle】: Aquarium glass cleaner tools total length is 25.6 inches, three lengths could free combination, each handle using non-slip handle design; suitable for different sizes of fish tanks.
  • 【Hollow Scrape Head】: Fish tank scraper cleaner using upgraded design, hollow scrape head for reduce the resistance and more lightweight, use it more easily at a long time.
  • 【Full 304 Stainless Steel】: Algae scraper are made of high quality 304 stainless steel, 100% anti-rust and anti-corrosion, never fade. The scraper blade is made of top alloy, sharp but not harm the glass.
  • 【2.5 Inches Wider Blade Head】: Stainless steel algae scraper blade wide is 2.5in/6.3cm, wider than others. Package includes 10pcs free replacement blades, and no need any tools, just use hand for a change, convenient and easy.
  • 【Please Note】: Because the product is a mini size part, children under the age of three are not suitable for use
  • Manufacture: Liveek
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Liveek
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Liveek Final Thoughts

"Waaait for it."

5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. Don't bother with the other brands. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite.

Overall Score
4.3


(84 Points)

5. Fluval EDGE Algae Magnet

User Ratings: 49 13

Fluval 11024 First Impressions

"Very impressed."

It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. So much better than any other ways I have tried. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better.

  • Fluval EDGE Algae Magnet
  • Powerful magnet makes algae scrubbing easy
  • Slim design for hard-to-reach areas
  • Large internal scrubbing pad for easy cleaning
  • Complete with retrieval string
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1.75 x 2.75 inches; 2.56 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11024
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval 11024 Final Thoughts

"I couldn't resist."

The real bonus is it actually works. Since I knew this I am happy with it. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic.

Overall Score
3.8


(168 Points)

6. Aihotim Double-Sided Aquarium Fish Tank Sponge Cleaning Brush, Algae Cleaning Brush with Non-Slip Ha...

User Ratings: 63

Aihotim First Impressions

"It will last much longer."

When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. One or two passes and glass was spotless. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well.

  • Aihotim Double-Sided Aquarium Fish Tank Sponge Cleaning Brush, Algae Cleaning Brush with Non-Slip Handle, Aquarium Cleaning Sponge, Sponge Scrubber Cleaner for Glass Aquariums
  • 【Double-Sided Brush Head】- This fish tank cleaning brush made of high-end sponge, which remove the alge quickly and effectively, keep your fish tank clean and let your lovely fishes enjoy a healthier life.
  • 【Non-slip Handle】- Crafted with superior plastic, long enough to reach the walls and bottom of 20-50 gallon tanks without getting your sleeves wet, fish tank brush allows you to easily hold it and use it.
  • 【Save Your Time】- This fish tank cleaning sponge can efficiently cleans your fish tank without scratching the walls.this algae scraper brush suitable for glass fish tank, a great assistant tool for your aquariums.
  • 【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.
  • 【Widely Application】- This fish tank brush is suitable for all kinds of tanks, such as acrylic fish tank, glass fish tank and plastic fish tank, etc.
  • Manufacture: Aihotim
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.7 x 4.3 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aihotim
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aihotim Final Thoughts

"Scarper side is great."

I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(13 Points)

7. Carefree Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Glass Tank and Acrylic Tank Cleaner(2...

User Ratings: 68 4

Carefree Fish Mini First Impressions

"Highly recommended."

Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. Everything is easy to put together and use. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean.

  • Carefree Fish Mini Algae Scrapers Super Magnetic Brush,Small Glass Tank and Acrylic Tank Cleaner(2 Special Models,Choose According to The Type of Fish Tank)
  • ❤Unrestricted fish tank:Soft and clean cloth let the fish tank from scratches, used in aquarium glass tank,not suitable for acrylic fish tank.for non-glass fish tank, please buy our acrylic special mini magnetic brush
  • ❤Strong magnetic: the use of neodymium magnet, super adsorption force, a magic weapon that keeps seaweed from leaving a trace, an excellent cleaner
  • ❤Mini size: small and arched fish tanks are also suitable, it can bypass the square corners. When it's washing, no corner is missed
  • ❤Exquisite design:anti-skid edge, a small, light work of art, easy for the holder to carry
  • ❤Friendly to fish: the magnet of the scrubber has a certain effect on water. It can improve water quality, giving the fish a better living environment
  • Manufacture: Carefree Fish
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carefree Fish Mini
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Carefree Fish Mini Final Thoughts

"My tank is finally clean!"

I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. 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.

Overall Score
4.4


(736 Points)

8. Neyouke Floating Strong Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner Brush with 2 Aqu...

User Ratings: 53

Neyouke First Impressions

"You missed a spot!"

But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. This scraper is a life saver for me.

  • Neyouke Floating Strong Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner Brush with 2 Aquarium Algae Scrapers
  • {Strong magnetic} forces cause the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Just wipe the outside, and the inside is cleaned!
  • {Easy Use}Clean algae and scum off of the inside of your aquarium the easy, fun way!
  • {Floating Brushes}The inside piece floats, so if it becomes separated from the outside piece, it's easy to retrieve.Simply drag the no-scratch, felt-lined handle and inside your aquarium, the scrubber follows, cleaning as it goes
  • {IMPORTANT}: Made for common glass fish tank. Not for acrylic and low iron glass. Please choose the size by the thickness of your fish tank glass.THE LARGER,TEH STRONGER TEH MAGNET.
  • {Upgrade design}The upgraded Soft handle is streamlined, anti-slippery, comfortable, labor-saving and time saving. With 2 pcs Aquarium Algae Scrapers,it will help to replace the scraper and clean the
  • Manufacture: Neyouke
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neyouke
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Neyouke Final Thoughts

"Absolutely."

It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! Just a great set of tools for the price.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

9. Sungrow Aquarium Glass scrubber, Long Handheld Tool Reduces Scrubbing Time to Half, Keep Hands Dry, ...

User Ratings: 87 4

SunGrow First Impressions

"I got the small."

It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. 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. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is.

  • Sungrow Aquarium Glass scrubber, Long Handheld Tool Reduces Scrubbing Time to Half, Keep Hands Dry, Removes Thickest Residue, Frequent Tank Maintenance
  • ✔ REMOVES EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN SPOTS --- The unique design of this fish tank scrubber will remove all the dirt and debris. Even if you have been neglecting to clear the kelp, this metal scrubber will give your tank a fast makeover, leaving it clear.
  • ✔ STAINLESS STEEL HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION --- The glass surface scrubber is made out of stainless steel. Use this dirt remover for years to come. To protect your fingers from any untoward incident, it comes with a plastic cover. The best part is that it breaks down for easy storing. This is a very good alternative than magnetic scrubbers and scouring pads.
  • ✔ TWO BONUS HANDLES INCLUDED FOR EXTRA LENGTH --- Easily screw on the two additional pieces to lengthen the handle, at maximum length, it measures 25.5 inches. This handle will save your entire arm from getting wet next time you clear the mess from your tank. The extended arm makes scrubbing any deep tank easy. So make your life easier and say GOODBYE to standing on a chair or ladder and scrubbing the tank for hours.
  • ✔ SUITABLE ONLY FOR GLASS AQUARIUMS --- Simply remove all the unwanted dirt, leaving the glass pristine. Just hold it firm and go slow. Do not use our product on the acrylic tank as the scraper might scratch it.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"This works great."

Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. I like that the length is adjustable, too. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. Great product and worth every penny. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me.

Overall Score
4.8


(35 Points)

10. Lee's Pet Products ALE12008 Xl Fine Acrylic Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium

User Ratings: 93

Lee's Pet Products 12008 First Impressions

"Don't increase the angle."

I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. And I don't often say things like that. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment.

  • Lee's Pet Products ALE12008 Xl Fine Acrylic Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium
  • Lees scrubber pad xl fine acrylic
  • Heavy duty, long lasting scrubber for large cleaning jobs For acrylic/white
  • Packaging cardboard sleeve with hanger tab
  • 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 12008
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's Pet Products 12008 Final Thoughts

"They work really well."

And I don't often say things like that. I have bigger fish and the net is for smaller. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water.

Overall Score
4.9


(17 Points)

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