Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Eheim PowerCleaner Battery Operated Algae Scraper

User Ratings: 29 16

Eheim 57135022 First Impressions

"Absolutely."

Guess how I learned that mistake lol. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums.

  • Eheim PowerCleaner Battery Operated Algae Scraper
  • 2 x AA Batteries Included, Unusually clean results, Easy handling, Fully submersible and extendable Provides a wide usage area for extremely easy cleaning.
  • The blade can be kept in working order with the blade protector.
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 2.37 x 6.1 x 17.83 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 57135022
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Eheim 57135022 Final Thoughts

"Worth its weight in gold!"

Extremely happy I made the purchase. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. Just a great set of tools for the price. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable.

Overall Score
3.5


(12 Points)

2. Norgail Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Magnet Fish Tank Cleaner with Scraper Floating Cl...

User Ratings: 62 5

Norgail Aquarium Glass Cleaner Orange First Impressions

"Absolutely."

Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. If you wait months, it gets so thick and tough, it's very hard to remove. That has an impact on how well this brush works. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools.

  • Norgail Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cleaner, Magnet Fish Tank Cleaner with Scraper Floating Clean Brush (3 Sets Replacement Stainless Steel and Plastic Blades Included)
  • No more worrying about cleaning your aquarium tank, our magnetic glass cleaner will help cleaning your tank with minimum effort while keeping your hands clean
  • This fish tank cleaning brush works for 0.55" - 0.79"(14mm - 20mm) thick glass, strong enough magnet to make sure efficetive cleaning without scratching your tank
  • Magnetic aquarium cleaner comes with Extra stainless steel scraping blade(the original set is made of metal) and plastic scraping blade for glass aquariums, they are easy to replace blades are safe to use for salt and freshwater fish tanks
  • Grip portion of our aquarium magnetic algae scraper features an ergonomic design which allows comfortable holding and efficient cleaning, The low profile handle has ample of room to fit almost every adult’s hand
  • Revolutionary design of the fish tank magnet cleaner will never sink, thus keeping your hands clean; When the magnets separate, the inside scrubbing portion will float to the surface, avoiding sand and substrate from getting into the scrubbing pad
  • Manufacture: Norgail
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Norgail Aquarium Glass Cleaner Orange
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Norgail Aquarium Glass Cleaner Orange Final Thoughts

"Not so with these!"

Just a great set of tools for the price. Overall this was a very good purchase and good investment. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. I know alot of people feel this is junk. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(27 Points)

3. 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)

4. Black Algae Scraper for Removing Black Algae

User Ratings: 30 12

Pool Tool BLACKALGAE First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. It's an aquascape aquarium by the way. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. Extremely happy I made the purchase. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums.

  • Black Algae Scraper for Removing Black Algae
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pool Tool BLACKALGAE
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pool Tool BLACKALGAE Final Thoughts

"The design is nice."

It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. One or two passes and glass was spotless. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. This is my second purchase of this scraper. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants.

Overall Score
3.7


(17 Points)

5. Innovative Marine MicroMag Magnetic Glass Cleaner

User Ratings: 78 3

Innovative Marine 8201 First Impressions

"Great product."

And I don't often say things like that. So much better than any other ways I have tried. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. The real bonus is it actually works. Extremely happy I made the purchase. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums.

  • Innovative Marine MicroMag Magnetic Glass Cleaner
  • Utilizes rare earth neodymium magnets | Does not float
  • Molded acrylic casing
  • Epoxy coated magnets
  • For Glass tanks only | Up to 12mm in thickness
  • Compact size 1.37” diameter by 0.65” thickness
  • Manufacture: Innovative Marine
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Innovative Marine 8201
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Innovative Marine 8201 Final Thoughts

"My back thanks you."

This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. If they had an extension that'd be nice. I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. I know alot of people feel this is junk.

Overall Score
4.6


(166 Points)

6. Lifegard Aquatics R270914 Mighty Mag Algae Cleaner for Nano Aquariums

User Ratings: 58

Lifegard Aquatics R270914 First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed.

  • Lifegard Aquatics R270914 Mighty Mag Algae Cleaner for Nano Aquariums
  • Unique design reduces the risk of scratching the Aquarium walls
  • Brand of lifeguard
  • Manufactured in China
  • Package Dimensions: 5.0" L x 5.0" W x 5.0" H
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 2 inches; 3.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics R270914
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lifegard Aquatics R270914 Final Thoughts

"It is metal, after all."

Just a great set of tools for the price. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium.

Overall Score
4.2


(2 Points)

7. Gulfstream Tropical AGU030SM Mag-Float Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Small - 2 Pack

Gulfstream Tropical 26394 First Impressions

"A nice feature!"

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. Just a great set of tools for the price. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. I would not have an aquarium without this. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. Don't bother with the other brands.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU030SM Mag-Float Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Small - 2 Pack
  • AGU030SM Mag-Float Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Small
  • Manufacture: Gulfstream Tropical
  • Part Number: 21465
  • Material: Other
  • Item Weight: 8.7 ounces
  • Size: 2 PACK
  • Color: 2 PACK
  • Style: 2 Pack
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical 26394
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical 26394 Final Thoughts

"Still love this thing!"

If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. This tool was perfect for cleaning everything up. The real bonus is it actually works.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Carefree Fish Carbon Fiber Aquarium Cleaning Tools 6 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner Kit Long Scrubber Brushe...

User Ratings: 62 6

Carefree Fish YGS First Impressions

"Perfect for nano tank!"

5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. The first one lasted for several years. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. The real bonus is it actually works.

  • Carefree Fish Carbon Fiber Aquarium Cleaning Tools 6 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner Kit Long Scrubber Brushes Set Glass Sponge Pipe Brush Fish Net Gravel Rake Algae Scraper Suit with Extendable Handle
  • ✿Carbon fiber aquarium cleaning tools 6 in 1 .
  • ✿Air stone brush.Frequent and thorough cleaning of your bubble stone will greatly extend the life of your air stone and air pump.
  • ✿[All-round cleaning device for fish tank] Your Aquarium Kit can be washed from multiple angles with Multiple Accessories.
  • ✿[Telescopic Handle Design]Retractable design can be extended from 20 inches to 36 inches. Suitable for most fish tanks under 150 gallons.
  • ✿[Efficient& Durable] Clean up all corners of glass fish tank with different accessories.Aiming at keeping your aquarium clean for a long time.Not applicable to acrylic fish tank.
  • Manufacture: Carefree Fish
  • Product Dimensions: 17.72 x 6.3 x 2.36 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carefree Fish YGS
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Carefree Fish YGS Final Thoughts

"I recommend!"

The net of this set is a little small for my uses. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Extremely happy I made the purchase. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. I know alot of people feel this is junk.

Overall Score
4.3


(105 Points)

9. Bosvision ISAT Multilayer Algae Scraper, Easy to Remove Algae and Will not Cause Any Scratch in Your...

User Ratings: 42 16

Bosvision I927 First Impressions

"They work really well."

If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. And I don't often say things like that. Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. So much better than any other ways I have tried. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner.

  • Bosvision ISAT Multilayer Algae Scraper, Easy to Remove Algae and Will not Cause Any Scratch in Your Acrylic Tank or Glass Tank.
  • Lightweight and floating design multilayer PVC blade scraper
  • The 11 layers PVC blade can remove the algae efficiently for all kind of fish tank.
  • High quality PVC blade will not cause any scratch in acrylic tank. PVC blade can be unloaded easily for cleaning and maintenance.
  • The white PVC blade can help you to check the tiny area is clean or not in your tank.
  • Ergonomic handle and shaft provide good leverage to grip.
  • Manufacture: Bosvision
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 2.5 x 5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bosvision I927
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Bosvision I927 Final Thoughts

"It is The One!"

This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. The first one lasted for several years. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! The real bonus is it actually works. I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. But this simple tool does the job with no chemicals.

Overall Score
3.5


(12 Points)

10. 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)

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