Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marina Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Marina Algae Magnet Cleaner, Small

User Ratings: 64 6

Marina 11021 First Impressions

"Couldn't do that before!"

The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. If you are too close to the top water will splash. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. I have bigger fish and the net is for smaller. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13.

  • Marina Algae Magnet Cleaner, Small
  • Powerful, magnetic cleaner for glass aquariums
  • Allows cleaning of inside glass without using hands in the water
  • Non-abrasive cleaning pad prevents scratching
  • Equipped with powerful magnet on the outside
  • Small
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.9 x 5.8 inches; 4.55 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11021
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11021 Final Thoughts

"Long reach."

Just a great set of tools for the price. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap.

Overall Score
4.3


(492 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Marina Aquarium Algae Scrapers

2. Marina Deep Reach Algae Scrubber

User Ratings: 59 5

Marina 11018 First Impressions

"I will say this was 2-2."

My husband has even tried to remove it. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. The real bonus is it actually works. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. The first one lasted for several years.

  • Marina Deep Reach Algae Scrubber
  • Allows for you to get down deep in your tank and make it spotless
  • Long lasting for heavy duty jobs
  • Durable handle for good control
  • Unique angled design
  • Suitable for glass or acrylic aquariums
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.5 x 18.5 inches; 4.23 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11018
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11018 Final Thoughts

"A nice feature!"

Use them both every day and have zero problems with it. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. I like that the length is adjustable, too. So much better than any other ways I have tried. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask.

Overall Score
4.3


(91 Points)

3. Marina 4 in 1 Aquarium Scraper

User Ratings: 60 7

Marina 11019 First Impressions

"Very pleased."

It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

  • Marina 4 in 1 Aquarium Scraper
  • Combines four cleaning jobs into one tool
  • Long adjustable handle with cleaning head
  • Easy to store with its removable handle
  • Easy to use design
  • Suitable for glass or acrylic aquariums
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 4.5 x 18 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11019
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11019 Final Thoughts

"I got the small."

I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. I don't have that worry with this scraper. Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. Everything is easy to put together and use. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. Small and inconspicuous in the tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(82 Points)

4. AQUANEAT 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Set Aquarium Cleaner Tool Kit Fish Net + Gravel Rake +Plant Fork +...

User Ratings: 63 5

AQUANEAT CS-A320 First Impressions

"Just amazing!"

If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet.

  • AQUANEAT 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Set Aquarium Cleaner Tool Kit Fish Net + Gravel Rake +Plant Fork + Scraper + Sponge Brush Clean
  • Algae scraper for scraping the algae
  • Gravel rake for raking and cleaning gravel
  • Plant fork for planting and moving all types of decoration around
  • Cleaning sponge for cleaning the tank.
  • Length of handle: 1.625 feet (Unstretchable)
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT CS-A320
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUANEAT CS-A320 Final Thoughts

"It is small and compact."

The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. One or two passes and glass was spotless. If they had an extension that'd be nice. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet.

Overall Score
4.3


(50 Points)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Lefunpets Algae Cleaning Scrapers Aquarium Tank Glass Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner fo...

User Ratings: 58 4

Lefunpets First Impressions

"It is The One!"

This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand.

  • Lefunpets Algae Cleaning Scrapers Aquarium Tank Glass Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner for Small Fish Tank
  • 【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.
  • 【Compact Turtle Aquarium Cleaner】-- 2.36 inch compact size, suitable for the thickness of glass within 0.3inch(8mm), can be used to clean the fish tank, and provide fishes a good living environment. Ideal for small glass fish tank, like freshwater saltwater tanks, grass tanks.
  • 【Effectively to Use and Store】-- Effectively clean the algae in the aquarium without fear of soiling the hands. Great small tank cleaner, it is convenient to use and store the brush.
  • 【100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】-- We strive for a 100% satisfaction rating with all of our customers. Provide you with 12 months of 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with a professional solution.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lefunpets
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"Perfect for nano tank!"

Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. I know alot of people feel this is junk. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl.

Overall Score
4.2


(337 Points)

8. Mag-Float Sm & Med Scraper Holder & Acrylic Blade

User Ratings: 57 13

Mag-Float First Impressions

"This magnet is AMAZING!"

I know alot of people feel this is junk. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean.

  • Mag-Float Sm & Med Scraper Holder & Acrylic Blade
  • The Mag-Float Sm & Med Scraper Holder & Acrylic Blade can be added to the Mag-Float-35 Small Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner and the Mag-Float-130A Medium Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner
  • NOTE: It will only work with the newer versions that have the Scraper receptacle
  • Manufacture: Mag-Float
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mag-Float
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Mag-Float Final Thoughts

"Great buy!"

The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. And I don't often say things like that. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak.

Overall Score
4.1


(12 Points)

9. 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)

10. UEETEK Algae Razor Scrapers Cleaner,65cm Stainless Steel Algae Cleaning Razor Scraper Cleaner Tool W...

User Ratings: 51 4

UEETEK First Impressions

"I'm not using the blade."

I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. My husband has even tried to remove it. I have used it a lot and really like it. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. I know alot of people feel this is junk.

  • UEETEK Algae Razor Scrapers Cleaner,65cm Stainless Steel Algae Cleaning Razor Scraper Cleaner Tool With 10 Pcs Blades for Fish Tank Aquarium,25.6 x 1.8 x 0.3 inch (L x W x H)
  • Material: Stainless steel.
  • Made from superior stainless steel. Anti-rust and corrosion resistance with strong durability.
  • Angled blade design for cleaning corner and places that is generally hard to reach.
  • Very convenient to install, change blades and use.
  • Specialized algae cleaner scraper for fish tank and glass tank cleaning.
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 25.59 x 1.77 x 0.31 inches; 7.44 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UEETEK Final Thoughts

"A must-have."

Extremely happy I made the purchase. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder.

Overall Score
4.0


(37 Points)

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