Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Penn-Plax Wizard Glass Aquarium Scraper & Scrubber Combo Kit (WZ20) – 27” Length

User Ratings: 53 12

Penn-Plax WZ20 First Impressions

"Small but mighty!"

How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

  • Penn-Plax Wizard Glass Aquarium Scraper & Scrubber Combo Kit (WZ20) – 27” Length
  • Included Components: Wizard Glass Aquarium Scrubber/. Package Quantity: 1Scrubber Freely Cleans Off New Algae Growth
  • Stainless Steel Scraper: Cleans Off The Heavy Algae And Mineral Deposits, While The Sponge Cleans Off New Algae Growth.
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Package Dimensions: 5.334 L X 43.18 H X 20.32 W (Centimeters)
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 6.9 x 1 inches; 7.51 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WZ20
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Penn-Plax WZ20 Final Thoughts

"Really strong grip."

I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. One or two passes and glass was spotless. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. I would not have an aquarium without this. Great product and worth every penny. Everything is easy to put together and use.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(182 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Penn-Plax Aquarium Algae Scrapers

2. Penn Plax Wizard Aquarium Algae Scraper

Penn-Plax WZ1 First Impressions

"Overall a great scraper."

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank.

  • Penn Plax Wizard Aquarium Algae Scraper
  • ALL-IN-ONE TOOL: the planter, scraper, and cleaner features make this tool the perfect
  • PERFECT FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: you can add plants, scrape algae, and clean waste and dirt buildups with the Penn Plax Wizard Scraper.
  • KEEP YOUR AQUARIUM CLEAN: this product features all the tools you need to keep your aquarium looking crystal clear.
  • SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS: see the product description and the “from the manufacturer” sections below to learn more about the Penn Plax Wizard Scraper.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax WZ1
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Penn-Plax WZ1 Final Thoughts

"I rarely use this one."

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. I would not have an aquarium without this. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(3 Points)

3. Sungrow Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Long Handheld Tool Cuts Cleaning Time to Half, Keep Hands Dry, Sharp...

User Ratings: 76 5

SunGrow 4336354587 First Impressions

"Incredible!"

Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. The net of this set is a little small for my uses.

  • Sungrow Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Long Handheld Tool Cuts Cleaning Time to Half, Keep Hands Dry, Sharp Blade to Remove Thickest Residue, Frequent Tank Maintenance
  • ✔ REMOVES EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN STAINS --- The unique design of this fish tank razor scrubber will cut through and 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 the accidental cut, it comes with a plastic blade 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 --- The handheld razor is sharp, yet it will not affect your glass aquarium in any way. You can simply remove all the unwanted dirt, leaving the glass pristine. Just hold it firm and go slow. Do not use the acrylic tank as the double-edged razor blade might scratch it.
  • ✔ REPLACEABLE RAZOR BLADE --- If you find that the razor blade is not doing its job as well as before, you can remove and replace the blade (sold separately) with a brand new sharp blade (sold separately) to remove anything from your tank.
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow 4336354587
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.8']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

SunGrow 4336354587 Final Thoughts

"Very sturdy."

I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(435 Points)

4. KASAN Algae Scrapers Aquarium Glass Cleaner Magnetic Brush Suitable for Small Fish Tank

User Ratings: 72 3

KASAN First Impressions

"I rarely use this one."

The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. One or two passes and glass was spotless. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. The real bonus is it actually works. Just a great set of tools for the price. Use them both every day and have zero problems with it.

  • KASAN Algae Scrapers Aquarium Glass Cleaner Magnetic Brush Suitable for Small Fish Tank
  • EFFECTIVELY:Effectively clean the algae in the aquarium without fear of soiling the hands
  • STABLE:Super suction adsorption is not afraid of falling, it is easier to clean the fish tank
  • EASY TO USE:Just move the outside and the inside will be clean
  • PROTECTION FISH TANK:Soft clean fabric is not afraid of scratching fish tank
  • COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT:Fish can grow in a clean fish tank
  • Manufacture: KASAN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KASAN
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.2']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

KASAN Final Thoughts

"Just amazing!"

It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. My husband has even tried to remove it. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. 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. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. This is my second purchase of this scraper.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(1161 Points)

5. Kent Marine AKM00984 3-Pack Algae Blade Pad

User Ratings: 73 2

Kent Marine 158363 First Impressions

"They are the best."

It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. I would not have an aquarium without this. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. I have bigger fish and the net is for smaller.

  • Kent Marine AKM00984 3-Pack Algae Blade Pad
  • 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: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine 158363
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Kent Marine 158363 Final Thoughts

"Really strong grip."

Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. And I don't often say things like that. The real bonus is it actually works. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. The head of the scrapper has no sharp or hard edges to scratch the glass.

Overall Score
4.6

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

6. Rosuwa Mini Magnetic Fish Tank Aquarium Cleaner Brush, Magnet Brush for Small Glass Tank and Acrylic...

User Ratings: 76 5

Rosuwa First Impressions

"Just amazing!"

I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. The net of this set is a little small for my uses. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using.

  • Rosuwa Mini Magnetic Fish Tank Aquarium Cleaner Brush, Magnet Brush for Small Glass Tank and Acrylic Tank, Strong Magnetic, Strong Cleaning, Scratch-Free
  • Suitable for Acrylic Fish Tank - Rosuwa aquarium cleaning brush is an exquisite soft brush with flannelette, can help you easily clean the fish tank without scratching the glass. Just clean it once and your fish will get a clean and healthy home.
  • Super Magnetic Brush - The brush has super magnetism. Just move the outside, the inside will be clean. And you don't need to wet your hands or disturb fish to retrieve it. When they get close, they will reattach together.
  • Comfortable & Easy to Use - The design conforms to the curve of the hand, you can hold glass cleaner comfortably. Easily clean the inside by gently sliding the outside brush. Small arched fish tanks are also suitable.
  • Lightweight & Compact Size - Its size is 1.58*1.97in, suitable for 0.16-0.6in glass thickness, very suitable for small acrylic glass fish tanks, saltwater, and freshwater. Easy to use and store, can be placed in the corner after use which is not affect fish watching activities.
  • Satisfactory Service - Rosuwa provides high-quality services with a 12-month warranty: the package includes 1 x Magnetic Fish Tank Brush, 1 x instructions. If you encounter any problems, please contact us, we promise to help you solve the problem.
  • Manufacture: Rosuwa Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 1.58 x 1.58 x 1.9 inches; 1.76 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rosuwa
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.3']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Rosuwa Final Thoughts

"This works great."

If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. Don't bother with the other brands. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed.

Overall Score
4.6

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

7. Continuum AquaBlade P Short Acrylic Safe Algae Scraper

User Ratings: 67 5

Continuum Aquatics QABPS First Impressions

"Would buy again."

This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! Guess how I learned that mistake lol. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed. I have used it a lot and really like it.

  • Continuum AquaBlade P Short Acrylic Safe Algae Scraper
  • Premium scraper for marine and freshwater aquariums
  • Solid fiberglass handles for thousands of pounds of pressure
  • No hollow handles meaning no odor from growing bacteria
  • Available with Cyan Plastic Blade or Stainless Steel Blade
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Continuum Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Continuum Aquatics QABPS
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Continuum Aquatics QABPS Final Thoughts

"Incredible invention!"

For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. And I don't often say things like that. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(85 Points)

8. Friendly Fish Co. 3-in-1 Fish Tank Cleaner/Fish Tank Accessories - Comes w/Gravel Vacuum for Aquariu...

User Ratings: 56 7

Friendly Fish Company First Impressions

"It is The One!"

Don't bother with the other brands. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. If they had an extension that'd be nice. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. This is my second purchase of this scraper. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite.

  • Friendly Fish Co. 3-in-1 Fish Tank Cleaner/Fish Tank Accessories - Comes w/Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium, Fish Net, Magnet Brush & Algae Scraper - BPA Free Aquarium Supplies & Aquarium Cleaning Tools
  • ✅ The Perfect All-In-1 Fish Tank Cleaning Kit! - Comes with all the aquarium cleaning tools and aquarium accessories necessary to keep all your fish tanks clean and your fish happy! No need to get just one fish tank cleaner, get them all in one starter aquarium kit!
  • ✅ Includes 1x Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner - Use our fish tank cleaner vacuum to easily change water without disrupting the aquarium gravel in your tank! The perfect siphon pump for any fish owner! No more need to search for "gravel vacuum for aquarium" because your solution is here so get the aquarium siphon that does the job right!
  • ✅ Includes 1x Ultra Fine Green Nylon Fish Net For Aquarium - Remove pesky debris from your tank and the perfect size to fit your aquarium needs! Whether you have a small aquarium or a large aquarium it will get the job done. Extra soft and gentle, too, so it won't harm your betta fish or other sea life!
  • ✅ Includes 1x Small Fish Tank Cleaner Magnet - Comes with optional stainless steel or plastic blades to easily scrape off algae on the inside of your aquarium glass. Our Aquarium magnet cleaner works with any saltwater fish tank, fresh water fish tank, small fish tank or large fish tank.
  • Designed in America, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! -We love fish and wanted to bring our passion to the world! We created the perfect aquarium kit that comes with all the fish tank accessories you need to clean and maintain your aquarium or fish bowl (algae scraper will not work in fish bowl)!
  • Manufacture: ECOM Global
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Friendly Fish Company
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.9']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Friendly Fish Company Final Thoughts

"No scrub, scrub, scrub."

Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. Extremely happy I made the purchase. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF.

Overall Score
4.2

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

9. Lysport 5 in 1 Complete Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Set Fish Net + Rake + Scraper + Fork + Sponge Br...

User Ratings: 43 8

Lysport First Impressions

"Its a strong hold."

I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. This is my second purchase of this scraper. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean.

  • Lysport 5 in 1 Complete Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Set Fish Net + Rake + Scraper + Fork + Sponge Brush Glass Aquarium Cleaner Tool Kit
  • [Multifunctional 5-in-1] The 5 accessories, a fish net,a gravel rake, an algae scraper, a plant fork and a sponge brush, make aquarium maintenance as simple as can be.
  • [High Quality] The rod is made of ABS materials (not extension-type ), with an non-slip handle.
  • [Easy Installation and Usage] Assemble the handle and accessory holder to the rod, now you can choose which accessory you want to fit to the accessory holder, these are easily interchangeable.
  • [Effective and Hand-caring ] Remove the dirty things from the bottom of your aquarium effectively, without wetting your hands!
  • [A Must Accessory of Aquarium] Perfect for cleaning aquariums and fish tanks. Meet your various cleaning demands.
  • Manufacture: LYCHEE LIMITED
  • Product Dimensions: 16.93 x 4.13 x 1.18 inches; 7.05 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lysport
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.4']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='3.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Lysport Final Thoughts

"It works flawlessly."

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(841 Points)

10. Kent Marine Pro-Scraper II

User Ratings: 72 4

Kent Marine 100100977 First Impressions

"Works great."

If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. If they had an extension that'd be nice. But this simple tool does the job with no chemicals. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. I like that the length is adjustable, too. Everything is easy to put together and use.

  • Kent Marine Pro-Scraper II
  • Durable construction-handles are made of corrosion resistant fiberglass
  • Comes prepacked with three different blades to determine which works best for each cleaning job
  • Blades are interchangeable and replaceable
  • Model Number: 00977
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.38 x 27.63 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kent Marine 100100977
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Scrape Speed [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Kent Marine 100100977 Final Thoughts

"Couldn't do that before!"

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. The real bonus is it actually works. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. This is my second purchase of this scraper. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it.

Overall Score
4.5

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

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