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
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(182 Points)

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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
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(3 Points)

3. Geenber Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Kit, Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner & Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1

User Ratings: 53 9

Geenber First Impressions

"For the price—Awesome."

The first one lasted for several years. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. This scraper is a life saver for me. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more.

  • Geenber Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Kit, Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner & Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1
  • Including: 1 pcs Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaner & Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1.
  • 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Set: The 5 accessories, a fish net, a scraper, a window sponge, a plant fork and a gravel rake.
  • Magnetic Floating Clean Brush: As you move the outer magnet, the inside magnet follows, hence cleans the glass suitable for use with varying glass thickness. Notice: Made for common glass fish tank (11.8-19.6in). Not for acrylic and low iron glass.
  • Easy and Fast: Non slip griped handle improves the cleaning action, while scratch cleaning pads are highly efficient in removing from glass.
  • Safe Fish Tank Cleaning: Fish tank cleaning tool set are made of ABS plastic, which durable, not easily damaged. This product comes with a 1-year warranty and 100% money-back guarantee.
  • Manufacture: Geenber
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Geenber
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Geenber Final Thoughts

"I rarely use this one."

This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. So much better than any other ways I have tried. One or two passes and glass was spotless.

Overall Score
4.0


(79 Points)

4. 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)

5. NICREW 6 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Tool Kit, Fish Tank Brush Cleaner Set

User Ratings: 67 6

NICREW First Impressions

"Love this!"

The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank.

  • NICREW 6 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Tool Kit, Fish Tank Brush Cleaner Set
  • Removes attachment quickly and effectively from aquarium glass panes
  • Equipped with two different sponges so cleaning can be done with that perfect edge
  • No tools necessary for blade change or install
  • Extra long handle keeps your hand from getting wet
  • Each kit contains a scraper, a shovel, a fish net, two different sponges, a brush, a hexagon key and a extendable handle
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NICREW Final Thoughts

"This work really well."

There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(29 Points)

6. 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
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(462 Points)

7. Dr. Moss Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Stainless Steel Algae Scraper Blade Cleaner

User Ratings: 63

Dr. Moss First Impressions

"For me that is a risk."

I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. I know alot of people feel this is junk. I don't have that worry with this scraper. I know alot of people feel this is junk. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments.

  • Dr. Moss Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Stainless Steel Algae Scraper Blade Cleaner
  • Specialized in scraping algae in aquarium tank.
  • Right angle blade design helps cleaning the corner of aquarium tank.
  • Very convenient to install, change blades and use.
  • This product is made of stainless steel, which is resistant to corrosion and anti-rust
  • Material: Stainless Steel / Normal Length: 26" (65cm).
  • Manufacture: Dr. Moss
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.1 x 15.5 inches; 8.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dr. Moss
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Dr. Moss Final Thoughts

"I'm amazed."

I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup.

Overall Score
4.5


(27 Points)

8. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Algae Scraper Multi-Tool, 22" Length (TM1239)

User Ratings: 59 3

Koller Products TM1239 First Impressions

"My tank clean once again."

So much better than any other ways I have tried. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. Everything is easy to put together and use. If they had an extension that'd be nice. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. This tool was perfect for cleaning everything up.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Algae Scraper Multi-Tool, 22" Length (TM1239)
  • Algae cleaning multi-tool with three interchangeable attachments; helps keep hands dry
  • 22-inch corrosion-resistant fiberglass handle with ergonomic grip for comfortable use
  • Stainless steel algae scraper attachment for tough algae removal on glass tanks
  • Algae-removing pad for glass or acrylic tanks
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 7.5 x 2 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1239
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Koller Products TM1239 Final Thoughts

"Recommended, good buy."

This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. This work well at cleaning the glass and is a great price. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. Extremely happy I made the purchase.

Overall Score
4.3


(254 Points)

9. J-star Multiple Models Aquarium Algae Magnet Cleaner Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Brush

User Ratings: 51

J-star First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. 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. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net.

  • J-star Multiple Models Aquarium Algae Magnet Cleaner Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Brush
  • The aquarium magnet glass cleaner has built-in strong magnetic brush neodymium magnet, which can control the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. The inside is cleaned while wiping the outside.
  • The powerful scrape algae blade will help to scrape the algae away from the tank. It's effectively and effortlessly. Help you to clean the fish tank thoroughly.
  • The aquarium magnet cleaner is made of waterproof plastic that protects the magnets from rusting. It’s also extremely durable, so it will last a long time to use.
  • Soft and scientific clean fabric is not afraid of scratching fish tank. The appearance of the clean fish tank is more pleasing.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: J-star
  • Editor's Impressions Of The J-star
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

J-star Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. If you are too close to the top water will splash. Guess how I learned that mistake lol.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

10. JRing Magnet Aquarium Cleaner, Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums Aquatic Algae Cleaning Fish Tank Gl...

User Ratings: 61 11

JRing First Impressions

"For the price—Awesome."

My aquarium recently had a bad algae outbreak. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. The first one lasted for several years. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze.

  • JRing Magnet Aquarium Cleaner, Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums Aquatic Algae Cleaning Fish Tank Glass Cleaner
  • This attractive magnetic tank cleaner will allow you to clean the inside of your fish tank without getting wet.
  • The strong magnet will keep the pieces together.
  • The grip on the handle prevents slipping and the brush will float to avoid it being lost.
  • Perfect for any aquarium.
  • An attractive white/blue design Highly effective.
  • Do not come close to this item if you installed a pacemaker as its strong magnetic force
  • Slowly move the fish tank cleaner to smoothly clean the tank
  • Do not put it under the sunsight
  • Manufacture: JRing
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JRing
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JRing Final Thoughts

"It is The One!"

This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. This kit is great if you have pretty deep aquarium or shorter arms. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

Overall Score
4.1


(399 Points)

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