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. Dreamyth Aquarium Magnetic Brush Cleaner Algae Scraper Aquarium Glass Tank Scrubber (7cm X 3.5cm X 6...

Dreamyth First Impressions

"Great magnetic strength."

My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. I used a scrubber with little result. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine.

  • Dreamyth Aquarium Magnetic Brush Cleaner Algae Scraper Aquarium Glass Tank Scrubber (7cm X 3.5cm X 6.5cm)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dreamyth
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Dreamyth Final Thoughts

"Small but mighty!"

The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. 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 have used it a lot and really like it. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. I like that the length is adjustable, too.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. 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)

5. JinHuiCheng 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Tool Kit, Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums, Fish Tank Brush Cl...

JinHuiCheng First Impressions

"Works perfectly."

The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. Extremely happy I made the purchase. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Guess how I learned that mistake lol.

  • JinHuiCheng 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaning Tool Kit, Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums, Fish Tank Brush Cleaner Set
  • 5 in 1 fish tank cleaning kit -- Including aquarium plant fort, glass algae scraper, glass sponge brush, gravel rake, big fish net for fishes. One invest, get a whole set for your daily cleaning
  • Premium Fish tank cleaning tool -- Made from ABS plastic, strong and durable, no chemicals, odorless, safe to use in your loved aquarium. (For first time using, we recommend you wash it with tape water and soak it with fish tank water for 1-2hous.)
  • Assemblable fishing rod -- can freely assemble the rods into different length, fit for most household aquarium use
  • Versatile aquarium clean set -- The rod can be attached to the 5 heads, Easy to assemble with direct inserting for two fish net/plant fork, using a connect adaptor to assemble algae scraper/sponge brush/ gravel rake
  • NOTE -- If the product quality is problematic, accept a refund
  • Manufacture: JinHuiCheng
  • Product Dimensions: 9.06 x 8.27 x 2.17 inches; 11.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JinHuiCheng
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JinHuiCheng Final Thoughts

"Absolutely."

Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. Everything is easy to put together and use. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. Petzilla Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Algae Scraper for Fish Tank, Floating Brush Scrubber Magne...

User Ratings: 66 4

Petzilla PAS-1 First Impressions

"Such an awesome set."

If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. Everything is easy to put together and use. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one.

  • Petzilla Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Algae Scraper for Fish Tank, Floating Brush Scrubber Magnet for Aquatic Algae Cleaning, Scratch-Free Non-Slip
  • This magnetic cleaner for fish tank features super strong magnets for use with 8mm-15mm glass thickness.
  • The algae scraper brush works on both curved and standard tank
  • The algae scraper brush works on both curved and standard tank
  • After cleaning, the inside brush will not sink into the farthest depths of fish tank as it is floating.
  • 4 sizes optional. Check the size chart in the images and choose the one you need.
  • Manufacture: Petzilla
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 1.57 x 6.69 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Petzilla PAS-1
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Petzilla PAS-1 Final Thoughts

"Long reach."

I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper.

Overall Score
4.3


(324 Points)

7. Songway 5 in 1 Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tool Set/ Fish Net, Gravel Rake, Algae Scraper, Plant Fork, ...

User Ratings: 47 6

Songway First Impressions

"You missed a spot!"

This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder. The angled head of this thing makes all the difference. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty.

  • Songway 5 in 1 Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tool Set/ Fish Net, Gravel Rake, Algae Scraper, Plant Fork, Sponge/Multi-Function Cleaning kit for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • ✔CONVENIENT: 5 in 1 aquarium fish tank cleaning kit enables you to clean and maintenance the fish tank or aquarium without wet your hands, effectively keep your hand dry, super convenient.
  • ✔IDEAL FOR: Design for cleaning the aquarium fish tank glass wall, removing dirty debris or floating objects, raking gravel, planting or maintaining aquarium view, etc, creating a comfortable place for your lovely fish.
  • ✔COMES WITH: Fish net, algae scraper, sponge, plant fork, sand / gravel rake, handle, connector are included, so flexible for you to choose what you need, satisfy your various requirements.
  • ✔EASY TO USE: Spoon net and plant fork are assembled directly while other three tools are through the connector. Easy to install and disassemble.
  • ✔SAFE: Designed with superior ABS plastic, strong, durable and won’t rust. No chemicals, odorless, safe to use in your beloved aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Songway
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Songway
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Songway Final Thoughts

"Very easy to use."

I don't have that worry with this scraper. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature!

Overall Score
3.9


(51 Points)

8. Lee's Pet Products ALE12006 Fine Acrylic Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium

User Ratings: 32 16

Lee's Pet Products 12006 First Impressions

"Great magnetic strength."

This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. This is my second purchase of this scraper. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed.

  • Lee's Pet Products ALE12006 Fine Acrylic Algae Scrubber Pad for Aquarium
  • Lees scrubber pad fine acrylic
  • Heavy duty and long lasting cleaning pad
  • It is for use on 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 Lee's Pet Products 12006
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lee's Pet Products 12006 Final Thoughts

"It doesn't float."

And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. A little more tomorrow and the next day and almost all the algae will be gone.

Overall Score
3.3


(14 Points)

9. 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)

10. UEETEK Aluminum Alloy Algae Scraper Cleaner Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aquarium Fish Re...

UEETEK First Impressions

"They are the best."

I know alot of people feel this is junk. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. The first one lasted for several years. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back.

  • UEETEK Aluminum Alloy Algae Scraper Cleaner Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aquarium Fish Reef Plant Glass Tank
  • Glass friendly: The sharp blade won't scratch your precious glass tank even if you try to.
  • Strong and light weight: Aluminum Magnesium Alloy long handle and high strength engineering plastic for the head makes it strong and light weight, very handy to use.
  • Adjustable length: You are free to adjust the length as you want. Quick and easy to assemble.
  • Small brush: Helps to clean corners and backgrounds of your tank. Brush angle adjustable in 3 directions by hand.
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches; 7.83 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UEETEK Final Thoughts

"I like it."

Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. I would not have an aquarium without this. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. And I don't often say things like that.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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