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. Tunze Care Magnet Scraper - Strong+ Plus (220.025) Offer a Free Water Quality Record Card, That Help...

Tunze 9707858 First Impressions

"Really strong grip."

Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. I have used it a lot and really like it. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. This works significantly better than any handheld scraper I've ever owned. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments.

  • Tunze Care Magnet Scraper - Strong+ Plus (220.025) Offer a Free Water Quality Record Card, That Help You to Know Well for Tank Water Quality.
  • For 20 mm (0.8 in.) up to a glass thickness of 25 mm (1 in.).
  • Width 86 mm (3.38 in.), length 140 mm (5.51 in.).
  • Includes a stainless steel blade and two spare plastic blades.
  • Plastic blades & round edges enable smooth transitions & suitable for curved panes.
  • Manufacture: Tunze
  • Item Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tunze 9707858
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tunze 9707858 Final Thoughts

"Waaait for it."

I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better.

Overall Score
5.0


(11 Points)

4. Lefunpets Mini Algae Scrapers Aquarium Fish Tank Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner for Sma...

User Ratings: 67 1

Lefunpets First Impressions

"I would buy this again."

This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. Everything is easy to put together and use. This is my second purchase of this scraper. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums.

  • Lefunpets Mini Algae Scrapers Aquarium Fish Tank Brush Glass Cleaning Tools Magnetic Cleaner for Small Fish Tank
  • 【Compact Size】-- 1.57inch mini 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.
  • 【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.
  • 【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.
  • 【Stable and Durable】-- Super suction adsorption is not afraid of falling, it is easier to clean the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lefunpets
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"Very pleased."

So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. Great product and worth every penny. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. Small and inconspicuous in the tank. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums.

Overall Score
4.5


(178 Points)

5. Qguai 5 in 1 Aquascaping Tools Anti-Rust Planted Aquarium Tools, Long Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spa...

User Ratings: 72 2

Qguai First Impressions

"Recommended!"

I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments.

  • Qguai 5 in 1 Aquascaping Tools Anti-Rust Planted Aquarium Tools, Long Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Algae Scraper Set, Stainless Steel Feeding Tongs Fish Tank Starter Kit Bonsai Tools
  • 5 pair of Aquascaping Tools - 13" Aquarium Spatula , 10.6” Straight Tweezers, 10.6” Curved Tweezers, 9.8" Aquarium Scissors / Bonsai Scissors, 80 strips ph tester . Moreover, It comes with a decent velvet pouch for you to package well when not in use.
  • 100% Anti-rust and Anti-corrosion - Forged stainless steel with excellent flexibility and carbonation coating prevents these Aquascaping Tools from rust, useful and durable.
  • Ideal Design - The Aquarium Tweezers with anti-slip serrated tips help grip plants and food securely without ever slipping off ; finger loops on the wave aquarium scissors bring comfort and proper fit in hand, sharp blades are ideal for trimming plants with minimal damage. Instead of putting your hands into water, these planted aquarium tools can prevent accidental injuries to your aquatic plants and bring debris all over the aquarium.
  • Multi-usage - Great for taking care of all types of aquarium plants, clean fish tank substrate aquarium gravel and succulents . Also, they can be used as reptile feeding tongs, Algae Scrapers and Bonsai tools, helps maintain a clean fish tank and beautiful Miniature landscape.
  • Note - Please rinse and dry with a clean cloth after each use, then store it into the bag to keep away from children and pets.
  • Manufacture: Qguai
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Qguai
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Qguai Final Thoughts

"Great price too."

Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. This is a good deal and perfect all in one package for cleaning aquariums. This scraper is a life saver for me. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(69 Points)

6. SunGrow Aquarium Sponge Scraper, 16 Inches Tall, Cleaning Brush for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Ta...

User Ratings: 60 2

SunGrow First Impressions

"Glad I bought this thing."

It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. This is my second purchase of this scraper. Guess how I learned that mistake lol. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Sponge Scraper, 16 Inches Tall, Cleaning Brush for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Tanks, Double Sided Sponge Cleans Nooks and Crannies Effectively, for Glass Surfaces Only
  • ✔ MINIMIZE FISH STRESS DURING TANK CLEANING ROUTINE --- As pet parents, we are aware of how much trauma and stress our poor swimmers undergo during the routine aquarium cleanliness. But, not anymore! The double-sided Aquarium brush for cleaning glass fish tank by SunGrow get around those edges and corners and give you easy access to hard to reach places with little to no stress to fish. So stop the practice of using fish nets and their eviction from their habitat for a short while.
  • ✔ ENJOY OBSTRUCTION-FREE FISH WATCHING --- What is the point of having a beautiful underwater environment filled with gorgeous fish and scenery if you can’t see it? Experts have attested that fish watching can improve your mood and alleviate stress. With SunGrow’s Aquarium Brush, you can quickly and easily clean your fish tank walls so you can spend more time admiring and less time scrubbing. Keep up your fishkeeping passion alive!
  • ✔ NO STRAIN ON ARMS WHILE CLEANING --- Constructed to be long enough to reach the walls and bottom of 20-40 gallon tanks without getting your sleeves wet. The handle of the sponge wand has an attractive blue streamlined appearance. The ergonomic, non-slip design of the cleaning pad ensures a secure grip and the convenient hanging hole makes for quick storage.
  • ✔ ANTI-SCRATCH CLEANING PAD --- On one end of the glass aquarium scrubbing brush is a soft, gently abrasive 3” x 2” sponge that is double-sided. The sturdy 15.75” plastic handle is strong enough not to break but flexible enough to bend slightly under normal pressure. Please note that this portable scraper is Not meant for use on acrylic, plexiglass, or any surface other than glass. Do not use on dry surfaces. Rinse pad with tap water before and after each use. Keep the brush head clean and dry b
  • ✔ USEFUL FOR MANY HOUSEHOLD CHORES --- Along with being an excellent aquarium maintenance tool, the SunGrow Scrub Brush can also be used to clean the inside and outside walls of any glass habitat for turtles, snakes, hamsters and more. Use the long-handled sponge tool to move around decorations that are on the bottom of a deep tank. It even works great on bio-cube salt tanks and for removing those hard water stains.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended."

I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! The angled head of this thing makes all the difference.

Overall Score
4.3


(83 Points)

7. Hffheer Aquarium Magnetic Brush Fish Tank Glass Clean Brush Underwater Coral Observation Mirror Magn...

User Ratings: 52

Hffheer First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. This tool has enough reach and is plenty strong enough. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. It actually made cleaning the glass enjoyable. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder.

  • Hffheer Aquarium Magnetic Brush Fish Tank Glass Clean Brush Underwater Coral Observation Mirror Magnifying Fish Tank Algae Scrapers
  • APPLICATION RANGE: This fish tank magnetic brush is suitable for glass of thickness 10-15mm. It's available for fish tank and aquarium.
  • CORAL OBSERVATION MIRROR: With magnifying function, this glass clean brush is convenient to view water plant, such as coral. Two viewing mirror can be used together, or used alone.
  • MAGNETIC GLASS BRUSH: The scrubber side is made of fabric with tiny hooks that scrape off the algae without damaging the glass. One side, clear the moss of the aquarium, another side, clear the stain on the outer wall of the cylinder.
  • PERFECT AQUARIUM CLEAN BRUSH: It's a fish tank magnetic brush with auxiliary function. This magnetic brush can quickly and easily cleans away algae growth to make your aquarium stays healthy and looks its best.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE: We supply 30 days money back, 7x24 hours email support. If you have any problem, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will try our best to solve it for you.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hffheer
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hffheer Final Thoughts

"Just amazing!"

Nano magnet is a little weak on 6 mm WaterBox, but still works fine. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! I don't have that worry with this scraper. Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Seachem Algae Scraper Replacement Cartridge

User Ratings: 56 24

Seachem 3211 First Impressions

"Good value for the money."

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. 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. Cuts through built up algea in hard to reach places with no problems! Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! I hand no issues with it scratching the glass. It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more.

  • Seachem Algae Scraper Replacement Cartridge
  • Country Of Origin : Italy
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 4 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 8 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 9 Inches
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Included components: blade and pad attachments
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 3.31 x 0.67 x 3.15 inches; 0.71 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 3211
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Seachem 3211 Final Thoughts

"Magnet is strong."

Great for the price as I was not expecting something extremely heavy duty. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. This little pad was just what was needed for cleaning up our 2 gallon bowl. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank.

Overall Score
3.8


(7 Points)

9. JBL disc cleaning magnet for 6 mm thick Aquarium-slices, JBL Algae magnet L - S

User Ratings: 65 2

JBL 6129100 First Impressions

"This works great."

Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. The real bonus is it actually works. I like that the length is adjustable, too. This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them.

  • JBL disc cleaning magnet for 6 mm thick Aquarium-slices, JBL Algae magnet L - S
  • Cleans the aquarium glass without getting your hands wet: magnetic glass cleaner to remove algae from panes. For panes of 6 to 15 mm thickness, depending on magnet design
  • Attach the magnetic parts facing each other on the inside and the outside of the aquarium pane and remove the algae with circular movements
  • Easy handling: sturdy grip with grip recess
  • Strong magnets for good adhesion and quick cleaning.
  • Contents: 1 magnetic glass cleaner, consisting of an external part and a cleaning internal part
  • Manufacture: JBL
  • Item Weight: 3.52 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.78 x 1.18 x 5.51 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBL 6129100
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

JBL 6129100 Final Thoughts

"My tank is finally clean!"

That has an impact on how well this brush works. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote. This mini magnet cleaner is really a great deal. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments.

Overall Score
4.4


(870 Points)

10. Aquarium Filter Brush Set, Flexible Double Ended Bristles Hose Pipe Cleaner with Stainless Steel Lon...

User Ratings: 73 2

SLSON First Impressions

"It is small and compact."

I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. There are two minor drawbacks to using this tool to scrape algae though. I would not have an aquarium without this.

  • Aquarium Filter Brush Set, Flexible Double Ended Bristles Hose Pipe Cleaner with Stainless Steel Long Tube Cleaning Brush and 10 Pcs Different Sizes Bristles Brushes for Fish Tank or Home Kitchen
  • FLEXIBLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL BRUSH:The 61 inch long double ended brush made of high quality soft nylon bristles and stainless steel, flexible two-end long brush, sky blue plastic and it can reuse for many times, easy to push and pull.The multifunctional aquarium brushes set of 10 different sizes brush,perfect for your fish tank cleaning,filter systerm,hose/glass tube,water pump accessories cleaning
  • PERFECT TOOLS FOR TUBE CLEANING:The hose brush is perfectly used to clean small diameter pipes and it remove the gunk build up when they run into the tubing. Ideal for all aquarium,fish tank and home kitchen.the aquarium filter brush made of high quality nylon bristles,attached firmly on the stainless steel handle,all brushes have a convenient loop at the end of the handle to hang when not in use or to reattach to the key ring for safe keeping
  • PRODUCT SIZE:the double ended brush heads size:0.6x2.2 inch and 1.5x2.6 inch,Total length: 61inch,suit for cleaning water pump, filters, Pipe, Connector, and other hard to reach places. the aquarium filter brush diameters:over length: 8 inch (each brush head diameter:1'',0.787'',0.6'',0.4'',0.276'',0.197'',0.157'',0.118'',0.079''),ideal for your fish tank daily cleaning and home kitchen use.
  • HOW TO USE: use a mild detergent and warm water,rinse thoroughly with cool water,keep the tube as straight as possible and gently work the brush in a back and forth motion, in short strokes, gradually working further inside the tube.Avoid aggressive use when cleaning.
  • PACKAGE: A set including 10 different size brush + 61 inch long double ended hose pipe cleaning brush.
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SLSON Final Thoughts

"Waaait for it."

Add in a gravel vac and you'd basically have a complete cleaning kit. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. It's an aquascape aquarium by the way. Interchangeable pads and a water release for the rod. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. Just a great set of tools for the price.

Overall Score
4.6


(641 Points)

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