Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Saim Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Saim Aquarium Algae Cleaning Magnet Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Large

User Ratings: 71 2

Saim B0000000172 First Impressions

"I'm amazed."

It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. This scrapper will trap some of it making it easier to get out of the tank. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. This aquarium scraper is so much better than the old one. The only down side would be that the main section that holds the blade is a bit long. If you think this review was helpful, please don't forget to vote.

  • Saim Aquarium Algae Cleaning Magnet Glass Aquarium Cleaner, Large
  • This magnetic brush can be used on glass tanks up to 0.20" - 0.79" (5 - 20 mm) thickness
  • Perfect design that flips from scrubber to scraper.
  • Complete cleaning without using extra hand.
  • Blades can be assembled easily.
  • Open Method: to rotate magnetic cleaner in the horizontal direction as the picture [because the Magnet is too strong, please do not pull up and down to open it ]
  • Manufacture: Saim
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.3 x 9.9 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim B0000000172
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Saim B0000000172 Final Thoughts

"Great price too."

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! And I don't often say things like that. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. The hole in some attachments must be a little bigger on some than others.

Overall Score
4.5


(120 Points)

2. Jasonwell Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Algae Glass Cleaner Scrubber Floating Clean Brush

User Ratings: 67 6

Jasonwell First Impressions

"Worth its weight in gold!"

It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. It's also significantly larger so cleaning takes less time. And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. I like that the length is adjustable, too.

  • Jasonwell Magnetic Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Algae Glass Cleaner Scrubber Floating Clean Brush
  • Clean algae and scum off of the inside of your aquarium the easy, fun way!
  • Strong magnetic forces cause the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Just wipe the outside, and the inside is cleaned!
  • The inside piece floats, so if it becomes separated from the outside piece, it's easy to retrieve.
  • Simply drag the no-scratch, felt-lined handle and inside your aquarium, the scrubber follows, cleaning as it goes
  • Important: 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. The larger, the stronger the magnet.
  • Manufacture: JIAXIN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jasonwell
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Jasonwell Final Thoughts

"Works great."

If you are too close to the top water will splash. I have used the scrapper and it removed the algae from my tank's glass very easily. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set. There are multiple attachments which gives options on what to clean with. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere. I order this Extendable 5 in 1Fish Tank Cleaning Set.

Overall Score
4.3


(4002 Points)

3. Ale Pomos Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Tools, Glasses Cleaning Kit, Algae Scraper, Fi...

User Ratings: 26 21

Ale Pomos First Impressions

"Wait for it."

Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. It literally took me 5 mins to scrape my 55 gal. I used a scrubber with little result. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. That has an impact on how well this brush works. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price.

  • Ale Pomos Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Tools, Glasses Cleaning Kit, Algae Scraper, Fish Net, Sponge, Plant Fork, Gravel Rake with Stainless Steel Long Pole
  • Multi-function 5 in 1 --- A cleaning tool has five functions. Simple and easy to clean fish tank or glass.
  • Durable material --- Pole and scraper is made of stainless steel without bending or breaking. Durable attachments is made of ABS plastic material, anti-rust.
  • Easy to install and use --- The aquarium cleaning kit is easy to assemble and disassemble, perfect for removing the dirty things from the bottom of your tank effectively.
  • Package Including --- Pole, Handle, Fish net, Algae scraper, Window sponge, Plant fork , Gravel rake.
  • 5-in-1 cleaning tool kit helps to keep tank neat and clean without getting hands wet.
  • Manufacture: Ale Pomos
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ale Pomos
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ale Pomos Final Thoughts

"Just amazing!"

I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass. The one hassle to this scraper is that mounting the blade can be very tricky. This scraper is for an acrylic aquarium. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up.

Overall Score
3.2


(10 Points)

4. Algae Free Piranha Float Plus Cleaning Magnet

Algae Free First Impressions

"My tank is finally clean!"

It works awesome and does everything I wanted it too and more. I would not have an aquarium without this. If you are too close to the top water will splash. That I haven't seen in any other tool set. Don't bother with the other brands. Extremely happy I made the purchase. Don't bother with the other brands.

  • Algae Free Piranha Float Plus Cleaning Magnet
  • This is the new Algae Free Piranha Float PLUS Cleaning Magnet version. It includes a detachable and replaceable scraper blade for glass (stainless steel) or acrylic (plastic) aquariums and will make algae cleaning quick and easy.
  • The Piranha Float will make algae cleaning quick and easy. With its large 4" x 2" cleaning area and extra strong magnets it will zip through the toughest of algae. Its floating inner assembly will float to the surface if disengaged for easy retrieval.
  • This cleaning magnet is for glass and acrylic aquariums. Good for acrylic tanks 3/16" and 1/4" thick. Good for glass tanks 1/4" and 3/8" thick.
  • Manufacture: Algae Free
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Algae Free
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Algae Free Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

If you are too close to the top water will splash. I bought this because I have flowerhorns and they bite. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. I've been recommending it to all my friends with aquariums. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. 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)

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. lychee Fish Tank Cleaner Magnetic Scrubber with Detachable Blade, Aquarium Algae Scraper Glass Clean...

User Ratings: 39 14

lychee S-08 First Impressions

"I would buy again."

I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. 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. The real bonus is it actually works. This tool was perfect for cleaning everything up.

  • lychee Fish Tank Cleaner Magnetic Scrubber with Detachable Blade, Aquarium Algae Scraper Glass Cleaning Brush
  • STRONG MAGNETIC CLEANER: The aquarium cleaner is made of rare earth magnets which has strong magnetic force, it’s a great helper to clean the inside and outside of the tank without falling, creating a healthy environment for aquatic animals.
  • DETACHABLE BLADE: The plastic removable blade helps you to scrape the algae off quickly and completely, and it’s easy to put on and off. Please be careful when brushing near the bottom of the tank, not to trap sands or gravels, otherwise it may scratch the tank.
  • ERGONOMIC & FLOATING DESIGN: The handle of the tank brush is user friendly, easy to moving the brush around; mag-float design keeps the part with blade floating on water when separated, so no need to get hands wet and dirty.
  • MEANT FOR GLASS TANKS: This magnetic scraper is only suitable for glass tanks (the larger the cleaner, the stronger the magnet; small size for thickness≤0.23in, medium size for thickness 0.24~0.39in, large size for thickness 0.40~0.63in, x large for thickness 0.67~0.98in). Not for acrylic and low iron glass.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL: Made of durable ABS, wear-resistand soft brush that protects the tank from scratches, easy to clean magic sticker; different size for different glass thickness
  • Manufacture: Lychee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The lychee S-08
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

lychee S-08 Final Thoughts

"Such an awesome set."

The pipe cleaner attachment was very helpful in getting inside the UGF. It's an aquascape aquarium by the way. I have a 5-gallon fish tank with my beta in it. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. I found the key to keeping the algae under control is to clean the glass regularly. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere.

Overall Score
3.6


(9 Points)

8. KASANMU Aquarium Magnetic Scrubber for Glass Fish Tank Mini Algae Scraper Aquarium Accessories Algae...

User Ratings: 62 5

KASANMU First Impressions

"I recommend!"

This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. And when i drain water out i can use this without getting wet. If they had an extension that'd be nice. Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. I'm glad I purchase it as it also comes with a net. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I ordered different replacement blades to use instead.

  • KASANMU Aquarium Magnetic Scrubber for Glass Fish Tank Mini Algae Scraper Aquarium Accessories Algae Remover Suitable for Small Fish Tanks and Saltwater Freshwater
  • [Novel Design] The magnetic brush is integrated and not afraid of water leakage, it can protect the magnet.Don't worry that rust will affect fish growth. Mini size,Ergonomic appearance. Can be placed in the corner after use. Does not affect fish watching activities.
  • [Quality Assurance] Using high-quality materials. ① Soft fluff: used on the outside of all fish tanks. ② Velcro: used inside the glass fish tank. ③ Equipped with replacement of high-quality cashmere material rag: "Special for acrylic tank" will not scratch the beloved aquarium.
  • [Easy to use] The powerful magnet makes the algae scraper not easy to fall off, and it is not afraid of wet hands when used, and can quickly scrape the algae. At the same time, clean the inside and outside of the fish tank.
  • [Widely applicable] Suitable for 4mm-13mm glass or acrylic fish tanks, salt water and fresh water.
  • [Quality Service] KASANMU provides you with a 12-month worry-free warranty and 24/7 customer service. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, we will provide you with professional solutions.
  • Manufacture: KASANMU
  • Product Dimensions: 1.55 x 1.55 x 1.34 inches; 1.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KASANMU
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KASANMU Final Thoughts

"You missed a spot!"

I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. I have bigger fish and the net is for smaller. I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. How can a pandemic cause algae you ask. This is my second purchase of this scraper. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(70 Points)

9. Fzone New Aluminum Magnesium Alloy Scraper Cleaner, Clean Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aq...

User Ratings: 62 4

FZONE First Impressions

"They are the best."

My husband has even tried to remove it. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. The rake came in handy to smooth the gravel after the gravel cleaning. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. It is very handy for keeping my 30-gal freshwater aquarium clean. So much better than any other ways I have tried.

  • Fzone New Aluminum Magnesium Alloy Scraper Cleaner, Clean Brush with 10 Stainless Steel Blade for Aquarium Fish Plant Reef Tank Glass Cleaning Rotatable Head Extended to 26inch
  • Rotatable Head: New X3 Scraper with Rotatable Head especially suit for Cleaning the bottom and back glass of tank
  • 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
  • GLASS FRIENDLY: Soft and sharp blade,easy to remove any kind Dirty or stain off your glass tank,Could be used as gravel spatula with protection cover on,Won't scratch your precious glass tank if you use in the right way
  • LENGTH ADJUSTABLE: 26-Inch could assemble as 15-20-26Inch,32-Inch could assemble as 15-20-26-32Inch.Quick to assemble
  • BONUS SMALL BRUSH: You buy ONE and get TWO, Scraper and Clean brush, Helps to clean corners and backgrounds of your tank.Brush angle adjustable in 3 directions by hand
  • Aluminum magnesium alloy long handle and premium ABS for the head makes the algae scraper strong and light weight and very handy to use.
  • Never rust! Aluminum magnesium alloy surface oxidation treatment. It is harder to rust than stainless steel that ensure the scraper has longer life.
  • This glass cleaner tool is strong, durable and sharp at both the edges. It can cut through anything that has uninvitingly decided to grow on your beautiful glass aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Fzone
  • Item Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FZONE
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  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FZONE Final Thoughts

"Good value for the money."

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. And i love that the handle is so long, I have a very deep tank. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. One or two passes and glass was spotless. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass.

Overall Score
4.4


(71 Points)

10. HEEPDD Magnetic Aquarium Cleaner, Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Algae Scraper Floating Clean Brush

HEEPDD First Impressions

"My tank clean once again."

If you are too close to the top water will splash. My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. That has an impact on how well this brush works. I have a fairly deep sand bed in my 90 gallon reef tank. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. One or two passes and glass was spotless.

  • HEEPDD Magnetic Aquarium Cleaner, Fish Tank Glass Cleaner Algae Scraper Floating Clean Brush
  • Strong Magnetic---Powerful magnetic forces control the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Flipper standard can be used on glass or acrylic tanks up to 0.20" - 0.79" (5- 20mm) thickness.
  • Unique design---The magnetic cleaner is equipped with two blades that can be used in different types of fish tanks, easy to install, effective and easy to scrape algae. Ultra low profile design allows cleaning in hard to reach areas of the tank.
  • Floating Design---The inside brush has a unique orienting buoyancy that does not sink into the deepest part of the aquarium and allows easy retrieval of the cleaner every time.
  • Keep Your Hands Dry---This attractive magnetic tank cleaner will allow you to clean the inside of your fish tank without getting wet.
  • Handgrip Design---The algae scrubber features unique handle design, convenient to use, user-friendly design makes people feel relaxed and comfortable when using it.
  • Manufacture: HEEPDD
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 9.14 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HEEPDD
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HEEPDD Final Thoughts

"I don't use it."

This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. I have 2 of these a Nano flipper for my EVO 13. If they had an extension that'd be nice. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. So much better than any other ways I have tried. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them.

Overall Score
3.0


(4 Points)

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