Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Algae Scrapers

1. Tetra No More Algae Tablets 8 Count, Controls Algae In aquariums

User Ratings: 66 6

Tetra 77344 First Impressions

"I love this scraper."

This set really save me lots of time when I clean my aquarium. I have no idea how this would hold up to much larger tanks. 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. If you hate cleaning and scrubbing your tank this thing is for you. That has an impact on how well this brush works. Dont have to get wet, its very long, about 33 inches at maximum extension.

  • Tetra No More Algae Tablets 8 Count, Controls Algae In aquariums
  • CONTROLS ALGAE GROWTH Removes existing algae from aquarium water and controls the formation of new algae in your tank
  • CLEAR WATER Leaves aquarium water clean and crystal clear
  • CONVENIENT Each fizz tab is ready to use
  • USAGE For regular maintenance use once a month or as algae growth starts to appear
  • Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.
  • Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.
  • Take off contaminated clothing.
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.88 x 6.88 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77344
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77344 Final Thoughts

"Overall a great scraper."

5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. So much better than any other ways I have tried. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. Best aquarium cleaner if you ask me. One or two passes and glass was spotless. The long handle made it very easy to get everywhere.

Overall Score
4.3


(1759 Points)

2. Coralife BioCube Aquarium Magnet, Small, Model Number: 15637

User Ratings: 78 7

Coralife 15637 First Impressions

"Good value for the money."

I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is. The only issue is there is no blade cover provided for storage. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap. This work well at cleaning the glass and is a great price. If they had an extension that'd be nice. I have a 24 inch deep tank that requires I stand on a chair to get to the top. I placed it on the rod and cleaned the corners of my tank.

  • Coralife BioCube Aquarium Magnet, Small, Model Number: 15637
  • Algae cleaning magnet
  • Weighted scrubber
  • Falls straight down and rests above gravel for easy retrieval
  • Package Dimension: 4. 8"L x 2. 1"W x 7. 6"H
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.1 x 7.6 inches; 3.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife 15637
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Coralife 15637 Final Thoughts

"Works great!"

I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. I have a 55 gallon tank and this does a very good job removing algae from the glass. Great product and worth every penny. My husband has even tried to remove it. It is very easy to swap the heads with very convenient locking system. 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.

Overall Score
4.5


(30 Points)

3. 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

"I couldn't resist."

And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock. The sand cleaner accessory is cool, because it helps with routine cleanup. This set works great for the portrait marine land 5+ gallon kit glass tank. You have to squeeze the ends and the cover slides off and the razor blade is exposed. So much better than any other ways I have tried. Like the old kids toy dinosaur head that closes mouth by squeezing.

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

Friendly Fish Company Final Thoughts

"Still pretty good!"

Great product and worth every penny. This set comes with acouple different cleaning tools. I know alot of people feel this is junk. I still had to soak the hard to reach pieces in 1 part bleach, 5 parts water. Happy with the set and all the different interchangeable attachments. But this simple tool does the job with no chemicals. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(200 Points)

4. Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium - 6 Total (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package...

User Ratings: 76

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154 First Impressions

"A must-have."

I ordered different replacement blades to use instead. It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. I bought this tool to help maintain my aquarium. It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder.

  • Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium - 6 Total (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package)
  • Mag-float Scrape Scraper Blades, Fits Small & Medium
  • 6 Total Blades (3 Packages with 2 Blades per Package)
  • Attaches To The Small And Medium Mag-float
  • Manufacture: Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 0.4 inches; 3.21 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical Mag-Float 9897154 Final Thoughts

"Lots of spare blades."

Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. You don't need a lot of force, just patience. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(16 Points)

5. KollerCraft TOM Easy Scrape Algae Remover

User Ratings: 63 10

KollerCraft TM1290 First Impressions

"Don't increase the angle."

The razer blade scraping tool is great as well. I would have gone to the next size up to get the extra pressure on the inside glass. If you wait months, it gets so thick and tough, it's very hard to remove. 5 and a medium sized one for my 100 gallon reef tank. I would not have an aquarium without this. Possibly a plastic case for storage around this wet environment. I bought this based on reviews and sure enough it took care of the algae with ease.

  • KollerCraft TOM Easy Scrape Algae Remover
  • Cleans unwanted algae from glass or acrylic aquariums; includes two blades
  • ABS plastic blade gently scrapes off most naturally-occurring algae
  • Stainless steel blade removes tough algae -- ideal for glass aquariums
  • Strong no-flex handle with rubber non-slip grip
  • Can be used for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5.5 x 1 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft TM1290
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KollerCraft TM1290 Final Thoughts

"Cleans algae very well."

It works great for my tank, you may want to get a bigger pad for larger tanks. It is quite sturdy and made of stainless steel so it should last a long time. 5 gallon fluval EVO tank running a saltwater set up. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. It needs the extra support of the thicker pole. Great product and worth every penny.

Overall Score
4.2


(14 Points)

6. Gulfstream Tropical AGU00259 Mag-Float Mini Glass and Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner

User Ratings: 71 6

Gulfstream Tropical 49100025 First Impressions

"Worth its weight in gold!"

Works way better than the Mag-Float I was using. My only gripe is that the blade is not replaceable. I have two aquariums, a 49 gallon tank and a 10 gallon tank. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. When this one wears out, I will replace it with the same brand. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank.

  • Gulfstream Tropical AGU00259 Mag-Float Mini Glass and Acrylic Aquarium Cleaner
  • Mag float mini glass & acrylic
  • Simply drag the no-scratch, felt-lined handle and inside your aquarium, the scrubber follows, cleaning as it goes
  • Models available for either glass or 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 Gulfstream Tropical 49100025
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Gulfstream Tropical 49100025 Final Thoughts

"I don't use it."

I could even clean the back glass by reaching over the top of the tank. It's designed nice, very solid and it's a decent price, what's not to like about it. If they had an extension that'd be nice. There's another tool that I used to help reset the plants. Easy to install the blade, seems to be well made. The magnet is stronger and best of all it finally floats to the surface. The Gravel rake make it so much easier aswell to level out the rock.

Overall Score
4.4


(312 Points)

7. Genrics Seven Master Aquarium Woody Magnetic Scraper Tool Floating Glass Scraper for Fish Tank

Genrics First Impressions

"Very easy to use."

This is a nice tool to have is you have an aquarium. That piece makes getting the side walls a bit harder. I bought this size algae scrubber because I have a 13. Possibly I could keep the filters in my small tank. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. Also love the ability to quickly change tools with snap on head feature! For stubborn spots, you may need to scrub a bit harder.

  • Genrics Seven Master Aquarium Woody Magnetic Scraper Tool Floating Glass Scraper for Fish Tank
  • 【Comfortable and Non-slip】This woody Magnetic Scraper is ergonomically designed so it's comfortable to use, user-friendly design makes it easy to hold on when you move it around
  • 【Strong Magnetic Cleaner】 Powerful magnetic sticks tightly on the glass not fall off and controls the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle well
  • 【Two Different Blades】Specially provided two different blades, one is metal and the other is plastic, which can be used to clean the fish tank as quickly and easily as you need
  • 【Float Design】Once take down the external grip, the internal cleaner features floating function, so you never have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the tank and you can retrieve it without getting your hands wet or disturbing any aquatic animals or plants
  • 【For Glass Tank】Seven Master Scraper is only suit for 10-15mm thickness aquarium
  • Manufacture: Genrics
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genrics
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Genrics Final Thoughts

"Worth the money."

It also works well at knocking off buildup from my decorations without removing them. It's an easy to use pad that removed algae fairly easily from the acrylic. But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. This cleaning tool set has been working wonderfully. This work well at cleaning the glass and is a great price. The first one lasted for several years. I was surprised at how heavy and well built this is.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Neyouke Floating Strong Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner Brush with 2 Aqu...

User Ratings: 53

Neyouke First Impressions

"You missed a spot!"

But for the price I paid, I don't mind water running down my arm one bit. 5 inch wide razor blade to scrub algae off of the tank. But since no directions come, I thought I might mention it. So that is the first tool head I grabbed was the corner cleaner. If you have an aquarium with algae, use razer to clean them off the glass. And 23 inches roughly when its fully retracted. This scraper is a life saver for me.

  • Neyouke Floating Strong Magnetic Aquarium Glass Cleaner, Magnetic Fish Tank Cleaner Brush with 2 Aquarium Algae Scrapers
  • {Strong magnetic} forces cause the inside cleaning brush to follow the outside handle. Just wipe the outside, and the inside is cleaned!
  • {Easy Use}Clean algae and scum off of the inside of your aquarium the easy, fun way!
  • {Floating Brushes}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,TEH STRONGER TEH MAGNET.
  • {Upgrade design}The upgraded Soft handle is streamlined, anti-slippery, comfortable, labor-saving and time saving. With 2 pcs Aquarium Algae Scrapers,it will help to replace the scraper and clean the
  • Manufacture: Neyouke
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neyouke
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Neyouke Final Thoughts

"Absolutely."

It is way overkill for that small tank but I get the job done very quick. I've used this tool a couple of times now cleaning the glass on my 125gal tank. The telescoping handle is nice and makes cleaning deeper tanks a breeze. It comes with a big net, small net and a few other tools so it is worth it. Or my white bubbler across the back of my tank without this scraper. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! Just a great set of tools for the price.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

9. 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)

10. API Algae SCRAPERS and Hand HELD Pads for Acrylic Aquariums

User Ratings: 71 2

API 21 First Impressions

"It is The One!"

Don't bother with the other brands. Aside from that, I'm happy with the product! My smaller aquarium has a back aside that the brush can easily clean. The only thing i wish was different is that the net was bigger. A little more tomorrow and the next day and almost all the algae will be gone. I have bigger fish and the net is for smaller. I have a redsea 170 that is only about 35 gallons.

  • API Algae SCRAPERS and Hand HELD Pads for Acrylic Aquariums
  • Contains one (1) API ALGAE SCRAPER For Glass Aquariums 1-Count Container
  • Extra long and extra strong scraper for glass aquariums.
  • Quickly removed unsightly algae.
  • Extra-long handle keeps your hand from getting wet and supports durable scrubbing pad.
  • For use in glass aquariums only. Not 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.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 3.25 x 18 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The API 21
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Scrape Speed
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

API 21 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

Hope this review helps a few hobbyists out there. If it was half the size and maybe came with two extenders then it would be better. Keeps my aquarium looking crystal clean. Due to the tank being built in, it's very difficult to clean from the back. I used a scrubber with little result. The quality of the product is better than I had expected for the price. If I applied too much pressure, the handle would snap.

Overall Score
4.5


(4102 Points)

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