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API Extra Long Algae Scraper for Acrylic Aquariums

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Help remove algae from those hard-to-reach places with API’s Algae Scraper. This cleaning tool is specially designed for acrylic aquariums and has an extra-long handle to help keep you dry. The durable, 18" long scraper comes with a double-sided scrubbing pad to scrape off algae quickly and easily without damaging your tank’s delicate surface. And to help treat and control algae, try using the scraper with API’s Algaefix solution. Keep your finned friends’ home clean and pristine with API’s algae-fighting solutions!

Key Benefits
  • Quickly and easily scrubs away unsightly algae from your acrylic aquarium.
  • 18-inch scraper designed with extra-long handle helps keep your hand from getting wet.
  • Designed with a durable, double-sided scrubbing pad.
  • Helps you reach those hard-to-reach places with accuracy and control.
  • Manually removing algae, along with using an algaecide is key to treating and controlling algae growth.

Help treat and control algea with API's Algaefix Control Solution.

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  • Dimensions
    18 x 3.25 x 2.5 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish

Can I use an API scraper on any type of aquarium?

No. API designs two separate scrapers for two different types of aquarium material: glass and acrylic. The appropriate scraper should be used on the corresponding tank to reduce the risk of scratching or damaging your aquarium.

When should I use the API ALGAE SCRAPER?

Use the API ALGAE SCRAPER to eliminate unsightly algae on aquarium walls as needed, but roughly once a week at a minimum to ensure tank cleanliness and clarity. Use any time algae accumulates on the walls of your aquarium.

Can this be used on thinner plastic tanks, like the API 360 view 6 gallon tank?

This API scraper is designed for acrylic tanks only since they’re scratch-resistant. The API Aquarium Tropical 360 View Aquarium Starter Kit in the 6-gallon is constructed of crystal-clear, impact-resistant acrylic, so this scraper would work for that tank.

What is the width of the cleaning pad of API ALGAE SCRAPER?

The measurements of the cleaning pad of API ALGAE SCRAPER are 3 x 3 x 1 inches.

Fish Care Made Easier

API is a name you can trust when it comes to taking care of fish. Not only are they passionate about fishkeeping, but they're dedicated to improving the hobby and making it easier to maintain the ideal aquatic environment. From helping the novice set up a new tank to providing state-of-the-art filters for advanced systems, you can rely on API's dedication to quality.

Fish Care Made Easier
Maintain the Perfect Setup

Maintain the Perfect Setup

Fishkeeping is a much easier task with API, because they've taken all the guesswork out of setting up a tank and maintaining it. Their proven treatments include water conditioners and clarifiers, fish medications, pH adjusters, algaecides and quick-start solutions—all designed to keep your aquarium crystal clear and your fish happy and healthy.

Testing Is Key

Once you've started a new aquarium, the only way to keep it in perfect balance is with routine water testing. API gives you all the tools you need to create a nurturing environment for both fish and live plants. Their comprehensive Master Test Kits are tailored to freshwater, saltwater or reef environments, and individual tests for things like pH, ammonia or nitrites leave nothing up to chance.

Testing Is Key
Clearing the Water

Clearing the Water

API offers reliable three-step filtration for tanks of all sizes with their FILSTAR XP Canister filters and wide variety of filter media. These powerful filters constantly circulate the water, trapping organic waste and odors, removing harmful ammonia and contaminants, and helping good bacteria to thrive in the tank.

Superior Nutrition

Feeding your aquarium inhabitants, whether they're tropical fish, turtles or newts, is something that can be tricky without the right food. API developed a special diet for every type of fish—one that's highly palatable, which leads to less waste in the tank. And that means less ammonia to cloud the water. For your turtle friends, premium floating pellets and stick treats provide multiple vitamins for a stronger, healthier shell.

Superior Nutrition
About API

About API

Through extensive and continuous research and development, API created quality products for all levels of fishkeeping. As people who are passionate about fish care, they understand the rewards of keeping up a successful aquarium or aquarium. With easy-to-read guides and premium treatments, foods, filters and testing equipment, API helps aquarists establish and maintain an environment where fish can flourish.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy Rocks

    By Putsy on Jun 30, 2020

    Wonderful service. No matter my needs - be it aquarium needs, foods for either my cat or dog, the service is prompt and accurate. I didn’t receive an order in the past & they kindly sent a repeat order at no charge. Such a blessing. You’re appreciated at CHEWY! God bless you for your exemplary service and standards.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy for intended use

    By GG80 on Aug 25, 2020

    It works just fine as expected and helps to keep the sides of the tank cleaner.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to handle

    By Vinny on Jun 12, 2020

    It's really easy to handle, works as advertised. it's BIGGER than I thought since I used to have an old one for glass tank and assumed they would be of the same size.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Keep it clean

    By Atlas on Jul 2, 2019

    This long handled scraper help to keep the aquarium sides clean. I have a tall aquarium and this does the job perfectly.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware sponge fibers

    By HarleyM on Mar 28, 2019 top1000Contributor

    I washed and washed the sponge, as directed, before trying to use it in my aquarium. Despite running water through it repeatedly, as soon as I put it in the aquarium, fibers of the material spread all over the tank. I don’t know if it is cheap materials or a bad batch. I had to try to get out as much as I could so as not to harm my fish. I’m still in shock that API could use such cheap materials that could harm our pets.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works okay

    By Babs on Jun 19, 2019

    Handle is a bit long, but other than that, it works fine to clear the algae from the sides of my 10-gallon aquarium.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Really Extra Long

    By Atlas on Nov 19, 2018

    It does the job but the handle is only 14.5" not 18" like I thought. Even then entire product is only 17". I assumed the handle part was 18". My mistake for assuming.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems fine

    By Hatlno on Jan 11, 2019

    Excellent price. Seems that it will work perfect, thank you

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Billed as extra long but...

    By Robert on Jan 1, 2018

    This algae Scraper is about as good as any of the others. I chose it because the Extra Long title. if this is an extra Long product It still isn't long enough to reach the bottom of my 129 Gallon Tall Tank. With that said it does a great job or scrubbing away algae, but don't they all...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It cleans the tank

    By MLinLA on Jan 5, 2018

    This is a simple item which works well. My last algae scraper lasted almost 10 years. Hopefully this one (and me) will last at least that long.

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