API Extra Long Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums, slide 1 of 1

API Extra Long Algae Scraper for Glass Aquariums

  • List Price:


  • Price:

    $7.29 FREE 1-3 dayShipping over $49

  • You Save:

    $2.92 (29%)

In stock
cw-icon-heart Created with Sketch. Add to Favorites

Help remove algae from those hard-to-reach places with API’s Algae Scraper. This cleaning tool is specially designed for glass 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 glass 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.

For Glass Aquariums Only. Do not us 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. If aquarium gravel is picked up on pad, wash off before using since gravel will scratch acrylic surfaces. Do not use pressures so extreme as might scratch or break aquarium.

Help keep your aquarium extra clean with API's Algaefix solution.

See all items by API

  • Item Number
  • 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.

Shop API

Rating: 4.6 of 5 stars 36 Reviews 36 Reviews 4.7 out of 5 Stars

Filter reviews by star rating

100% Recommend

100% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 4.6 of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

You've Already Reviewed This Item

36 Reviews

Showing 1-10 of 36 Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great cleaner!

    By Ehuanochtli on Nov 17, 2021

    This takes a bit of elbow grease but works well even when you let your fish tank get too dirty. The long handle is great, and the brush is quite sturdy and rigid.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase

    By Lily28 on Oct 2, 2021

    Bought this for my daughter to clean her fish tank. She really likes it because she doesn’t have to bend over anymore! Gets the corners clean too.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Does it's job

    By Jackie on May 23, 2021

    Good product that does exactly what it's supposed to. Long enough for my 5 and 10 gallon tanks that I dont need to put my arms into the tank. I like that it easily gets algae in the corners too. It does soak up a good bit of water though so just make you sure you have a towel when you're done cleaning.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Efficient glass cleaning tool

    By Fernfrog on Feb 6, 2021

    I have been using a dish scrubber to clean algae off the tank walls each week. It's hard on my shoulders and back to reach into the corners of the tank. (A plant acquisition introduced green hair algae into my tank and it's hard to get off.) This scraper not only gets into the corners much more easily than my arms do, but is thinner so doesn't uproot the plants and is much better at getting the algae off the walls than the dish scrubber was.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    By Sami on Apr 27, 2021

    we have a twenty gallon goldfish tank, this is the perfect size for a quick cleaning

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Scrapes algae off in a jiffy

    By Liz2981 on Dec 30, 2020

    I got these to replace our ratty old algae scrapers and I am so glad I did. These work like a charm, making light work of scraping any algae off of the glass. Glad I bought two just in case one wears out!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    By lady on Oct 17, 2020

    Good brush, does the job it's supposed to do. May need to scrub a little bit harder to get corners but I think there are other Types of Brushes for corners.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Manual Brush

    By Angie on Sep 21, 2020

    Good at getting rid of even the most stubborn glass algae. Will takes a few scrub overs at times but gets the job done well.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Clunky but works

    By JuMunchie on May 4, 2020

    It works. Short story long, it's big and awkward to use. Much more effective than the magnetic contraption I had been using. I just wish it was easier to maneuver.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected!

    By MelD on Apr 17, 2020

    I needed to replace my current brush and so I ordered this one. Its very sturdy and the cleaning area on the brush is very nice. Really great item for the price. Will buy again!!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report