Aqueon Algae Cleaning Magnet for Aquariums

By Aqueon
Rated 4.3733 out of 5 stars


Selected: Size:


Selected: Size:

$9.49Chewy Price
$12.99Chewy Price

Save Extra 25% Off at Checkout

In Stock
FREE 1-3 day delivery on first-time orders over $35

About This Item


  • Easiest solution for removing algae from the walls of your glass or acrylic aquarium
  • The cleaning magnet works to clean the inside of the aquarium as it slides along to follow the outside magnetic handle
  • An abrasive pad is included for regular glass aquariums as well as a softer felt pad with greater scratch prevention for acrylic tanks
  • Remove algae effectively and easily
  • Inner cleaning magnet will sink to the bottom of the tank for easy retrieval instead of floating away

See More


Play Video: Learn More About Aqueon From Our Team of Experts
Learn More About Aqueon From Our Team of Experts

Frequently Bought Together

This Item – Aqueon Algae Cleaning Magnet for Aquariums, Small
Rated 4.3733 out of 5 stars
$9.49Chewy Price

Save Extra 25% Off at Checkout

Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer & Siphon Kit for Aquariums, Medium
Rated 4.1597 out of 5 stars
$8.99Chewy Price
Penn-Plax Quick-Net Fish Tank Aquarium Catch Net, 4-in
Rated 4.4688 out of 5 stars
$2.49Chewy Price
Total Price: $20.97

Compare Similar Items

Customer Rating
Rated 4.3733 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 4.6923 out of 5 stars
Rated 4.4118 out of 5 stars
$9.49Chewy Price
$5.48Chewy Price
$8.99Chewy Price
$9.80Chewy Price
$6.48Chewy Price
Fish TypeMarine Fish, Tropical FreshwaterBetta, Bottom Feeder, Cichlid...Marine Fish, Tropical FreshwaterMarine Fish, Tropical FreshwaterTropical Freshwater
Aquarium TypeSaltwater, FreshwaterSaltwater, FreshwaterSaltwater, FreshwaterSaltwater, FreshwaterFreshwater

Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions

Can you leave it in the tank
Answer by ChewyApr 23, 2018
This product is safe to be left in the tank. If the magnets become separated, the inner cleaning magnet will sink to the bottom of the tank for easy retrieval instead of floating away.

Will this magnet leave any scratch marks on the aquarium?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2018
The magnet itself will not leave scratch marks in the aquarium. However, if it traps gravel or sand substrate between itself and the glass. This could cause scratching. For best results, clean only within 1/2" of the substrate with the cleaning magnet.

Does this require or have the option for replacement heads?
Answer by ChewyNov 01, 2019
At this time, replacements parts are not available for this product.

Will this work for a small plastic fish tank?
Answer by ChewyJun 06, 2019
This magnet was made to remove algae from the walls of glass or acrylic aquariums and will not work on plastic.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 4.3733 out of 5 stars
75 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

74 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By chas on Aug 26, 2023

very good!

Be careful bc it does bring its self together fast! Comes with a cleaner for a regular glass or different class but honestly works great! (I did pinch my fingers a few times bc the magnets are strong as long as you both have them sitting on the glass, and slowly slide into each other will be fine but it helps clean the glass perfectly

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on Aug 24, 2023
Top 1000 Contibutor

Sturdy cleaner

I used this magnet cleaner on a large fish tank at my job and it worked well. The magnet is strong. It is somewhat difficult to drag around but it gets the job done.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Matt on Nov 3, 2023


Small size and weak scrubbing

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rita on Jun 15, 2023

Algae cleaning magnet

Very nice. The magnet is really strong. Cleans the tank from algae. I love it

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anon on Jan 17, 2023

Scrub the algae away

I recently bought this along with a new light for my aquarium. It is easy to use and functional. I don not have any issues with it scratching the surface or leaving any algae behind. My fish does not seem to mind it either. I would suggest this to my friends

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Walter on Jan 3, 2023

cleaner skips when sliding across glass

Tried both pads the cleaner comes with and both different sides but when cleaning it aggressively skips and scares all of the fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By tank on Aug 15, 2022

Cleans Better than hand scrubbing!!!!

Cleans easy, I Love it. Will be ordering more.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on Feb 8, 2022

Makes cleaning algae easier

I keep one of these in my 75 gallon planted goldfish tank, and it makes keeping the algae off the viewing side of the aquarium much easier and cleaner than when I used a wand to do the same. With having so many floaters on top (dwarf water lettuce), the algae wand was getting too difficult to maneuver. Plus, I always had to manage drippage when removing the wand and find a place to let it dry out between uses. Since this cleaning magnet stays in the tank, it eliminates such need. It also is already under the floaters so that I don't need to maneuver through and around them.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Brooke on Jan 8, 2022

Hard to move and scared my fish

This magnet is extremely strong, with two attachments, an abrasive attachment for glass aquariums and a softer attachment for acrylic aquariums. I used this on my 55 gallon aquarium and it scared tf out of my fish. It is not a smooth path, often times it skips and shakes my entire aquarium. My fish were extremely stressed out, and started to jump. I would not recommend this. The magnet is too strong and does not smoothly clean the glass. Also it only works for soft algae.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AquaticsNewbie on Mar 19, 2022

Strong magnet

I am happy to say this magnet does the trick ! Caution: Read instructions, fingers could get hurt. very pleased with how it cleaned. and easy to use. Happy with Chewy's fast service.