The large model of Waterbox's new Magnetic Glass Cleaner.
The large model of Waterbox’s new Magnetic Glass Cleaner.

via Waterbox Aquariums

The second new product to debut during a recent Waterbox Aquariums livestream is two models of magnetic algae scrapers.

Every surface accounted for
Our magnets float and are easy to move from panel to panel, keeping the front, sides, and back panes of glass looking brand new.

Stay Dry.
Cleaning your aquarium doesn’t have to be messy. Our magnetic approach to cleaning your glass means keeping your hands clean and dry.

It Floats
If you lose contact with the internal magnet, don’t worry—our magnet floats to the top for easy retrieval.

Powerful against stubborn algae.
Designed for daily maintenance, our magnets keep stubborn algae from ever appearing, keeping your aquarium crystal clear and in pristine shape. Our larger magnet includes an added scraper attachment to minimize work on larger aquariums.

Backed by Waterbox.
Our magnets were designed by Waterbox Aquariums® for Waterbox Aquariums. With proper use, they will keep your aquarium clean and in exquisite shape for years to come.

The large magnetic algae scarper components from top to bottom: dry side, removable plastic scraper blade, and wet algae removal side.
The large magnetic algae scarper components from top to bottom: dry side, removable plastic scraper blade, and wet algae removal side.


  • Ergonomically designed beechwood dry side.
  • Floating wet side for easy retrieval
  • Our powerful magnets allow for easy daily cleanup of algae buildup
  • Safe for use on all glass aquariums
  • Durable scraper allows removal of algae without damaging the glass
  • Comes with a replacement felt pad and brush pad

What’s Included

  • 1x External magnetic handle with felt
  • 1x Internal magnetic brush
  • 1x Scraper attachment (large model only)
  • 1x Replacement felt pad
  • 1x Replacement brush pad

Waterbox recommends these magnetic algae scrapers were designed for every-other-day type usage and recommends removing these scrapers from the aquarium and rinsing them after use. Waterbox also strongly recommends storing the dry and wet sides separately, as the magnets are very strong and could be difficult to separate.

The small model does not include the removable scraper attachment and is approximately rated for small aquariums up to those in the 3-4 foot length. The large model is recommended for 3-4 foot tanks up to 7-8 feet. A chart of recommendations is available on the Waterbox website, and a medium model is planned to round out the algae scraper line in the future. Replacement components should start to be available around May 2022.

Watch the Algae Scraper announcement from Waterbox Aquariums

A detailed instructional video is anticipated for release on the Waterbox YouTube channel in the coming days.


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