Best aquarium glass cleaner

So you’ve got algae on your glass and you want to get rid of it?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve been running tropical aquariums of all shapes and sizes for years and have tried many different glass cleaners, from magnets to brushes on sticks.

If you’ve got algae on your fish tank glass then we have the best cleaner for you right here- and as a sneak preview, it’s a very cheap solution.

Aquarium Glass Cleaner Guide - How to clean your tank

Best Algae cleaner for tropical aquariums

We’re called small tanks but have tested this product on my Jewel Trigon 190-litre corner tank, which is generally a pain to clean! I’ve also put it through its paces on a 57 litre Fluval Flex with a curved front.

This product will work on any size of tank including corner tanks and bow fronted tanks.

Here it is below, its a great cleaner for stubborn algae on the tank and nimble enough to fit into the corners to get your tank looking like new again.

QYOnline 25.6″ Algae Scraper

Best Algae Cleaner


  • Easy of use
  • Value
  • Packaging
  • Durability
  • Stainless Steel so no worries about rust
  • Blades can be easily replaced
  • Scrapes even tough algae off the glass in your tank
  • The best glass cleaner we’ve ever used

Notes for use

  • It’s got a very sharp blade so keep it away from children and pets
  • Due to the sharp blade you need to be careful around the silicone on your tank
  • Again due to the blade you need to keep to a slow smooth motion when using or it may scratch the tank. It’s is really easy to use you just can’t scrape it around crazily or you’ll damage the tank.

Here’s how it looks in use

*please note that the tank only looks like this as I’ve just returned from holiday, the tank currently has no algae eaters as I’m just establishing a carpet of dwarf hair grass so took them out.- this is not how I keep my tanks! I usually scrape them once every month if the algae eaters are doing their jobs.

Bad algae on fish tank

I’ve half cleaned the front and it now looks like this

Algae cleaned off corner fish tank

As you can see there is a massive difference in the tank and it only took a few minutes to do the whole tank even right down in the corners.

Since buying this product I’ve been very impressed with it and would rate it as the best glass cleaner I’ve used in any nano aquarium.

It’s considerably better, not to mention less effort, than a magnetic cleaner that will get your tank clean to some extent but not as clean as this.

If you want crystal clear glass then this is the cleaner you need.

5 thoughts on “Best aquarium glass cleaner”

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  2. Hi, I am just keen to understand why is it a pain to clean Juwel Trigon 190L ? I just read your review about this tank and I was interested in buying one.
    Would you mind sharing your tank cleaning experience for Juwel Trigon please. Is it difficult because of curved glass ?


    • Hi, it’s really easy. I have 10 small algae eaters and just need to clean the glass about once every 2 to 3 months. The only challenge is the depth of the glass – I usually have to take my top of to get to the bottom without my t shirt getting wet!

      • Thanks, I understand now. Other option to avoid deeper glass would be Juwel Vision. I presume it will be little easier to reach glass corners while cleaning. Any thought ?

        BTW, I really liked to keep natural plants, but my friends (fish keeper) are suggesting to go for artificial plants, as it will be easy to clean. Do you have any blog on cleaning planted aquariums ?



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