The Eheim Powerscraper is a motorized algae scraper that borrows from the technology of powered toothbrushes and razorblades. In a rather stunning marketing move Eheim has elected to not share any photos nor details on their upcoming Eheim Powerscraper. This is not all that uncommon as many manufactures are tight lipped on upcoming products until they are ready to roll them out the door. What is a bit of a shocker is that Eheim took this approach despite the fact that they have already unveiled this item during last month’s Interzoo. Their current plans are to release full technical specifications later this summer. What we do know is that the first seen Powerscrapers look much like an electric shaving razor with a scraper blade and we may have even spotted one fitting on the end of a stick or long handle. While many hobbyists are well versed in the applications of electric toothbrushes for cleaning tanks, electrical blades are certainly absent. Hobbyists needing to do some serious coralline removal with a powerful scraper will simply need to wait 4 more months when the anticipated $50 Powerscraper becomes available.
update: thanks to Acuaristica for sharing these digital renders of the Eheim powerscraper, or powercleaner, or power-whatever it is going to be called.