The Best Algae Scrapers for Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

We keep aquariums to enjoy what’s inside so it’s important to get yourself a good quality algae scraper. Don’t let algae stand in your way of full aquarium viewing enjoyment. There are two types of algae scrapers. Magnetic scrapers and…

Seachem Scraper has Innovative Retractable and Reversible Blades

The Seachem Scraper is an innovative new aquarium cleaning accessory from a company best known for its long history of making aquarium additives. Seachem has really gotten into the aquarium accessory segment in recent years with coral cutters, plant scissors,…

Bubble Magus Carbon Fiber Pro Scraper

If you’re a fan of Carbon Fiber, and we mean the real stuff that the skins, then you’re going to love the new Pro Scraper from Bubble Magus. Made out of 100% carbon fiber this new tool will make short…

Aquatop adds LEDs to magnetic algae scrubber, can we innovate the algae scrubber any more?

Aquatop added LEDs to a magnetic algae scrubber and seeing the new product led us questioning can we innovate the magnetic algae scrubber any more? First off, lets take a quick pass at the Aquatop algae magnet with LEDs (we…

Tunze Care Magnet Review: Tunze’s novel design hits all the high marks

When it comes to reimagining the trusty magnetic algae scraper, it takes a certain kind of curiosity, and creativity, to take a step back and ask yourself how the device could be improved. We all want an algae scraper with…

Tunze redefines the algae scraper with the Care Magnet

Tunze’s new “Care Magnet” is a welcome refresh/addition of their cleaning magnets and it’s quite innovative! The magnet portion doesn’t actually touch the glass, thereby reducing scratches from sand particles. All the scraping is done via the scraper blades, available…

CoralVue to carry Flipper Cleaner product line

We just learned that CoralVue is now the exclusive North American distributor for the Flipper Cleaner product line. The Flipper is a magnet algae scraper and cleaner that allows you to flip sides with a twist of the outer handle.…

Flipper algae scraper is a near perfect clone of the Mag-Flip

The Flipper magnetic algae scraper is somewhat confusing to us; on the one hand it looks like a near perfect copy of the Mag-Flip algae scrapers we’ve been using in our tanks for years but they claim to be using…

Nimble Nano & Nimble Super: hands on and comparison of this capable algae scraping magnet

The Nimble Nano and Nimble Super are two models from a reef DIYer turned manufacturer Jerome Mopsik. We love it when a company focuses on a single product or market category as it means that they will usually pay attention…

Portal aquarium viewer now shipping for glass or acrylic, ‘long lens’ also available separately

It’s no secret that we think very highly of the Portal aquarium viewer from Innovative Viewing Systems. The novel magnifying glass is literally a portal into the finer details of your reef tank, which is excellent for getting up close…