Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kent Marine ProScraper II Algae Scraper Demo


Every aquarium hobbyist knows the importance of regular tank maintenance. Unfortunately, for those of us with deeper tanks, it can be difficult to clean those hard-to-reach places. That's where Kent Marine's new Pro-Scraper II and Extension tool come in.

The 6-Piece Kent Marine Pro-Scraper II kit includes everything you'll need to clean the cumbersome nooks and crannies in your aquarium. A comfy non-slip rubber grip fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Extendable, corrosion-resistant fiberglass handles are built for a lifetime of cleaning and provide the proper leverage for scraping deep-down in your tank. To lock the handles in place, just twist the red connector to the right.

The Pro-Scraper II includes three glass and acrylic-safe replacable blades, each designed for specific cleaning jobs. A fabric covered blade is used for fine cleaning and swabbing to get the inside glass as clean as the outside. The plastic blade is ideal for gently scraping algae from acrylic and glass tanks alike. The rust-resistant stainless-steel blade is recommended for removing coralline algae and calcified deposits from glass aquariums. 

Blades slide into the head and snap securely into place. To remove the head, press the button and pull it out. Once you've got your desired scraper blade locked into the head, you can plug the head into the handle. Squeeze the sides of the clip and insert it into the slot. It will making a snapping noise when it attaches. Now you're ready to clean your aquarium.

The Pro-Scraper II also includes a short handle for cleaning stubborn spots or tight areas. We find it useful for cleaning salt screep from the water line.

The JBJ Pro-Scaper II is currently available in 5 sizes, from a 5 1/2" short handle to a Goliath 24" that extends to a full 36". The model used in our demonstration was the 16" to 24" variation, perfect for our 19" deep tank.

If you have any questions about the JBJ Pro-Scraper II or any other aquarium products, give us a call at 1-800-566-FISH or leave us a comment in the comment section.