Magnetic glass cleaner

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  1. LilReef

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    I'm just now starting to look into magnetic glass cleaners. Which brand/ brands have you found to be best and give good results? Thanks
     
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    I like algae-free. Strong magnet, comes with a couple varieties of pads.
     
  4. David Grigor

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    Unless your doing a very large tank with thick glass, its tough the beat a magfloat on price and quality. Mine are well over 8years old, I've never had one split or rot the magnet like some of the magnet holders will. Get the blade attachment for it and even better.
     
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    On my smaller tanks I use Flipper Magnetic Cleaner and they work good, but I just got an algae-free for my big tank and its amazing!
     
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    I forgot about the flipper option. I wanted to try on but never had a real reason since the magfloat has never failed no reason to replace it ain't broken.
     
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    If the tank is new and glass. I would skip on the mag glass cleaner and just get the metal scraper. I use to use the mag cleaner but crap always got stuck between the mag and glass and creates scratches. Now that im using the glass scraper i no longer scratch the glass.
     
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    What brand of glass scraper are you referring to so I can look it up?
     
  9. yell0w

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    Google kent glass scrapper.
     
  10. NightOwl

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    My favorite has always been tunze.
     
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    I love my flipper. I pretty much only ever use the scraper side. But it is really easy to move around the corners on the tank.
     
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    Are the magnets pretty strong on the Flipper and Tunze? I hear they are very strong on the Algae Free. My question on the Algae Free is if you glue the scraper blade on then when the blade goes dull do you have to buy another new Algae Free magnetic cleaner all over again each time?
     
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  13. jlanger

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    I have the Mag-Float Scrape Large Plus+ Float-400 glass cleaner.
    Although a tad spendy, it is worth every penny.
    The magnets are incredibly strong. And the scraper blades are extremely effective and easily replaceable with no scratches on the glass.
    One of my best purchases for maintenance, for sure.
     
  14. Fragtastic Reef

    Fragtastic Reef We Dont Frag Around! Rare fish and more
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    The Tunze care magnets have been getting really good reviews and feedback. Otherwise I would say the Flipper.
     

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