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jservedio

So what's everybody's favorite magnetic cleaner for your tanks with 3/8" to 1/2" these days? My little mag float is far too weak for 10mm glass and they are all $50+ now, so what do you guys use and why is it the best or why is it a piece of garbage?

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Clown79

Flipper mag

 

Tried a bunch of them but none compare to the flipper. 

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jservedio
13 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Flipper mag

 

Tried a bunch of them but none compare to the flipper. 

Thank you, I was looking at this or the piranha and you've made the decision a lot easier!

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Clown79

Honestly couldn't do without it. So skinny it's get into tiny spaces, love that it actually scrapes well plus the soft side for film algae.

 

I replace the blade yearly if that and I use it on 3 tanks.

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GraniteReefer

Hammerhead float plus for thick glass

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jservedio
4 hours ago, GraniteReefer said:

Hammerhead float plus for thick glass

Even for 10mm glass? That seems really strong for my glass. Is it really better than than the flipper, and if so, is it double the price better?

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GraniteReefer
9 hours ago, jservedio said:

Even for 10mm glass? That seems really strong for my glass. Is it really better than than the flipper, and if so, is it double the price better?

I gave that one as the original post said up to 1/2” glass, when I had my Red Sea reefer 250 the hammerhead was needed for sure, now I use it in my freshwater 110xh as that has thick glass too.  The flipper will suffice for 10mm glass, I don’t think it will float or have a nice looking wood block for a handle though

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Clown79
3 hours ago, GraniteReefer said:

I gave that one as the original post said up to 1/2” glass, when I had my Red Sea reefer 250 the hammerhead was needed for sure, now I use it in my freshwater 110xh as that has thick glass too.  The flipper will suffice for 10mm glass, I don’t think it will float or have a nice looking wood block for a handle though

It does float

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mcarroll

You aren't gonna go wrong with an Algae Free magnet (eg Piranha), though your wallet might not forgive you.  😉

 

All of Tunze's traditional scrapers have always gotten high marks and they go on walls up to 2" thick!!!  😯  Their new Care Magnet (replaces the older small-sized cleaning magnets) is pretty interesting.

A MagFloat just like you have but with the new (not so new) clip-one razor attachment is very nice.

 

Lots of good options!

 

Personally I run a MagFloat with the old-style glue on razor...can't recall the company but it was a popular aftermarket add-on.  If I was buying today I'd try out the Tunze Care Magnet.

 

Hopefully those opinions will help a little.

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