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Old 11-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Sure Grip Magnetic Powerhead Holder

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Has anyone tried these yet? If so, where did you buy them? They seem kind of expensive at 24.95 for the 50 and 34.95 for the 100 series. (Difference being how thick your glass is). They are more expensive then the power head themselves.

I am tired of the power head falling off the wall and disturbing the coral, sand, etc. in my tank until we happen to find it when we get home from work. So, thinking this might be a solution.

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Got mine from MarineDepot. Love them. Yeah... they're pricey, but I was setting up a brand new system and at $25 the cost was just in the background noise!

Not only do they keep me from worrying about the suction cups giving out like they do in my saltwater storage/mix tank, the unexpected benefit from them is that it's reaaaallllly easy to remove the powerhead for cleaning, etc. The little part that fits on the powerhead just slides on and off the magnet half so you can leave the magnets in place and not mess with them. Puts the powerhead right back in the same place each time. No muss, no fuss.

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Old 11-09-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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a cheaper alternative that others use are cleaning magnets that you can get at wal mart for a few bucks in the pet department and glue them on to the magnet
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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if you go the cleaning magnet route, just be sure that you glue it in such a way that you won't be prevented from doing any normal maintenance to the pump
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Hot glue is wonderful for this purpose it is semi permanate and can be removed and redone with hot glue HTH
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I got lucky and got a set for my brithday from my girlfriend! They are really cool though! However for $25 a magnet per PH I think I'm going to take your guys advice for my other PH's and glue it to a cleaning magnet!
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:06 PM   #7
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I never heard of a "Cleaning magnet". What is it's original purpose? Do you mean a mag cleaner?

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yeah a mag cleaner is the same thing.
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OK, so now that I understand you are referring to the mag cleaner, please tell me how you do this? You hot glue or glue your powerhead itself to a mag cleaner? Anyone have a pic of this?

Thanks so much!

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I do not have a pic but you heat your hot glue up .... take the inside part(dry) for the tank and place the glue on it smoosh it to the PH and let cool take the magnet with the power head place into your tank place the second magnet on to the out side of the tank volia there it is move into position HTH
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