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Old 09-20-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Mag float for 1" acrylic...anyone?

Anyone ever used a mag float on 1" acrylic? Is it worth buying for something that thick? I am afraid it will not produce enough pressure to do any good.
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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A guy in our club had a 450 tank. He used a mag float on that. I think he had .75" glass, though I'm not positive. I do know that whatever float he had on that thing you couldn't MOVE it on his tank!! It was a struggle to move around. There was definitely enough pressure on it and I can't imagine what would happen if you put the two mags together on the outside of the tank. I don't think you'd ever get them apart. I'm thinking you'll find something suitable as long as you check the specs before purchase.

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I had a problem in the tang QT and lost some of them. I will repurchase in a few weeks. The clowns, butterfly, hawkfish, gobies, foxface, chromis, trigger are all fine though. I will intro some to main in a week or two.
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Wow! What kind of problem did you have? Sorry to hear about your losses.
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Will Mag-Floats scrape Acrylic tanks?
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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the large mag float should work for you
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:03 PM   #7
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The Mag-Float will scratch acrylic if there is sand particles stuck in the grooves. Tirust me, I have already done it.

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If you get sand stuck in it, it will scratch glass too. You just need to be very very careful!
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Sometimes I try to clean the surface right above the sand, but every now and then, the Mag Float gets a few particles in it. Sometimes I don't even notice until I ran it across. That stunk!

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