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Old 09-23-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
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magnets for cleaning glass

I want to buy a magnet for cleaning a 75 gallon tank. What would you suggest?/ Any other advice for cleaning?

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I like the MAGFLOATS. I always suggest purchasing one size larger than they recommend for your tank size. That will let the scrapper have better contact with the inside of the glass.

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Me too, Magfloats are great and worth the money. I still get in there and hand scrub once a week to get the top and bottom of the tank by the lip and the harder to remove algaes so that don't get a foothold. I have a 75 and have the mag that is about 4inches by 2 inches. I would probably get the bigger one that is a cube.
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They're really good but I had 1 problem with it, to fat. My rockwork is really close to the glass and the magfloats were just to fat to fit between the rockwork and the glass, so I got a twister magnet cleaner. It doesn't float but it will squeeze in there to clean my glass. Its got a plastic loop that I've attached some fishing line to so I don't have to get my hands wet when pulling it out.

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The Magfloats are great, unless youre in the same situation as Umpa Lumpa. I swear by mine!
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Glass or acrylic.... If glass I like the Mag float, cheaper then others out there.
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yes i got one for my acrylic and yes i got the acrylic kind and some sand got behind it and i scratched the crap out of my tank so be very carefull i no longer use it for my acrlic only for my glass tanks
my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Mag float deffinatly the way to go for glass. I haven't got any acrylic so you on you own with that one. Also use the kent pro scraper great for those hard to reach places in the back of the aquarium
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