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Old 05-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question What's the best magnetic algae cleaner?

I've seen a bunch of different types...

Ones that hang by a cord...
Ones that float
Ones that have some sort of fabric (Marina/Hagen)
Ones that involve a shark in their name branding

Basically, if you were to buy one for small cleanups....is it better to go up a size?

I have a 75 gallon tank and know the stronger magnets are for wider glass but I didn't know if I should always buy the biggest one possible or not...

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None of those are going to get coralline off effectively, but for your run of the mill algae I have no problems with my magfloat, which obviously floats :P
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There's not a single tank in my house that doesn't have a Magfloat in it as I'm typing. No scratches, no scuffs, and no complaints.
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Honestly, I stopped using them. They will eventually scratch your tank. If you plan on leaving it in the tank, things grow on it and will scratch glass. I just get wet and use a sponge (aquarium kind). My tank is scratch from my magfloat.
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mag floats are the best, Ive been using them for years with no scratches, keep them away from the iron substrate and you will be fine. I remove mine every week and clean them just to insure there is nothing in the pads. Go with a mag float and youll never be happier.
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