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Magnet algae cleaning question

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Printed Date: March 25 2019 at 4:30am

Topic: Magnet algae cleaning question
Posted By: Boxfish
Subject: Magnet algae cleaning question
Date Posted: April 29 2018 at 6:58pm
Hey everyone.
Just wondering if anyone used anything special when cleaning to get that tough little brown spots of algae that don't come off.
I have a great white magnet and it's great. Also have some of that abrasive plastic like scrubber pad that I can put under it for the brown stuff and it's strength last about one pass then it's done on the brown stuff.
Yes I know I can get in there with a scrapper or blade. Just looking for something with the magnet option.
Thanks in advance.

Posted By: Krazie4Acans
Date Posted: April 29 2018 at 7:26pm
Flipper magnet cleaner works great and had a scraper for those tough spots and you don't have to take it out of the water to flip it over.

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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: April 30 2018 at 12:09pm
I use the flipper routinely, and yearly have to get out the razor.


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Posted By: knowen87
Date Posted: April 30 2018 at 2:20pm
I have the tunze algae scraper. I got the large one. I love this cleaner because the only part that touches the glass are the blades. That means that it will not be able to pick up sand like some of the other ones. It also has a very small form factor so it looks good when you leave it on the glass. The blades do a good job removing all of the hard brown stuff and even smaller specs of coraline algae. The outside magnet does not cover the view of the blades so it makes it easier to see what you are trying to scrape off.  There is the option to use a metal blade but I have not put it on yet. There is so much that I like about this magnet.  

Posted By: Wrogers
Date Posted: May 01 2018 at 4:46am
I use the flipper

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Posted By: Jesterrace
Date Posted: May 16 2018 at 1:47am
I use a small mag float that seems to work pretty well.  

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