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Featured Best Magnet Cleaner

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Bizzle Wizzle, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Bizzle Wizzle

    Bizzle Wizzle Registered

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    As above for 15mm glass
     
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    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    I use the Tunze safety cleaner. Comes with blades too if needed


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    Better than the flipper?
     
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    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I couldn't get on with the flipper.


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  5. doug_amanda

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    the flipper wins hands down for me.
     
  6. damo666

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    TMC Aqua habitats. Again has a built in blade, deals with calcium/coraline algae deposits with ease. Care needed bringing the 2 parts together, extremely strong magnet. Half the price of the flipper, comes with 3 blades.
     
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    Tunze strong no scratched glass as it doesn't pick up sand like most.
     
  8. Realist

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    Flipper any day of the week.
     
  9. MissM

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    I concur ...flipper
     
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    The large only does up to 12 mm doesn't it?
     
  11. Realist

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    I have used the flipper for years and works a treat but each to their own.

     
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    I had the flipper on my last tank... its been a few years so was just exploring new designs etc... looks like another one on this new tank tbh. I am limited due to the 15mm thick glass also
     
  13. Realist

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    Then you need the Flipper Cleaner Max which covers Aquariums up to 25mm thick.

    The standard RED does 12mm.
     
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    Sorry mate, yes, just checked, 12mm. Didn't know as glass thickness wasn't a consideration when I bought it
     
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    On the tunze one the magnet doesn't touch the inside glass so impossible to pick up sand and get scratches. It's more expensive than the flipper though


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    I thought the flipper was £75 and the tunze £50?
    I cant decide between them..!!
     
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    Bloody hell, didn't think the big one was that dear. Not worth that


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    But if it does the job ??
     
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    Made my own out of acrylic sheet, Velcro a plastic nut and screw + standard razor blades (cheap as chips to replace the blades therefore). Have been using it now for 3 years and is still going strong.

    The strong earth magnets I use make it suitable for nice thick glass as well :):aaaaa::)
     
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    Oh and the best bit, is that my home made one cost me about £10 (with 9 spare blades) :banana: also thanks to its curved rear end, it goes round corners ever so smoothly.
     
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