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Old 12-11-2009, 7:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Best maintenance product I've purchased EVER

ok I've GOT to brag on this product a little.

One of the WORST jobs about keeping a tank is the glass cleaning IMO (maybe because my tank is acrylic). It takes me like 25 mins PER SIDE to do a really good job and make sure I don't scratch stuff up.

NO MORE

I've got to say that MIGHTY MAGNETS are the BEST mag cleaners I've EVER used. EVER. I've used Mag Floats and even Magnavores (nothing to snub ur nose at those magnavores) but the MIGHTY MAGNET is BY FAR the best. It's just nice to finally find a product that WORKS EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED.

1) The cleaning side is bigger than most other mag cleaners

2) The scrub pads do what they are suppose to do without scratching
... the one that takes off coraline.. DOES take off coraline .. and does it VERY FAST without scratching my tank.

3) The algae dozer pads work!!!

I DON't WORK FOR THESE GUYS.. but if you need or know someone who needs a mag cleaner for christmas. THIS IS THE TICKET. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL PRODUCT A+ SECOND TO NONE. VERY MUCH WORTH THE $$.

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Old 12-11-2009, 7:40 AM   #2
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Yup Ive been trying to tell people these things rock! Those dozer pads are the ticket for sure!

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Old 12-11-2009, 9:24 AM   #3
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hmmmmmmmmmmm

my mag float is darn near worthless....

does your acrylic kinda... bulge? thats what makes my mag float so useless, only the top/bottom edges make contact, means I got to go up and down, which then kicks up sand with that motion. just a bad situation all around... but I presume its my tank thats the problem and all mags would have a similair issue with my tank.

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Looks like its time to upgrade from a mag float. How much is one that does a tank 1" thick acrylic?

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Old 12-11-2009, 9:37 AM   #5
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Looks like its time to upgrade from a mag float. How much is one that does a tank 1" thick acrylic?

http://www.mightymagnets.com/


I went with the F-4 which was $180 but my tank is 3/4".... your tank would need the F-6 which is $250... + cost of the extra pads which include the white,brown,and dozer pads... I would recommend buying a few of them all..the white pads are for light algae on the tank, brown for more stubborn algae, and the dozer pads get the coralline and real stubborn stuff off with ease.. I tend to skip the white pads, since I dont clean as much as I should, but they are nice to have, and the magnet actually comes with a few of them anyways...

The trick with these are:
1. dont leave the magnets in the tank after using them..
2. Wash them out in between pad changes,and after every use
3. Also clean the outside of the tank with Novus Cleaning spray before using the magnet http://www.mightymagnets.com/cleaningk.htm

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For that price it better do what it is supposed to... whew... I will keep this in mind if I ever have an acrylic tank!

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Are the dozer pads really good with acrylic tanks? And I have a magnavore mag, will these pads work with it?

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Are the dozer pads really good with acrylic tanks? And I have a magnavore mag, will these pads work with it?
I was wondering this as well, and my magnavore is rated stronger than my acrylic tank thickness.

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Are the dozer pads really good with acrylic tanks? And I have a magnavore mag, will these pads work with it?
Yeah the pads should work with any magnets...a magnet is a magnet you just have to make sure its strong enough for your particular tank. The dozer pads are a LIFE SAVER trust me.... without them I would have sold my tank already...

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I also have a magnavore, but it doesn't compare with these mags. Theyvare sooooooo much more powerful, and the scrub size is wider. I have a magnavore 4er and it isn't even a close comparison

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For that price it better do what it is supposed to... whew... I will keep this in mind if I ever have an acrylic tank!

If you ever owned a big acrylic tank you would soon realize that these are priceless. The amount of time and aggravation these save me is worth any price IMO.

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hmmmmmmmmmmm

my mag float is darn near worthless....

does your acrylic kinda... bulge? thats what makes my mag float so useless, only the top/bottom edges make contact, means I got to go up and down, which then kicks up sand with that motion. just a bad situation all around... but I presume its my tank thats the problem and all mags would have a similair issue with my tank.

Thats is weird... do you have an odd shape tank? Or do you think its just too thin and bulging?

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Ok and I have a tendency of spilling saltwater on the sides of my tank during feeding the shark and reg maintenance.

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for that price it better do what it is supposed to... Whew... I will keep this in mind if i ever have an acrylic tank!

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I also have a magnavore, but it doesn't compare with these mags. Theyvare sooooooo much more powerful, and the scrub size is wider. I have a magnavore 4er and it isn't even a close comparison
My tank is fortunately kinda thin...I think 3/8"....so the piranha style mag I have works nice. I'll order these pads and see what happens, they are cheap enough

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My tank is fortunately kinda thin...I think 3/8"....so the piranha style mag I have works nice. I'll order these pads and see what happens, they are cheap enough
You wont regret it Lee... Get some of the brown pads too.

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I also have 3/8" acrylic. I have a mag 4ER (rated 1/2 to 3/4"). I think I'll give the pads a try. Cheaper than buying a new magnet.

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Thats is weird... do you have an odd shape tank? Or do you think its just too thin and bulging?
Id say too thin :/ I think its 3/8" acrylic for a 240g, front pane is 2x8', the bulge is visible. used to think tenecor was high quality, not so much now. Its like the anti eurobrace too, the top has like a 5" lip around it and a 12" center brace.

if it wouldnt be so much trouble, Id swap it for a starphire glass tank with the quickness. but alas...

I feel like those pads might help it bridge the gap though.... maybe.... hate to spend 200$ to find out its just as useless though.

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My tank is a Tenecor. 20"deep and they used 3/8". I would have gone for 1/2 or 5/8". The rather massive eurobrace is annoying.

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This may be a dumb question, but are these so expensive just because magnets are that expensive? I need a good cleaner, but I just don't know if I could bring myself to pay that much for a magnet!

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