Flipper Magnetic Cleaner

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Flipper Magnetic Cleaner

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Quick Overview

The Flipper Magnetic Cleaner has a soft cleaning pad on one side and a blade on the other side - even better flip the cleaner inside the tank with no wet hands.

Simply rotate the outside handle 180° vertically, align with top of inside piece and pieces are magnetically connected again.

  • Soft cleaning pad for daily maintenance

  • Stainless steel blade for glass tanks or ABS blade for acrylic tanks for scraping harder algae

  • Compatible for tanks up to 1/2" thick


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Product Questions

I see that it says for glass upto 1/2" thick. Will this work on 1/2" thick glass or is that when it stops working?
Question by: Jesse on Jul 25, 2016 1:41:00 PM
Hi Jesse,
The standard Flipper Cleaner will work with ½” glass. Any tanks with thicker glass like ¾” and it will most likely not pull hard enough to really do anything. With ½”glass you can still scrape coralline algae just fine, however if you want a magnetic cleaner with a lot of pulling power you may want to look at the Flipper MAX.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 25, 2016 2:12:00 PM
Is it safe to leave this in the aquarium even though it has a metal blade?
Question by: Evan Chandlee on May 10, 2016 1:18:00 PM
Great question!
Certainly is safe to leave in and will not cause any issues. In our systems we tend to remove the cleaner after use due to the possibility of small amounts of sand becoming caught in the scrapper when left in the tank.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 10, 2016 3:28:00 PM
Will this work on a 72 bow front without scratching tank??
Question by: Garrett on Jul 5, 2016 11:32:00 PM
We have had very good luck with the Flipper cleaners on glass tanks of any style. The only time we have had any type of magnet scraper cleaner scratch a glass tank has been due to sand stuck in between the blade and the glass.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 7, 2016 7:09:00 AM
Tem algum outro modelo de limpador de vidro e laminas que substitua o (Flipper Cleaner Magnetic).

Question by: João Batista Casimiro on May 29, 2014 7:16:00 AM
Sinto muito, mas eu não não entendi sua pergunta. Eu estou usando o tradutor do google para ler e responder às suas perguntas.
Por favor, esteja ciente de que não enviamos nossos produtos fora os EUA e Canadá.

Lamento não poderia ser um dos mais ajuda.

Tenha um ótimo dia.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 29, 2014 7:16:00 AM
Is the stainless blade a razor blade or just a dull piece of metal? Can a razor be put in to help get the stubborn stuff off the glass?
Question by: Dariush on Mar 18, 2014 9:52:00 AM
Hi Dariush,
It is pretty close to a razor blade. Its not super sharp on the end like its going to cut someone, but its robust while being thin enough to really do a good job scraping. Its a lot better then the thick metal or plastic pieces you see in a lot of kits.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 18, 2014 9:52:00 AM

Full Details

Flipper Magnetic Cleaner are perfect for tanks that grow coralline algae and other stubborn deposits on the glass or acrylic. Flipping the cleaner magnetic is a very simple concept working off the polarity of magnets letting you use both sides of the algae scraper. The blade on the Flipper works very well at scraping off build up and when you "flip" the magnetic cleaner you have a nice soft felt pad for soft algae build up and final polishing.



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  • doesnt work too well on 1/2" glass By james on 4/16/2017

    product is pretty ineffective on 1/2" glass. went back to my old mag float which works better
  • Not bad By Seahorse master on 3/21/2017

    Competitive price. Works reasonably well but disappointed wet-side does not float. Need to reduce flow for best flipping.
  • Flips perfectly By Raymond on 2/27/2017

    read the instructions, a little hand & eye coordination - wala - Love it
  • Love it! By Lisa on 2/9/2017

    Finally can clean the glass around the rocks where I haven't been able to reach with the wand style. Very well constructed.
  • Works great By Christian on 1/30/2017

    works great and fairly easy to use! I use this on all my customers tanks and it really saves my arm when I have to do multiple large tanks a day! highly recommend
  • Clean more often = neater, healthier tank By tom on 1/1/2017

    Steel blades on glass work well, plastic on acrylic a little less. On smaller tanks the magnet is strong enough to cause some tank movement (maybe smaller flipper is needed. Going around corners is fairly easy, flipping takes a little practice. In all it does a good job with less effort so I'll clean the tank more regularly - a winner.
  • WOW! By Stephane on 12/16/2016

    I've had stick scraper and various window cleaners and NOTHING comes close to doing a good job as this thing. It takes a bit to learn how to flip it but once you get the hang of it, its pretty sweet! it scraps off coraline with 1-2 passes and regular algea in 1 pass. AWESOME product
  • Worth the money By Jaco on 12/14/2016

    Picked one of these up for my 12 MM glass. Cleans away dust on the glass with ease on the felt side. Flipping it can be a bit tricky, but it works well.

  • Great product By Bryan F on 12/12/2016

    The flipper magnetic cleaner has a strong magnet that allows for effective cleaning of the tanks glass/acrylic. I will be purchasing another when the time comes.
  • Works but acrylic owners /w caution By Kris on 12/8/2016

    I have used this, with replacement acrylic blades over the past 2 years and it has delivered some nasty scratches inside my tank from simple use. It works so I gave it two stars.
  • Not for half inch glass, but otherwise pretty good By mudbug on 11/22/2016

    I bought this for an aquarium with half inch glass and before long gave up - despite what the manufacture's ratings say, go for the MAX model for half inch. However, I switched this to my other tank with 3/8 inch glass and it works well. The simplicity of being able to switch quickly between scraper and scrubber is great, the magnet is plenty strong enough for 3/8 glass, and the ability to clean down into the sand is good. The scrubber side is just OK, its pretty soft (for glass) so if you get lazy like me it won't clean the glass if you have a few days buildup and start getting the tougher stuff - gotta use the scraper. Cleaning every day or so, it works good, but I prefer a bit rougher scrubber like on some of the other brands overall. Second, its pretty "fuzzy" for lack of a better term, and tends to catch bits of sand that get thrown up while using the scraper side - watch for them when you flip it over. Finally, the scrubber seems to be not replaceable - I've only had it for a month so I'm not sure yet how it will hold up, but this is a point of concern.
  • Just Get It! By Shane on 9/20/2016

    I played with this at MACNA and loved it so much that I bought this one and the nano and I absolutely love them both. Best scraper/glass cleaner Ive ever used. For a glass tank ill never go back to anything else. I believe this one has an available scraper for acrylic tanks as well but all of my tanks are glass. I'm sure it works just as good. Just get one already! :D