Must Have! By McKay on 8/10/2012
McKay would recommend this product to a friend
I would consider this a "must have" item for anyone who takes this hobby seriously. Makes light work keeping your glass sparkling clean. Only heads up... be careful around the gravel line - especially if you have fine sand/gravel. These magnets are extremely powerful, and if anything gets caught in the pad it's very likely to scratch your glass. I usually use this to a half inch or so above the gravel line and use a kent scraper for anything below that.
Just about worthless By Nathan on 8/3/2012
Nathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I really wanted to like this magnet. It's outer wood shell is stylish and it floats. The problem is for my tank it's just too powerful. I have a 55g glass and the magnet skips around like a 1950's record player. There is no way to get it to slide across the surface of the glass.
I've tried going up, down, fast, slow, etc. It just skips. I'm assuming that although it's listed for my thickness glass, that it's just to powerful. Oh, and keep your fingers out of the way of this thing. It looks like it could do some damage if you got your fingers caught in between the two magenets slamming shut.
Now I'm out ~$50 and don't have a functional magnet.
buy no other By fr0g on 7/28/2012
fr0g would recommend this product to a friend
open your wallet and have more time enjoying your tank you wont be sorry
Great for glass By David on 7/12/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
Great product with extremely strong magnets that enable you to remove even the crusty stuff with just a few passes. I use it on 1/2 inch starphire and it works like a charm.
I would be hesitant to use on acrylic however. One sand granule or other substance harder than acrylic and you just turned your tank into a scratched up mess.
Strong Magnet By Patrick on 7/8/2012
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
I use 2 of these on my tanks the magnet is super strong and cleans fantastic. I have used cheaper brands and they were ok. I tried one of these and will never go back to the cheaper magnet cleaners.
Performer! By Tyler on 7/7/2012
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
Very strong magnet, cleans well, and is extremely sturdy!
quality chang pads By peter on 7/3/2012
peter would recommend this product to a friend
I have had other brands in the past. This works fast and if you ever wear it out you can replace the pads. Buy once and pay a bit more but in the long run you come out on top
Excellent performance, but pricey By gbr_huskers on 6/29/2012
gbr_huskers would recommend this product to a friend
This cleaner works like a charm and is an excellent upgrade to the scrubber I previously used. I have to admit, however, that it costs more than it should. The magnets are super strong and it cleaned both sides of the glass to a sparkling clear finish. Hard to say that the results justify the price, so value was rated medium for me. I don't regret the purchase.
best of the best By Nicholas on 6/17/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best mag cleaner I have encountered..magnets are strong which means only one pass is needed to clean the algae off the side of your tank
Does great on my 90g glass By Tony on 6/5/2012
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
Very strong magnet. Great scrubber. Great value. Love the extra felt and scrubber. Solid product.
Almost too much. By Harry on 6/5/2012
Harry would recommend this product to a friend
I have 120 glass with .5" thick glass and I think i could have gone smaller on the magnet strength. Performs almost too well.
preformance By Hector on 6/4/2012
Hector would recommend this product to a friend
GREAT MAGNET BYE BYE ALGE I WAS HAVEING A BIG PROBLEM WITH ALGE NOT THE GREEN STUFF IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE BROWN SPOTS. I ALWASY USED TO USED A SCRAPER FROM KENT PRODUCTS ALSO I HAD A MAGNAFLOAT MAGNET I WAS DUMPING MY MONEY TRYING TO GO THE CHEAP WAY. BUT I LEARN MY LESSON BETTER SAVE A COUPLE EXTRA BUCKS, TO GET A GREAT PRODUCT.i HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS MAGNET TO ANY ONE OUT THERE TRYING TO LOOK FOR A GREAT MAGNET. BE SURE TO FOR YOUR THICKNESS IS VERY IMPORTANT MY IS 1/2 ONTHE SIDES AND 1'' ON THE BACK & FRONT.
Great! By Nicholas on 6/1/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
Great magnet, Ive had my 210 gallon tank going for over a year and havent used a magnetic cleaner on it till now. I wish I would have got one a lot sooner!
All five stars if you have glass! By Charley on 4/25/2012
Charley would recommend this product to a friend
Awesome magnet, works well, worth the seemingly steep price. It works well on acrylic tanks, but you need to be a lot more careful. If you own an acrylic tank, you're probably used to that, though. Specifically: With glass I'd leave the magnet in the tank at all times, but with acrylic I don't want to risk something growing in it that will scratch. So taking it out every time is sort of a pain, but not a huge deal.
Very Strong Magnet By Mark on 4/18/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Great for removing tough coraline algea, works best when combined with razorblade attachment.
wow! By joshua on 4/11/2012
joshua would recommend this product to a friend
I got a hold of this unit for my 90gal reef. Although its strength is way overkill for my glass thickness, it cleans calcerous agaes in a few swipes where smaller magnetic cleaners would require a circular scrubbing motion for a decent amount of time. It is pricey, but the magnets are rediculously strong. Definitely a good buy
Less Work By lorilime on 4/5/2012
lorilime would recommend this product to a friend
Cuts the time down on cleaning glass. Highly Recommend. Great product. Little spendy though...
Works pretty damn well By Chuckb on 3/31/2012
Chuckb would recommend this product to a friend
ok so once you get over the sticker shock and are PO'd at your old magna -something because it doesn't work well. you order this. the first time you use it you think "what took me so long" the thing works! cuts tank scrubbing time by 2/3 and does a better job. it makes a daily job most of us hate much better - worth the money? you decide...
Best Around By Joe on 3/31/2012
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
This glass cleaner is not only very effective, but it looks great as well! Have no problems leaving this out all the time since it has a great finish
woah By William on 3/14/2012
William would recommend this product to a friend
man these things are strong.
that is a good thing but i do think it makes scratching your glass so much easier too. i find myself just using my mag float because of this.
if you had way thick glass this would be the way to go
Great Product By Ray on 3/9/2012
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
While quite expensive (these use Neodymium rare earth magnets and the prices of Neodymium can fluctuate widely as China controls the majority of the world's supply), they perform very well. I have 1" acrylic and these cleaners clean the panels in just a couple of swipes. It is hard to turn the corners and if they separate, the half in the aquarium does not float (Great White only), so it will drop into the substrate. Also, you must be VERY careful with this product. You could really damage your finger, and if you are careless and clamp the two sides together, good luck getting them open.
Works Great By Shawn on 3/3/2012
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
When I bought the piranha float I didn't know that it would be built this well, it looks good and performs great.
Float Cleaner By Adam on 2/23/2012
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
This thing runs circles around the cheap chain store versions that shake themselves off.
you get what you pay for By Joshua on 2/22/2012
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
this is the best mag cleaner I have owned. works great and cleans my glass in one swipe.
Wow powerful By Darren on 2/8/2012
Darren would recommend this product to a friend
This is one powerful magnet. Be careful with it (bruised my finger trying to set it up). Expensive, but worth it.
Strong Magnet By Mike on 1/14/2012
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
This is indeed a very strong magnet, I used it for my starfire glass, so far I did not get any scratch, but caution is needed.
Its ok but not a wow factor By Ambersunrise on 1/9/2012
Ambersunrise would recommend this product to a friend
I decided to splurge and get one of these after seeing the reviews. Honestly I think its a very high quality and nicely made glass cleaner but for the price I dont think it was worth it. I still have to swipe the glass several times just like with the magfloat.
Overall its nice and more physically appealing than a mag I am happy with it just dont understand why it costs so much.
Awesome Product By Andrew on 1/9/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Do not look for a cheaper magnetic glass cleaner. Spend the money to get this one. It is an awesome product. The magnet strength is incredible. This is a lot of fun to use.
Be careful not to pick up any sand . . . or you will scratch your glass.
Good but expensive By Brian on 12/20/2011
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent glass cleaner much better than the mag floats, however I think its expensive. You will not be disappointed though.
Well worth the price By Eddy on 12/14/2011
Eddy would recommend this product to a friend
Compare to my other magnetic cleaner, this works a lot better on 3/4 glass. I just wish the inner padding is a bit thicker and more durable. Overall a fantastic product.
serious magnet By Julian on 12/12/2011
Julian would recommend this product to a friend
when you want to get down to business and clean your glass, can't beat the shark
MISLABELED- NOT FOR 3/8 ACRYLIC By Peter on 11/29/2011
Peter wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The stars on this review don't reflect the item, but just to get your attention: Note that all the Algea Free brand magents on BRS site are mislabeled- for instance, they say this magnet is for 1/4 and 3/8 glass or acrlyic. In fact, the packaging says for acrylic 3/16 to 1/4", for glass 1/4 to 3/8. My aquarium was 3/8 acrylic so had to return. Checking the larger sizes on the BRS, they are simlarly mislabeled- enlarge the photos of the magnets to get the correct
sizing for your aquarium. The cleaner looks well-made and I'm sure when I get the right size it will be great!
Great Glass Cleaned By Joe on 11/23/2011
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Magnet is very strong, Good size for my 90g tank. Usually only 1 pass is needed to clean the glass. Price is a bit high but well worth it. much nicer then the mag floats.
great By Timothy on 11/21/2011
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
works great on my 240 gallon acrylic tank.
Awesome! By Brad on 11/13/2011
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I'm glad I found this. A quality magnet big enough for my 3/4 inch glass.
float By Matt on 11/10/2011
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Simply the easiest way to wipe down your tank. I've tried many others, and though they are not cheap, they are worth every penny
glass cleaner By woodapple on 11/6/2011
woodapple wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Not a low coast glass cleaner. It works. You only need to remember to leave space behind the tank so you can use it.
No More Algae! By BobbyV on 9/15/2011
BobbyV wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Please make sure to be careful when first placing magnets in your tank. Easy to pinch fingers, however the performance is WORTH the money!
would recommend By Sandip on 9/5/2011
Sandip would recommend this product to a friend
incredibly strong magnet - almost too strong - I work up a sweat and with the easy clip (extra item) very effective. Though I am concerned at the fact magnet also picks up any metal objects in the substrate - that is could scratch the glass (I've never had a magnet with this much power)
Worth every penny By Michael on 8/25/2011
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Cost more than others but the performance and ease of use more than makes up for it !!
best mag cleaner I've used By Craig on 8/19/2011
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the Hammerhead based on the other reviews here and I was not disappointed. It is MUCH stronger than the cheaper mag at my LFS. It won't remove coraline of course, but the handles the softer stuff with just one or two swipes.
Strongest Magnet for Glass Cleaning By Bill on 8/14/2011
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the larger magnet ant it cleans my glass in one swipe
I can see again By Lori on 8/1/2011
Lori would recommend this product to a friend
This is one of the greatest items ever. Cleans the glass with no effort at all. Magnets are strong and it gets the job done. I have had mine for over 5 years. Just change the pads when they wear out and it will last forever
Hammerhead glass cleaner By Joseph on 7/21/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
I use this for my Red Sea Max 250. Works like a charm, even around the curved glass.
Amazing Product By Matthew on 7/8/2011
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this to replace a MagFloat that was having issues with the magnets weakening. This thing is an amazing product. Save yourself some money and buy this right away before the mag float, you'll end up buying one after the mag float anyway
Perfect results By Cliff on 6/13/2011
Cliff would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the Great White for 3/4 inch thick glass, and it is almost too strong, but with a little body weight put into it, it worked great. The first pass wiped away about 90%+ of the algae/crud, a quick second pass got the other 10%. Only took about 10 minutes to clear the entire front pane of my tank (96x30 inches).
Time saver! By Wade on 6/11/2011
Wade would recommend this product to a friend
Man, I can't believe how much quicker it is to clean the glass. It used to be a chore. Now, ~30 seconds once a week and I am done!
Very Strong Magnet By Shaun on 5/11/2011
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
This thing works excellent! the magnet is stong enough to scrub through thick glass. I would reccomend this product.