Best I've Used By Jessica on 11/24/2015
Jessica would recommend this product to a friend
Love this cleaner. I use the blade side always and it scrapes through algae like it's not even there. It always leaves my tank looking crystal clear. Product support is lacking but there are videos out there to show you how to use it and once you learn the trick it's simple to do. I simply use it, remove it from the tank and clean with fresh water and let it air dry. Love being able to scrape down into the sand without the worry of scratching my glass. I'm still paranoid and very careful but I've yet to have an issue.
should have bought one along time ago By Mike on 11/22/2015
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
It does what it says. My first thought was it was too light to work. I use it on a 75 and it works perfectly for me.
Awesome product By Bruno on 11/16/2015
Bruno would recommend this product to a friend
Product Does exactly what it is designed to do. Takes some practice and understanding of how the magnets work. I have noticed it's easier for me to flip the sides around in an area with less water movement.
Ok, but there is probably better By kim on 11/13/2015
kim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
My review may be lower than it should be based on user error, however, before writing this, I did go on Flipper website to see "how to videos" and they are probably the worst informative videos I have come across in a long time. So user error or not, I am reviewing poorly.
1) there are almost zero directions that come with this product. Sure, it's pretty easy to set up, but I still like directions.
2) the Flipper website is one of the worst I've come across. I tried to learn how to set it up (best way, like which way to store it, should blade be kept out of water, etc) but there is nothing.
3) i find it near impossible to flip. obviously I am doing something wrong because everyone else does not have a problem. I also did a video search how to flip it and their how to videos are useless. Most of them just play elevator music in the background while some hand flips it with ease. There is no instruction or clear picture how the hand is actually flipping it.
4) my tank is new, so I have not used the blade side, but the sponge side leaves something to be desired. Even after rinsing/rubbing the cleaner, I still get random white film streaks in and on my tank wherever I move the device. At this stage, it makes my tank dirtier than when it started. Again, I searched this online, and found nothing useful.
I really want to like this product because I think it's a good idea. If any of you have suggestions what I am doing wrong, it would greatly be appreciated as I know this will come in handy in the near future when things start growing in my tank.
For right now, I would not recommend this product. However, once I learn how to use it properly, I may change my mind.
Does the job well By Hobby on 11/3/2015
Hobby would recommend this product to a friend
I don't know if it is because I have never had a great glass cleaner, but this thing is flipping amazing! Algae came right off the glass! I've always had to use my arm and a sponge before this thing...
Does the job By MJ on 10/19/2015
MJ would recommend this product to a friend
So far so good at getting the softer stuff off the glass. Time will tell if the blade will work on the harder stuff, but seems like it should. I like the option of blade vs pad without having to switch out to a different cleaner.
Awesome, wish I saw the "Max" when I ordered By Flyboy on 10/8/2015
Flyboy would recommend this product to a friend
Best cleaner yet! Quickly & easily fully cleans the glass. Best thing is I have built in cabinets on the sides of the tank & the magnet is strong enough to still control the cleaner in the tank, albeit at much less strength, but still easily removes the gunk! Great cleaner!
Love it! By Justin on 9/23/2015
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
works great on 1/2' glass walls doesn't studder as much as the other well know brand many are familiar with. when moving very fluid feeling and love that you can flip in the tank to the blade side and don't need to add/remove the scrapper part. It has done really well at removing the fine algae that grows on my new tank. I think it will do well against coraline algae too or maybe it does just never builds up enough to notice. Highly recommend great value for the price. One note it does take a little practice to flip and only real down side is the inside tank part does not float so if you miss or it becomes detached you'll be reaching to the bottom of you tank to get it back if you can't get the magnet to grab hold.
Best magnet cleaner you will ever get By Lukasz on 9/16/2015
Lukasz would recommend this product to a friend
This is hands down the best magnet cleaner you will ever get. Cleans tough algae with one pass, with one flip you can clean right next to the sand. Look no further, this is the one you want
First magnet By moose897 on 8/18/2015
moose897 would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first magnet cleaner and worth every penny. Very strong magnet do be careful. Works great on glass. Great for getting below the sand line of my tank.
Money well spent. By Buy this thing! on 7/18/2015
Buy this thing! would recommend this product to a friend
This glass cleaner is worth every penny! I no longer have to use a scraper with a handle to clean the glass. It works great to clean the edge of the sand.
Great product By Earl T. on 7/13/2015
Earl T. would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great tool. It is by far the best glass cleaner on the market today. Most of the film that I get on the glass the pad will take it off, but if it is getting crusty, flip it over and it scrapes it right off. Should not be used on acrylic, it will scratch.
Outstanding By Bigowl on 7/3/2015
Bigowl would recommend this product to a friend
Hands down the best algae scrapper I've ever used. It removes coralline algae with ease thanks to the blade and the felt side gets the rest. If you're tired of reaching in your tank to scrape hard algae, this is the product for you!
Works as I expected By Jay on 5/5/2015
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this to clean my tank for over a year now and it does a great job. I also Enjoy the ease of flipping the razor to the scrubbing.
Leaves scratches on my acrylic By sjohnson2152 on 4/19/2015
sjohnson2152 would recommend this product to a friend
Like the idea of the magnet and it works well for the most part. It has a strong magnet and is easy to flip but I have found that the scraper side (w/plastic blades made for acrylic) sometimes leaves scratches on my acrylic walls which is a bummer. When using the scraper side I find that if I turn the magnet at all (ie spin clockwise/counter-clockwise) it leaves a scratch. It does the job w/out scratching if I am very careful and use a very straight up/down motion (if magent is vertical) or left/right motion (if magnet is horizontal). If I want to turn the magnet a different direction I have to pull the outside magnet away from the tank so the pull is not so strong b/w the magnets and guide the scraper side to the direction I want which can be a bit tricky. It does take coralline right off though and I have been able to clean very close to the sand bed w/out it trapping sand under the blade.
Best all around cleaner By Joeboots on 2/19/2015
Joeboots would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far the best glass cleaner on the market!! I have owned almost every other brand scraper and have scratched my glass multiple times trying to clean too close to the sandbed or by leaving the cleaners in my tank and having sand or whatever get lodged between the pad and glass. With the "flip" action of the Flipper you can get basically into your sandbed and never worry about pulling any sand granules along with it. The felt pad is much more efficient at cleaning the glass then those Velcro pads other companies use. The magnet is strong enough to clean your average build up of a few days but not so strong that you struggle moving it along the glass. I store the flipper out of my tank as you should with all cleaners so that you don't risk the chance of sand getting caught between the cleaner and glass and scratch your tank as Ive learned from experience. This also will help prolong the life of the cleaner. Great product glad I gave it a shot and have been recommending it to all my tank buddies.
great cleaning tool By Samuel on 2/16/2015
Samuel would recommend this product to a friend
I have used a lot of different types of glass cleaners to clean my aquarium but none have worked near as well as the flipper. The 2 in 1 blade/algae scraper allow me to clean the hard stuff without getting my hands and arms wet. This is a grest product that I would recommend to anyone.
Great Tool to have!!! By Justin on 2/16/2015
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
no more getting wet with scrubber and handheld tools. It even takes off tough stuff!!
WORKS! By Steven on 2/6/2015
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
I decided to try this on my acrylic tank. Acrylic is 1/2 in thick and there is sufficient magnetic pull to get adequate scraping action with plastic scraper and certainly enough for the pad side.Took some trial and error to do the "flip" without powerhead dislodging the pad. I now do it in the upper corner farthest away from the powerhead. I am glad I purchased this device despite having another magnetic cleaner that did not have an acrylic capable scraper.
Vary highly recommend By charles on 2/1/2015
charles would recommend this product to a friend
Could not believe how good the scraper worked
Awesome By EM on 1/30/2015
EM would recommend this product to a friend
The felt side cleans the glass with ease. I was finally able to clean the glass near the sand (bottom) by flipping to the razor blade and did not have to worry about the sand getting caught in the scaper and scratching the glass. Pricey but works great!
Works well By Dave S. on 11/12/2014
Dave S. would recommend this product to a friend
This is a nice product for everyday tank maintenance. I like how it can be stored out of the way in a corner of the tank.
The blade struggles a bit on heavier calcium deposits.
Overall a good value.
Happy with it By Robert on 11/5/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I see reviews about this having some trouble flipping. I have had the same issue, but only in high flow areas. Once you remove the magnet in your hand there is nothing else keeping it against the glass on the inside, so if you have a high flow reef tank, it might drag it away a bit. Just move it to a corner or edge of the tank and flip it there. It flips very easily in light to moderate current. I think this is a great product and see no reason to mark it negatively. It is common sense that if it is in high current and there is nothing to hold it against the glass firmly, it will move!
Strong magnet, cleans well, and is user friendly. I have owned others and am most pleased with this one.
scrapper works great By joe on 11/3/2014
joe would recommend this product to a friend
The scraper on the cleaner works great. I'm finally able to get to a bunch of tight areas that were covered with coralline algae. You don't have to worry about scratching glass with sand either when you use the scraper side, so you can easily remove algae at the sand-water interface.
The scraper side works so well that I have no real need to use the scrubber side, so the flipping feature is not needed by me.
BTW, the cleaner does SINK, which could be a problem for people with deep tanks, but this does allow the scraper/scrubber to be very low profile.