Great Product, but.... By Charles on 5/3/10
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
This is a really great product, but in the end I took the item apart and modified it to make it more user friendly. On a Piranah, it extends a good inch. The scraping ability is great, but you run into problems where the length can't exactly fit, now that its a whole inch thicker.
I've tinkered with designs to make the arm removable, so that my glass cleaner still has functionality to fit in tight spaces. Since the blade can't be in the water the whole time, you essentially were left with a glass cleaner with some arm concoction on it.
Still, this product is a Godsend and I would recommend it to everyone. I just wish easy blade would branch out and make the unit interchangeable with a hand scraper, an extension arm, as well as a glass cleaner.
The best scraper I've ever used!! By Randy on 3/12/10
Randy would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 30 in deep tank and I can never get to the coraline that grows up from the bottom of my tank or in front of my LTA. The coraline has been building up for about 2 years and this scraper (attached to the large mag float) cleaned the coraline off the glass in no time. My wife says the tank looks bigger and I can actually see the sand bed and all the coral frags that are accumulating down there.
Just buy one, you will be glad you did.
Great Scraper! By Skard on 1/27/10
Skard would recommend this product to a friend
Wish they had they had invented this years ago. Makes life a lot easier and no more submerging my whole arm with a razor blade trying to get rid of the coraline algae! Saves a lot of time and works great highly recommend...
Do yourself a favor and order this thing immediately By Mike on 1/17/10
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Throughout my 5 years of having a saltwater aquarium (90g), I've struggled with that hard film of green algae that grows on the glass, as well as coralline (great on rocks, bad on the front glass). Until now, I've used a mag float to try to keep the algae at bay, with limited success (it takes many passes, and never seems to get all of it off), and eventually I break out the blade-on-a-stick thing to scrape the algae and coralline off. This is a laborious task that usually gets split into a couple of evenings, since my arm gets tired trying to exert sufficient pressure with the long stick, particularly as I get closer to the bottom of the glass.
Tonight, I cleaned the front and side glass completely (which, due to neglect, had a heavy growth of algae, and some areas of coralline here and there as well), and I did it in about 5 minutes with absolutely no physical exertion... it literally plows through algae growth like a lawnmower. Even hard coralline is effortlessly removed with 1 or 2 passes.