- Flipper Magnetic Cleaner
Flipper Magnetic Cleaner is 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 the build-up and when you "flip" the magnetic cleaner you have a nice soft felt pad for soft algae build-up and final polishing.
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
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.
Amazing product! By Nick on 7/29/2020Nick would recommend this product to a friendI have the Kent Pro-scraper 2 that I started with. And being a normal, busy person, my tank coralline algae builds up quickly, and used to take me hours to scrape clean. The flipper is outstanding! It gives me a workout lol, but Im usually done in about 15 minutes. Love this thing!
Very Poor Quality By Scot on 6/27/2020Scot wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter about 2 months the felt on the dry side has rubbed back from the edges so when I run it across the glass it leaves a trail of glue that was suppose to hold the felt. I just don't understand why we pay twice is much for a scrapper that is no better than a cheap one. I would say do not buy a flipper period. Also surprised BRS would recommend this.
Disappointed with the magnet By Andrew on 5/21/2020Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had high hopes for the Flipper but unfortunately it didn’t come close to meeting my expectations. The magnet is quite weak. The wet side falls off constantly, often landing somewhere that it can’t be retrieved using the dry side alone. Since I have to reach in the tank to get it anyway, I find myself often just cleaning the glass with a brush or scraper. Cool idea, poor execution.
It’s ok but not good should be taken off the BRS recommended list By Kelly on 4/23/2020Kelly wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt works but the magnet is so weak it falls often and does not float. It skips along as you clean the glass so multiplex3-4 passes are need to clear the glass. If you have rimless tank and cleaning around the top be sure you go super slow otherwise the internal magnet will jump and spill water all over the side of your tank. I have a bare bottom tank so I can’t give points on the the sand bed utility of this! I which I bought the more expensive glass cleaner or got one of the good old magma floats for my tank size!
creates more work By Darren on 2/21/2020Darren wouldn't recommend this product to a friendim sure lots of these are great and work just fine but I bought one and the outside felt leaves glue or adhesive streaks on my glass. I use a different outside magnet now and still use the flipper inside. not really what I wanted but it works now. just a little disappointing for the price.
Arguably most overrated piece of reef equipment Ive come across By jim on 12/18/2019jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendComplete ripoff, not sure why this cost as much as it does or how it has good reviews. Both sides do a terrible job of scraping or scrubbing the glass clean, its highly ineffective and the magnet on one side stopped working within a month. Would never recommend this product to anyone!
Good performance one issue By Glenn on 4/24/2019Glenn would recommend this product to a friendA strong magnet cleaner that works for my needs. Having a blade on one side and a pad on the other is a really smart idea and we'll executed. My one complaint is the the magnet on the dry side hade some adhesive goo that smeared on the tank while I was using it the first time; I found that annoying based on the price of this product.
Makes no sense By Jonathan on 3/24/2019Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis thing really makes no sense. I bought this and the Algae Free Tiger Shark for my main display and my nano. The part I don't understand about this cleaner is that it has the blade on one side and the glass scrubber on the other? So is that why it's called the flipper? Because they make you do twice the work? First, you hit everything with the blade and then have to flip it to get the scrubber and then scrub the glass? The Algae Free products have the blade and the scrubber all on the same side. That's how it should be. That way you can clean, scape, and scrub the glass all with one stroke.
This glass cleaner gives you twice the work.
Get something else By Todd on 3/22/2019Todd wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot sure how this thing is getting so many good reviews. Let me break down why I'm giving this one star:
-Compared to the Piranha Float Plus, the Flipper's magnets are incredibly weak. Often times, I'll be switching from one pane of glass to the other, and the wetside magnet will just blow away and start damaging corals.
-The blade on the Flipper isn't sharp. I wouldn't call it a blade. The closest thing I can compare it to is the edge of a credit card. You can literally slam your finger against it and will give you a bruise, not a cut.
-Using the "blade" side, it won't cut through coralline algae without many, many passes. It also won't cut through tough film algae without dozens of passes either. Some patches of film algae won't come off at all no matter how many passes you make.
-The wetside magnet doesn't float; it either drifts away or sinks. This makes it very prone to getting some speed going in your water flow and then slam into one of your prized SPS pieces.
-This Flipper is very thin, especially the dry side. It's also made of slippery plastic, which makes it very difficult to use if you're using it at a funny angle... For example, if you want to clean the back panel of your tank, and it's against a wall, it's very hard to use the Flipper while you're reaching behind the tank against your wall - It will slip out of your hand every time, unless you have tiny hands with the forearm strength of 10 people.
Do yourself a favor and try something else.
Very Good and super strong But !!,! By Cuban_Reefer on 11/30/2018Cuban_Reefer would recommend this product to a friendMy only complaint is this is way to bulky inside my RedSea Max S-650 LED, way super strong and once I finish either I have to take it off the tank cause it looks super ugly that black box on the corner, other than that works great , clean super good nothing is left behind.
Da shit! By Pete on 11/26/2018Pete would recommend this product to a friendBest scraper in da world!!
great product. but i wish it would float By Glenn on 8/28/2018Glenn would recommend this product to a friendi'm about to buy a second one for my second tank. it's a really good tool and super easy to use. people who say it is hard to use have only tried it once. after you get the feel of it, it's super easy.
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?
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.
Is it safe to leave this in the aquarium even though it has a metal blade?
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.
Where do you sell the replacement blades for this size?
Will this work on a 72 bow front without scratching tank??
Tem algum outro modelo de limpador de vidro e laminas que substitua o (Flipper Cleaner Magnetic).
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.
I have an acrylic tank. Is this product comes with the acrylic blade or I need to buy it separately?
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?
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.