- Great White Plus - Algae Free
Why does BRS recommend this?
With properly sized magnets and now includes the scraper attachment, Algae Free has made one of the best algae scrapers in the industry. Most of their value is the fact all of them (except the Great White) do float if the connection through the aquarium is lost for easy retrieval, which is the frustrating point for most other magnet cleaners in the industry.
Glass and acrylic aquariums 3/4" to 1" thick
The Great White (Non-floating) is Algae Free’s most powerful magnetic cleaner. It has the same cleaning area as the Tiger Shark Float but is much stronger.
- Glass aquariums holding 300 to 600 gallons
- Acrylic aquariums up to 96" long and 36" high
- Large 4" x 2" cleaning area
Algae Free PLUS Aquarium Cleaning Magnets
The new "Plus Series" has a detachable and replaceable scraper blade for glass (stainless steel) or acrylic (plastic) aquariums and will make algae cleaning quick and easy.
Simply the "Highest Quality" algae cleaning magnet available for the price!
At Algae Free, LLC they make the highest quality aquarium cleaning magnets for use on glass and acrylic aquariums from 10 to 1,000 gallons or with a thickness of 1/8" to 1".
Our cleaning magnets are made with Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets, one of the strongest magnets in the world! Algae Free LLC don't use surplus magnets -- only new. All of our cleaners are made of the finest, safest and most cost-effective materials available. The outer magnet assembly is handcrafted in the USA.
Each Algae Free cleaners have the following qualities:
- Strong, high-quality neodymium rare earth magnets
- Replaceable scraper blades for glass and Acrylic aquariums
- Replaceable inner scrubbing pad with nontoxic adhesive backing
- Replaceable felt pads for the outer cleaning assembly
- Floating interior magnet assembly (except Great White models)
- Inner assembly is non-toxic and can be left inside tank all the time -- it will not rust!
- Can be used on all glass aquariums
- Acrylic-safe inner scrubbing pads make it ultra safe to use on acrylic aquariums
- Can be used in fresh and salt water
- Decorative finish that becomes part of your aquarium
- Limited 2-year warranty on material and production defects
Works Well, Holds Strong on 3/4" Acrylic By Jeremy on 9/14/2018Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendYou're going to build some strong muscles using this on 3/4" acrylic. I frequently clean my acrylic tank with Novus 1 to keep it looking clear and shiny, when I first tried this algae cleaner out in my tank I had to use quite a bit of effort to get it moving. Once some algae film built up on the cleaning pad it moved easy. Three to four swipes was all it took to remove some more stubborn algae from the surface of the tank.
Inside the package, you're given a cleaning blade for glass (metal blade), acrylic (a slotted plastic blade), a stiff cloth pad for sticking between the cleaning magnet and your acrylic panel, and the wooden magnet for outside of the tank.
I was able to clean quite quickly, using fast back and forth motions to remove algae spots. The magnet held strong, and only popped off once when I tried to transition from the side of my tank to the front. Being a non-floating cleaner, it sank like a rock to the bottom of my tank. Having to get your arm wet to retrieve it is a pain in the butt, but I'll make do.
My one gripe with the cleaner is the wooden handle. While attractive, I won't be leaving it on my tank (acrylic, don't want anything calcifying to grow on it and scratch up the tank) and my hand got a bit tired holding it compared to my flipper max. I wish it were a bit more ergonomic, and perhaps a slight bit larger.
Works! By personaobscura on 11/23/2017personaobscura would recommend this product to a friendWorks like a charm on the 1" pane of my 500gal acrylic tank. Need two hands to move it, but I don't have to get in to clean it.
Magnet is so strong you can not move it By Ryan on 11/14/2017Ryan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI ordered this thing and could not use it on my 320 tank. I removed it right away and called BRS this was the conversation.
For 150 dollars, I would like to know I could use the magnet.
Hi I ordered The great white and that thing is so strong I can barely move it on the glass. I put it in the aquarium moved 2 x a removed it. Can I return this for one that is not so strong. I have a 320 gallon aquarium but this one does not move without a extreme amount of psi.
You at 14:24, Nov 14:
Order date was 11-07-2017 order 1100770118
Brent at 14:24, Nov 14:
Sure, one moment
You at 14:25, Nov 14:
Brent at 14:28, Nov 14:
Unfortunately since the cleaner has been used we are not able to process a return. One thing that I would suggest is to use a piece of cloth such as a rag between the outside pad and the glass
Brent at 14:28, Nov 14:
this can help reduce the drag and the power of the magnet
You at 14:29, Nov 14:
Really this thing was rated for my aquarium but it is way to strong
You at 14:30, Nov 14:
How am I suppose to know the magnet would work or not work without putting it on the tank.
Brent at 14:30, Nov 14:
I understand how you feel. The larger glass cleaner magnets are rated for a wide range of glass thicknesses so they can be quite strong
Brent at 14:31, Nov 14:
Using a soft cloth between the outside cleaner and glass often helps to reduce the resistance
You at 14:31, Nov 14:
When you pay 159 dollars for a magnet aqnd you can barely move it in your aquarium I think it should be returnable. This is a advertisement issue
Brent at 14:34, Nov 14:
This cleaner is designed to be very strong for thicker walled aquariums
You at 14:34, Nov 14:
yes it states Glass aquariums holding 300 to 600 gallons Acrylic aquariums up to 96" long and 36" high Large 4" x 2" cleaning area
You at 14:35, Nov 14:
Well I will put this story on reef 2 reef and maybe someone will buy it. This is not thye way I would stand behind a customer who has spent so much money.
Brent at 14:36, Nov 14:
I would suggest using a couple of layers of microfiber towel and give that a try. It should help reduce the resistance
Brent at 14:36, Nov 14:
Reselling it is another option you have
Would buy again! By Aaron on 9/19/2016Aaron would recommend this product to a friendVery strong magnet to clean my monster 1" thick acrylic tank. I don't use the scraper, the pad is plenty strong. Magnet doesn't float if it is separated from the other piece which is a bummer, but for the strength of the device it is worth it.
Awesome cleaner By Jay on 7/5/2016Jay would recommend this product to a friendBought the Piranha Float Plus. Takes everything, including hard to remove algae (coralline, diatom, etc), with minimal scraping. Worked great on my glass surface with the stainless steel scraper. Love that it floats, though the stainless steel part does not. It fits into the floating portion pretty snugly so when you transition from one side of the aquarium to another, it doesn't pop out when you lose your magnetic connectivity. Also won't simply fall out while floating either. It's possible, but so far, I haven't had it happen.
Tiger Shark Scraper By Josh on 3/23/2016Josh would recommend this product to a friendi used the magnafloat algae scraper for 7 years on my 75G. I upgraded my tank from a 75G to a 180G and couldn't be happier with the Tiger Shark Magnet i recently purchased. The magnet is very powerful so i do not lose it while im cleaning the glass. I am able to turn corners without the magnet coming apart and getting blown around in the powerheads.
Amazing By Jonathon on 3/21/2016Jonathon would recommend this product to a friendThe only scraper you will ever need. The attached razor gets ANYTHING off your glass.
BEST Scrapper EVER By Mitchel on 2/5/2016Mitchel would recommend this product to a friendIf you are looking for something that will literally clean you glass and not work about the magnet coming off while cleaning and you having to try to grab it before it float away, this is the cleaner for you. As the other review mentions, this magnet is a string magnet; definitely better than any other cleaner that I have purchased. Absolutely worth the money. Using it on my 210. Used Mag-Float and Tunze (the worst seems like) and this bad boy hands down kills them in performance.
great scraper By medtoad on 10/24/2015medtoad would recommend this product to a friendWorks great on my 330 gal tank. Unlike my previous scraper, does not separate from the magnate if I try to go fast. The magnet is so strong that it can make my arm a bit tired if there is a lot of algae.