- Hammerhead Float Plus - Algae Free
For Glass or Acrylic Aquariums 1/2" to 5/8" thick
The Hammerhead is Algae Free’s most popular magnetic cleaner. It works great on almost all glass and acrylic tanks up to 5/8" thick.
- Glass aquariums holding up to 110 to 200 gallons
- Acrylic aquariums 48" long and 30" high
- Large 4" x 2" cleaning area
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.
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
Great scraper, worth the price! By Nick on 3/28/2020Nick would recommend this product to a friendFor real, this thing works better than I expected. I was skeptical at first, $70 for a magnet scraper? I bought many from local stores over the years, and they never worked well, hand scraping was always the answer. So I took a gamble on this product... it totally paid off!
Buy this thing!
Awesome By Finis on 12/15/2019Finis would recommend this product to a friendFantastic for my acrylic tank. Floats if connection breaks. Strong mag. Looks great.
Works great By Bill on 10/9/2019Bill would recommend this product to a friendAwesome cleaner. Expensive but worth every penny in making maintenance easier. Make sure you buy the right one sized for your glass thickness.
Good design By Elizabeth on 2/24/2019Elizabeth would recommend this product to a friendA less frustrating solution with the scrubber pad and blade on the same side! It floats and has a nice wooden exterior. The blade isn’t as wide as other products but maybe that helps with contact to glass. It comes with an alternate acrylic scrubber pad and plastic blade so you can use it on either glass or acrylic.
Perfect By Jayson on 2/15/2019Jayson would recommend this product to a friendIt may cost more than other but it actually works! Not kind of works either, really works and easy to use. With every penny. Was very surprised.
Excellent By Matt on 6/23/2018Matt would recommend this product to a friendMy previous Hammerhead lasted nearly 15 years being submerged in my tank until the plastic developed cracks and began to rust. I had to get another one since the first one was so great. Plenty of strength for my 125g and much better than the Mag Float I pulled from another, smaller tank. I haven’t used the razor attachment yet.
works fantastic! By Jason on 5/26/2018Jason would recommend this product to a friendlike pretty much everyone in the hobby I also used a mag float. this is a better product in every way. very happy with this purchase
Simply that best I have ever used By Thomas on 3/15/2018Thomas would recommend this product to a friendFor years I struggled with the thought of dropping this much cash on a glass cleaner. Never would I have thought that there would have been this much difference between brands of cleaners. After all, it is just a magnet and a scrubbing pad, right? How wrong I was!
The first thing I noticed was the strength of the Algae Free magnet. That strength makes all the difference and I was amazed at how easy it was to clean the glass in one pass. No more back and forth over the same spot trying to remove those stubborn growth areas. One important thing to note is to make sure you get the right scrubber for the thickness of glass you are working with. I have the hammerhead and the glass of my tank is right at 5/8”. When I scrub over a heavy deposit of algae I am pulling/pushing with quite a bit of force and I need to make sure that I have a firm grip on the scrubber. Having a larger or stronger magnet would definitely hinder the cleaning operation more than help it.
Ascetically, I feel that the scrubber is non-obtrusive and does not take away from the overall appearance of my tank. For me, this was an important aspect of my decision to buy it because, if you are like me you leave the scrubber stuck to the side of your tank all the time. Because of this, with my previous scrubber there was always that grey plastic hump with black and red lettering on the face staring at you with that "I'm a cheap piece of plastic" look. With the Algae Free scrubber, there is no plastic hanging on the outside of the tank. It is real wood, with a quality finish and modest labeling. The piece on the inside is plastic but it is a dull black and blends in with the overflow and other equipment in the tank so well that it doesn't even catch your eye when viewing.
Lastly, the ability to purchase replacement scrubber pads means that this could potentially be the last scrubber I every buy. With the cheap scrubbers, when I wore out the pads I bought a new one. I now have 4-5 of them in a box and if I add the cost of them up I would easily have spent 2x the amount that my hammerhead cost me.
Hope it help and if you do buy an Algae Free scrubber I am sure that you will appreciate your new scrubber as much as I do mine.
Best Mag Cleaner By Allen on 3/7/2018Allen would recommend this product to a friendI have been in the hobby for a long time. I had this old mag float with the glued on razor attachment. This was much stronger and the built in blade attachment makes it so easy to get the edges, corners and sand. Because of the way its build I can get the glass covered by the sand bed by going slow and no scratches. Great products.
Great product By Bow69 on 1/9/2018Bow69 would recommend this product to a friendVery strong magnet, scrapper works well also.
Best Cleaner Available!!! By Forsaken77 on 12/17/2017Forsaken77 would recommend this product to a friendFirst off, I want to state that you most definitely have to pick the right Algae Free Magnet for your tank. The magnets are so strong that I can easily see them cracking the glass on a smaller tank, or possible wobbling the whole stand when you move it.
The Hammerhead is meant for larger tanks. Things that I have repeatedly scrubbed with my Magfloat came off in 1 pass with the Algae Free.
It's got a nice, real wood handle and its box is perfect for storage. I NEVER leave magnetic cleaners in my tank due to some rusting under the cover.
To store them, you either have to place something between the two halves, like most cleaners, or a better way is to snap them back to back so the connection isn't as strong.
Definitely the best magnetic cleaner available. Just try to pick it up on a sale. Makes the price a little easier to justify.
Does the Job By Carmen R. on 11/16/2017Carmen R. would recommend this product to a friendCleans great. Is hard to move along the glass but cleans great.