- Piranha Float 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.
Works with aquariums up to 3/8" thick.
Perfect for Nano and Pico tanks that have thin glass or acrylic. The wet side floats for easy retrieval when separated from the dry side.
- Glass aquariums holding up to 30 to 125 gallons
- Acrylic aquariums 36" long and 20" 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
Watch out for scratching By Steve on 3/7/2020Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have used this magnet for the past three years and have just thrown it away. It has caused multiple scratches on my glass tanks. Sure, I should have been more careful about debris being caught, but with magnets with less force, like the flipper max, you do not need to worry so much about debris and scratching. This magnet is so strong, even on 3/4 in glass (which I have on all my tanks), that too much caution is required.
Awesome strong scraper By Bryan on 11/3/2019Bryan would recommend this product to a friendThis scraper does a wonderful job on scraping off algae and other detritus stuck onto the aquarium class. It makes my tank look pretty clean! I have not tried the scraper for acrylic so this review is purely for the razor side.
An advice I would give future buyers is that I would use the scraper during water changes or when the water level is low, because the magnet is so strong, the water can splash out of your tank when the water level is high. This can cause the dry side to get wet, and as you scrape, it can leave the smudge marks on the outside of your fish tank and cause the magnet to not stick as well.
Too thick for my tank By Jeffrey on 8/30/2019Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friendIf you have corals that are growing close to the glass (or for example a large hammer coral that I smashed with this thing, insert multiple cuss words here) or powerheads that are mounted close to the glass in corners be aware that the wet side is 1" thick. I bought this because my Flipper was showing its age. I was happy with the Flipper just wanted to try something new. The Flipper is 1/2" thick and can get around in the tight spots with corals and powerheads. I went back and looked to see if the dimensions on the thickness was listed and I did not see it listed. The other problem I had is it didn't do as thorough of a clean as the Flipper. Two days after trying to clean with it I was amazed at the dirty areas that showed up on the glass two days later that was clearly missed by this product. Never had that happen with the Flipper. The build quality seems very good and the magnetic strength very good but only slightly stronger than the Flipper. In the end good quality build just never going back in my tank.
Excellent By Fábio Azevedo on 4/28/2018Fábio Azevedo would recommend this product to a friendQuality product. Excellent!
A little pricey but hands down the best glass cleaner I’ve ever owned in 15 years I been reefing By richard on 12/19/2017richard would recommend this product to a friendThe quality is second to none magnet is super strong so be careful the scrapper gets rid of unwanted coralline one the front and side glass absolutely a must have ...
Great Algae Scraper By Ian on 5/29/2017Ian would recommend this product to a friendA little pricey, but on sale (or not) the Piranha does exactly what it says, and very well. Best magnetic algae scraper I've owned. I have a 75 gal tank and this works perfectly with the magnet being plenty strong. For a similarly sized tank, don't spend extra money on the stronger magnet versions; the manufacturer recommendations for glass thickness seem to be right on.
Excellent - Solid Glass Cleaner By TigerOscar on 4/20/2017TigerOscar would recommend this product to a friendSince I have been using the Piranha glass cleaner, the time it takes to clean the glass has been reduced drastically and my hands stay out of the tank. Great Product !
Works as advertised. By Larry on 4/6/2017Larry would recommend this product to a friendHave been using this for several weeks and it works great. Quality product.
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.
Will this work on a typical all glass 120g aquarium? My front pane of glass is 1/2" while the sides are 3/8". Thanks!
The Piranha is rated up to 3/8" glass so it may have a hard time removing stubborn algae from the front glass. I would recommend going with the Hammerhead.
Hope this helps!