Cleaning magnets!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by pXius, 21 Jul 2011.

  1. pXius

    pXius

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    What do you guys use?

    My glass is 10mm and the magnets I've used just don't seem to cut it.

    I don't want to get into the tank every time I've got some tough algae.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,540
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    fanie, most magnets will pull off the glass if you use them bradsided, if you use them with the narrow side to the front they have less resistance and hold a little better..

    i personally use a boyu magnet (the biggest one) on 15mm in this manner sucessfully, my plans are to get an AM mega mag with scraper for future but they are pricey hence the wait..
     
  4. Pete

    Pete

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Under the sea
    The AquaMedic Mega mag with blade attachment is the bomb
     
  5. Watermark

    Watermark

    Joined:
    17 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Tunze Power Magnets

    Tunze Power Magnets :thumbup: are the best imo, dont rust, easy to change the pads and strong as an iron ox.
     
  6. pXius

    pXius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    I'm using the thin side :D

    Where can I get the AM one? and what do they cost? Give or take?

    The tunze ones look awesome but the blade attachment on the AM looks nice. :thumbup:
     
  7. Xereo

    Xereo

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    1,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cape Town
    I hate Magnets.. Thats where the scratches come from on my glass :( pics up the grit..
     
  8. pXius

    pXius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    I bought a brand new Boyu magnet and using it the 1st time it gave me a long deep scratch on my DT front panel.

    Which reminds me, whats the best way to get out scratches? Is there like a kind of glass polish I can use?
     
  9. TheWaterboy

    TheWaterboy Sponsor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Durban
    dont play games..........spend the R450 and get a TUNZE magnet for life;)
     
  10. pXius

    pXius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    @The Waterboy - Marco

    I actually saw them on your store page, that's why I'm in between the Tunze and the AM. How beneficial would the blade be?

    The tunze would be easier to get though, I'm ordering a RO unit from you in a few days anyway :p
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  11. TheWaterboy

    TheWaterboy Sponsor

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Durban
    to be honest....i have both but find the tunze magnet smaller, more effective, and spares pad availability a bit better.............
    also the AM scrapper even though i look after it....seems to rust after about 3 cleans......

    so am -magnet with scrapper to clean coraline algae is better....without scrapper its mediocre.....scrappaer is additional cost and blades are pricey

    but tunze magenet better overall...............however no scrapper

    your choice:tt2:
     
  12. shiks

    shiks

    Joined:
    3 May 2008
    Posts:
    372
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Durban
    Cant comment on the TUNZE but got the MAG float- 350 and came with spare felt and blades....for 670 online and shipped to durbs .....built for 10mm glass with a good strong magnet and the scraper blades attached has saved me from putting hands in for over a year if u dont feel like getting messed.....my 2 Cs ....
     
  13. pXius

    pXius Thread Starter

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Weltevreden Park, JHB
    hmmmm :p

    I think I'll be placing my order for a tunze with my RO unit from marco in that case.

    Reason being that my long spined urchin stripes caroline from like rocks like its nothing. I doubt he'll/she'll/it will leav the caroline on my panels alone so I think a magnet will suffice.

    :D
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Cleaning magnets Forum Date
Cleaning Magnets Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers 14 Aug 2015
[wtd] Snails, cleaning crew Wanted 28 Sep 2016
Glass cleaning techniques General Discussions and Advice 4 Jul 2016
Long Aquarium Cleaning Glove Jungle Aquatics 23 Feb 2016
Quick Guide to cleaning marine pumps and equipment with household vinegar (Acetic acid) Beginners 15 Feb 2016
Cleaning seashells collected for use in tank General Discussions and Advice 29 Dec 2015
Back glass cleaning and back drop insert Beginner Discussions 21 Dec 2015