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    ultimate glass scrapers???

    I'm getting kinda sick of spending 44.95 for those magfloat 350's and then within a couple months they're barely working and also losing they're magnet abilities. Whats the best one out there...I want one that can keep coraline off the glass! Anyone have one of those great white's?
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    Lynn
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    I just bought a Tiger Shark rare earth magnet. It's the same make as the Great White but for 1/2" thick glass. I can't believe how much more powerful this thing is than my old Mag float. It almost takes 2 hands to move it and doing a large tank is a mini workout! They do float and the outside part is a very nice oak with rounded corners. More expensive but I think in this case it's worth it. I got mine here:
    http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...rs.asp?CartId=

    J&L's sells them too:
    http://www.jlaquatics.com/cgi-bin/sh...logno=cl-mre03

    It was cheaper to buy it through the US for me as I was ordering a big cannister filter at the same time.
    Susan

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    I'm going to have to get me one of those :-) Thanks for the link Susan
    Rob

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    Ouch... $194 for a glass cleaning magnet? Anyone know the longevity of these? Replacing one after 6 months would kinda suck.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    The guy who recommended it to me had his for several years now. You can buy replacement pads for them too. They are definitely well constructed, I really don't see why they wouldn't last a lifetime really. The part that goes inside the tank is black plastic and reasonably thin which I really like. The outside part is solid oak which looks nice. The surface is much larger than a Mag Float so you're cleaning more at a time. And rare earth magets are quite a bit stronger than regular magnets. It was packaged with a half inch thick piece of styrofoam between the two pieces. It was quite hard to get them apart. No way I'd have been able to separate them with nothing between them.

    Ok, I think I've convinced myself now It was a hard cost to justify but I can't use a razor blade scraper on my new acrylic tank. So it makes sense, see.

    Here's the manufacturers' site:
    http://www.aquariumcleaner.com/
    Susan

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    I thought the price was 89.?? even with the exchange thats not 194.??
    Only thing is I'll need one for each tank...ummmm

    thanks
    Lynn

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    Tiger Shark is $89. Lynn, go by the glass dimensions. My Tiger Shark is so hard to move on my 1/2" acrylic that I know I wouldn't be able to budge a Great White. You don't need to buy oversize with these. If some of your tanks are smaller with thinner glass you could get the less expensive ones:

    Piranha Float glass: 1/4" & 3/8"
    acrylic: 3/16" & 1/4" 30-125 gal $44.95

    Hammerhead Float glass: 1/2" & 5/8"
    acrylic: 3/8" & 1/2" 110-200 gal $69.95

    Tiger Shark Float glass: 5/8" & 3/4"
    acrylic: 5/8" & 3/4" 200-350 gal $89.95

    AF1117 Great White
    (non-floating) glass: 3/4" & 1"
    acrylic: 3/4" & 1" 300-600 gal $119.95
    Susan

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    Magnavore - the only way to go. Had mine over five years now, and just ordered an extended reach for the in-wall tank.

    Super investment.

    www.magnavore.com

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    If the cleaning pads can be changed and the unit will last a long long time I do not think it is to pricey at 90 to 120 dollars
    Rob

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    I live in Toronto and I notice a lot of you shop from the US. Do you ever need to pay custom and broker fees?

    I bought a carbo-plus from US for my discus tank a couple of years ago. The price was US$150. I ended up paying about Cad $300 after adding the custom and broker fees, PST and GST.

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