The ultimate in dry hands algae removal!
Algae magnets will allow you to clean off the algae build up on your tanks walls without having to get your hands wet at all. They will come with two pieces; one side goes in the aquarium while the other is on the outside. They will be attracted to each other from the magnets inside of them. By moving the outside magnet back and forth across the aquarium, the inside magnet follows along scrubbing the algae off the tanks walls.
Algae magnets are safe for both glass and acrylic aquariums, but make sure you are using the acrylic safe pad for acrylic aquariums as magnets/pads meant for glass aquariums will scratch acrylic tanks.
Algae magnets such as the Flipper
will include a metal scraper for removing harder to remove algae such as coralline algae. If your scraper didn’t come with this feature, you may be able to add it on with the Easy Blade
. These are meant for glass only aquariums and will aide in removing caked on algae.
While some people keep their magnets in their aquariums 24/7, we do recommend removing them after cleaning and rinsing them under freshwater for maximum longevity of the units.