Mighty Magnets

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Gomer, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Hey Eileen, if you dare, take a "before" photo. I wish I did. 3 weeks of no cleaning was nasty but cake to clean :)
    Also, they ship from Oregon, so you should have it on Monday
     
  2. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Not a problem I think the last time I cleaned it was before Thanksgiving.

    The smaller tank has nice build of up of coralline spots - the hair algae is just stupid in that tank so very little film algae at all. The larger tank has diatoms and well just gross stuff built up on it.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Holy Chit man! Just got my algae sock & dozer (and he tossed in a few "new mighty pads" for free I guess. I was feeling a bit cheap... $7.50 for the pads then $7.50 to ship it... but whatever... got it today, that sock is a god damn god send! Old algae pads I hit an area for a while until my arm hurt and usually it got the really tough stuff no problem, got the algae sock, damn thing feels so rough I can't imagine it's acrylic safe... but whatever I'll take their word for it... swipe one swipe too... hard little brown spots are no more!

    BTW I don't have a mighty magnet, I use the Magnavore ER4, which is quite a bit cheaper, but still a really strong magnet.

    I'll give my two BAR thumbs up for approval on these pads, and if I knew they worked this good I might have bought the mighty magnets just to get the guy more business! (note you don't need their magnets for these things to work well either)
     
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Get a chance to use your new toys Eileen?
     
  5. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    I need to see one before I buy it...Eileen can you bring it Sunday?
     
  6. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Apparently it's sitting at the Post Office cuz I wasn't home to take delivery of it - which means I can't pick it up till Saturday <sigh> bummer

    Yes, I can bring it on Sunday for folks to check out.
     
  7. sfsuphysics, do you think this will work on the hammerhead Free Float Algae Magnet?

    [quote author=sfsuphysics link=topic=5774.msg72575#msg72575 date=1231008224]
    Holy Chit man! Just got my algae sock & dozer (and he tossed in a few "new mighty pads" for free I guess. I was feeling a bit cheap... $7.50 for the pads then $7.50 to ship it... but whatever... got it today, that sock is a god damn god send! Old algae pads I hit an area for a while until my arm hurt and usually it got the really tough stuff no problem, got the algae sock, damn thing feels so rough I can't imagine it's acrylic safe... but whatever I'll take their word for it... swipe one swipe too... hard little brown spots are no more!

    BTW I don't have a mighty magnet, I use the Magnavore ER4, which is quite a bit cheaper, but still a really strong magnet.

    I'll give my two BAR thumbs up for approval on these pads, and if I knew they worked this good I might have bought the mighty magnets just to get the guy more business! (note you don't need their magnets for these things to work well either)


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  8. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    They need to nano size those magnets.

    I've some some nano magnets (super nimble), how much power is required to hold the pads?
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    BT: Depends, does the hammer head really hold onto the glass/acrylic? If so, then I don't see why not. I don't think they'd work so much with the magfloats because they're more of a generic sized magnet that really isn't that strong (that and the cheapy aquatraders ones)
     
  10. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Where do you get these pad again?
     
  11. Jombo

    Jombo Guest

    The white super scrubbie pad that Mighty Magnets use is the best! I'm not sure if it's the same stuff, but I found that Scotch Brite Dobie Cleaning Pads use the same stuff. I cut out the sponge so that I use only the scrubbing part and it reminds of the same stuff that Mighty Magnets uses. Beats using filter floss to clean the tougher algae growing on the glass!
     
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=5774.msg73468#msg73468 date=1231463558]
    Where do you get these pad again?
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    mightymagnets.com
     
  13. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Follow link on first page for magnet and dozer and/or algae pad.

    These will be used with glass tanks so we will see how well they work (I think they will work well). If the algae sock work on the Algae Free Hammerhead may not be a bad thing.

    My attraction to the Mighty Magnet is the fact that my canopy covers a portion of the top glass pane so if I can get something to get the "hard to reach" spots then I will be most happy.
     
  14. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Okay as promised

    What I ordered:
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    Full tank shot of 120g
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    Side view of front pane of 120g
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    Slightly up close view - green algae, diatoms, and bristly hair algae
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    Now clean
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  15. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    wow, great results! :eek:
    How long did it take? how many passes to get clean? I'm gonna have to get me one of those, or at least the algae pads.
     
  16. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Two passes in most cases.

    Most of the cleaning was done with the algae sock. As you can see I still missed a few places mainly due to corals or snails being in the way while cleaning.
     
  17. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    With my magfloat, it would take about...5-10 passes. ...and that didn't always get the hard stuff.
     
  18. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Mighty Magnet and the accessories I bought (as noted in picture) will be making it's appearance at today's meeting.
     
  19. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    cool! I've got to get me one. my magfloat has been ok, but I always end up resorting to a razor blade to clean the hard stuff, the blade works great but takes too much time, not to mention needs to always be replaced. good thread!
     
  20. beaupierce

    beaupierce Guest

    Will this work on glass aquariums???? I see on the website it is good for acrylic.....
     

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