Algae scrapper question

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Is a algae scrapper like this one safe for a 36g bowfront. Atm I use a debit card to scrape it but I’m wanting to keep hands out as much as possible. May have to save and get a good magnet
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They work, but not as well as something you can get more leverage with.. like an old credit card...
Best would be flipper magnet or tunze magnet cleaner.
 
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I have used a number of different scrapers over the years. IMHO, the best, hands down, is the Flipper. Because it has a dry side and a wet side like other magnetic scrapers, your hand goes nowhere near the water. What I really like about it is that, true to it's name, it can be flipped over while in the tank to use either the soft side for normal light algae buildup or the stainless blade for the tougher stuff. As a bonus, the blade, although it last a very long time, is easily replaceable. I've had my flipper for several years and have only replaced the blade once.
 

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I love my Flipper. With one of those long handled scrapers, it might be hard to effectively clean the curve of the bowfront. You really need to go side to side in the curved areas. Just a thought.
 

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There is now one for sale on Buy/sell on here for $20
 

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I really like my Flipper too but there are those spots where I need a scraper I can really put some pressure on. I'm looking for something like one of those posted.
 

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+1 for flipper. As an aside, what works best for cleaning the corner silicone besides a toothbrush?
 
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+1 for flipper. As an aside, what works best for cleaning the corner silicone besides a toothbrush?
Magic eraser sponge (original- not scented’)
 

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I have the exact one you posted and use it for my half round tank. My flipper sometimes doesn’t do the best in some areas of the curved glass. The one you posted I have been using for 2 years and is great.
 
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