Do you leave glass cleaning magnet in the tank all time or remove it?

Do you leave glass cleaning magnet in the tank all time or remove it?

  • Remove out of the tank every time after use

    Votes: 66 24.8%
  • Leave it in the tank all time except for cleaning

    Votes: 124 46.6%
  • Never removed or cleaned

    Votes: 57 21.4%
  • Don't use magnet cleaner

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • Some days remove and sometime not.

    Votes: 17 6.4%

  • Total voters
    266

Steven Garland

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 10, 2016
Messages
612
Reaction score
327
Location
Sanford,Florida
I had 3 TLF tiny mag cleaners rust,after that I will never leave a magnet cleaner in my tank. Thankfully I keep pico's so I can use a toothbrush :)
 
Get Fish & Corals directly for the suppliers

saltyhog

blowing bubbles somewhere
View Badges
Joined
Jan 2, 2014
Messages
6,113
Reaction score
14,582
Location
Conway, Arkansas
I use both a Flipper and a Tunze long and take them out every time. I have had a lot of spirobid worms in the past and I have several scratches from them getting on both the velcro side of the cleaner and the blade itself. I never use the velcro side anymore just the blade on the Flipper.
 

jaxredsoxfan

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 22, 2018
Messages
525
Reaction score
1,399
Location
Saint Johns, Florida
I leave my magfloats in the tanks and have never had any issues. Now I am rethinking that idea- i guess I never really thought about it but probably a good idea to remove.
 

radiata

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 2, 2015
Messages
551
Reaction score
276
If you leave it in the tank, you can get some really nice encrustations growing on it!
 

sawdonkey

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 8, 2014
Messages
1,442
Reaction score
1,418
I have a magnavore and never take it out except for about once per year to soak in citric acid. I just keep it behind a powerhead so it’s not in view.
 

Leoriiii

Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 7, 2017
Messages
93
Reaction score
58
Depends. At times I remove, rinse and let dry And other times I’ll let it sit in a few days and clean the glass often.
 

bar|none

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 15, 2019
Messages
137
Reaction score
72
Has anyone had heavy metal like tin, chromium, vanadium come back in icp test? I ask because my first icp test had high vanadium and i stopped using a cheap hand held scraper with a kind of powercoated or annodized finish on it. That went away, then i got a new fairly high end magnetic scraper with stainless blade and was leaving it in the tank and now i have a high tin warning on 2nd icp test but i dont know if it is the source. Im starting with a well respected 7 stage ro/di.
 

Waters

"...in perfect isolation, here behind my wall."
View Badges
Joined
Nov 5, 2013
Messages
3,948
Reaction score
4,682
Location
Mentor, OH
I am using a sump partially to hide all equipment.......definitely not going to leave an algae magnet stuck to my glass :)
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

siggy

just keep swimming
View Badges
Joined
Feb 16, 2017
Messages
4,783
Reaction score
12,265
Flipper stays in. Mostly because my son scrapes the glass and feeds the fish so I am just plain happy to get that.
I do pull it to clean it. I did suspect that as being a source of tin but its good. I later found my scraper and a scrub brush
to be the culprit.
FWIW those all plastic brushes, the bristles have a staple to hold them together during the molding process.
 

motortrendz

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 31, 2011
Messages
364
Reaction score
303
Location
jackson NJ
I forget the brand of mine but it's been in there from day one. Took it out once to clean about a year ago lol. Its covered in coraline and my clowns live on it. lol.
 

Cell

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 20, 2019
Messages
770
Reaction score
823
If it has a metal blade, it comes out every time. If not, then I'm comfortable keeping it in.
 
Cultivated Reef

jd371

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 26, 2015
Messages
1,743
Reaction score
1,639
Location
Long Island, New York
I mostly use the Flipper when needed. If the tank is getting an algae film on the glass daily I'll then use the Mag Float and keep it in the tank to do quick cleanings.
 

Jet915

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 3, 2018
Messages
326
Reaction score
327
I use the tunze magnet cleaner, stays in the tank 24/7. My trochus snails love to hang out on it and clean it, so no need to come out. If not I would probably clean it every month or so.
lol, so thats what my trochus is doing. I have a large one that seems to climb the acrylic every night to my flipper.
 

Neptunium93

Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Messages
8
Reaction score
4
I’ve always left my mag float in my tank but will not leave any other magnets in my tank, I’ve had way too many product with neodymium magnets rust and caused problems in my tank after awhile.
 

furyofthegnomes

Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 29, 2017
Messages
72
Reaction score
75
I have the flipper cleaner, I leave mine in my tank because my kamohara blenny sleeps on it every night if I leave the metal blade facing away from the glass. It's a nice little cradle for her. So far no problems.
 
Cultivated Reef
SaltwaterAquarium.com
Top