Help and advice on shopping for: Algae Magnets
A quick and smart way to keep your tank clean
Algae growth on the glass of your fish tank can be one of the most unsightly aquarium problems you may encounter. It can really spoil the view of your beautiful fish, coral and aquarium decor. Our range of algae magnets, featuring products from Aqua One, D&D and Fluval, make it super easy to clean your tank walls without getting dirty.
What are algae magnets?
Algae magnets are made up of two pieces, an external magnet and an internal cleaner. Simply place the magnet on the outside of your tank’s glass and the cleaner on the other side then move the magnet over the surface of your tank, which will cause the cleaner to follow - removing grime, dirt and algae.
Why should I buy algae magnets?
Algae magnets are a quick and easy way to clean your fish tank with no mess or need to get wet. All algae magnets are safe to be used in any type of aquarium and present no threat to any of your fish, plants or invertebrates. Once the algae have been displaced they will need to be removed by a filter and to ensure they don’t return you will need to use an algae treatment.
What are the main types of algae magnets?
There are quite a few algae magnets on the market now but most fall into one of two categories; daily cleaners and one-off cleaners. Daily cleaners are designed to be used for regular maintenance and will cause no damage to your tank after constant use, through daily use of one of these magnets you can ensure your tank is protected from algae build-ups. One-off cleaners are designed for occasional use and often have blades installed to remove large build-ups, if used regularly these magnets could damage your tank but they won’t with occasional use.
What should I look for?
There are a few different sizes of algae magnets so be sure to get one that you could use to clean a large portion of your tank quickly. Past size, there are few other considerations, so we recommend going with the one that appeals to you in style and design.