I guess that Jebo stuff is halfway decent? I've read a lot of reviews where folks said it was trash. Never used any of it myself , so just wondering.
18watt UV , man that's gonna do the trick! The one in my canister is only 7 and it cleared up a gnarly green water bloom in 2 days. You may want to keep an eye on temps when that thing is running. Might warm things up a bit.
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I have one of those magnet algae scrubbers. I believe it's made by Marineland, but I am too lazy to get up and look. It's a handy little thing!
Originally Posted by thatcichlidguy
As far as Jebo being junk... I can see where someone would say that. I have four of their tanks and the hoods are not the greatest. I thought they were plastic until I tried to cut some holes in them (one of my recent... uh... endeavors... LOL). I am, however, VERY pleased with the tanks asthetics over all and they don't seem to leak. I had problems with my 125's lights BUT that was because I negelected to put the glass plates under the hood (that the freeeeeeek'n guy never gave me and I didn't know it needed them). But I have glass under the hood now and ALL my evaporation problems re the water getting into and ruining the lights is done.
I have a Jebo canister too (just got it for my 50g tank). It's different. I LOVE my Rena.... The Jebo canister does seem a bit odd, but so far so good.
As for the little scraper thing (I assume it's Jebo, I really didn't look closely) it's MARVELOUS! OMG I can't speak highly enough about this thing! Now I kind of modified it a tad. The one at the store had nothing attached to the piece (such as polishing cloth) that goes into the tank, though it's a velcro-type material. So I just lay a piece of polishing cloth on it so I can replace it every once in a a while.
The thing that makes it SO awesome is that you do NOT get your hands/arm wet trying to reach into the tank (more-so a problem for larger tanks). AND since I have curved edges (bow front's do)... I can do the front AND sides without having to remove and reposition the device.
I used it in my cichled tank and it did what it was supposed to do!
Warning: I would NOT suggest using this thing in tanks with sand. Larger gravel's fine (IMO) because with sand, you're more likely to kick up dust and if a piece of that gets into the polishing cloth, you're more than likely going to end up scratching the hell out of your glass....
Anyway, I have one 8.8g two 50g and one 125g Jebo tanks and I love them! Weakest link (if there must be one) is the hoods.... part of them IS plastic!
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Originally Posted by Mith
I eye-balled similar cleaners, a Mag-Float, for a long time because they seem so darned expensive and I was not sure if they really worked or were an expensive rip-off. One day I saw one in use at a LFS and ask the lady if it works. She swore by it, but their prices were outrageous. I ordered one online and love it.
About having nothing attached to it, but that velcro like material, that is the scrubber part in itself. It (at least mine) does not need another pad, well unless you want to or it works better. Mine came with a replacement pad and a replacement felt pad for the magnet outside the tank, and instructions on how to replace both.
The instructions also stated, like you did, becareful of picking up sand or gravel on the inside of the glass, and to wipe down the outside everytime before using it, so one does not scratch the glass.
I found another use for it, it smashes snails like a hammer. Move the magnets below the target and quickly pull the dry magnet away from the glass, than quickly place it where the snails are. The wet magnet (hammer) slaps up against the glass, crushing them. I swish the wet magnet around in the tank to remove them, or use an old tooth brush on it if needed.
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Originally Posted by Dacotah7
I got mine at the Jebo distributer. The cleaner was probably $10. I bought the cleaner with a black plastic for the back of my tank. The total bill was $15!
I'm TOTALLY loving this thing!!!! I'm not sure if if would work on green spot algae, but that's the good part! If you use it regularily you won't gwt that stuff! I guess I use a polishing pad on it because the velcro alone won't pick up the algae....it just rubs it off the glass but doesn't hokd onto it so the algae goes into the water. I briefly used it in my 125g and I got a lot of brown on the pad!
I'll definitely be using it at LEAST every other day! NO more getting my arm wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hmm. Ive been planning on buying one for a while but they are so expensive here. Im gonna have to get one for the 150 I'm setting up though.. that or a snorkel
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Well at least you know how they work! I've never even seen them and wouldn't know how to set one up if I had it. Do you hook them up and let them run all the time or only as needed?
I LOVE my magfloats. I have one supposedly for acrylic tanks (but scratches, so I may steal your idea and put like, a lens cleaning cloth for glasses in between) I also have a larger one for glass tanks that I got on sale for $3.99.
When I had sand in my tanks- and very soon as I'm going back- I just was more careful when using it down that far.
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