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This Fl!pper will fit in your tank!

By Shane Graber - Posted Jan 11, 2012 08:00 AM
No, not the dolphin "Flipper." This is a magnetic algae scraper named Fl!pper and it does something that no other scraper can do. One side has a scrubber-pad and the other has a razor blade attachment. What is cool about the unit is that you can flip it in the tank from one work surface to another without getting your hands wet.
This Fl!pper will fit in your tank!

Fl!pper - the flipping algae scraper.

Fl!pper is a new patented glass and acrylic cleaner that has the ability to flip working surfaces in your tank simply by rotating the outer handle. How cool is that?! No more getting your hands wet scraping the glass to get rid of that encrusted coralline algae.

Razor blade attachment.
Razor blade attachment.

The unit comes with two work surfaces:

  1. A scrub pad for general scrubbing
  2. An attachment for either a stainless-steel razor blade for glass or a specially designed serrated ABS blade for acrylic tanks

This scraper uses high-strength rare earth magnets to couple the inner and outer sections together and can handle glass up to 1/2 inch thick. It is also designed in such a way that it will remain upright at all times for easy retrieval if the two sections become separated.

Scrub pad.
Scrub pad.

Not only can you flip sides but you can also flip the inner scraper around corners by using the same flipping technique which the second video below demonstrates.

The unit will cost $19.99 (limited time offer) and will be available from on January 30, 2012.

The below two videos demonstrate the dual cleaning action of the Fl!pper and how to flip the scraper in your tank without getting your hands wet.

Let us know if you pick up one of these units and what you think of it.

(via Matt Rogers / 3Reef)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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