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ALGAE REMOVAL: The patent pending Algae Mower Vac is one of the best aquarium cleaning tools available that makes aquarium cleaning easy!

Begining October, 1st, 2014: The Algae Mower Vac comes with 2x more powerful drill / pump power! Now algae mower vac can handle even tougher algae infestation in any reef tanks!

2015 new product from e-Fins again: Water Refill Genie ATO kit!

Water Refill Genie ATO website!

Another great product from E-fins: Easy ATO is here!

Easy ATO website!

More great product for calcium maintaining + ATO: KALK KING is here!

Kalk King website!




Algae Mower Vac won - Reef Builders Editor’s Choice: best products of 2012

Since the 1st generation product that reef builders used to evaluate the AMV88, Algae Mower Vac has made significant improvements to the handle, pump securing clamp, hose and pump motor. Now it is a solid product for everyday use by everyday aquarists!

Most hobbyists know that hair algae can't be eradicated permanently even if you boil up the rocks in hot water! When favorable conditions exist, which are typical in aquarium environments, they will grow back!

But with periodic use of this tool, it is easy to remove hair algae, remove slime algae and remove coralline algae. You can now stay on top of it and allow your crabs and fish to do their job with visible difference. You now can enjoy an algae inhibited tank without needing to cross your fingers and scramble to see what crabs, fish or chemicals would work!

I guarantee you that Algae Mower Vac works every time as an efficient hair algae remover, slime algae remover, coralline algae remover and much more! You don't have to worry about any side effects from administrating chemicals into your beloved aquariums or overloading your tanks with hit-and-miss algae eating fish & invertebrates!

Algae Mower Vac helps you with:

* Green & black hair algae removal and control

* Brush & beard hair algae removal and control

* Red & Black slime algae removal and control

* Moss and sticky detritus removal and control

* Aiptasia or other pest corals removal and control

Algae Mower Vac is a also a good tool to clean detritus off your rocks, it works very well at this too!

But that's not all the Algae Mower Vac can do for you! It can be your beloved general weekly tank cleaning tool as well!

* You also own the strongest no-hose, no-bucket auto vacuum cleaner to remove detritus and sludge from gravel, bare bottom and sump!

* How about also getting the best no-hose, no-bucket sand bed vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and debris too!

A recent discussion & review of our AMV88 by a customer (2 pages)

If this is your first visit, here is a 3 minutes and a 5 minutes videos that cover the most important capabilities of the Algae Mower Vac (AMV88)!

Watch Algae Mower Vac rid hair algae, slime algae, coralline algae. Do Auto gravel and sand bed vacuum!

Watch Algae Mower Vac in action to do 6 different cleaning tasks with no sweats!

Assembling an Algae Mower Vac right out of the box

About the kinks on the included hose... Just use your warm hair dryer to blow on them to smooth them out first before using it!

* Algae Mower Vac introduction from

** Algae Mower Vac reviewed by

** Algae Mower Vac reviewed by

** Algae Mower Vac reviewed by Bob Goemans of

** Algae Mower Vac reviewed by

Algae Mower Vac is also the most convenient and efficient tool to remove coralline algae on glass too!

Watch AMV88 Cleans spot and plate coralline algae on glass

Watch another 2 minutes demo on cleaning spot and plate coralline algae on glass

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AMV88 eats its cotton candy!



AM Vac also does powerful no-hose no-bucket gravel vacuum cleaning !

Watch how much gunk is pulled out!

AM Vac does sand bed vacuum cleaning too!

Watch AMV88 vacuum sand bed!

AM Vac rescued a nano reef tank from hair and slime algae!

Watch the unbelievable result!

AM Vac does another gravel vacuum cleaning!

Watch how easy to clean gravel!

AM Vac does SPS coral gardening!

Watch how incredible this tool is!

AM Vac does coral gardening to rid leaf-like algae!

Watch what the tool can do!

My 28g reef tank maintained by Algae Mower Vac - AMV88

My happy fish dance with the music!

MORE "BEFORE" & "AFTER" ILLUSTRATIONS (Click to enlarge the view)
Hair Algae On Brain Coral

Algae Mower Vac removed all hair algae without damaging the coral!.

Hair Algae On Rock close to Acropora coral

Algae Mower Vac is so flexible to adjust its angle to get to the rock underneath the coral!

Hair Algae On Rock

Algae Mower Vac is in action to remove the hair algae!

Hair Algae hiding in a hard to reach place

Only with flexible angle of attack adjustment that this algae patch can be removed in place!

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    1) Remove Hair Algae: The algae can be on rocks, plants & even corals. Alage Mower Vac can reach into tight places!

    2) Remove Debris : Such as: Fish waste, uneaten food and soft matters. The drill bit can be removed when working on delicate plants or corals.

    3) Remove Debris On bottom: All small debris on the bare bottom or gravel can be easily removed. The suction tube length with respect to the exposed drill bit can be adjusted for optimum suction force!

    4) Remove Suspending matters: In a split second, the Algae Mower Vac maneuvered and captured the suspending matters. No more net being caught on things or messy siphon tube & water bucket anymore!

    5) completely Get matters out: The debris filter cup can be easily removed from the Alagae Mower Vac to be cleaned after use!

    6) Change water:Insert the hose into the Algae Mower Vac's water outlet, water will be directed out of the tank and into a bucket to perform water change while cleaning debris at the same time!

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    1)   Super light weight. (about 10 oz or 284g)

    2)      9 volt household battery operated. ( For 1 hour of non-stop use)

    3)     An AC/DC wall adapter is also included for continuous use.

    4)     Adjustable rod length to fit 6" to 36" (15 to 91 cm) deep tanks.

    5)     Patented design long lasting powerful pump.

    6)     Use a stainless steel drill bit to dislodge hair algae & detritus.

    7)     Adjustable drill bit to any attacking angle.

    8)    Adjustable water inlet tube height for suction.

    9)    Gid rid of hair algae and detritus from anywhere in a tank!

    10)  Remove Aiptasia too!

    11)  Plant and soft coral garden trimming.

    12)  Catch suspending matters in water easily.

    13)  Remove fish waste and uneaten food.

    14)  Detachable drill bit when cleaning gravel, plants or corals.

    15)  Detachable debris holding cup & filter for easy cleaning.

    16)  Gravel suction tube & fine mesh filter bag for no-hose no-bucket strong auto gravel and sand bed cleaning!.

    17)  A 6-foot hose to perform partial water change while cleaning when needed

    Note: A brand new 9V alkaline battery can run the Algae Mower for about an hour continuously. We recommend getting a 9V NIMH rechargeable battery and a charger for long term usage.



    1)  Hands-dry cleaning

    2)  Use on any tank size

    3)  Very simple to use.

    4)  Speedy & easy cleaning.

    5)  Export nutrients to lower tank's bio loads.

    6)  No tank disruption.

    7)  Avoid using chemicals.

    8)  Much healthier fish, corals and plants.

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    Like anything else, too much of anything is bad for your tank as well; whether it is fish, plant, coral or algae. As the living god to your tank, you thought you had the ultimate power over what should be in there or not!


    But when it comes to algae, you are humanly powerless as many types of algae can proliferate and get out of hand if no controlling mechanisms are in place. Especially when you are dealing with too much of filamentous algae in the tank!


    You have been told that you definitely have to be radical to bring it within manageable levels such as treating your whole tank with chemicals or removing the affected objects from the tank for brushing and even cooking them in boiling water. You know it is going to take specific attention on your part for a few weeks to prune them by hands and manage other parameters like water chemistry, lighting period and food amount to overcome it? Nothing good ever happens quickly, right? 


    WRONG! For the first time ever, an ingenious electromechanical handheld tool is invented for the aquarium trade to easily control the amount of filamentous algae and any detritus that you allow to exist in your tank!


    Maintaining a clean aquarium is easier than ever! Just use the Algae Mower Vac regularly for a few minutes a time and once or twice per week, you can enjoy your beautiful tank and avoid time consuming and ineffective methods like before to:


    1)      Scrub the hair algae off from rocks with a toothbrush and risk spreading them all over the tank.

    2)      Take the infected objects out of the tank for cleaning or even cook them with boiling water. This radical measure often is hard or impossible to do without dismantling the whole tank!

    3)      Introduce more algae eating fish and invertebrates that undoubtedly generate more pollutants to grow more algae but still naively hope for the best!

    4)      Dump chemicals into your tank to kill them but likely hurting other inhabitants including beneficial bacteria in the process and upset the delicate parameters so vital to the well being of the fish, plants and corals that you treasure the most.

    5)      Use clumpsy net or siphon tube and water bucket for spot cleaning or do gravel and sand bed vacuuming of FISH WASTE and UNEATEN FOOD. (No more net being caught on objects or needing to replenish water after cleaning again!)

** AMV88 ** The ultimate aquarium cleaning tool!

Shown below are two AMV88 at 1-foot and 2-foot length. 3-foot length can be set easily by extending the 3rd segment out. The Algae Mower Vac allows hands-dry operation for tanks from 6" deep all the way to 36" deep!  

Here is the preview of some Algae Mower Vac functions!

Watch what it can do! You might find out other amazing uses for it too!


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