Thread: Aquarium Plant Tools
04-25-2013, 09:37 PM #1
Aquarium Plant Tools
Does anyone have any tools that they like? I am looking for a decent set of scissors and tweezers but have seen mixed reviews for about every set i look at. Really don't want to spend $50 for a set, but also am willing to spend more than $2
Any recommendations?Fish: 75g: 9 Parva Rainbow, 4 GBR, 2 Oto, 4 Platies, 10 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
10g: RCS, 10 B. Brigittae; 10g: 4 Fp. Spoorenbergi, 7 C. Habroseus, Orchid Endlers; 10g: 4 Fp. Spoorenbergi, Species #2 Endlers,
Plants: 75: A. Sword, C. Red Wendtii, J Fern, Alternanthera Reineckii, Temple Hygro, Moneywort, Subwassertang, R. Rotundofolia, R. Indica
10: Italian Vals, Dwarf Sag, Java Fern, Phoenix Moss
10s: C. Parva, C. Wendtii, Cardinal, Microswords, Dwarf Hairgrass, Hornwort
04-25-2013, 10:00 PM #2
Have to be careful when buying there though, lots of cheap ones that will rust up quick.
04-25-2013, 10:15 PM #3
Now these are UK prices but I have these:
Fluval Planting Tongs http://www.amazon.co.uk/RC-Hagen-110...planting+tongs
Fluval Scissors http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fluval-11076...luval+scissors
I've had them a year now and I have no complaints. The tongs have a nice flexion so you cannot "over-grip" a plant and crush it. I also use a little pair of cheap nail scissors for trimming grasses and small stems."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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04-26-2013, 05:28 AM #4
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04-27-2013, 02:15 AM #6
Bought some stainless tweezers about 10 inches long because I thought planting would be easier but found out my fingers work best.
I also bought a small pair of scissors from the local pharmacy which cost $2.00 and they work well in combination with a shrimp net for catching the cuttings.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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04-27-2013, 02:29 AM #7
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