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What do you guys use to cut your plants?

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What do you guys use to cut your plants?
Old 10-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
 
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What do you guys use to cut your plants?

Cause my scissors are really crappy!
I tried using my nail, but i usially end up doing more damage than anything.
Is there something i can do to a new pair of scissors that will allow me to keep using them?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
 
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What plants are you cutting that dull your scissors that much?

I use chrome-plated scissors (typically used to cut hair) and they work really well. At all costs avoid cutting around the roots and in the actual gravel/sand. That will certainly dull scissors. Rumford Aquatics sells some nice plant pruning tools for small tanks, but scissors work well for me, I don't mind getting my arm wet!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
 
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Cause my scissors are really crappy!
I tried using my nail, but i usially end up doing more damage than anything.
Is there something i can do to a new pair of scissors that will allow me to keep using them?
I bought some aquatic gardener tool from Petco for about $8.00. Comes with a everything you need to move things around and cut without touching the water.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
 
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Thanks guys!
I dont have a problem touching the water, im always in my tank! Though tools might be a nice idea.
The plants i cut are floating watersprite. They propagate from thier leaves, so if theres too many babies, the original leaves tend to die. And since my tanks are FULL of water sprite, i need to prune a tank a day to keep the brown leaves out.
Its not that the plants dull my scissors, the water makes them rusty. I try to dry them off as much as possible, but it still happens!
Would a pair of chrome plated ones not rust? how expensive are they?
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