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What do you use to trim your plants and maintain them?

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What do you use to trim your plants and maintain them?
Old 08-31-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
 
What do you use to trim your plants and maintain them?

Just curious how people trim plants. For instance if they get too long and you need to cut them back. What would you use? I'm assuming some type of underwater scissor type tool.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
 
I have a 20 and 10 gal planted tanks. I just use my fingers and take off the dead leaves or move my plants around. I have gravel substrate.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
 
yes scissors... They make stainless steel long scissors
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
 
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yes scissors... They make stainless steel long scissors
Good to hear! Now I dont have to dunk my entire arm in the tank every time then

Thanks
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
 
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They also make a tong with a scissor attachment. They have it at Big Al's.


I just use kitchen scissors.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
 
I use shears
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Small almost sewing scissors for accuracy.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #8
 
Thats a good idea... maybe I'll try that
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #9
 
Thanks for all the great tips
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #10
 
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I have a stainless steel surgical sheer which is small and that works great. I do have to dunk my arm in the tannk though as it is deep.
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