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Bluebirdnanny 11-17-2010 07:29 AM

Favorite Tools for Plant maintenance?
 
What quality or brand of tools do you use for maintenance of your plants in the tank? Is there a good "set" out there not too expensive?

If you can give specs of material of items as stainless steel or what metals? I don't want to use just any metal that might leave rust or whatever in tank once I get my plants. I want to be prepared for proper care.

Any preferences? Photo links?

sik80 11-17-2010 07:38 AM

i use my fingers and a pair of scissors i got with a mens electric shaver kit - hi tech!

iamgray 11-17-2010 09:04 AM

Just my hands... I was born with two of them, so I figured I should use 'em. :) That and my tank's just the right size that I can still reach into all the corners... but if it was a couple inches taller I'd be needing tools.

aunt kymmie 11-17-2010 09:10 AM

I use a special pair of haircutting scissors, short handle w/ a thumb loop and long blades, that are stainless steel. These scissors are my "tank only" scissors. The long blades make it easy for me to cut exactly where I need to, especially helpful when doing fine pruning at the base of branched stems. The thumb loop keeps the scissors very steady in my hand. I'm anal and want precise cuts, lol. That and my fingers are all that I need. :-)

redchigh 11-17-2010 09:29 AM

Higher tech than me-
I use a pair of office scissors.

zof 11-17-2010 07:21 PM

mmmm I'm looking pretty hi-tech, I use 2 scissors, one small set for cutting new growth off my anarchis and one larger one for reaching all the way down in my tank to prune dead leafs. Oh yea and a fish net to scoop out duck weed weekly.

Bluebirdnanny 11-17-2010 07:56 PM

hmmm sounds like the fingers, barber shears, and small net are the way to go. Thanks.


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