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kmiceray 08-31-2011 06:52 PM

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.

brownmane 08-31-2011 07:11 PM

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.

Christople 08-31-2011 07:50 PM

yes scissors... They make stainless steel long scissors

kmiceray 08-31-2011 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christople (Post 807548)
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

Strand 08-31-2011 10:05 PM

They also make a tong with a scissor attachment. They have it at Big Al's.


I just use kitchen scissors.

Christople 08-31-2011 10:37 PM

I use shears

zof 08-31-2011 10:43 PM

Small almost sewing scissors for accuracy.

Christople 09-01-2011 01:39 PM

Thats a good idea... maybe I'll try that

kmiceray 09-01-2011 05:16 PM

Thanks for all the great tips :-)

Inga 09-01-2011 05:45 PM

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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