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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-13-2003, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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I just got this 12" tweezers and planting becomes so easy... plants stay put and I don't have to stick my arm all the way down. I also got a 12" forceps and a 6 1/2" scissors... I got the tweezer for $3 online.
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Some tools can make all the difference! Makes me say a lot of bad words when I plant one plant, then the next, which sends the first one floating again :mrgreen:
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I was just thinking about getting some of long tweezers myself. Where did you find them for $3? Any places locally that might carry such an item?
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I am after some good scissors but they are hard to find at a good price, I have been looking locally but with no luck. I might have to resort to ordering.
Thats a great deal on them tweezers !
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I just got this 12" tweezers and planting becomes so easy... plants stay put and I don't have to stick my arm all the way down. I also got a 12" forceps and a 6 1/2" scissors... I got the tweezer for $3 online.
Well... tell us where online!

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OK, it's $3.97... still a lot cheaper than the ones they offer at Aqua Botanic or any other stores...

http://www.widgetsupply.com/page/WS/...er-blunt/BBB36
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That is a good site, nice and cheap. Cost more for shipping than it would to buy tweezers and scissors. No international shipping though..
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Those are the same tweezers that I got at a local flea market. I paid a little more for mine, but it was still worth it. It sure makes quick work of those little stem plants ... and glosso

I've been looking for some good scissors too. What I would really like to find is a pair of long handles scissors that have the scissor part set at an angle ... oh and ones that don't cramp my hand after 5 minutes.

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i just ordered those same tweezers. thanks for the tip!!!!! yay! i'm looking forward to no more floating plants!!!!

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are hemostats useful for plants or are tweezers better? I see a lot of places have very long ones.

Also, are long scissors good, or are shorter better?
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on vectrapoint.com amano uses both long and short medical scissors. They are both very useful in a planted tank

I don't know about hemostats. but tweezers are an unbelievable asset .

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are hemostats useful for plants or are tweezers better? I see a lot of places have very long ones.

Also, are long scissors good, or are shorter better?
I have both(tweezers and hermostats/12") and I prefer the tweezers for planting. I use the hermostats to squash the pesky snails... my cardinals love 'em.

Widget is also selling an 18" hermostat but it's expensive($17)
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what is a hermostat usually used for

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what is a hermostat usually used for
A hemostat is sort like a temporary clamp. A surgeon can use one as for extra leverage when closing a suture. They can be used to hold the sterile towel over the sterile field during surgery. It has endless applications. However, they are not apropriate for planting.

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