|Today 02:47 PM|
When you get used medical equipment, typically they will steam it for you so that they are not liable for any pathogens on the tools, but if they don't you should boil them for 4-5 minutes at a rapid boil. Personally, I use alcohol after the boil and then dry them with a clean towel and put them in a bag with rice to make sure they are good and dry. Once that is done, you just toss em on a hook under the cabinet and treat like any other scissors/knifes.
Hope that helps a little.
|Today 01:51 PM|
|Chris_Produces||Subscribed. Great info here and awesome setup!|
|03-12-2014 07:56 AM|
|FlyingHellFish||Ouch, 6 snitches. Chicks dig scars though, and if they ask just say you were fighting a bear.|
|03-12-2014 07:51 AM|
I am not sure in the medical field if they are one time use or not. When you are at the Hospital, they pull out a sealed packet. They didn't have any problem given thing away to me, other than they thought it was odd. My tweeters are the best because they actually grip the plants. All my medical stuff has help up for many years.
No insane story here and I hope nobody gets woozy from this. I have a fear of blood myself, just not my own. I just work with my hands a lot and should probably wear gloves as you make mistakes. Never had more than like 6 stitches, nothing crazy.
I may not be totally correct here and I know more than a few on the board work in the medical field. My friend is a nurse, I can call him if you have concerns. As far as I know, it's just high quality stainless stuff for way less money. I would just rinse them at most.
|03-12-2014 07:25 AM|
I hear ya about the tools, the aquarium tools look exactly like the types you find in discount stores. The guy was telling how they're "medical grade" stainless steel and how they're made for cutting plants.
But, how do you treat metal to cut plants only? I mean, sure the shape and size are unique but other than that, they look exactly the same.
I actually never got stitches before, it sound like you got a story to tell. What happen?
|03-12-2014 07:11 AM|
Tools...If you are like me and don't mind Aquarium specific stuff or a matched set, I use medical tweezers, some medical scissors. I also always look for cosmetic scissors at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshals.
The medical stuff is free, just ask for it the next time you get stitches. It's great because it reminds you to not do stupid things. If you don't want to go that route, go on ebay or you may have a store near you (need to check one out down the street).
I recommend the second route.
Honestly, I feel all the aquarium stuff is overpriced and I have had issues with rust. Some use the wrong grade of SS, others are fine but the screw will rust. I am sure some are great, I haven't had the greatest experience but I buy cheap (and free minus copay)
|03-12-2014 06:49 AM|
What a reasonable price to pay for a good set of trimming tools? Might as well get an entire set rather than buying them one at a time.
Any ideas where I can get a full set?
The carpet is getting higher while still compact. If I let HC Cuba like this, it would of up rooted a long time ago.
Even the ludwigia brevipes is creeping, this stem was toss in the middle and I thought it would surely die. Nope, it just sent roots down and growing sideways.
|03-10-2014 01:38 AM|
^ It's great, I been meaning to do this infograph and realize I lost the write up I did. Not to worry, I'll just write it again.
Here some progression pictures.
You have the option of ramping up and down the light intensity, while also controlling which "channels" are affected. I prefer to have a higher colour(RGB) compare to the blue(sub 400nm) spectrum. This is just my personal preference as I like the "pop" of the colour. Keep in mind, these Cree white LEDs are rated with a high CRI (Colour Rendering Index) so you are getting a close representation of the plant's colour. What I like to do is to up the colour (Osram LEDs) with a hint of blue to bring out the reds.
This is my recommendation to MicMol, I am trying to give them advice on producing a new fixture with a better focus on planted tanks.
Non-Offical - Mock Design by me.
I believe this fixture will be better suited to utilizing the full potential of the lights. The green and deep blue LEDs are not needed in my opinion as a higher number of white leds can full fill that part of the spectrum.
Here an interesting chart from the Aqua Journal Dec 11 issue. It explains how blue is used more than red, and how ADA is more focused on a "blue" hue in their lights. All rights belong to ADA and I am using this for educational purposes. Please don't sue.
|03-07-2014 08:00 AM|
How do you like the lights?? Any reviews??
@Brian_Cali --> Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' and Elatine Hydropiper are two completely different plants....they are also the exact opposite in size on the spectrum ('Monte Carlo' grows larger while elatine hydropiper/mini glosso is known as one of the smallest, if not the smallest, foreground plants)
|03-07-2014 07:17 AM|
|synaethetic||Your overgrown glosso drives me nuts! I'll trim it for you for free haha. If you do have plans to trim it, do so by clipping it close to the substrate leaving only it's runners. I like glosso for the fact that it can overgrow and still maintain health at substrate level, where as with HC you need to trim it low, and frequently, in order to avoid die off underneath. However, glosso grows too fast for my preference whereas HC is somewhat slower in moderate light. Glosso grows everywhere and infests the tank, HC is easier to control.|
|03-07-2014 03:31 AM|
|mistuhmarc||At first, I thought that the glosso had attempted to climb up the rotala. Hahaha|
|03-07-2014 02:47 AM|
That actually sound pretty cool, if only I could somehow get glosso not to twist when it grows in the water column, I'll do it!
If anyone looking to grow a glosso carpet, do it! It's fast, easy to grow, and roots well.
|03-04-2014 12:54 AM|
|Bserve||You should totally make a rotala jungle with a tiny bit of glosso in the front center|
|03-04-2014 12:52 AM|
|talontsiawd||Wow, that is insanity right there|
|03-04-2014 12:46 AM|
I'm in need of a trim.
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