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Old 04-04-2013, 06:15 AM   #1
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Tongs vs Pincettes?


whats the difference?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Blunt and pointy
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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tongs are for big roots? and pincettes for small roots, such as planting dwarf grass?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #4
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In general, I find planting smaller plants (or those that are more delicate) with sharper tweezers (pincettes) much easier.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Forceps...

18" curve forceps, still too short,

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Default Tongs vs Pincettes?

I've found that I've wasted a lot of money on planting tools. Nothing beats good old fingers. The only thing I use is my long scissors. My tongs are used for feeding my axolotle that's it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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just got in some nodes of marsilea minuta. just about anything would be better than fingers for planting this tiny plant. Tweezers worked great
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Been looking for decent pincettes but most times they are just blunt like tongs.. seen the ada stuff and its awesome but at 200 a piece (Samurai sword metal they said..) i'd pass. Definitely not an easy time trying to plant DHG or HC with tongs.. forget fingers!
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:59 AM   #9
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Try a veterinary supply store, a decently stocked one will have tongs, pincettes, needle point tweezers, surgical scissors and syringes and all sorts of tools you can use for planted tanking.

I got some 14" long tweezers, a syringe (great for dosing) and some scissors for about $11, ADA won't even box and label your stuff for $11 lol
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Try a veterinary supply store, a decently stocked one will have tongs, pincettes, needle point tweezers, surgical scissors and syringes and all sorts of tools you can use for planted tanking.

I got some 14" long tweezers, a syringe (great for dosing) and some scissors for about $11, ADA won't even box and label your stuff for $11 lol
nice, I will.

were they stainless steel?
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"seen the ada stuff and its awesome but at 200 a piece (Samurai sword metal they said..)"

LOL daworldisblack. That was too funny. The tools are nice if you can afford them though.
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LOL at the concept of a "Tamahagane" series of scaping tools.
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LOL at the concept of a "Tamahagane" series of scaping tools.
Lol I'd pay 200 if that was the case.. i'd watch them do it first :p
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Damascus steel aquascaping series. Just wait.
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