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Old 04-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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What toold do you keep handy?


What sort of tools does everyone keep handy? Like long tweezers? Something for moving substrate? Something for clipping stems/leaves?
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I keep a turkey baster for sucking up little pieces of crud, my mom's metal spatula to scrap the glass and to flatten substrate, and tweezers to replant anything that floats up.
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12" forceps, a big yogurt tub and 8" curve blade scissors are what I use in descending order of use time.
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Tweezers, toothbrush (algae), razorblade, and a towel.
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Tweezers, toothbrush (algae), razorblade, and a towel.
Curious about the brush and algae, do you just do it right in the tank and let the algae float around and get filtered? Or are you removing whatever you are brushing and rinsing outside of the tank?

I have a bit of an algae problem myself right now, and I think I have stopped it from spreading for the most part, but need to remove what did grow.
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Towels are always necessary. I also have an empty Country Crock (my fav) container to use for bailing water and holding plant trimmings etc. I bought a set of tweezers from Harbor Freight ($3 for 5 styles. All stainless) a while ago that have become invaluable to me. I use them for everything from feeding to planting.

For feeding I use the reverse tweezers to grab chunks of frozen blood worms to spot feed my rams and use them to hold pellets to poke through the floaters on top of my shrimp tank so the food makes it to the bottom where the shrimp will find it.

Regular style tweezers makes it very easy to plant in tight spaces.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Curved pincets, skinny scissors, razor blade, a syringe, and a chopstick.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #8
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Turkey baster, chopsticks, straight tweezers, curved scissors, bucket.
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Eye dropper for feeding frozen foods and spot dosing.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #11
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buckets, 10in curved forceps, 10 in straight forceps, 10 in flesh sissors, glass scraper, I use a couple of floating breeder boxes to drip acclimate new fish, i put the the breeder box in the bucket with a small heater and drip water out of my tank using a knotted peice of airline hose. the breeders come in handy for holding cuttings you havent found a place for as well
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