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Old 10-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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Sources for ~16" ss aquascaping tools? (USA)


I've got one 24" tall tank, and I'm setting up a second soon. I did measurements, and there's no way with my short arms and tall stands that I can reach anywhere near the bottom of the tanks, and I need to start planting soon.

I've seen 9-12" scissors and 24" complete kits on ebay, the cheapest place I've found to source them, but I can't find affordable curved scissors that are about 15". Any help?

I'm willing to ship in from HK or anywhere else with affordable shipping.

[edit] I found them in Germany. I found them in Canada. I found them in Britain. For enormous cost. Nothing yet in the freaking US! At least I found the brand name: Friscer.
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I would get a stool or short ladder instead.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #3
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Hi, I did think of that, but the first thing that came to my mind is that I'm kinda fat and getting unwieldy in my middle age, so I'm not hot on the idea. But the big problem I see with that is what someone mentioned on another forum for the reason they didn't like using a step-ladder: they want to see what they're trimming from the side of the tank, not from the top. I'd have to agree that from experience, I have to have my head down to look, which is why I did my measuring for needed scissors and forceps lengths by standing on the floor next to the tank and having only my elbow resting on the top rim.

I did find a place selling Friscer 38cm/15" curved scissors in Canada for $36 with s/h, but when I ordered, they were out of stock. J&L in Canada supposedly has them in stock, but they're $53.25 total with shipping!!! I could get that price shipping from Europe.

I think I might just go with the 24" ones from Blue Lake Products, and then I can get an 18" hemostat from them at the same time. But I likely won't be doing that until springtime in New England (can't ship plants in winter, and LFSs have DOO-DOO for plant stock,) so I'll still be looking for 38cm/15" curved scissors!
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10 gal UGF w/1 blind Goldfish & non-rooting plants
29 gal planted with Platies and Black Kuhlis
36 gal hex with Java Fern and common Goldfish
46 gal Bowfront with asst. plants and tropicals
55 gal with three very large fancy Goldfish

Coming soon: 65 gal Dutch planted with Rainbows
RIP 125 gal w/very large common GF and BF Koi
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