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Old 02-18-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Aquascaping "tools"


Hi guys,

Been looking around on ebay and I am consider buying a set of those curved scissors and planting tools..

I can see the value in purchasing the curved scissor, but the others I feel may be a bit a bit of overkill.

How many of you guys aquascape with the full set of 'tools'?
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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I have four tools. Long straight tweezers, long curved tweezers, long straight scissors, medium curved scissors. I use them all, and, purchased individually, didn't pay more than $25 shipped for them in total. I'd go for a Hong Kong special any day.

P.S. please remember that a substrate flattener is a glorified spatula and purchase accordingly ...if at all.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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P.S. please remember that a substrate flattener is a glorified spatula and purchase accordingly ...if at all.
Haha - caveat emptor!

...might just use my spatula instead.

hong kong special on the way.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #4
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Also the double bend can be found really cheap on [Ebay Link Removed] They are used for sewing. Check amazon as well. Some good stuff on that site.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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thanks guys.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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all I use is scissors and my hands lol... yea I'm cheap :/

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those double bend scissors are great.
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I have long tweezers, a spatula, a spoon, and a pair of cuticle scissors.

Do I need more than that??
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yeah im thinking i could get away with a couple of scissors and a spoon -

Or this thing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSl_S...eature=channel

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #10
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I have two tweezers both 12"+ long, one bent, one straight. and two scissors used for sewing, nothing too special.
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My tools of preference:
  • Long (10"-12") curved scissor from Hong Kong. They don't have to be very sharp or strong to cut through plant tissue.
  • 12" tweezer with super-narrow tip. Narrow tip is great for planting small species and for easily removing Nerites and such that like to hide in tight spaces.
  • Old credit card/gift card for flatting and working over the substrate. Prefer the kind that are a bit more flexible than, say, an old debit card.

Total investment of about $15 including shipping on the old fleabay.
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