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Beside a 10" pair of curved scissors, what other tools are usually "needed"?
 

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Those two items are about all you need to do the business, I use the curved scissors & the angled end tweezers.
But as with everything there are minimalists & others who just have to have everything even remotely related to a hobby.
 

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Gotta confess, I have the spatula too (with my initials engraved on it)....Just kidding...They do come in Handy for smoothing out substrate though!! Bought a kit of this forum many moons ago super deal consisted of 10" curved & straight scissors & tweezers + the spatula, think the 5 piece kit was $20 plus shipping I think everyone paid, downside was the zip was broken on the cases & no returns ...Still a good deal.
 

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honestly, you can "get buy" with nothing but your fingers and a pair of school scissors. at least i am... just getting by has made me realize two things. (1) i need to give back my kids scissors. and (2), i think i would really enjoy a nice pair of curved 10" scissors and some real tweezers. imo, you go beyond that and you're just spoiling yourself. (which is ok, hahaha)
 

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Pretty much what I thought, Curved scissors and tweezers. Already have a "spatula" (commonly called a putty knife). Works great.... I smooth it out, fish dig it up....STUPID FISH!! :fish:

Thanks for the input. Off to ebay I go...:)
 

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have the kits, and extra curved scissors etc, but end up using a standard office scissors and a 10" tweezer for almost all jobs. oh and the ada scrapper, dont know how i got by scrubbing algae on the glass by hand with a sponge before. in a pinch i use the scrapper as a spatula also, but its a waste as my fish simply dig everyting up again anyway. damn corys and gobbies.....
 

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in a pinch i use the scrapper as a spatula also, but its a waste as my fish simply dig everyting up again anyway. damn corys and gobbies.....
Gott'a LOVE them stupid fish....:fish:......... don't we? :)


PS....

Corys.....Haven't seen much of mine since I planted....(SMP wonders where them suckers hide?)
 

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Kit was ordered from ebay at 1:00pm today. Was shipped at 2:19... not bad :)
 

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I use a pair of long tweezers, a long wooden dowel, and a turkey baster :)

The last one is perfect for squirting detritus from detritus magnets like Dwarf Hairgrass (be sure not to reuse it for your turkey!).
 

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Tools came today. Whole lot bigger and heavier that I thought....well worth the cost.
 
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