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Old 03-07-2006, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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does anyone know of a good online source for aquarium planting/trimming tools. the stainless long handle scissors, and tweezers and such. AZGardens has some, but they are pricey.
anyone know of another site with similar products as this:
http://www.azgardens.com/newtools2.php
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I don't know any online places, but I just go to my local walmart to get some standard stainless steel scissors for like $1. I don't know where to get the tweezers though and I am looking for some locally.
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I bought my scissors which are very similar to the straight ones pictured on the AZgardens site for like $4.00 at a surplus store. They are about 10" long. I also have a small stainless pair I have had forever that work great. Try a medical or lab supply place for more specialized scissors. Or even Ebay. I also bought a small "needle nose tweezer" for like $1. I use them for planting glosso, HC, hairgrass etc. Then I have the Red Sea brand tongs pictured on this link:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=3349;pcid2=

There hasn't been anything I haven't been able to do so far with these tools.

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Ace and/or True Value hardware stores usually carry them for cheap. I bought 10" tweezers for a few $s.
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foridadriftwood.com has a tweezer/scissor set for $35
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If you really want some kick a-- tweezers, try ADA's tweezers. A bit pricey but are light to hold and minimal tweezing. I should know, I own two pairs. Check out Jeff at ADG or Aqua Forrest Aquarium in Cali. Those are the only two well known resources for ADA that I know of.
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I just bought the Aquatic Gardener set from drsfostersmith, but have not received it yet. I have a similar tool by Eheim and it works nicely. They have a couple other products too that might interest you.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...?N=2004+113218
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thanks guys for all the great ideas...i have checked med supply before but they never had the long handle scissors or tweezers. but i wil continue to look on ebay.
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Check out ebay. Hospitals sell used medical equipment, that is actually in really great condition. Can get a set of $100 tweezers for $10-20.
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you could also PM "brad" he might have some of his plant tools available. I got a sent from him and love it. came with 2 tweezers, , 2 scissors, one of each curved, and a spade. $40 shipped.

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