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Old 06-27-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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Plastic scissors

How do you prune your plants and remove dead/diseased leaves? I have some amazon sword leaves that have to go, but the stems are too tough to pinch off with my fingers.
I'm very reluctant to go sticking my desk scissors in my tank.

Does anybody make plastic scissors?
What about stainless steel toenail scissors - would they be safe?

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Old 06-27-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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I have a pair of those toenail clippers...they are "Tank use only" tagged to keep those harmful toenail nasties from infecting the tank. They cut really well.
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...&N=2004+113218

is what I use. I also bought the straight and curved tip'd tweezers.
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Cool. Thanks, guys! 8)
I'll get some SS toenail clippers at the drugstore, and while I'm there, I'll see if they also sell SS tissue scissors.
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Old 06-27-2005, 07:18 PM   #5
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I really like the 8" tissue scissors. They're great for getting down into tight bundles of rosette leaves and stems.
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Old 06-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #6
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I use stainless scissors from the hair cutting section of my local Target.
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I bought a set of stainless steel aquascaping tools that included long-handled tweezers, scissors and a rake. That has been the best investment in tools that I ever made for taking care of my planted tanks. I use them more than any other tools I own. I know they are currently sold by www.aquabotanic.com.
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