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Re: Plant tool kits
>Does anyone out there have any feeback about usefulness of those plant tool
>kits that a number of vendors sell? ....
> Any thoughts on which ones are good?
I bought a set from Monster Marine's website - steel long handled scissors, a
triangular leveler, and long tweezers, as well as some long plastic tweezers
that incorporated a cutter - the last is not worth bothering with, IMHO - its
hard to get the cutter and the tweezer part coordinated in a heavily planted
tank, and it bends too much. I never use the leveler, was intrigued by all
the uses Tom Barr found for it, but my tanks are tiny, and I haven't needed to
do major cutting of sods or chopping runners yet!
I use the metal tweezers almost daily, great for getting floating dead leaves
etc; I also just grab and pull at leaves of hygro etc that are looking ratty,
they come off ok. I use the scissors to trim off old leaves, but would prefer
some that are a bit more robust - they find it tough to get through an Anubia
stem or crinium leaf at the bottom of the tank.
My favourite tool is a pair of long chopsticks, that came with a wok purchase
- I use them singly to reposition plant leaves or floating plants, as a
planting stick, and as a stirring device, to mix in chemicals or to get fish
food out of java fern. Having two is useful, you always seem to put one down
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