Curved Scissors For Planted Aquariums

I stumbled across a superb video that really demonstrates why certain types of scissors are better than others in the planted aquarium and this YouTube clip is a great example.

The scissors that are used in this clip look very similar to the Easy Aqua Curved Scissors. Notice that they are not actually curved but are more angled which I think is more effective anyway. Here’s a few points to consider when investing in scissors:

  1. First you need to make sure they are made of stainless steel otherwise they will become rusty very quickly and won’t operate as you want. Rusty scissors need to be discarded and you don’t want to put them into your aquarium.
  2. They need to be sharp. Poor quality scissors are often cheap to buy in the first place but also need to be replaced quickly (false economy). They become blunt and simply bend when you try to cut a thicker stem.
  3. They need to be comfortable in your hand – you may be using them a lot in a CO2 infused planted aquarium. Better to invest in a quality pair if this is a concern.

Apart from that there’s not really too much more to write about the subject. If you want the same style as was used in the YouTube clip then the Easy Aqua Curved Scissors are the pair for you.

Scissors for the planted aquarium

2 thoughts on “Curved Scissors For Planted Aquariums”

  1. Hi Richard,

    I’m seeking some advice, having recently purchased a Fluval 240 ltr aquarium complete with Fluval GLO lighting unit,
    One Power-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 40W 106.68cm (42in) T8
    One Aqua-Glo Fluorescent Aquarium Tube 40W 106.68cm (42in) T8

    Aquarium Volume: approx. 240 Litres
    Aquarium Measurements: 120 x 40 x 55 cm
    Are the above adequate to use for a planted & fish aquarium, or would you recommend I upgrade to T5′s if it can be done

    I’m also interested in your co2 products, could you please advice what system i should purchase.
    Assistance gratefully appreciated.

    Regards,
    Billy

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