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DR Instruments Aqua Scaping Kit
DR Instruments Aqua Scaping Kit
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*5-piece set of heavy-duty stainless steel aquarium landscaping tools
*Aquascaping kit contains most used tools to ease aquarium plant care
*Convenient case included for neat storage of aquascaping tools after use

Keep planted aquariums looking their best with this convenient 5-piece aquarium landscaping kit. DR Instruments Aqua Scaping Kit contains widely used tools for aquascaping to ease aquarium plant care and maintenance. Use your choice of the straight or curved tip scissors to trim and neatly groom aquarium plants. Pick out debris from hard-to-reach areas or position plants with the straight or curved tip forceps. Double-sided spatula is great for grooming the substrate. Included leatherette carrying case allows neat and convenient storage of aquascaping tools after use. Durable stainless steel construction. Also great for coral propagation.

Aquascaping kit includes:

  • 11" Straight Tip Forceps
  • 11" Curved Tip Forceps
  • 11" Straight Tip Plant Scissors
  • 11" Curved Tip Plant Scissors
  • 11" Double-sided Spatula

Please note: Clean and rinse tools well in fresh water and dry thoroughly after each use to extend lasting use. Planted Aquarium Aquascaping Tips

Caring for your maturing planted aquarium is both an art and a science. With the right technique and a creative eye, you too can enjoy the rewards of a beautifully sculpted garden. Here are some tips:

  • Tall stem plants like Rotala indica will begin to bend over at the surface if not pruned back. While this surface growth is ideal for bubble-nesting gouramis, it also shades the plants below from precious light.
  • Advantageous rooting plants can be pruned mid stem and replanted. Simply trim the bottom leaves of the cutting and place back into the substrate, using bendable plant weights if necessary to anchor. Replant with the same grouping for a fuller look, or experiment by interspersing these single cuttings among other established groupings.
  • Sometimes, a young plant that starts out looking fine in one location soon outgrows its space. To thin out, prune the plant or carefully pull out half the cluster by the roots and replant the extra in another location.

Regular pruning of tall background plants and the thinning out of mid- and foreground plants will provide your aquarium with a defined and clean composition. It's the hobbyist's pleasure to watch nature grow wild in this small world we tend to, always pruning, shaping, clipping, and replanting for new roots to take hold.

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