Marllin Long Instruments 24" Forceps
Well-made, surgical-quality forceps. Easy to manipulate, once you get the hang of it. Perfect for feeding my stingrays. Excellent for making minor adjustments in large aquarium. These would be even better if there were an even longer version--perhaps 30 inches.
February 18, 2014
Product good for purpose used
I pruchased this product to actually be used for trimming the plants in my terrarium as it is long, slender and difficult to reach deep inside. It works well. The only thing that I feel coud be better is the scissors do not clip easily. The blades are nice and sharp the scissor handles are hard to move and eventually hurt my fingers.
February 17, 2014
no more wet arms
got this as a gift for my boyfriend as he is always complaining about having to cut and landscape with his arms in the tank and cannot see from the top of the tank. the 24 inch forceps allow him to trim/cut the plants while standing in front of the tank, being able to look in from the front, and not get his arm all wet. he said it seems stiff when cutting but he is still getting used to it. he said he would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
January 10, 2012
Great idea but......
I love the idea of these as I have a very deep tank and have to disrobe to do any maintenance. However they are very awkward to use. The throw or opening is only about 3/8" at best and they are very stiff. I have strong hands and still find it easier to use both hands to manipulate them. I mostly just use them for target feeding some of my critters, but in the end it is easier just to stick my arm in the tank. I have only had them for about a month and already they are beginning to rust even after thorough rinsing after each use. Its not like they can be oiled. So great idea but needs a little more fine tuning. Easier action and a wider throw would be very helpful.
September 4, 2013