Quality stainless steel aquascaping tools boast durable heavy-duty construction for years of reliable use. Tamsco 5 Piece Aquarium Landscaping Kit includes five versatile tools selected to make short work of a variety of aquarium tasks. Great for overall aquarium maintenance and simply indispensable for planted aquariums!
Straight narrow-tip scissors maneuvers effortlessly between stems and foliage while curved tip scissors provides added finesse to navigate well in tight corners or densely planted areas. Use straight or angle tip tweezers to pick out debris from hard-to-reach areas or position plants. Double-sided spatula is great for grooming the substrate. Included faux leather carrying case allows neat and convenient storage of aquascaping tools.
Kit includes: 10" Double Ended Spatula, 11" Straight Tip Serrate Tweezers, 11" Angle Tip Serrated Tweezers, 10.5" Straight Tip Scissors and a 10.5" Curve Tip Scissors.
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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.