Precision made stainless steel, professional series 'Pro-scissor' designed for maintenance of planted tank aquascape. Aquatic plants need regular pruning & trimming to maintain aquascape.
Short, Straight type scissors are ideal for preparing plants prior to planting and pruning plants near surface of aquarium.
Scissors feature tungsten carbide cutting edge insert in each blade. Tungsten carbide inserts provide extra sharpness, precision & durability. Tungsten carbide is the hardest metal known to man, it's hardness is close to that of a diamond. It is one of best-known materials for precision cutting. Tungsten carbide is known for its ability to retain an extremely sharp edge for an extended amount of time. The blades never need sharpening as long as they are used as intended, for trimming of aquascape.
Finger loops specifically designed for comfort and proper fit in hand, perform trimming tasks with ease. Sharpness of blades ideal for trimming plants with minimal damage to delicate molecules.
Our professional selection of stainless steel aquarium tools are designed to be a lifetime purchase for the professional aquarist. With proper care and maintenance these tools will last, function beautifully, and the tungsten carbide blades will maintain sharpness to minimize damage and stress to plants.
Please follow our manufacturer recommended care & maintenance guidelines for our stainless steel tools:
Use instruments only for the purpose they were designed for.
Handle instruments gently - avoid bouncing, dropping or over-straining.
Do not use steel wool, wire brushes, highly abrasive cleaners or detergents with a high pH (B-9) as this will damage the passive layer or skin of your instrument. The so-called passivation process during manufacturing forms a thin protective film on the surface of the stainless steel instrument.
To prevent corrosion or injuries of the instruments, we recommend to use a soft brush and neutral or non-
Please immediately dry the instrument after this procedure by using a soft and dry cotton cloth. Any remaining moisture, particularly in the box locks, hinges and crevices may result in corrosion.
Never mix stainless steel instruments with instruments of dissimilar material (carbon steel, copper, brass, aluminum). If a plated instrument is chipped or peeled an electrolytic action will carry particles from the exposed metal on to the surface of the stainless steel instrument. To eliminate problem replace all plated instruments with stainless steel, if possible.
Immediately after cleaning, dip instruments in a water-soluble lubricant such as Instrument Milk, Preplube etc.
Cleaning by hand is efficient, if it is carried out properly.
Always make sure to use only those chemicals and solutions which are compatible with stainless steel hand instruments.
When you need to trim alot of plants these are the way to go. There are many cheaper options but none will be as lightweight and remain so sharp. These do work without having your hand getting tired when trimming a 150g+ tank. For my main set of tools GLA is the only way to go. The quality just makes you excited to use them!
I came to GLA to replace my cheap Amazon tools that from what I can tell are the same as everything else on Amazon or Ebay. However, after receiving several GLA tools they obviously are top shelf compared to anything I have seen except for ADA. The scissors I received are TC coated blades just like some ADA tools, but half the cost. They are super firm and cut like razors, this also goes for pinsettes. The pinsettes are very comfortable and very firm, nothing like a $15-20 pair you see all over the net. GLA aquarium tools are top shelf and I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised on how high quality they are. These are definitely ADA quality tools.