Best aquarium tongs ?

Discussion in 'Resources' started by gimmito, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    Not exactly true. The plasticizers are not inert and are what tend to be the issue with most plastics and aquatic life as they do off gas. Though with tongs the contact is super minimal.

    FWIW this part of the MSDS worries me:

     
  2. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    So back to the stainless steel front then, eh?
     
  3. treylane

    treylane Supporting Member

    The ones from daiso don't have a "half-closed" kinda state... You pull the trigger, and they try to close all the way, which if you miss when picking up a frag, can be disastrous.

    I've had a pair of these for ... since before I moved up here 4 years ago, and they're still going strong despite being stepped on, dropped, etc.
    http://www.aquacave.com/Tunze-Aquarium-Tongs-32-0220400-P2916.aspx

    Edit: These appear (?) to be the same but cheaper
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24133
     
  4. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks Jess,

    I noticed those are made of lexan...sounds sturdy.
     
  5. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    http://www.aquacave.com/Tunze-Aquarium-Tongs-32-0220400-P2916.aspx
    + 1 on these.
    Jim, I would not think twice. These are the best!
    99% lexan.
    The "cable" is lexan.
    There are some aluminum pop rivets holding the parts together. No corrosion on mine in over 4 years.
    I never rinse them anymore.
     
  6. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Tunze it is !
     
  7. Tunze seem to have some bad reviews
    http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Aquarium_Tongs_(23.6_inch)_0220.400_Tongs_Tweezers_for_Saltwater_Aquariums-Tunze-TZ1135-FIMTTT-vi.html
    (copy and paste)

    I'm going to try the ss tweezers linked earlier.

    http://reefkoi.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=3446
     
  8. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    I just picked up those SSs tweezers from Matt at AquaExotic and I'm very pleased with the construction and the rubber tips. Definitely less painful than reaching in with my hands that are dried out. I'm starting to use nitrile gloves as well if I plan on touching water for extended periods of time.

    Jim - I'd suggest checking these out!
     
  9. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Reviving an old thread...

    I'm getting real tired of getting my arm pit wet! Need to tong up!!

    I can reach the bottom of the tank but by then cannot really see what I'm doing. The distortion is just too much for me.

    Jim, what did you end up getting? Like it?

    The 'Coralife Aqua Tongs' look to be the same as Tunze and are half the price right now at Dr. F&S.

    Any other input welcome.

    Thanks
     
  10. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    A good set of stainless BBQ tongs works really well.
    Strong, easy to grip and close, easy to clean. Dedicated set though. Not for hot-dog use anymore.
    I use the Tom Aquatics tongs for tight spaces.
     
  11. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    I like my coralife tongs, they are just a bit bulky though. You have to be VERY careful not to bump other coral when you are in there. They can pick up pretty large rocks though.
     
  12. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    We use the large stainless tongs that Matt has at Aqua Exotic.
     
  13. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    John,

    I ended up getting the Coralife Aqua Tongs, and I do think they are the same as the Tunze. Although well built, I actually broke part of the handle which is made of plastic. I will probably buy another one, but will buy through Dr. Fosters & Smith (their return policy is way better than Petsolutions).
     

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