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Old 12-30-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Crabs foiled my trap and took my bottlecap

I set up a mason jar at an angle again in the 55 to trap some crabs, and to weight the bait I just crimped a bud light bottlecap over the food and dropped it in the bottom.

Well, I must not have had it at a steep enough angle, because the crabs took the food AND the bottle cap. Now the cap is gone. They have it somewhere in the tank and I can't find it.

I think bottlecaps are made of soft steel, not aluminum, but I'm wondering if the SW will erode the plating or whatever and dissolve unwanted metals into the tank over time. Probably too small of an item to worry about?

Darn crabs..
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Old 12-30-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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The ants from the commercial a few years back have nothing on your crabs when it comes to stealing beer... Sorry bro but I can just see a new louie the lizard type add spot with crabs instead...

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I can't answer your question about effects of the cap on the water quality..

But...

rofl. ARRRGH MATIE! Bring meh back me bottle cap!!
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:01 PM   #4
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Biologists create artificial reefs by sinking ships off-shore... big METAL ships... hehe I really don't think the corroding metal is that big of a deal. But I'm a newbie so I prolly don't know what I'm talk'n about.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:10 PM   #5
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LOL...... Never a dull moment is there...
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Biologists create artificial reefs by sinking ships off-shore... big METAL ships... hehe I really don't think the corroding metal is that big of a deal.
Agreed... not to mention all of the accidental reefs (airplanes etc) and tanks dumped overboard during ww2 etc.

Probably, that the bottlecap will just get encrusted with crusty reef stuff and be fine.

Yah, the crabs were probably going "Arrgh, Yo ho ho and a bottle cap fulla meat!" as they scuttled away.
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Old 12-30-2003, 01:34 PM   #7
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the crabs were probably going "Arrgh, Yo ho ho and a bottle cap fulla meat!" as they scuttled away
ROTFLOL Thought I would bust a gut just thinking about this one.
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Old 12-30-2003, 01:45 PM   #8
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a bottle cap on its own may not cause any harm, but in regards to the ships and tanks in the oceans, just keep in mind, that "system" that is the ocean is in the billions of gallons.


(I can already see the decorator crab covered in old bud lables)
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Old 12-30-2003, 01:53 PM   #9
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dang, that smokes my idea of rolling my 1974 pinto into my tank as an artificial reef.

"don't bump the tank... it could explode!"

My kleptomaniac crabs would probably steal all of the radio buttons and stuff anyway LOL
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Depends on the size of the tank, the Fiat fits in mine just fine.
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