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    When I first saw the title of this thread, I was tempted to notify the moderator. My bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
    When I first saw the title of this thread, I was tempted to notify the moderator. My bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    That looks like a "bio ball" or some other brand of biological filter media. They're used (en masse) to provide surface area for bacteria to grow on... in an aquarium filter. The bacteria need Oxygen, so they pack these in an area, and drip aquarium water over them. The bacteria break down the fish-poo...

    I have used beads, though when I forget, I just tie a loop of cord (usually to a toggle, too) . . . keeps it all together.
    You had to ruin it for me! I have a collection of what I call widgets - little things like this that I pick up, the purpose of which is not readily discernible to me. I've been collecting widgets since I was six years old. When I joined the military and went overseas, my mother threw out two big boxes of my widgets. She thought it was junk. One man's junk is another man's treasure!

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    SS it probably got lost, in a toilet, flushed out ended up on the beach trying to find a way to the pine barrens, and along you came. BTW really enjoy your trip reports, jim r

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrs View Post
    SS it probably got lost, in a toilet, flushed out ended up on the beach trying to find a way to the pine barrens, and along you came. BTW really enjoy your trip reports, jim r
    Probably went down the toilet with the unwanted goldfish!

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    another idea is to drill a hole in the center of a penny or other coin.

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    I use a very small "split ring" keyring for whoopies that are already made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilist Voyager View Post
    Haha ya'll are over engineering that. It's a little toy piece from a Knex/ Lego type playset. Cant remember exactly what the toy brand is but a kid probably left it on the beach lol.
    Whatever it is, it looks like the Star Wars Death Star, or the AT&T logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Whatever it is, it looks like the Star Wars Death Star, or the AT&T logo.
    IDK, SS, these theories add up to it possibly having been swallowed, pooped, flushed and eventually washed up on a beach near you.

    I'm having second thoughts...



    Beep, I've done the split key ring too. Works fine.
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    I use wooden beads you can find in the craft section at wally world, the kind you make jewelry with. They work great. I do run my pocket knife or a piece of sandpaper through the hole to smooth out any splinters.

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