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Fish trap

Posted By: Stu <spinegar@kc.rr.com>
Date: Sunday, 4 August 2002, at 5:24 a.m.

Found this on a page of DIY links. Wish I'd thought of this when I had to tear my tank apart to catch my yoyos.

'You can make a trap out of a clear plastic soda bottle (1 pint or
thereabouts). Remove the cap. Cut off the top just below the shoulder,
so it looks like a funnel. Invert this "funnel" back into the bottle (so
the neck is inside the bottle), use a hot ice pick or nail to make 3
holes through both layers of plastic, be careful and don't make the
holes too large. Insert pieces of toothpicks through the holes to hold
the 2 pieces together. Drop a few bits of food into the bottle and
submerge. You can attach fishing floats if you want to catch surface
feeders, set it on top of plants to catch mid level