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Old 08/09/2005, 03:46 PM   #51
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That is jut unbelievable.


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Old 10/14/2005, 05:39 PM   #52
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we'll i went to the link and seen the batteries... which is awefull sad....
id hate to vent and slip off the subject but man uses millions of years theory, and if u start with a falible theory you'll end with falible science. hope they get whoever put those batteries there!!


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Old 12/28/2005, 11:50 PM   #53
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Great!!

Great response since my first post of this topic! I now am starting work in the local law enforcement, just moved from Michigan to Nevada in August and I have to say the response with my previous job at Batteries Plus was excellent. I am still active in saving the reefs a little at a time, and also now saving lives too! Thank you to everyone and especially reef central for keeping this post alive at the top!

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Old 01/11/2006, 03:50 PM   #54
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I have wanted to say somthin about recycling batteries. I was cleaning this tank last night i got along with my 150 and along with a few legos in the gravel was a crusty AA Duracell. No wonder they got rid of the fishtanks. I bet there kids dumped all kinds of crap in there and killed everything. LOL of all things. Fits directly to the topic in our world. Watch your kids and what they throw in there when your not looking.


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Old 01/11/2006, 11:13 PM   #55
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Best buy carrried bins now for recycle batteries.


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Old 03/14/2006, 03:59 PM   #56
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Its not just batteries. EVERY item that you buy has packaging that ends up being disposed of into the environment. I know that we need the packaging to protect the goods that we buy but we need to start being extra detemined to recycle these reusable goods. THE WELFARE OF THE ENVIONMENT AS WELL AS OUR HOBBY ARE AT STAKE.

I personally started by bringing my own bucket or cooler to the LFS when I buy an animal. No need to waste a bag that doesn't hold the water temperature well anyway. AND give your LFS a hard time about recycling the cardboard and styrofoam that they receive their shipments in.


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Old 04/03/2006, 04:15 PM   #57
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maybe I'm missing something but I don't see any pic.


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Old 04/03/2006, 04:51 PM   #58
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Three years ago there was a picture.

The internet changes...

The picture showed a massive undersea dumping area for batteries.


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Old 04/03/2006, 06:16 PM   #59
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hehe I didn't even look at the original post date. Anyone have a snapshot of the original pic?


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Old 04/04/2006, 02:34 AM   #60
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I heard throwing batteries away without proper recycling is illegal now in California.


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Old 05/16/2006, 12:38 PM   #61
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I second that can we get the picture back. Someone must have it or know were to find it.


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Old 05/16/2006, 01:34 PM   #62
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I'm trying to convince a few people in the family to throw batteries properly, but they refuse to do. I can only tell them, but can't force them. Does anyone know where i can get some pictures of batteries damaging our reef? Maybe that can change their mind.


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Old 06/07/2006, 04:59 PM   #63
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I would like to correct some mis-information posted in this thread.

It was said by Vincerama2:
Plastic. A mess that will stay around forever but biologically inert.

To which I must respond:
Yes plastic can be called "inert".

It however can NOT be called biologically inert. Audubon Magazineand other journals have in the last few years published material regarding plastic plankton. Unfortunatley due to a recent move I cannot provide citations as that material is still boxed, but I would think maybe googling Plastic and plankton something should come up.

There is scientific research ongoing about the problem.
What happens is the platic breaks down to a certain point at
which it essetnially becomes plankton. Animals that feed on
plankton (from whales to birds to krill) are starving to death in certains areas in the middle of the Pacific where due to constant illegal dumping and currents it is concentrated to a point plankton feeders respond (eat it) to the mass of colors. The photos I saw
were astounding. Beautiful, but deadly.

In some areas the plankton being fed on was up to 90% PLASTIC!
A ton of plankton was only 10% edible digestable food. A ton of
plankton in a tow (net) was 200 lbs. organic matter, and 1800 lbs. of plastic. Wonder why stuff was starving? I can hardly call that biologically inert.

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Old 06/07/2006, 05:41 PM   #64
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Wow, I never imagined that! I thought plastic and rock would basically just grind down into sand. That's brutal, but it makes sense.

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Old 06/07/2006, 07:36 PM   #65
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Plastic is dangerous for the Sea... The only way to brake them down is to melt them and that's it. It form back to solid... Plastic are only good for reuse.


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Old 07/16/2006, 10:29 AM   #66
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That's the same as teflon too. When I worked for W. L. Gore and Assoc. Inc. they had the U of D (University of Delaware) do a composite breakdown study.
What they found was bothersome to say the least.

Teflon reverts back to a powder form over time and then continues to leech and absorb potassium out of the ground. This much needed potassium by plants and animals basically continues to disapear over time. Even when irradiated the results where the same.

Like plastic, the elements revert back to there original form (powder) but that seems to be where the process stops .


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Old 07/16/2006, 12:49 PM   #67
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Hey, does anyone know where i can get pictures of the Reef was damage by batteries? I been trying to look for photos for a long while.


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Old 08/13/2006, 07:09 PM   #68
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Old 08/14/2006, 01:43 PM   #69
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I guess no one has any pics... or know it.. Thanks anyway.


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Old 10/22/2006, 11:02 AM   #70
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Reef destruction is somewhat hard to reverse once the damage is done.. it takes a second to destroy reefs but years to regrow it.

The human race is an unappreciative bunch. We are given this beautiful habitat and we destroy it...


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Old 10/22/2006, 11:21 AM   #71
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Old 10/22/2006, 11:51 AM   #72
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Thanks for the photos, I'm planning to show my family members why it's so important to recycle batteries. They don't seem to understand me right now and I'm going to show them these pictures.

I can't understand why they do that. It's like throwing batteries and leave inside your home. Sometimes I think people are stupid to destroy such nature that god created for us. So stupidity, I can't image why they do such horrible act like this.


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Old 04/29/2007, 09:17 AM   #73
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Aye, it's pretty much over for us, ain't it?


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Old 08/05/2007, 09:28 AM   #74
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I take mine to radio shack recycling FTW!!


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Old 08/05/2007, 02:08 PM   #75
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I heard those guys only accept certain amount, and kinds of batteries.


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