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My Asian Fisherman has a new fishing pole

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  1. Fishmanic

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    As expected, the old wooden fishing pole held by my Asian Fisherman rotted and broke. I felt really bad for him and he looked so sad without his pole.

    So I gave him a gift. I made him a brand new shiny solid brass pole. That should last him a lifetime.

    New pole
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    old pole
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    Clever. Looks good! Since brass is an alloy of copper and zinc will the copper have any effect on your water and/or will the zinc corrode over time? I don’t know the answer to this, seriously curious. Ha ha.
     
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    Brass can corrode in salty or very acidic water. But in fairly hard fresh water it would probably take decades to corrode. I do weekly 50% water changes so I don’t think brass would affect the fish.

    If it were beginning to corrode, I could coat it with silicone.
     
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    That’s really cool. I’ve been wanting an Anubis statue in one of my tanks to replicate The Mummy Hamunaptra scene since my tanks have sand. I wonder if I could get a brass one and it would be safe. I haven’t seen any fish tank specific Anubis statues. Your fisherman pole turned out really well. The fisherman looks happy again. Ha ha.
     
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    I don't know if I’d put a large brass ornament in the tank. It would probably discolor over time and not look very good and being so large could increase copper levels . My pole is pretty small. If need be, I could change it for a steel rod...that would add iron to the water and may benefit my plants.:#
     
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    All the pipes in my house are copper and my python adapter is brass. Yet, I'm still alive and my fish seem healthy.
     
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    Anubis's staff is about the size of my fishing pole. I wouldn't chance such a large brass piece in the tank...
     
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    My asian fisherman just looked up at me and said “thanks man”.

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    I think I heard him too!
     
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    You don't speak Mandarin very well. I just lip read what he said. He said . . . "Foolish American ! That was a $500 dollar bamboo fly rod you just threw away !"
     
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    Somebody's been sippin the tank water!

    On the brass....maybe it should be clear coated?
     
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    Not sure if the clear coating would be safe
     
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    The brass will not hurt a thing.
     
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    brass is fine, don't touch it. If there was going to be a problem it would happen straight away.
     
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    He told me he would prefer a more solid pole as he may go deep see fishing. A fly rod won't do very well when you're fishing for Blue Marlin!
     
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