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#6259106 - 06/13/18 09:53 AM My bait tank
Cougarw Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 484
Loc: Nebraska
Just thought I'd show you my bait tank since I've seen posts before on how to make one.
Under the 5 gal bucket is a 40 foot well caseing that I washed in. I dropped an 820 gph bilge pump in there about 10' down. In the black tote is a controller, DC timer, and an old boat battery. Their hooked up to a $50 solar panel. Every 6 hrs I have it pump 150 to 200 gallons of water into the 800 gal tank. I have a hose spicket at the 400 and 600 gal marks and put hose on whatever level I want. The overflow drains into my garden inside the chain link. When I get this running in the spring I never have to look at it again except when I'm putting bait in or taking out.

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#6259185 - 06/13/18 12:12 PM Re: My bait tank [Re: Cougarw]
skippyturtle Offline
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Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 1296
Loc: ohio
Awesome setup
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#6259479 - 06/13/18 10:13 PM Re: My bait tank [Re: Cougarw]
52Carl Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 3005
Loc: Virginia
Does your well water have enough oxygen to keep the fish alive?
I topped of my small pond with well water one time and killed all the fish. I am guessing that it was from lack of oxygen. I don't know.

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#6260724 - 06/15/18 10:05 PM Re: My bait tank [Re: Cougarw]
Cougarw Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 484
Loc: Nebraska
The first fish I put in died and I think it was from lack of oxygen. On the side of the 4x4 I mounted a bread pan with about a hundred holes punched in the bottom with the hose dumping in there it “rains” in the tank when filling. Haven’t had a problem since.
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#6260728 - 06/15/18 10:10 PM Re: My bait tank [Re: Cougarw]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16466
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
If the water was too cold it could have killed them(shock).

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#6260761 - 06/15/18 10:54 PM Re: My bait tank [Re: Boco]
52Carl Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 3005
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: Boco
If the water was too cold it could have killed them(shock).

Our ground water is tepid most of the year here in coastal Virginia. I sure do miss the Michigan tap water that nearly cracked your teeth when you drank it.

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