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06-21-2012, 12:36 AM #1
Trying to decide which bait tank to buy.
Ive been looking at the Greyline tanks and KeepAlive tanks. Money wise KeepAlive is a little cheaper. Ive heard alot of great things about the Greyline. Just curious if anyone out there has either and what they like or dislike about them. The people that are out there day in and out are the ones who really know how a product holds up.
06-21-2012, 02:50 AM #2
Man I picked up a nice tank at a gas station riding thru santee coming back to Va from Ga. I just happened to stop at the right one-wish I had better pics most of them are background pics but this thing is nice-it even swirls the water for shad and has the line to suck fresh air in-was only $200 with the pump and hardware. It is a keep alive tank and I think 30 or 40 gallons
06-21-2012, 02:53 AM #3
I bought a nice coke can cooler from a guy off this site for $100 shipped-came with pump and everything as well-I just added a filter and I was set. I use it as an at home tank now because I got the keep alive tank at the same time.
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06-21-2012, 03:00 AM #4
Are you in to making your own bait tank? Before I got the keep alive for the boat I got a nice 42 Gallon cooler at a mom & pop store for $80, added a $20 walmart 500GPH pump and a $2 piece of pvc I bought at home depot, cut slits in it and it was a nice tank. Never had a complaint with the tank it even had a top you could open and close for ventilation and you could close it during movement to keep water from splashing, had 4 cup holders, blocked the heat and I even kept gills all week in my boat during 90 degree weather and they still lived. It was left in storage while I was deployed but when I came back the idiots took my cover off for some reason and it was stagnant orange stained water all in the cooler-I would've never got rid of that cooler.
06-21-2012, 04:19 AM #5
I had built a couple nice tanks in the past. I got out of fishing for a few years and got rid of most of my stuff. My son has really gotten intereted in the outdoors so I broke down bought a new boat last year and slowly replacing all the gear I had let go. One of the biggest reasons Ive been looking at the tanks to buy is size. I work at a water plant and get plenty of barrels to build with and can also get the round coolers to build with. Its hard to find smaller round barrels to build with. Im looking at the 17gal Greyline and 20gal KeepAlive tanks that wont take up so much room on my boat. Ramon how is the KeepAlive on power? Im really thinking I will go with the KeepAlive. I like how the Greylines are roto molded but they are very costly tanks.
06-21-2012, 05:31 AM #6
Yeah im with you on that-the greylines are definitely the king of the crop but costly. The keep alive has worked fine for me and I have not lost one gill, bass, crappie or bullhead yet. I have even put 2-3LB Cats in there for taking home and they have all done fine. I have put 14" shad in there and they have made it for up to 45 minutes but after that they seem to die-however they were very stressed already from being pulled from the gill net not to mention all the traffic in the tank and pulling bait in and out. Its really not a big deal for me as I only need them to stay alive for about 45 minutes anyway and when they were weak I put them on the hook and dropped them down and they were active again. As far as power-they come with a nice, quiet 500GPH pump and I just have it hooked up to a switch under my dash that runs to the battery-doesnt burn the battery up and I keep the tank on from 6am-7pm when I go home or vice versa-have never had any issues with the keep a live-you could always add salt or shad keeper-I havent used it on my keep alive yet but used to use it on my cooler when I kept fish in it all week.
06-21-2012, 07:19 PM #7
Take a look into Killer Bait Tanks. I have the blue insulated 25 gal tank and it does a great job. It does take up a little room but I can deal with that. I can usually keep 3 doz shad alive for 10 hrs in the heat.
06-22-2012, 10:12 AM #8
I was fortunate enough to spend some time with George at Grayline bait tanks, a real gentleman and it really helped me make a decision on which tank to buy.
Any quality tanks won't be cheap, so I wanted to spend wisely and purchase a tank that would keep live bait lively and last a long time without much hassle.
Post in below thread with pics of my Grayline.
06-22-2012, 11:15 AM #9
Raymond Ill look at the Killer Bait Tanks. Rick your model is the exact same one Im looking at. Everytime I start looking at the other brands something keeps pulling me back to the Grayline. I think Im going to bite the bullet and get the 17 gallon Grayline. Its the perfect size for what I want and love the setup with them. Plus Ive heard nothing bad about them.
07-01-2012, 09:34 AM #10
Raymond did a little research and im sure you've been to the site but here is a link if you havent. http://keepalive.net/tanks.htm
The top 30GL tank is the one I have-I like the insulated ones and love the glow tanks-I iwsh I had saw the glow tank when I bought mine or the insulated but I've been good without the insulation so far and I can always add some L.E.D. to mine. The 14GL looks nice as well good luck bro