Bait Tank

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by paintball1022, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. paintball1022

    paintball1022 New Member

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    i've heard of makeing a live bait tank. does any one have any directions for building one.
     
  2. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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  3. MealsOnReels

    MealsOnReels New Member

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  4. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Jim, go into details on how you built it and what materials you used and I'll post this to the library. Looks really nice in my opinion.
     
  5. MealsOnReels

    MealsOnReels New Member

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    http://home.alltel.net/jw63308/filter2.jpg


    Materials:
    Igloo 6 Gal Beverage Roller
    Thru Hull Pump
    In-Line Filter
    3/4" Flexible Tubing
    PVC Elbows, End Caps
    PVC Cement

    Unscrew and remove the water spout from the bottom of the cooler.
    Install 3/4" pvc sink drain in this hole. On the inside of the cooler is a
    4" long pipe with drain holes drilled in it and end cap attached. This will keep the shad from getting sucked up.

    On the outside attach the flex tubing from the drain to the pump.
    Install pump in the bottom of the Igloo Beverage Roller.

    Run the flexible tubing from the outlet on the pump up the back side of the cooler into a in-line filter. This filter has a stainless steel 50 mesh reusable screen. Just unscrew it and rinse the filter as needed.

    Run the flexable tubing into the cooler top by drilling a 3/4" hole with a hole saw or spade bit.

    Use about 18" of the flexable tubing for the spray bar. I drilled about a dozen 3/16" holes at an angle, this will make the water in the tank rotate
    and keep the bait swimming and happy!
     
  6. comanchero

    comanchero New Member

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    Jim - Reference your Igloo Bait Tank - Can you give us the names of the pump and the in-line filter and steer me to where I can find them. Thanks - this is a great post!!
     
  7. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    I'll get this in the library real soon. Thanks.
     
  8. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    that is pretty slick! yes i'd like the details on the pump and filter as well.
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Great Looking Tank. Way to go +Rep!!!!
     
  10. MealsOnReels

    MealsOnReels New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    The factory built tanks all work great but seems I have more time than money and this was fairly easy to build.

    I don't have the tank here but I believe the pump is a Attwood A500.
    I got it at Wallmart several years ago and it pumps 500 gal per hour.

    If you can't find the in-line stainless steel strainers or have any questions just send me a PM.