Back in 2004 I built my own 12' Jon Boat and am finally getting a trailer for it so I can start using it more often. I will use it primarily for catfishing and I am looking into a bait tank. I really don't have the money to buy a fancy one seeing as how I'm a poor college kid. I was thinking about just buying a small 12-15 gallon cooler and slapping an aerator in it to give the bait some bubbles. I was wondering what you guys think of the cooler/aerator set up. I know that some people think that a bilge pump is a necessity, but I will only be keeping the bait for 7-10hours at the most. You think that I will that this is feesable for my boat and set up? Here is a link to the picture of my boat http://www.catfish1.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22700&d=1174628748 . I plan on ripping out the middle seat and building a bigger console to house my battery and the bait tank. Any tips, tricks, and or help would be appreciated. Thanks.