bait tanks

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  1. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    what is the best and cheapest way to build a bait tank. please give me feedback. im trying to save some money, times are hard.
     
  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I bought a 100 gal stock tank at Tractor Supply and all ready had a pump. Tried it on my pontoon but it was just to big for the space I had for it. I use a 30 round tank until I make or find one I like.
    I put the big tank in my shop and use it to keep bait.
     

  3. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    how long could you hold your perch
     
  4. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Are you looking for a bait tank for your boat or for your house?
     
  5. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    house
     
  6. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    In the spring about two weeks Now I only have them in for a few days. I try to use them within a week to ten days.
     
  7. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    do you put anything in the water
     
  8. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114041

    This is a thread on how to build one. This is how we built ours and we just finally got it running. This is a very inexpensive way to build a great bait tank.

    As far as what to put in the water, we put some sodium tablets and a product called "Finer Shiner," which takes the chlorine out of the water. I'd just use anything to get chlorine out, should be able to find something at wal-mart or definitely at a pool place. Hope this helps.
     
  9. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    thanks man im gona look at it
     
  10. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    No problem, it'll take a little work to get it done, but it's certainly cheap and works great!
     
  11. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    i been using a rubber maid tub and i can hold the for about 3 days , but i need a good week to hold them
     
  12. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I freeze 2L pop bottles and drop one of them in the tank a couple times a day in real hot weather and change about 1/2 the water every couple weeks. This time of year I only keep about 40-50 perch in it.
     
  13. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    it is alot of work to keep them. i think i need a better filter system
     
  14. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    That works, or buy a couple blocks of ice. Frozen water bottles is the cheap way to go though, so I recommend that!
     
  15. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    Ya, get you an old pool pump and throw a new filter in it.

    Another way to make a filter is to buy some panty hose and stuff it with the stuffing that goes into pillows...you can buy a big back for like five bucks at wally-world.
     
  16. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    i think my dad has a old one.
     
  17. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    a buddy of mine uses a old deep freeze for the tank and it works great and they are well insulated

    i bet ya can find a old freeze easy some place for free even ,,if ya hall it off
     
  18. jimmykemper

    jimmykemper New Member

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    im lookin
     
  19. Double L

    Double L New Member

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    I have used a old deep freeze before and it worked very well. now I have a 150 gallon stock tank with a 1200 gallon per hour pump that circulates the water and I have had perch in it for about 3 or 4 weeks, when it was real hot I also did the ice jug trick to cool the water, I would put in a gallon milk jug in the morning and another at night, and also change the water every couple days.