Bubble maker vs. water pump

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by HOKIEFISHER, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. HOKIEFISHER

    HOKIEFISHER New Member

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    I'm gettin my bait tank ready for this year, and i was wondering what would keep bait alive longer a SupperBubbles or a 500 gph water pump.
     
  2. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    i have used both and the bubbler will work fine for perch but for shad i use the water pump. it seems to keep the shad alive a little longer.
     

  3. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Will. I would say the pump. Also if you rig it right it will add oxygen to the water...
     
  4. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I use a small swimming pool pump and run it thru a defuser that I made.
     
  5. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]here is what i use its agitator type with pump on the bottom works well and keeps the water clean but its not real cheap i give 168.00 bucks for it
     
  6. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Welcome to the BOC . I say the pump
     
  7. bream reaper

    bream reaper Member

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    A pump gives you the option of adding a filter and customizing a diffuser, waterfall, or whatever you want to aerate. However there is the possiblity of it clogging.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Will Welcome to the BOC from So. Illinois. I agree with the water pump, if it is rigged right.
     
  9. HOKIEFISHER

    HOKIEFISHER New Member

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    last year i just had a hose sticking up in the air, and the water fell back into the tank. I'm probaly going to pump the water through a pvc pipe with holes drilled in it so the water will spray down into the tank.
     
  10. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    How many gallons is your bait tank? :eek:oooh:
     
  11. HOKIEFISHER

    HOKIEFISHER New Member

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    I'm not sure how many gallons they are the one on the boat is in the seat of a 1885 polar craft, and I also use probaly a 35 gallon ballel with the top cut off.
     
  12. allflats

    allflats Member

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    bubbler works well for me.Keep bluegill for weeks at a time no problems.