COOLER BAIT TANK

Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by starcraft72, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. starcraft72

    starcraft72 New Member

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    I made this bait tank out of a old cooler. I go a livewell aeration pump, some 1/2" pvc pipe, and went to work. It works great for bluegill, goldfish, or knottyheads.
    Materials
    aeration pump
    4'- of 1/2" pvc pipe
    3- 1/2" pvc elbows
    1- 1/2" end cap
    1- female garden hose end
    1' of 5/8 hose
    pvc glue&primer
    Drill
    1/2" hole saw
    small drill bit
    1 tube clear silicone
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    Pop out the drain in cooler and mount the pump. Next connect the garden hose end to the 5/8" hose and cut to fit. glue 5/8 hose into 1 elbow (the pvc glue will hold). Cut a 1/2"hole in top corner of cooler. Cut 1/2" pipe to length to go through cooler wall then glue on 2 elbows. Next cut 1/2" pipe to the length you want the spray bar to be and glue on the 1/2" end cap. Drill small holes in spray bar (I did 5) then push in to inside elbow.(DO NOT GLUE SPRAY BAR IN ELBOW!) Leave it unglued so it is cleanable if any trash gets in it.Cut remaining pipe for connecting pump to spray bar. TEST FIT ALL PARTS BEFORE GLUING!! Silicone all holes in cooler. I put a 12 volt plug to run pump it works great. I also added a bubble boxs
    Hope this helps yall.
     

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  2. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I like it. Reps for that!
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    great idea. May have to convert to that system.
     
  4. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Zanesville, Ohio
    Nice job on the tank Jeremy. Almost have mine done as well...