Look what I made!

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by gone_fishin, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    I went fishing for bait today and usually I'll just put them in a bucket an drop my little portable aretor in there and when I'm done fishing I'll usually let what I have left go. Well everytime I go fishing it's really inconvienient to go catch bait, plus it consumes time. So today I put together a bait tank. I used a blue 55 gal plastic drum, a 30-60 gal aqarium filter system, an air pump that pumps 2800cc of air every minute, and two 14" air stones. It came together pretty well. The pics are of the finished product.
     

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  2. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That looks jsut as good as anyhting that I've ever seen for purchase...way to go.
     

  3. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    That's awesome! Good job!:big_smile:
     
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    A few more pics and one of the happy new residents.
     

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  5. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Looks great!!
    I would suggest throwing a lid on it or you'll walk out there and find "bait" on the floor from jumping out or a critter fishing in your bait tank..
     
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    I couldn't find anything laying around to make one so I bought everything at Walmart and the barrel came from Rural King. It all cost around $60 and about an hour to put it together.
     
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    Thats the next thing to come. I have to go buy some ply wood tomorrow.
     
  8. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats an awesome looking bait tank.Try putting your cast net on top until you get some plywood.
     
  9. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Great post. Do you have that in base housing? I wonder what the inspectors say, lol?
     
  10. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Nice tank let us know how it works.
     
  11. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice job there brother, Happy Bait is good Bait!! Eaten bait is even better though, LMAO.
     
  12. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    thats a great bait tank and should serve you well.
     
  13. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Nice rig, rep points on the way.
     
  14. field989

    field989 New Member

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    hey nice job...


    but where did u get that filter and airation systom?


    would that be kinda hard to get bait out of cause of how deep it is...?




    thanks


    Jeff
     
  15. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    That looks real good to me and bet it works grate.
     
  16. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    No, I'm in the Guard.
     
  17. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin New Member

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    I bought the filter and aerator at Walmart. The filter was $32 and the aerator, 25' of air hose, and 14" air stones were about $15. Walmart also sells a long net for aqariums and it will work with that barrel but I forgot to buy one.
     
  18. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I have been wondering what to do with that blue barrel, now I know. And I have the top on mine. How about a list of things I need.
     
  19. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Okay thats what I need to know. Thanks.:big_smile:
     
  20. Gabowman

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    If the water starts to heat up from hot weather I'd recommend you go buy some half inch foam rubber and a can of spray glue (the kind they use to install head liners in autos.) i've