My Shad tank

Discussion in 'Livewell and Bait Tank Review' started by starcraft72, Mar 13, 2009.

What brand of Braids do you use?

  1. FireLine

  2. Stren Braid

  3. SpiderWire

  4. Other

  5. Mono

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  1. starcraft72

    starcraft72 New Member

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    This is my Shad tank. I did it the same way I did my COOLER TANK. The tank is made from a plastis 55 gal drum cut alitte more than half into. My cousin Eric insulated it with 1" thick black rubber. The aeration is set up the same as my COOLER TANK with one exception. I connected a garden hose Y fitting to the pump. The left hand valve controls the aeration. The right hand valve I hook up to a drain and I can pump the tank empty. The top is 1/2 avantex cut to fit the drum. This keeps shad really good with SHAD KEEP and the round sides. Hope this helps yall too! :wink:
     

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  2. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    great idea for useing the y fitting
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Doin anything next week? I could use one of them on the back porch. LOL!! Thanx for sharein.
     
  4. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    north carolina
    Dang good idea just built me one and was wondering how i was going to fill it,(besides a 5 gal. bucket) now i know,,ya dont mind if i copy that do ya lol...
     
  5. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    we ve tried a few different braids and this older guy down on the bridge,told us about power pro,he said it was big stength in a little dia. and he was right, it was 50 lbs at 18 lbs mono size, it cast better and is easier to handle.
     
  6. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Nice job on the tank Jeremy. Are you using this for home or boat? I understand how you are draining it. How are you filling it? Great idea on the Y-fitting, one less hole.
     
  7. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Heres one I made back in 07 that uses 1 pump to drain, fill, and recirc..
    There is a venturi to infuse Air on the output...
    http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51500

    Works great for Gills, etc... and OK for shad..
    Needs a bit more changes to make it a really good shad tank imho....
     
  8. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Great shad tank! Thanks for posting the pics and info!
     
  9. starcraft72

    starcraft72 New Member

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    Virginia
    I fill it at home after I put it on the boat. The problem I had was gettin it off the boat after I got home and it was still full of water. I now have a bilge pump mounded to the back of the boat that i can hook up to the tank to add fresh water to or as I need it. But I us It for storage Too!:wink: