New Bait tank

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by catchinghogs, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    In the process of building a bait tank for the house this year. I am planning on getting a stock tank from tractor suppy.Do you think there would be any different effect from one made of galvinized or the rubbermaid product would the galvinized tank affect the fish.I plan on using a good filtration system and treating the water for slime coat and killing and other bacterias.Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I would think not. I would think that the rubber maid one would be easier to work with how ever. The tank being plastic and all if you go to drill in holes or how ever you plan to do your pluming for it. I have a 300 gal. rubber maid tank and am real glad I got it over a galvanized one.
     

  3. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else with any bait tanks made out of galvinized or plastic with ant info?
     
  4. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Mark,
    Whichever way you go, when its done please post some pics.
     
  5. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    I myself would go with plastic over metal. The biggest reason for my choice would be water temperature. The metal tank will make the water hotter then the plastic one.
     
  6. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    I would go with the plastic one myself.
     
  7. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    i use a old ice making machine for my baite tank at home and use three airatores and a 55 gallon barrel for my truck with bilge pump and a big ice chest for the boat with a bilge pump
     
  8. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking plastic also. But It might be to big to fit in the basement door at least with the galvinized I could turn it sideways to get it in.
     
  9. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Whew! A period here and there sure would have made that easier to read.:wink:
     
  10. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    Man! You ain't lyin'!:wink:
     
  11. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    My son and I went down to the local car wash and asked the owner if we could have some 30 gal and 55 gal plastic drums. We offered to buy them, but he gave them to us. The good thing is that the detergent is easily washed out, so you have a clean container. I haven't got mine rigged up yet, but my son used his all summer last year and it works great. He uses a keep alive pump to oxygenate the water. Keeps his perch alive for weeks and weeks.
     
  12. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    Ron i did the same thing but he charged 5.00 for 2 of em,and i gladly payed him for them,im still workin on them,just got through filling the big on with spray foam,will put the pump in next and cut a lid for it,just takin my time to do it right the first time..