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Offline Lineman47

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Water flow in a bait tank
« on: June 21, 2015, 11:45:05 AM »
So I'm sitting here looking at this cooler getting ready to drill holes and make my bit tank. Now I'm starting to wonder has anyone has ever tried to get the water to flow clock wise like a normal tank? So maybe some one can point me InThe right direction or give pros and cons in atempting this. Thanks for the help guys.  :D

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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 03:02:41 PM »
I think you're on the right track....my next bait tank will probably be a bottom circulating design since I recently found some great higher capacity batteries.

Being my first bait tank design, I went with the cascading water design because of power...3 to 4 hours in, the water flow slowed dramically. It takes less work for water to "fall" vs to "push". Plus, the bottom of the ice chest is completely closed so I can haul ice with my catch and not shmeg my suv.

A circulating design it the way to go if you have the right batteries. You may want to consider an adjustable nozzle that can completely close to maintain a sealed bottom.

That's my 2 cents....good luck Ben

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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 10:02:51 AM »
Btw, are you planning on tapping your pisser for a water source and/or running an external bilge? I would recommend both, since you will be on the drift most of the time. Yots has his yami set up for both using a pvc "T" valve....his rack is permanently mounted on his ski. 

Just a thought. Ben

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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 10:18:44 PM »
Ben, can you share the link to the higher capacity battery you have found?
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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 05:24:55 AM »
I think I'm going to abandon the pisser flow and stick with a straight battery pump. I'm out on vacation but will be home working long nights to finish my build.

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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 01:54:21 AM »
Ben, can you share the link to the higher capacity battery you have found?
Thanks.


Look for "deer feeder" batteries at/on hunting stores/sites. The grey ones hold a better charge and last longer than the black ones but they cost more.
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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 03:43:57 PM »
Hey Guys,
Here are the batteries I have. http://www.powerstridebattery.com/12-volt-15-ah-sla-battery-ub12150. I've been using them for over one season and they are still kicking strong. I haven't looked into the deer batteries, but these are the right size & capacity for my set up.

Not sure if you read this post but this may helpful http://www.bloodyjetskis.com/forum/index.php?topic=18.0

Hope this helps. Ben


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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 05:14:27 PM »
What pump set up do you guys suggest? I want to hang it off the rear deck instead of a recirculation set up
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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 11:57:34 AM »
Hey Jester....i set up my bait tank with a simple external bilge pump I picked up at West Marine...about  $20-25. I zip tie it every to my step ladder ever time i go out. Hope this helps.  Ben

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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
Thanks Ben! Moving up near Dana Harbor next week, I will probably start that project the following weekend
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Re: Water flow in a bait tank
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 09:10:16 AM »
Cool, Jester...I'm sure I'll run into you at the landing or on the water....Let's set something up once you get settled.