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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I know everyone is always on the huge bait tank discussions. I have decided to make a few homemade bait tanks using simple supplies from Walmart, Lowes and the local pet store. I have picked up a couple coolers already (Coleman 150qt, 5 day cooler). I own a 50 gallon creek bank bait tank and a 30 gallon creek bank bait tank. I love these tanks but they have one major down fall. The creek bank bait tanks do not contain a carbon filter to help with nitrates and such. The tanks I am working on building will hold fish longer and help ensure they are in better condition.





I plan on using some carbon filters that can be purchased from a local pet store. The filter media is usually found in the aquarium section. I will be using a couple different pieces of filter media to remove different toxins that are released in the water from the fish. I will post later exactly how and what for if anybody is curious about the bait tanks.



I have already noticed that the coolers have some hard corners, I am going to add some rolled alluminum or stainless steel to help round the inside of the bait tanks. I have not decided to make the overflow filtration set up external in another container or contain it in the cooler. If I use an external filter set up than I will have to use bulk head fittings and hose to connect the holding tank to the filter tank. If I use just the cooler than I will loose bait tank holding area. The filter media I am going to use is designed to remove all the harmful toxins, thus letting me store more bait in a smaller container. If you have any pointers to share or would like to know how things work out post it on here!!!
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mel just had a great post lately & he has much experience.
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If you are interested in parting with the 50 Gallon Creek, I'm interested.

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Check out the below site.
I recently just purchased the 20 gallon and it works great for the investment.

http://www.baitjacuzzi.com/
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