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 Post subject: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:52 pm 
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I'm in the process of making my own life well and just curious of how big a bilge pump would y'all recommend? I will be using a small 30qt cooler and will used for just bait (pin fish, shrimp and live cigars)


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:49 pm 
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I use a Rule 360 in my tank. It's always worked well for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:40 am 
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I built a system using a 5 gal bucket that keeps 6 gogs and a dozen pilchards alive all day. I use a rule 360 bilge pump with a 6V battery to slow it down. I also have a timer that runs for 1 min the off for 7. I've recently added an O2 infusion system and fins that I only have to run my pump for a minute every half hour. I'll post pictures if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:59 am 
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Wahoo, are you going to build one that brings new water in from below the boat or just a recirculating system?

If your doing the former, can you post the finished product for ideas? I'm in the process of drawing up plans for mine as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:05 pm 
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52qt Igloo cooler with 500gph bilge pump that pulls water in from over the side, two overflow tubes so that I can leave the "fill" running, and two Bubble Boxes that I run when the pump isn't in the water. This was built for fishing bass tournaments here in California that have live weigh ins. I've had 22lbs of largemouth in there all day with no issues. I do recommend running Rejuvenade in the summer and add a little bit of ice as needed to keep the water from getting too hot.

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade live well?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:17 am 
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My hobie livewell reincarnated. ImageImageImageImageImage


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