Originally Posted by burgerman86
I was looking for the same thing I have fishing buddies that have tanks I just never got around to one for myself but this year changed. I always seem to miss ppl selling 55 gal drums or giving them away so I put a bait tank together. Walmart has 32 gal garbage buckets for $9 comes with a lid. Amazon has 12 volt bubblers good for 30-40 gallons for $33 im sure you can find at other stores for around the same price(this has mounting brackets stone weights and tubing and terminal connectors). And a 12 volt lawn mower battery $20 at walmart or you may have one laying around. Either use the lid it comes with or cut a round piece of ply for the top and put a hinged lid. I use to use a square tote but found they bump into the sides and get red nosed and get stuck in the corners. so for about 60 bucks you can make one. Don't see why the setup wouldn't work only down side I can see is the 55 gal drum alittle more stable sitting in the back of a pick up where with mine ill have to bungee or strap it in.
This ^ will work..
My brother-in-law uses a garbage pail , aerator , spray bar pvc..
The MAIN thing however is that he has an over flow hole and puts a hose in the top just slightly cracked open to keep fresh water coming in..
It must be GOOD well water and not treated chlorinated city or town water..
You HAVE to have continuous FRESH water coming in or they will die..