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#11909890 - 10/31/16 11:43 AM question on livewells
medic5930 Offline

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 102
How many people run their recirculate all day long during a tournament or do you put them on a timer. I have been having problems with them draining my battery which will turn my graphs off during the day. I have a blue top optima cranking battery (which is brand new). I dont want my battery to drain down but I dont want to have fish die on me either. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

#11909948 - 10/31/16 12:21 PM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
6BOOMER Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 628
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
I don't run them while on water, no need, fresh water in old out all day. I run the recirculate pump on timer when I get off. May put a little ice prior depending on water temp.

#11910718 - 10/31/16 08:52 PM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 6096
Loc: Albany
All day. Seldom lose a fish.

#11915220 - 11/03/16 01:14 PM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
varnoldi Offline

Registered: 10/18/16
Posts: 77
Loc: Watauga, TX
Do you have more then one battery? I run a deep cycle for trolling , live well and radio. a second cranking battery for the motor .
If not , what size cranking battery
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#11916538 - 11/04/16 09:05 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
T Bird Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4063
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Summer, all day. This time of year, auto.

#11958502 - 11/30/16 10:11 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
Terry5357 Offline

Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 26
When I bought my "new to me" boat, there were a couple of 2 litter bottles in the livewell, I can only assume the former owner froze them and put them in the livewell during the summer to keep temps down.

#12029679 - 01/09/17 11:59 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
Bulletman99 Offline

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 242
Loc: South Texas
I have Oxygenator system installed which pulls much less power than a typical recirc pump. On the hottest days I will still turn on the recirc pump occasionally. I have never lost a fish with this system (knock on Wood).
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#12035588 - 01/12/17 09:57 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
Anderson Guide Service Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/17
Posts: 11
Loc: Rockport, TX
Don't put just Ice inn your livewell. The chemicals in the water and the fish don't get along
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Rockport, TX

#12035630 - 01/12/17 10:20 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10425
Loc: Plano,Texas
All day

#12039165 - 01/14/17 11:45 AM Re: question on livewells [Re: medic5930]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1495
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Recirculate all day


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