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Cleaning a livewell #13296407 09/29/19 02:24 PM
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Obviously no chemical based cleaners, so what’s the best method as far as a cleaner? Thanks

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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296410 09/29/19 02:30 PM
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I always poured bleach in the water and let is sit over night, made it clean as the day it was new.

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use 3 tblspoons bleach to a gal of water, scrub it out good. rinse a couple of times then make a paste with baking soda and scrub it good, rinse again a few times and let air dry. baking soda will act kind of like comet etc. without the chemicals.




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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296417 09/29/19 02:41 PM
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I clean mine with hope and broken dreams


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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: Douglas J] #13296422 09/29/19 02:46 PM
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Thanks

Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296426 09/29/19 02:51 PM
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I usually just squirt some Dawn in them, fill them up and run recirculate while I scrub them down. Then rinse thoroughly until you see zero bubbles


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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296470 09/29/19 04:20 PM
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you guys that use bleach are funny..... I guess I don't catch enough to have to clean mine.. Maybe once in all of my years of owning a boat..

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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296485 09/29/19 04:52 PM
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This cracks me up that it’s even a topic. Its a livewell, not an aquarium. I’ve never cleaned a livewell short of washing out the dirt when the lakes were real muddy had some sand in it. Never lost a fish in 2 years that wasn’t gut hooked, and about the most I’ll do is put a few oz of oxygen peroxide my parter does which seems to help dead of summer.

But this cleaning livewell with bleach and alll that is sorcery and completely unnecessary


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Soap, water, brush only.


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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: Clark3] #13296503 09/29/19 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Clark3
This cracks me up that it’s even a topic. Its a livewell, not an aquarium. I’ve never cleaned a livewell short of washing out the dirt when the lakes were real muddy had some sand in it. Never lost a fish in 2 years that wasn’t gut hooked, and about the most I’ll do is put a few oz of oxygen peroxide my parter does which seems to help dead of summer.

But this cleaning livewell with bleach and alll that is sorcery and completely unnecessary


Maybe you haven’t put enough fish in there to need cleaning....

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Originally Posted by T Bird
Soap, water, brush only.


That's it. Use Dawn.

Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: n_fish] #13296536 09/29/19 06:23 PM
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I am another one that uses bleach. Cleans VERY well and keeps it clean for a while I rinse the live well out 2 times to make sure thre is none left, but that might be too much, do not know. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. Remember to use your recirculating pump with in in there, too. Both During and after you clean it

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Put a couple five pounders in each box and tie a tooth brush to their tails. I tried a plecaustomus (sp?), but the fish kept eating them.

For real? A couple squirts of dawn dish soap and a brush. Before I do that, I shop vac all rocks out. I rinse for at least 20 minutes or so.

Works good so far. No dead fish, that were preventable, in years.


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Re: Cleaning a livewell [Re: NTX6807] #13297638 09/30/19 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Clark3
This cracks me up that it’s even a topic. Its a livewell, not an aquarium. I’ve never cleaned a livewell short of washing out the dirt when the lakes were real muddy had some sand in it. Never lost a fish in 2 years that wasn’t gut hooked, and about the most I’ll do is put a few oz of oxygen peroxide my parter does which seems to help dead of summer.

But this cleaning livewell with bleach and alll that is sorcery and completely unnecessary


Maybe you haven’t put enough fish in there to need cleaning....


Lol, that’s definitely it!


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