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Oxygenator for livewells #13410398 01/20/20 03:46 PM
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Are these a required thing for livewells or just something else to help fish survive?

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Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: LittleJoe0962] #13410536 01/20/20 05:23 PM
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It supplies O2 to the water which sustains life when need be......


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Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: LittleJoe0962] #13412923 01/22/20 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by LittleJoe0962
Are these a required thing for livewells or just something else to help fish survive?

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Not required at all. Depending on which camp your in, they don't work as advertised. They don't put 02 into the water, they just make bubbles.

Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: LittleJoe0962] #13412976 01/22/20 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LittleJoe0962
Are these a required thing for livewells or just something else to help fish survive?

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They are neither required, nor are they effective. Wasted money, IMO.


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Are these a required thing for livewells or just something else to help fish survive?

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They are neither required, nor are they effective. Wasted money, IMO.

thumb Spend the money on a thermometer for the livewell. Even a $10 pool floating thermometer is adequate. Add frozen water/soda bottles during hot months. Seventy is a nice temp, but don't drop it more than 30 degrees of what the lake is.

Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: LittleJoe0962] #13454320 02/28/20 01:08 PM
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Anybody ever use one who thinks they don't work?
I used the smallest one for a couple years and IMO it worked noticeably better than without it.
In the hottest days of summer I could keep a bunch of sandies happy for half a day with it. Without it and running the livewell constantly, a single venturi system, some would die.

I have changed over to a oxygen tank since but don't fish tournaments anymore so I rarely even use that.

Saying they don't work? I wouldn't.

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Not required and will kill fish from saline lakes, like Squaw.

Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: Allison1] #13455368 02/29/20 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
Anybody ever use one who thinks they don't work?
I used the smallest one for a couple years and IMO it worked noticeably better than without it.
In the hottest days of summer I could keep a bunch of sandies happy for half a day with it. Without it and running the livewell constantly, a single venturi system, some would die.

I have changed over to a oxygen tank since but don't fish tournaments anymore so I rarely even use that.

Saying they don't work? I wouldn't.


You have made what science calls anecdotal observations. You really didn't measure definitive change or cause. TPWD, on the other hand, measured the oxygen saturation level in a livewell (with no fish in it), and found a negligible change in the oxygen level. Running dual aerators full time made a greater difference. So, does it increase oxygen? Yep, it does....but so little one would ponder "why bother?"

Re: Oxygenator for livewells [Re: LittleJoe0962] #13466168 03/10/20 10:50 AM
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have been using this for about 15 yrs now and have not lost a fish due to bad livewell water since. they work and are less than 40.00
how long do fish live in an aquarium with out the bubbler on?


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