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live bait well??

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i am looking to build a live bait well for my boat- mainly for bunker. i was thinking of using a small garbage can as the hold, but i am not sure what to use for the pump or how to set it up most efficiently. any suggestions?
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I've read that some use the 12VDC bilge pumps found at West Marine for about $18. The reason they cited for not using an aerator is that when there are a lot of bunker or other live bait, they do #1's and #2's in the water and eventually poison themselves even when there is plenty of oxygen. Need minimum of 350GPH with 500GPH preferable.
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