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harvey lee

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I have never had a filter in my bullhead tank.

What should I purchase and where can I get it?

I use an AquaClear 110 Power Filter. I bought it at PetSmart. I went on-line to the PetSmart HSOforum and it was $35 but they wanted $78 in the store. I printed the page from the HSOforum and the store honored the on-line price.

I've had my PowerFilter for 4 years and it is still running strong. I am going to set up my tank this week. My favorite bullhead pond was clear of ice yesterday.

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Its $89.99 on PetSmart's HSOforum right now. If I'm not mistaken, over $100 in the store.

I tried the price match deal last spring and no one at the store was interested in doing it, so I just purchased one from the store as I needed it. I then ordered one online and returned that one to the store as it was much cheaper. When I returned it, the manager said you should have let us know you found a cheaper price as we'd have price matched it for you. Go figure.

Moral of the story... talk to the manager about a price match first, they'll do it for ya.

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WOW! The price on the AquaClear 110 went up significantly since I bought mine a few years ago. I went on [YouNeedAuthorization] just out of curiosity and found a place (Tiny's Pond World) that is selling the AquaClear 500 (the same as the 110 just an older model) for $71 with free shipping. If you wanted to save a few bucks that would be the way to go.

My 110 has lasted a long time and I run it 24/7 from April to October.

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how much would it cost to set up a bullhead tank and how do you do it?

Eric - I'll do a Cat Tip of the Day with my bait tank info in it with some pictures. That post should get the yearly bait tank discussion going.

Steve

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the one good thing about running a small bait shop is all the tank supplies and pumps at a great price!!! smile i made a pretty neat set up about a month ago and im planning on getting a nice filtration system for it! i haven't checked too much into it yet, but when its all done.. My bullheads will be VERY happy! smile i will post some pictures later on so you can see my masterpiece lol!

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So how long do you guys normally put out minnow traps- (for bullies) how long?

I haven't put out my traps yet but I checked my ponds yesterday and it looks like now is just about the right time to start. My traps seem to be most effective in the spring. I put them out and check them daily. Traps are an easy way to collect bait - I have some good ponds near my house and it only takes a few minutes to check them. I tend to catch the smaller bullheads in my traps and those are the ones I use for cut bait. Once the weather warms and the cat season gets in full swing my traps are a good way to keep my bait tank replenished and a good supply of bullies always on hand.

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Until someone finds your traps, and steals the bait, then a couple times later, just steals the traps mad

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Until someone finds your traps, and steals the bait, then a couple times later, just steals the traps mad

Knock on Wood!! I've never had that happen and I've been using traps for a lot of years. One of the reasons may be that I almost always tie my trap ropes to stakes that are in the water. I always wear waders and my traps are out a ways so they aren't accessible from shore.

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