Bait tank setup

4bd

Newbie
Sep 26, 2012
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Jamul ca
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Loren
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none
Hi I am redoing my hoses on a bait tank that has water out below water line on the transom. My question is do i need a check valve or is it just another connection that could fail? Thanks
 

4v1df12h1ng

Sensei
Feb 22, 2008
497
64
North County
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Who
Boat
yes pls
Did you mean seacock or check valve? check valve is used if you have a home made tank that fills from below the tank. most tanks have tubing at the top with prayer side of tank preventing water draining if pump is off. I have two bait tanks with two 1100GPH pumps able to fill either tank(s) with either pump(s) or both running at the same time. Check valve prevent back flow of water to pump if one is turned off..
 

4bd

Newbie
Sep 26, 2012
6
0
Jamul ca
Name
Loren
Boat
none
Hi 4v1df12h1ng I am adding seacocks it did not have them but for some reason it did have check valves. I do not think the check valves are needed but wanted to make sure. Currently there is only one pump for both tanks I am planing on adding another. I like your setup whee either can fill either tank I might try to figure that one out.