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Tools of the Trade => Management Practices & Food Plots => Topic started by: yari on May 24, 2018, 08:12:35 PM

Title: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 24, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
last year I added a water 'tank' at my dad's place. it was a big hit, but only holds 10 gallons. i'm looking for ideas for a bigger tank. there are no dumb ideas @--0--0105

I was thinking about a kiddy pool, but that would only last a couple years.

I want it to last forever if possible*(ie thick plastic). I also want the volume to be high enough to last a month at least. I don't want to fill it every week. so it needs to be low enough for deer and have a large capacity

ideas?
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 24, 2018, 08:27:21 PM
If you get a larger tank, how do you plan on refilling it?  You ciuld always rig up a float valve to maintaion the water level, from a secondary tank.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 24, 2018, 09:07:05 PM
Kiddie pool is cheap, but fragile, you'd definitely need to change it out at least every 2 years, maybe annually (deer standing in it would be tough, especially when it's cold & brittle).  What about one of those rigid koi ponds?  They're relatively shallow so a fawn could readily get out if it stepped in, but pretty tough.  They sell those 250 gallon liquid bulk tanks (used) around here for about $60 each, but they're tall, so you'd need to bury them a bit and as the water level drops the deer would have a hard time I think getting their nose down to the water.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 24, 2018, 09:39:52 PM
louis- I will be hauling water. that's why I want it to last a month or so. it will be a little effort

mad- I didn't think of a koi pond liner. i'll check it out.
       - i thought about a tank like that and cut it in 1/2 or a 55 gallon barrell. i was thinking shallower and wider though

thx. keep 'em coming
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 24, 2018, 10:02:16 PM
fish pond liner would work not to much in price just dig a hole and line it with newspaper so you don't get a hole in the liner
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 08:27:55 AM
Cattle water tank (metal or HDPE).  You can bury them or put them on top of the ground.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 08:36:40 AM
I agree with Ben... Best option
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 11:25:41 AM
What is the water table level in your area? Is there a possibility of hand driving an old style point and installing an old picture pump? If so you can carry a couple milk jugs of water with you to prime it and then fill your tank. 
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 12:45:16 PM
The things folks can come up with.    ##$%#1119

Found this on Youtube. 
Using a big tire, watched a few of the videos, one of them made a good point, only use the nylon type tires so there is no metal in the tire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1-9Imebw4E


PJ

Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 01:09:47 PM
PJ- if it were my property, i'd do the tire. my dad would go berserk if he saw that

WV- water is very deep here. i'll be carrying cans

ben- I've been looking at those at Fleet Farm. that could be the solution. they just don't have a mid size

dave- mad had mentioned that. the sharp hooves would be an issue

thx all.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 01:21:18 PM
How about an old house heating fuel tank cut in half.  That's what we make pig cooker's with.


PJ
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 02:45:44 PM
How about an old house heating fuel tank cut in half.  That's what we make pig cooker's with.


PJ

I don't have a torch and don't know anyone w/ one
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 02:56:47 PM
Yari, how about diging a pond (small) and using sack crete to line it? It would last for a long time and would look good.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 04:05:40 PM
Yari, how about diging a pond (small) and using sack crete to line it? It would last for a long time and would look good.

it's my dad's place, not mine. he won't even let me put a food plot in. no way he'll let me do that
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 09:44:08 PM
Wheelbarrow tub?  Especially a poly one that won't rust through?
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 25, 2018, 09:48:58 PM
wheelbarrow tub. now that's thinking outside the box. I like it
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 26, 2018, 06:44:40 AM
Found another system. 

https://banksoutdoors.com/product/wild-water-100-3-trough/

Being in a swamp area (costal plains), we do not have a problem with water.  Even have a river flowing on the end of our hunting club.



PJ
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 26, 2018, 06:52:08 AM
Found another system. 

https://banksoutdoors.com/product/wild-water-100-3-trough/

Being in a swamp area (costal plains), we do not have a problem with water.  Even have a river flowing on the end of our hunting club.



PJ

they are from MN. they are pretty proud of their stuff(expensive) very nice stuff though
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 27, 2018, 09:41:15 AM
Here's another one, cheaper and more mobile, 40 Gal.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tuff-stuff-products-heavy-duty-oval-stock-tank-40-gal?cm_vc=IOPDP1


PJ
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 27, 2018, 04:38:48 PM
Here's another one, cheaper and more mobile, 40 Gal.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tuff-stuff-products-heavy-duty-oval-stock-tank-40-gal?cm_vc=IOPDP1


PJ

I was looking at these at fleet farm. they look pretty heavy duty. thx
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 29, 2018, 06:49:50 AM
If you have some slope and can fairly easily get to the top of the hill with a pickup or trailer, I would suggest rigging up what you used last year with a float, and get a couple of those plastic food grade totes, even the chemical ones would probably be fine just clean them out really good before using.  leave one in the field and run a hose however long you need it from one of the totes that you leave out there and just use the other one to haul water to that one.  will all be gravity fed.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on May 29, 2018, 04:24:05 PM
NWI- there is no hill or running water near. it will al be hand hauled
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 17, 2018, 12:00:35 PM
I put out some minerals and was going to re-fill the tank. well the deer are getting enough water from plants and puddles. we were dry until this weekend and the water level was to the top after a month.

i'm guessing as summer goes on and it dries up, they will use it more. I know they pounded it in the fall


this is a learning experience. I thought it would be close to empty. i'll keep you posted
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2018, 05:42:39 AM
I will throw my 2 cents worth into the mix.....I think a Water Tank is a good idea....don't think you have to bury it to make it effective....many years ago, purchased a half trough feeder and put a roof over it in a remote part of the property and each time I went to hunt stop by and got some corn of it two 50 lb bags. The trough was empty each time that I would visit it, so starting carrying a 50 lb bag of corn on the ATV and make sure that I would visit the trough each time and put at least 50 lbs in it.....

Same goes for a Water Tank, have been looking at them for about 2 to 3 years now and think it is time I visit my Tractor Supply Store and buy at least a 100 gallon tank an put it on our Ga property somewhere...but the problem is that we already have running water on it viva three or four creeks, some are all weather creeks that flow year round, even in the hot summer. So where to put it? and you will have to refill it every time you visit it even if you put it in the shade....but it sure would be an attractive to the deer for sure.....

 
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2018, 03:30:42 PM
 A  used ornamental fish pond hold plenty of water and is made out of stout plastic that can hold up to harsh weather. I bet if you look around you can find a used one someone no longer wants for cheap.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 19, 2018, 06:39:03 PM
bo- down there I bet any water would be a magnet, even w/ creeks. I think deer like still water better than running water anyway
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2018, 11:32:11 AM
So far the Plastic Wheel barrel or the Koi pond type pools seem to be the best out there.
Title: Re: water tank
Post by: [Blocked] on June 20, 2018, 05:18:14 PM
just a side note. the deer around home aren't eating the mineral much either. up north they are just pounding them

obviously, the deer are way better off around home than up north