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Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? #7939486 08/17/20 06:32 PM
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Picked up a poly tank blind a few weeks ago, looking for ideas on upgrades.

Any insight or photos to see what you’ve done?

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7939493 08/17/20 06:35 PM
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What extras did you have included in yours?


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Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7940252 08/18/20 03:09 AM
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Gonna be hot early in the season. Put an rv style vent on top

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: mooney_ag] #7940717 08/18/20 03:33 PM
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mooney, im curious why it would be any hotter than any other enclosed blind.
Op, what kind of potential upgrades could there be besides maybe shelves, carpet, insulation??? We have finished out several similar to that and love them. That looks like the ones that are 5'4" in diamater and thats great for one and ok for two but not quite big enough for two to be comfy. If anybody knows where to find them that are 6' diameter let me know cause ill buy several.


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Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: freerange] #7941095 08/18/20 09:17 PM
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I’m curious to see pics of the upgrades (all you mentioned).

I haven’t measured but 2 adults can sit in this comfortably with 2 kids.

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: freerange] #7942677 08/19/20 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
mooney, im curious why it would be any hotter than any other enclosed blind.
Op, what kind of potential upgrades could there be besides maybe shelves, carpet, insulation??? We have finished out several similar to that and love them. That looks like the ones that are 5'4" in diamater and thats great for one and ok for two but not quite big enough for two to be comfy. If anybody knows where to find them that are 6' diameter let me know cause ill buy several.


I’m wanting to insulate / add shelves etc. I am upgrading the windows the deerview style flip open.

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7942744 08/19/20 10:44 PM
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Im not sure you need to insulate. What would you use to insulate?
Ive never noticed windows like ones in your pics. To take advantage of the round design we put windows equidistant from each other all around so you can view and shoot in every direction. We add a shelf under each window(about 6" down which is lower than yours) so that you can rest your elbow and side on the shelf/wall to shoot in any direction with a rock solid rest. You rest under one window and shoot out the other usually. You arent taking full advantage of the round design if you dont have a different window layout. We have built hexagon or octagon also(not poly) that takes advantage of the 360 viewing and shooting as well. Not intending to be negative about your design but you seem to be fishing for input and we have done several of them. The 360 view may be more important to us cause we usually are set up where you can see a bunch of country. Curtains or something similar can be added to block your outline in certain directions as needed/wanted.


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Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: freerange] #7942861 08/19/20 11:53 PM
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I bought this the way you see it and am planning changes / upgrades. I’ve never hunted from a tank blind, so this whole season will be a test and each time I sit I’m sure I’ll come up with ideas / things I need.

I know it needs more shelving, will be working on that and figuring out how to best add them without creating holes (trying to limit any water intrusion points). Where it sits down, and my hunting situation, I have 2 windows towards the feeder and I have a north / south window which gives me access to the trails / paths going to and from. Before it’s all said and don’t, extra windows may be added, like the 360 view you’re talking about.

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7943208 08/20/20 04:47 AM
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Solar charger with boat battery and 12 volt fans and lights with charging stations

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7943490 08/20/20 02:39 PM
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Upgrade to a Ranch King blind up



Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Dalee7892] #7944012 08/20/20 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
Solar charger with boat battery and 12 volt fans and lights with charging stations


I actually just installed the panel, controller and battery yesterday. Need to find some fans now.

Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7944077 08/20/20 09:38 PM
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What controller did you buy?

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Re: Poly Tank Blind - Upgrades? [Re: Jimmie Moreland] #7944512 08/21/20 03:21 AM
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