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Water stations #9066166 06/23/24 03:49 PM
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What seems to work on this? Could you get black poly 3000 gallon tanks, fill them, and run line to your trough? I was thinking 300 gallon troughs, tied into the 3000 black poly tanks with a float built in on the trough.

Re: Water stations [Re: WT Hunter 1980] #9066518 06/24/24 11:39 AM
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I have 25 gallon concrete troughs with float. Plenty big enough. And make sure you cut to size and attach hog panel on top to keep the hogs from using it as a pool.

Re: Water stations [Re: WT Hunter 1980] #9070157 07/01/24 12:45 PM
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this is what I have, took some pics this past weekend. Be sure to add a small wire mesh to one of the sides as well so any small critter that falls in can climb out. And, if you don't put the hog panels on top, I added a couple pics as a result of that too...

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VERY nicely done. up


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That looks cool...!!!


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Top notch troughs!



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very nicely done. Working on tote with trough now

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Nice setup, but those last pictures look like Arnold Ziffel having a pool party!

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Those are some dry nice troughs above I bet your deer love the


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Re: Water stations [Re: WT Hunter 1980] #9071936 07/05/24 12:13 PM
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everything loves them. deer, hogs, buzzards, doves, cara cara, anything that walks or flies locally I get pics of.

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I use 275 gallon totes feeding a syrup black bucket with a trough float. I use same size tote to refill. Best to have the totes blacked out (paint, cover)to prevent algae growth. Have to clean the syrup bucket often as the hogs keep it dirty. Everything drinks from them as stated above. Be sure to put a vented lid (drill a hole) on it. Forgot the lid once and had a dead coon in it. Connect with water hose or PEX. Copper tubing will freeze and break too easily

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Re: Water stations [Re: WT Hunter 1980] #9075039 07/12/24 05:45 PM
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I had two 30 gal wash tubs, I cleaned and refilled every other day. Everything drank from them..deer, coons , rabbits, turkey, wasps, honey bees, possums, birds, squirrels, and others.

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Originally Posted by fishbait
I had two 30 gal wash tubs, I cleaned and refilled every other day. Everything drank from them..deer, coons , rabbits, turkey, wasps, honey bees, possums, birds, squirrels, and others.


oh yes, bees, lots of honey bees if you let a little algae grow around the edges. You don't need much. Honey bees eat microalgae, a microscopic algae that can be a healthy alternative to pollen. Microalgae is rich in amino acids, which are important for protein synthesis, immune function, and colony growth. It also contains important fats and proteins.

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I didn't know that,,,a person can learn a lot here.

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