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I went for the PE90 divided tank. Beautiful tank. I'll give a full report when I get it installed.

I have a Bait Sentry 1100 connected to 3/4 thru-hull that feeds a 1 1/8" line to a t-manifold I made from two 3/4" PVC ball valves. The tank has two 3/4 inlets and two 1 1/4 outlets. I plan to plumb both outlet lines to a single 2" thru-hull. I hope the 1100 pump can get the job done.
 

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My guess is that you will be disappointed with the pump, although you may not know it at first.

I have a PE 80 gallon split tank and I had two of those BS 1100?s, one of which is still running. I have two thru-hulls each with it?s own pump plumbed into a manifold. I can run either or both pumps. I can also close off the tank if I get a clog and pump one pump out the other to clear it, works great.

As to why I think you will grow disappointed with the pump you have. Well, you will most likely not put more then a scoop or so in the tank most of the time. Your pump will handle that ok because the bait has such a large volume of water for such a small amount of bait. The first time you load the tank you will just think you got a bad batch of bait as it rolls and you watch your bait and your hopes on that expensive offshore trip go right in the toilet. But hey, you can just blame it on bad bait, the first few times anyway! I plead the fifth on how I know about this.

My two cents: Get a real pump when you have a real bait tank. You have a lot of money tied up in that great tank, either have Mark set it up for you, or ask him how to properly set it up. You will be much happier and you?re going to have to set it up that way later anyway. Mine came from the dealer as a package and although they did a pretty good job, I sure wish Mark had set mine up. I hate doing things over that should be right in the first place.
 

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If you have a dry bilge, go with a Jabsco Sentry puppy. They move a lot of water. Mark W. gave me the tip of putting in a 1" thru hull. I didn't want to haul the boat, so I but a 1" adapter on my 3/4" thru hull, which allowed me to put on a 1" valve (use full flow only, not the ones with the small thru holes). That change alone increased flow by 25%. Next look for restrictions. All centrifical pumps are susceptible to back pressure reducing flow. Upsize the hose (as you have) and make sure any fitting have the largest thru holes as possible. Eliminate an 90* fittings as they are like adding many feet in straight hose. I suspect you manifold is highly restrictive. You target should be around a 7-8 minute fill time for both sides.
While the plastic pumps might have similar open flow ratings, the bronze impeller pumps will put out more water pushing thru hoses, fittings and tank back pressure.
I agree, talk to Mark. He'll steer you in the right direction.
 
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