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Ok guys need some information on my livewell. I didn't fish any tournaments because of my livewells. I have a javelin and the livewells will only pump in water. It doesn't have any aerators. How can I fix this?

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https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/aerators

Flow-rite carries alot of livewell components. It'll depend on what your setup is now and what you want to add. I recently went thru my Nitro and replaced pumps, the shut off/recirculation valve and added their pump out system. They are reasonably priced and I had my order in 2 days. 

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Some aerators, like my old Astro, were built into the pump in nozzle. It’d automatically pull air in with the water. 

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I heard tale of people putting screen wire like used for porches over the output into the live well... supposedly this adds oxygen to the water. Works like the little screens on your faucet at home. I can see how it would work but to what extent I don't know. I've often thought about trying it but haven't. If you have a fresh water input you could always add a pump inside to recycle the water. I did that in a Lowe boat I had. Used clear flex tubing and ran it to a pvc pipe the length of the Live well and drilled holes every 1/2 inch to inch. It worked well. I put a valve in place and had a hose that laid inside the live well for pump out. 

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5 hours ago, Mountainman said:

Does it not have any or they just don't work?

It doesn't have any.  All it will do is constantly pump in fresh water. It doesn't have anyway to circulate the water.

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Depending on the setup, you should be able to put them in there. Where does the water pump in? The bottom, or top, of the tank? Flow rite makes Venturi aerators for your incoming fill. They work well. 

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30 minutes ago, SteveHTN said:

Depending on the setup, you should be able to put them in there. Where does the water pump in? The bottom, or top, of the tank? Flow rite makes Venturi aerators for your incoming fill. They work well. 

The water comes in from the top of the tank. I was looking on there website and it looks like I'd need the v4 for it to work

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For the V4 valve to work, your livewell drain has to connect to the valve. This valve will give you the ability to pump water in, recirculate water, or open the valve to drain. This is what is on my Nitro. If you just want to add the aerator then all you need is the spray head that has the venturi, like this one https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/aerators/mh-psn-100.

The recirculate option is really handy tho, especially in the summer when water temperatures rise. If you decide to go that route, I'd go ahead and add the pump out option as well. https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/aerators/ma-024-r or https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/aerators/mp-1000 which comes with the thru hull fitting, add in some hose and you won't have to squat behind the boat to fill a weigh bag. 

If you go with the V4 valve, you'll also need the actuator https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/actuators-cables/mc-1-04-100 and the cable https://flow-rite.com/products/marine/actuators-cables/ma-cbl-06, if your boat doesn't have them already, which it doesn't sound like it does.

I just went through all of this on my Nitro a few months back, so if you have any questions feel free to ask. I can also sketch up something on how mine is set up if you need it. 

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