I lobstered for 25 years before coming to alaska, always heard about those type of tanks now i want to build one for my shrimp fishery. I've been around the fish biz for awhile this was my 41st year killing fish for a living!!Why would you? I know nothing about the fishery so thats why I ask.
Oh OK, as you take product out of the tank the bottom floats up so you don't have to bend over into the tank when unloading it, its always full up to the top. Just easier on the back. for me it would be nice to keep the shrimp alive in the tank until i have time to bust the tails off them and pack them in ice. I've also noticed that tanking them for awhile lets them puke out all the bait in their stomachs and it seems to help to clean out the "vein" down their backs. Makes for a better product when you sell them and i do a lot of sales direct to the consumer.What I meant to ask is what is the advantages of having a floating floor?
I'm going to build a tank so don't really have a idea yet how big to make it :?:. The whole idea is make it less work not more, i'd hate to have to wrestle with pulling up a bottom if i had 200-300 or more lbs of shrimp in it.I have heard of them too, never saw one.
I guess the biggest problem would be figuring out the bouyancy of the bottom so the weight of the shrimp pushed it down.
How big is your tank?? What a bout a wire mesh bottom you could pull up and down??
Just thinking out loud. :?::?::?:
Steve, I've wanted to build one and came to a conclusion it is a impossablity. Since the weight of product is always changing , the floatation would either.. not lift or over lift and push the product right out of the holding tank. what I came up with is a crank up tank. A tank within a tank and pull the inner holding tank up as the product is culled or packed for shipping etc.Anybody know anything about building a lobster tank with a floating bottom?