KEEP LIVE BAIT ALIVE and HEALTHY WITH OXYGEN EDGE

WEBPAGE UPDATED          Sunday  February 20, 2022

Oxygen Edge™ is the best commercial sport fishing oxygen system on the market to date. The fisherman always controls of the right dose of oxygen for the stocking density being transported. Oxygen Edge™ fail-safe, absolutely quiet, durable, dependable, reliable and requires no batteries or electricity. Safe continuous livewell DO Saturation is always guaranteed regardless of the stocking density when operating instructions are followed.

The Oxygen Edge™ is used in closed livewells/bait tanks.

The Oxygen Edge™ is the oxygen -injection system is well known for “SUPERCHARGING” menhaden, bunker, pogy, white baits, croaker, goggle eye, white baits, anchovy, shad, croakers, mullet, shrimp, shiners, bait fish in all bait tanks and livewells. Supercharging requires a larger dose of oxygen than the dose to necessary keep bait alive and healthy during transport.

The Oxygen Edge™ commercial grade oxygen regulators are custom designed and engineered for marine use to prevent Galvanic Corrosion. OE regulators are highly resistant to Galvanic Corrosion unlike oxygen regulators made with aluminum alloy and zinc internal components. OE regulators have solid brass bodies that are plated outside and inside with pure nickel. Pure nickel plating looks like an old, tarnished 1939 Buffalo nickel. Pure nickel plating is not shiny like a chrome car bumper.

The Oxygen Edge™oxygen-injection life support system is livewell equipment choice used by C&R tournament fishermen (freshwater and saltwater) since 1993.

VISIT: B.A.S.S/ESPN KEEPING BASS ALIVE – THE LIVEWELL OXYGEN RESEARCH 1998  Gene Gilliland  https://www.oxyedge-chum.com/bass-tournament-mortality/

Pure 100% oxygen will keep bait fish alive and healthy in overcrowded  livewells, bait tanks and holding pens every summer. Keeping bait fish alive and healthy requires a specific dose of oxygen delivered continuous supply of oxygen maintained at 100% DO Saturation continuously for the duration of the live transport or overnight stay in a bait pen.

The Oxygen Edge™ makes it easy to keep bait wells and bait tanks safely oxygenated keeping bait fish and shrimp alive and healthy for hours, overnight or days offshore every summer.

FACT:  Insuring minimal safe dissolved oxygen is the most important water quality parameter in any livewell or bait tank especial in the summer for night live transports (night fishing tournaments and extended offshore fish ing trips).

*Do not confuse “safe aeration” with “safe oxygenation” because air is not oxygen. Plenty air and plenty water pumped through a livewell DOES NOT INSURE MINIMAL SAFE OXYGENATION, contrary to popular belief, internet fishing forum Bro-Science and those old fishermen’s myths.

Keep bait and C&R tournament game fish alive and healthy in livewells and bait tanks in the summer is very simple and very easy.

THE SIMPLE 2 STEP SOLUTION TO TRANSPORT WATER QUALITY 

1. Oxygenating livewell water with pure oxygen – administering the correct dose of 100% DO Saturation – DO Supersaturation insures safe oxygenation even in seriously overcrowded livewells/bait tanks every summer. The livewell water volume has mothing to do with the correct dose of oxygen. The stocking density hav everything to do wwith the correct dose of oxygen.
2. Ventilate livewell water – Total or partial water exchange several times daily insures elimination dissolved CO2 and carbonic acid, ammonia, acid, nitrites, nitrates and other metabolic waste.

Safe Oxygenation requires administration of supplemental pure 100% oxygen in overcrowded summer livewells and bait tanks.  The correct dose must be delivered continuously, and that dose of pure oxygen delivered must be sufficient to sustain continuous 100% DO Saturation for one pound of live bait or hundreds of pounds of live bait or fish. Greater stocking density (overcrowding) requires more oxygen.

Ventilating livewell water requires change the livewell water with total or partial water exchanges, flushing out metabolic waste a few times daily. Running the livewell water pump 2 minutes twice daily controls all toxins in livewell water.

Running noisy electric mechanical aerators and water pumps all day has many disadvantages. Mechanical aerators and water pumps remove dissolved carbon dioxide, acid water concentrations, ammonia. They do not remove other toxins like nitrites, nitrates, urine and the big chunks of feces, scales and vomit (metabolic toxins and organic matter).

*Always remove dead bait and dead fish from livewells and bait tanks ASAP during live transports and captivity.

Transporting live healthy bait in livewells and bait tanks in harsh hot summer weather is easy IF you can maintain excellent water quality, minimal safe oxygenation being the most important. If you cannot maintain minimal sade water quality… you know hot that turns out in the summer months.

If you CAN NOT or WILL NOT maintain 100% minimal dissolved oxygen saturation continuously in a fully stocked livewell/bait tank, high mortality and morbidity is guaranteed over and over again every summer regardless of how much water or air you pump into your livewell.

Livewell stocking density (the total weight, of all the bait fish or game fish or fish in your livewell) directly affects your livewell water quality.

Minimal safe dissolved oxygen saturation for live transport is 100 % DO Saturation – DO Supersaturation which is unlike the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) minimal DO Concentration of 5 PPM Concentration for fish living and thriving is natural steady state environmental conditions for streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries, bays, gulfs and oceans.

Safe live bait transport water quality (dissolved oxygen) is very different than environmental steady state water quality.

Mechanical aerators provide air, they aerate livewell water and ventilate livewell water. Livewell water pumps pump water and ventilate livewell water – neither insure minimal safe DO Saturation.

The Oxygen Edge™ is not an electric livewell aerator.

The Oxygen Edge™ supplements livewell/bait tank transport water with a precision dose of pure 100% oxygen. Turn on the oxygen, adjust the correct dose of oxygen on the regulator and change your livewell water a few times a day.

Keeping bait alive and healthy is as simple as livewell oxygenation and ventilation even in the hottest summer day/night conditions.

Keeping bait alive and healthy for many hours of live transport requires great continuous livewell water quality, especially minimal safe, sustained oxygenation (not aeration).