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Subject: Re: Low Cost Swim Tunnel Designs
From: Peter Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:03:18 +0300
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Hi Taylor:

You should at least take a look at Steve Vogel's design (see below). It may be something that you can adapt to your purposes. 

Good luck, Pete

Vogel S, LaBarbera M (1978) Simple flow tanks for research and teaching. Bioscience 28:638643


Peter A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Collaborative Fisheries Research West
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Santa Cruz, California 95060

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On Jun 25, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Taylor Spaulding <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Hello,
> My name is Taylor Spaulding, I'm a graduate student at California State
> University- Fresno.  My lab is looking to do experiments on groups of fish
> ranging from 30 to 120 mm within a swim tunnel at velocities up to 45
> cm/s.  I have seen quite a few different styles of swim tunnel, from the
> elaborate Stephenson types from Loligo and Qubit to more DIY -styles
> involving Duct Piping and Fiberglass Test chamber.  This project is
> currently running on a very low budget, but we would like to fabricate or
> buy the best possible swim tunnel, which would minimize handling and
> outside stress.
> 
> Originally our experimental design involved cylindrical tanks, in which
> water flowed in a circle.  However, flow is not consistent at all
> locations, and so that idea has been shelved for the time being.  If anyone
> on-list has any ideas of avenues we could pursue, I would be most
> appreciative!  Thank you very much!
> 
> Taylor Spaulding
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> Taylor Spaulding
> Graduate Student, CSU Fresno
> Aquatic Ecology Lab
> www.spauldingphoto.com
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