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Subject: Re: Low Cost Swim Tunnel Designs
From: Eric Buck <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:20:48 -0400
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Hi Taylor,

My thesis work had more involved plumbing to vary the salinity, but you may also get some ideas from my DIY set-up: http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/239/

Eric



On 26 Jun, 2014, at 11:32 AM, Taylor Spaulding <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Thank you Dr. Nelson!
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> This is exactly the kind of response I needed.  I will look closely at
> their design and see if we can replicate appropriately!
> 
> Taylor
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> Taylor Spaulding
> Graduate Student, CSU Fresno
> Floodplain Production Study
> www.spauldingphoto.com
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> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:03 PM, Peter Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Hi Taylor:
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>> 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.
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>> Good luck, Pete
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>> Vogel S, LaBarbera M (1978) Simple flow tanks for research and teaching.
>> Bioscience 28:638643
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>> Peter A. Nelson, Ph.D.
>> Executive Director
>> Collaborative Fisheries Research West
>> 930 Western Dr
>> Santa Cruz, California 95060
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>> On Jun 25, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Taylor Spaulding <
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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
>>> 
>>> Taylor Spaulding
>>> Graduate Student, CSU Fresno
>>> Aquatic Ecology Lab
>>> www.spauldingphoto.com
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