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    1.5" Super-Rat or the Sea-Otter

    It finally happened... the Christmas elves built a Super-Rat... pics of the beast below...

    It has 1.5" diameter plumbing, 1/2" diameter drive-shaft and a 2" diameter pivoting Jet Nozzle... it goes into testing next weekend... gotta set-up a 3200 gph Sequence pump on the 210 in the garage to feed it and tweak the drive linkages...

    For the aquarist who has everything... a Super-Rat with the capability to blow all his SPS to kingdom come...

    Head-On as compared to a regular 1" Rat...



    Size perspective compared to 12 volt Black & Decker drill...



    Side View showing general overall size...

    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    Look in the tank its a Sea Swirl...A Squid...NO its SUPER RAT... Who says bigger aint better
    HTH

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    oh yah NOW you build them!! just when I thought I had it all worked out LOL. looks awsome VAN. your 3 ratts on my tank are just the cats meow!! I'm super happy. Greg was right,, they actually stay in synce if you plug them in at the same time ,same location. neat.

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    Hehe... well Johnny... good things come to he who waits...

    Anywho... worst case scenario John, I'll take them back in trade and you can smooze / upgrade up to the next level in Rat-Tech... the Super-Rat... when I build some more...

    That Greg's a pretty smart guy eh?... did he figure that out all by himself?... ROFLMAO...


    Yeah Robin... that's a mean beast... needs a big tank... a customer on RC has been persistent in bugging me for over a year to build this monster.... actually it looks pretty neat...

    Good thing I built that lathe... made machining the Jet-Nozzle parts so much easier... and gives it a real clean professional look... ... if I can't build them clean by now then I guess I'll never, eh?
    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    Dang that puppy's HUGE!!!

    What kind of flow requirements is the customer looking for?

    Also, I guess he's not looking for a deeper version? With that amount of flow through there, I think the water surface will be quite a show...
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Bigger is BETTER when you consider that more and more reefers are using large capacity pumps these days. Nice job Van !!
    Rob

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    Right now the customer has a 1 1/2" 90 feeding the tank from one end along with 2 eductors.... now he'll have an oscillating sweep as well...

    Otto has suggested that I baptise this new "Rat" with a different name..... "Sea-Otter"... one big rodent... :
    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    NO way call the smaller one the "Reef Rat" as it is already know and the bigger one the "Reef Lab Rat" Because Lab Rats are alway BIGGER.
    Rob

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    Hey, Once you see this thing busting clams in your tank, you'll agree that its one MEGA SEA-OTTER! Or maybe you can more systematically call it the REEF-OTTER, to be consistent with your evolving legacy of rodents. I tell you, you can fit a clam in that things mouth!

    I can see this being the baseline for BIG TANKS!

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    Mega-Rat... lol
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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