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Just wanted to share a project we are working on for a public aquarium. Cant reveal too much just yet, but i can share this monster RFG nozzle. This is the largest production model to date. It is being designed for a 4in pipe with up to 150 to 250 GPM

Overall dimensional are approx 9.5in x 6.75in
Jet diameter is around 62MM (2.4in) which should be good for up to 290-360 GPM under low (20-30 PSI) pressure, and more at higher pressure.

Unfortunately we don't know the exact pressure in the pipe work yet, but we do have an estimate of the GPM which will be around 150 - 200 GPM

It's huge! and to be honest, we are not sure what to expect yet so were are very excited to test this monster nozzle out. Until that time comes, here are a few pics of the first prototype nozzle

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On the print bed

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This is the 4in Prototype - it's really rough looking because we printed it as quickly as possible. It;s sitting next to one of a standard sized 3/4in RFG nozzles printed in clear (BTW, before you ask, the clear was just for demonstration - it's not reef safe :) )

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Attached to the 4in PVC pipe work.
 
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Nice!! I love seeing 3D printed stuff. You should post video of the process on youtube (sped up of course)
Once we get it dialed in i just might do that - this one took about 20 hours to print - with fast-print settings

The next prototype is on the print bed and is looking 100 times better, but we are currently at 19 ours and I estimate about 3 more hours to go.

Check out that Bridging in the eductor area!
not an easy task with PETG
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19 hours in - about 3 hours left.
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Good to know you can scale those things :)
We can - it does require some geometry changes, but they do scale up nicely.
I'm not sure if the timing will work out this weekend but if it does, we hope to have an opportunity to actually test this beast out on Saturday
 

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You guys need to treat this prototype like they do the Stanley cup. Random pictures of it random places around town...etc.
 

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