My new Arctic T-247

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  1. benny z

    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    Just wanted to share what I received today from Ocean Revive. Hoping to get it hung later this evening to be able to post some photos taken under the new lights. Initial impression - quality looking unit with apparent quality build construction. Nice texture - would look nice hanging exposed over an open top tank...personal opinion of course. :)

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    Karl Hevacheck Well-Known Member

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    Nice. What's that going on top of?
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    I'll be using it as a trial over a 24x24x8 shallow frag tank, but will also put it over my 28g nano full of corals I've been growing under another company's LEDs which I have become very faithful in since October. I would like to compare the color/appearance of both the tank itself and the corals already in that tank thriving.
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    Got this hung over my frag tank. Here's the first shot.

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  5. Karl Hevacheck

    Karl Hevacheck Well-Known Member

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    Is that a bowerbanki? Looks wicked.
     
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    gar732 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Any chance we could get a shot of what it looks like over your tank?
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    lol yeah that's my Easter egg bowerbanki.

    I will try to get a full tank shot with the light. Have to move some stuff out of it before you see what I'm hoarding. :p
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    Alright - here they are. This is running 25% on the "blue" channel and 20% on the "white" channel.

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    Sorry - I suck at "full tank shots". :(
     
  9. Karl Hevacheck

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    Eggggcellent
     
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    Your shots are awesome. Wish I could figure out how to take pics of LEDs like that. Lights look great. Good luck with them
     
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    Nice Ben! I like the s 026 I have over my frag tank nice colors for sure
     
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    Ben, thanks for the nice shots of the T247 as you unpacked it and the absolutely gorgeous shots of your coral. And even if your FTS aren't quite as spectacular as your coral shots, everybody here at OceanRevive loves them. We look forward to hearing your review of the light (good and/or bad). And you can add as many coral shots under your OceanRevive fixture as you want. I'm just really envious of both your corals and your photography skills!
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    Haha! Thanks! :D

    Yes, I'll post my very honest feedback once I've had some more time with it. I do still want to mount it over my nano for a bit to see how it compares at least visually to what I'm running over that tank currently.

    Initial thoughts are very good. The color blend is good from what I see over the frag tank. I was half expecting the whites to be a poorly controlled spectrum yielding a yellow look - and that isn't the case at all. Very happy so far. Great investment.
     
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    I agree i just bought this light for my 93 gal rimless cube and im loving it so far!!
     
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    Looking great and as the others have said awesome close ups. I've got two S026's over my 90 and absolutely love them. Mine have been running a little over two months and see no issues, just good coral/clam growth under them. I stopped increasing mine around 60% blue/40% white, but of course my model doesn't have the digital numbers, so I'm guessing the percents.
     
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    just thought i'd take this opportunity to post a quick update...

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    Nice pics!!!

    I just picked up the JBJ RL20 frag tank (24x20,9) and looking at the T247's which I think would work out great. The tank is not setup yet so I have no corals to acclimate.
    I have some question before start the tank:

    1. how far above the water should the light be placed due to it being only 9 inched deep?
    2. Being i'm starting from scratch, once I put corals in, do I still have to acclimate them to the light?
    3. What channel intensity levels would be for growth. I plan on doing mostly Zoa's and Paly's with maybe soft corals down the line?

    I appreciate any answer & recommendations.
    Thanks for the help;
    Dan
     
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    Hi Dan,

    With a little luck I hope Benny will jump in here and add his two cents to answering your questions.

    Please feel free to ask for help any time. We are a small company and are here to try and help.

    Stan
     
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    benny z coral care giver R2R Supporter

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    I agree - if you have the space I would go 18" above the water. This is good for spread, but also over a frag tank it gives you plenty of space to work and get your head under the light to view the corals.

    I am currently running my unit at 40% on channel one ("blue") and 15" on channel two ("white") over my 10" deep tank, but I have most of the frags just a few inches under the water surface on egg crate. Don't believe you really need to acclimate new corals to this light at this intensity...I haven't, anyway...and I've had quite a few corals coming in and going back out of this tank.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers!
    Ben
     
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    @ Benny z , I'm thinking of getting 2of the T247's for my 120. What are your thoughts so far on the lights, are you just using it on a frag tank. Would you use them on a display tank. Just trying to get as much info as possible. Everyone feel free to jump in. Thanks
     

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