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Old 01/26/2016, 06:21 AM   #1
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T247 over a 40 breeder

How well will the T247 work over my 40b tank? I currently have a Chinese black box and have bad shading on 6" of either side of my tank. The CBB only covers a 24x24 area. I'm wanting one light to cover my tank.

I found a deal on a T247 and am planning on buying it, just want to make sure that this light alone will cover my 40b. I've got mostly LPS corals along with a few SPS and a few leathers. But VERY HEAVY LPS

So will this light be totally awesome over my tank and what height do you suggest that I set it above the tank? Dimensions are 36x18x17


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Old 01/26/2016, 04:01 PM   #2
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44 views and nobody can tell me if this light will provide sufficient lighting on it's own over my 40b?


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Old 01/26/2016, 04:13 PM   #3
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My tank is 36x18x24. Got a Reefbreeder over it which if I'm not mistaken is very similar. I have the 32" photon. Works great, plenty of coverage far as I can tell. Only just starting with corals though so can't speak to growth.


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Old 01/26/2016, 04:16 PM   #4
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Ok yea I googled that thing. Apart from looking just a little different it seems to have the same legs and remote I have.


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Old 01/26/2016, 07:02 PM   #5
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Glad to hear it, thanks for your reply.

I did see a video on Youtube that had a guy with a 6' tank with one of the 247's on one side and a Chinese black box on the other. I've got the CBB and it leaves about 6" on either side of my tank so it's a 24x24 coverage. His video showed these two over a 6' tank and the CBB showed the dark areas on either side just like mine does. Well the 247 showed complete coverage on the side it was on, and the color was so much better.

I just wanted to hear from others to verify this. Makes me feel a bit better before shelling out the money all I want is one light for my tank.


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Old 01/26/2016, 07:35 PM   #6
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How well will the T247 work over my 40b tank? I currently have a Chinese black box and have bad shading on 6" of either side of my tank. The CBB only covers a 24x24 area. I'm wanting one light to cover my tank.

I found a deal on a T247 and am planning on buying it, just want to make sure that this light alone will cover my 40b. I've got mostly LPS corals along with a few SPS and a few leathers. But VERY HEAVY LPS

So will this light be totally awesome over my tank and what height do you suggest that I set it above the tank? Dimensions are 36x18x17
Hello Dkuhlmann,

According to the size:36x18x17, and 40 gallon,we advice 2 units T247-B for u,which will supply u enough lights to your corals.If just one unit, I think there will be some dim corner of your tank because the best coverage of one T247 is 24X24.

Here is one sample of a 40 gallon Breeder,the customer put 2 units above it.Does your tank similar to this one?
Or do u mind to send me some pictures of your tank to have a look?
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Old 01/26/2016, 07:46 PM   #7
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Hello Lisa and thank you for your reply. Here is a link to my coral thread. There are a few FTS in there.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2540376

Here is the video I was talking about comparing the Arctic T247 to the Chinese Black box. It appears to me that the one Arctic T247 would work a lot better than the CBB that I currently have,. I will remove the CBB and replace it with the Arctic T247. There is a 30" Chinese light that is 300w that I know will give full coverage of my tank, but I'd rather buy USA made products.

Anyway let me know what you think after you see my tank and the video. Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqlkNHGP0dE


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Old 01/26/2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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Two more videos over a 40b

Taken from the first video

TheShagger187 1 year ago
What's going on I'm interested in setting up a 40 gallon breeder in the coming months and I just wanted to know is 1 light sufficient for a 40 gallon breeder ? 
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Tyler Johnson 1 year ago
Absolutely just one light. I'm still growing sps in my 40 with just one and my Monti that is mid level has started to grow down dud to the high par of over 250

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-2-Zl82Pqc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1gsd6hFx20


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Old 01/26/2016, 08:18 PM   #9
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Hello Lisa and thank you for your reply. Here is a link to my coral thread. There are a few FTS in there.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2540376

Here is the video I was talking about comparing the Arctic T247 to the Chinese Black box. It appears to me that the one Arctic T247 would work a lot better than the CBB that I currently have,. I will remove the CBB and replace it with the Arctic T247. There is a 30" Chinese light that is 300w that I know will give full coverage of my tank, but I'd rather buy USA made products.

Anyway let me know what you think after you see my tank and the video. Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqlkNHGP0dE
Hello Dkuhlmann,

Thank u.
I have read your all coral thread and the Video.
Your tank is almost the same tank I attached the picture for u in the last message, do u think so?So for such big tank, 2 units should be the best choice. If not, I am afraid of there will be some dim corner.

And Watching the video,u put both our T247 and another brand light to conpare? U can see that there are little difference.Our light is more bright and clear, and much more coverage while less dark corner in the tank.Which one is better, it's not what I can judge here,but just as u said it depends on your choice and need,yeah?
Here is the layout of our T247:

Channel One: 470nm, 450nm;
Channel Two: 420nm, 520nm, 660nm, 10000K, 12000K.

Do the information help u?
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Old 01/26/2016, 09:18 PM   #10
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Two more videos over a 40b

Taken from the first video

TheShagger187 1 year ago
What's going on I'm interested in setting up a 40 gallon breeder in the coming months and I just wanted to know is 1 light sufficient for a 40 gallon breeder ? 
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Absolutely just one light. I'm still growing sps in my 40 with just one and my Monti that is mid level has started to grow down dud to the high par of over 250

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-2-Zl82Pqc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1gsd6hFx20
Hello Dkuhlmann,

Here I may make something wrong.
Could u confirm with me maybe I made a mistake here about the tank?
Here the tank, look my picture,there are leftside and rightside.The tank on the leftside is a 40gallon B while the tank on the rightside is also a 40gallon B?So here they are 2 40 gallon B tank of the picture?

Oh, if like this, then for one 40 gallon B tank either leftside or rightside showing in the picture,one T247 is enough.The one important thing u take it into consideration is the best coverage of one T247 is 24"X24".So your tank 36x18X17,one T247 is good because u can adjust the height to get the coverage u want.

Get it?

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Old 01/27/2016, 01:46 AM   #11
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Thank you Lisa, yes your picture showed 2 of the 40b tanks. I do think that one of the Arctic T247b will take care of my lighting needs.


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Old 01/27/2016, 02:21 AM   #12
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Thank you Lisa, yes your picture showed 2 of the 40b tanks. I do think that one of the Arctic T247b will take care of my lighting needs.
Hello Dkuhlmann,

En en, one is enough.Here finally make it clear for u.No more misdirection.
Sorry for the mistake made in the last message.
Hope u don't mind.

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Old 01/27/2016, 05:06 AM   #13
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No problem at all Lisa, we got it figured out and I'm happy that one of the Arctic T247s will work for me.

Thank you!


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No problem at all Lisa, we got it figured out and I'm happy that one of the Arctic T247s will work for me.

Thank you!
Hi Dkuhlmann,

En en. My pleasure.

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Old 01/30/2016, 07:19 PM   #15
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Back when I had these I had two over a breeder. I only keep sps, so one didn't do the job.


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Old 01/30/2016, 08:20 PM   #16
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Yes if I my tank was mostly SPS I would agree with two. But being my tank is mostly LPS and few leathers and a few very forgiving SPS I think it will be fine and do much better than the Chinese Black Box that I now have. Besides the CBB is a perfect spectrum for making algae Very hard to get it set so it doesn't


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Old 01/31/2016, 08:35 PM   #17
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Yes if I my tank was mostly SPS I would agree with two. But being my tank is mostly LPS and few leathers and a few very forgiving SPS I think it will be fine and do much better than the Chinese Black Box that I now have. Besides the CBB is a perfect spectrum for making algae Very hard to get it set so it doesn't
Hello Dkuhlmann,

So before u make your decision, please consider clearly.
All depends on your own need and choice.
Just as a saying goes: Second thoughts are best.

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Old 02/01/2016, 03:56 AM   #18
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OH I have thought long and hard, done lots of research of many different LED light fixtures that would best suit my needs and came up with this light is best for me and my tank. My light has already been shipped and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. BUT... It will probably be delayed as we are supposed to have a Blizzard starting tonight after midnight and all day tomorrow into tomorrow night

I will probably set my light up at the max recommended height of 16" to get the most coverage that I can on the 36" width of my tank. The video comparing the T247 to the Chinese Black Box being on even heights the T247 was clearly covering more area than the CBB, enough so that it will work well in my tank.

Now if mother nature would cooperate I could get it sooner Sometimes I can really hate her


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I got my light today I'm so happy with the quality of lighting compared to the Chinese Black Box and it covers my tank so much better and I've only got it at 13" over the tank. The sides are a touch darker than the rest but not near as bad as the Chinese Black Box. I'm glad that I made the decision to get the Ocean Revive T-247B. I will recommend this light to anyone that wants one quality light over a 40b and anyone else that's looking for a reasonably priced LED for their tank.

Thank you Ocean Revive!


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Dkuhlmann, Do you think you'd still have dark sides if the tank were 30" long instead of 36"?

I'm getting ready to or order a custom tank. Thinking about trying 3 of these units with the longer sides spanning the width of a 30" deep tank. (72x30x24) tank.


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Old 02/05/2016, 05:42 PM   #21
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Not at all, I'd say go for it. You will be very happy with this light!

The CBB was more like a spotlight straight down. This light covers a lot more area, and the shimmer effects are amazing.


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Thanks. I think that's a plan then.


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my 40 breeder wth 2 t247

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how well will the t247 work over my 40b tank? I currently have a chinese black box and have bad shading on 6" of either side of my tank. The cbb only covers a 24x24 area. I'm wanting one light to cover my tank.

I found a deal on a t247 and am planning on buying it, just want to make sure that this light alone will cover my 40b. I've got mostly lps corals along with a few sps and a few leathers. But very heavy lps

So will this light be totally awesome over my tank and what height do you suggest that i set it above the tank? Dimensions are 36x18x17



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Old 05/24/2017, 01:14 AM   #24
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Very Nice! Thanks for sharing!


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