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Old 02/02/2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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My New T247

So, I received my T247 light last week in the middle of the deep freeze. The temp outside when the USP guy dropped it off was below zero. The light was FREEZING cold!! I let it sit for a day without firing it up just to make sure the cold wouldn't affect it. The light was packaged well, except for the instructions. They were missing. But one e-mail to customer service and I had a PDF file of the instructions.




The light is light weight and easy to set-up I had it pretty set-up even without the instructions. The one cord is so much nicer than the two cords of the previous model. The digital timer is bright and easy to set.



The light is being used to light my 20L mixed reef. I've got the light sitting on top of my canopy, I had to cut out part of my canopy to make this happen. The light sits about 8" from the water. Being that the tank is 30" long, I do notice both ends of the tank are a little dim. The light is recommended for 24". I'm thinking if my light was a little higher the ends would get more light. I'm currently running the blues at 20% and whites at 10%. Even at these settings, the light is bright. Love the shimmer I'm getting. My corals are showing more color now than with my T5's. The lights run very cool to the touch, even after all day of running. Hoping this will help my heat issue I've had in the summer.




So far I am very happy with this light. Can't wait to see how my corals respond.

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Old 02/02/2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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that looks really nice!


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Old 02/02/2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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Looking good, it seems that the light can fall through the cutout. Does this light just have blue and white leds?


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Old 02/02/2014, 06:49 PM   #4
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I cut the holes half inch smaller all around plus have added small stops to the sides.

Hopefully this pic comes out.
http://www.oceanrevivellc.com/images...0405631207.jpg
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Old 02/02/2014, 07:22 PM   #5
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Very nice looking unit. Makes me want to get rid of my T5's and get a couple of those. Does this unit ramp up and down when it turns on and off?


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Old 02/02/2014, 08:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for the picture, the light looks really nice.


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Old 02/02/2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Very nice looking unit. Makes me want to get rid of my T5's and get a couple of those. Does this unit ramp up and down when it turns on and off?
No, it simply has 2 built in timers that turn it on and off. Does not do it gradually.


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Old 12/07/2014, 08:49 PM   #8
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Are you still using this light? If so, are you happy with it?


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Old 12/19/2014, 05:30 AM   #9
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Does it turn of one by one? like for day then off for night...


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