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I recently ordered a new T5 lighting set and the one they sent had T5 tubes rated at 12.5 k would these work on planted tanks?
 

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They will probably work, but you may not like how the tank looks with them. Ideally you should use bulbs with a color temperature between about 5000 and 10000K. Plants will grow with a variety of different bulb "colors", but not all of the bulb colors look good to any one person. It is a personal taste issue.
 

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it'll take time for me to get replacement bulbs, I was concerned that my plants may not grow right or die off. has anyone tried 12000k before?
 
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