T5 tubes

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Are all T5 lighting and Tubes rated at 10 000K std....or must it specify on the packaging and tube?

Iv got D+D Actnitic and marineblu T5 tubes at the mo. And they run 24/7.
 

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you get 10000k and 20000k in blue in the AM range not sure of the others.. should be visible on the packaging.
 

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Was told to leave em on. So ill switch them off at nite?
 

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I was also told that higher spectum lighting than 10 000K can sort of burn and hurt organisms to close to it, sorta like sunburn, Esp if they cant move.

Is this true?
 

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Stupid Q outa curiosity....why not leave the lights on 27/7?
 

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You must try replicate nature:
6500K-10000K for day time +- 10am - 8pm
14000K - 20000K for sun rise/set +- 8am - 9:30pm
Moon light Blue led 10pm - 8am
Depending on stock depth of tank etc etc
 

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