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Re: Stagnant Alteranthera reinckii

>Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 14:19:29 -0500
>From: cmunoz at crystal_cirrus.com (Carlos Munoz)
>Anyone know the optimal conditions for Alteranthera reinckii or have a
>where their A. reinckii is growing rapidly?  
>After a clipping and replanting a month back, my A. reinckii has been
>but stagnant, whereas my other plants are growing quickly.  I'd like to
>my tank for A. reinckii for a few months until the clippings are
>and I can sell some clippings back.

A. reineckii needs strong light as you probably already know.  It also
needs a full nutrient mix, including some nitrates in the water.  Without
nitrates, it will not grow, and the stems get mushy.

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