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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2014, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Alternanthera reinecki plant

Hi everyone!

Just have a question, has anyone here growing a Alternanthera reinecki in a low to medium lighting?

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I tried without success, low/med light, no CO2.

One did survive, because it was longer, hence closer to light, getting more intense light. It did grow up and emerged from water. All emerged leaves fell down, and it did produce a lot of leaves in the emersed part, which is now 6"+ out of the water.


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AR sp. Mini is doing OK in my tank lit with 23w cfl lights (low to moderate I suppose) but also co2.
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I think a neat way to guage them is white root emersion from the axial nodes

i bought some mini off ebay and within 24 hrs high pc 6500 k lighting and good gas it had quarter inch root emersion so I clipped up to that point and planted them I think they may be really fast growers in high energy setups

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