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Alternanthera Lilacina- submerged - Aquarium Strands-0
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Alternanthera Lilacina- submerged – Aquarium Strands

£3.94£19.94

Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ from South America needs plenty of light to grow and form dark-red leaves. Stems grow to 15-40 cm. In open aquariums it grows easily to the the water surface, and like other difficult plants growth improves considerably if CO2 is added. Shortage of micronutrients results in pale leaves. Like other stem plants Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ looks best in groups.

Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualties in crustacean.

Posting:
Monday-Thursday Except Bank Holidays
All Plants are posted FIRST CLASS
Plants are packed to last 7 days.

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Water Temperature

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Lighting

1500 + Lux – Very Bright

PH Levels

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Growth Rate

Moderate

Co2

5mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre

What you will receive:

Selected number of strands of Alternanthera Lilacina 

Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ from South America needs plenty of light to grow and form dark-red leaves. Stems grow to 15-40 cm. In open aquariums it grows easily to the the water surface, and like other difficult plants growth improves considerably if CO2 is added. Shortage of micronutrients results in pale leaves. Like other stem plants Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ looks best in groups.

Origin: South America

Type: Stem

Growth: Medium

Care Level: Medium

Height: 15 cm – 40 cm

Width: 10 cm – 15 cm

Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre

CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre

Ceramic rings are provided, but are removed to avoid damage in the post. Normally delivered within 3 – 5 days but on occasion this maybe delayed which is why this was extended for delivery.

This plant, in lower levels of light is a lovely foreground plant, as it tends to grow around 5 – 10 cm tall. If in high intense light, it can grow up to 30 cm tall. Medium CO2 requirements.

 

Important

 

Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualties in crustacean.