How and when to trim this plant?

Mick.Dk

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Your Alternanthera can be trimmed at any time, you think the hight is getting more than you want.
Cut each stem as low as possible, but preferably leaving a set of healthy leaves on the part left. New growth will come from the base of these leaves.
The cut-off stems can be cut to the length you want, measured from the top. Remove the lowest set of leaves on this part and re-plant. The point, where you removed leaves is to go in the substrate - new roots will quickly develop and the stem will grow on happily.
 

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Okay, just see that on the other thread. that’s a new anubias and it’s only been in for a couple of weeks. It was one of the tropica plant pack out of water. not sure if this is the transition of the plant getting used to being immersed.
 

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OK, cool thanks :) currently i'm also adding around 5-6ml of TNC complete a day. Not sure how much Mg and K this would be adding... Tank is probably 160-180L.

Just had a Google and TNC complete is:

1.5% N, 0.2%P, 5% K, 0.8% Mg, 0.08% Fe, 0.018% Mn, 0.002% Cu, 0.01% B, 0.01% Zn, 0.001% Mo.

Just ordered a 1kg bag of medical grade Magnesium Sulphate too.

So what is the PPM/g of K 5% and Mg 0.8% in 5ml of TNC!!
 
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So I get this correct. Will 8g of MgCl2 or 8.5g MgSO4 (Epsom salts) raise the mg levels by 8ppm in 100L of water?
 

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