Scientific Name: Porites
History: Got this coral back in 2005 on an ebay auction. When it came in, it was white and looked almost like a montipora undata. Once it got some lovin and some food, it started mounding and encrusting into the deep red purple it is today. We also see this coral snag a few mysis shrimp from time to time. Top 5 we have seen out there.
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Pictures: Mother colony or typical frags shown in picture from our tanks. Most SPS frags are 3/4" - 1" so they ship nicely in our shipping containers.
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Arrive Alive Guarantee: Yes! We need any DOA pics within the first hour to claim.
Current Parameters: We recommend trying to replicate the parameters these corals were grown in. This helps for an easy transition to your tank and helps the corals get off on the right foot.
Placement: Mount your new coral using IC gel glue, putty, or a combinations of both. Place the coral on a rock or ledge in a location that receives ample lighting and random flow.
Water Chemistry: Alkalinty- 7.5-8.5, Magnesium 1290-1350, Salinity- 35 (read salinity vs SG) , Calcium-400-425. Nitrate- 4-10, Phosphates- .01-.1
Lighting: 250-400 PAR Acropora corals require fairly intense lighting to maintain proper color. T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow acropora when the proper PAR levels are provided.
Flow: Medium to High. Our frag system has some major motion!
Feeding: We recommend feeding acropora corals with a combination of foods like Zooplanktons, Phytoplanktons, Amino Acids and other Organic Proteins. A daily broadcast feeding while return and circulations pumps are stopped will ensure the corals have the ability to consume the nutrients they require.