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Acropora Coral

Acropora Coral

It is not surprising as to why the Acropora coral is one of the most sought after corals in the SPS range, as it hosts a variety of amazing colours and hold a encrusting structure whereby the coral will simply develop itself and grow onto a piece of live rock, that simply looks stunning when fully settled into the home aquarium and held under the correct conditions. 

Requirements
This is probably one of the most wanted corals as it is one of the true aspects of making the home aquarium look like a real reef in the wild. However, this coral is not easy to look after and many hobbyists have issues in creating the environment they need to really thrive. It is important to make sure your aquarium has high lighting and high water flow in order to reiterate its natural environment. 

Suggestions
Many hobbyists live by stating that Acropora can have a maximised growth rate if the pH, alkalinity and calcium levels are maintained at their ideal requirements. For continued good health, it will also require the addition of calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. The Acropora can thrive under a variety of lighting conditions from LEDs to T5's or halides, however it is important to monitor how the coral is doing and alter its position in the tank in order to meet its needs. 

Feeding
Though this coral will attain the majority of its nutritional requirements from the lighting through photosynthesis, it will also benefit from additional food sources in the form of micro-plankton. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: High
Waterflow: Strong
Placement: Top
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, sg 1.023-1.025, pH 8.1-8.2
Colour Form: Blue, Purple
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Trace Elements
Family: Acroporidae
Origin: Fiji
 

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Easy to Care For
2
Easy to Feed
6
Peaceful to Other Coral
2
Fast Growth Rate
6
Easy to Frag
6
Average
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  1. Received this coral 2wks ago, packaged very well. I was a little disappointed in the size, thinking it might be bigger; however; after 2wks in my tank I swear it has doubled in size. Very pretty – just sways in the water. I am hoping it continues to grow at this rate. As it gets bigger, it will be a beautiful backdrop for the fish in my tank

  2. People worry about keeping these corals healthy. Its simple. Good light, good flow, stable parameters. The real trick is the stable paramenters. That is the hard part. You can’t necessarily just do that, its something that needs to be learned with experience. We can tell you how we do it, but in the end, you have to do the leg work, the testing, the learning how your tank behaves and how its running, the slight adjustments to be made to “coax” your tank in the right direction. I use that word because many try and “change” their tank, their parameters. Parameters are never static. You just can’t make your tank be a certain way. But with a little diligence, observation, and small adjustments, you can sort of juggle your tank to the range you want it to be in. The better you get at it, the smaller and more infrequent the adjustments are.

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