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Acropora exquisita.- UC "Purple Exquisita" Acro- Limited Release- Frag to Order

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$68.00

NOTES: Pictured is one of the few mother colonies we have.  We used to receive this coral in regularly from Maricultured shipments but due to recent limited supply it has become quite rare to see.  Apparently the broodstock at Bali Aquarium suffered during the hot summer they recently had.  We are forced to offer this as a frag to order item instead of the plentiful stock item we once enjoyed.  As with all of our Frag To Order items it is in limited supply.  It is a hardy sps, showing deep purple and blue color with yellowish green flourescent tips.  A very attractive species.  


CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate


TEMPERAMENT: Peaceful


PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble


WATER MOVEMENT: Strong


LIGHTING:  Bright


HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep these corals under 400 watt 20,000k Radium metal halides on light movers. They do appreciate regular feedings of fine-sized foods.


NOTE: Frag to Order Piece.  Not WYSIWYG.  Please allow up to two weeks for the frag to encrust, heal up and ship to you.  


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The genus Acropora contains some 150-odd species of stony corals. They are one of the major reef-building coral species found in nature. There are numerous growth form variations, ranging from delicate branching specimens, to massive plating varieties. They are super popular in the hobby, and we always have a great variety on hand.

Acropora may be quite demanding in terms of their care, requiring good measures of water movement, lighting, and food, not to mention stable environmental parameters. Water movement is perhaps even more important than lighting, as photsynthesis and respiration are strongly correlated with the intensity of water movement.

Lighting is very important to these corals, and is he subject of much debate among reefers. The bottom line: Acropora categorically favor moderately high to very high light intensity. You can achieve this through application of T5, metal halide, or LED lighting technology.

Acropora are surprisingly “hungry” corals, and will maintain optimum coloration, health, and growth. In addition to commercial phytoplankton and zooplankton feeds, these corals benefit from…well- fish waste! By feeding your fishes regularly and heavily, their waste products help supplement the nutritional needs of your Acropora specimens.

To grow healthy colonies of Acropora, it’s important to maintain high water quality in the aquarium. This means a high pH, consistent alkalinity and calcium levels, and barely detectable phosphate and nitrate levels.

Acropora require moderate to high levels of alkalinity and calcium, which can be administered via either 2-part buffer solutions or a calcium reactor. Magnesium is also important to Acropora, and can generally be supplied via frequent water changes with a quality salt mix. If magnesium levels are still low, as indicated by a test kit, it may be supplemented via commercially available products.

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