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Acropora sp.- ORA "Red Planet Acro" - Approx. 1"-1.5" Stock Frag

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Acropora sp.- ORA "Red Planet Acro" - Stock Frag - The real deal is here! A highly sought-after and popular Acropora form, the ORA "Red Planet" Acropora grows fast, is durable, and holds its red color very well! Easy to care for, requiring bright lighting and moderate to strong water movement, this is a great coral for any mixed "SPS" system!  A legendary coral from the legendary source, ORA! Given proper care, this little frag has the potential to grow into a great showpiece in your aquarium!  Shown here is the Red Planet after 2 months in our systems.  Note the fully encrusted, sizable growth!  "Growout" frags like this are frequently available as wysiwyg items. 

CARE LEVEL:  Intermediate


PLACEMENT: On Rockwork or Rubble

WATER MOVEMENT: Moderate-Strong

LIGHTING:  Moderate-Bright

HUSBANDRY NOTES: We keep this Acropora about 12" under  20k 400 watt Radium metal halide lights. We feed them several times a week with oyster eggs and other meaty, marine- based foods. Water parameters are not overly critical, in our experience.

NOTE: You will be purchasing a coral similar to the one in the previous photo.  (Smaller, non fully encrusted frag). Because we spend less time photographing and uploading "stock" items, we pass the savings on to you! If they are on the site, they're always ready to ship!</span

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Acropora sp.- ORA "Red Planet Acro" - Approx. 1"-1.5" Stock Frag



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.  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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