Recommended care for your acropora

The Parameters We Maintain

Alkalinity at 8 dKH
Calcium at 440 ppm
Magnesium at 1370 ppm
Nitrates at 5ppm
Phosphates at 0.03 - 0.05ppm

Keep Nitrates and Phosphates low (to avoid discoloration and algae issues) but don't forget that a small amount of nitrate and phosphate are still needed in the biological process. 

The Temperature We Maintain

25.5ºC. 

The most common temperature for marine tanks is between 24ºC - 28ºC (76ºF - 83ºF). Be sure to avoid tank temperature over 30ºC (86ºF) during the hot summer.

Positioning In Your Tank

Water Flow

Acropora Colonies are typically found in some of the strongest current areas of the reef so we would love to see this in a slightly strong water movement area of your aquarium (The strong flow is essential for bringing nutrients to the coral and removing waste away from them). 

Lighting

Intense lighting is best. However, acclimate your Acropora to high lighting slowly to avoid bleaching from its sensitivity.

Nutrients 

This is a personal choice for each individual hobbyists. We are happy to give you further advice if you are not sure.

Compatibility with other corals

Acropora colonies grow quickly when settled so allow plenty of room when placing this beauty in your home reef. Keep an eye on your calcium and alkalinity as the growth of the coral can outpace the ability to stick to one method.