Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!
PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.
The Tongan Acropora
Pack contains three different species as well as different color forms of Acropora
coral. Tongan Acropora
sp. are well known for their vivid coloration and fast growth. Our packaging crew will hand select these pieces, and we are sure you will be pleased. This package will add a dramatic splash of color to any reef tank, and we are confident that the experienced through advanced marine aquarist will enjoy these corals for years to come. If you are looking for exciting SPS Corals and would like to see what Tongan corals can do for your marine aquarium, this is the package for you.
The ideal conditions for the Acropora coral is an established reef aquarium with bright lighting provided by preferably intense metal halides. They can also thrive under multiple T-5 or compact fluorescents if placed high in the aquarium. Under the right conditions, the growth rate of the Acropora coral is much more rapid than most of the other corals found in an established reef aquarium.
To maximize their growth rate, it is imperative to maintain a high pH, alkalinity and calcium levels, and to keep phosphate and nitrate levels as close to zero as possible. If conditions are ideal, these corals can also be cultured and grown into a new colony from living fragments or broken pieces.
Along with lighting and water quality, Acropora corals prefer strong, intermittent water flow within the aquarium. This is best accomplished with a wavemaker and multiple powerheads.
Acropora corals receive a majority of their nutritional requirements from photosynthesis, but will benefit from the addition of zooplankton.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-3/4" ; Medium: 3" to 4"