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Donor Coral: Bright Green/Blue Acropora

Discussion in 'Coral Propagation Program' started by TheBandedReefer, Dec 9, 2013.

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    If anyone can ID this id be interested to know, but ill probably just make up my own name for it.

    Name: Bright Green/Blue Acro (with shaggy golden polyps)
    Category: SPS
    Difficulty: Hard
    Lighting: LED at 35-40% still acclimating from MH
    Flow: high random
    Photo period: 12hrs.. 4hrs peak light
    Aggression: Will smoke anything but LPS in most instances
    Temp:74*F
    Alk: 9 dkh
    Ca: 420ppm
    SG: 1.025
    PH: 8.3

    This coral is for the more experienced reefers. This frag is about to shoot off in two or three different branches, and was selected for that reason. Was also dipped after being fragged to prevent infections.



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    I'd love to sponsor this coral, but I'm afraid the difficulty may be beyond me. Why do you rate it as difficult?

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    Acros are typically very sensitive to parameters and changes. They also need high light and flow so placement is key and likely will have to be changed at least a few times throughout acclimation till you find a spot it's happy. Stability with undetectable nitrates and phosphates are most important I think.

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    I would like to sponsor this coral if still available. Tank Info;

    I have been in this hobby since 2004 and keep mostly SPS.

    Current equipment list, livestock and parameters are as follows:

    90 gallon
    OCTO Skimmer in sump/refugium
    2 MP40ES
    Led custom lights built by me. PAR reading in the sand bed is 200

    1 Ocellaris Clown
    1 Percula Clown
    1 Copperband Butterfly
    1 Yellow Belly Hippo
    1 Mollie
    3 peppermint shrimp
    2 emerald crabs
    Too many snails and hermit crabs to count

    Corals
    1 Green toadstool leather
    1 16inch Green Haddoni Anemone
    1 RBTA
    AOG Zoas
    Oregon Tort Acro
    Hawkins Acro
    Psammocora profundacella
”Super Nova”
    Purple Rim monti cap
    Pink with Blue rim Chalice
    German Blue Acro
    Some random Acros

    Salinity 1.025-1.026 (tested via calibrated refractometer)
    PH 8.2-8.4
    ALK 9DKH
    CAL 420
    MAG 1300

    Thanks Clay
     
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    Sounds good! I'm in North Ridgeville. Would you like me to bring it to the January meeting or would you wanna stop buy before then?

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    i can stop by anytime which is good for you, im in westlake.
     
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    How does Sunday evening sound?

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    sent you a pm
     
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    Frag picked up. Thanks for coming by Clay, I'll see ya at the January meeting.

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    Thanks Rob nice meeting you, i look forward to the meeting.
     
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    Incase your interested clay, I believe this acro maybe an ORA Borealis given the overall color and similar PE. Also where it came from deals with ORA regularly.

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    It looks similar but I should know in a couple of weeks once colored and polyp extension comes around. I will let you know.


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    Any encrusting or coloration changes yet?

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    Im not seeing the blueish color of a borealis, there are similarities (in shape) but cant tell for sure. How is yours looking?
     
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    Still very green to be borealis, the color seems more bottle brush but doesn't really grow like that.

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