Thank you for checking out our ReefNation’s sustainably raised corals! All of our ReefNation corals have been adapting to captivity over the years we have grown them. Some have been here since 1999! You can be assured that this means they have been through their fair share of speed bumps that we have all had in our systems and come out the other side stronger. This means you will have a frag that given the right conditions, will grow happily for years to come!
Pictures: Mother colony or typical frags shown in picture from our ReefNation tanks.
We recommend trying to replicate the parameters these corals were grown in. This helps for an easy transition to your tank and helps the corals get off on the right foot.
Placement: Mount your new coral using IC gel glue, putty, or a combinations of both. Place the coral on a rock or ledge in a location that receives ample lighting and random flow.
Parameters: Alkalinty- 7-8, Magnesium 1290-1350, Salinity- 35 (read salinity vs SG) , Calcium-410-425. Nitrate- 0.5-2, Phosphates- .01-.04
Lighting: 250-450 PAR Most SPS corals require moderate to high lighting to maintain proper color. T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow SPS when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 18-20K color spectrum for best coloration.
Flow: Medium to High. Our frag system has some major motion!
Feeding: ReefNation recommends feeding acropora corals with a combination of foods like Detritus, Zooplankton, Phytoplankton, Amino Acids and other Organic Proteins . A daily broadcast feeding while return and circulations pumps are stopped will ensure the corals have the ability to consume the nutrients they require.