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Placement: Mount the Montipora coral using gel glue, or putty, on an exposed rock or ledge in the aquarium where it will receive direct flow and light.
Feeding: Sticks N Stones, Inc recommends feeding montipora corals with any of Brightwell’s coral foods. Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower.
Lighting & Flow Requirements: The Montipora coral requires moderate to high water flow and moderate to bright lighting (PAR 250-350) to maintain its color. T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow acropora when the proper PAR levels are provided.
Care Level: Easy
Lighting Requirements: Moderate to high (PAR 250-350)
Water Flow: Moderate to high
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm
Water Chemistry: It is important that proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh – run it 7-8 if you are carbon dosing) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) are maintained. Raising magnesium levels gradually up to 1400-1600 ppm can help to combat algae outbreaks, just keep CA and Alk in line as you raise the Mg. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .10 ppm. We recommend doing a water change when Nitrate levels rise to 10 ppm. It is important to replace your phosphate media when phosphates rise to .10 ppm. Media Reactors make the most efficient use of your phosphate media by fluidizing it.