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Acropora Tortuosa

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Acropora Tortuosa / Blue Tort

Acropora Tortuosa is a fairly demanding SPS (small polyp stony) coral, that is held in high regards amongst SPS keepers around the world. It is considered to be one of the more demanding of the SPS family of corals.



Lighting Requirements : VERY HIGH

I personally do not believe that anything other than Metal Halide (maybe high wattage of T5) lighting will be of any help in keeping this extremely light demanding coral healthy in a home aquarium.

Flow requirements : MODERATE TO HIGH

I feel that flow is JUST AS IMPORTANT as lighting when it comes to keeping SPS corals healthy. With this particular coral (or ANY SPS coral for that matter) you want a strong, but indirect flow.

Water Parameters :EXCELLENT / STABLE

I believe that A. Tortuosa is one of the more senstive SPS corals when it comes to water quality. Calcium, Alk, and Mag. need to be stable and consistent with minimal Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, and Ammonia. If your tank cycle is over ... you should have 0's across the board on the last 4 to insure that this coral species is properly cared for.

Salinity 35 ppt
Calcium 380-450
Alk 2.5-4.5 m/l or 7-12 dkh
Mag 1250-1350
Phosphate <0.03 ppm*
Nitrates <1.0*

Care Level : Moderate to Difficult



myserybox's A.Tortuosa with what is believed to be to much flow and higher than average Phosphates.


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Updated 01-24-2010 at 07:02 PM by lReef lKeeper

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  1. V's Avatar
    Such a spectacular species bud.

    Geeze, mysteries macro shot is fantastic