Acropora vermiculata

Discussion in 'Corals' started by jarjor, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    According to Unique Corals about this particular acropora: "We noticed that the coral took on much richer, full colors when we allowed the phosphates and nitrates in our system to climb to detectible levels. Like many Acros, it doesn’t look as nice in “sterile” conditions."

    That is pretty much right up my alley. Anyone have that experience?

    http://uniquecorals.com/acropora-vermiculata-uc-super-blue-vermiculata-1-stock-frag.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
  2. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    The only one I have is one I got from Doc at the meeting. It seems to be holding steady but I haven't noticed any growth or anything. Not really sure what to expect as I haven't owned one before. I'm sure @Deton8it has something to add ... he's got a tank full!
     
    jarjor likes this.
  3. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Acros require stable conditions, high flow, and strong light. Are you dosing 2 part? Test alk on the regular if so I'd say go for it and dive in. Sps for life lol ;p
     
  4. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    @Botheboss i'm not dosing anything at the moment but only have a monti cap, birdsnest, and a bunch of softies. I seem to do pretty well with weekly 20-25% pwc's with Red Sea Pro Coral salt. I intend to increase the SPS presence in my tank and thought this might be a good first Acro. :D
     
    Botheboss likes this.
  5. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Doing water changes that often prolly would keep levels ok and i would say you could be good. Some acros are harder than others. Just depends I've kept with out ever dosing in the past but some don't tolerate that swing weekly. Just keep that in mind. I know for a fact a slimmer could most likely live like that.
     
  6. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    So a
    vermiculata is a slimmer?

    Sorry for the caps!
     
  7. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    As you can tell I'm quite ignorant as it comes to SPS but intend to persue them in the future after further research.
     
  8. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    That's a green slimer. Just giving you an example of one that is hardy. If it was me and I wanted it I'd buy it but don't get discouraged if it doesn't do well. It may or may not. But you will never know if you don't try. I'm just saying for the best chance of success those conditions I mentioned above are the standard IMG_3498.JPG
     
    LJC6780 likes this.
  9. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    Thanks for the info and pic! So I just did some tests and here are my params after a pretty heavy feeding week (after coming back from
    a week of vacay):

    7/13 -
    Nitrate ~5 ppm
    Phosphate .04 ppm
    Alkalinity 8.7 dKH
    Calcium 471 ppm

    Look ok to proceed if talking week-over-week? I did the pwc on 7/9.
     
  10. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    Also, do we get a discount (as members @ unique Corals) as members? Just curious since it's a banner.
     
  11. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I've had that same vermiculata and I didn't find it necessarily easy to keep. My purple stylo and green slimer are great examples of easier to grow SPS. They both grow like weeds and have been pretty resilient considering some of the goof ups I've done lately.
     
    LJC6780, jarjor and Botheboss like this.
  12. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Idk about the discount, prolly not. Banner means the have donated to the club. Your parameters are good but it's all about stability. If you want it go for it.
     
    jarjor likes this.
  13. jarjor

    jarjor RRMAS Supporter

    Thanks, guys!
     
  14. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    I was just about to ask you if that frag was a green slimer!
    IMG_3032.JPG IMG_3031.JPG
    My parameters aren't that nice and tidy as I'm constantly battling nitrates ... but my stylo (and family) are doing well and the slimer seems ok so far!

    My monti caps were doing well until I realized the nudi fest and went overboard trying to rid them. A few are coming back slowly. Not sure the problem's gone but they are at least recovering.

    My new frag and old bleached out cyphastrea are doing well. New frag has growth and old is coloring back up nicely.

    My potato chip coral was doing nice until it fell over on the yuma rock ... it's got some dead spots now but new growth plates around the base.

    Think that's all of my sps ... oh I also have a leptoseris that has put on quite a bit of growth in the month that I've had it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
    jarjor likes this.

Share This Page