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True Blue Slimer Acropora

Regular price $ 34.99 USD
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True Blue Slimer Acropora formosa

 

Hard to find, old school power blue Acropora formosa.  This is a good starter sps coral and it is very hardy. Does great under med - high light. 

 

 Approx 1.25 inch encrusted frag   WYSIWYG  

 

Coral Care Guidelines:
Acropora do best in established aquariums that are no longer cycling and have stable water parameters. Our acropora colonies/frags are grown and maintained under ATI T5 and 250w Radium metal halide lighting. Acropora do well under moderate to strong lighting. If you run LEDS be sure to place your new corals in moderate lighting to start and then you can move them up after a week or two of acclimation.  Acropora and montipora do well in moderate to high flow, but not direct flow that can damage the tissue. Acropora will not do well in an aquarium with high levels of phosphates or nitrates, ph swings or high alkalinity. Stability and patience is the key to keeping healthy acropora and montipora. All new coral additions should be dipped in CoralRX, Revive, Bayer, or a coral dip of your choice to help prevent introduction of pests into your closed reef system. As vendors we do our best to sell pest free coral, but you should always dip regardless of who you purchase coral from.
These are our aquarium parameters:
Salinity 1.025
Alkalinity  8.5 - 9.2
Calcium  420
Magnesium  1400

 

 

Reef Gardener Inc is a Florida licensed aquaculture facility, certificate #AQ0623486

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Shipping & Returns

We guarantee against DOA (Dead On Arrival).  We guarantee live arrival and for the coral to be alive for 5 days after arrival.  You are eligible for store credit if your coral is damaged or DOA.  To be eligible for credit you must email pictures of the coral.  If damage or death is caused by UPS damage I'll try to work with you, but they do not honor claims on perishable items. Weather delays and acts of god are not covered by UPS. Reshipment fee will have to be paid by the buyer if corals are lost due to a weather or mechanical failure delay. 

Shipping Policy:

We ship all packages with UPS overnight. These are our flat rates, we do not charge combined shipping fees or other add on fees like some stores. Fuel prices have driven things up and UPS has raised rates a lot so sadly we must do the same. We don't charge for our boxes and prefer not to raise our coral prices to make up for shipping costs. 

If you live in a remote area or UPS tends to deliver late to you, I advise requesting your order be held for pickup at a local UPS station because it will arrive earlier there.

Priority overnight to West Coast - $55Priority overnight to East Coast -  $48Priority overnight in Florida - $35Priority overnight to Miami/Fort Lauderdale only - $25.00 

Return and Refund Policy:

We guarantee against DOA (Dead On Arrival).  We guarantee live arrival and for the coral to be alive for 5 days after arrival.  You are eligible for store credit if your coral is damaged or DOA.  To be eligible for credit you must email pictures of the coral.  If damage or death is caused by UPS damage I'll try to work with you, but they do not honor claims on perishable items. Weather delays and acts of god are not covered by UPS. Reshipment fee will have to be paid by the buyer if corals are lost due to a weather or mechanical failure delay. 

Shipping Policy:

We ship all packages with UPS overnight. These are our flat rates, we do not charge combined shipping fees or other add on fees like some stores. Fuel prices have driven things up and UPS has raised rates a lot so sadly we must do the same. We don't charge for our boxes and prefer not to raise our coral prices to make up for shipping costs. 

If you live in a remote area or UPS tends to deliver late to you, I advise requesting your order be held for pickup at a local UPS station because it will arrive earlier there.

  • Priority overnight to West Coast - $55
  • Priority overnight to East Coast -  $48
  • Priority overnight in Florida - $35
  • Priority overnight to Miami/Fort Lauderdale only - $25.00 

Free Shipping Eligibility:

  • Orders over $295 (East coast) and $310 (West coast) qualify for free overnight shipping.
  • Florida customers spend $200+ to receive free shipping.

Packages are shipped Monday through Thursday or on a certain day by request. We always send an email letting you know in advance of when we are planning to ship your order. 

 

How we ship your corals:

All corals are double - triple bagged, placed in a 3/4" thick styrofoam cooler box with free heat/cool packs and packed with up cycled newspaper or bubblewrap.  We ship out by 5pm so that your order is in transit for the least amount of time possible.  We also check your zip code on the Weather Channel before shipping to make sure everything is packed specific to the current conditions in your area.

 

Coral Acclimation Procedures:

For most corals, floating them for one hour to temperature acclimate them is enough. Inverts need to be acclimated slower with 50% change in water twice-three times for at least two hours. If you have any questions or concerns just contact us. We are here to help and want to make your buying experience as worry free as possible.

Reefgardener@gmail.com 

Care Instructions

Coral Care Guidelines: Zoanthids are generally easy to keep and make a great addition to a new or established aquarium. Our zoanthids are grown and kept under Kessil AP700 lighting, but will do well in a variety of lighting conditions. Most zoanthids and palythoa like med - high lighting, moderate to strong flow, and fairly stable water conditions. They can tolerate imperfect conditions and are one of the more forgiving corals to new aquarists mistakes. Zoanthids occur in a huge variety of colors; many reefers create gardens of them in their aquariums. All new coral additions should be dipped in CoralRX, Revive, Bayer, or a coral dip of your choice to help prevent introduction of pests into your closed reef system. As vendors we do our best to sell pest free products, but you should always dip regardless of who you purchase corals from.These are our aquarium parameters:Salinity 1.025Alkalinity  8.5 - 9.2Calcium  420Magnesium  1400

 

  • Free Shipping

    Free Shipping Eligibility:

    Orders over$295 (East coast) and $310 (West coast) qualify for free overnight shipping.Florida customers spend$200+to receive free shipping.

    Packages are shipped Monday through Thursday or on a certain day by request. We always send an email letting you know in advance of when we are planning to ship your order. 

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