Acropora Millepora location in tank?

FishPharm

Premium Member
I picked up a Acropora millepora frag about a month ago. I currently have it located very near the bottom of my display. It is still brown and hasn't colored up. Where do you have your milleporas located in your tank?
 

nebraskareef

MFCEO
Premium Member
You were correct in starting the mille on the bottom. It's important to let it acclimate to the light. I would start moving it up a little each week until you get it higher up, where you want it.
 

Wiskey

New member
FWIW I have a pink milli frag that went green, when I asked about it I was told that was normal and when it starts growing and gets a few branches it will go back to pink. Perhaps yours will do the same thing?

HTH,
Whiskey
 

ClownReef®

Bubbletrousing
I have some millies on high light high flow..They love it, you will see them getting very fuzzy..IMO..the stronger the flow, the fuzzier they get..(disclaimer--not "blowing off the tissue" kind of flow..lol)
 

jay24k

New member
All my milles are the highest up. To me, they color up the best. You need to acclimate corals if you have similiar lighting to the previous owner. Otherwise, it is just common sense. If I bought it from a 400 watt 10k tank, then keep it high. If I bought from a 250 watt 20k, then I would need to start below half and move up.
 

jay24k

New member
I meant to say you don't need to acclimate if you have similiar lighting. I guess I should spell check myself once in awhile huh?

Most Milli's I've seen that looked the best were very high up. Also, they will table out so you want them where there is room for them to spread wide.
 

tripstank

In Memoriam
I am sure this is a totally newb question, but what is the best way to handle SPS frags? Provided you cannot grab them from the base. Thanks..
 

jay24k

New member
If they aren't mounted I grab em anyway I can get it safely. When I move my birdsnest colony, I just grab the branches lightly like a ball and move it. I've never had issues. when I glue I gently press down on the tip or use the sides if I can.
 

undertai

New member
I have mine in the middle of my tank under 2 175's mh. It has gone from reddish to pink. I also have a green one that was dark green now light green with orange tips place high in tank. Green gets high and red gets low flow. Middle to upper is good placement.
 

jay24k

New member
I think they are one of the coolest corals. I have several.

Hot Pink
2 types of blues
yellow
green
green w/ pink tips
red
ORA scripps mille

Think that is it for me on them. They all hold their color so well
 
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