Drew's Acropora

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This acropora came from my friend Drew, and it's unlike other red acropora species. This is not a "red planet" though. It's a very hardy acro, and once settled in will grow into tabletop shapes. In these pictures, you'll see it from a few different angles. Under normal daylight spectrum, this coral is basically red with white tips. The polyps extend to make it somewhat hairy, but it's not in the A. millepora family. This coral is so much more beautiful under full actinic lighting, with a deep red body with purple-blue tips. I named it Drew's Acro because of its source.  I've started this coral from a single 1.5" frag, and currently there are two tiers of this growing in the center of my reef under 400w MH lighting.