SPS Deep Dive – Crayola Plana

by | Nov 26, 2021 | Corals, SPS | 0 comments

I am a big fan of tabling Acropora and one classic I dig is the Crayola Plana. This Acropora plana has a cream colored base, purple tips and green polyps. It is a beautiful mix of contrasting colors, worthy of its Crayola Crayon nickname.

The Crayola plana sports thin, dense branches and can exhibit a lot of polyp extension when happy. The coral requires moderate to strong lighting and will do fine when given the proper PAR under T5s, metal halides or LEDs. My colony receives 250 PAR and is thriving under a 400W 20K Radium bulb.

Frags should be placed in the top half of a tank and be given medium to strong flow. Growth will be optimized when the proper calcium (400-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9 MORE


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