Acropora corals are small polyp stony (SPS) corals that belong to the Acroporidae family. There are over 149 known species of Acropora, making it the largest genus of corals. Depending on the species, Acropora corals may grow as plates or as branches. Found mostly in shades of green and brown, some Acropora species can be found in very vibrant colors, and most possess the ability to change colors in response to lighting. These are high light corals that typically require between 250-450 PAR (high intensity lighting) which is around 60-70% on most modern LED light fixtures such as Radion XR30 or Kessil AP9X @ 24 inches(12 inch deep in aquarium, lights mounted 12 inches above water).
Despite popular belief, we recommend running Nitrates and Phosphates at around 10-20PPM Nitrate and 0.05-0.1PPM Phosphate. You could also run your nitrate lower, depending on your alkalinity, light intensity, and photoperiod. You should always try to keep nitrate at or around 2ppm+