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Old 02-12-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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Smile Beginner Clams. There a such thing?

Currently have a 90 Gallon FOWLR, hope to convert to a Reef Aquarium. Have T5HO 64Wx4 w 4 LEDs, 4 inch base of Live Sand, 80 lbs LR, Sump w Rio 2500W Pump (564 gph), two powerheads (400gph, 300gph) a Coralife Protein skimmer and 9W UV Filter (Both in the sump). Is there a Beginner Clam? What does the care involve? My Tanks dimensions are 48X18X29. Enough light?
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Clams require high water quality. There are no "beginner" clams, but t.squamosa or t.derasa would be a better option with your lighting than a t.crocea or t.maxima which require much more light.
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I have a squamosa clam and consider them to be easier. I have pics in my images if you want to check it out.
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As mentioned above you could probably go with a derasa or squamosa (although I haven't been able to find a squamosa in my neck of the woods). I would stay away from crocea or maxima. I know that's hard because they are so colorful (blues and greens) but they are more difficult to keep because of the water parameters and their lighting requirements. I would also keep in mind your tank inhabitants......some creatures like to nibble on mantels.

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Noticed you had a Tomatoe and an Ocellaris Clownfish in your 58 (BTW, beautiful tanks). Can you put two species of Clownfish in the same tank? Also, any tricks to convince them to host? I have a maroon Clownfish and hope to eventually add an anemone. Just added him/her and was thinking about adding another maroon of a different size.
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Can you put two species of Clownfish in the same tank?
I have a tomato and a maroon and even though they are over 8 yrs old they do fight constantly. Not to the death but just chasing each other and thats in a 125 gallon tank. I would not suggest it.
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