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Old 01-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Check out my clam.......

Just picked this Maxima up today for $65. Gonna name her Pearl. Never seen a brighter blue color. Really excited.

Any experiences with these. I placed her on a small piece of lr rubble so when she grabs on I can still move her around. Right now I have her on the sand as she adjusts to lighting. I will move her up as needed in the coming days and weeks.

From what I understand they like high light and low to moderate flow. Mostly filter feeders /photosynthetic. Can supplement with phytofeast/rotifers/baby brines. Please chime in if I am way off.

I keep my levels at 420 cal, 1350 Mg, 8.5KH. Those good clam numbers?

First two pix are about 10 minutes after getting her in. Last one is about 2 hours later.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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That a beautiful clam!! Gratz on that score!
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That is one gorgeous clam!
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That a beautiful clam!! Gratz on that score!
Thanks, phish. You have any experience with them? This is my first try.
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That is one gorgeous clam!
Thanks Hholly! Hopefully it will go well.
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Fantastic clam and a great pic of it. I plan on adding a Maxima soon too to go with my Derasa & Crocea. Keep posting pics!
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Thanks, phish. You have any experience with them? This is my first try.
No I don't. I haven't had a salt build running in a very long time but I'v always had a dream salty stock list running in my head in case I loose all sense a start another salt build. A clam like
yours has always been on it. The color is just awesome! I'v seen some real beauties but yours is a true winner!
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Fantastic clam and a great pic of it. I plan on adding a Maxima soon too to go with my Derasa & Crocea. Keep posting pics!
Pictures really can't capture their really beauty! They are fantastic. Now I just need to grow it until it is a foot across. Lol, maybe getting a Lil ahead of myself considering I've had her for all of 3 hours.
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Here's a question that I would like answered. I feed BRS reef chili to my corals. Will that work for the clam? Target feed it?
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Here's a question that I would like answered. I feed BRS reef chili to my corals. Will that work for the clam? Target feed it?
Clam is pretty much getting its food from photosynthesis. I do supplement my tank with filter feeder foods such as phytoplan for several organisms though. IMHO a good salt mix, good lighting, and good water should keep it happy. What lighting do you have?
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