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Old 04-04-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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clam is bumming

I have this clam up high and it look like its bumming.
Is it too high?

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:03 PM   #2
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What type of lighting do you have? How about your Ca/Alk numbers?
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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there all good. 400 / 8.3

I hear that its the iron from my phosban reactor.

Does that sound right too you?
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Where did you get the clam from?

Sounds like a case of pinched mantle, caused by a parasite. I would contact Barry on Clams Direct, he has had good success with Metronidazole treatments in a seperate QT. FW dips have also shown promise.

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I hear that its the iron from my phosban reactor.
Does that sound right too you?
I've never come across that. I'm not sure about that...
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What type of lighting do you have?
The reason I asked is because that's a Crocea clam. Crocea's are the most light demanding of all the tridacnid clams. MH is almost always recommended as the sole type of lighting to keep these under, and I would agree. Too much light is just about impossible for these clams- assuming they are properly acclimated. Too little and they will fade in color and health over the period 6-12 months. FWIW I had mine 4" under the surface and directly below a 250w MH and it loved it! Good luck.
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