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Old 10-19-2008, 12:32 AM   #11
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You may be able to purchase the clam and have your LFS hold it for you for a little bit. At least that will give you a little time to make sure the tank is back to normal.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:38 AM   #12
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maybe, didnt think about that, ill call in and ask tomoro before i go.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:54 AM   #13
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so overall, yay or nay on getting a clam tomoro and holding it in my 3 gal? otherwise ill just get a coral or a hard worm cuz thy got them for like 12 bucks so i think theyre sellin them at like 30 or sumthin.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:46 AM   #14
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well i guess ill just see what they have =/
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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well i just got back from the lfs and what deals! even better than i thought. and it really seems like the brain is getting better, coloration is comming back, its opeing up a little more, i think that it might actually make it, meanwhile im going to start drip acclimating the clam to the 28 and hard worm to the 3. and all of the other corals look almost better than ever. its been a complete turn around. also, are there any creatures that i should be aware of that could harm my clam? should i send back my dwarf blue tip hermits or halloween hermit? also im seeing a ton more coraline now! thanks!
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Clams require high light and good flow. If the clam is smaller then 4" you will have to feed zooplankton to support it which is a dangerous thing for such a small tank. I know that seeing a good deal is hard to pass up but I think considering your recent issues it may be best to wait on the clam. They require very stable conditions and if you are still having issues then it's better to wait.
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first off i already got it, 2nd off parameters have been stable for around a week and 1/2 now. things are getting better. 3rd off, it's 3 1/2 inches so ill plan on removing it to feed it every other day. and since i have to leave for 2-3 hours i am just going to leave it on a very slow drip until i get back home. and if you think that i still shouldnt put it in then do you think i should hold it in the 3 gallon? and when i say slow drip i mean about 4 drips per 1o seconds. the hard worm has been acclimated but i cant find a good spot for it yet so i think i might try when i get back and if i cant ill just acclimate it to the main. its a crocea clam if that helps for anything. im planning on getting another in a month or so, maybe a maxama or derersa or sumthin, maybe nex time ill get it form clamsdirect.com heard that they were good.
Thanks! be back in 2-3 hours!
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back and it looks like my plan didnt work as usual, the drip stopped sometime and only got a little acclimated so i started a new one with a new hose. the brain now looks even better!
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it's 3 1/2 inches so ill plan on removing it to feed it every other day
I'm fairly clueless when it comes to clams but i have heard that some of them will permanently attach them selves to rock and such. Not sure which kind it was that did that but it might be something to look into.
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I'm fairly clueless when it comes to clams but i have heard that some of them will permanently attach them selves to rock and such. Not sure which kind it was that did that but it might be something to look into.
they attach where you put them pretty much, im putting mine in the sand so it will attach to a few clumps of sand.
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