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Old 10-18-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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clam soon?

i am thinking about picking up a clam of some sort tomorrow as my lfs is having a huge sale on everything that they have. somehting like 20% off all sw stock, equipment, and other specific deals for speices and stuff. i think its 1/2 off on all clams. anyways a ton of great deals. so im thinking about getting a crocea to replace my brain coral that isnt doing good anymore. looks like itll be gone soon. my tank is now six months old so i think that im ready, i have some liquid food in my fridge. opinions?
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If you are losing a coral, I wouldn't suggest adding anything else. We need to find the problem, otherwise, I fear you may lose the clam and anything else you may add.
What lighting do you have?
Tank size?
Water parameters?
What other critters do you have?
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If you are losing a coral, I wouldn't suggest adding anything else. We need to find the problem, otherwise, I fear you may lose the clam and anything else you may add.
What lighting do you have?
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28 gal nanocube 150w mh lighting
paramaters have been fine, everything went downhill when i went upnorth for 2days. lost a fish, star and then my nitrates went through the roof and now the brain doesnt look good, this was last weekend. ive been doing as many water changes as possible but we havnt been abel to fighue out why it is dieing. theres a thread labaled "another loss ='[" that i made about it. everything was normal when i left. it all started when my cardinal died. nitrates went up killing the star and they went up more, the brain just never recoverd or at least hasnt yet.
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also, since its such a good deal, if i cant put it in my main can i "hold" it in my 3 gal for a while?
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to be honest.. if your having nitrate problems.. putting a clam in would be benificial... they eat the nitrates in the tank.
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the nitrates are pretty much back to normal now (about 5ppm). i just want to know why my cardinal died because that is pretty much the reason that the tank had a mini crash.
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is there a thread on that situation that im unaware of? lol
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also, could i put a clam in the 3 gal for good? just a question. and if i dont get the clam(or whatever i would be getting for the 28 im probably going to get it for the 3) i think im going to get something that could be in both tanks depending on how each is doing so if one tank is sick (known cause obiously as not to spread the sickness) i could put it in the other tank. so could i use the 3 gal as a holding tank fr the clam? also, how would a christmas tree worm rock be for the 3 gallon, i have the plankton...

Edit: yupp look in the saltwater sick fish and coral thread and look for "another loss ='["
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as long as there is a way for waste to be transformed into nitrates i dont see why a clam couldnt survive in a 3g
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