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Old 12-31-2003, 02:32 PM   #11
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Tridacna Maxima

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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=23&pCatId=586
http://species.fishindex.com/species...xima_clam.html

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http://www.harboraquatics.com/images...cna_maxima.htm
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:35 PM   #12
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Old 12-31-2003, 04:31 PM   #13
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I have three clams, It would be very helpful if someone could list the best placement..... med, strong, or intense light for each of the 4 or 5 most common. An any possibilities of that?? Pretty please
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Old 12-31-2003, 05:22 PM   #14
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liveaquaria.com lists conditions for your livestock...you'll just have to select which clams you have...the tridacna are known as "giant clams" and I believe they are the common large colorful ones. Go to http://www.liveaquaria.com then under the menus select Inverts > Tridacna Clams > whichever clam(s) you have, and read the pages. Some like the substrate, some will attach to the reef. For example, the maxima (tridacna maxima) clam will attach to either, so you'll just want it where the light is "high" and the current is "low to medium." That's all I know to tell ya, someone correct me if I am wrong, and reefobsessed, I'd wait for a second opinion. HTH!
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Old 12-31-2003, 06:33 PM   #15
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Croceas need the most intense light, then maximas, then derasas, then squamosas and lastly gigas.

If you place the clam on the bottom for best viewing....it should be directly under the halide, personally I would put the clam about 18-12" from the surface of the water on a flat or slightly concave rock in an are of low waterflow close to direct center of the bulb.
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unfortunatly im very limited for space in my aquarium,the only place i have really is a little area on the substrate which luckily is pretty much directly under the halide.the water depth is actually only 18 inches deep,the clam has opened up and seems to be happy so ill just have to see how he does,what are the tell tale signs that a clam is not happy?
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Thanks Kevin.... As always great info..
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what are the tell tale signs that a clam is not happy?
If it's jusn not happy...it will move, trying to find a spot that it does like. If it is unhealthy or in bad shape, unfortunately the first symptom tends to be an empty clam shell.
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ahh right,well it aint moved yet so ill take that as good sign,thanks for the info mate. :P
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Rule of thumb, we always place our T.Squamosa and T. Derasa on the substrate and the T. Maxima and T, Croceas in the rock for for better lighting. The more intense lighting the best for the long haul
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