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Old 11-08-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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Is there any type of clams I could keep w/ my VHO lighting?
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how many wats per gallon do you have?
if it's like the 7 you say.. then your fine...I have a clam with 4 watts per gallon and he's FINE !
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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I have 5 inch maxima clam under CF and it has been doing great for months. I have 260 watts cf on a 72 gal. tank. I do not use a glass top so I get better light penetration. I know I am breaking the rules, but it seems to be working.
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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Sweet! Can you reccommend a certain kind? What are their requirements?
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:55 PM   #5
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Squamosa and Derasa require the least amount of lighting. I would stay away from any of the super-colors species unless you have MH lighting. I have a brown "keyhole" maxima and it has been doing great. They are filter feeders so I feed mine DT's live plankton three times a week. Plenty of flow is also needed.
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Sorry, I forgot. Most clams have been proven to thriveon nitrates. They are often found in shallow lagoons with poor water quality. They do a good job of removing nitrate from the aquarium.
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Cant I have any of the super colored clams? I got 10-11watts per gallon for my tank
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:10 PM   #8
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Saltwaterteen...I would think you would be okay. I would remove the glass top if you have one and give it a try.
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:19 PM   #9
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so they need nitrates? 8O
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1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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That is good to know Lando. I didn't realize that clams can help with the nitrates. I have a MH 250w, so I may inquire about getting one too. Thanks for the info!

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