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Old 07-28-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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Clams??

Hey i really like clams and how they look when i go to the stores, my question is what is the least amount of light that you need to have a clam. I have260 watts of power compact (2 12k 2 actinic)will that be enough.
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Most clams require MH lighting, especially croceas and super-colored maximas. I have a key hole maxima under 260watts of CF lighting for over a year now and it is dong grreat. Derasa and squamosa tend to require less light so you may be okay there.
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i see alot of clams at lfs with just 4 fluros x2 10k and x2 actinic.. 30w per globe

they must be derasa and squamosa though...
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LFS will keep high light clams under low lights because they don't plan on having them long. My Crocea was under PC lights for over a month. It was not looking so good when I bought it so I rescued it
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How much does all your electric bill come to every month with MH lighting, sump/fuge equipments, and other equipments?

Is it so much that you'd say to yourself "this eletric bill is nuts". ? I am curious and is planning on setting up my 29G cichlid tank into a reef tank in a few months.
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That would be a good thread.

Electrical cost
region of country
set up
SQ footage of house

I know mine keeps going up. It is HOT in the midwest lately
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on a second note...

the T5's are supposed to be more efficent and able to put out better light then vho's and pc's

you think a 4 bulb setup would suffice for some of the clams?
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