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Old 09-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input peeps. Ill look into the 3 that were recommended.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:48 PM   #12
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Like Greg said make sure it's bigger than 4" so you won't worry about supplement feeding
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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I believe that is a myth about needing to supplement feed small clams.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #14
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Well, you may be right;

http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/sh...4&postcount=12

But he also pointed out when referring to small clams;

"Well,.. They are far more touchy,.. and much more sensitive so I guess it depends on your confidence in your setup and experience with clams,.. but be aware the small ones go downhill much faster than the larger ones will."
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Yes, but in our setups it can cause an issue. Products marketed as filter feeder food are crammed with phosphates, which the article also mentions. Not knowing what is going on in terms of feeding, and even with the experience I have under my belt am still hit or miss on this concept, can easily throw parameters out of whack and an issue in the tank. And at this point, I wouldn't be worried about a hair algae outbreak I'd be worried that a drastic shift would murder off my small clam.
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I agree. I've kept plenty of small clams without supplemental feedings.
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I agree. I've kept plenty of small clams without supplemental feedings.
With a very very well established tank, not something new?
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I think my system was about 2 years old when i started bringing in clams by the dozen....

...my old 8' coral tank.....



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I think my system was about 2 years old when i started bringing in clams by the dozen.... ...my old 8' coral tank..... .
That 8 footer and those clams are beautiful!!
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Here's 5 clams I keep in my lagoon under two 250w MH
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