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Old 10-15-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Clams and non MH lights

I have a 46gal tank with a Coralife Lunar Aqua light which contains 1-96w 10k & 1-96w actinic bulb.

I'd really like to get a small clam if it will live in this light level.

Your thoughts????
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Liveaquaria has one clam with moderate lighting. Here it is

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Wont that get a little big for your tank?
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WOW - That sucker grows to nearly 2 feet!

How about if I affixed a clam onto the top of my rocks so its right under the lights?
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I wouldn't go with any clam now. I really think all the others really need MH all together. I cant wait to upgrade my tank and lights because I want one some day.

This clam grows huge for sure. I think I have actually seen this clam at one of my LFS's and it was very thick as well. Way to big IMO unless I had a huge tank.
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Have to agree with the others. While the Deresa sp. is the ONLY clam that will live in non-MH lighted tanks, I still would not suggest it simply for the fact that it grows large and IMHO really should have the higher lighting.
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I agree that size is a hinderance. I was merely pointing out that that was the only one you could consider by your light classification. I guess I should haved checked out your tank size. Sorry.
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the Deresa sp. is the ONLY clam that will live in non-MH lighted tanks
Dose this mean that my croceas and squamosa are really Deresa sp. because they have been in my NO fluorescent lit tanks for many years now?
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I'd be impressed if you kept them alive under NO lighting and have the color stay as brilliant as the day you got them. Do you feed it a lot?
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As for colour, the squamosa hasn't changed other than going from about 3" to it's present size of close to 11".
One crocea hasn't changed at all colour wise but it never did have fancy patterns in it, just the purple with varigated markings.
The other crocea used to have gold markings but now just has the blue varigated markings on the purple mantle, the same as the first crocea.
Both croceas have grown much larger but nowhere near like the squamosa.
As for feeding, in almost 13 years, I've never fed my corals, anemones, or my clams directly. I feed the fish and whatever gets by the fish the other inhabitants are welcome to.
There are pics on my web site from a few years back, of the clams in one tank, spawning both at the same time, one squamosa the other a crocea. I thought that was weird.
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