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Old 06-28-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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clams in pc lighting?

are there any clams that can do good under 384 watts of pc lighting?
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:48 PM   #2
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I have a crocea clam under my PC's. Its doing great! I have 130 Watt jbj's and a 29gal though. I dont know if you are refering to the watts per gallon or if you're just wondering if they will work under PC's? HTH
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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Most will say no. I am not an expert on clams but MH is what I have read is needed for most if not all clams.
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Squamos (sp?) clams don't require much light. They can "thrive" under PC's
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:13 AM   #5
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ya most of what i've seen is MH's but i was just wondering if one would do good under my light...i got almost 7 watts per gallon of water (actually a little more than 7 since rocks/sand take up at least 5 gallons) but MH's at a lower watt still has more punch thru the water than what i've got. and what does "sp" mean? i see that everywhere, but i have no clue what it means.
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:10 AM   #6
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I would say give it a go, you have more then adquite lighting it seems. Just because you see people always using MH with claims it dosnt mean you have to. I have see claims under PC/VHO doing just fine.
sp meaninf spelling? not to sure of it.
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:18 AM   #7
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ok thanks. I was thinkin it meant spelling but i wasnt sure lol. And are there any clams that stay smaller or do they all grow to get really huge? And the lfs here just got a shipment of a bunch of them...they've got one that i want thats got the blue...whatever those flap things are that come out of it...it was only about 5 inches long and i think it was like, 60 bucks...you wouldnt happen to know what kind that is offhand would you? and how strong of lighting they need? i'm thinkin that once my tank is older and more stable (not that it isnt stable now) i'll give one a try. I hear they're sposed to be really good filters as well? but you'd prolly need a whole bunch to actually filter a tank lol.
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If u decide to try one, get a small one. The smaller the clam, the less light it needs
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yes but also requires more filter feeding and some people cannot provide enough for the clam without fouling their water.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #10
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ok thanks! i'll def. try to get a smallish one. And for the filter feeding....i've got these little worms all over my glass and rock...they're little white worms (very tiny) and they are curled up so they sorta make a spiral..i forget what they're called, but i know they're harmless. Somehwere i heard that they're filter feeders, and they're a good indicator of how much...for lack of better word(s)...filter feeder stuff is floating around...is this true? like if there is lots of them, would that mean theres lots of stuff to feed on? I really dont dose any filter feeder foods (i only got a few polyps and a shroom) so im not sure if thats true or not.
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