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Old 11-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Clams under 4 bulb t 5 20 long

I know clams need a lot of light, is a 4 bulb t5 in my 20 long enough.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #2
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I hope so. I just bought a clam for my 20g and it's lit by a four bulb T5.
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what type of clam did you buy, i really want one
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I think Carey bought a Purple Maxima if I'm not mistaken... Maxima's and Crocea clamps require more light. Derasa clams are less light hogs, and I just picked up one last week.

I have it in a 54 gallon corner which is about 22" to the sandbed under 4-bulb T5, and so far he seems quite happy.
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I got an ultra purple maxima. here's a picture. Just got him yesterday

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Don't see the pic... but the one I saw in your thread was beautiful!
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Crocea and maxima are the most light demanding clams. The derasa and squamosa need less light but get way too big for a 20g.
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