Were is ReefRunner when you need him. Well i hope maybe he is just mad about something and not something seriuousy wrong with him
Actually neither, just very busy
I'm sure that NO3 should not be a problem for clams, clams are different from other inverts, they need NO3.
This is not true, many believe this, but clams have no use for NO3
, many think they do cause when you put a bunch of clams in a system they will drop the NO3
levels consideribly, but it is an effect, not the cause. Clams will filter and utilize ammonia, thereby removing the first step in the nitrification process, and less ammonia mineralized means few nitrates, but the clams didn't eat the nitrates
If the clam is open, but not extending it's mantle, there is something seriously wrong with it, I really wish I could tell you what it is, but I can't. A pic would help, I won't get back to this until this afternoon, in the meantime, if I were you, I might go to www.clamsdirect.com
and go to their forums and ask. Barry is VERY knowledgable about clams and I'm sure can provide some information. post a pic and we'll see what we can do this afternoon. Have you moved the clam recently?