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Old 04-30-2007, 06:20 AM   #11
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Your Clam is going to need to be fed phyto or marine snow...something for filter feeders. I feed DTs to mine and they are doing very well....
i am not familiar with marine snow or DT's can i get a little bit more info on them and how do i feed a clam?
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:07 AM   #12
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It really depends on the size of the clam on whether or not you need to feed them. Usually 3+" and they are fine but it never hurts to supplement. DT's is great stuff. It looks like green water

I would also find a flat rock or something to place under the clam. It will attach its foot and it you ever want to move it, it helps to have the rock be movable vs. picking up the clam.

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wow a flat rock.. hmm i might not have enough time to get to my local fishstore to look for one befor they get here .. but if i get a few mins between classes i might run up there.

now that u say dt's look like green water i did pick up some filter feeder food when i bought my torch coral and plusing xzina. so if thats what u are talking about. i might have some..

and i do hope i like this acro.. i was worried about my tank being mature enough to handle the little guy but i think i got a very good shot at it.. my water perfect and no problems so far (knock on wood) but i will post picks when i get the new guys in the tank
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It should have strong, turbulant, indirect flow.
I agree as I have my PH pointed at the side glass and have it bounce off the glass and hitting the toadstool indirectly.
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I have all of my acros in direct flow from my Nano Stream it isn't a jet of water but rather a gentle flow of 660gph....they are growing very well!!
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so many choices. i have a wavemaker and this might give me a chance to use my other maxi-jet 600. as of right now i have 3 PH's in the tank.

any one know how u should point PH's? i just have them pointed at the front cornors.
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You can point them towards the front, center of the aquarium. You could also aim them at each other across the tank to create turbulence. It really depends on how things are arranged in the tank. It takes some fooling around w/ to get it how you like. A good way to picture the flow is the polyps of the SPS should look as if they are swaying in a gentle breeze.
DT's, or other LIVE phyto such as phyto-feast, will give the best results if you decide to feed phyto. As mentioned it depends on the size of the clam, as to whether it is absolutely necessary or not. Other non-refrigerated, dead planktons IMO/IME tend to pollute more than they help.
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ok i will see what i can do. thanks for the info
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