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Old 06-03-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Maxima Clam ????

Anyone here have any experiance with Maxima Clams? Is there anything specific I need to do to maintain them? Are they easy to take care of ? Any special suppliments needed for the water? Lighting? You know the basic one million questions when you want to get someth'n that catches you're eye. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Blood Red Fire Shrimp color fadeing?

posted fire shrimp question in wrong place
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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Saltwater Aquarium Clams for Marine Reef Aquariums: Maxima Clam, Blue - Aquacultured

IIRC Maxma's are the most light demanding clams
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they are if this is your first clam i would consider a tridacna or deresa clam their much hardier and easier to care for
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they are if this is your first clam i would consider a tridacna or deresa clam their much hardier and easier to care for
Tridacna are what all the clams we keep in the home aquarium are
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I have never had a Maxima, but I have had a Derasa. Very nice clam and they get BIG. I think the Maximas are the most demanding, as far as lighting and water quality.

I think you would need:

Good quality water in a well established tank (6-9 months minimum)
No pickers--they are irresistable to angels, eventually--and shrimps make me nervous
I would go with Metal Halide Lighting. I know that some will say T5 HO, PC, and Leds work fine, but I think MH works best for the Maximas

I have not had one, but I have worked with Aquaculturists who do, and these are just my opinions.
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Thanks guys, I have T-5 HO's so I think I'll look at the Tridacna's and see if anything pops out at me.
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They are not all easy to keep. I worked with a public aquarium a bit and they had issues keeping them happy. My understanding is they can't have any predatory fish, excellent water conditions, good lighting and/or good filter feeding conditions. Anything touching their mantel will cause them to contract.
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Thanks guys, I have T-5 HO's so I think I'll look at the Tridacna's and see if anything pops out at me.
good choice ive been thinking of getting one in a couple months
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I have one in a red sea max 130d that has t5 in it for about 2 years now. And it's doing vary well. So for people that say you cant have it with t5, it's just not true.
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