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Old 09-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Maxima Clam

Think I can keep a 2-3in maxima clam in a 30g with quad 24inch T5HOs and a reefbrite 28w blue led bar. The lamp has 1 ati white, 1 ati purple, and 2 ati blue. I am keeping an open folded brain on the sand-bed with no problems.

So many conflicting reads on the topic. LFS says sure, but the economy sucks, so they have to sell.
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Imo that's the bare minimum but doable.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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Ok, I am wondering if I can get him a little higher on the rock work without chancing a fall.
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It`s going to be close as MRC said. They are high intensity light clams. You might want to try a squamosa or a derasa clam with that lighting.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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I would love to try one of those, but I've been to three lfs and they only seem to keep crocea and maxima. The one I am looking at is an ORA gold maxima and is only 40$. They have three of them to choose from.

On another note, If I get it to attach higher up, can I spot feed it on the rock?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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Got the ORA gold maxima. Picked up a really small and thin piece of slate. Placed the clam on it in the sand bed. Hoping he attaches. Then I can move him up on the LR with a solid base so he will not fall
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Gorgeous! Do you think it would have to be a flat surface to attach or could it be a porous piece of leftover rock?
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Gorgeous! Do you think it would have to be a flat surface to attach or could it be a porous piece of leftover rock?
Mine have always attached right where i put it within 24/hours
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Ok, he will not stay on the rock and jumps off it like crazy. So I made an egg crate cage, glue the egg crate to the rock and placed him in it. He is all mad he can't get out. Hopefully he will attach to the rock so I can move him up closer to the lights. I don't think the type of rock matters, the slate is just a good foundation to move him up with.

Mine is like a kid, he will not sit still lol!!!

Oh and I also picked up this squamosa clam. Apparently they are not as light Hungary as the little maxima is... Oh god, I am hooked! If I can keep these guys alive, I'll move up to a 150+ electric blue maxima.
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The gold maximas don't tend to need as much light as the blues. Great looking clams.
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