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Old 02-25-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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My first clam! Does it look happy?

Hey everyone, just dropped this guy in about 45 min ago after a three hour drip. I got myself a cheapie starter clam to love on, do you think he look happy?
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Looks like a clam to me, but happy at that.
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At the moment no, but that could change over the course of a few hours to a day or two. While the clam is stressed, do your best to keep the shrimps and crabs away, they can really pester the new clams.
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He looks stressed, You really want the flesh OVERhanging the shell, he has a ways to go, but dont fret, you just put him in. My clams LOVE phytoplankton, and if you havent done already I would read up on them. What kind of lighting are you running
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Here is a photo from today, I see more of the clam hanging over the shell, does this look better? I also dosed some Coralife invert food right after I took the pic. I am running 520 watts of PCs
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Old 02-26-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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It's looking better!!!! Not quite there yet, but getting much closer!!!

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I also dosed some Coralife invert food right after I took the pic
From someone that lives in a clamming town, they like phyto. If the clam is over 2-2.5" they do not require feeding, but some supplamental phyto is appreciated. The coralife invert food specifically....algae bloom in a bottle, IMO.
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Good to know about the Coralife. I have been putting 14ml a week for two weeks so luckily I haven't been using it very much, my fuge pretty much covers the filterfeeders needs, I was just tossing it in for a little boost once a week. Do you recommend a brand of phyto over another?

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Do you recommend a brand of phyto over another?
Standard in the business seems to be DT's.
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Or try Knop's Koralvite F, seems to be favored over DTs @ the clam forum.
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Have you tried to grow Phyto, it is REALLY easy ONCE you get it started and once you do you will never pay for DT's again. Mine love FRESH phyto
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