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Old 04-19-2005, 10:28 PM   #11
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The derasa will probably be better for you anyway since you do not have mh lighting. The derasas seem to be easier to care for.
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thats what ive been told. the derasa has already attatched itself to the rock i placed it on. cool huh?
the maxima has been slowly (once every 2 weeks) moved to a higher location in the rockwork. now it is at its final location after 3 moves and is only 4" from the lightsource! it looks HAPPY (much less :gaped") and the colors are becoming more vivid by the day. i NEEED to get a camera :'(
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:40 PM   #13
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Derasa's actually do best on the substrate so watch it for signs of stress. Never try moving the clam once it's layed down byssal threads though as it will cause damage.

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the derasa is in the substrate but a flat rock is beneath it buried in the sand. its funny ou mention that becuse it did actually accidentally move it slightly and i think its detatched now . i hate having a small tank sometimes. i think it will be okay though it looks great...ill keep yall posted.
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the derasa is in the substrate but a flat rock is beneath it buried in the sand.
This is actually the best method of placement for the Derasa. It helps protect the byssal opening from possible predators. No worries on the small tank. If it's in the 29 gal, it should do well. Just remember to feed live phyto if it's on the smaller side. Personally I prefer Liquidlife bioplankton but DT's is a good choice as well.

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steve- ive been culturing my own - Tetraselmis spp., Isochrysis spp, and Nannochloropsis spp. i got starts for my cultures from the local marine lab.
the derasa is ~3" and the maxima is only ~1". the derasa seems fine despite the trauma the other day. the maxima is just hanging out on a rock about 4" from the light sources. they seem happy.
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