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Old 03-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #11
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Yup. They can get big.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:25 AM   #12
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A friend of mine has a maxima that is 25 years old is almost 20" across. It is huge. It's in a 100 g. And takes up almost half the tank. They get really big! It's under 4 t5s.
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Make sure we are talking about same clams here. Maxima gets to be 8 inches or so max. T.gigas is the giant clam. Maxima are fairly hardy after about 2"inches and only require high light intensities. Good water quality is a must for them. They will still filter feed but it's not dependent on it. Metal halides, I feel, are a must have for success.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:00 PM   #14
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Check out this one for sale in California!!!

Giant Tridacna Clam
Holy poop!!!!!! What kind is that?? I don't want that in my tank!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #15
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A friend of mine has a maxima that is 25 years old is almost 20" across. It is huge. It's in a 100 g. And takes up almost half the tank. They get really big! It's under 4 t5s.
Wow 25 years!!!!
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They get huge in the ocean. But not as big un captivity. 20" is big and is love to see that. I read when they are under two inches u need to feed them a lot ohyto and such. After that light takes over. I usually always buy the smallest of whatever I'm getting cuz I love to watch it grow I would be proud of a 25 year old clam. That's cool
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Holy poop!!!!!! What kind is that?? I don't want that in my tank!
That my friend is T. gigas! Lol
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