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Old 10-25-2003, 12:43 AM   #1
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Clam Placement As well as new additions

I went to the LFS today and picked up a few new Items for the tank..

Derasa Clam
Hammer Coral
Stylophora Coral

Got an Awesome Deal The only thing is Does the Clam Look like its placed in a good area??? Should I move it??? Also Please let me know about the other 2 additions...

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Old 10-25-2003, 12:44 AM   #2
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here is another of the clam

I also Enclosed a full shot of the tank.. The Clam is on the Far left hand side of the tank

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Old 10-25-2003, 01:47 AM   #3
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u have alot of allege?
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Old 10-25-2003, 01:50 AM   #4
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no I do not have alot of algae.. Just the normal everyday algae that accumulates on the glass... Its been nearly a week since the last time I cleaned the Glass Which In fact I did Just after I took the pictures..

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im tqalking about on the sand bed? im new to this so dont take it the wrng way
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Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
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___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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13 Trochus Snails
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no there is not really any algae on the sand bed... Most of the "clean up crew" takes care of the algae on the Sand floor...
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dark brownish greenish?
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110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:43 AM   #8
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Well, on the clam, I think so long as it is situated under the middle of the bulbs on that side of the tank, it should be fine. I'm not sure about PC, but reg floresceants and VHOS and HOs are the most intense in the middle of the bulb, I think PCs are more evenly distributed, but I still think it is prudent to keep it towards the middle of the bulb. FWIW, I didn't see an algae problem Hammer corals are not found in the sandbed in the wild and I would recommend you move it to the rock work. It would be very easy for the coral to pick up some sand, kicked up by a fish or crab, and irritate the flesh to the point of infection. I remember you were having an alk problem, IME, hammers are very sensitive to changes in alk (mosly low alk and PH), so monitor these closely and take appropriate measure to keep them stable.
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The Alk problem was my "Caused" issue which wont be happening again and should be better as i did a 10gal water change last night ... Liveaquaria.com states that Hammer Corals should be placed on the bottom however I really didnt like that Idea as well so I will be moving it up about 6-10" away from the bubble coral... (ahhh more glueing) As for the clam it should just be placed upright in the sand bed Just as it is correct??? I have to say that this clam is extremly awesome looking for a derasa clam... BTW Ken if you look back at the clam questions post that you answered a while back you will notice that you have given me the ideas for alot of my corals however my Wife doesnt Like "sticks" as she would call them lmao (sps frags) she is a big fan of LPS though.

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Yes the clam is oriented correctly, I would love to see a pic of it when it is open
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