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Old 02-19-2014, 09:19 AM   #51
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I'm target feeding the scallop daily.
Reef nutrition oyster feast.
Do you have any links to help me care for this guy or combat the neg affects on the rest of the system. ????
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #52
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There really aren't any in terms of care, as even the experienced really don't keep them for more than a year...though I have heard of one being kept for 2 but nothing backing it up.

In terms of the negative effects on your system, you'll need to do alot of skimming and water changes to keep the phosphates/nitrates low before it blooms into algae issues.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:11 PM   #53
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Don't have the time or money to set up a proper sump/reactor/Refugium. Setup. So for the next few months I got a bandaid solution.
Bought a magnum 350 goin to use it as my "reactor" and to increase some water flow to areas of the tank
I have phosphate/silicate. And nitrate absorbers in the rear or the RSM 130d Now. But they're just in nylon pantyhose or another makeshift bag. I think forcing more water thru them I'll get more out of my water.
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Sniper hank. I found another forum where I guy said he moved his flame scallop to a bowl and fed it there indv twice a week. Keeping the "messy" water out of the DT. Any thoughts on this process? I thought you couldn't expose them to air. Similar to clams?
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Well, this is a process that some do with clams to feed them...though I don't believe it to be necessary. This COULD work, but that doesn't change the flame and electric flame scallop abysmal life expectancy in aquaria. If it's working for this guy, might as well try. How long has he kept his out of curiosity? It's hard to figure out if these guys are doing ok or not since it takes so long for them to starve. This is the same reason I passed on one just this week, no matter how cool an electric flame scallop would be.
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He claims "just over 2 years"
I don't want to be cruel. But I've got to figure a way to keep him healthy.

Will it harm the scallop if it's exposed to air. ( when I remove it from the bowl and put it back into the DT)
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I don't believe so. I pull my clams out for freshwater dips and moving them around. It sounds to me like that is what he is doing, so I'd give it a go. And in terms of exposing to air I've only ever heard of issues with starfish and sponges...though an air bubble trapped in a clam would be bad and this is why we 'burp' them.
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Cutaway of filterbuilt into back of DT

Where would you guys suggest the in and outlet of the 350 magnum. I'd rather not add any more tubes in the display area
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The empty wedge between the skimmer and the glass holding the thermometer is where I currently have my chemical filter media. Phos silicate nitrate
I have removed the ceramic media.
And carbon from beneath the return pumps.

I replaced both pumps with a single outlet It was a standard RSM 130d upgrade
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I added the 350 magnum.
Full of chemical media
Intake on left.
Out on right.
It's actually reverse the normal flow.
I also removed one t5
Bulb
So now I have only a single 55 watt t5 50/50 bulb.
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