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Old 07-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #391
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I still read your thread all the time Sniper, but I try to only post if I have something solid to offer.
Sometimes hard to tell what will be deemed off-topic, or chit-chat based, and get reprimanded for it! I got an infraction, with Gboy and NuNu's thread because I said I was bringing in my big Red Monti for trade. Even though we were discussing Red Montipora earlier, and it got their thread closed. Felt horrible, apologized to Grant and Jack in a PM, and they said no biggie, but still felt really bad.
Anyway, still reading daily, just only posting something when I'm sure it won't get the OP's thread closed!! :-(
Best of luck with the Maxima
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #392
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How is the rbta doing? Hopefully the clam will get himself all figured out. Isn't chaeto suppose to be a ball of algae that doesn't do anything? I've no experience with it, but I think it's pretty.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #393
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My rbta is doing great. I manipulated his placement to the other side of the tank, where I wanted him to go to begin with, by moving the entire rock he was on. He is as happy as a clam...while the clam is just not placing his foot for whatever reason.

And everything I have ever read about chaeto is that some people just struggle with it. I shouldn't be surprised that I end up being one of those people...Now that I addressed the issue with my sump, maybe things will improve...but if it doesn't I'm throwing that stupid thing into the yard. I know the cheato isn't doing well since small pieces of it keep falling off. I pulled one out of my pump and saw one flowing through my DT yesterday that has vanished... I'll just buy a different macro like the money plant I already have.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #394
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You'll throw your sump out into the yard?! LOL! Don't do that! Mail it to me! But you have to pay shipping.... Cause I don't want to.

I'm glad the rbta is doing swell. Hopefully the chaeto straightens up. And the clam... Maybe it needs company. Get another one!
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #395
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Not throw thw sump, the cheato. I live in the woods something will eat it. As for the clam im just giving it more time.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #396
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Clams will take a few weeks to plant. They have to find their happy spot. After a year or so, youMIGHT notice that it is actually eating away at the rock to fully secure itself not only with its foot, but also a snug hole the exact size of its shell
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That is incredible...I searched all over for that answer. Thank you.

So, just leave it where it is at since it is acting...happy as a clam...or move him to either more flow/light?
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That is incredible...I searched all over for that answer. Thank you.

So, just leave it where it is at since it is acting...happy as a clam...or move him to either more flow/light?
A maxima clam will actually "push" itself off the rocks if it is not happy. I had one jump several times before it found a spot that it liked. If it is opening up nicely and not jumping- leave him be
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It did the first time I put it on the rock, but have since found it a happy spot...one inch to the right...lol
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Sorry I haven't posted a while, I was on vacation. I also think there might be a drain line issue.. How are the corals doing? Also, what's your stock?
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