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Old 11-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #11
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:12 PM   #12
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I REALLY like the large clams. Does any other reef critter conflict with them?
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #13
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Might need a more mature tank before dipping into that pond. You also need some pretty heavy lighting as well. Several here have them (I don't). I know MrsBean does and I think ccC. I'm sure they'll latch onto this thread before long. Ground up build threads are great, it's like building a new tank and not spending any money !
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I know what you mean. And I'd just as soon have it that way anyway. I know there's a lot of experience here and I'm going to captialize on it. I figure the difference in price between what the store geek tells me and what I learn on here is insignificant, especially considering the cost of failed items and the domino effect after them. My only limit right now is space and I've picked a 120 as my limit. As far as what keeps it going, I want the best.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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A mature tank for sure. It really depends what type clam you get. I have a squamosa clam and have VHO lighting and it does well. Some of your more colorful clams need more intensity like MH`s. Here is my squamosa.

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Old 11-09-2008, 07:05 PM   #16
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What I was wondering was if what I'd like to get, like lions, zebra moray, and anglers, would pick on the clams. Next, I'll start worrying about whether or not I can have corals and anemones as well as having clowns along with the predators listed above. I noticed that one member had a snowflake eel along with clowns, so certainly I'd be OK with a zebra along with clowns, no?
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its risky, it depends on how hungry they get.
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As far as the fish I would think you would be OK

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...136&pcatid=136

But as you can see one of the foods they recommend feeding is clam. I`ve heard they will feed on the clam mantle. I have a snowflake eel and I keep it in another tank because of the clam.
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One thing to remember, if you are going for a predator tank, most are somewhat messy eaters. You have to be extra diligent on maintanence if you also want to keep clams or corals. Clams/coral need pristine water quality.

Also....check the link Mike posted. Clams are on the diet of the eel.
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Sorry,

Had to clear that up right away.
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