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Old 12-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #11
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Gaping and pinched mantle (pm) are 2 clam diseases.
Got Tridacna? from WetWebMedia
That is an excellent link!
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:08 PM   #12
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definately not pm but maybe gaping. ill get some pics in a min.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #13
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1st 2 pics are the 1st clam 2nd 2 pics are the 2nd clam.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #14
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That clam looks healthy! I can see what you're talking about in regards to the color changing. I believe it's due to the placement of the clam in your tank. It still has some nice coloring.
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yea, im doing matinencs now so im moving them to the top where they can get much better light.
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Great! Just a reminder to be VERY careful when moving so you don't damage the byssal threads.

That reminds me.....I gotta do a pwc when I get home....
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yupp i kno bout the whole dont hurt the foot or any of that area thing. and now im target feeding my dieing brain coral and lovely new acan. =]
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Move them up gradually. They both look like crocea clams, which need alot of light, but don't take them from the bottom right to the top. They need to slowly be acclimated to more light.

From the article I linked to........"When choosing clams, also try to remember that crocea and maxima clams are more light needy than the other three types and will require placement higher in the tank. Clams also require more light in relation to the amount of color in their mantles. Using this as a guideline, an educated reefer will remember that the beautiful ultra or electric grade clams will place much higher light demands on your budget. Browning out of the mantle is an ominous sign that commonly is related to the age of the light bulbs being used in the tank or the type of light itself. In addition to this, look for rocky over hangs or coral growth that is shading the clam from the penetration of light into the water above the clam."
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yea, there isnt really that high of an area in the tank but im doin it slowly, one was just next to a frogspawn and i think they were touching for a little whils and its lookin a little dull rite now. im hoping that it will be better tomorrow. =[. im also going to be replacing my bulb around christmas time. any suggestions for a brand of bulb? rite now i have the jbj one: 150w 10000k double ended.
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any suggestions for a brand of bulb? rite now i have the jbj one: 150w 10000k double ended.
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The Aqauline Buschke 10K has good PPFD (79) and a nice color temp (CCT=12871K).
You can check out Sanjay's Lighting site for bulb performance. Pick "Lamp & Ballast" from the tabbed menu, then pick 150 watt, leave all the other fields empty and hit Search. It will display the results of all 150w bulbs Sanjay tested.
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