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Old 06-30-2010, 10:04 PM   #31
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Some more new stuff!
A local reefer was taking down her tank, had some great prices i couldn't pass up. Like this baby little crocea clam, attached to this GIANT rock. Neither of us realized how big the rock was until she pulled it out. Im going to let him acclimate for a few days then probably pull it out and try and break his top piece off; Unless anyone else has a good trick to getting these guys off?


orange/blue rhodactis, which still needs to get its blue in and Dragon Eye? Favia

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I'll have to take a picture tonight when the lights go off to show you guys the structure of the duncan frags. I had to push them under that rock to shade them a little, they weren't appreciating going from bottom of a T5 tank to a MH Nano.

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Old 06-30-2010, 10:23 PM   #32
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Sweetness!!!!! Great pics. Love the clam
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:02 PM   #33
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I'll have to check when i get back to all my saltwater books over the weekend but if i remember right many clams will actually fuse themselves to the rock. I think trying to take him off would seriously risk damaging the clam. You would probably be better off trying to break the rock into a smaller piece.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:37 AM   #34
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Yea, I have read some things saying you can cut their e-something threads that hold them down and they will be alright, I really just don't want to do that. Way way way too scary.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:20 AM   #35
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I have a Crocea too which I thought about moving, however it is also attached. I remember reading about squirting them with cold tank water from the refrigerator down by their foot and they should release.. I think it was cold, or what it hot??? Look into it

I think that acro has some nice potential. Keep us posted.
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Yeah don't try and pry it off. You'll tear the byssal threads that attach it to the rock and you could damage the foot.
Nice frags. That Acro definately has some potential.
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Yea, the byssal threads. you cut them really close to the rock, sounds painful and really scary. How long did it take yours to fully open up ryshark? Mine is opening, but im not sure if its all the way or not.
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Yea, the byssal threads. you cut them really close to the rock, sounds painful and really scary. How long did it take yours to fully open up ryshark? Mine is opening, but im not sure if its all the way or not.
Mine had its mantle fully out within a couple days. I will try and take a picture of it later.
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Do not cut the byssal thread if you can avoid it. If the byssal gland gets damaged it will probably die.

If the clam is extending it's mantle it should be OK. The mantle should cover the clam shell edges.

If it's gaping then it needs more light. The photo looks fine. It may extend a bit more once it's fully acclimated. Of course it will quickly retract if touched (by you or a fish).
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What lights do you have? Did I miss that? Love the clam. Really want one. Want to try with LEDs but I am afraid of killing it. I know people have them with LEDs but....
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