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Old 10-24-2011, 09:28 AM   #21
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you know i've never really seen a clam in real life till last week when i went to my LFS and i looked in one of their display reefs. they are alot bigger then i expected, this one was like 8" when i expected them to get to about 3" lol
This clam is in a 500 gallon tank at my lfs. A small dog or large cat could easily fit in it. The tang in the back is probably around 10"

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:13 AM   #22
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Wow that is amazingly cool do u know by chance what kind it is
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #23
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Off the top of my head, no. I'm on tdy so it'll be a few weeks before I go back to the states and I'm able to ask him.
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There's a clam at my lfs thats absolutely huge, I think it's about 18 inches long and is hosted by 2 clowns!
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I have a teal and purple croacea (sp?) and a bright blue maxima. I love my clams. Fun to watch when the fish get too close
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Do you have any problems with fish pecking the clams mantle? My dwarf angels were always at my clams and I worried that they were getting hurt, so I sold the clams (the angel fish are/were almost impossible to catch).
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I don't have any Angels in my tank and my fish leave them alone most of the time
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I have a school of canary wrasses that would probably pester a clam to death, even if the angels were caught and moved.
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At one of the LFS's near me, they have two mega-clams that are around two feet long and 15-18" across if not more... They are unbelievable impressive, and housed in a 1,000 gallon coral pool. The place is called Tropicorium, you can see some pics of the coral pools on the site, but not much more.

I would love to get one, but no way a 4-bulb T5HO is gonna be enough at 20" depth.
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At one of the LFS's near me, they have two mega-clams that are around two feet long and 15-18" across if not more... They are unbelievable impressive, and housed in a 1,000 gallon coral pool. The place is called Tropicorium, you can see some pics of the coral pools on the site, but not much more.

I would love to get one, but no way a 4-bulb T5HO is gonna be enough at 20" depth.
Michigan? Tropicorium always has something interesting you know any other good lfs around here?
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I think Tropicorium probably has the best corals around - the prices aren't the best, however, but I suppose like anywhere, the more you go, the better deals you get.

I've typically been using The Fish Doctors in Ypsilanti as my default LFS. They have decent prices on livestock and corals. They give punch cards so you get $10 for every $100 you spend.

I'm a fan because I'm now on a 1st name basis and so I get really trustworthy advice, genunine care, and really great discounts on everything. As an example I recently purchased a Lg. (9) headed Duncan, and a large 8-10" Montiporo plate coral and got both for $80.

I will say this, however, their selection of coral certainly leaves room to be desired. They get shipments often, but it seems that the "good stuff" walks out the door very quickly.

They also have some great clams!!!
Depending on what you're looking for they typically have at least one or two worthy of purchase at any one time.
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