View Full Version : Clam ?'s
05-21-2007, 09:43 PM
1) Is vertical placement the only option? I've recently placed mine at a slight angle to face the front of the tank. Is that a problem? It doesn't seen to mind.
2) I haven't noticed any new growth and I've had it for 2 months now. Is there a link that would go into detail about the growth cycles of clams? My Calcium is between 460 and 480 always.
ChrisL - Seaworld
05-21-2007, 10:23 PM
angle is fine.
what kind of clam and how big is it? is it getting enough light? how far from the lights are they? wattage?
and remember they perfer a tank with nutrient rich water to filter feed
05-21-2007, 10:28 PM
I found this to be a good article, even though I don't have a clam (yet:eek: )
05-21-2007, 10:32 PM
I just bought my 6th clam tonight - they all do great in my tanks because they're all very nutrient rich, evident by the skimmate and hair algae.. :)
2 of them are at an angle with no problems so far (4 months now).
Hope that helps!
05-21-2007, 10:34 PM
It's a crocea, approx. 3" across. I don't run a skimmer all the time so I assume I'm plenty nutrient rich.
Lights are 400W SE 20K and the tank is an Oceanic 58gal.
Edit: Thanks Kevin for the link. I'm going to read it now.
05-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Used to have a teardrop that was mounted halfway up the rockwork at a 45 to the front glass and it lived like that just fine for about a year until I tore the tank down (maxima should be with Aquaman68 or Yaktop as I recall). It didnt grow very much. Also had a squamosa in the sand in the "traditional pose" that grew like a weed.
As I recall clams are alkalinity hogs.
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