clam...?good idea or no...

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    chuysvt hi

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    ok i have the lights,2 x250w mh...10k.......good water quality..all my levels have been at 0...all reef safe fish.good water flow..the tank has been up for more than a year...what else do i need...125g reef tank.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Go get one.
     
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    I think you would be good to go. I have had a clam in my 29 gallon for over a year under 96 watts of t5 HO.
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    were do they do better in a rock or in the sand.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Place him in the sand bed at least to start. Mine has been fine there his entire existence.
     
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    Are you supposed to coat the bottom of the clam with aquarium puddy or something to protect their underside? I seem to remember reading something about that..
     
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    I placed mine on a flat rock. Once it was attached, I was able to move it around the tank to find a suitable spot. If you place it directly in the sand, it could attach to your aquarium glass and then be almost imposible to remove later.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    No, do not use putty of glue of any sort to try and attach it. It has a "foot" on the bottom that it uses to attach itself, and move if need be.
     
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    This is what I was thinking of — Clam Proection — its only if you have problems with bristle worms.
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    ok..on top of a rock but rock on the sand.
     
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    I have tons of bristle worms. IMO, they are attacking the clam because it is already dying. Most likely from an injured foot.

    If you think of it, there are bristle worms in the wild and there is no one putting epoxy on the clams to protect them.

    I believe that it is just a marketing ploy to try and sell their epoxy.
     
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    Read up on clams, some prefer to be on sand (derasa and squamosa ) while others prefer rock (crocea) I think your fine though, I've had a derasa in my tank for some time. It was doing well till my Majestic developed a taste for it
     
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    I'd say go for it...
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    whats a good and easy and cheap clam...to start with...
     
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    Derasea (sp) is an easier clam, that don't need a whole lot of light and they grow quick...but not as vibrantly colored.
    Crocea's and maxima's will do well for you also...brightly colored and need a more intense lighting.
     
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    Croceas are easy and nice colored. I'd get one of those to start.
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    still looking for a clam...
     
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    chuysvt hi

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    what are the sings foot a injured clam...and a healty clam..
     
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    depends on the clam.
     
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    its better to get a bigger clam.the bigger clams feed more off zooxanthelle than the water they suck in.i like derasa clams.if you can get a nice one.take your time buying a clam.clams that are not attached to anything will move on there own.i wanted my first derasa on a rock but it wasnt my choice.its better to get a clam thats not attached because then it can do what it wants in your tank.witch makes it happy.like an anemone.just clams move weird there not very good at it.they suck in water and blow it out to move.
     
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