Clam it Up

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    andysgirl8800 Blenny Badlands

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    So happy! I finally have a CLAM :^::bounce::mrgreen:. I've been holding off for SO long, too afraid my system wasn't stable enough to support a clam. But things have been running smoothly for more than a year now. No sign of the evil dinos that plagued my tank, a healthy and thriving fish population, excellelnt coralline growth, and consistent parameter readings. So, I took the plunge:

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    Now if only I could muster up the courage for an anemone....
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Beautiful! Clams are great... And aren't as hard to keep as some people think. You should be just fine. :)
     
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    This!!!!! IMO, they help water quality because they are also filter feeders.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    SHARP!!!!

    And it's good to have you posting again Andysgirl.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    SarahSmile :)

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    Excited for you!
     
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    Its beautiful!! Looking to get one myself someday, when I run across what I want:)
     
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    Good looking clam, I have one that looks almost exactly like it
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Congrats! I also am dying for a clam but until my tank is algae free I'm not getting one.
     
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    andysgirl8800 Blenny Badlands

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    that was kind of my feelings on the matter as well. I did not want to put something so pretty into such an algae-infested tank. I wanted to be sure eveything was under control first.
     
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    JohnVH Reefer Madness VIP Member

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    Very nice, beautiful color. I am going to look at some clams tomorrow. I've been wanting one for a long time very exciting
     
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    They are very easy to keep as bifferwine has said.
    I hope you have leds over your aquarium, as clams need constant reliable light and resistance lighting fades and by the time you change the tubes or bulbs, the clams have suffered a great deal.
    They like nitrate and phos at levels that will kill sps, with in the mantel the algae around their eyes are greatly different to corals.
    You protect their underneath, keep temps low, give them lots of feeds into the aquariums waters and constant exposure to good lightings emitted colours and they are hard to kill!
    My little ones came at fingernail size a while back and thrive.
    I have scraped them off three times now and moved them around and no problems at all
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    And a not so pretty one that when I bought it thought it was pretty,lol.
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    Woah, nice zombie thread brought back from the dead. :)

    Clams are definitely cool.
    Derasa are the easiest and grow really fast.

    The only thing i hate about clams... they look AMAZING when viewed from the top... but they get so drab when looking through the glass. lol
     
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    It depends on how you do it, this is from the front.
    The purple one tends to move around a bit.
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    i have a 2 inch maxima comming tomarrow for the 14g biocube may get another one if this one does well,really like the gold ones
     
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