10 gal clam setup, input?

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  1. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    What subggestiond do you have for a crocea in 1o gallon tank, soecial needs, bew to clammin I DO NOT HAvE CLAM YET AND NOT PLANNIN ON ONE FOR A WHILE
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Strong lighting from T5 or MH, calcium supplementation and good flow.
     
  4. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    Pretty much sums it up. Lots of calcium!
     
  5. patrick824

    patrick824 Montipora Digitata

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    what are you planning on having him live with?
     
  6. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    A clam actually isn't that hard to keep, but in that small of setup, you will need to carefully monitor the water level and keep your dkh and Ca up.
     
  7. jay02483

    jay02483 Bristle Worm

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    yeah crocea need intense lighting...i keep mine under t5s and do fine...just make sure u keep tabs on the temp of the tank...and a tank with only 10 gallons a crocea will suck down calcium...and crocea grows i believe 6 inches give or take...soo its gonna get cramp...and clams like to eat fish poop so u might have an accident eventually if the fish decides to land on the clam and the clam shuts
     
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  9. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    The clam will be fine in that sized tank for a very long time and probably won't outgrow it.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this? They don't eat fish poop literally, but do filter feed, so some particles are bound to get into the clam. They mainly filter feed and will filter out nitrates in the water.
     
  10. slocal

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    Meaning "marine snow" is my guess.