Can I keep a clam under Kessil a150 sky blue?

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  1. Ducncover

    Ducncover Skunk Shrimp

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    Looking to get a clam for my 30g cube. Running a Kessil as my main light and current USA orbit marine as supplement/moonlight. Kessil is aprox 18" above sand bed, current aprox 15". Would like to keep clam on sand bed. More then likely a maxima. Is this lighting adequate?
     
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  3. Ducncover

    Ducncover Skunk Shrimp

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    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    I know of a guy who has a clam thriving under 2 kessil a150w ocean blues in his 75 gal.
     
  5. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I did. Seemed to do fine. I have a 40 breeder so about the same depth. It did fine for about 2 months. A nassarius got him. I currently have another about 4 inches from surface under kessil 150. Doing fine.
     
  6. Ducncover

    Ducncover Skunk Shrimp

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    Good to hear. Just got back from LFS with a 3" blue maxima, floating bag right now. Thanks for the responses
     
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    Ducncover Skunk Shrimp

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    Are you sure the nassarius wasn't just cleaning up the dead clam? I've read where people blamed them for killing the clam but I've kept a few in my other tank in the sand bed with nassarius snails with no issues.
     
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  9. ClippersTown

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    could have been a whelk
     
  10. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Yeah alot of whleks are sold as nasauriuis snails and whelks are predatory.

    OP: I think it can do well.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I Found out there are over 500 species of nassarius. At least one (ilyanassa I think) is believed to be predatory is very common in stores. Vibex is believed to only eat carrion but they aren't entirely sure of that.