Discussion in 'Clams' started by 1.0reef, Mar 12, 2011.
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can i have one in my 6 gallon once it's an older setup?or are they to much for one?
With the right lighting yes.
Will there be halides or about 5 watts per gallon if so, yes. However, in a 6 gallon it will be EXTREMELY HARD to keep params in check
Watts per gallon isn't a good rule, especially with halides. There aren't halides that small though LOL. Any powerful light will likely add a lot of heat though, which is an issue.
Also, I agree keeping your parameters in check will be a nightmare.... And, most clams get pretty big, it may end up the only thing in the tank anyway
agree with the watts per gallon thing but pretty much any light over that tiny thing can grow a clam. even power compacts if you have enough
There's a difference between growing and thriving.
1.0reef what type of tank is this and what lites are on it?
I would advise against it as most medium light clams will grow longer than the tank itself and as stated before params will be a nightmare to control.
Sure it could be done, but I don't know why you would want to. The clam would soon outgrow the small tank.
The lights on your nanocube would be sufficient if it was high up....
are led lights powerful enough? and coral will grow on there shells to!i know about everything else!
i'm fine with that! even a ten year old like myself can do it (or not LOL!!!)
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