clam in nano?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by 1.0reef, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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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?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    With the right lighting yes.
     
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    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
     
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    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 :lol:
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Sure it could be done, but I don't know why you would want to. The clam would soon outgrow the small tank.
     
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    The lights on your nanocube would be sufficient if it was high up....
     
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    are led lights powerful enough? and coral will grow on there shells to!i know about everything else!
     
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    i'm fine with that! even a ten year old like myself can do it (or not LOL!!!)