clams that would be ok with T5?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by billybaldwin3, Jan 18, 2015.

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  1. billybaldwin3

    billybaldwin3 Skunk Shrimp

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    Don't know alot about clams, but I'd like to get one.

    The lighting I have is a Coralife Quad T5HO .
    4 x 54 watts
    2 x 10,000k
    2 x actinic

    Anyone have any suggestions about clams that would be ok in a 55gal with this lighting?
     
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  3. JCerillo70

    JCerillo70 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Following ;) I'd like to get one too
     
  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Although the CoraLife unit doesn't sport the best reflector, it will still produce plenty of light for any clam in a 55g. I'd suggest switching to ATI bulbs for higher PAR output.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I agree.
     
  6. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Agree 100% switch to a nice quality spectrum bulb and that fixture will support a clam nicely. I run ATI bulbs in my fixture and they're amazing.
     
  7. billybaldwin3

    billybaldwin3 Skunk Shrimp

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    Sweet, thanks for the info.
    I'll look up info on new bulbs.
    Much appreciated!

    The sad part is, I just replaced my bulbs.
     
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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I agree, ATI bulbs are the way to go. 2x Blue plus, 2x coral plus combo is nice.
     
  10. billybaldwin3

    billybaldwin3 Skunk Shrimp

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    Just goes to show u how much there is always to learn in this hobby. Only had my tank about a year, and I still learn everyday.
    so would I need 2white bulbs and 2 blue bulbs still?
     
  11. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    You are probably okay with using the bulbs you just bought. When the time comes to get new ones, make the switch to ati.
     
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  12. Josh1215

    Josh1215 Astrea Snail

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    I have a clam under LEDs but previously had him under a T5 HO from aquatic life (2 bulbs) and then 4 LED strips and he was fine...

    He doesnt open his mantle as much as I would like though...not sure what thats all about...