Clams

Discussion in 'Clams' started by muggle, Oct 4, 2015.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Best clams for a mixed reef-r they worth the time or difficult to care
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I think there worth it. Clams add a lot of color to the tank. As long as you have proper lighting and keep your tank stable there really not difficult in my experience. Buying a healthy specimen from a reliable source is very important.
     
  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Watch your calcium and alkalinity uptake. They DRINK calcium and alkalinity.

    Definitely worth it IMO. Second favorite thing to have in a reef tank behind acropora.
     
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Astrea Snail

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    See the Rocks here in the lower picture? Those are tridacna clams in Tahiti. My wife is to the right and of course diving with me there.
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  6. insanereefer420

    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    What type are you thinking about getting? i really want a blue Tridacna maxima.
     
  7. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Not sure-had a blue maxima once that i loved-just want to be smart about what i am adding-that clam lasted about a yr and then just died-but i thibk it was when i had my tabk crash
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    My squamousa by far has been the hardiest of my clams. It's survived three moves now and all my stupid mistakes back when I was noob. It's just getting to big for the tank now.
     
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    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Wow really like the look of those.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Mine developed blue spots under my halides after I had it for a year. Now years later, it's a nice colored clam for sure. I've always liked there pattern.
     
  12. insanereefer420

    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Love to see a pic of it. I read the blue in the squamousa is rare and shoots value up so i bet its a nice clam.