Discussion in 'Clams' started by Dingo, Nov 29, 2009.
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Nice addition! Glad its doing well for yah!
Very nice!! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the pic. Make sure to post an updated pic, too!
congrats you lucky dog !
You don't need to feed you clam anything. it will get all it's energy from the lighting.
I have to disagree with that. Bivalves are also filter feeders and will wilter food out of the water column. They also help reduce nitrates.
Yes, the do filter feed, but you don't need to "feed" them. They still get the majority of their energy from photosynthesis.
"t is my belief that if you have good strong lighting "IE Metal Halide or VHO T5's with individual reflectors" and a good source of nitrogen and phosphorus "fish pee" and "fish poo" then you don't need to do any supplimental feeding for clams. Supplimental feeding clams when done wrong can clog thier gills and possibly kill the clam.
Basically clams and the bactieria in our live rock and sandbeds compete pretty heavily for ammonia eaquily. Ammonia is preferred. The byproduct is then nitrite. Clams don't use this but the bactieria in the sand and rock does. And the byproduct from that is nitrate wich is consumed by clams but not the bactieria"
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I want one..................... that will be my next purchase...
Very cool looking
any way to stop them from turning? it anchored onto a rock but always positions itself the way i dont want it lol
they also consume a bit of calcium so its important to stay on top of that
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