It doesn't look good for my clam...

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Pdxile, Aug 21, 2014.

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  1. Ballgame

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  3. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I hope the case is closed. Jane is still not well, but not actively declining. I plan on doing some re-landscape and possibly build an ultra-secure location. The sandbed seems to be ok for now, but I'd really like to get her closer to the light. I'm maxing the lights at 90%, but that strength is only 2 hours a day. A big clam like Jane needs all the light she can get.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    How are you going to build the secure place for her?
     
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    Clams move. That's going to be hard. Mine moves all the time.
     
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    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I'm going to re-landscape my tank. I think the clam fell because her rock was slightly tilted when I kind of threw everything back in the tank during the epic tank move /fishroom build. I have a rock shaped somewhat like a baseball glove that will make her very happy and close to the light. I'm also going to sell one of my RBTA's to give her more real estate.

    If my coral could talk they would say "keep your damn hands out of the tank!"
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    A quick tip: you can also glue rocks (rubble) around for more protection.
     
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    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I was thinking of wedging her between two rocks.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Ya, I'd try to make a pocket for her. If she doesn't like the spot, she may try to move again.
     
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    Be very careful in wedging or forcing in any spot. If a clam isn't happy with its location they move to where they want to be. Flow and lighting play a big role in that. If you trap a clam in a spot it's not happy it will die in time. Your clam may never attach to a rock so it's risky to say the least. As big as she is I vote for the sand bed. I have to disagree with others, wedging or gluing rocks to hold your clam in place is a bad idea.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'll defer to DSC. In sure he has more experience.