Large clam transport (pics added, and need some help)

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Thatgrimguy, Aug 7, 2011.

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    After talking to owner the for a while tonight, the clam been moved 4 times since they bought him and transferred well with all there upgrades and moves. He's been in the current system for 1.5 years. I used a styro-foam cooler and just got him home! He's acclimating now! He's pretty darn big! Gold and black. I can't wait to see him under my lights!
     
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Everything looks good so far. I'm going to take the next hour to acclimate.
     
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    mikeattack Astrea Snail

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    shoebox Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I would not transport anything in stryrofoam. U can buy a rubbermaid tote for 15 dollars how much is the clam worth the tote wont crack the Styrofoam can. Just a thought.
     
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Yeah, but tote won't give on the clams delicate ridges. After considering the pros and cons, I decided a thick styrofoam was the safest over all. He seems to have acclimated and is starting to loosen up just a bit. No mantle extension though. He's not quite 12" I wouldn't say. but plenty big enough to look great!

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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Pics I took before leaving his house, over the top view, couldn't get a decent front view.

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    anb Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Good lord that thing's enormous! Mine will be that big 1 of these days... Seems like a great find to me! Hope all continues to go well
     
  10. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Wow - that's awesome! :D I'm glad to hear the transport went well. Congrats on the new clam! ;)
     
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Completely closed up, he's a little bit bigger than a regulation pro football!!

    I'm thrilled! He's very responsive, and looked great in the tank he came out of. Now lets just hope everything went well and he keeps on getting even bigger for the next 8 years!
     
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    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I wish we would get to see a FTS of the clam's old home. ::) lol.