New 6" Crocea

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Puffer Chick, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    Matt is looking for more slogans... you should tell him that one ;)
     
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  3. GuitarMan89

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    It's basically when you turn it around to make sure any air that got trapped in it is out of it.

    If it starts to turn brown, I would try raising it up higher, but give it some time first. I originally had my crocea under 4x54w T5s, and high up and did pretty good, but when I got my Tek 6x54w fixture, the clam really started to color up and showed much more irridescence on it's mantle.
     
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    start monitoring your calcium levels, clam that size probly will need more dosing than your used too.
     
  5. Puffer Chick

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    ok think i might of burped it then because the burst of water came when i was moving the clam around.

    Ok, i was hoping it would be ok on the sand because if i move it to a rock it would take up a ton of space that for furture corals. This rock is also right next to my evo 1050, hope it liks a lot of flow

    also how long should i give it before moving it up
     
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    ok good to know
     
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    You should consider doing it right away before it attaches it's byssal filaments to the tank bottom.
     
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  9. GuitarMan89

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    Agreed with that, unless you have something underneath it. If you do, then I would wait a few weeks maybe or if it starts to look really drab and overall bad. The larger clams rely almost entirely on light for their nourishment so it could have a more immediate effect. Just keep an eye on it. The bad part about getting a large clam is placement, especially in a smaller tank. I bought my clam when it was only about 2" long and now it's growing into the rock.
     
  10. Puffer Chick

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    alright i just moved the clam lol it looks so funny having this gigantic clam ont he rock, takes up the entire rock so now i only have room for a few more corals :( oh well, i just hope it attachs soon, i worry about it falling off the rock and into the bubble

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    Good thing you like your aquascape there'll be no moving it soon. LOL
     
  12. ZachB

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    Tank is looking great - that's a very nice looking clam, good deal too.

    I would try to get that filter sock out of there, though. How often do you clean it?