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  1. kwinter1

    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    I have been wanting to get a clam and I am thinking a derasa is the way to go. I understand they get large it will be going into a 125. My question is I plan to have it in low nutrient because an sps dominate tank is my goal, will this cause any problems for it I know they like some nutrients on the water. Also, any thoughts or advice would be great. Not set on a derasa just hear they are the hardiest. Just rolling ideas around here don't plan on getting it next week or anything. I have two radions over my tank for light.
     
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  3. cosmo

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    I think the Derasa is the best first clam, I have a derasa, crocea and maxima, and the derasa def seems to be the least sensitive. I think you may be right about it not liking an ultra low nutrient system though. Corrailine will prob chime in here and help ya with that, she's my clam guru;) gosh, now I feel like a suck up since she became a mod,lol, but she helped me in the past with my clam issues;)
     
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  4. kwinter1

    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    sweet thanx for the input whered did you buy from? Looked at dd but the only have one derasa and I think I'll keep looking. the derasa on there is 5" which is a good size to start with for a clam right?
     
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    cosmo Giant Squid

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    I got all my clams from DD and LA, I like the 14 day guarantee when it comes to a $60-200 clam, IMO, thats worth the wait. And yeah, I think bigger is better. Def do not get below 2"s as they have other needs and are just too testy. Personally, I'd sign up for the DD sneak peeks(be careful, this can be a costly decision, lol) and what for onion there, although others have had good experiences with other vendors.

    Heres a cool link from MikejrIce if ya haven't read it;
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/clams/aquarium-myths-baby-clams-110472.html

    and heres a link to my "help needed" thread that has a lot of good info on it from some of the clam pro's on here, HTH
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/clams/clam-recommendations-where-buy-128725.html
     
  6. kwinter1

    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    yeah that email has cost me so serious cash
     
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    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    if i hadnt had the ich issue I would have a couple more wrasses in my tank I like the girdled wrasse from yeterday. But not getting another fish until I haven't seen a trace of ich for atleast a month. the ich cost me about 700 in fish not buying from my LFS anymore either
     
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  9. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    cosmo Giant Squid

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    Bump for corralline, to help, and to check out that sweet clam;) Got $350 ya wanna loan me?
     
  11. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Cosmo. :)

    For your first clam one from LA/DD a nice Derasa seems like a fantastic idea.
    Personally I believe clams can tolerate more nutrient rich systems but lighting and stable appropriate parameters play the greatest role.

    If you buy locally I suggest a clam over 2 inches. Check for the presence of Pyramid snails at the base near the hinge and foot. It should withdraw the mantle quickly in response to shadow and movement. And of course good coloration.

    Your lucky that you have a nice big tank that you can house the larger clams like Derasa and Gigi in long term.
     
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  12. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    Ahem, what about the $350 Cheryl????? Small favor!lol That clam is amazing!;)