Not a clam but sorta

Discussion in 'Clams' started by crappyballer, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. chrisANDbarb

    chrisANDbarb Fire Worm

    Feb 5, 2007
    using cleaner clams and such to reduce nitrates wont work. they are strict filter feeders that need lots of particulate matter just to live, way more then a typical home aquarium will have. unlike Tridacnid clams that can remove dissolved nutrients (nitrogen/phosphorus) directly from the water. cleaners only remove the particulates. by removing the particulates before they have a chance to break down/rot and turn into N&P they can (on paper) reduce N&P, but just to keep them alive you would need to add lots of particulates, defeating the purpose.