PAR values for clams

Discussion in 'Clams' started by adicus, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. adicus

    adicus Aiptasia Anemone

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    Didn't see any recommended PAR values for clams on this forum. I have seen a recommended value (by light mfg.) of 100 to 200.

    Does anyone have any good info on this?
     
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  3. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    100 to 200 should be a pretty good start for most, but higher is always better in the case of clams.

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  4. m2434

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    Tridacnid clams will tend to be happy with 1000+ PAR. They really can use all the light you can throw at them and then some. They may survive with 100-200 PAR, but that's not really ideal. Remember, that would be around 1/10 or so of the PAR they would be expected to get in nature... A lot of animals get more light in nature than needed though, and can't use all of it. That doesn't seem to be the case for clams necessarily.


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