So I think I want a clam..

Discussion in 'Clams' started by irr0001, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    seems fine! opens every morning..closes every night! it attached its foot the other day and hasn't moved so i guess i picked a good spot
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The clam can tolerate freshwater dips for up to 1/2 hour.
     
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    Rawdogz Torch Coral

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    ok thank you , one more Dum questions can you do the same thing with coral ?
     
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    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    i think you can dip lps and sps for around 30 seconds..not sure on softies

    Edit: Nevermind :)
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't ever freshwater dip an sps coral. You will kill it. You can freshwater dip some softies but I'd much rather do an iodine dip than a freshwater one.
     
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    Rawdogz Torch Coral

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    how long can you iodine dip them for ( this is my last dum question ;D)
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I usually dip them for about 15 minutes to a half hour. Watch the temp of the dip water though because it can drop quickly in cooler temps. I usually just add one or two drops of iodine to about 3 cups of tank water for my dip water.