Squamosa Clam Before and After

Discussion in 'Clams' started by mikejrice, Feb 13, 2015.

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  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    I started this guy out about five years ago in a 40 gallon breeder:

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    Years, gallons of calcium and buckets of tears later:

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    Unfortunately, the saga had to end sooner or later, but at least I made an awesome conversation piece!

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    And for the record, my hands are not small...
     

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  3. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Sorry for your loss Mike. What a beaut.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Boy that one got big, gallons of calcium I am sure.

    Time to start over again.
     
  5. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Shame to see it go (unless you're one of the tanks structural supports). Beautiful work keeping it healthy all that time though.
     
  6. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Thank you for all the support in this rough time for my clamily.
     
  7. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Sorry for your loss mike. I've had my squamosa for 4 years now and it was my first clam in my first tank.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    sorry about your loss :( that is an amazingly large clam!
     
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  10. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    Wow, that's got to be tough after 5 years. Are you going to do anything in particular with the shell?
     
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  11. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Wow! How big was it when you got it? Any idea what caused it s demise? Sorry for your loss.
     
  12. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    Big clam!!!! Awesome.
    Yeah they die after a while but what a centerpiece