squamosa lighting

Discussion in 'Clams' started by t4zalews, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. t4zalews

    t4zalews Flamingo Tongue

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    I have a squamosa clam coming on tuesday. My lighting is 2x150W 14K HQI with 4x39W actinics. Currently I have 2 derasas on the sandbed doing great, 2 maximas 15" from the lights doing great. Can I place the squamosa on the sandbed(~24 in. from the lights), or do I have to place him higher on the rocks? for the sake of it I'll give parameters...Ca=460, Po4=0,no3=0,dkh=10, sg=1.025, UV and carbon are ran for water clarity.
     
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  3. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    You should be ok, they are one of the least light demanding clams.
     
  4. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    Make sure you have a lot of space for it as mine went from 3" shell length to it's present 12" shell length (16" with open mantle) in about 5 years, and just under NO fluorescent lamps.
     
  5. jimw369

    jimw369 Fire Shrimp

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    No T5s?:confused:
     
  6. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    No T-5's over that clam.
    It used to be in a 90g with 8 normal output fluorescent lamps on timers to stagger the lighting intensity, but for the last few years it has been in a 65 with 6 NO fluorescent lamps. 90g sprung a leak and had to move everything to the 65 which was the only empty tank I had at the time.
     
  7. t4zalews

    t4zalews Flamingo Tongue

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    Clam is doing well on the sandbed...full mantle extension and great colors...my water quality is also very prestine, will look even better when I get the 250W's with the new upgrade coming soon