What clams can I have with a T5HO Glo?

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  1. morninwood

    morninwood Bristle Worm

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    What clams can I have with a T5HO Glo?

    I heard that some people say that the t5ho glo is good enough to grow clams. But I also hear people hate the t5ho fixture. I'm trying to go for a blue clam if possible. Any suggestions? or should i wait till i upgrade.

    Nano 20 gallon tank 24 x 13"x 17
    Hagen 24" GLO Dual T5 HO 2 x 24W
    1 bulb is a marine bulb
    1 bulb is a power bulb
     
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  3. Zoanthids21

    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    I really dont think it would work, the blue clam you would want is probably a Crocea and i am getting a derasa soon for my tank but i have MH. I have heard of people keeping clams,SPS all those things under T5HO but they are extremely powerfull fixtures with individual reflectors.
     
  4. morninwood

    morninwood Bristle Worm

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    ah thanks. any other clam might work?
     
  5. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    MAYBE a squamosa but they get real big and would require daily addings of Ca/alk in a 20G. in reality it can be done but really isnt advised
     
  6. banthonyb71

    banthonyb71 Millepora

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    I would get high quality bulbs. Like ATI, giesmann. Your tank depth is 13"? You may be able to do one. the right clam the right bulbs.
     
  7. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It should be fine with the bulbs suggest above.