Discussion in 'Clams' started by Peredhil, Jan 30, 2010.
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It definitely will want to attach and when its tipped like it is it cant do that.
not at all dude. I appreciate that you took the time to look at the pics. I'm open to all ideas on this.
What do you think about my theory about the particular bulbs you are running?
I should find the PAR level tests from the popular t5ho bulbs. You would see what I am getting at if you saw the numbers UVL bulbs put out compared to other brand bulbs.
UVL super actinics have about 220 PAR. I believe ATI blue plus have around 370 with lots of actinic spectra. Actinic white is around 300.
To be very honest, the whole lighting PAR subject flies over my head. I can't grasp it. I get the basic idea, but I can't make my own decisions there. It's kind of pathetic really, but I'm big enough to admit it.
What I do know is that when it was time to replace my bulbs, I was advised to go to Tangster. As you probably know, this dude is a long time member and well trusted around 3reef. That was enough for me to go with his suggestions.
Granted at the time of his suggestion, I did not have a clam... but the idea was for SPS.
So it's not a debate I can really interject into. I reckon I have at least 3 more months of life left in these T5's b4 I replace them and will probably get something different.
Anyway, you very well may be right.
The clam itself, as far as I can tell, this is only a coloration issue. It still reacts to movement/light and extends its mantle in a healthy way.
The lighter color is now uniform. Once I get my home PC back up (photobucket gave me a trojan from their banner ad) I'll update the pic. But now, it essentially just looks like a different color, it's not even splotchy...
So I really don't know. I can say getting a clam was more stressful than I hoped for! But not as much as I had anticipated
Good to hear, keep us updated please. I have a new maxima and am trying to glean as much info as I can. I can tell you i got the info on the T5's from one of the bests sources on the web, the Grim Reefer on Reef Central. He has done a lot of work on this and has a thread with about 5000 posts.
Did you check it over for pyramid snails?
Burp it when you put it in.
It should be fine where it is.Mine got a little stressed from being up on the rocks I believe so I moved it down but I have a shallow 16" deep tank.I also let my nitrates get up to 20 so it has a good chance to feed before I do a water change and knock them back down.
If you read the original t5ho threads on RC, you will find I contributed quite a bit back then.
I know some here on 3reef really were advocating UVL bulbs, but, that was a bit misguided when other bulbs not only make better PAR, actually cost less, and IMHO look better.
mental note: in a few months when it's time to replace bulbs, hound horkn for advise ;D
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