What type of clam can I keep???? If any??

Discussion in 'Clams' started by baugherb, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My pleasure. I suggest that if you try a clam that you follow wildreef's advice and try one of the less light demanding clams.
     
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  3. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Ok, I just want a good shot at keeping it... For my checkbook and the clams sake..... If you know what I mean....LOL!!!
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We must be posting at the same time :) I think you should have enough blue actinic. Just keep the clam way up high in the tank as close to the lights as possible.
     
  5. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Good advice.

    And I might add, one the the ones that is slow growing and stays relatively small like a crocea (Tridacna crocea).


    Good luck with whatever you choose.

    Got me thinking about small one for my nano. But have nowhere near enough light.

    Might be worth try regardless...:)
     
  6. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    I've always wanted one but haven't had a snowballs chance in he-- at even having close to the amount of light needed... or spectrum.....
     
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  9. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Well thank you..... LOL>>>>
     
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    hmmm made me think about etting one to keep nitrates down for good.thanks for giving him the advice ill take it too.lol
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to clarify what has been posted about nitrates, clams will not keep your nitrates level down. They do consume them a little bit but not enough to solve a high nitrate problem :)
     
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