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    Clams, good idea, or bad idea?

    Setting up a 120. Thinking about putting some clams in it as they are pretty dang cool. Never done clams before. Any thoughts?

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    You need enough light to keep them happy. Clams over 3" photosynthesize to feed. You need strong enough lights to make that happen.

    Smaller than that, then you need to phyto the tank every couple of days to feed them. They are way cool though.
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    Are there any specific clams that a first timer could do well with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    You need enough light to keep them happy. Clams over 3" photosynthesize to feed. You need strong enough lights to make that happen.

    Smaller than that, then you need to phyto the tank every couple of days to feed them. They are way cool though.
    That is a good start. See you at reefstock.

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    Meant fragstock. Reefstock is earlier in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    Are there any specific clams that a first timer could do well with?
    crocea are good as they dont get large. be careful wich species you buy, some get massive.
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    I will definetly do more research. It's always nice to get feedback from those who actually have them though.

    Thanks

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    derasa's are a good beginner.

    also, I have several 1.5 inch maximas and have kept small ones over the years without feeding phyto.

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    Picked up a maxima at fragstock. I love him dearly.

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