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My first clam.


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  1. My first clam. My first clam.

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    Scientific Name: Tridacna Crocea Clam
    Color: Blue
    Growth Form: Other
    Status: Part of Current Collection
    Date Acquired: 9/11
    Purchased Price: 49.99
    Availability: Never Plan to Frag
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Growth Rate: Slow
    Lighting: Strong
    Flow: Low
    Temperament: Peaceful
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    IMG 1112 - My first clam.

    IMG 1144 - My first clam.
    Last edited by MizTanks; 09-12-2011 at 01:14 PM.
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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    IMG 1112 - My first clam.
    Way cool. I only hope Mine looks as happy when he's set.
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    MyNemesis - Reefkeeper
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    I have a couple different clams. When I got them, I placed them on a 3 or 4 inch piece of live rock with a natural indentation in it, where the bottom fits and it sits naturally. The clam attaches its foot to the rock which comes in real handy when you have to move it, want to experiment with lighting and location, cleaning the tank and so on, without fear of damaging the clam.

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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    MyNem - is it OK to place them on the sand bed?

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNemesis View Post
    I have a couple different clams. When I got them, I placed them on a 3 or 4 inch piece of live rock with a natural indentation in it, where the bottom fits and it sits naturally. The clam attaches its foot to the rock which comes in real handy when you have to move it, want to experiment with lighting and location, cleaning the tank and so on, without fear of damaging the clam.
    You know I read this too. I was originally going to place it up high on my LR as I had the perfect spot for it. Indented and all. But then it was suggested that the SB was best. But now I'm thinking about it's foot becoming attached to the glass bottom and I'm not liking that thought at all. Soooo tomorrow she goes on a piece of LR all of her own. Thanks MyNemseie!
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    MyNemesis - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlhirst View Post
    MyNem - is it OK to place them on the sand bed?
    I'm sure that is fine. In fact, I think that most reefers have them on the sand bed. I put it on a rock because I read that they are more prone to pests when they are on the sand bed and that the biggest reason for clam death is messing up how and where the foot is connected. Just a couple less problems to worry about, I guess. Never killed one!

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    demonclownfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    what most people do witht he sandbed is they put a flat peice of liverock directly under the clam under the sand so when it goes to attach the foot it finds the rock before the glass so it can still be moved if needed.

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    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
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    Great thoughts, thanks!

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    I have 5 clams all on the sand and never had any problems! Great looking clam Jamie!
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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Very Nice!

    While it may be your first clam I have a sneaky suspicion that you'll love it so much we'll be seeing a "My tenth clam." thread in no time!

    Tom

    ---------- Post added at 09:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:01 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    I have 5 clams all on the sand and never had any problems!
    FYI - Best husbandry practices (BHP) are different for the different species of clams.

    Tom

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