How do you know when its right to add a clam

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by mytank, 14 Aug 2011.

  1. mytank

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    So as I am doing some research I have read quite a few threads including this one.

    One thing I am trying to determine though is you often get a stern warning around nennies that the tank should be 10months to a year old before even attempting to host a nennie.

    What are the rules and guidelines around clams I see Wild On Pets just got a great shipment of clams in :whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling:

    I would appreciate the advise and comments.

    ***DISCLAIMER*****

    1. I am not saying I want to put on in today (would love to though :tt2:).
    2. I don't have one now
    3. I do like them I think they bring awesome color to a tank.

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    they are quite hardy and having 2 in my tank would say that you need to make sure your water params are stable and in check constantly, your lighting is good, which i know it is. and since the are both filter feeders and photosynthetic it makes having an established tank a better plan. once you are confident in your tank keeping soft corals, LPS and inverts like shrimps for a month or 3 without any issues, i would say you ready for a clam
     
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    I reckon when you are able to keep your parameters stable, nitrate low, alk and calcium in normal ranges, then you can attempt. And also if you have enough light. Do not let the parameters swing from high in range to low in range over a short period of time. Or any time for that matter.
     
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