Just thought i would post some of my clams

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Tommo, 18 Jan 2009.

  1. Tommo

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    Hi everyone , just posted in the new member forum , and being a clam fan :)
    I thought i would share a few pics with you all :)

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    And a couple more :)

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    Very nice thanks for sharing
     
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    Hi

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    welcome to msa nice clams you got there:thumbup:
     
  6. Tommo

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    Thanks :) , i have more but finding the pic's is rather frustrating :(

    but i will find when :)

    Cheers
     
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    Woah thats a bugger load of clams! How much Ca you dosing? ;) Very nice
     
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    Hi Matt , i have a dual chamber CA reactor , and keep my CA level at a min of 550ppm


    I am also going to use a Kalk reactor as well , the clams are starting to really grow so i have to keep the CA up :)


    Cheers mate
     
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    Very nice, what are your tank specs and what do you consider to be paramount when keeping that many clams?
     
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    Tank specs are 4x2x2 3 x 250 watt 14,000k metal halides

    sump is 3x18'x18' with Refugium/DSB, with macro algae

    return pump is 7200 liter/hour

    3 tunze 2500 liter/hour powerheads
    1 tunze 4500 liter/powerhead

    Umm i guess what is paramount to keeping clams is maily don't have S.G swings and keep your CA up , and like anything keep your water parameters stable as possible :)


    At the end of the day Mike , like keeping anything "Dont Stuff Up" or it dies

    cheers mate

    P.S Keep clam safe fish, thats the other thing to think of when having clams :)
     
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    That is the most sensible thing i have ever read:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    LOL , it is true though Mike ,i have killed my fair share or corals due to doing stupid things !!

    Cheers Andrew
     
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    Awesome clams Andrew! WOW! Can you list the types that you are keeping, if you don't mind? (t. squasmosa? t. dendrosa? t. gigantea? t. maxima? t. crocea?)

    Also - how many do you have in total?
     
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    WOW Andrew, that's just beautiful - those clams look very healthy - no gaping ;)

    Well done :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Everyone :thumbup:

    I have 2 Squazzies "t. squasmosa"

    8 Maxi's "t. maxima"

    Cheers Andrew
     
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    Stunning clams.
     
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    Hav'nt we all:(

    Nice Andrew, look forward to seeing and hearing more of your tank.:)
     
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    Thanks sunburst,

    i have a very nice 2cm, well it is about 4cm now squazzie "yes very small" but a brilliant blue

    LOL he is in a scotch glass in my tank, a little hard to get a pic but i'll try and take one as it is my fav clam, only because it is small and also look forward to growing it.

    cheers :)
     
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    lovley.. i love clams...
     
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    How about a FTS? ;)
     
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