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Kept a 5"+ Maxima alive long term?


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I currently have a maxima that is about 6 inches or bigger that I bought in March of 2010. It's attached to a small rock that I can move pretty much anywhere. It's currently on the sand bed but I have also had it up on some rocks. I run a calcium reactor but have only used it for about half the time I have owned the clam. My crocea is just as old as well and my derasa is about 1 1/2 years old but like most derasas grows the fastest.

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I currently have a maxima that is about 6 inches or bigger that I bought in March of 2010. It's attached to a small rock that I can move pretty much anywhere. It's currently on the sand bed but I have also had it up on some rocks. I run a calcium reactor but have only used it for about half the time I have owned the clam. My crocea is just as old as well and my derasa is about 1 1/2 years old but like most derasas grows the fastest.


How big is the maxima?

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The clam is about 6" or bigger. You can see it in the pic all the way on the right. The pic was from May.


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I used to have an 8-9" maxima but lost it during a tank crash when moving to a bigger tank. I had it for about 6-8 months with no issues until the crash.

back in Feb 2011


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The clam is about 6" or bigger. You can see it in the pic all the way on the right. The pic was from May.


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I used to have an 8-9" maxima but lost it during a tank crash when moving to a bigger tank. I had it for about 6-8 months with no issues until the crash.

back in Feb 2011


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Do you use kalk?

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thanks

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Is there anyone with 5 inch Maximas that have been in their tanks for over a year?


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The clam is about 6" or bigger. You can see it in the pic all the way on the right. The pic was from May.


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I used to have an 8-9" maxima but lost it during a tank crash when moving to a bigger tank. I had it for about 6-8 months with no issues until the crash.

back in Feb 2011


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Wow.

So to combine both your posts, the maxima is 6 inches and you've had it since may 2010 making it 2.5 years under your care. that's superb!

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Correct. The blue maxima. The green one was lost in a tank crash

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Some beautiful clams! Starting small with mine really hope to keep it alive as I already love it!

Already talked to Zeph a lot about it too, he's helped calm my nerves on thinking its pinched all the time, haha.