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This was a photo from the LFS right before I bought it.

 

I got it on my sand sitting on a little flat piece of rock.

 

Should I move it really high up next to the light after it attaches to the rock? Mount the rock it attaches to, to the LR?

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ThemadReefer
This was a photo from the LFS right before I bought it.

 

I got it on my sand sitting on a little flat piece of rock.

 

Should I move it really high up next to the light after it attaches to the rock? Mount the rock it attaches to, to the LR?

 

 

 

yea you can do that....but be aware that if he's not happy with the spot you've chosen....he'll move himself

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danthenewreefman

it'll streaaaatch like a zoanthid if it isn't getting enough light...right? the mantle itself will extend?

 

I feed filter feeder food reguarly, and it was really working the syphon once it smelled the food.

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crocea.......nice though....keep on the rocks for a happy clam!!

 

+1 to that ID and is definately a nice looking clam

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ThemadReefer
it'll streaaaatch like a zoanthid if it isn't getting enough light...right? the mantle itself will extend?

 

I feed filter feeder food reguarly, and it was really working the syphon once it smelled the food.

 

 

DON'T do that!! it's working the siphon to try and get all the crap you just shot down it's throat out!!

 

they dont need to be fed at that size.....that's a huge clam!

 

they will get everything they need from the light and the water......Light for zooxanthellae production and calcium for shell growth

 

whatever food they need they will filter out of the water all by themselves

 

 

 

and YES....they will over extend the mantle if they're not receiving enough light

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danthenewreefman

no no no I didn't just shoot him up!

 

I just broadcast fed the tank last night with reefcleaners filter feeder food... and he seems to like it. all i was saying

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ThemadReefer
no no no I didn't just shoot him up!

 

I just broadcast fed the tank last night with reefcleaners filter feeder food... and he seems to like it. all i was saying

 

ahhh I stand corrected then....then yes....obviously he was hungry!!

 

they're really complex creatures that require minimally complex care......thats why i love them!!

 

good luck with him!!

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danthenewreefman

he is 20" away from 6x39w T5 directly under them in the middle of the tank, so it's getting light from all bulbs.

 

high quality bulbs

individual reflectors

 

not really certain if that'll be enough or not but I'd like to be ready if I see signs of streatching.

 

ahhh I stand corrected then....then yes....obviously he was hungry!!

 

they're really complex creatures that require minimally complex care......thats why i love them!!

 

good luck with him!!

 

that would be a dumb move! lol Oh lets just fill him up, he looks hungry! lol

 

I bet someone has done that before!....poor clam.

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ThemadReefer
he is 20" away from 6x39w T5 directly under them in the middle of the tank, so it's getting light from all bulbs.

 

high quality bulbs

individual reflectors

 

not really certain if that'll be enough or not but I'd like to be ready if I see signs of streatching.

 

 

 

that would be a dumb move! lol Oh lets just fill him up, he looks hungry! lol

 

I bet someone has done that before!....poor clam.

 

 

 

he's getting plenty of light!!

 

sounds like a good setup you got there

 

the clam will let you know if it's getting too much or too little

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danthenewreefman

I did test a setosa out at his level for a couple weeks, so I know it's sufficient for SPS at that level...

 

 

I'm sorry but one more question --

 

I see that many articles state clams have the best color until low K colored lights. 6500K is the best followed by 10k.

 

I mean...I use 20k, is my clam going to look like #### in a couple weeks?

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ThemadReefer
I did test a setosa out at his level for a couple weeks, so I know it's sufficient for SPS at that level...

 

 

I'm sorry but one more question --

 

I see that many articles state clams have the best color until low K colored lights. 6500K is the best followed by 10k.

 

I mean...I use 20k, is my clam going to look like #### in a couple weeks?

 

 

nope....they have a great way of adapting within reason to lighting conditions as long as the intensity and PAR values are right

 

it's true that a 10K bulb is the best form of lighting for clams but I use 15K and have no issues

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ThemadReefer
nice clam dude!

 

Wish I had room for like an 18" clam.

 

 

love the user name dude!!! I LOL'd!! :lol:

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danthenewreefman
nice clam dude!

 

Wish I had room for like an 18" clam.

 

I thought he was about max size for a crocea?

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ThemadReefer
I thought he was about max size for a crocea?

 

 

maybe another inch if he REALLY gets big but yea.....6-7 inches is about right

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danthenewreefman

He had a long trip home and, I was so excited I freaking put him in the tank without acclimating. Now this is what it looks like, and has looked like this since being in my tank. I did "burp" him...

 

you can see little bands of semi-bleached area in the mantle

 

is he doomed, or will he recover? 50/50?

 

he is still very responsive to shadows, eating filter feeder food & doesn't look like it's getting worse at all...

 

I so scared I killed me clam :-( Figure all I can is make sure he has enough food & leave him alone.

 

still%20sick%20clam.JPG

 

Do know photo 1 was LFS fancy camera, photo 2 is my POS.

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ThemadReefer
He had a long trip home and, I was so excited I freaking put him in the tank without acclimating. Now this is what it looks like, and has looked like this since being in my tank. I did "burp" him...

 

you can see little bands of semi-bleached area in the mantle

 

is he doomed, or will he recover? 50/50?

 

he is still very responsive to shadows, eating filter feeder food & doesn't look like it's getting worse at all...

 

I so scared I killed me clam :-( Figure all I can is make sure he has enough food & leave him alone.

 

still%20sick%20clam.JPG

 

Do know photo 1 was LFS fancy camera, photo 2 is my POS.

 

 

LOL

 

that's not bleaching that's natural coloration!!

 

he looks different under different lights that's why it looks apparent now!!

 

clams don't bleach that quickly FYI!!

 

relax he looks fine

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danthenewreefman

GOOD! lol

 

I feel so much better lol.

 

 

 

and thank you so much. I really appreciate all the help. Thank you!

 

--Daniel

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ThemadReefer
GOOD! lol

 

I feel so much better lol.

 

What those whiter looking spots then? Normal?

 

 

yes sir.....natural coloration

 

ohh and FYI bleaching usually starts around the intake siphon or around the edges of the mantle......not usually blotchy like what you're seeing

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danthenewreefman

yeah sorry i read again you said they were natural coloration the first time!

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ThemadReefer
yeah sorry i read again you said they were natural coloration the first time!

 

 

let us know how it goes with him!!

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