Opinions on clams under 300watts of MH

crt81

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I have 2 150w fixtures that each have 150watt 14K pheonix bulbs.
I want to keep clams.

Which type would be the best choice?

Also, this will go in my 65gallon reef that is not fully set up yet.

I would prefer to have the clam on the sand bed.
 
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skinz78

In Memoriam
You should be fine with all of the tridacnids.

How old is the tank? I would recommend that you wait to add clams until it is at least 6 months old.

Here are some good links for keeping clams, read up.

lighting

clam care
 

crt81

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11678173#post11678173 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by skinz78
You should be fine with all of the tridacnids.

How old is the tank? I would recommend that you wait to add clams until it is at least 6 months old.

Here are some good links for keeping clams, read up.

lighting

clam care



Well it still is very young. I just got it started. I just added the LR, and once it's done cycling I can start adding things slowly, but yeah I know I cannot add clams right away!
 

Phyxius

Moving About
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I had a crocea in the mid rock level in my 65 before I upgraded. I ran 1-250 watt MH and 2 T5 actinics in that tank. Clam did very well and now is in my 90.
I waited almost a yr with my tank before adding the first clam. I now have 3 kinds in 2 tanks with a Crocea, Deresa and Maxima in the mix
 

rwbogard

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I grew clams just fine under 2 x 150W HQI's; however, coloration is much better and growth much more rapid under 250W halides. You should be fine with your current setup given the tank depth and clam placement.
 

cj hill

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i have a maxima in my 65 with one 250hqi and 2 t5hos it has been in there for 2 years and is doing fine on the sand with a flat rock under it
 

crt81

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11692912#post11692912 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by cj hill
i have a maxima in my 65 with one 250hqi and 2 t5hos it has been in there for 2 years and is doing fine on the sand with a flat rock under it

So you have it on the sand bed, is the color nice on the clam?


Do you have any other clams?
 

rexdenton

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crocea under (embarassed) 800 watts 10K ushios for 6h each day, about 10 inches deep. My crocea has grown about 2.5 inches in 1.5 years...loves the wattage, as much as I love the clam.
 
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