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    Tridacnid Work Shop

    mojoreef ask that I do a work shop on clams so in the weeks to follow we will discuss.

    1. The right environment.

    2. Selection ( not just the pretties one )

    3. Acclimation

    4. Water chemistry

    5. Placement

    6. Identification

    And more great stuff.
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    Woo Wee with all of the recent break throughs, I'm sure more thought is incorporated when deciding "Hey I want a Clam"!

    Look forward to the workshop!

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    I have a few excellent clam recipes!

    hehe.. seriously, I've never kept a clam and I am sure this workshop will prove very informative to me! I look forward to learning about them~~ Thanks Barry!
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    this will be a good one can't wait

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    YUUUUHHHUUU !!!
    Mojo read my mind
    i can't wait to read the secrets on how i take care of clams
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    First of all, make sure that your aquarium has been established long enough to support the needs of your new addition. A good indication of your aquarium’s suitability for Tridacnids is a nice growth of coralline algae.

    Make sure that your fish and invertebrates are compatible with Tridacnids. Some cleaner shrimp have proven to be destructive to clams, nibbling on their mantles and otherwise preventing full expansion. Other fishes may also harass clams. For example, I once had a Copperband Butterfly that was introduced into an established aquarium that contained clams. It never bothered the clams at all, until one day I placed a few new clams into the aquarium and he attacked them within moments. Observation and careful selection of fishes is critical if you tend to be successful with clams. I found that a good reference book to see if you tank mates are compatible is Scott Michael’s, “Reef Fish“ Do some research first.

    Tridacnids do not like a lot of water movement so plan a place where you are to place your clams. You don't want a large amount of water move because we have found that in most cases that will prevent the clams from fully extending their mantles.
    Barry

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    Nice!!! This will be a great workshop.

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    well good thing i read that because i was thinking about getting a cleaner shrimp
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    about getting a cleaner shrimp
    Again, cleaner shrimp are hit and miss. Most of the time if you see them on the mantles of the clam, it is normally after lights out.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N.
    Selection ( not just the pretties one )
    Awww, Barry - you know that's how I pick them.....I'm such a sucker for the bright colors and cool patterns. This will be a good one.

    With regards to the "right environment" - it seems there are a lot of Clam and SPS tanks. Do clams do well in the lower nutrient environments of SPS tanks, or do they favor a bit of nutrients in the water?

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    Thanks Barry this is going to rock.
    75g. 20g sump and fuge DIY, quiet one 6000 return, 1" seaswirl, 2 tunze 6100 with two singletrollers, ebo jager heater, phosban reactor, asm g-3 skimmer, cpr overflow with aqualifter. 2x 250w icecaps with 20,000k bulbs. Lots of Fun!!

    Dead tank. Killed by Tiffany D. with a tea glass aimed at me. She missed and hit the tank.
    Not so much fun!! LOL

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    hey i have a few questions, sorry if they are a little dumb but does the size of a tank matters ? and i was wondering if it's necesary to have a calcium reactor in order to keep a clam?
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    I'm in My Coral Beauty has bin banished to the 180(i don't think she minds)since she started picking.no shrimp,snails,crabs either

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaH2O

    With regards to the "right environment" - it seems there are a lot of Clam and SPS tanks. Do clams do well in the lower nutrient environments of SPS tanks, or do they favor a bit of nutrients in the water?

    Thanks
    That is an interesting question Nikki. I kind of wonder the same thing. Is it beneficial to have a sand bed bed if you are going to have clams??

    This is going to be a great workshop Barry, I'm looking forward to following it.
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    hey also wanna know if the gigas clams are hard to keep.
    I only have soft corals in my 37 gal tank and one lps.
    i don't have a calcium reactor and at this point i only add ph buffer to the tank.
    do you think a clam would make it in a tank like this?
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