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mojoreef

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Well just another day in the life of an old reefer. Got a box of clams in today so i scope a few and dropped the balance to Paul to flog. Anyway I have them all in little containers (no lids) and in a styrofoam box filled half way with water, paying attention to make sure the little fellows are all safe and stuff. Well I get home and the wife has taken my parking spot , so I park on the hill and jump out, go around to the other door on the truck.Ever so carefully I remove the box and lift it out of the truck. I lean on the door to close it when I almost step on the cat, I jump slightly and the door swings open and hits my arm......Yes the styrofoam box immediatly shatters and all the clams go flying down the driveway...........Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh....Eight clams roling head over mantels down the damm driveway.. I chase them down the road shoveling them into my coat pockets and inside my coat...run to the tank room and do a slide down the hill.....AAAAAAHHHHHhhhh. One clam died immediately.. but it was nice enough to leave a small amount of its shell in one of my ribs...Anyway I get up and get inot the pump room, to find out that the wind storm from last night has blown my inwindow fan into the room and into my 55 gallon kalk drum......Who needs magnetic stirers, lol. Thank God it unluged on the way down...Anyway got the calms in the tank and they seem to be doing very well...well except for one...which I will keep close to my heart...literally....

SO I am going to be giving a talk on clam acclimation techniques next week for anyone interested, lol


Just another day

Mike
 

aquariumdebacle

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not sure I like that acclimation advice

so, this must be the way to NOT acclimate clams! Next time that cat better watch out, you might value your new pets more than the old. what does the f stand for in ofr
 

Doug1

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Yah its Old Fart Reefer, a title Mike holds honorarily, usually have to hit the half centry mark, but exceptions are made for feeling old, sometimes ;)
 

sharks

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LOL Mike this hobby is getting more and more dangerous for you.
I still laugh thinking about that header into the tank ;-)
S
 

Elmo18

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Yikes! Sorry to hear Mike :( Sometimes things happen you don't expect, even though we care about the animals so much. Even I try to expect the worst, so i'll be ready for it, but other times, like your situation, you just have to act quick :)

I'm glad the other clams are doing well. Where did you get them from?

- Elmo
 

Minh Nguyen

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mojoreef said:
Aint that the truth elmo. the clams are from vietnam

Mike
Mike,
Are these clams beautiful? I saw some Pink Red and Green teardrop Maxima from Vietnam a few years ago. They all died in a few weeks however. I think they are much better now (in collecting and shipping properlly)
Hope you can post some pictures. Maxiam from Vietnam have the most unique color and patern.
Minh
 

mojoreef

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Yea Minh they are select grade croceas (really nice electric blues and greens) and the tear drop maximas you are refering to. here are a couple of pics

oops the are more pics in the psas forum under the thread clams, clams clams

Mike[/list]
 
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