View Full Version : seems like clams are pretty popular! Why arent there any clam tanks??

phatty phish
01/25/2001, 11:56 AM
Is it just me or are clams a popular reef specimen? Also why is it there really isnt a special clam tank for making viewing simple?

01/25/2001, 12:05 PM
Clams are indeed getting popular, probably because of their beauty and ease of care (under the right conditions).

There is indeed a clam viewing tank available, and I think it was designed by Knop himself. The top third of the front glass is sloped back at a 45-degree angle so you can look directly down at your clams.

phatty phish
01/25/2001, 12:18 PM
Oh thats is awesome!! Where can you purchase it? How many gallons?

01/25/2001, 12:26 PM
I have no idea, but it might be in the Knop book, or if Knop has a website it might be there. I think it's 60 gallons, but don't quote me on that one. :D

01/25/2001, 01:09 PM
It's in the Knop book, page 178 shows the tank. It has a 45 degree angled front piece of glass. The book says a very powerful skimmer introducing gaseous turnover is required because there is diminished surface area for gas exchange. It is cool looking.

01/25/2001, 11:33 PM
There is a guy on one of these boards from the bay area(cali) that had a custom acrylic tank made. The shape/style is the same as the knop tank except that it's acrylic. sorry can't remember the url for it. I do remember that the tank was made through one of the more popular acrylic tank manufacturers so maybe you could just try them.


02/23/2001, 04:29 AM
Check this out


03/02/2001, 11:43 AM
I made one. Its in the equipment section of my photoalbum linked below. Its been 6 months already, and I still haven't set it up.


Chuck Anderson
03/05/2001, 12:20 PM
Here is the Daniel Knopp Article on clam tanks.