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Mark9
11/27/2015, 12:46 PM
Black Friday sale, $70.
He's around 4 1/2 inches?
Been in the tank 20 minutes.
Now I need to rearrange to make him a focal point.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1100888_zpswuoh9itg.jpg

SS_Sean
11/27/2015, 10:55 PM
Nice one!

Mark9
11/29/2015, 01:32 PM
Second day, more open, seems to be settling.
Has a white spot, which I find odd.
Looked real close at it, just seems to be absence of color,
Doesn't look like rot or anything, so I hope it's ok.
The first picture shows it too, in the reflection.
What do you guys think?

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1110005_zps2jbhzvnt.jpg

Mark9
12/09/2015, 04:24 PM
Settling in, I guess.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1110080_zpsrxqjsyvy.jpg

MondoBongo
12/09/2015, 06:22 PM
is he fully on his side in that last picture?

Mark9
12/10/2015, 05:43 AM
is he fully on his side in that last picture?

Not sure what you mean, fully.
He is on his side.
Every time I prop him up, he eventually moves to his side.
So, I gave him a rock to sit on.

MondoBongo
12/10/2015, 06:23 AM
They can't be on their side. They need to be upright. The photosynthesis occurs in the mantle, so that needs to be pointing up towards the lights.

If he keeps flipping over, he doesn't like the spot. Could be too much flow, could be not enough light, could be something else.

But you can't leave him on his side. He will effectively starve.

What is your lighting like?

Mark9
12/10/2015, 06:49 AM
They can't be on their side. They need to be upright. The photosynthesis occurs in the mantle, so that needs to be pointing up towards the lights.

If he keeps flipping over, he doesn't like the spot. Could be too much flow, could be not enough light, could be something else.

But you can't leave him on his side. He will effectively starve.

What is your lighting like?

6 bulb T5, 4 blue+, 1 actinic and 1 coral+, I think.
I guess i'll get in there this weekend and move him.

MondoBongo
12/10/2015, 06:58 AM
That looks like a maxima (or maybe squamosa?).

They're going to need to be high up to get the lighting intensity they require from a T5 fixture.

Most clams will do best under MH or LED. They both provide good intensity. You can keep Tridacna under T5, but they've got to be close to the light source to get the amount of light they require.

I would figure out what species that is exactly, then read and prepare appropriately. Tridacna can be tricky to deal with at first, but if you meet their basic requirements for water chemistry and light, I've found them to be very hardy.

Mark9
12/12/2015, 01:24 PM
He's now upright, I may move him higher up for more light.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1110097_zps6lrzgudo.jpg

Mark9
12/12/2015, 01:51 PM
Seems to be getting happier.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1110107_zpslzredfll.jpg

Bagabaga
12/12/2015, 03:23 PM
That looks like a maxima to me. If it's t5 lighting only he will need to be on the top of your rock structure to get enough light and they prefer rock to sand bed. Very finicky animals these are, the white spot looks like mantle bleaching. Does it or has it expelled any brown or green string? It's always better to be sure of your par level with these guys hey can and do get too much light. I hope you find his sweet spot in your tank. He's beautiful.

Mark9
12/12/2015, 05:16 PM
He's expelled nothing and the white was there when I got him.
He came from a deep tank, where he was on the bottom.

Mark9
12/17/2015, 05:53 PM
When I got this guy, he was attached to a small rock, it actually looked like it had been cut as it was flat on the bottom.
So, I glued that rock to a bigger rock, the one I used to make a perch.
Now I can place him wherever I want without him falling off, tipping over, etc.
He's looking good.
Still haven't moved him up yet though.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1110111_zpsuxojuodg.jpg

cichlidsrcool
12/24/2015, 03:07 PM
that's a very nice clam at good price good luck