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CorbinSawyer
09/26/2016, 07:49 PM
Hey,

I was researching the heck out of clams because I would like to get a deresa or squamosa. I can't remember where it was, video, book, post, article, etc... but it said you shouldn't run GFO with a clam. Is this a thing because I generally do run GFO?

Please and Thank you

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ezcompany
09/30/2016, 03:18 PM
GFO has been linked to pinched mantle disease. Anytime I run GFO in the past I will notice maximas and squamosas being irritated, hence I never run GFO.
Organic phosphates are needed by coral and clams and GFO strips this very efficiently as well.

vashawn
09/30/2016, 03:47 PM
How about carbon?

kegogut
09/30/2016, 08:57 PM
How about carbon?

I run carbon all the time and have never noticed any adverse effects on my clam.

CorbinSawyer
09/30/2016, 09:52 PM
Thanks. Out with the GFO for a bit then.

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MondoBongo
10/05/2016, 08:49 AM
i have run GFO in a media bag, not a reactor, with derasa and crocea and never noticed an issue. it could be that in a bag it is not getting as much flow as it would in a reactor, so therefore it is not as aggressive in stripping the water, and doesn't irritate the clams as much.

supscribe
10/25/2016, 02:14 PM
My tank also runs gfo in a reactor and I have had no issues w my maxima

SS_Sean
10/26/2016, 04:34 PM
My experience is that you have to use a filter sock on the output from a GFO/Carbon reactor to catch any particulate. This solves the problem and I've had great results...

MondoBongo
10/26/2016, 07:11 PM
My experience is that you have to use a filter sock on the output from a GFO/Carbon reactor to catch any particulate. This solves the problem and I've had great results...
That's a really good idea. Something I never thought to try.

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Raintree
10/27/2016, 02:05 AM
My understanding with the GFO is that the dust is what irritates the clams and creates an immediate problem, not the low phosphate (although that can still be a problem. +1 on putting the outlet to a GFO reactor in a filter sock

Gig 'em
11/22/2016, 07:34 PM
I was under the impression that clams don't do well with iron in the water, and GFO...

AquaBogie
11/22/2016, 08:02 PM
I run GFO had my maxima for about 4 months without any issues. But I also throw reef roids and Goni power in twice a week directly on the clam.

MondoBongo
11/23/2016, 10:48 PM
So a little update here. I've been battling a hair algae problem so I brought my gfo reactor online about 4 weeks ago. It's a TLF 150 with the max amount in it. I'm using a filter sock on the output.

So far my derasa and crocea seem perfectly fine. I've been having some minor issues with the reactor not flowing as much as I'd like, so I'm not sure how aggressively it is stripping the water, but so far so good with my clams.

Kawasaki213
11/23/2016, 11:41 PM
Good to know. Thanks for sharing

So a little update here. I've been battling a hair algae problem so I brought my gfo reactor online about 4 weeks ago. It's a TLF 150 with the max amount in it. I'm using a filter sock on the output.

So far my derasa and crocea seem perfectly fine. I've been having some minor issues with the reactor not flowing as much as I'd like, so I'm not sure how aggressively it is stripping the water, but so far so good with my clams.

hart24601
11/25/2016, 03:29 PM
Several years ago when PM was really bad there were all sorts of ideas and gfo - iron - got hammered on as a suspect and that feeling has been carried forward. There are plenty of people that run GFO now without issues that I really wouldn't be concerned. I have run gfo and carbon with clams without issue too.