View Full Version : Can I have clams under orbit marine pro?

02/13/2017, 09:33 PM
Once my 40 breeder is well established do you think I can grow a clam underneath an orbit marine pro led light? My tank is only 16 inches tall

Thanks in advance!:fish2:

Ron Reefman
02/14/2017, 04:12 AM
Given a 16" deep tank you could put the clam a bit off the bottom and directly under the fixture so it gets more light and you can probably keep it alive. Probably. You would probably be better off saving the money you'd spend on the clam and put it toward a better fixture.

02/14/2017, 06:18 AM
My experience with two derasa clams under LED have ended in heart break. I'm sure there are success stories out there but my experiences have been bad ones.

02/14/2017, 09:35 AM
That is not very much light. If you must do it, try a lower light clam like a squamosa, but I would probably not even give it 50/50 chance. However, I also agree that a better light should probably be first.