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MHG
03/20/2017, 03:25 PM
Si my tank is about 6 years old. My SPS growth is off the charts. So my clam is getting huge but he is getting less light. Lately he spends more time closed than usual.

Should I try to move him? I dont think I can if I wanted...

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jda
03/20/2017, 08:30 PM
It is going to need light or it will eventually die. Maybe time to move it on to a different home with less coral blocking the light?

MHG
03/21/2017, 12:50 PM
It is going to need light or it will eventually die. Maybe time to move it on to a different home with less coral blocking the light?

I am gonna re-position my front Kessil to give it more light.

carrots
03/21/2017, 01:30 PM
I would be more inclined to move the rocks that are sandwiching him in there first. If it had more room it may move on its own to a brighter spot. That way your not risking damaging its foot if it is still using one. My clam is much smaller than yours but whenever I change the MP40s flow pattern I'll find the clam in a different location the next morning.

MHG
03/21/2017, 03:11 PM
I would be more inclined to move the rocks that are sandwiching him in there first. If it had more room it may move on its own to a brighter spot. That way your not risking damaging its foot if it is still using one. My clam is much smaller than yours but whenever I change the MP40s flow pattern I'll find the clam in a different location the next morning.

Most of the rocks are calcified into the sand bed and the egg crate underneath. I can get rid of some of them and he may have some wiggle room...

MHG
03/26/2017, 08:08 AM
well he died. never showing any symptoms he was unhappy until those last few days when he closed up... bummer... he was huge.

Bagabaga
04/20/2017, 02:56 AM
Sorry to hear that man, looked beautiful.