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Brieninsac
04/11/2017, 03:19 PM
I'm contemplating doing a 72-hour blackout to combat GHA. However, I know clams need a lot of light. Will doing this have any adverse effect on my Maxima clam?

MondoBongo
04/17/2017, 06:42 AM
i've done up to 3 days with no ill effects on either my crocea or derasa.

Bolivian Ram
04/17/2017, 10:00 AM
It may or may not have negative effects on your Maxima. Clams are each different. There are a lot of variables to consider. Some species can probably take a longer black out period than others. The initial health of the clam can also be a factor. If you think your clam is in good health then go for it. 3 days is not that long.

I've done 5 day blackouts with my Squasoma Clam every few months. He's still well.