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Old 04/29/2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Radion leds and clams????

My wife and I where at our LFS and she saw a clam (Tridacna crocea) and fell in love with it. My question has anyone had any luck with keeping clams using radions. If so how deep have you kept them. I know that the right lighting is hugh with keeping clams. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 04/30/2012, 04:52 AM   #2
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ange, where are you?


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Current Tank Info: 75 and 65gals plumbed together, clams 12 fish. lps corals/ aquaillumination leds on the 75 and lovin them. t5's
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Old 04/30/2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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3 inches below the water surface right under the leds keeps my clams nice and happy


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Old 04/30/2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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We have 3 Maximas between a foot and 18" from our Radions. Also have a Squamosa about 30" or so from them. All have been doing great.


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Old 04/30/2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Yes same as above!
Not sure who told you leds would not support clams.
Cheap leds will not support anything but troublesome algie! "I used these first they suck"
Radions kick *** on anything!
Sorry pics but under a single radion 14 in from top of tank and 10 more to the clams on the bottom! They hit 51% max power output for about an hour. From ramp up to down!




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Old 05/01/2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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i have two crocea for a couple months now under 2 radions, hung 8-10 above the water clams on sand at 24 inches


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Old 05/01/2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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Thank you to everyone who responded. Looks like the wife will be getting a clam this weekend.


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Old 05/01/2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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2nd question... (sorry been in this hobby for a long time but have never owned a clam)
If im not mistaken a clam needs phytoplankton since its a filter feeder. Do I need to supplement this in my aquarium? Or might there be enough food in the water for the clam without adding anything. (125gal Display, but have roughly 275 gallons of water in system).
If I do need to feed him phytoplankton how much such I start adding to the water???

Sorry for all the questions but thank you in adavance for any help


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Old 05/01/2012, 03:31 PM   #9
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They get most of their nutrition from photosynthesis. They still pick up phyto from the water column though. I phyto feed my clams. Here's a good study on phyto feedings and their effects on different types of juvenile clams.

http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ne&aid=8327675


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Old 05/01/2012, 03:41 PM   #10
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don't bother feeding clams if you feed fish, unnecessary and it can overfeed the tank easily as well as harm the clam if done improperly.


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Old 05/01/2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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They get most of their nutrition from photosynthesis. They still pick up phyto from the water column though. I phyto feed my clams. Here's a good study on phyto feedings and their effects on different types of juvenile clams.

http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ne&aid=8327675
Thank you I will read that.


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Old 05/08/2012, 10:13 AM   #12
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Captain, what % are your radions at?


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Old 05/20/2012, 07:45 AM   #13
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^excellent question . That is the piece I'm missing as well....what % are the radions at?

Thanks!


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Old 06/07/2012, 09:56 PM   #14
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^excellent question . That is the piece I'm missing as well....what % are the radions at?
Curious... Why ask/need this (%) info?


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Old 06/28/2012, 09:38 PM   #15
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ange, where are you?
Hahah, sorry man, I haven't been on this forum much, been busy!!

I've got 4 clams, from 18" deep to about 5" deep. All have been under Radion's since October, current intensity is 70% over my 28g. Every one is happy and healthy, no complaints.




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Old 06/29/2012, 08:40 PM   #16
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Nice looking 28g!


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Old 06/30/2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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Nice looking 28g!
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Old 07/29/2012, 12:25 PM   #18
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probably one of the best small tanks I have seen GOOD JOB


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