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Old 01/22/2008, 08:47 PM   #76
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asmodeus 5 derasa's Nice. Can you get a better top down pic of the maxima, it is hard to tell what color it is in the pic?
here is that maxima that i had i found another picture of it



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Old 01/22/2008, 11:08 PM   #77
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holy **** what a nice collection of clams where were all the pics taking??? there is one pic on first pic on low tide all the clams getting freash air i think they are gigas clams. where is that anyway???
I have no idea where the pic was taken. I thought it was cool so I added it.


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Old 01/22/2008, 11:10 PM   #78
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I love that clam, I am not into the maxima's that everyone else wants. This coloration is more my style.


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Old 01/23/2008, 12:10 AM   #79
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alright here are my clams, pic's taken tonite.

4" crocea



4" squamosa


3.5" maxima


1.5" maxima he's shy and hides alot


2" maxima


4" squamosa, I finally got a pic of this clam that I actually think turned out good


4" crocea and 4" teardrop maxima



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Old 01/23/2008, 12:26 AM   #80
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2" maxima


3" crocea


3 1.5" maxima's


2 3.5" crocea's sorry its blurry


9" squamosa, 6.5" gigas, and 4" derasa. Compare the Bangaii cardinal to the giga's on the right.


Ok now compare the clam to the conch 10 months ago. Approx 5" growth in 10 months. And who says T5 lighting isn't good for clams? Yes it is the same clam!


1 3.5" squamosa and 1 5" squamosa



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Old 01/24/2008, 07:25 PM   #81
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Ok...here goes... some of mine...
sorry for the small size....having problems down sizing to < 20K without making them postage stamp size


Australian true blue derasa 12"



Gigas 18"



two cool squamosas about 6"


and the best for last....

my BLUE squamosa....HA!



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Old 01/24/2008, 08:01 PM   #82
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wjgeese,

Awesome clams. I like the deresa.


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Old 01/24/2008, 08:09 PM   #83
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wjgeese I still wish you wouldn't have outbid me on that squamosa, I love your other squamosa's too


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:51 PM   #84
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Sold as a gold maxima but it has many different colors gold, brown, black, white, and a blue-ish center. Only a baby at 2". Also have a top down of the croceas 3" and 4". Nice clams everyone! Skins awesome clams! Wish I was a bit closer I'd love to see your tank.








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Old 01/25/2008, 01:04 AM   #85
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Sold as a gold maxima but it has many different colors gold, brown, black, white, and a blue-ish center. Only a baby at 2". Also have a top down of the croceas 3" and 4". Nice clams everyone! Skins awesome clams! Wish I was a bit closer I'd love to see your tank.

I think all maxima clams that have any gold in them are flat out concidered gold. Gold maxima is a pretty wide coloration.

Thanks for the compliment. Looking at your rockwork and sps's I would have to say yours is more interesting though. But I have got ya beat with my 24 clams.

I am actually looking to get rid of a few and some other stuff. If you do want to make a daytrip and see the clams and tank give me a pm. You could hit the shark reef and ocean reef aquatic's on the way it would be a worth while trip


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Old 01/25/2008, 01:44 AM   #86
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I'll pm you if I decide to do so would love to make a trip of it...


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Old 01/27/2008, 02:04 PM   #88
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Old 01/27/2008, 02:04 PM   #89
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Old 01/27/2008, 02:05 PM   #90
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Old 01/27/2008, 03:07 PM   #91
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Ok...here goes... some of mine...
sorry for the small size....having problems down sizing to < 20K without making them postage stamp size


Australian true blue derasa 12"



Gigas 18"



two cool squamosas about 6"


and the best for last....

my BLUE squamosa....HA!
thanks for putting the names besides the pictures--it really helps to learn


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Old 01/28/2008, 12:30 AM   #92
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those pics are intense!!!


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Old 01/28/2008, 10:24 PM   #93
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A couple additional shots of my T. deresa a couple pages back.

May of '01 freshly rescued from the LFS, just a tick over 2.5"


Sorry for throwing in the FTS, but to give an idea of current size, I pretty much had to. 72"x34"x25" tank.


And a pic of the mantle coloration


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Old 01/29/2008, 12:39 AM   #94
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CAreefer wow that is an impressive clam. Love the blue, my derasa is the same color as yours when you purchased it. Hopefully it turns out like yours.


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Old 01/29/2008, 01:18 AM   #95
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Here are some clam pictures I've taken.

Andrew (fyre_lp)'s crocea


GMFett's Gigas




Gkarshen's Maxima


Dudester's clams


bmwaaron's crocea (I'm guessing)


greenmako's clams




My maxima


A 24" Gigas clam from Tranquil Scapes in Arlington, Tx



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Old 01/29/2008, 01:48 AM   #96
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reefer madness hall of fame clams (All are Maximas)
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Old 01/29/2008, 01:59 AM   #97
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cant beat maximas, i just love maximas


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Old 01/29/2008, 02:43 AM   #98
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I feel the same way. For some reason, all the stores carry are croceas, and I don't like them like I do T. maximas.


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Old 01/29/2008, 09:05 AM   #99
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WOW thanks melev and ezcompany for adding those pic's they are all awesome clams.. But I have to agree with the maxima's they are most awesome.

Please people don't forget to go and vote for this thread if you like it.

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Old 01/29/2008, 09:43 AM   #100
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This is a great thread. You gave me credit for a picture that isn't mine. I posted that pic from a Taiwanese (I think) forum. I gave credit in the thread where it was originally posted. I wish I could take props for that tank


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