How do you know your tank is ready for a clam?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by snakeblitz33, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    As the title asks, how do you know your tank is ready for a clam?
    I have stabilized my temperature at 79*F. My salinity has been steady at 1.023. My calcium and alkalinity and trace are being added by a calcium reactor that I have dialed in accurately. I have a decent skimmer that is keeping the tank clean and I have some SPS frags that are doing decently. I only feed my fish flake,... soon to switch to frozen foods.
    When do you think it's ok to add a clam? How big of a clam should I add to the tank? What kind of clam can I add? How much phytoplankton and how often should I feed a 75g tank?
  2. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to go about it like I know nothing, and would really prefer to try to see it from a new perspective.
  3. g-reef

    g-reef New Member

    i believe your salt level should be 1024-to 1.026.
    also you need powerful lighting.
    how long has it been running

    just realised old post
  4. flower

    flower Well-Known Member

    LOL...Don't you hate when that happens, we have all done it...
  5. g-reef

    g-reef New Member

    yes lol
  6. snakeblitz33

    snakeblitz33 Well-Known Member

    Lol. Wow....
  7. pegasus

    pegasus Well-Known Member

    I wish I'd been around when that question was asked. I would have said, "Put a clam in the tank. If it lives, the tank is ready. If it dies, the tank isn't ready." :p
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  8. Kristin1234

    Kristin1234 Active Member

    I want a clam.
  9. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Then get 1 lol

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