Originally Posted by WangoTango http:///forum/post/3187308
If it's a standard 180 (72x24x24) then with only 150w bulbs, clams on the sandbed is debatable. If you were running 250s then that'd be different.
he is running 3 150w mh along with pc bulbs over a 180. it's enough imo. but of course 250w mh would definitely be better.
Originally Posted by 9supratt4 http:///forum/post/3186873
I have a standard 180....would I be able to keep a clam on my sandbed with a 3x150 MH and 4x96 PC Actinic light fixture??
IMO it would depend on the clam.
a gigas or a derasa you may be fine, a maxima or crocea would be more at risk especially the crocea. of course you could truy p[lacing the clam higher up and be fine. but if your absolutly adamant about it being on the sand I would go with one of the lower light requiring clams to be safer
ok so here is my question. I have 2MH 175 which right now are about 2 years old and they need to be changed. So I ordered them and they should be here by early next week. So if I get a clam do you think that it will be okay even though right now my lights aren't working at there full potential. The bulbs are good and my soft corals are doing fine. I just don't want to get a clam and it die on me because I'm not patient. Planning to get a Derasa
Originally Posted by xXxEsPoxXx http:///forum/post/3243178
Just curious guys but in your opinions what signs would I look for when adding a clam to my tank to know if it is doing good or bad?
Just want to be prepared
if you see a white line along the edge of the shell it is growling and is healthy
I don't think MOST croceas should be kept in the aquarium industry, just at all. I say MOST because I have stumbled across some pretty unique ones over the last 6-7 months that seem to have lighting needs closer to Maximas or something. The verdict is still out on them because I haven't been able to do much with them as of yet, but it might be interesting after a year or so. 150 watts isn't that much, even for a Maxima; I would think it might be ok if the Maxima stayed higher up and didn't jump off.