Clams-are they worth it?!

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I currently have a Biota tank raised crocea and it's been great for 6 months and counting. I also have a large solitary tunicate, which are supposed to be notoriously difficult, that's been in the tank nearly as long. I simply monitor my parameters and dose live phyto regularly. The live phyto definitely seems to make the difference when it comes to young clams.
 
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Are clams worth it

How hearty are they?

want one, just unsure and don’t wanna waste $$
I got mine at a reef show. $40. I've had him 6 years now or so.
If you get one that not to small they are hardier. Acclimate and burb.

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I just got clam fever! Got a 3.5 “ derasa a month ago, doing great so far! On the sand bed, I dose phyto once or twice a week. They do good with a high nutrient system. Make sure you do not have any fish that can pick at them, angels and some wrasses etc.
 
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Are clams worth it

How hearty are they?

want one, just unsure and don’t wanna waste $$
How old and what size is your tank?

Clams are really cool, come in a bunch of colors and look awesome from the top of the tank. Like most people have said, try to get something larger since they will rely more on lighting than filter feeding. If your tank is less than 6 months old or your parameters aren't stable, I would suggest waiting.
 
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Tank is 180g

was an upgrade from a 120g in january-reused as much water as we could

120g was a 10 year old system that was moved 7 years ago to new home in between the 10yr
 
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Tank is 180g

was an upgrade from a 120g in january-reused as much water as we could

120g was a 10 year old system that was moved 7 years ago to new home in between the 10yr
My guess is you should be good to give one a try.
I've had my Maxima for 1.5 years. It was about 3" when I got it and now it's 5" or so.
 

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