First Clam!

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Finally decided I could not wait any longer, picked up a ~1.5 - 2 inch Maxima clam today :) !

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It looks completely different from the top view (it's a vibrant green) versus the side view (very blue :D).
Will post update pics (hopefully it'll survive, only concern: guy at LFS may have yanked it off its pebble :rolleyes: although the foot looks undamaged).

Parameters Tested Today (Saltwater test kit and Red Sea Kh/Ca/Mg Test Kit):
pH: 8
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0-5 ppm
Ammonia: 0.25 ppm
Alkalinity: 7.0 dKH
Calcium: 480 ppm
Magnesium: 1560 ppm

Do the calcium and magnesium levels look too high? I have never dosed any, those values come from biweekly water changes with Instant Ocean sea salt...

Thanks for looking!
 
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Is the ammonia, nitrate and nitrite taken with API test? I have no experiences of API tests but 0.25 seems to be normal answer for ammonia in that test. (to be honest - it is the most common result in all total ammonia test kits I know). Probably its a false result.

I do not think that your calcium and magnesium concentrations are of concern for the clam. I have had over 500 ppm calcium around my clams. It will decrease when the clam starts to grow.

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Hey!! Clam buddies! Mine has been slowly but surely scooting off the edge of my aquascape... kinda nervous for it. Make sure to keep that calcium up so it can grow!
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Beautiful cluster of corals! Would that spot be fine for it in the long run? I see that these guys can get huuuuge so I have not put mine on my rock work. I had to elevate it from the sand bed so my pistol shrimp doesn't decide to move it around the tank as it has done with my kenya tree coral :p
 
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Beautiful cluster of corals! Would that spot be fine for it in the long run? I see that these guys can get huuuuge so I have not put mine on my rock work. I had to elevate it from the sand bed so my pistol shrimp doesn't decide to move it around the tank as it has done with my kenya tree coral :p
Yeah, I’m gonna I’m gonna move it in a couple years/ whenever it gets too big. It’s a lagoon with a half moon aquascape design so the clam is gonna go in the middle of the crescent. This is just my most established and cared for tank, where I put all my finicky or sensitive corals so I’m starting him here.
 

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