U mean like this????? Lol. Works great!Per some discussion with Anthony Calfo, he suggested that placing a clam inside a clam shell with gravel around it is ideal, so I did just that. The clam's byssal threads were just starting to cling to the sand that was on the rock so it was an easy move.
I purposely left plenty of open area for Clams when I set this tank up. The fact that a single Gigas might end up taking up all available space, is fine with me- We've all waited long enough to keep them again.I think it's mostly because they are close ups and there is plenty of space around them since they are pretty small.
Please post a pic if you’ve got one! I’d love to see that monster. The name you mentioned for the cap doesn’t sound familiar. Mine is just a grafted guy with a funky growth pattern.To quote OP "These guys get big, really big". When I sold my last Gigas, I was concerned it was doing to blow the seams on the tank, as it was almost 2 ft & only liked to sit pushing against the front & back glass of my tank.
Enjoy your new addition-I've always thought they are the most beautiful of all the species, not because of the size, ( or that they've not been available for years....well maybe) but the blue dots can just pop against the more subtle mantle colors.
Is that a Leng SY Monti top right of pic?
It's a great looking MontiPlease post a pic if you’ve got one! I’d love to see that monster. The name you mentioned for the cap doesn’t sound familiar. Mine is just a grafted guy with a funky growth pattern.
What is that yellow thing under the Derasa clam?Got mine via my LFS. Their distributor would only allow them two. They held one for me & had sold the second before I even arrived. Placed it on a piece of shell in the sand, next to the other clams. All clams sitting below 250 watt 14K MHs. Tank is 30" high.
This T. Gigas appears to have the classic blue dots (I had to use glasses to see them, but they are there) so it should hopefully be very similar to my former Gigas that I sold almost 10 years ago. It was pushing 2 ft in length at that time. Here are some poor pictures of it, that I had to screenshot as couldn't upload. It was probably "only"around 15" at the time these pics were taken. If the new guy makes it & ends up half as nice, I'll be very happy.