ORA Aquacultured Gigas Clams - Now Available!

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I had a 4 inch Gigas grow to 18 inches. 13 years ago I gave it away when I moved. It was 5 inches below the water surface and a 250 watt MH was directly over it suspended 6 inches above the water surface. The light was so close the clam broke several bulbs spitting water. That said, I am slowly acclimating the new baby to my LEDs. The baby clam is on the tank bottom away from direct light. I will slowly acclimate to the Ecotech 30s. I have seen a Gigas with mantle burns from too bright of light too soon.

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Is this a clam that should be put on a rock to attach? I am definitely grabbing one. Not sure what I am going to do when it outgrows everything. Guess I will deal with it then.
 

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You sure get the blue to pop nice and on the rim. Idk if mine has blue rim at all. Dang it.

He is still parked under around 300-350 par under orpheks and hasn’t shown and issues with the light yet. FWIW the peak is 100 blue 2 channels, 80% whites then tapers more blue.

I don’t think you need rock but it will want to attach to something until gets some size.
 

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Dang it u guys made me order one!!! I have lots of other vlams and always wanted a Gigas. I should get tomorrow morning. Going to have to move some things around but im sure it will be worth it. :)
 

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Hope mine colors up like outers. That’s awesome.
 

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Scott,
Your clam is beautiful. I got mine today. I had an extra full day today so I put him in my office tank. I will bring him home over the weekend. I only have phone pics of mine. I bring my DSLR to work tomorrow to get pictures of him.
 

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Scott,
Your clam is beautiful. I got mine today. I had an extra full day today so I put him in my office tank. I will bring him home over the weekend. I only have phone pics of mine. I bring my DSLR to work tomorrow to get pictures of him.
Thanks! Glad you bought one Mihn!!! Post pics!
 

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Is this a clam that should be put on a rock to attach? I am definitely grabbing one. Not sure what I am going to do when it outgrows everything. Guess I will deal with it then.
At this size they will still attach just because they are still juveniles. Normally they are on tidal flats so they need to anchor themselves in place until they put on enough size so that their body mass will hold them in place. At that point they will release. They are the fastest growing of all the clams so, hopefully not too long.
 

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I’m also getting one today. I post in the grow out thread too.

For what it is worth, when I have seen gigas in the wild, they were only in very shallow water - 6 feet or less (small island in northern Makassar strait). Regarding other clam species, I have seen many hundreds of both maxima and crocea in very shallow water with both being exposed at low tide for several hours per day (northern Sulawesi).
 

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Not great picture …..

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Yep, I will post them. He just emailed me. They just arrived, but he is not comfortable shipping till next week. I get that, and kind of appreciate it but getting them by Saturday is out.
 

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