QT for Clams?

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As some of you know, I am getting a large custom tank. I would like to keep 3-4 clams, 2 of which will be Maxima, and 2 will be Squamosa. I am trying to figure out how I should QT them as I am taking a no risk approach, and even my coral will go through a 76 day fallow to eradicate all disease. I will be dipping the coral to prevent algae. How should I prevent algae from coming in on a clam?
 

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I wouldnt qt for algae...but for pyramidal snails and worms.
 
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I guarantee algae will get into your system no matter what. It exists as spores in the air.
I’m worried about bubble algae and GHA. Also briosis
 
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I’m worried about bubble algae and GHA. Also briosis
GHA for sure will come no matter what unless you’re in a stage 4 clean lab at the cdc.

Bryopsis will probably come in from a frag no matter what over time. Anything that can kill these spores 100% will kill small SPS chunks.

Bubble algae you might be able to avoid.

Just accept the fact that all reefs have algae and there are a hundred ways to manage and deal with it.
 
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GHA for sure will come no matter what unless you’re in a stage 4 clean lab at the cdc.

Bryopsis will probably come in from a frag no matter what over time. Anything that can kill these spores 100% will kill small SPS chunks.

Bubble algae you might be able to avoid.

Just accept the fact that all reefs have algae and there are a hundred ways to manage and deal with it.
I realize that, but I still am going to try my hardest to avoid it.
I will have 4 coral QT tanks- dip and then observe for 76 days- if any signs of anything come up, I will move them to a new tank after dipping again.
 

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I realize that, but I still am going to try my hardest to avoid it.
I will have 4 coral QT tanks- dip and then observe for 76 days- if any signs of anything come up, I will move them to a new tank after dipping again.
I guarantee you that you will run into algae as much as I can guarantee you that you'll have bacteria in your system even if you start with dead rock, dry sand, and RODI water.
 

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