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Say hello to my not so little friend... GIGAS CLAM

Discussion in 'Clams - bivalve molluscs' started by JoshHill83, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    How’s the clam doing? Alk and CA staying stable?
     
  2. JoshHill83

    JoshHill83 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    They’re more stable, but not as consistent as I would like to see them. It sure loves alkalinity though. The clam seems extremely healthy though. And my clean up crew has finally cleaned all of the algae off of the shell. I’m really happy with it.
     
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  3. JoshHill83

    JoshHill83 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Currently up to 120 ml calcium, 105 ml alkalinity and 230 ml magnesium per day. Running 2 apex DOS (1 head acts as my top off pump for my 90 on the second floor. Love not having to haul water up the stairs to fill the top off container any more.). I’m also dosing 15 ml phytoplankton for my small clams and gorgonians. Thinking about dosing strontium as well. I need to do more research on this, and it’s a pain to test.
     
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  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Gonna get expensive dosing this thing should get a carx
     
  5. JoshHill83

    JoshHill83 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yeah I assumed that would be in my future. I probably won’t get one until next year. As long as I can get this dialed in for the next 6 month or so I’m good. Eagerly anticipating the bed Apex trident to help with testing (I would likely test 6-12x per day for the first few months to try to figure out consumption on a micro level, then switch to 2x daily once it is dialed in.). Also, going to be at MACNA, so maybe I can get Terrance to hook me up! Likely not, but worth a try.
     
  6. JoshHill83

    JoshHill83 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Found this on bluezooaquatics.com for about $30. I appreciate the suggestion, as it was a good read and highly appropriate.
     
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