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Old 03-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #11
 
If I were to go t-5 HO would I ever be able to have a clam?
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
 
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metal halides are your best bet when it comes to clams, esp when keeping them in the sand.
my answer is yes, you can have a clam granted it is high up on the rock work with T5s, no i dont suggest it. if your going to do it with T5s make sure you have good wattage too, a one or two strip t5 setup just wont cut it.

i had a clam which lived for alittle longer then a week in my tank. im just about positive that it wasnt due to the lighting as this would have taken longer to kill it, i strongly believe that a certain piece of its foot was ripped off due to the person i got it off poorly handling it. anyways, metal halides are your best bet for clams.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
 
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MH are best bet, but it's very possible to keep the clam in the tank so don't lose heart. Also, naturally clams live on rocks in the wild and not in the sand, as most hobbiest will keep them, so put them into a rock with a crater in it and it'll burrow itself into it.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #14
 
I am thinking of getting one of those Mh t-5 actinic combos with the moonlighting. The one in particular is 500w
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:04 PM   #15
 
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Should be more then enough for most things. just do some shopping and get a good deal.
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