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  • Clams and Zeo?

    Hey guys,

    thinking of picking up a clam or 2 next weekend.

    wondering how they do in ZEO tanks? i know they like alittle more nutrients that SPS so i am wondering if its a bad idea all together. Not to mention i hope they survive with the interruptus angel :axe:

    but if they get past the angel, will they be happy in my tank?

    also i am afraid if the interruptus angel does decide to try one and takes a bite, will the clam close and trap and kill the interruptus?

    thanks guys

    Nick
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

  • #2
    Nick, I have 8 and they all do very well.... croceas, maximas and derasa...

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    • #3
      I was thinking of picking up one or 2 Maximas.

      where do you have them Jeff?

      i would like to put them on my starboard, do you see a problem with that?

      thanks

      Nick
      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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      • #4
        Nick, I have 1 up VERY high about 7 inches from the top of the water.. I have 6 of them on the faux sandbed and I have one about 5 inches off the sandbed... I think oyu will be fine..

        Jeff

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        • #5
          Thanks Jeff.

          What size are they?

          did you just put them down on the faux sand bed? or give them some type of support? like lean then up against a rock or something?

          thanks

          Nick
          275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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          • #6
            Nick, I have onw in my tank. I used to have 4 but I lost them in hurricane wilma. They did very well. Id worry about the angel than the low nutrients
            Sean

            Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

            Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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            • #7
              Yeah that is my main concern Sean, the interruptus angel......

              we will see i just hope it doesn get caught in the mantle like i have seen other fish because that would be one expensive death!

              maybe i will try a 2-3" one and go from there.

              what size do they need to be so they DO NOT need to be feed?

              thanks

              Nick
              275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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              • #8
                I have three in my tank and they are doing very well. I even went through a period of very low nutrients and they held up just fine.
                Pikeman

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                • #9
                  so how big do they need to be some you do not have to feed them? i think its 2" but not sure on that.

                  thanks

                  Nick
                  275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                  • #10
                    Nick I have 2 in my system over a year now on zeo and they are doing fine 1 maxima the other a dresa, maxima sits up high the dresa on the bottom,I would like to add another if I had room, that will happen when I change over to a larger tank I really love the color and look of clams. I have a Empera Angel and he doesn't bother either one I guess keep himwell fed. The 2" clams would need to be fed. 3" would be better Brian

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                    • #11
                      Thanks i am going to try a 3" maxima i think first and see if my angel picks on it....

                      Nick
                      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                      • #12
                        Nick, def. make sure you get a 3in or bigger so it is more photosynthetic
                        Sean

                        Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                        Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                        • #13
                          Will do guys! thanks, i hope my angel leaves it alone and doesnt get killed by the thing, haha....

                          Nick
                          275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                          • #14
                            opps forgot one more thought i had on this,

                            possibly

                            2 wantabie angels (pair) we will see though i think i will either do this pair or the bluethroat pair..... not sure which one i want to do yet.

                            what would you guys do? the bluethroat trigger pair or the wantabie pair?

                            Nick
                            275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                            • #15
                              Hi Nick, it's the fish-police Either should work, although the Wannabees at times are finicky/shy to acclimate in a establish reef-fish population. Bob
                              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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