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  • Tridacna gigas





    Latin name: Tridacna derasa
    Size: about 4ft max
    Degree of difficulty: Medium to advanced reefers
    Reef Safe: Yes

    Members please post your experiences & pictures in this thread to this species.

  • #2
    thats a awesome clam
    Nick
    Nick
    180G SPS Mainly
    10 Bulb T5 Starfire
    Calcium Reactor
    3 Tunze 6105's
    Profilux Controller
    ATB Return w/ wavysea
    ATB M External Skimmer


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    • #3
      I bought an aquacultured one about 2 months ago. It has grown 1/2" of shell all around since. It is hardy and a quick grower.
      Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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      • #4
        Thats awesome i thought they were slow growers
        Nick
        Nick
        180G SPS Mainly
        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
        Calcium Reactor
        3 Tunze 6105's
        Profilux Controller
        ATB Return w/ wavysea
        ATB M External Skimmer


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        • #5


          G.Alexander

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          • #6
            purchased one 11/2 inch about 4 months ago. placed it into my reef, it got hammered by my regal angel and clown trigger really badly. lost heaps of shell and mantle tissue.
            sold trigger to a better place and my regal stop picking on it the next day. guess he just copied what bully number 1 did. since then it has fully recovered and doubled almost in size.

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            • #7
              very nice clams

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              • #8
                Here's mine:





                Those are old pictures. It's a bit bigger now - I would guess-timate about 16-18 inches across. I'm actually thinking about donating it to my local aquarium. I would think there aren't too many local reefers that have a system large enough for it, unless...moonpod?

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                • #9
                  Damn! That's not a clam, that's a wavemaker! haha Nice!
                  Does he blow all the corals off the rocks every time he blows?

                  I was at Tropicorium a couple days ago and bought 2 croceas.
                  They had gigas over there that were HUGE. I was amazed, and nothing usually amazes me. To answer someone's question, yes they can grow huge in literally months.

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                  • #10
                    Here's a picture of mine. Had it for 3 or 4 years. It grew really fast at first, but has slowed down a bit the last year or so. That is a good thing, because if it had kept doubling in size every three month, it would have already outgrown my tank. I hope to be able to keep it for a few more years.

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                    • #11
                      goodness those things are HUGE...
                      Gabriel

                      300 Gal Envision Tank, 120 Gal Sump, Deltec702, 4 250 watt Ushio 14K,4 IceCap Ballast,4 PFO Pendants, 2 Aquastarlight T5, AquaticSystemsDesign Dual Chamber Calcium Reactor, 2 PanWorld returns, 1 TunzeWavebox & 2 6200 streams all controlled by an Aquatronica contoller

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                      • #12
                        here is my first and only gigas.

                        it doubled its size in just over two months. THEN i decided to get a pygmy angel...it didnt touch any coral except clams...it loved clams. it irritated and eventually killed ALL my clams. i couldnt get the bugger angel out. i will get another gigas and put him in my zoo/ricordea tank whe another juvenile becomes available!



                        here is my 10 inch maxima it killed. rip!
                        180g reef sps some lps with 250g total adjusted volume, 72" Giesemann Infinity Moonlight 3x250w 13k Megachrome with 4x80W T5 actinic, 650 pounds live rock, Bermuda Aquatics BPS-5C driven by a PanWorld 150ps T'ed to power a 5g bucket refugium located in a 65g cryptic zone for sponge & tunicate development, 1 liter carbon every four weeks, zeovit started 4/1/06

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                        • #13
                          wow thats all i can say i love calme!!!! i hope to own a reef full of them!!!
                          all worthwhile things happen slowly and need planning..

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                          • #14
                            What coral is growing off the shell? Looks like pocillopora.
                            Does it wipe out the tank when it jets?

                            Give it a flash of blue light every 30 seconds and you'll have a wavemaker.

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