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Aquatic Kingdom! Seeing how the previous shipment was SO successful......Daniel decided to bring in a 2nd round of Maxima Clams. :cool:

Sizes again range from 2" - 6"+. Beautiful blues, Golds, Bronzes, Purples patterns. Even the occasional BLACK!

Here are some eye candy pics. - Taken with a camera phone. Deal with it ;)

Enjoy and Good Hunting. :D
 

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Hi Red.

Just wondering how wide do these clams open up?

The pictures that you posted - is that how open they normally are under normal lights? The colors in the pictures are a bit blue so I cannot really tell the lighting that the clams are currently under.

Mine is about the same as in your pics.

Thanks.
 

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They should open up to a similar width as you see in the pictures. That probably didn't help answer your question.......

When the clams settle in and become "happy" and accustomed to their environment; they should open up nicely and the folds of the mantle will extend outwards. Also; they will be much happier in a sand bed.

Some of the clams are closed up due to me moving them around to get a better view and me playing around with the lighting in attempt to get better pictures.

I'm not sure if that helped.....
 

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Prices.....

Range from $50 for the small ones approx. 2", $100 for the mid sized ones approx. 2.5"-3", $200 for the large ones approx. 5"+

My 2 cents - the $50 are a great deal.....gold striping and patterns. :cool:
 

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Range from $50 for the small ones approx. 2", $100 for the mid sized ones approx. 2.5"-3", $200 for the large ones approx. 5"+

My 2 cents - the $50 are a great deal.....gold striping and patterns. :cool:
Damn you devil for tempting me when I can't pay my bills lololllllll I already decided I wasn't gonna go... you're making this very difficult for me lolol.
 

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They should open up to a similar width as you see in the pictures. That probably didn't help answer your question.......

When the clams settle in and become "happy" and accustomed to their environment; they should open up nicely and the folds of the mantle will extend outwards. Also; they will be much happier in a sand bed.

Some of the clams are closed up due to me moving them around to get a better view and me playing around with the lighting in attempt to get better pictures.

I'm not sure if that helped.....
yes - it helps a bit.

I'm running maxspect razor led lights at 70% max peak - you think it needs more intense lights?

It was originally on sandbed and I tried to move it to a rock closer to the lights but it didn't help.
 

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LEDs in general are pretty intense. As long as the clam isn't "gaping" or has a damaged foot....I wouldn't worry too much.

Long term - I think sand bed would be better. If you want to make it "easier" for it to move down the road.....place it on a flat piece of rock/frag disc in the sand bed and let it attach to it over time. Once it attaches firmly to the rock; you can move the clam around to a different position within the display.

Maximas traditionally enjoy very intense light. They require the most intense light out of the Tridacna family (think Metal Halide). That being said; I would still slowly ramp up the lighting until it adjusts.

If your clam is consistently "pinched"....I would be concerned. Perform an internet search for "pinched" clam/clam mantle. There are varying theories for causes and treatment.

Finally.....you can try feeding a little now and then. Phyto or "Oyster Feast" - small micron nutrients.....but prepare for a small algae bloom.

I hope this helps? Good Luck!
 

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Thanks for your suggestion.

I moved the clam on a frag disk and moved it back closer to the sand.

Here's what it normally looks like - should it be more open?

I will try to feed it

Here's a picture:

 

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The clam looks fine to me. It looks happy. You'll find the mantle will grow over time and "open" more. It looks good.

P.S. - Keep calcium up for shell growth.

P.P.S. - "Coral Whore".....that's a new one. It has a catchy ring to it ;)

I should bring a camera around on my roadtrips......don't want to look like an "Asian Tourist"......
 

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P.P.S. - "Coral Whore".....that's a new one. It has a catchy ring to it ;)
Nah, you're the Pimp:cool:...I mean you played with Daniel's lights!!:eek:

Wish I could make it out west today (they should make door to door delivery)...but I did pick up a huuuge blue rimmed Squamosa yesterday though. That should keep me happy for a bit.
 

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Thanks to Taipan, Jaysan and I went and each picked up one. We also bumped into another GTAA member who picked up one as well :) Here are some pics. ENJOY!

The first picture is mine and the second is a picture of Jay's
 

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Nice clams guys. I'm glad you were able to get what you wanted. "Rickcasa" - you'll have to post your squammie on your thread. I'd love to see pics. :)
 
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