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  1. #11

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    im sure U seem like a huge jerk. I couldnt find any cheese to go with your wine,,,sorry. - smaug   

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    you're everywhere! jerkiness aside, the clams demanded that i underfilter according to my preferences. my advice is now to avoid clams unless you're going to have a poop tank with circulation and no filtration. they die in water that is filtered to visual perfection. spot feeding combined with filtration is only going to ensure that your clams spend a long time starving to death. my experience is that i started with three dozen clams, and after countless guess and tests, i have zero. i know how to keep them alive and mildly active (for a clam lol) but i dont like what i have to do to keep them alive, it sacrifices the pristine image i strive for. thanks again for all the help! clams are best kept in the wild!
    fish are aliens

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    I suppose your right,keeping filter feeders isn't for beginners.

  3. #13

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    im sure U seem like a huge jerk. I couldnt find any cheese to go with your wine,,,sorry. - smaug   

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    you hear of anything a little hardier than a clam? i know some mollusk species can be a real infestation when introduced in the wild, are there any that are recommended or renowned for success in this hobby?
    fish are aliens

  4. #14

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    merry xmas XD - genocidex   for your kind words! - C-Dub   Welcome Skinner! - Rue   Happy Holidays! - Rue   Happy B-Day! - Rue   

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    I appreciate all the information in Smaug's educational post. I've often considered freshwater clams, but wasn't sure of the best way to keep them fed. Now that he has mentioned phyto dripping and underfiltration with heavy planting, I know more of what they need and what I should and shouldn't do. It's nice to know they can still be kept with fish, under the right conditions. Thanks, Smaug!

    -- mermaidwannabe
    20 gal. high: planted; 7 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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    im sure U seem like a huge jerk. I couldnt find any cheese to go with your wine,,,sorry. - smaug   

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    i wish you the best of luck, they can be pretty finnicky
    fish are aliens

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