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Old 03/20/2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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Coral Growth is Shadowing Clam

Si my tank is about 6 years old. My SPS growth is off the charts. So my clam is getting huge but he is getting less light. Lately he spends more time closed than usual.

Should I try to move him? I dont think I can if I wanted...




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Old 03/20/2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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It is going to need light or it will eventually die. Maybe time to move it on to a different home with less coral blocking the light?


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Old 03/21/2017, 11:50 AM   #3
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It is going to need light or it will eventually die. Maybe time to move it on to a different home with less coral blocking the light?
I am gonna re-position my front Kessil to give it more light.


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Old 03/21/2017, 12:30 PM   #4
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I would be more inclined to move the rocks that are sandwiching him in there first. If it had more room it may move on its own to a brighter spot. That way your not risking damaging its foot if it is still using one. My clam is much smaller than yours but whenever I change the MP40s flow pattern I'll find the clam in a different location the next morning.


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Old 03/21/2017, 02:11 PM   #5
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I would be more inclined to move the rocks that are sandwiching him in there first. If it had more room it may move on its own to a brighter spot. That way your not risking damaging its foot if it is still using one. My clam is much smaller than yours but whenever I change the MP40s flow pattern I'll find the clam in a different location the next morning.
Most of the rocks are calcified into the sand bed and the egg crate underneath. I can get rid of some of them and he may have some wiggle room...


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Old 03/26/2017, 07:08 AM   #6
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well he died. never showing any symptoms he was unhappy until those last few days when he closed up... bummer... he was huge.


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Old 04/20/2017, 01:56 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear that man, looked beautiful.


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