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I might hop on a really good offer of $30 for a maxima clam that looks around 3-4". I'm just wondering if my tank is able to support it. I use to have a phosphate problem but I bought a reactor and rowaphos and the phosphates are slowly going down. Last check it was .25. I will check other levels after this post and keep you updated. I have an off brand t5ho fixture with 3 12000k bulbs and 3 actinic bulbs. Midday they all run. 97% of red slime is gone and tank has been up for almost 6 months.
 

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Have you checked nitrates? I'd be more concerned about nitrates then PO4 with a clam.
Six months is young, but there are few absoloutes.
 

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Lol I made the little notebook today. I'll do all the tests but ca and alk weekly and then do ca and alk daily after I get the clam to figure out if I have to dose. I think I'll go ahead and get the clam and if it starts declining I'll send it to a guy I know that owns a greenhouse (reefsystems) until I get things under control. Are there any good reads on clams? Burping, light acclimation, what Maximas prefer, substrate or rock
 
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