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    Posted: October 11 2005 at 3:12pm
Can anyone advise of a LFS where you have seen any blue Maxima Clams.  I have not been able to find any in Salt Lake.  Anyone know if there are any at Aquatica, Aquatic Dreams, Bird World, Mountain Shadow Marine etc.  I would like to know if they have any so I can take a look.

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I know Desert Reef has dozens of clams, with some maximas coming soon.

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Ask Shane at Desert Reef Aquatics (ssilcox).
 
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Blue maximas are rare and hard to find.  If (and when) you find one, expect to pay ~$200. 
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Ask Shane at Desert Reef Aquatics.
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Can't beat Desert Reef's prices!
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Thanks guys.   I have been working on getting a nice shipment of maxima's in. I'll post when I do.

Also - anyone interested in any other species? Gigas? Derasa? Squamosa?

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Shane, Id like the ones the started with an H that Barry was talking about at the meeting if you get any of those let me know please...

Any hermits or snails left??

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No hermits or snails, sorry. They went pretty quick. I should be getting more in pretty soon though.

Hippopus Hippopus. I have yet to see them on any list - but I'll keep looking. (Side note though... have you seen pictures of them? They arent the nicest looking clam on the block... Smile)

 

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What are your prices? I may be interested in a cheap starter. I read somewhere that the clams were good with helping remove nitrate and phosphates. Is that true? (Not that I would replace water changes for clams, just interested)

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Ya, but there not on every block so I want one...  Thanks Shane appreicate ya
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Jeff - price wise - you can check out our recent sales in the pet store section.

I still have quite a few nice crocea's in, and a couple teardrop maxima's.

As far as nitrate and phosphate removal, I hear that the hippopus are the best for that. However - I have personally never seen any of the Tridacnid's (maxima, crocea, etc) be a significant source for either phosphate or nitrate removal.



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I believe that clams do a great job removing organic material before it is broken down to Nitrite and nitrate. This is my understanding of the commonly held opinion of their reducing effect on N compounds.

I thought that long ago I should have installed the skimmer that is sitting next to my Refugium. I have not felt a need for the skimmer because SPS are growing very well without it.

Jake told us in a meeting last spring that he believes clams do the job of a skimmer.

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Thanks for all the advise to go to Desert Reef Aquatics.  I have in fact already purchased 4 clams from Shane, 1 teardrop maxima and 3 croceas.  Shane has excellent clams at a very good price.  Right now I am just looking for a blue maxima to complete my collection, and Shane is going to keep me in on the loop if he gets any in. 
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For a treat I sometimes feed my copperband the white shelled clams they sell in the butcher block at the grocery store.  The last time I bought them I didnt have time to to cut them open.  I figured my fish could get into them.  Instead they all buried themselves deep in my sand bed. I've got 4 of them in there, which I thought would have been near death when I bought them, but I guess not.   Should I dig them out our let them be? 

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