Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > Invert and Plant Forums > Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01/01/2008, 11:46 AM
currentking currentking is offline
Registered Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ft lauderdale
Posts: 625
how hardy is a gigas?

i recently set up my new tank and I added a clown 5 days ago and a bunch of ricordea yesterday and some gsp last week. Everything is doing well, is it safe to add my gigas yet? im just paranoid
Old 01/01/2008, 01:24 PM
skinz78 skinz78 is offline
Keeper of the clams!!!
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: north west washington
Posts: 579
wait until the tank is 6 months old.
Well, I'm off to give my reef a 30 min freshwater dip!!

That should fix it everything right???
Old 01/01/2008, 01:45 PM
Kristof1 Kristof1 is offline
Registered Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Solingen / Germany
Posts: 14

Best regards

Old 01/03/2008, 01:43 AM
kdblove_99 kdblove_99 is offline
Registered Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Loomis, Ca
Posts: 2,596
Send a message via Yahoo to kdblove_99
I would also wait. your tank still needs to cycle
Old 01/09/2008, 10:51 PM
FFrankie FFrankie is offline
Registered Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Charleston,SC
Posts: 56
I waited over a year (two actually) before i added my gigas. You also have to consider that it will out grow a 60 gallon pretty fast. I am building a 300 soon and my clam s one of the reasons at 12"
Old 01/11/2008, 12:29 PM
rwbogard rwbogard is offline
Registered Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 41
I really depends on the amount of LIVE rock in you rtank, but generally speaking you should wait a few months. I moved a gigas from a 75 gallon into a newly setup 120 gallon immediately, but I had 250 lbs+ of aged live rock. The gigas seem to be more hardy than the maxima or squamosa, but I really think it depends on the individual clam. Each clam is different, and you can't really generalize.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009