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Old 01/01/2008, 10:46 AM
currentking currentking is offline
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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
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Old 01/01/2008, 12:24 PM
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wait until the tank is 6 months old.
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Well, I'm off to give my reef a 30 min freshwater dip!!

That should fix it everything right???
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Old 01/01/2008, 12:45 PM
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Old 01/03/2008, 12:43 AM
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I would also wait. your tank still needs to cycle
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Old 01/09/2008, 09:51 PM
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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"
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:29 AM
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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.
 

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