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Thread: aye carumba!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    aye carumba!!

    I am currently getting rid of my 400 watt ballast on eBay and I got this email from a bidder asking if the lighting would help her dying clam.

    It is housed in 55G with 96w PC!!
    Man I hate it when people buy things and dont think about the consequences.

    Sorry had to vent. I'll try to reply to her diplomatically.
    75G, 30G sump.
    2X250 MH with 2X 55 PCs

    Hippo Tang, Tomato Clown, Rusty Angel, Keyhole Angel, Damsel
    Anchor, Turbinaria, Acro,Montis, Xenia, Anthelias, Candycane, Buttons,Bubble, Galaxea, Brain,Cabbage, Hand, weird encrusting coral, LTA, mushrooms

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    Moderator cres's Avatar
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    Jul 2004
    Well, I hope she gave it lots of shade from such intense lightling.

    Sadly, I'm sure the clam will find it's way to the same place in Heaven that all the "Finding Nemo" fish ended up. :-S
    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    I think a lot of people get sucked in with the PC lights. Many retailers tell customers they are as good as VHO and metal halides. I've come to the point that I don't believe anything a retailer says until I can verify it.

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    Senior Member
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    Mar 2004
    That's exactly how I feel about retailers. When it comes to hardware I always research first that goes for fish too.
    How ever as for snails I wish I did.LOL
    BTW I wish lfs would quit telling people clams will live under PC and VHO's most clams need at least 250 W MH lighting to survive. Clams are very beautiful additions to our aquariums but also very delicate.

    180 gal. Reeftank 2hole drilled
    70gal long sump with fuge,
    EuroReef ES8-3 skimmer,
    Reeftek reactor, sms122 ph/CO2 controller,
    Mag 18 return closed loop return.
    Mag 24 return
    Icecap dual175 20k MH, 250 20k MH center, 2 actinic, 2 -actinic white VHOs
    1 Pajama cardinal, Lawnmower blenny, Sohal tang , Regal tang, 10 Clams, Scooter blennie, Yellow wrasse, DESJARDIN TANG (SAIL FIN),2 percs

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