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Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACROAL » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 1:51 am

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby saltydog » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 3:51 pm

Nice work Al :-D

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby coral1 » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 4:34 pm

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby NiCd » Sat 14 Sep, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACROAL » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 10:56 am

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby notsomot » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 11:40 am

Good job al, how big now?
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby damer » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 11:50 am

Great work Al.

Any idea on survival rates when they are small?
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Stormtrooper » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 10:25 pm

Al you are a bloody legend mate.

I have seen what Al is doing in the flesh and it is amazing and
all in his garage along with the lawnmower and whipper snippers!.

No laboratory here. :cheers:

Put your name down early for these when they come on to the market as based on
the quality of the broodstock used they will be awesome.

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Jase4224 » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 11:55 pm

Incredible job mate. Congrats on the Advanced Aquarist writeup too :clap:
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Htu08 » Tue 24 Sep, 2013 11:56 pm

I finally read it all on the FB page and read around.
I am so envious, and you did it all in your backyard too. Amazing. Keen to see them hit the market.
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACROAL » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 5:27 pm

thanks guys, i expect to have at least 20 thousand maxima and squamosa spat by this time next year.

acro was a walk in the park compared to this, i nearly gave up twice, it was pretty hard. 50,000 litres of water so far.

Just going through the hurdles with the government before i can sell them. the plan long term is for aquaculture of all 7 available species.

dont buy clams for a while..... save your money.... ;)
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Jase4224 » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 10:42 pm

Wow that's alot of clams! That's an amazing goal a hope you achieve it and I will save my penny's mate.

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That's five so what are the other two species? Hippopus? Surely not Devora?
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby PerthMarine » Thu 26 Sep, 2013 12:31 am

hippopus and porcellanus
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Dan » Thu 26 Sep, 2013 10:03 am

ACROAL wrote:thanks guys, i expect to have at least 20 thousand maxima and squamosa spat by this time next year.

acro was a walk in the park compared to this, i nearly gave up twice, it was pretty hard. 50,000 litres of water so far.

Just going through the hurdles with the government before i can sell them. the plan long term is for aquaculture of all 7 available species.

dont buy clams for a while..... save your money.... ;)



Congrats Al, nothing worthwhile in life is easy.

btw thanks for helping keep that ocean level down :roflmao:
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby NiCd » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 7:39 am

cant wait to see what you manage to do with the other species
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby MONKAB » Tue 08 Oct, 2013 6:09 pm

ACROAL wrote:dont buy clams for a while..... save your money.... ;)

Can't wait. :roflmao:
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby Kransky » Tue 29 Oct, 2013 10:11 pm

Whats the eta on Gov approvals and having a sustainable stock to start selling these puppies and are you still in the acro business or do we call you clamal now :poke:

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACROAL » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 1:27 am

Kransky wrote:Whats the eta on Gov approvals and having a sustainable stock to start selling these puppies and are you still in the acro business or do we call you clamal now :poke:

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby 2revup » Fri 19 Sep, 2014 7:10 pm

Thought I would dig this post up - almost 1 year now any closer?
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby chromus » Fri 19 Sep, 2014 9:41 pm

Al got still hasnt got his license and I was lucky enough to tag along with some other MASWA guys to Al's place and check out his setup.

Most people on here won't be old (senile) enough to remember those old black n white movies where the diver in the big round brass helmet risked getting his arm/leg caught in giant clam, since joining the hobby I thought clams that big were just the result of movie makers and old seadogs stretching the story of the size for dramatic effect.

I was wrong.

Think something big enough to fit a 2-3yr old child in! :o :o :o :o

His success rates are getting better, and he has learnt a lot from some daft things he did along the way.

Have a look at his FB page https://www.facebook.com/Acroalperth
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby 2revup » Sat 20 Sep, 2014 2:52 pm

Thats awesome news - I asked because I noted that on his FB page that he had a website. http://www.acroal.com.au/ on the site there seems to be categories, but alas no clams to speak of yet :(
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACRO AL » Wed 01 Oct, 2014 12:24 pm

Hey
I am still alive

Still no license
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACRO AL » Mon 17 Nov, 2014 1:25 am

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby MitchD » Mon 17 Nov, 2014 11:19 am

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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby parrdog » Mon 17 Nov, 2014 10:31 pm

Congatulations Al, what an enormous achievement and breakthrough that you have made for the hobby :thumbsup: :bow: .
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Re: Giant clam breeding Log

Postby ACRO AL » Sun 15 Mar, 2015 6:42 pm

Thanks guys
more on the way now, thousands
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