Allan van Zijl

Acro Al

Allan van Zijl

Allan “Acro Al” van Zijl is a well-known Super Aquarist from Australia with a passion for SPS. After many years propagating and raising Acropora, Allan utilized his experience gained for his latest project to spawn, set and raise Giant Clams in a hobbyist based, inland recirculating seawater system not connected to the marine environment. Allan has raised numerous batches since the original successful spawn, with moderate success, and hopes to be in full production for the local aquarium market within two years. Allan is fully licensed in Western Australia to breed all six species of Giant Clam and trade in the local and international market. He shares with us the ups and downs of being committed to farming Giant Clams in a suburban area.

Topic: Suburban Clam Farming