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Old 01-22-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Thoughts on having an urchin in a 55g tank?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Thoughts on having an urchin in a 55g tank?
I have one in my 75, he's a pretty cool little dude
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Depends on what kind you wanting and what kind of tank you're running. Got a 75 gallon reef tank with 50 gallon sump and have two urchins in it. A pink pincushion and a needle spine (I think is what it's called) rock boring urchin. So far they're doing fine. Had them for almost 6 months. Been supplementing calcium and algae for them. They also eat coraline algae
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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Plan on doing FOWLR, as of right now, no intentions on corals. But like a pincushion urchin would be ok?
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He would be fine I think. But they require a mature tank. If you're just about to start a tank, I would wait on them. They require a stable environment. Sudden spikes and swings on water parameters can cause death since they are very sensitive creatures.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Yea, I don't plan on doing anything sooner than should be done. Thanks for the help. What are your thoughts in the flame scallop?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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Pretty creatures but hard to keep. They would hide at the back of your rock works and stay there for the remainder of their life. Very picky eaters as well. Food needs to be available at most time or else they would start starving. They require good water parameters as well. They have short life span in a closed system since there is very little info known about them. Have one of them in my tank for 6 months now and can barely see them since they went to the back of my rock work. I check on him from time to time with a flash light and so far he's thriving.
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Thanks for the info!
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You're welcome! Glad to help ya
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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If I want a serpent star would it bother an urchin?
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