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Old 11-12-2006, 01:12 AM   #11
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I really would not Mel. I know some like them but most that I talk to have more complaints. I think Austins Dad got one so you may want to check with him as well.
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I have a pencil. Love him! He dose, very rarely move rock, as he wedges inbetween. I also have a pincushion, they both munch corraline, but if you have a stable tank, it will grow back quickly. I would warn, the pincushion will grab stuff and carry it around. This has been the casue of a few of my snails deaths. There are a few pics of my pincushion "giving tours" to various critters and my old hydro, in my gallery. For that reason, I was going to look into long spined ones, I am not 100% sure, but I don't think they carry anything around, like the pincushion. Long spined are venemous, I beleive, so be careful, if you go that route. I love the little things!

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I love mine...wouldnt trade them for anything. I have them in my reeftank too.
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I have 2 rock boring urchins that i have had since they had about 4 spines each(came on LR). They take care of all the rocks and play safe with my takemates and they clean the glass as well. I think it's time to find a home for the second one though, I don't think my reef is large enough to support two of them. Great water quality indicator creatures

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