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Old 09-24-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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I just got out an over grown sea urchin and had to removel some LR in order to do it. What I would like to kknow is "How would you remove an over grown urchin that keeps knocking everything over.
I finally got my urchin into my sump. Now all I have to do is remember that this guy pokes.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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How do you remove it? Physically you have a few solutions, one is my fave. You could either use a non-mesh net, a plastic spoon to carefully wedge it loose, a colander, ooorrrrrr jam your open palm over the urchin and pull it upwards. The spines will stay lodged within your tissue for easy urchin removal
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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just like you did...remove the rock he's attached to. it's the only way without breaking all of his spines off, and possibly hurting it.
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I remember when I first saw him he was the size of a quarter, now he is hugh, I'm glad he's out \.
The reason I thought he was a good addition was that he would come out at night and eat some of the coralline off the rocks and keep them pourious(sp)
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hitch hiker?
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:10 AM   #6
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Yes, along with two black urchins that are already in my sump.
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I just got two pin-cushion urchins to try to help with cleaning off the rocks in my tank. They do a pretty good job when they decide to go on the rocks but right now they are taking all the coraline off the back wall of the tank.
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I hope you have a glass tank because they have been known to scrape deeply into an acylic tank leaving ugly gouges in the acyrlic.
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