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Old 08-27-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Urchin moved to glass-will he break it?

Not sure if I should attempt to move the urchin back onto the live rock or just leave him be on the glass. I'm worried that he might damage the glass since he's strong enough to eat rock. I have no idea if he can navigate back to the rock - how will he know which way to go?

Should I attempt to move him gently with some pliers? I'd hate to hurt him, he's such a big favorite in the tank.
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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It should be just fine on the glass. It will not damage the glass and it will find its way back to the rock. Do not worry about it...
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Mine are always moving back and forth from glass to rocks to sand, everywhere. I love watching them!
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Boy, not mine. I had an urchin chew through my aquarium and ravage 1/2 the town before the army took him down.
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He'll make the coralline on your back glass sparkle
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. He's still in the same area and hopefully everything will be fine. He's such an awesome creature! So glad I don't have to mess with moving him. I would hate to have hurt his spikes.

......guess I better call off the Nat'l Guard............
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