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Old 01-17-2005, 01:38 AM   #1
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How long should I wait to get an urchin??

I have a 90 gal that has been up and running for about 2 months. I was thinking in about a month or two. Is this too soon? I know they require good water quality. My nitrates are around 4-5. Everything else is as it should be. TIA
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Whats kind do you want?
The Blue tux are great...
I got mine after about 2-3 months and all is well. I even picked up a 2nd for my tank....
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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My Pencil Urchin came as a hitchhiker on LR (not even submerged in water). Not as pretty as the blue tux, but hes nifty none the less. I think you should be fine with an Urchin.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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I was told that Urchins will eat coraline off of the LR. Is this true?
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:03 PM   #5
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maybe some, but I think that is overblown.
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:44 AM   #6
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XXFirefighter-that is one good looking urchin, thanks for sharing
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #7
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I've had a few pin cushion and long black spiney urchins and i got rid of them because they definitely enjoy munching on corraline.
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Do the blue tux urchin eats coraline algea? I would like to get me one also.
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Do the blue tux urchin eats coraline algea? I would like to get me one also.
if you target feed them, it should not be an issue. I say go for it.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:45 PM   #10
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Darn it! I wuz starting to think about one, but I'm not one to target feed. Got a beautiful rusty gorgonia last month. Dying off slowly when I got bad info about them not needing target feeding. I swish cyclopeeze every so often and do the DT stuff, but can't get into target feeding.
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