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Old 12-27-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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sick urchin?

I purchcased a short spined urchin today. I've been acclimatising him thru the drip method for 4 hours and all his spines have gone 'limp' is he ok? Do I risk transfering him to my display tank? I tested this morning nitrate 5 nitrite 0 amm 0 ph 8.3 salinity 1.023
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Parameters seem ok, but a 4 hour drip acclimation seems like a very long time. Max acclimation for my corals and fish have been 2 hours. Inverts maybe 30 mins.
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Should I risk putting it in the tank and hope its just stressed and not dead?
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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If it were me, I'd put him in the tank. It could be stressed out from the 4 hour drip acclimation.
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He went limp 10 mins in. He's going in the tank now and will be mointered this evening. Cheers for the advice
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Good luck and hope all goes well!
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yeah, way too long acclimatising,
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He's in now and appears to be happy, having a good look round his surroundings
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the water he was in probably went cold.
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