Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-23-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mass
Posts: 264
Will Urchins hurt my tank or help????

I have a 75gal FOWLR. I'm putting together a cleaner package (snails, crabs) from saltwaterfish.com and I'm trying to bring the price upto 79.00 for the overnight shipping. Now I would like to grab a fish or 2 but, I nerver bought anything live over the net. How are they for live goods. Also would a urchin cause any problems in my tank? How are they with a snowflake, picasso trigger, and niger?

thanks for any info

rdefino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2005, 08:25 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
I never had one, which one are you looking at getting. None that I have read about will bother a SFE and the Eel should not bother them either. The triggers depending on which one you get may try and flip it to eat it. If you get one with ling spines I don't think they would bother it.
My friend had some and they ate the coraline algae off of his LR, so if your looking to have coraline you may not want one. I'm not saying they all eat it, I think he had the long spine
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS https://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,833
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
I don't see any problems with an urchin. I have 4 in my system x18 months and my coraline is fine. They are pretty cool little creatures.
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 64
Send a message via MSN to Pghjeff71 Send a message via Yahoo to Pghjeff71
I also got an urchin with my cleaner package from saltwaterfish.com. It basically has found a comfy spot between some rocks and hasn't moved in the two weeks I've had it. I try to feed it some nori but my fish are too smart and figure out I've stuck it near the urchin!

I got the "pencil" urchin, btw.
Pghjeff71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005, 03:38 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 162
Not to offend, but you are going to put your cleaner package in with those monster's? Aren't you worried that most of them will get snacked? Urchins are cool just watch out, if they start losing their spines, pull it. They can take out your tank if they rot.
75 Gal FOWLR est. 6-01
Wet Dry w/Amiracle Skimmer
[Bio Balls/1lbs. slow drip Carbon]
9 Watt UV Ster.
100lbs. Live Rock (Fiji,Tonga Br)
125lbs. Aragonite Base
Maculosus Angel~Yellow Tang~Flame Hawk~Canary Blenny~Pajama Cardinal~Bl Yel Tl Damsel~Brittle Star

10 Gallon Sea Clear Acrylic est. 7-05
Whisper HOB w/carbon+ 1 rio 400 PH
65 watt 12K PC
DSB + 6lbs. Fiji LR/2lbs. Base R
5 Bl Leg Hermits/ 5 Astrea Snails
1 Serpeant Star/ 1 Whte Burr Star
Leather Coral
Orange+Green Zoos
Growth of Halimeda
SALTYDAWGY is offline   Reply With Quote

chi, hurt, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will snail shells hurt my tank? Drayven Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 20 01-27-2010 09:52 AM
Nutrafin CO2- will this hurt fish if put in tank? stephenk Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 9 02-03-2007 06:24 AM
Would RO/DI Hurt a FW tank. sabbott1877 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 08-08-2006 05:57 PM
Sea Urchins have begun populating tank sdaccord03 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 03-20-2005 01:58 PM
Will my project hurt my reef tank? bizzybeas Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 01-01-2004 02:34 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.