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Nano Build-Off Contest!


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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Thumbs up Nano Build-Off Contest!

    nano contest graphic - Nano Build-Off Contest!

    CaptiveReefs is hosting a nano tank build off contest. If there is enough interest, we're hoping to make this an annual event here on CR. There is a $20 buy in with 100% of the pot going to the winner. The winner will also receive an 8 gallon biocube.

    CaptiveReefs Nano Contest

    Important Contest Dates

    Begin Stocking: January 3, 2010
    Receive Contest Frag Pack: January 25, 2010
    Last Day to add Livestock: April 30, 2010
    Last Day of Contest: May 28, 2010
    Judging Complete: June 21, 2010

    Judging

    Overall Best Nano - The prize will be awarded to the overall best nano and will be voted on by CR general membership. To qualify you must update your contest thread at minimum as specified below. Better documentation will likely impact your chances of winning.


    System Requirements

    Tank: Display tank with a water volume of 30 gallons or less may be used

    Sump: Total water volume may not be more than 30 gallons (e.g., 30 gallon display may not have an additional sump, a 10 gallon tank could have a 20 gallon sump).

    Equipment: You may use any equipment (pumps, powerheads, skimmers, reactors, etc.) that you want.

    Additives: Any additive is also allowed.

    Livestock Requirements


    Spending Limit: The spending limit on corals is $150. Corals purchased from CR sponsors count half toward the spending limit. For example if you spend $100 from non-sponsors, you can spend another $100 from sponsors and will have spent the $150 limit. You must post a receipt with a picture of the stock to allow for others to see what you have spent. Receipts will be necessary to prove source of purchase for corals that are purchased from sponsors.

    On hand Livestock: You may stock your nano with livestock you already own from another system. You need to clearly identify which pieces you are adding and document the size. You will also need to post a market price for the piece which will count against the $150 spending cap.

    Trades: You may trade any corals in your tank with other CR members. All trades will be public knowledge, this means that after the trade you must make a post stating who you traded with, what came out of your nano and what you got in return.

    Fish and Inverts: You may add any other non-coral livestock you wish to your tank. These additions must be documented on your build thread. The last date any livestock may be added is April 30, 2010. Fish and other livestock do not count toward the coral spending limit.

    Lost Livestock: Should any stock die, this should also be noted in the build thread. Excessive deaths would likely impact winning the Overall Best Nano Category. As the goal here is to build a healthy sustainable nano tank.

    Additional Contest Rules

    • You may start your construction and cycle at any time. You may not stock the tank with corals until January 3, 2010. To insure this on January 3, 2010 at 12AM EST, an announcement will be made about an item that must be placed in the tank and photographed showing the tank is not yet stocked. This picture must be the first photo in each members contest thread. It will be a common item e.g., canned food, a key word written on paper and placed in the bottom of the tank, each member giving a thumbs up next to the tank, etc.


    • You may also start with cured rock if desired.


    • Tank stocking may begin on January 3, 2010.


    • You are welcome to start late on the contest, up to Febraury 26, 2010. Of course starting late will likely be a disadvantage.


    • There will be a special forum setup for the contest. Each participant will need to start their own build thread in this forum. At a minimum each participant is REQUIRED to update their contest thread at least 2 times a month WITH pictures, updates can be whenever the member would like. The update must be made at least 7 days apart (this is to track growth during the contest). Participants can post updates as often as they like.


    • No additional livestock can be added within 30 days of the contest end, April 30, 2010.



    Contest Entry Fee

    The contest entry fee is $20. 100% of this goes towards the cash prize for the contest winner. Entry fees must be received by January 31, 2010 or if you start late, entry fee must be recieved asap up to February 26, 2010. Please note, Captive Reefs is not making any money from the contest.


    Prizes

    The winner will get the cash pot from the contest buy in and an 8 gallon biocube!
    Last edited by jimsflies; 01-13-2010 at 01:33 PM.

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    Fishgeek88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Very cool idea

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    Great job getting this off the ground!! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishgeek88 View Post
    Very cool idea
    The idea was one of our Mod's jojo22. The former captivereefing.com forum used to run similar contests.

    Hope you can participate?

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    Fishgeek88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    It would be fun to, however I just set up my nano. If I can find a good place to put another one ill do it for sure

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    There's always room on the back of the toilet tank for a 3-5 gallon tank!
    Last edited by thefishgirl; 11-03-2009 at 04:59 PM. Reason: edited my smiley face! I did it wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefishgirl View Post
    There's always room on the back of the toilet tank for a 3-5 gallon tank!
    Hope your significant other has good aim, or you may have an ammonia problem. And defiantly no big parties, just asking for trouble with a tank on the toilet.


    But one of these could make a nice build off tank.
    http://www.fishnflush.com/iq_fnf/

    So now no one can claim lack of space as an issue... LOL
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Oooo, Im ordering one right now!!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Really let us know how it works
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    If someone buys one of those for the contest, it would be worth bonus points!

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