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  1. I hope Jesse does not mind me utilizing most of his write up for the rules of the competition. If it is uncalled for please let me know and I will see that it is taken down but if it is fine with you then I must say thank you fro saving me some time and effort, it is appreciated. Well Contestants this is the official thread to post your entries! If you post your entry in another thread it will not count. Contest begins April 20th!You have a week before and a week after to post up your picture. This competition will run 4 months! Ground Rules: The goal of this competition is to be both educational and fun. I am hopeful the winners will be able to share their "secrets" and truly see how different lighting, supplements, dosing, and tank parameters can make a difference in growth. Rules and Guidelines for The TECO Zoa Grow Out Competition. 1.Your first post must include a quick write up of your system in the competition thread. Including tank size, flow, lighting, placement of the frag, frag measurement, equipment (ie calcium reactor, dosing, etc), feeding regiment, etc. 2. You will be required to post photo updates. The contest will start April 20th. You will be required to post a photo update once a month. I will remind you of this when the time is soon to post. I know life gets busy and people go out of town so you have a 2 week window to post.You will have 7 days before the 20th and 7 days after to post your update. If you do not post within the allotted time frame you will be disqualified. 3. Please no cheating. This competition is meant to be fun and for bragging rights. Cheaters will be disqualified and banned from any future competitions(PEDS were not used for Frankenfrag). 4. The frags must remain on the original plug. You may modify the plug if needed example cutting off the stem for placement. You may place the frag anywhere you want in your tank and you may move it to a different spot during the competition but it is frowned upon and you cannot move it to a new tank as the point is to see how the frag does over time in different systems. 5. Initial photos of frags need to have a top down as well as side shot so we can all see the frag and what you are starting with. No hiding zoa polyps in your photos. Not following the rules will cause you to be disqualified, I know that sounds harsh but it is out of fairness to the rest of the group. Remember a lot can happen in 4 months. During the last growout many were DQ'd due to not posting. It's really simple. JUST DO IT. Length of competition: The competition will run for 4 months. This will give us enough time for the frag to grow. A lot can happen in 4 months and a lot of people could drop out, so if you are persistent, you have a chance to win the grand prize. This will give EVERYONE the same advantage\disadvantage with acclimation and so on. Pictures will be required frequently for updates. Final post will be July 20th 2015 for the winner. Judging a winner: Should be pretty straight forward this grow out. The most polyps at the end wins. Winner of each category shall have glorious bragging rights along with the honors of choosing a desired name for their winning polyps. But the Grand Prize is...Coral of course!!! But not going to spoil it yet, you have to play. Our Standing List of Fine PNWMAS Contestants are... 1- Badxgillen *6&2,**13&3, ***23&3,****36&3 2- Matty *9&2,**12&5, ***22&6,****27&7 4- BlueZreef *9&2,**10&2, ***17&3,****20&5 5- Jadams *8&3,**12&3, ***16&4,****19&7 8- SeanS *8&2,**14&4,***22&4,****25&5 9- Clark *6&2**9&0, ***15 , ****13 12-Spilo *7&2,**22&5,***31&5,****39&5 18- Kireek *8&2**16&2,***36&1,****50+ 22-Gill&Fin *7&2,**9&2,***17, ****14 23- Cerk1985 *7&2,**14&2,***26&2,****44 26-New2salwater *8&2,**11&2,***15&2,****16&2 27-Paratore *6,**12, ***17, ****27 30-Smann *7,**13, ***24, ****36+ Current as of 7-28-15
  2. Jody over at TECO has gotten a few nice pieces as of recently including SPS,LPS, and some Zoas\Palys. After taking a gander at those beautiful rocks I thought to myself, Hey, Why not do another Grow out Competition with these bad boys. It has always been fun, even when losing. Depending on the rock we go with there would be a certain number of allotted slots, we would take original frag pictures along with listing some tank specs\parameters, some monthly updates and that is that. I was thinking of just keeping it simple with the old basic rules of number of polyps at end of the competition, say 4 months? I know I already have a few people interested in signing up but to keep it fair I have not put anyone in the comp yet so stay tuned for an update to the thread. I am awaiting some better photos of the possible candidates, exciting isn't it!?
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