Finalized Contest Rules
* Contest begins on 10/29/11 with open enrollment until 11/29/11.
The goal of this contest will be to see how creative we can get with our new 2g "Tom Deco Kit/Hawkeye" 2 gallon pico tanks purchased for a whopping $30 from Walmart! The idea of a contest came about due to the number of people who viewed the original thread started by gupebreeder on October 9th. Although walmart.com is currently out of the kits, I will monitor their website frequently and post if they receive more stock.
The entire contents of the Tom Deco Kit must be included and visible. This would include:
-The 2g tank itself- Duh !
-Power-compact perch light and bulb
-Hang-on power filter
In plain English: Use everything in the box. (Heck, you can use the box itself if you are really creative!)
Any equipment add-on's or modifications may be made as long as the original equipment is still in use and visible.
No restrictions on equipment, livestock, or budget.
Contest length and dates: 1 year beginning on 10/29/11 and ending on 10/29/12.
Open enrollment for 1 month after start date.
If your tank crashes after open-enrollment closes on 11/29/11, then you are out of the running. (The reason for this: To avoid someone restarting their tank several times throughout the length of the contest. Our goal is to build healthy systems that can thrive for the entire year!)
You must maintain a tank thread on NR for the length of the contest.
List all equipment additions as well as livestock additions or losses on tank thread.
8 month build and 4 month grow-out period. No new equipment, livestock additions after 6/29/12 (Replacing or fixing broken equipment is permitted).
Clean-up crew is okay to add throughout the entire contest.
Submit one FTS/FES pic. per month and one FTS/FES for voting at the end of the contest (no later than 10/29/12).
Judges will be invited to vote in a poll to select winners in each category. Expreinced NR members, TOTM winners and sponsors will be included. Anyone interested in judging should pm streetsong. Judges will be finalized by the end of the open enrollment period (11/29/11) and a list will be added to this thread.
Please support them for donating incredible prizes for this contest.
Micro-Reefs.com will also be sponsoring this contest and they are donating an official Micro-Reefs 1 gallon 9L x 6W x 7H acrylic tank designed by TRUVU, in clear, blue or black background (winner's choice), a Nano/Mag cleaner by Two little Fishes, an Aquaclear 20 HOB filter and a Hydor 7.5 watt mini heater!
Thanks to Salty Supply for their generous donation of a Boston Aquafarms fragging kit. You rock!
NR member Mamejenny has also donated the prize of a custom built protien skimmer. WOW! Thanks so much!
In an effort to be a gracious host and to provide a small incentive, one of the winners will receive 4 frags (choose sps or softies) from one of my other set-ups, shipping included. I have a variety of stuff to choose from!
Best Use of Original Equipment- Custom 1 gal. acrylic tank and nano mag cleaner, Aquaclear 20 filter, and Hydor heater from Micro-reefs.
Most Creative- Four-pack of coral frags from streetsong.
Most Mature Looking- Custom built protien skimmer by mamejenny.
Best Coloration- Boston Aquafarms coral fragging kit from Salty Supply.
Most Bizarre, Insane, Crazy, Weird or Unusual- A $10 Walmart giftcard and 3-pack of Rapids power filter cartridges from gupebreeder (Rob, our contest founder).
Participants: as of 10/18/11
Click on a contestant to see their tank thread.
gupebreedr (Rob, Tampa FL)
gupebreedr's tank #2
streetsong (Brandon, Denver CO)
wee luv daycare
Contest host: streetsong, assisted by gupebreeder
Edited by streetsong, 26 April 2012 - 03:15 PM.