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  1. Funk's CADlights 42 (with a 20 year old apex)

    Pretty neat find with the oldskool Neptune
  2. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Just wanted to give a heads up so everyone knows, Cultivated Reef, Christopher Marks and I are just finalizing the contest details and will have a formal thread for the contest and should be set to start March 1 Then everyone will be able to purchase and have their frag delivered within that month of March! Get excited!
  3. Nola & Bosco's Red Sea E260 - New FTS

    Strange days. Two days ago i noticed that my yellow tang was pinned against an acro. Never a good sign. I helped her way from the rock and turned off my power heads For the next day. I noticed that one of her pectoral fins was damaged. She ate that night and the next morning, but that following evening she was pointing downward and not eating. Needless to say, she didn’t make it to the next morning.
  4. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Just a plea...Right now, we only have around 7-8 “confirmed”. Would like to get to that 20 mark so that the winners pot is gooooood.
  5. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    We need more folks to join...
  6. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    I’m certain that this shouldn’t be a problem Definitely! I think we are probably two weeks out from anyone’s start date, and Holly needs one week of that to cut, plug and heal. The contest begins the day you receive your coral and ends 6 months later. Because of life and shipping, most people will have different shipping dates; therefore, most people will have different end dates too. However, I think there should be a consensus that everyone in the contest will have to order their coral within one months time so that the contest stays somewhat organized with beginning and ending. Agree or disagree? I’m open to any and all suggestions
  7. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    I’m not opposed to recruiting a few folks out there that may be missing this. In an ideal world we would have ~20 contestants. I don’t know if any of the following are interested, but you came to my mind : @teenyreef @markalot @RIP Sebastian @ninjamyst @tanacharison @metrokat If there is anyone on NR that would enjoy this, you are welcome to join. If we get too many peeps, we can have a standby list...
  8. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Many thanks to @Christopher Marks who has agreed to be a judge!
  9. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Holly suggested that she would be cutting Y-shaped frags, but hasn’t said a size other than they will all be similarly sized frags.
  10. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Once everyone is aware that the contest is running, each person will send Holly@Cultivated Reef a PM to get a PayPal invoice for the $75. It is inevitable that people will have different ship out dates, and so everyone’s start date will be different. I imagine that if everyone gets their coral within one month’s time, all should be good. People will have to submit a pic with ruler within three days of coral receipt and then each person will have to submit one ruler pic each month to stay eligible for 6 months straight. The judges will need to agree on a scale. In the one I’m competing in in r2r, they are considering four categories of growth: height, branching, encrusting, and coloration.
  11. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    I believe it is officially official. I have had the pleasure of going back and forth with Holly @Cultivated Reef and she is in she has enough of Upscales Microclades for up to thirty similar-sized frags . I will send a PM to all on the list to see who is in and who is out. The buy in is $75, (40 for shipping, 25 for Frag and 10 for winners pot=CR GIFTCARD). So if we have 15 people, there will be a $150 giftcard, 25 people=$250 gift card, etc etc etc. I propose a 6 month contest duration. I also propose a 3 judge panel and Holly has agreed to be a judge. I’m wondering if @Christopher Marks Would be willing to judge as well. I’m willing to be a third judge, but I would also like to compete. If anyone would have an issue with me being a competitor and a judge, then I could serve in either capacity. And though I’d like to be in and get this frag and grow it out, I’d be willing to step to the sidelines and serve as a judge.
  12. SPS/ACRO Growout Contest, REBOOT!

    Don’t want to say anything until it is for certain.
  13. We have an official acro grow out contest sponsored by Cultivated Reef, who has agreed to Frag ~20 frags of upscales microclados for contestants interested in joining. So who wants in???? The details: Frag=25 Shipping=40 Winner’s Pot=10 __________________ $75 total cost if we can drum up 20 people, then we will have a $200 winner’s pot Christopher Marks, Cultivated Reef and I have agreed to judge. The contest will run for 6 months and only requires a pic of the Frag next to a ruler once per month. If you have any questions, you can post here or even PM me directly. ——————————————————————— To all of those People Interested in the grow out contest, I have decided not to give up on this so easily. I reached out to Holly at Cultivated Reef and received an email an hour later with some significant interest. We are communicating about the details and she has already sent me a link with two different acros that would be possibilities for the contest, and I don’t think any of you will be disappointed. I just wanted to send a heads up to those interested and see if there is any more interest out there. Let me know if you want to be added to the list or taken off of the list... @Nola Bear @pal @Polarcollision @dmw913 @Okinawa_Reefer @kdcarey @Droy008 @This guy is extra salty @LeoB @DaveFason @jbb_00 @Figster @RotaryReef @TheBig053 @Cannedfish @micoastreefing @spectra @tk3445 @HarryPotter
  14. Nola & Bosco's Red Sea E260 - New FTS

    Terrible pics but am about to feed and love the top down of pc rainbow and my blueberry diesel 2nd pic is the BigR freebie 3rd pic is the strawberry shortcake. Again awful pic. Can’t get a great angle on it. Can’t get a good pic of Pinky the Bear