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    *TECHNICALLY* First Skirt Chasers Growout Contest

    Soooo...the one I tried to start was stopped by an evil urchin that perched on all the growout frags and shat on them. I have since removed him from the system and after I get rid of the filefish that's in my tank, I'll be able to safely keep znps again. Worst case, I'll just house the growout frags in the 80G. But I'll figure out logistics...let's get to the fun part!

    This thread is to get a list of participants down on paper so I can make sure I can front the $ for the colony. I don't want to buy the polyps and have zero interest. FB already showed over a dozen interested participants, so I'm confident we can get to 20-25 easy.

    I'll start calling out people that I think would participate, and please spread the word. We can easily have 30 participants, which would make the payout amazing!
    @fwadiver , @Mr. Microscope , @Siebo , @the jerk , @madjoe , @Chewal , @AKM , @larcat , @Herbie

    I'll come up with more shoutouts, but please chime in.

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    5/16/16 UPDATE

    I know there are some questions on the growout, so for starters, let's talk about what polyp we're thinking about doing!!

    Tada! (Not my pic, lol, just for reference!)

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    WWC Pink Krakatoa


    I think we'll get some nice growth from this polyp, which should make the competition exciting. I hate having a slow-grower and the winning plug has 2 mouths total

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    5/19/16 UPDATE

    BUY IN PRICE: $15.00!!

    Tentative start date: June 19th? Maybe open pickup from 6/12-6/19 and officially start check-ins 6/19. I think it's too much of a rush to get a 6/1 start date.


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    5/23/16 UPDATE

    Quick pic update of some of the actual polyps. I haven't finished my light, so it's only a pic with the 12K halides on. Still great speckle on them; quite excited to see how everyone does with theirs!

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    6/13/16 UPDATE

    Sample initial check-in (if I were checking in):

    80G Deep Blue, 500W MH with LED supplements (tank specs)
    Gyre 150 and Gyre 130, 20G High sump with Siporax and Marinepure Biomedia, Vertex Omega 150 skimmer, Avast Kalkstirrer (flow and filtration specs)
    Sandbed with medium flow (frag placement and conditions)

    "Picture of frag in your tank" (put a pic of the frag in your tank and an optional FTS "full tank shot"
    )

    You definitely don't have to be too in depth with your tank if you don't want to, but most people like to brag about what they've got "under the hood". Initial check-ins will count from the 8th-19th. If you haven't checked in by then, you won't be eligible for certain giveaways that may run during the course of this growout. Let's have some fun people!!

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    6/16/16 UPDATE

    I'm pushing the check-in deadline to at least 6/22/16 because Father's day is a tough day to demand anything plus I'm having trouble keeping up with scheduling with all the polyps going out (it's a great problem to have). If you have your polyp, get your initial check-in posted! Don't wait for me to hound you

    Basic Rules:


    1. Must do a brief write-up of your system (eg. size, flow, light, placement of the paly, coral food, fish, etc) with initial photo of frag in your tank.

    2. Monthly updates with progress photos is encouraged, but not required. Extra updates are allowed for bragging rites!
    ***Members that post for all 4 check-ins (initial, 1 mo, 2 mo, final) may be eligible for an additional prize drawing.

    3. No cheating. If your polyp dies, you are out. If your polyp comes free of your frag tile/plug, it MUST be re-mounted to that same tile.
    You CAN do as you like with your frag tile, stick it in the sand, glue on your rocks, etc - All is fair in this regard,
    but the tile/plug and the polyp on it must remain intact.

    4. Final Check-in is required ON TIME, with post time-stamp showing no later than 11:59pm on the last day of the contest.
    ***Failure to check-in by the deadline date, or not including photo with final check-in will result in disqualification.

    5. In the event of a TIE at the final check-in, the winning members will go into a "sudden death" race.
    The first member to grow an additional polyp on their frag, and post a picture clearly showing all polyps will be the winner.
    This will continue until there is a clear 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners for the contest.

    6. Members are encouraged to actively participate in the grow-out thru this thread. Possible additional mini-contests or surprise announcements may be posted during the competition that will give members opportunities to win additional prizes.

    7. Have fun. This is a friendly competition amongst all us local reefers.

    Not following the rules can cause you to be disqualified with no refund



    Prizes:

    (Will be updated if additional prizes become available. Pay-out based on number of participants; the more we have, the better the payout.)

    Grand Prize: $xx.xx
    Second Place:
    $xx.xx
    Third Place:
    $xx.xx

    Sign up now! PM is Key, contact me directly to be added to the list and arrange pickup and payment of your frag.
    List will be updated as frags are paid for and picked up.
    There are plenty of polyps to go around, so the only limit to contest is deadline date.
    Polyps will be cut to order, so take advantage and get in early!
    Entry fee of $xx.xx covers contest prizes, cost of polyp, frag plug, glue, and fresh blades for cutting.
    If there are any remaining funds from this contest, they will be used on supplies for the next contest.
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    BUY IN PRICE: $15.00

    Nxt worked his magic, so here is the participant list. I'll update as more sign up.

    1. fwadiver - paid and picked up
    2. Siebo
    3. keishakornbread
    - paid and picked up
    4. CubeFanatic
    - paid and picked up
    5. Raven312
    - paid and picked up
    6. chitwnbdby - paid and picked up
    7. CienFuegos
    8. Herbie
    - paid and picked up
    9. Adogg80
    10. Chewal
    - paid and picked up
    11. Mini Chewal (daughter's tank)
    - paid and picked up
    12. Threshold
    - paid and picked up
    13. Sk8Elenex92
    - paid and picked up
    14. Mr. Microscope
    - paid and picked up
    15. Kimoy
    - paid and picked up
    16. anarchy
    - paid and picked up
    17. Chiboy
    - paid and picked up
    18. Scotty McReefer
    19. Bob8603
    - paid and picked up
    20. Wojtek
    - paid and picked up
    21. Green0j0s
    - paid and picked up
    22. bowhunter4250
    - paid and picked up
    23. Saltymike
    - paid and picked up
    24. Andrew Forys
    - paid and picked up
    25. LittleBigReef
    - paid and picked up
    26. Sk8Elenex92 's friend, Lgoudie86
    - paid and picked up
    27. Paulski2wp
    - paid and picked up
    28. Cook County
    - paid and picked up
    29. Cub21rak
    - paid and picked up
    30.
    1000rrstunna - paid and picked up
    31. 1000rrstunna's friend, Joe - paid and picked up
    32. Superchargedgp - paid and picked up

    33. fredfish13 - paid and picked up
    34.
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    I wonder how long til @jayjigga realizes he actually has the 2nd post..
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjoe View Post
    I gave up on zoas yrs ago
    It's actually going to be a paly this time around. Weren't you growing them so well you needs to electrocute them?
    120G...someday...

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    yeah confirmed i'm in, only thing that seems to survive long term in the tank.

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    if its still the one jay mentioned to me in chat, you are gonna want it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjigga View Post
    It's actually going to be a paly this time around. Weren't you growing them so well you needs to electrocute them?
    Lol i have both in my tank least the survivors those grow good some just die i wnat a fish that eats em all lol

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    Bump for a first post update. Spread the word. I'm going to send out some messages, but I would really love for a great turnout for this one. I'm finally getting back into zoas and palys and I think this is a great way to introduce a nice paly to some people who wouldn't otherwise "splurge" on them.
    120G...someday...

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