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sphelps
09-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Welcome to another EA Photo Contest on Canreef!


This months subject: RARE AND UNUSUAL

Here's the deal, there are basically two options:

1) Your picture contains a rare or unusual piece of livestock.

2) Your picture doesn't necessarily contain a rare piece of livestock but something about it makes it rare and unusual. For example this could be a fish not normally reef safe kept in a reef tank or two tank mates that shouldn't get along but do.

Either way your picture should clearly show this and fit the theme. Also be careful, when it comes to voting I will be asking everyone to vote for what they believe to be the most rare or unusual subject.

Also as usual I want new pictures please, not old ones!

Requested, but not required, members should post info about their picture. This could include a picture title and camera specs.




Only the first 20 entries will be used, so do not delay.Entries will be accepted until SEPT 22, 2008.

Post entries here, if you cannot post your picture please email it to me (sphelps@sasktel.net) and I will post it for you.


Good Luck!!

The winner will be determined by you, the voters, and the winner will receive a framed picture and possibly a special bonus prize depending on the turn out.



Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest

2) ALL members including vendors can enter, I just ask that the picture is from a personal or display tank, not store stock.

3) As long as YOU take the picture and it fits the guidelines you can enter it, I donít care whose tank itís from

4) First come, first serve up to 20. But do not hesitate to continue posting pictures if 20 were already posted.

5) Each can post as many pictures as they want, but only ONE can be entered. Please specify which one when posting multiple pictures or I will choose for you.

6) Have Fun!

Myka
09-02-2008, 10:57 PM
How's this work? Do we just post the pic here?

sphelps
09-02-2008, 11:46 PM
How's this work? Do we just post the pic here?

Yeap, just post your pics here. As many as you want but you can only enter one. If you can't post pictures email to me and I'll post them for you.

Myka
09-02-2008, 11:53 PM
Here's mine then. I don't think it's good enough to win, but it's fun to share photos and support the forum activities. :D

It's a wild caught True Perc with spectacular coloring - albeit not quite spectacular enough to be a Picasso. ;)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/Apr2720082-1.jpg

TJSlayer
09-03-2008, 12:23 AM
I found this a few weeks back in my tank, I believe it's called a club tipped anenome....

http://www.denpaul.ca/SALT/IDTHIS.jpg

Myka
09-03-2008, 12:34 AM
What you ^ have is Pseudocorynactis caribbeorum. White Ball Corallimorph. Will eat small fish readily! :D

TJSlayer
09-03-2008, 12:49 AM
Very cool thanks (I have more than a few.. too, but only the one has nice color)

sphelps
09-04-2008, 05:31 AM
Nice ones so far. A couple examples from mine.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Sept%203%202008/DSC_1305.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Sept%203%202008/DSC_1312.jpg

Marlin65
09-04-2008, 05:39 AM
That second one is a great capture.

Myka
09-04-2008, 07:56 AM
And sphelps blows the competition out of the water!! :eek:

ReefJunkie
09-04-2008, 02:51 PM
nice pics Sphelps!
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Wormy.jpg
Here's a spaghetti taking a walk

TJSlayer
09-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Wow nice photos Steve!

superduperwesman
09-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Yeah that was sweet

sphelps
09-04-2008, 04:38 PM
Thanks folks, they're just examples but I'll try and get some more. I just acquired a new piece of coral that I think is pretty rare.

Jason McK
09-04-2008, 08:49 PM
I would have never thought a Frog fish, Lion and sea horses would be able to exist in the same tank

J

Myka
09-04-2008, 09:14 PM
I would have never thought a Frog fish, Lion and sea horses would be able to exist in the same tank

J

And a clam! I was surprised to see them all together too!

sphelps
09-04-2008, 09:37 PM
I would have never thought a Frog fish, Lion and sea horses would be able to exist in the same tank

J

There's also an eel and an engineer goby in there too. They actually make a good balance. The lionfish and frogfish usually stay away from smaller food which the seahorse feeds on. The engineer goby is very timid and doesn't present much competition. The eel can't seem to get food on his own except for excess food that gets caught in the overflow strainer which he keeps clean. Nobody fights and for the most part are pretty courteous. The only problem comes from the frogfish who obviously doesn't know his limits, if someone were to grab his food before he gets it he'll inhale that someone, even if it's way too big for him. luckily once he realizes it's too big he'll spit it out. So far he's tried to eat the seahorse and the ribbon eel.

Myka
09-04-2008, 10:00 PM
LMAO!! Frogfish aren't the brightest...

sphelps
09-05-2008, 10:58 PM
Does anyone know what this is?
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Sept%203%202008/DSC_1352.jpg

rstar
09-05-2008, 11:02 PM
hehe, is it a rarely seen and expensive dendrophylia which i know where you got, and would love one too but are quite pricey!

sphelps
09-05-2008, 11:07 PM
hehe, is it a rarely seen and expensive dendrophylia which i know where you got, and would love one too but are quite pricey!

aah, way to ruin my fun :wink:
It was expensive but actually priced pretty competitive compared to elsewhere.

superduperwesman
09-05-2008, 11:13 PM
What is it... a duncan? Look at Mr. money bags ahah. So you got a really good deal?

rstar
09-06-2008, 02:19 AM
Yeah i would imagine so as his prices tend to be!

dreef
09-06-2008, 03:49 AM
Yes very nice dendro steve...but it's the pic that really amazing.I to bought a frag,i was lucky and got a huge polyp,with a bonus baby on the side.Yes,they were pricey,but worth every penny.

marie
09-06-2008, 04:14 AM
I can't compete with steves pics and its not very rare or unusual but here is my humble attempt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/mariesnell/conch009.jpg

or if you prefer the ruder version :razz:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/mariesnell/conch011.jpg

Lance
09-06-2008, 04:25 AM
I can't compete with steves pics and its not very rare or unusual but here is my humble attempt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/mariesnell/conch009.jpg

or if you prefer the ruder version :razz:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/mariesnell/conch011.jpg


:smilecol: Holy Cow it's John Holmes reincarnated!!!

PoonTang
09-06-2008, 04:28 AM
Yep, Marie, mind in gutter, as usual lol

Lance
09-06-2008, 04:32 AM
Yep, Marie, mind in gutter, as usual lol


HeHe This coming from someone named PoonTang:mrgreen:

PoonTang
09-06-2008, 04:37 AM
D'oH!

Keri
09-07-2008, 01:56 AM
Ha!

WhoPoopWrasse
09-07-2008, 02:18 AM
The pic isn't very good but here's my 3" x 3" meteor shower cyphastrea

Lance
09-07-2008, 03:06 AM
The pic isn't very good but here's my 3" x 3" meteor shower cyphastrea


Nice!

Jason McK
09-07-2008, 04:32 AM
Sorry Marie, you reminded me of my 3 eyed conch
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/Jasonmck/Aquarium/DSCF0010Medium-1.jpg

Keri
09-07-2008, 04:42 AM
Sorry Marie, you reminded me of my 3 eyed conch
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/Jasonmck/Aquarium/DSCF0010Medium-1.jpg

HAHAHA
http://www.purplemoon.com/Stickers/sim-fish.jpg

Marlin65
09-10-2008, 11:28 PM
Here is my Rare Sea Hare.:lol:
Okay maybe he is not that rare. This is a smaller version and this one is supposed to be full grown. He is also a scraper so will live in my tank with no hair algae. Not the best pictures as he is fast and hard to get a good picture of.
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/SeaHare028.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/SeaHare038.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/SeaHare145.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/SeaHare197.jpg

Diana
09-10-2008, 11:51 PM
Jason your three-eyed conch reminds me of..... my 2 headed seahorse fry! (H. reidi). :s

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/dinostar00/2heads_8.jpg


;)
-Diana

WhoPoopWrasse
09-11-2008, 12:57 AM
How about my little tiny Discordipinna griessingeri.......

Marlin65
09-11-2008, 03:53 AM
Thats a nice fish I want one.:smile:

ReefJunkie
09-13-2008, 02:03 AM
sphelps- I would like to enter this pic into POTM instead of my last one :)
We bought a red/white feather duster rock with half a dozen of these guys as a hitchhiker, hoping they would survive and they took over the whole rock!
Fuji FinePix S9100
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture061.jpg

sphelps
09-13-2008, 03:38 AM
OK Paul, nice pic!

Doug
09-13-2008, 06:17 PM
And sphelps blows the competition out of the water!! :eek:


:mrgreen: Lots of superb pics in this months contest but I must admit those of yours Steve are nothing short of absolutely stunning. I only dream of being able to take pics like that. :lol:

Keri
09-14-2008, 12:33 AM
sphelps- I would like to enter this pic into POTM instead of my last one :)
We bought a red/white feather duster rock with half a dozen of these guys as a hitchhiker, hoping they would survive and they took over the whole rock!
Fuji FinePix S9100
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/Picture061.jpg

....and then you fragged a piece for me!! ;)

Great pic, those are gorgeous.

Brighteyes_13
09-14-2008, 06:09 PM
Dunno how rare and unusual... everyone says "nothing eats cyano" seems these lil guys missed that memo

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff25/ColleenM_13/100_1695.jpg

Delphinus
09-15-2008, 06:42 AM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn239/delphinus_photos/Gventilana.jpg

Gorgonia ventilana, Venus sea fan
Rare? Not sure, but I think so. I had to pester all the usual vendors for many years before one serendipitously showed up an a dealers tank (almost by accident). It's a Caribbean species where collection is heavily regulated. However it is proving to be fairly easy to grow - is photosynthetic and enjoys the same bright light high flow conditions that SPS enjoy.
Tech talk: Nikon D70s, Nikor 60mm Micro, 1/320s, f3.3

Lance
09-15-2008, 04:27 PM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn239/delphinus_photos/Gventilana.jpg

Gorgonia ventilana, Venus sea fan
Rare? Not sure, but I think so. I had to pester all the usual vendors for many years before one serendipitously showed up an a dealers tank (almost by accident). It's a Caribbean species where collection is heavily regulated. However it is proving to be fairly easy to grow - is photosynthetic and enjoys the same bright light high flow conditions that SPS enjoy.
Tech talk: Nikon D70s, Nikor 60mm Micro, 1/320s, f3.3


Wow Tony, I really like that. How big is it and how big does it get?

Delphinus
09-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Thanks - it's about 6" diameter right now. I imagine it doesn't really have a max size. It was more like 4" when I first got it, which was back in January... which means it's about the fastest growing gorgonian that I have - I have other seawhip frags that have barely put on 1/4" in 3 years. :eek: I also notice that the new growth hasn't interconnected much yet, they are branching off in all directions. I imagine though that like with many other corals, probably the biggest influence on growth patterns is flow patterns, and I probably don't have near enough in this tank. But, it grows nicely anyhow, so I am happy anyhow. :)

sphelps
09-20-2008, 12:02 AM
Just a reminder that the deadline to get your entries in is Monday September 22nd.

Mikee
09-20-2008, 12:23 AM
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd183/CreaturesNThings/001-1.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd183/CreaturesNThings/002-4.jpg

JDigital
09-22-2008, 07:27 PM
You don't see many pics of these little guys, So I consider them 'rare'.. :mrgreen: My submission.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/23G%20Nano/Porcelain.jpg

sphelps
09-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Last day for entries

lorenz0
10-02-2008, 01:40 AM
damn i wish i entered this. well either or just for fun. here is the troll (you know those toys with the colored hair) snail

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e69/lorenz000/IMG_0023.jpg

Lance
10-02-2008, 01:42 AM
damn i wish i entered this. well either or just for fun. here is the troll (you know those toys with the colored hair) snail

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e69/lorenz000/IMG_0023.jpg



Hey, it's the Don King of snails!

WhoPoopWrasse
10-02-2008, 01:44 AM
:lol: Holy crap, that's so funny, You should pull him out for 2 minutes and stick a couple of googly eyes on him! Of course you'll have to take them off again AFTER the pics so your fish don't swallow plastic eyes! :lol::lol::lol:

Hairytank
10-02-2008, 01:53 AM
That has to be a little frustrating for the snail..."I know there is algae around here somewhere..."