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JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:15 AM
To make it simple for this category I am just gonna copy/paste the other intro.. haha!

After 6 months.....

The goals were simple, to make the best reef tank you could on a specific budget using either a standard 5.5g tank or a standard 10g tank.
The tank could be modified any way you wanted, as long as you started out with a 5.5 or a 10g and the budget was adhered to.
The budget for a contest was $395.
Each person who entered the contest had to pay an entry fee, and all of the entry fees are what the final prizes are taken from.
The total prize pot is $264 and there are 2 categories, so the winner of each category will receive a $132 gift certificate to the Canreef Sponsor of their choice.

The tank categories are:
- Best Tank
- Most Innovative Tank (can be any tank in the contest)

We began the contest with several contestants, but only 5 have made it through to the end.
The final contestants are: sphelps, noirsphynx, Chaloupa, Rocketlily, superduperwesman.

The contestants have all done a wonderful job on their tanks.

Now it's time for the Canreef public to cast their vote.
Please look over the following entries and cast your vote for which tank you think claims "Best Tank".

Best Tank is pretty straightforward, just vote for the tank you think is the best one in the contest.

The Most Innovative Category is a little different.
Wikipedia defines innovative/innovation this way:
"The term innovation means a new way of doing something. A distinction is typically made between invention, an idea made manifest, and innovation, ideas applied successfully.
The goal of innovation is positive change, to make someone or something better."
I think that the winner of the "Most Innovative" category should be someone who has found a new and creative way of approaching a particular aspect of reefkeeping. Even more importantly, they need to have applied their idea successfully in their tank.

We have one category in addition to the original 2 categories, "Best Theme".
This category is sponsored by Kevin & Doug @ Red Coral Aquarium.
The winner of this category will receive a $100 gift certificate to Red Coral Aquarium. Red Coral has picked silent judges for this category and is not open to the Canreef Public. The Winner will be announced as soon as I find out.

A lot of work was put into these tanks, so please take the voting seriously!

And the contestants are.......

JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:17 AM
Chaloupa's 5.5G Primary Colors Nano

Full Tank Thread Here (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45542)

Well, after much debate with a 10g we had or finding a 5.5...we ended up going with a 5.5g as in the long run that is soooo much fun!

Picture with Space Alien;
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/nanotankbuild.jpg

Picture with Nano Reef Survival Kit;
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nanotankbuild2.jpg

COSTING TO DATE; (updated with each purchase)
FREEBIES per the rules;
Tank; free
Stand; free (but did cost $41.33 for wood just as an FYI)
Mag Float; free
Live sand; free (but did cost me $40.00 as I couldn't steal any from my other tanks....)
Rock; free

ITEMS FOR THE BUDGET
Light; $59.95 from Dragon's Lair Pet Store in town...can produce receipt
Maxijet 1200; $26.95 x .75= $20.21 (I already had it...and that's the J&L price at 75%)
Sump; custom built by Jim (whiteice669) $20.00 as it's all used glass

To date; $100.16

ADDED TO BUDGET OCTOBER 27/08

Zoa frag (bluish); $10.00
Yellow polyp frag; $10.00 (going on the GSP pricing?)
2 red and blue mushrooms; $10.00
1 red leg hermit; $1.45
1 blue leg hermit; $1.29
1 Astrea snail; 1.69
TOTAL FOR THESE; $34.43

Total to date; $100.16 + $34.43 = $134.59

ADDED TO BUDGET NOVEMBER 6/08

Zoa frag (RPE); $5.00
Zoa frag (yellow); $10.00
Blue/Yellow Damsel; $4.95
Blue Porcelain Crab; $9.95
TOTAL FOR THESE; $29.90

Total to date; $134.59 + $29.90 = $164.49

ADDED TO BUDGET NOVEMBER 14/08

Zoa frag (bluish2); $10.00
Zoa frag (blue); $5.00
Zoa frag (redish); $5.00
Zoa frag (blue/yellow); $5.00
added more Yellow polyps; $10.00 (was a small piece that I chopped into 3 tiny ones)
2 Red and Blue Mushrooms; $10.00
1 Red Mushroom; $5.00
1 Blue Cloves (very sparse on disk); $10.00?
TOTAL FOR THESE; $60.00

Total to date; $164.49 + $60.00 + $224.49


Full tank shot November 15, 2008 (budget is up to date for today also!)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/NanobuildFTS.jpg

ADDED TO BUDGET DECEMBER 1/08

WF Wicked Blue Zoa; $45.00
WF Double Red Zoa; $40.00
WF Aussie Zoa; $35.00
Blue Clove; $10.00
TOTAL FOR THESE; $130.00

Total to date; $224.49 + $130.00 = $354.49

Just an FYI...I have been bumped into the 10g category so have their budget now which originally was $300.00 then with the added on budget of $95.00 my budget total is $395.00...I am cutting it sooooo close. I really wanted to keep it low...but then I saw these few Zoa frags and well...bit the bullet as I had room in budget. Soooo there you have it. My update!

FTS for December 15, 2008 (budget has not changed since last entry)....I think I may have found one of the red and blue shrooms that survived...but not 100% yet...fingers crossed!!!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/DSC_0018.jpg


FTS for January 15/09 No budget change as nothing has been purchased

(I will be replacing this picture...battery was dying, and I just realized the date...OOPS)
I've had several rock falls at the "bridge" area....so tank is a bit sad looking today...but next month will be back to looking good. The red mushrooms have taken off...I have 3 now....2 bigger and 1 small....everything else is growing well.....


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/NanoJan.jpg


FTS for February 15/09 No budget change as nothing has been purchased

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/NanobuildJan.jpg


FTS for March 15/09 No budget change as nothing has been purchased

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/MarchNano.jpg

March 19/08 WOOOT, turns out I can't add!!!! Thanks to Josh for pointing out I still have $ in my budget to buy something with!!! YAYAYAYAYAY

ADDED TO BUDGET April 6/09

Yellow and Red Gorgonian $15.00
TOTAL FOR THIS; $15.00

Total to date; $354.49 + $15.00 = $369.54 under budget!!!! YAYAYAYAY

FTS for April 15/09 Budget updated for Gorgonian

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/Nano%20tank%20build/Aprilnanobuild9.jpg

JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:18 AM
superduperwesmans 10G Plate coral Nano

Full Tank Thread Here! (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=356119)

Guess who's in the game... look out people

Oh baby... oh baby it's fun already

Plate Coral Tank with a modern stand concept and a super easy water change system

Water change video on page 26

Budget = $395
Budget Exhausted = $390.00
Budget Remaining = $5.00

Details of Expenditure:

Equipment:
Heater = $24.99 x 0.75 = $18.75 - Used Via Aqua 100 watt - Originally bought at Bayside Corals
Lighting = $75 x 0.75 = $56.25 - Basically 75% of a Sunlight supply 24" New Wave T5 Fixture - Used from Saskreef c/w 4 bulbs (PM me for proof of purchase)
Pump = $52.50 x 0.75 = $39.50 -Used Rio 1400 - Originally Bought at Big Als
Sump = $17.00 - Engineered Aquariums (actually = 1 Lunch)
Total - $131.50

Livestock:
Bumblebee Snails = $2 x 2 = $4.00 - Red Coral
Hermit Crabs = 3 for $10 = $10.00 - Red Coral
Clown Fish = $10.45 - Big Als (Actually Paid $22 ahah I had a GC)
Dragonet Scooter Blenny = $8.45 - JL Price (Actually Paid $19.99 at Ocean City)- Dead
Yellow Box Fish = $25.45 - JL Price (Actually Paid $29.99 at Ocean City)- Dead
Finger Leather = $10.00 - Bayside Corals - Dead
Toadstool = $5.00 - Originally Bought at Bayside Corals
Candy Cane = $2.50 - Actually Free from sphelps but Almost Dead from Sitting in a Sump with No Lights (Almost all skeleton)
Orange Plate Coral = $5.00 - Originally Bought at Bayside Corals but is almost all Skeleton from being in a 2.5 Gallon Pico (hope it makes it) - Dead
Brown Plate Coral = $15.00 - Bayside Corals (Actually Paid $53.00)... hoping it might just be browned out and that it might get pretty
Pink and White Plate Coral = $20.00 - Actually Free from sphelps
Orange Plate Coral = $15.00 - Ocean City (Traded it for a Green Tongue Coral I bought 1 day prior $53.99)
Green Plate Coral = $15.00 - ElGuappo (Actually paid $25.00) - Dead
Green Plate Coral = $15.00 - De Iron Chef (Actually paid $20.00) - Dead
Pink Plate Coral = $20.00 - Ocean City (Actually Paid $45.00) - Dead
Brown Mushroom = Hitch Hiker so Included in Rock Prices = Free
Anthelia Frag = $2.50 - sphelps (Actually Free) - Dead
Crocea Clam 2" Shell = $20.00 - Ocean City (Actually Paid $35.00)
Frogspawn 3" Skeleton = $15.00 - Red Coral (Actually Paid $30.00)
Yellow Clown Goby = $0.25 - ColinD (Actually Free)
Green Plate Coral = $15 - Ocean City (Actually $42.99)
Orange Plate Coral = $15 - Ocean City (Actually $42.99)
Zoa Colony = $10 - Ocean City (Actually $60.00) I fragged it up
Total - $258.50

OK so some stuff died but in my defense I was planning a wedding through out the contest and then I was gone for 2 weeks for the wedding and honeymoon... just for a little back ground... I know I still let stuff die but I couldn't commit my full attention to the tank. That's just life sometimes... as I'm sure most of you know... anyway... I guess that's enough excuses for now


"Free"
Entry Fee = $26.50 - I entered late
Tank = $20.00 - Engineered Aquariums ( Actually = Lunch... same lunch as above )
MDF = $58.50 - Home Depot
Screws/Misc Hardware = $10.00 - Home Depot
Hinges = $10.50 - Home Depot
Wood Filler = $5.00 - Home Depot
Fan Speed Control = $2.50 - Ebay (not wired in yet)
Two 3.5" Fans = $2.00 ea. - Princess Auto
12 Volt Adapter = $5.00 - Princess Auto
3 Cans of Flat/Gloss Black Paint = $5.00 ea. - Canadian Tire? I had them lying around but I know I had to pay for them at some point
Sand = $11.00 - Had around, originally bought at Wai's
5.5 lbs of Live Rock = $40.00 - Ocean City/ Bayside Corals
5ish lbs of Base Rock = $10.00 - Had but, originally bought at Bayside Corals
Tank Shipping = $30.00
Plumbing Parts ~ $65 - Rona / Bayside Corals / Engineered Aquariums
Magnafloat = $13.50 - Ocean City
Eggcrate = $10.00 - Home Depot
Fuge Light = $10.00 - Walmart
Glass Lid = $15.00 - Big Als
Coralife Battery Operated Digital Thermometer = $14.00 - Had around, but originally bought at Big Als (If I had the receipt I'd return it b/c it's out by 3 degrees)
Handful of Cheato = Free - From Jay180reef
Epoxy = $20 - Bayside Corals
"Free" Total - $365.50

Actual Total Spent ~ $1064

**Note: Some prices above have tax included... at first most did but then it got hard

Pictures

Standard 10 gallon

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/wes/DSC_1495.jpg

Standard 10 Gallon w/ Overflow and sump

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/tankandsump.jpg

FTS November 15

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/IMG_1275-1.jpg

FTS December 15

With Stand
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/IMG_1344-1-1.jpg

Front
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/IMG_1340-1.jpg

Left Side
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/IMG_1342-1.jpg

FTS January 15
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0035.jpg



Front
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0312.jpg

Front Including Stand
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0297.jpg

Front Showing Storage
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC01067.jpg

Side Including Stand
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0298.jpg

FTS March 15

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0309.jpg

FTS April 15

Front with Stand
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0548.jpg

Front Close up
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0555.jpg

Side
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m141/superduperwesman/DSC_0561.jpg

More pictures and water change video on page 26

JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:19 AM
sphelps' 10G Intelligent Reef

Full Tank Thread Here (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45285)

The Intelligent Reef

$395 Budget:

Equipment:
2 24W T5 bulbs and reflectors: $25 (purchased used off Scythanith)
Workhorse 5 Ballast - $21.75 (Used, originally purchased from "Natural Full Spectrum Lighting" for $28.99)
Maxi-Jet 600: $16.47 (used, priced from J&L)
Visitherm Heater (50 Watt) - $16.47 (used, priced from J&L)
Total - $79.69

Livestock:
Large Brain - $20
Small Wellsophyllia - removed
Large Wellsophyllia - $20
2.75" Rainbow Lobo - $17
Small Orange Lobo - $15
Large Green Closed Brain - $20
Small Burgundy Closed Brain - $15
Small Green Moon Brain - Removed
Small, Small Polyp Red & Green Acan - $15
Large Green & Red Open Brain - Removed
Single Acan Polyp - $5
Small Red Monti Cap frag - $10 Deceased
Med Purple Acro Tort Frag - $15 Deceased
4 Small Zoo Frags - $20
Small Squamosa Clam - $20
Very Small Chalice Coral Frag - $5
Small Clove Polyp Frag - $5
Large Bright Green Closed Brain: $20
Small Red Chalice Coral: $15
3 Hermits @ $1 - $3
1 Urchin - $15 Deceased
Red Octopus - $60
Total - $315.00

Free Budget:
Tank - $20
Scrap glass, plastic and building supplies for tank mod - $0
Old Terrarium Canopy used for Light Fixture - $0
Rock - $40
Sand - $0
Mag Float - $15
Acrylic for lighting canopy - $40
Total - $115

SUMMARY:

10 gallon tank:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/October08/DSC_1379.jpg

Modified:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/October08/DSC_1398.jpg

October 19th 2008
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/DSC_1435.jpg

Theme change November 1st 2008
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/October08/DSC_1491.jpg

Full View November 9th 2008
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/November08/DSC_1706.jpg

November 15th 2008 FTS
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/November08/DSC_1724.jpg

December 15th 2008 FTS (yeah yeah bad pic, I know)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/December08/DSC_1856.jpg

January 15th 2009 FTS
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/January09/FTS.jpg

February 15th 2009 FTS
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/Fev09/DSC_2648.jpg

March 15th 2009 FTS
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano Contest/march09/2357513e.jpg

April 15th 2009 FTS
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/April%2009/DSC_2994.jpg


Random Photos

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/d9fa5d1d.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Nano%20Contest/a1c149e8.jpg

Octopus Video: Einstein (http://www.facebook.com/v/66612409531)

JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:19 AM
Rocketlilys Damsel in Zoanthidland

Full Tank Thread Here (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45294)

Budget update:

$300.00 Budget Items
Equipment:
4 Coralife Mini Compact 50/50 lamps 20 watt each @ $15.99 each Total $63.96 (Wiring supplies from shop)
Aqueon 50w Heater $25.99
Aquatech 20-40 HOB filter $ 2.00 ("scored" a good deal - receipt can be provided)
Used Nano Powerhead $26.21

Total Equipment: $ 118.16


Livestock:
3 small zoanthids (under 15 heads) @ $5.00 each $ 15.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
9 med zoanthids (15 - 25 heads) @ $10.00 each $ 90.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 small (7 head) flourescant zoanthid $ 5.00 (purchased from a local reefer)
1 small Blue Clove $ 5.00 (fragged from 50 gal tank)
1 green mushroom rock $ 20.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
5 blue mushroom $ 25.00 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 Yellowtail Damselfish (Live Aquaria price) $ 4.99 (transferred from 50 gal tank)
1 Stocky Cerith Snail (Big Al's) $ 2.99
2 Narssarius Snails (Big Al's $1.99 each) $ 3.98
1 Cerith Snail (Big Al's) $ 1.99
1 Blue Legged Hermit Crab $ 1.99
1 Red Banded Turbo Crab $ 4.99

Total Livestock: $ 180.93

Total spent on budget items (equipment and livestock): $ 299.09


"Free" Items
10 gal display tank - $0.00 (Had it at home already)
Maple for stand and canopy - $55.86
Sand - Left over from 20 gal - free
Rocks - 2 large cooking in basement - free
Rocks - 2 small $10.00
Thermometer - $1.49
Mag Cleaner - Left over from 20 gal - free

Total spent on free items: $67.35

Empty Tank
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/10_gal_empty.jpg

October 15-2008
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/10_gal_Oct_15-08.jpg

November 15-2008
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Nov_15_FTS.jpg

December 15-2008
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/IMG_0157.jpg

Jan 15-09
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/IMG_0243.jpg

Fb 15-09
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FTSFeb15-08.jpg

March 15-09
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FTS10galMar14-0925.jpg

April 15-09
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FinalFTS.jpg

A few favorites:
http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FinalFlourescantZoanthid.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FinalManofSteel-SnowmanZoanthid.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FinalSaucerZoanthid.jpg

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/rocketlily/10%20gal%20Nano/FinalPinkZoanthid.jpg

JDigital
04-17-2009, 01:20 AM
noirsphynx's 10G Nano Reef

Full Tank Thread Here! (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45566)

This tank is going to remain very basic as I'm fairly new to the hobby. This is more about the fun of it. I'm going to try a mushroom themed tank.
Oct 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=11
Nov. 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=122
Dec. 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=240
Jan. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=409
Feb. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=572
Mar. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=808
Apr. 15/09 (http://canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45566&page=8)
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1025


Budget $395.45
Used $383.73
Remaining $11.72

Free Items:
Tank, 10g
LR
LS
Stand
Themometer

Supplies:
Subcurrent Filter(new) $38.99
Light, Nova Extreme 18" T5(new) $79.99
Elite 50w heater(used) $16.49(75% of Petsmart price, have reciept)
Koralia 1(used) $25.46(75% as per J&L)
Moonlights $7.80

total $168.73

Livestock:
Gumdrop Coral Croucher $31.99
Anenome Shrimp x 2 (one was $7.49 other was $14.54) = $22.03
Nassarius Snails $1.34 x 2 = $2.68(already had so 75% of J&L (http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/product-info.php?product_ID=rc-nass))
Turbo Snail $1.46 (already had so 75% of J&L (http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/product-info.php?product_ID=rc-turbo))
Feather Duster x2 = $36.84
Orange Spotted Mushroom $5
Green Stripe Mushroom $5
Orange Yuma $5
Pink Yuma $10 Died =(
Blue Mushroom $5
Red Mushroom $10
Red Spotted Mushroom $5
Purple Mushroom $5
Bullseye Mushroom $5
Florida Ricordia 5 x $5ea = $25
Florida Ricordia $10
Orange (argent orange?) zoa's $5
Purple zoa's $5
Green/Blue/Peach (earth, wind & fire?) zoa's $5
Pink w/ green center (candy apple pink?) zoa's $5
Orange (armour of god?) Paly $5
Green Palys $5

total $215

christyf5
04-17-2009, 03:41 PM
up:biggrin:

rocketlily
04-18-2009, 05:15 AM
:bump:

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 04:00 AM
Oh I see how it is... this is the not so cool category so 10 less people decided to vote :P ahah but I've been told that no matter how well the voting goes I'm not allowed to participate in the next contested.

christyf5
04-21-2009, 04:08 AM
I actually found the most innovative tank wasn't actually the tank itself. So I didn't vote.

sphelps
04-21-2009, 04:08 AM
I also found that a little strange, why would ten people choose to vote in the one pole but not the other. I don't want to say it but something smells fishy :razz:

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 04:14 AM
I actually found the most innovative tank wasn't actually the tank itself. So I didn't vote.

I'm confused? Like you thought the "Most Innovative" category is specific to the tank itself? If so I'd say sphelps tried something new for starting from a standard 10 gallon, but like I said.. I'm confused?

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 04:17 AM
I also found that a little strange, why would ten people choose to vote in the one pole but not the other. I don't want to say it but something smells fishy :razz:

ahah I never thought of that but now that you mention it... seems a little odd ahah. But like I said... maybe it's just that less people are interested in this category or they don't think anyone was innovative so they just decided not to vote.

sphelps
04-21-2009, 04:20 AM
ahah I never thought of that but now that you mention it... seems a little odd ahah. But like I said... maybe it's just that less people are interested in this category or they don't think anyone was innovative so they just decided not to vote.
Yeah you're probably right, I probably shouldn't have said anything

christyf5
04-21-2009, 04:20 AM
Well considering the budget was for the tank itself, then the most innovative tank would be the tank. Spending an extra grand on a neat stand and water system is kind of out of the realm of the competition IMO.

I'm not starting anything here, I'm just sayin..your system is totally innovative, its that I thought this was supposed to be a nano tank contest, so I was looking at the tanks themselves.


It wasn't that I didn't think anyone was innovative, I just couldn't decide so I didn't vote.

sphelps
04-21-2009, 04:26 AM
Well considering the budget was for the tank itself, then the most innovative tank would be the tank. Spending an extra grand on a neat stand and water system is kind of out of the realm of the competition IMO.

I'm not starting anything here, I'm just sayin..your system is totally innovative, its that I thought this was supposed to be a nano tank contest, so I was looking at the tanks themselves.


It wasn't that I didn't think anyone was innovative, I just couldn't decide so I didn't vote.
Dang with that reasoning you totally should have voted for me :mrgreen:

christyf5
04-21-2009, 04:28 AM
Dang with that reasoning you totally should have voted for me :mrgreen:

LOL:mrgreen:

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 04:31 AM
Well considering the budget was for the tank itself, then the most innovative tank would be the tank. Spending an extra grand on a neat stand and water system is kind of out of the realm of the competition IMO.

I'm not starting anything here, I'm just sayin..your system is totally innovative, its that I thought this was supposed to be a nano tank contest, so I was looking at the tanks themselves.


It wasn't that I didn't think anyone was innovative, I just couldn't decide so I didn't vote.

Fair enough but personally I think you should still be able to make a call between the tanks. Even if you want to ignore the stands I think I could make a decision between internal over flow, external overflow, tank mod, and rock work. I wouldn't exactly call any of these things cutting edge but I think they are all the implementation of ideas that are some what new or at least slightly new approaches on /variations of an existing idea and that should be able to render a best from selection vote, also not trying to start anything.... just confused but we all think differently :)

And at the end of the day I just wanted something to hide all my nano tank's junk in because part of the budget or not I didn't want to make my house look like a mess for the contest, which tanks have a tendency to do ahah

christyf5
04-21-2009, 04:33 AM
yep I totally hear what you're saying. I went through the threads again with exactly that in mind. And voted :wink:

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 04:39 AM
yep I totally hear what you're saying. I went through the threads again with exactly that in mind. And voted :wink:

and you enjoyed it. Who doesn't like checking the lil circle and clicking the vote button :)

sphelps
04-21-2009, 04:52 AM
Yes!! I only need 29 more votes. You're going down waterchange boy!

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 05:13 AM
Yes!! I only need 29 more votes. You're going down waterchange boy!

ahah that's just because some people are more comfortable with your tank being more innovative b/c it's your "tank" that is modded but any good reefer knows that a very important part of any tank setup is the stand, and a very important part of maintaining a quality tank is water changes and just because this contest left the guidelines on those items open doesn't mean that they are any less a part of my tank setup or any less a part of this contest for that matter ahah. It just so happens that the "filtration" will have more guidelines outlined for the next contest (like size restrictions etc.) but it's still a part of the contest it's just not as stringently outlined, and FYI the back portion of an AIO is just as much "filtration" and not "tank" as a sump is. But a person's "tank" is almost always still in part judged by it's stand in reality and so it is in the contest and I don't see any problem with allowing that to influence the votes:). You can have best tank... maybe.... but I will take most innovative... maybe... like you said it's not over till it's over, and worst case I'll just come steal your tank while you're sleeping and combine the votes all for myself mwahahah

sphelps
04-21-2009, 05:22 AM
Haha, you could never steal my tank cause you're scared of the octopus, not to mention my cat :lol:

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 05:27 AM
Haha, you could never steal my tank cause you're scared of the octopus, not to mention my cat :lol:

I'm not scared of the octopus... I'd just.. what's the opposite of drowning?... I'd just do that to him if he got outta line.

And it's not that I'm scared of the cat... it's just weird and I don't like the idea of a hairless little weirdo jumping all over me... next time I'll just have to introduce the cat to the octopus and hopefully they can keep each other in line.

sphelps
04-21-2009, 05:33 AM
sure, sure, big talk now when you're 600 K away.

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Currently 209 active users but only 49 votes???

superduperwesman
04-21-2009, 10:46 PM
The gap has shrunk to a difference of 7 from the best tank votes

brizzo
04-21-2009, 11:23 PM
I also found that a little strange, why would ten people choose to vote in the one pole but not the other. I don't want to say it but something smells fishy :razz:

I didn't actually notice that there was two threads to vote on. I normally only check the active threads :wink:

superduperwesman
04-22-2009, 03:45 AM
I didn't actually notice that there was two threads to vote on. I normally only check the active threads :wink:

Yeah it took me a while to find them both too

superduperwesman
04-22-2009, 05:08 AM
:twised:

superduperwesman
04-22-2009, 05:55 PM
62 votes total... not bad not bad

superduperwesman
04-22-2009, 10:23 PM
:Banane43:

superduperwesman
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Only 7 more days

superduperwesman
04-23-2009, 11:57 PM
:eating:

rocketlily
04-24-2009, 12:23 AM
:laluot_08:

superduperwesman
04-24-2009, 11:11 PM
:microwav:

superduperwesman
04-25-2009, 11:55 PM
:biggrin:

superduperwesman
04-27-2009, 04:59 AM
:neutral:

superduperwesman
04-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Really....? 36 extra people have voted for the best tank category? I'm confused how that poll increases by 10ish over night but the most innovative only gets 1-2ish extra votes and the threads are side by side?? I get that less people might be interested in that category but that many less? Seems a tad bit weird if you ask me ahah... ok so nobody asked me but I like to think out loud.:question::question:

superduperwesman
04-27-2009, 04:44 PM
I guess it does have more views....

superduperwesman
04-27-2009, 06:47 PM
togetherness of the threads

superduperwesman
04-27-2009, 11:49 PM
I was just hoping to get some discussion going to keep these threads were people can see them to hopefully snag a few more voters :) but it looks like the plan only worked for the one thread and not in the best way... my bad

christyf5
04-27-2009, 11:54 PM
Well the thing is that you're having a one sided conversation in this thread. You need to stimulate people into posting here, thus keeping the topic at the top :wink:

So what are your plans for your nano after the contest?

Rbacchiega
04-27-2009, 11:57 PM
voted!

rocketlily
04-28-2009, 01:40 AM
:lol:

superduperwesman
04-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Well the thing is that you're having a one sided conversation in this thread. You need to stimulate people into posting here, thus keeping the topic at the top :wink:

So what are your plans for your nano after the contest?

I'm gonna make it better now that I don't have a stupid budget restricting me. Auto top off eventually. Maybe a couple more fish, some more corals, maybe a small chiller for the summer heat. Auto feeder.. who knows?? Once I move maybe mount it to the wall somewhere??

rocketlily
04-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Mount it to the wall? Please elaborate on these plans.

superduperwesman
04-28-2009, 11:13 PM
Mount it to the wall? Please elaborate on these plans.

Just add some brackets to the wall that would slide under the tank portion of the stand. (I'd have to cut out the back portion of the stand that's below the tank) Then screw through the stand under the tank into the brackets and a few other places through the back of the stand into the wall. I'd lose the storage space that's under the tank right now but other than that everything would be good. I'd probably want to reconstruct the stand of something other than mdf first but I think it could work.

rocketlily
04-29-2009, 01:33 AM
Could be very interesting and probably would look good.

superduperwesman
04-29-2009, 08:17 PM
Tomorrow is the last day of voting

superduperwesman
04-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Last day of voting

Chaloupa
04-30-2009, 07:59 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/Chaloupa/gifs/images.jpg for the last day to vote!! Come on everyone vote!!!:lol: