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christyf5
01-09-2010, 01:18 AM
I've decided the nano tank contest needs a bit of an overhaul. Less rules more fun. Lets see if I can pare it down some. I'm kind of bored tonight so this could be interesting.

Rule #1 Display tank cannot hold more than 20 gallons, this includes the overflow. Your tank doesn't have to be a 20G stock tank but it can't hold any more than 20 gallons of water. Period. If you want to use a larger tank, use it as your sump :razz:

Rule #2 No budget. Go out raid that money tree out back and spend your hearts delight. I for one have always been intrigued by the idea of a Bubble King on a 5G nano tank :wink:

I stole some guidelines from cprowler

1. Create a sustainable healthy environment
2. Be creative - ingenuity and creativeness will be rewarded.
3. Greener the better – less power consumption and recycled material, aquacultured/captive bred live stock…etc
4. Spend wisely <--not sure about this one after I told you to raid the money tree. But its always interesting (to me) to see what people can do with a "reasonable" amount of money. Spending 500-1000K per gallon to me is just nuts :razz:


Ok now to the boring bits:


There is an entry fee of $20.00, which must be received by March 1st to lock you into the contest. These fees will be used for the prizes at the end of the contest. Entry fees are non-refundable. A late fee of $30 will be accepted from March 1st to March 14th for those who are on the fence. After that you're SOL.

Contest begins March 1st, 2010 and ends October 1st, 2010
If you're gung ho, feel free to amass your tank bits and pieces and get started now. Start a tank thread for your contest tank so we can see it's progression as it goes along. Put a link in your sig for all to see! The first post of your tank thread should be a photo of the empty tank with nothing in it (ie. dry). You don't have to start your tank thread immediately, but your tank must have water and rock in it by March 15th and you need to post a photo of it on that date. Keep your thread up to date if you can, everyone loves a tank build thread :biggrin:


During the first TWO WEEKS of each month, post a FTS of your tank on your thread. If you don't update your tank thread you will not be included in the contest, barring major health/life crises which I hope to be PMed about.

At the end of the contest, in October, I'll start a thread showing all of the tanks and their specs, with an attached poll for ALL of Canreef to vote on the winners. A final tank photo will be required by October 1st as that is the end of the contest. If you have difficulties meeting this date, please PM me.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to the Canreef sponsor/vendor of their choice, taken from the entry fees.


Any questions or concerns that cannot be addressed on this thread, PM me.

On a final note, the goal of this contest is to HAVE FUN!! Whee!

cprowler
01-09-2010, 01:25 AM
I'm in!

Where do I send the money?

Mr.nintendo
01-09-2010, 01:26 AM
I'm considering jumping in on this one aswell!

Is it 20gal total or can we attach a sump of variable size on top of the 20gal display?

Ephraim
01-09-2010, 01:29 AM
i'm in too, if I can. i started my build months ago but it is still running with freshwater and nothing in it yet.

AHHope
01-09-2010, 01:31 AM
im in foresure

lorenz0
01-09-2010, 01:37 AM
Let us know about payment options. I don't use paypal, email money transfer is my only option

Mr.nintendo
01-09-2010, 01:44 AM
Let us know about payment options. I don't use paypal, email money transfer is my only option


More options then I have haha :P
I don't have a credit card or bank account, or anything really will have to figure something out

saltynuts
01-09-2010, 01:56 AM
iam in! lol

Myka
01-09-2010, 02:01 AM
I think I will be in on this one too. :D

j_hammer
01-09-2010, 02:05 AM
i'm in to, i have a 20x20x12 tank with out side dementions its a 20.8 is that over

hillegom
01-09-2010, 02:57 AM
"Contest begins March 1st, 2009 and ends October 1st, 2009."

I do believe you mean 2010

christyf5
01-09-2010, 03:24 AM
i'm in to, i have a 20x20x12 tank with out side dementions its a 20.8 is that over

its the inside dimensions that count :biggrin:

christyf5
01-09-2010, 03:24 AM
"Contest begins March 1st, 2009 and ends October 1st, 2009."

I do believe you mean 2010

oops :redface: I'll fix that. Still haven't wrapped my head around the whole 2010 thing

christyf5
01-09-2010, 03:27 AM
money can be sent to me (email interac)

seamonkey68 at hotmail dot com

those who don't have access to either of those options can PM me for my address to mail a cheque or something



edited: paypal is charging me fees to both receive money and to withdraw it from my paypal account. They suck so I'm not using them anymore. Sorry.

PoonTang
01-09-2010, 03:49 AM
Christy your not thinking of mounting your 10G Caulpera garden on top of that new 180G SUMP that your installing in your wall and entering, are you?

christyf5
01-09-2010, 03:55 AM
Christy your not thinking of mounting your 10G Caulpera garden on top of that new 180G SUMP that your installing in your wall and entering, are you?

heeeyy, that could work! :wink:

JDigital
01-09-2010, 09:12 PM
oops :redface: I'll fix that. Still haven't wrapped my head around the whole 2010 thing


I am the opposite... 2010 is the ONLY year where I have yet to make the mistake when writing down the date on stuff... I figure if I've made it this far into 2010 without the mistake I am good to go... :lol: :mrgreen:

Douglas
01-09-2010, 09:19 PM
I'm in too!

SeaSerpant
01-10-2010, 02:45 AM
Darn i started a few months too early :mrgreen:

lorenz0
01-12-2010, 04:54 PM
i will send my payment once the time gets a bit closer. really looking forward to this

ElGuappo
01-12-2010, 08:20 PM
i will send my payment once the time gets a bit closer. really looking forward to this

+1

am i reading this correct? you can start your tank now?????

christyf5
01-12-2010, 08:33 PM
Yep you can get started planning and such, go nuts! The actual "start date" is March 1st, meaning you need to have rock and water in it by that date if you get it in before then, more power to ya but remember creativity and design are also parts of the contest :biggrin:

christyf5
01-12-2010, 08:46 PM
Hey guys, I just amended the rules a bit.


For those of you that are getting started right away (or even for those of you that aren't). Please start your tank thread with a photo of a dry tank (or put it in there somewhere for those of you building custom tanks). Just to make sure we're all on the same page.

And well, we all seem to get just as excited about an empty tank as much as a full one :razz:

lorenz0
01-12-2010, 09:35 PM
interesting, So the tank can be cycled by the start date. not to start anything but to assure everything is fair, no livestock before start date?? or can live stock be added?

Chase31
01-18-2010, 01:14 AM
3. Greener the better

Just was thinking that means RO water wouldnt be good :p

Binare
01-19-2010, 10:18 PM
So tempted to enter this one. Must resist...

Fishward
02-05-2010, 04:54 PM
hey all,
seeing as you all are setting up nano tanks for cheap, i have some equipment you might like for cheap! got an aquatic life PS-115 skimmer and a Coralife 96 watt PC light in calgary. Both only used about 4 months. gimmie a shout if you're interested.

christyf5
02-07-2010, 08:55 PM
interesting, So the tank can be cycled by the start date. not to start anything but to assure everything is fair, no livestock before start date?? or can live stock be added?

No livestock before start date, rock and water only.

JDigital
02-08-2010, 12:42 AM
Christy, can the DT be plumbed into a larger system?

superduperwesman
02-08-2010, 06:37 AM
I'm tempted to join in on this one. The first one was a lot of fun. However, I don't think it'll fly with the wife. I just finally transferred my my contest tank to the new house and it had to go to the basement ahah apparently our new place is too pretty for my garbage tank to be on the upper levels ahah

christyf5
02-08-2010, 05:02 PM
Christy, can the DT be plumbed into a larger system?

I'm gonna say no to this because I think that gives some a huge advantage over others if its plumbed to a existing system. Its just like the tank is already cycled and ready to go as well as having the advantage of stability provided by a larger mature system.

JDigital
02-09-2010, 03:29 AM
Fair enough.. :)

ReeferMush
02-23-2010, 03:49 PM
Count me in !! :razz:

blacknife
02-26-2010, 01:39 AM
display must be under 20 gallons but sump can be? whatever is laying around?

christyf5
02-26-2010, 01:43 AM
display must be under 20 gallons but sump can be? whatever is laying around?

yup

blacknife
02-26-2010, 01:47 AM
Do we have to tell the spouses or can we just keep it in a secret closet somewhere?

where is all the money going?

oh im hiding it in the closet honey dont worry

OceanicCorals-Ian-
02-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Oceanic Corals is going to step up to this contest and offer a $10 discount on our PAR38 LED Spotlights as well as a few of our other products used in the construction of your Nano. We will also be offering awesome locally built Nano tanks at a reduced cost for entrants into this contest.

We will also offer the winner of this contest a $50 GC if the winner wins using one of our Par38 Spotlights or any of our other exclusive items. Stay tuned as we have more Nano specific goods coming soon!

Cheers from O.C.

Offer only valid for confirmed contest members.

(Christy, please let us know if this offer is okay, if not, we will withdraw our offer.)

christyf5
02-27-2010, 10:21 PM
Nice Ian!! Thanks for supporting this :biggrin:

Ron99
02-27-2010, 11:10 PM
Oceanic Corals is going to step up to this contest and offer a $10 discount on our PAR38 LED Spotlights as well as a few of our other products used in the construction of your Nano. We will also be offering awesome locally built Nano tanks at a reduced cost for entrants into this contest.

We will also offer the winner of this contest a $50 GC if the winner wins using one of our Par38 Spotlights or any of our other exclusive items. Stay tuned as we have more Nano specific goods coming soon!

Cheers from O.C.

Offer only valid for confirmed contest members.

(Christy, please let us know if this offer is okay, if not, we will withdraw our offer.)



Oh sure, couldn't offer that for the last contest could you :lol:

OceanicCorals-Ian-
02-27-2010, 11:23 PM
Oh sure, couldn't offer that for the last contest could you :lol:

:mrgreen::twised:

christyf5
03-02-2010, 05:29 AM
Anyone else wanting to enter? I'll let people enter up until the end of March for the original $20 fee.