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reefwars
08-31-2012, 06:13 PM
hey guys, we as members decided this year to host our own nano contest for 2012. the contest will be open to all members , staff , and sponsors. there will be no entry fee for the contest, but to keep this as a contest and not to fall apart there will be a few rules and guidelines to follow. the contest duration will be for 6 mths starting oct1 2012. we will have sign up untill sept 25th after that date there will be no new entries.

here is a link to the rules and regulations:

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89297


here is a link to the official sign up sheet:

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=741619#post741619


lets have a clean fun contest , good luck guys and gals:):)

reefwars
09-02-2012, 04:59 AM
just a friendly note guys ,when the contest starts and its time to make your journals, start your journals in the "2012 nano contest" forumn and not the general journals forumn.

here is a link to the correct forumn in which to start your jornals.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=233

if you are unsure where to start your journal click the link and it will take you to the appropriate sub forumn or simply pm me and i will help you:)

journals should not be started untill oct1, for fairness sakes(unless you want people stealing your ideas like me lol )

cheers gang!!

fishoholic
09-16-2012, 08:25 PM
journals should not be started until oct1, for fairness sakes(unless you want people stealing your ideas like me lol )

cheers gang!!

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad138/janakimack/Tease-smiley.gif

There are already some journals started and I'm itching to get going so don't expect me to wait! Besides now that everyone is in who can enter I say

GAME ON!!!!!

reefwars
09-16-2012, 08:28 PM
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad138/janakimack/Tease-smiley.gif

There are already some journals started and I'm itching to get going so don't expect me to wait! Besides now that everyone is in who can enter I say

GAME ON!!!!!


yup no problems at all ,i see no problems in folks getting there journals ready :)

fishoholic
09-16-2012, 08:33 PM
yup no problems at all ,i see no problems in folks getting there journals ready :)

:lol: Sorry Denny but you know me I had to bug ya :mrgreen:

reefwars
09-16-2012, 08:36 PM
:lol: Sorry Denny but you know me I had to bug ya :mrgreen:



haha no worries , i thought about it and to have everyone "have" to start their journals on the first is pushy so now people have a bit of flexibility on their journals:)


goodluck:P

reefwars
09-16-2012, 09:44 PM
hey guys and gals , dont forget to add a link to your journal so others will view it reguarily , at the bottom of your signature is where you can give your journal a snazzy name;)

Enigma
09-16-2012, 10:08 PM
haha no worries , i thought about it and to have everyone "have" to start their journals on the first is pushy so now people have a bit of flexibility on their journals:)


goodluck:P

The flexibility is important: especially for those who have loads of DIYs to document. :) It is much easier to document things as they're being done, versus trying to remember what was done a month after the fact.

sphelps
09-17-2012, 03:24 PM
Thought it was open til the 25th? Why limit the amount of people?

reefwars
09-17-2012, 03:37 PM
Thought it was open til the 25th? Why limit the amount of people?




its been decided to stop the numbers at 25 , reason being we have some prizes lined up and we dont the judges going through 50 x 6mth long journals


i think 25 is a reasonable number, far more than previous years and it will be easier to manage the contest and for the judges to follow along.


i do realize it would be nice to have an unlimited amount of entries , and origionally that was my plan but ive thought long and hard aout it , and really i hope this becomes a yearly contest, and so this year ill stop at 25 contestants and we will learn from this years contest about what or not what to do for nex year.


i apologize in advance to anyone who was undecided or never seen the contest signup thread.


theres always next year, and hopefully next year it will be bigger and ill have more back up, right now im doing this all myself in the way of organizing,finding prizes,rules,pm's etc etc:)


cheers

sphelps
09-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Well remember you have no entry fee, so more than likely 25 people won't finish this contest. Previous years had entry fees so less people entered but I believe everyone finished. It's only another week, I doubt you'll get 25 more people and while I don't actually think limiting the amount of people is a bad idea it's just it seems you keep changing things which isn't fair to everyone. There's probably a few people waiting til last minute to join which they originally could but now they can't.

reefwars
09-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Well remember you have no entry fee, so more than likely 25 people won't finish this contest. Previous years had entry fees so less people entered but I believe everyone finished. It's only another week, I doubt you'll get 25 more people and while I don't actually think limiting the amount of people is a bad idea it's just it seems you keep changing things which isn't fair to everyone. There's probably a few people waiting til last minute to join which they originally could but now they can't.


ive changed nothing but allow people to start their journals prior to the first,the rules are as they were first posted, same as the timeline...nothings been changed.....id like to know what you think i changed besided the number of contestants we have???


i stopped the numbers after plenty of thought, like i said maybe next year we can do something different.

for those who waited untill last minute....what can i say but if you were on the fence and waiting to see how it turned out.... you waited too long.....the registration was open for anyone wanting to join...no commitments had to be made and someone could have backed out if they didnt want to be in it......i figure those who are truely interested have joined by now......theres even still one place left:P:P

out of 25 if we have 10 dropouts....we still have 15 contestants.


yes this a free contest , it will stay free as long as im running it but everyone has to remember this is the first year for this contest, there are going to be some modifications here and there , but im making the decisions in the best interest of the contest and the contestants who entered and the people running the contest.

when i started this contest it was just me doing the planning and work for the contest , no one stepped forward for help in arranging this contest so ive done the best i can considering ive never ran a contest before......so far imo im happy with the way its going and i do not see a need to change things:)

cheers

sphelps
09-17-2012, 04:11 PM
relax Denny, not trying to cause problems just pointing out something you may not have thought about but it's clear now you have.

reefwars
09-17-2012, 04:16 PM
relax Denny, not trying to cause problems just pointing out something you may not have thought about but it's clear now you have.


haha no worries im relaxed coffee in hand lol , believe me there were alot of things i wanted to change or add etc. i have written down in my book like 30 new ideas for another contest and things i would do again or not do again , but for this year ill learn some things and leave as be, the prizes are a decent prize and hopefully everyone can have fun and next year id actually like a few of us to organize a good contest as a group and blow this one out of the water lol :P

reefwars
09-17-2012, 04:19 PM
i think one of the things ill do when this contest is over is ill ask if a small group wants to be on the organizing committee and ill start a thread for what people think could make the contest better or what the overall public wants to see in a contest , it would be cool to see a large tank contest as well in the future:P

sphelps
09-17-2012, 04:23 PM
You've done a great job so far, definitely the best start compared to previous years. Love the freedom which will produce so many different tanks. Looking forward to following everyone's build, wish I could join myself but too many projects on the go for me this year.

reefwars
09-17-2012, 04:32 PM
You've done a great job so far, definitely the best start compared to previous years. Love the freedom which will produce so many different tanks. Looking forward to following everyone's build, wish I could join myself but too many projects on the go for me this year.



thanks buddy:) haha after googling and reading contests everywhere else ive gotten some cool ideas , thats why i think it would be nice to have a group of say 4 people to organize a contest, theres some awesome ideas for contest out there and everyone loves to showoff their tank....really the skies the limit as long as theres reeftanks it just has to be appealing to people.



how about the 24hr nano contest???

Coralgurl
09-17-2012, 04:38 PM
I think so far, the contest looks great. Loads of startups happening, will be fun to watch. I'm not doing one this year, too many other things on the go, but there's always next year.

Thanks for organizing Denny! First contest out of the gate is always a tester, what worked, what didn't, number of contestants, etc. There's already loads of suggestions in the thread, different opinions. I'd wait until the end and then decide what changes should be made if any.

Keep up the good work!

reefwars
09-18-2012, 04:38 PM
prizes!!!!!


should i say what they are or make you people wait some more hummmm:mrgreen:

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 03:54 AM
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:laluot_32:

Too late... I didn't read the rules right or understand things right (as you did say DENNY that we could go at our own pace) and I thought that you had until the dates above at the latest to do things but you could do them as fast as you wanted to but no slower then the dates above. Sorry I didn't read the rules very well before I signed up. I am waaaayyyyyy to impatient of a person to not set up stuff immediately, like as of yesterday, and it kills me to wait a day (never mind a whole month ) not to share progress (when progress was made) so what fun is it if everything is running but you have to hold back pic's until the right dates :evil: Guidelines are good but they should be "have to be done by this date date" not "can't post pic's of what you've already done till this date date" Seems silly to me that if you've already done something not to show what you've done until a certain date :sad:

Personally I say we take a vote with the contestants entered to see how everyone feels about going at their own pace as long as you have posted updates along the way and you have the things added by no later then the dates posted above. That way people who want to go faster can and others who want to take their time can as well. That way everyone is happy especially me :wink:

This is a contest after all and it's not my fault if others can't keep up :razz: Besides isn't it more interesting to see what happens as it's happening then making people wait for updates on things they've already done????? Judges can dock points if they like if they feel like bratty contestants like myself are going to fast but personally it's more fun to see what's happening as it's happening then to have to wait until months after the fact!

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 04:17 AM
BTW I love you Denny :hug: Aren't you glad I joined and am making things a nightmare for you :mrgreen: and yes I'm fully aware I'm a brat, but at least I admit it, and in and amongst my long winded above post I do make a good point :lol: Also willing to bribe with pretty zoa frags to be allowed to set my own pace as long as things are done before/by the dates posted

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 04:21 AM
Denny you no love me no more why you no respond???? Don't make me post star wars quotes!!!! :razz:

reefwars
09-19-2012, 04:25 AM
haha ok hold on im just reading this now lol

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 04:30 AM
haha ok hold on im just reading this now lol

:lol: Sorry Denny I couldn't resist! But honestly I do think it's cooler to see updates as people do them not have to hold back if you're ahead.

thinks in small voice inside my head.....he's going to kill me!

reefwars
09-19-2012, 04:48 AM
ok here it goes lol

guys the offcial date for the contest start is october 1rst.


now i did say people can go at their own pace as im sure everyone has set ways they set up a tank, its even written like that, but this is a contest and close observation of the contest timeline should be done.

the timeline was changed to add certain things BY a certain date to let people have some freedom in when they can post.

you got to admit it said in bold lettering on some of the dates , that certain things werent to be added to your journal yet.

guys i too can set up a nano tank in one night , and come back in six months for a super awesome picture.....thats not what this is about , this is about if a set of guidelines are placed out do you think you can follow them and come out with the best nano and be the best! lol



ok so with that said all is not lost, im going to review the timeline and how its worded, i want this to be fair to everyone and to be fun.


i origionally changed the wording in the timeline so that people had more freedom and now im thinking that the beginning of the timeline is a bit confusing..... so i have edited it just now so it will not affect anyones journal, basically nothings changed in the ways of rules or dates but will allow the contestants the freedom to start building their systems.


plese read next post:)

reefwars
09-19-2012, 04:52 AM
the timeline has been edited slightly to allow contestants more freedom in their builds, it in no way changes the rules or the outcome. it also will not change the pace anyone wants to go whether you have alot of diy stuff or aio nanos:)



***please read carefully the timeline for the contest****


contest timeline:
the contest duration is for 6mths, below is a timeline and scheduling log for updates and requirements. this is the guideline the judges will use to judge and award points.ive highlighted and underlined important notes for contestants to follow:)


sept 1rst - sept 25th /2012-
sign up for the contest, after the 25th no more entrys will be taken in:P
october 1rst/2012- official start date for contest:
all contestants names will be logged and contestants must start a journal and call their journal their "username" plus "2012 nano contest entry"
example: "reefwars 2012 nano contest entry"
journals have to be created and a first post made by the contestant by october 15th/2012
****in your first post explain your ideas and your goals, no pics are needed**** and smack talk is welcome :P:P
you should add a link to your nano build thread at the bottom of your signature so others can find your build easily:)
 



oct15th /2012- empty tank shots:
by this date some pics of your dry empty tanks and what ever equipment you may have is to be provided. feel free to ask questions and get others opinions on your ideas:)
 



nov1rst/2012- official fill date:
by this date your tank should be filled with water , all plumbing done and be a running system. a pic of the tank running with water and the plumbing are to be provided . sand may be added before water if that is your desire;P



nov15th/2012-rock and design placment:
by this date your little tank needs to have rock in it and sand (if using sand). a fulltank shot of your layout and structure are to be provided on this date.



dec1rst2012-livestock additions-
if you were smart you started adding rock right after the filldate, so thats a month and now you can add livestock if you feel your tank can do so. a record of what livestock you choose or add needs to be noted on this date.



jan3rd/2013- livestock additions and updates:
an update on the additons you have added, how well things are doing in your little nano. you may provide pics if you like but are not required....but may sway the judges a bit;P



january 15th/2013- first official full tankshots and clos ups:
its the first time you are required to post fulltank shots since youve added your first livestock, things should now be looking good and pics taken along the way.
a recent fulltank shot and some close ups are to be provided by this date:)



feb15th/2013- fulltank shots and livestock updates:
 
its been a month so whats new with your little tank, the contest is winding down so lets get some good pics in. video of your tank would help the judges see it from your eyes;P
a recent fulltank shot and some close ups are to be provided by this date



march15th/2013- final fulltank shot and livestock update
this is it folks your last chance to add pics ,videos, despcriptions or thanks, after this date no more post are required and the judges will be making their decisions:)
 



march 20th/2013 march 25th/2013- public poll
we will have a public poll on the 20th for users to vote on their favorite nanos. the poll will end on the 25th of march



march 15th to april1rst- judges are to look over the threads are decide a winner.
 
good luck all!!
 
 
 
 

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 04:58 AM
Edit: oh wait just saw "the next post" now above, wasn't there before I posted below


Ok now I'm even more confused then I already was :lol: I will admit when I read the rules I did read over them quickly and honestly thought they were guidelines needing to be done by such and such date not that I had to wait to do things. Probably wouldn't of entered knowing I had to wait, I get caught up in the excitement of things and want to go full steam ahead.

You know how there's always an exception to the rules???? Can I be that exception PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE

reefwars
09-19-2012, 05:08 AM
heres the way it works:


you can go at your own pace, on certain dates or by certain dates things need to be posted.


it will say in the time line in bold if it needs to be posted by a date or on a date.


if it says by a date you have the freedom to post it before the date posted


if it says on the date the pics that are requested are to be provided on that date.




everyone needs to read the timeline cosely, its written in a way where people can have the freedom to go at their own pace, the timeline is so it stays consistent for 6 mths while giving the judges somethng to judge as well.


as its worded now no one is in violation, and really its up to the judges in the end and how they see the timeline/rules.


the way it is worded now is going to be the official timeline, i encourage everyone to read the rules carefully and follow the guidline, this is a contest so lets see who ca pull it off:)


cheers!

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 05:19 AM
Ugh so many dates so confusing....I've decided I'm going to say screw it and go at my own pace, I will do updates and will post appropriate pic's on the dates above but I can't say I won't go faster then the dates above and not post pic's of things before hand. Judges can eliminate me from winning if they choose (as I could care less if I win, just don't eliminate me completely) and I'm going to be a brat and do it my way and have fun with it. I'm in it more for the fun of showing others what I can do with a nano tank and for the joy of reading others feed back in my journal of what's happening as it happens. I could care less about loosing points for not following the rules, so long as my journal stays put (as part of the contest) so others can enjoy and comment on it.

I think as long as I'm willing to take the risk for not following the rules then I should be allowed to keep my journal as part of it.

I will post this in my journal and let the judges know to dock points as they deem necessary for whenever I don't or didn't follow the rules. At the end they can tell me I would of had x number of points if I didn't do such and such early but otherwise I hope I can continue even if I loose points for doing it wrong.

reefwars
09-19-2012, 05:31 AM
Ugh so many dates so confusing....I've decided I'm going to say screw it and go at my own pace, I will do updates and will post appropriate pic's on the dates above but I can't say I won't go faster then the dates above and not post pic's of things before hand. Judges can eliminate me from winning if they choose (as I could care less if I win, just don't eliminate me completely) and I'm going to be a brat and do it my way and have fun with it. I'm in it more for the fun of showing others what I can do with a nano tank and for the joy of reading others feed back in my journal of what's happening as it happens. I could care less about loosing points for not following the rules, so long as my journal stays put (as part of the contest) so others can enjoy and comment on it.

I think as long as I'm willing to take the risk for not following the rules then I should be allowed to keep my journal as part of it.

I will post this in my journal and let the judges know to dock points as they deem necessary for whenever I don't or didn't follow the rules. At the end they can tell me I would of had x number of points if I didn't do such and such early but otherwise I hope I can continue even if I loose points for doing it wrong.



your journal is fine lol


guys the timeline really isnt strict it can also be looked at like this:


from now till november 1rst- be able to provide an empty tank shot ,tank with water shot,equipment,rock/sand

dec 1rst-livestock additions and pics

jan3rd -livestock additions and pics

jan 15th- fts

feb 15th-fts and livestock updates

march 15h-fts and livestock updates


if people start their journals now and post their empty tank shots,tank with water shots,equipment shots and liverock shots they are covered untill december first which is the next update.

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 05:41 AM
That was how I thought it was in the first place, but that was cause I read it wrong. Good to know I won't get pulled for going at a faster pace and sorry for causing you grief when I know you've worked your butt off to organize this and make it fair for everyone. I'm just far to impatient to stare at an empty tank for that long, when I have the means to get it going now :redface:

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 05:50 AM
On a lighter note :wink:

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Laurie_Morin/5900945086_805bc7e8ab_o_zps169888c1.jpg

reefwars
09-25-2012, 05:35 PM
hey guys, prizes have been announced for this years contest have a look at the thread i created to view what the prizes are:)


here is a link to the prize thread:)

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90122

Enigma
09-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Sweet prizes. :)

Oh, how the first prize would help fill up my sps focussed contest build nicely!

reefwars
09-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Sweet prizes. :)

Oh, how the first prize would help fill up my sps focussed contest build nicely!


absolutely , when i talked with greg we figured this would be a good way for the winner to get a little extra for their new nanos.


we appreciate that we have so many contestants and myself and coralmaster were able to sit down and come up with some prizes for all your hard work:)

coralmaster has been 100% supportive and involved with the contest and we look forward to seeing what the contest brings for this year and years to come:)

Enigma
09-25-2012, 05:44 PM
absolutely , when i talked with greg we figured this would be a good way for the winner to get a little extra for their new nanos.


we appreciate that we have so many contestants and myself and coralmaster were able to sit down and come up with some prizes for all your hard work:)

coralmaster has been 100% supportive and involved with the contest and we look forward to seeing what the contest brings for this year and years to come:)

Greg and his corals are, quite simply, the best. :)

reefwars
09-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Greg and his corals are, quite simply, the best. :)



def without a doubt he is, before i even entertained the idea of a prize greg called me and donated the grand prize and was interested in the contest and being a part of what we have created:)

thanks greg for your tremendous support:)


and a thanks to our other sponsors of the contest as well , we are a great team and everyones help is most appreciated by the contest runners:)

i had aot of request for prizes and donations, i want to thank all that offered i wish i could accomodate them all but we always have next year right;P

reefwars
09-30-2012, 06:06 PM
tomorrows the official start guys im super excited , this morning ill send out pms to the judges and then everyones on their own, lets have some fun guys and keep those journals rolling!!

reefwars
10-01-2012, 05:42 PM
today is the official start of the 2012 nano contest good luck to everyone and im excited to read all your builds and see who wins the grabd prize:)

cheers!!

sphelps
11-08-2012, 03:06 PM
I think quite a few of you guys are missing the Nov 1st pic deadline, better act quick before someone important notices :lol:

soapy
11-08-2012, 04:17 PM
I think quite a few of you guys are missing the Nov 1st pic deadline, better act quick before someone important notices :lol:

Half of us have missed the fill tank date and the other half filled their tanks a month ago...

reefwars
11-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Half of us have missed the fill tank date and the other half filled their tanks a month ago...


haha , well im moving here in 2 weeks so im just waiting for the move to happen then ill play catch up and give everyone a run for their moneys lol or i may just take the tank to work and set it up right away.....not sure yet lol

SpikeJones
11-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Is it too late too enter ha ha ?

fishoholic
01-08-2013, 02:57 PM
I think quite a few of you guys are missing the Nov 1st pic deadline, better act quick before someone important notices :lol:

haha , well im moving here in 2 weeks so im just waiting for the move to happen then ill play catch up and give everyone a run for their moneys lol or i may just take the tank to work and set it up right away.....not sure yet lol

I've noticed that the majority of the contestants haven't updated their journals since October. I know some people dropped out but I'm wondering who else is still involved in this contest.

It seems myself, CherylMcKay, yellowworld and Grizz are the only ones who have given more recent updates and only 2 others updated in November; Leach29 and riceboy. Everyone else (including you Denny!:surprise:) haven't said a thing since October and four people haven't said anything in their journals since September! WTH?

reefwars
01-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Me personally have to much going on right now with work and moving plus an upgrade that's taking a month lol I am reading the journals and watching who's doing what.

There are still some prizes to be won and not far away from the end so everyone who's been competing keep up the good work:)

Cheers

Denny

Coasting
01-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Nobody seemed to be keeping up properly with the timeline so i figured it wasn't worth it. With that happening the voting will be just a popularity contest. Not to mention not having any room in the house for the tank itself.... It's still sitting in the garage filled with its test water. I think I'll emtpy it and use it for a betta.

Snappy
01-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Hopefully the novelty hasn't worn off but I am a bit surprized by the lack of recent participation. My only involvement with the actual contest is sponsoring the Grand Prize - I don't know who the judges are but I am sure they will be looking at the eye appeal & creativity of each nano reef. I doubt very much that it is a popularity contest.

I encourage all who entered to keep at it and update on a regular basis. There is still lots of time to turn your entry into something special.
Best of luck to all of you!

The Grizz
01-08-2013, 05:17 PM
Mine still going Greg!!! And almost cram packed with zoas :biggrin:

I will have some good FTS this weekend and some close up.


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The Grizz
01-08-2013, 05:19 PM
Nobody seemed to be keeping up properly with the timeline so i figured it wasn't worth it. With that happening the voting will be just a popularity contest. Not to mention not having any room in the house for the tank itself.... It's still sitting in the garage filled with its test water. I think I'll emtpy it and use it for a betta.

Don't say nobody!! I was a day or 2 off on a couple updates to do work but I am still at it.


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fishoholic
01-10-2013, 02:29 AM
Since Denny locked the thread I stared I just wanted to point out that I was just curious to see who was all still involved. I put up the list of people in order to show were everyone was at and I thought if people who were involved saw it, it would motivate them to speak up and say were they were with their tanks. So we could all enjoy updates :biggrin:

Everyone gets busy over the holidays so (honestly) for me it was my way of trying to remind everyone about the contest (in case they forgot) and to hopefully get people to rekindle their interest in the contest and get everyone somewhat back on track. I've enjoyed following everyone's journals and I thought a big reminder about the contest would provoke people to update their journals, even if it was just to say they dropped out. At least then nosey curious people such as myself would know, it wasn't done with intentions of offending anyone.

Needless to say I haven't (by far) followed the deadlines. I've given updates as they've happened and tried to make sure some sort of update was given every few weeks etc. but by no means have I followed them perfectly as that's just not me.

Further more I will state that by no means should it be a popularity contest! IMO that's stupid! Personally I think it should be based on who planned out their tank the most, who did the most with their tank/set up and at the end which tank turned out nice. Even if all that means I have no hope in hell of winning :lol: Yes this is a contest but I for one am more interested in seeing what people do with their tanks and how it all turns out then I care who wins. I was just trying to give everyone a kick in the butt to see updates. BTW Denny I thought your nano tank was interesting and I was excited to see how it would turn out, personally I think you should find time to finish it so I can enjoying seeing how cool it turns out to be!

Anyway just thought I'd say all the above to set the record straight.

reefwars
01-10-2013, 04:09 AM
Since Denny locked the thread I stared I just wanted to point out that I was just curious to see who was all still involved. I put up the list of people in order to show were everyone was at and I thought if people who were involved saw it, it would motivate them to speak up and say were they were with their tanks. So we could all enjoy updates :biggrin:

Everyone gets busy over the holidays so (honestly) for me it was my way of trying to remind everyone about the contest (in case they forgot) and to hopefully get people to rekindle their interest in the contest and get everyone somewhat back on track. I've enjoyed following everyone's journals and I thought a big reminder about the contest would provoke people to update their journals, even if it was just to say they dropped out. At least then nosey curious people such as myself would know, it wasn't done with intentions of offending anyone.

Needless to say I haven't (by far) followed the deadlines. I've given updates as they've happened and tried to make sure some sort of update was given every few weeks etc. but by no means have I followed them perfectly as that's just not me.

Further more I will state that by no means should it be a popularity contest! IMO that's stupid! Personally I think it should be based on who planned out their tank the most, who did the most with their tank/set up and at the end which tank turned out nice. Even if all that means I have no hope in hell of winning :lol: Yes this is a contest but I for one am more interested in seeing what people do with their tanks and how it all turns out then I care who wins. I was just trying to give everyone a kick in the butt to see updates. BTW Denny I thought your nano tank was interesting and I was excited to see how it would turn out, personally I think you should find time to finish it so I can enjoying seeing how cool it turns out to be!

Anyway just thought I'd say all the above to set the record straight.

i agree with you 100% laurie, i wish i could have gotten further with my build but its a competition and the best of the best are the ones who made it this far , i knew it wouldnt be easy and i just want to say im very proud of everyone who entered even those who couldnt finish , its not an easy competition....i knew updates would be missed and i knew people would drop out, im very impressed with everyone who has their nanos set up and running and im also very pleased that everyone is doing their best.

at the end of the day those who try their best will be rewarded, ive chosen who i believe to be very honest and experienced judges , i know they will look at every journal differently and award points to the best of their ability.


keep up the good work guys and although my tank was an epic failure i am reading and following along , at the beginning of the contest i posted that once the contest starts i wont post to much so ive been watching and reading on the side lines.

laurie im more than impressed with your build and think you are in good standings to win , alot of other great builds as well.



i only locked the thread to keep the nay sayers from saying i told you so and making people think its a popularity contest which its not , i think the contest is still in full swing and i want those who are still involved to believe(which they shoud) that anyone can win...and really anyone CAN win:)


i started this thread for questions and opinions so lets use this one for comments but please guys we can critisize the contest after its over in which case id love some feedback for the next contest( hopefully a big tank contest)

with that said keep up the good work everyone , its still anyones game and we have some amazing prizes to be won and without all of you it wouldnt be possible:)


cheers gang!

denny:)

fishoholic
01-10-2013, 04:27 AM
i agree with you 100% laurie, i wish i could have gotten further with my build but its a competition and the best of the best are the ones who made it this far , i knew it wouldnt be easy and i just want to say im very proud of everyone who entered even those who couldnt finish , its not an easy competition....i knew updates would be missed and i knew people would drop out, im very impressed with everyone who has their nanos set up and running and im also very pleased that everyone is doing their best.

at the end of the day those who try their best will be rewarded, ive chosen who i believe to be very honest and experienced judges , i know they will look at every journal differently and award points to the best of their ability.


keep up the good work guys and although my tank was an epic failure i am reading and following along , at the beginning of the contest i posted that once the contest starts i wont post to much so ive been watching and reading on the side lines.

laurie im more than impressed with your build and think you are in good standings to win , alot of other great builds as well.



i only locked the thread to keep the nay sayers from saying i told you so and making people think its a popularity contest which its not , i think the contest is still in full swing and i want those who are still involved to believe(which they shoud) that anyone can win...and really anyone CAN win:)


i started this thread for questions and opinions so lets use this one for comments but please guys we can critisize the contest after its over in which case id love some feedback for the next contest( hopefully a big tank contest)

with that said keep up the good work everyone , its still anyones game and we have some amazing prizes to be won and without all of you it wouldnt be possible:)


cheers gang!

denny:)

Ok thanks for the clarification.

BTW the concept for your tank was cool, hopefully when you have time maybe you could give it another go.

fishoholic
01-10-2013, 04:32 AM
laurie im more than impressed with your build and think you are in good standings to win , alot of other great builds as well.

denny:)

:spit: Luv ya Denny! but I'm not so sure I agree, but then I didn't take the "I really should get off my a$$ and clean the glass so I can see into the tank pic"

However, you got the "a lot of other great builds" part right :wink:

fishoholic
03-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Is it tomorrow yet? Totally curious as to who the judges are and who (predicting Grizz) the winner is. Although towards the end I do think I gave Grizz a good "run for his money" so to speak, and of course, personally I like my tank better :razz: :lol:

The Grizz
04-01-2013, 07:31 PM
:behindsofa:

CherylMcKay
04-01-2013, 08:05 PM
Waiting for the results.... The suspense is killing me.