Forum Event: Semi-Rainbow Acan Grow-out Contest - REGISTRATION

Discussion in 'BAR Contests and Giveaways' started by Enderturtle, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Featuring BAR's Semi-Rainbow Acan Grow-out Contest

    I'm proud to introduce BAR's first coral grow-out contest for 2015. Let's start this off with some awesome rainbow acan lord frags from California Reef Co. in Fremont. This contest is a friendly competition to see whose tank and husbandry techniques can grow corals the fastest. The person with the most growth at the end of the contest will win a prize. Let's rock and roll!:D

    The Coral

    • This is a special Lord Acan which wants to be a rainbow acan.
    • It is suppose to gain a green star around the mouth and green around the rim.
    • I've personally had this specific acan before and it quickly gained its "green star" and splotching in about two weeks in my tank.
    • Acans as you may know are notorious for changing colors depending on conditions mostly light intensity/range.
    Here's a WYSIWYG picture of one of the frags. See the little bit of green streaks?
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    • This is the same acan in the SPS Display Tank at California Reef Co. Swing by and take a look :cool:
      • Here's a crappy picture of this acan in a nice tank. unnamed.jpg (click)
      • Green star, yellow, orange, green rim and all!
    How does this contest work?
    • The cost to participate is 10$.
    • Each participant gets 1 frag of this coral.
    • The first 10 members to post their intent in thread will be allowed to participate in the competition
      • After I confirm your participation, I will require you to send 10$ to our paypal account as a "gift".
      • We only have 10 frags available.
      • All frags are single polyp.
    • This grow out contest will last 6 months from the start date.
    • Every month you must post 1 picture of the frag showing the amount of polyps.
    • At the end of the contest, the person with the most polyps or heads wins the contest.
    • Make arrangements with @Enderturtle to pick up your frags (in San Mateo)
    • Do what you need to do to make this thing grow!
    • A 50$ Gift Card to any of BAR's Local Fish Store Sponsors
    • You must be a supporting member to participate.
    • You must post 1 picture of the frag every month or else you are disqualified from the contest.
      • We will set up a "Growth Tracking Thread" for this once we get the 10 people.
    • If it becomes obvious you are only participating to buy cheap corals, you will be banned from future coral grow-out contests.
    • Sorry B.O.D, we're short on frags on this one. No B.O.D may participate unless we have frags leftover.
    Why Do I Have to Pay?
    • These corals cost the club money and honestly you will not find a frag of this for 10$ at any store.
    • This small fee offsets the total cost of this competition so that we can save money to do even more contests and buy more prizes for you.

    Current Participants



    Registration is Closed. No more frags left.

    Want to see how people are doing in this competition? Go to this page.

    :D Did you miss out on the frags for this competition? No worries, I also have a very special ZOA/PALY Grow-out contest from Neptune Aquatics coming up very soon.

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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
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  2. Finnaddict

    Finnaddict Guest

    Im in! I was looking at these last week. SWEET!
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  3. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Sweet idea BOD I will wait for Zoa/Paly cuz I have more confidence in growing those.

  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    They are pretty easy to keep. Actually there are some zoas and palys that are difficult to keep.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  5. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    I would second that. I've had MUCH better luck with acans then zoas (and I'm a newb). If you like the look of them, I'd definitely recommend giving them a shot. :)
  6. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I'm In this Idea!!!

    Sent the money @Enderturtle let me know if I did this correctly....also I live in Santa Cruz so try to give me a heads up on when to pick it up on a weekend hopefully so I can put it in my schedule and try to get over the
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    I am in. Sounds good.
  8. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    We're around most days so just shoot ender a pm when would be good for you. I think the only thing we have set this weekend is going to a family game-night on saturday night :)
  9. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Ok I'll diversify I'm in. Don't use PayPal much on the mobile site don't see sending as a gift. Only option is just to send money is this okay?

  10. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    I'm in but how soon do I need to pick up the frag? Anyone in the East Bay participating in this?
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I would join in if not enough others do first. Penalty for BOD?
  12. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

  13. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    wish I would have know how to to this ....but it was only $.57 to send the
  14. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Money sent hopefully I did it right. PayPal is confusing to me I tend to agree with Randy Moss "Straight cash baby"

  15. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    This is a great opportunity to show your grow-out skills! I look forward to who else chooses to participate. If we have any left, I may even participate! :)
  16. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    I'm in if @boun11 is in. No, I'm not growing it for you ;)
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Done, man look at all this growth after a single day! Do I win yet? :D

    seriously, I have more than enough acans, so I'll let others work this one :)

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  18. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    LOL... Seriously how long did it takes to grow that many heads?
  19. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    Paypal sent! You might as well pick up my frag too! I'll let you know when I can pick it up from you :p
  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    No secret information to let you get a jump on the competition! :D

    Not sure though, I think my stupid foxface is picking at it though, I'm really hating that fat bastard he bullies the hell out of my purple tang whenever there is food. I want to say "He's worth more than you, stop it!!"
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