Forum Contest: Semi-Rainbow Acan Grow-out Contest - WINNER

Discussion in 'BAR Contests and Giveaways' started by Enderturtle, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    This is where we will track the contestants growths for the Semi-rainbow Acan Grow-out Contest from California Reef Co.

    Contestants you must upload your pictures here!

    The registration thread can be found here.


    • You must post 1 decent picture of your frag by the last day of each month (example April 30) or you will be disqualified.
      • Avoid taking pictures like this one.
      • A picture is not required for March.
    • The person with the most polyps at the end of the contest wins the prize.
    • If we end up with a tie, polyp size will determine the winner.
    • The BOD reserves the right to change these rules at any time.


    WINNER (September)

    Wpeterson at 10 POLYPS

    Beginning (April)

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
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  2. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    A decent picture? No one mentioned that requirement! ;)
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  3. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    I think this will be a great learning experience. I've always been curious on what percentage of frags from the same mother colony actually survive.....
  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Depends on the coral and how it was fragged. Sometimes you can frag a coral perfectly without cutting fleshy tissue and the coral will still die! Some corals can be cut right down the middle of their polyp and survive.

    I have a feeling these frags are going to be just fine.
  5. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Good luck to all!
  6. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    Following :)
  7. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Big thanks to Mike for organizing this event and handling the pickup up my frag today.

    Just finished acclimating and dipping him and introduced him to our display:

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  8. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Thanks Mike for setting this up these are really nice pieces. Hers a phone shot gonna have to dust off the canon.

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  9. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Wpeterson yours is starting to gain more colors.

    Cant wait to see these guys grow and color up. Give it some time.

    A picture is not required for March.
    You will need a picture by april 30th though.

    Some of those frags don't look as expanded as they should be but that is okay. They're a little stressed from dipping and will "poof" up nicely in a couple days. I'm excited to see who wins and the resulting colors of these acans.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
  10. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    My acan seems much happier after a week in the display tank:

  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Ahhh there you go :) looking good wpeterson!

    Cant wait to see the second polyp.
  12. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Here are a couple crappy pics of mine. One polyp and looking great!

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  13. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest

    Man y'all look like your frags are gonna start popping out new head any time. I got a reverse mounting ring for my 50mm so hopefully I can get a couple nice shots of mine.

    Good luck

  14. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I use lens extenders on my 15-55mm stock lens for macro shots.

    Swayd - It'll be fine we don't need professional pictures haha. Just a picture showing your frag and how many polyps/heads.:cool:
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
  15. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

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  16. swayd

    swayd Guest

    Don't know about everyone else but my frags color is losing the orangish yellow center and is becoming solid red!

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  17. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

    Here's an ugly overhead pic of mine. I got bold and mounted it yesterday, so it's not looking as "full" as it was... Hopefully in another day or so. Despite the poor pic, it's really quite pretty.
  18. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Hey all

    Just a friendly reminder you need to post a picture for April. You have until april 30

    @wpeterson @jctse @Prisonfood53 @boun11 @Finnaddict @jonmos75

    Y'all still need a picture for April. To upload a picture click "upload a file". No need to host it on another website.
  19. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    I'll try to get some picture this weekend. Mine doesn't look good :(.
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  20. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I too will take pics this weekend and I guess I cant feel bad if @boun11 is not doing the best...Mine is

    I have been holding out waiting for it to look

    @wpeterson looks great and so does @Corallus
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