Grow out contest

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  1. leahfiish

    leahfiish Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi, this is sort of a random topic but I was wondering if you had any interest in hosting a coral grow out competition? I've been following your posts on reef2reef and love your communication and healthy corals, and while I've never purchased from you I've considered it many times. I have been trying to find a grow out contest to participate in but recently I haven't been satisfied with the level of communication from some other vendors that have hosted them so I figured it couldn't hurt to reach out to a vendor that I would like to work with.

    Generally the contest involves making a bunch of identically sized frags of a specific coral and making a thread or something to keep track of participants progress. They usually last a few months and participants usually post weekly or monthly growth pictures to stay qualified. At the end of the contest the winner gets a prize like a gift card or something. It's pretty flexible, some vendors are more strict and others and laid back. I can link you to examples if you'd like.
    What do you think?
     
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    bubbaque Valuable Member

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    Adam gave out some PC rainbow for a grow out challenge a couple of years ago. If I remember correctly he told them that he didn't have an issue doing it but said the challenges never last. Unfortunately he was right and seemed after a few months there was only a couple people still doing updates.
     
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    leahfiish Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Maybe it just needs some more hype!
     
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  5. smiley28

    smiley28 Hectorj R2R Supporter

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    Late night check in I’ve been looking to join a growout challenge but just haven’t found the right one yet but I’m definitely interested if it’s zoa/lps

    Back to studying.. test in 6 hrs
     
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    Sure thing. We can give this another go if you like
     
  7. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

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    I'm all in for it!
     
  8. Clownman727

    Clownman727 Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    I’m interested.
     
  9. rlman41299

    rlman41299 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    also interested
     
  10. Chac317

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    Count me in if this happens!
     
  11. alten78

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    This would be great to be part of, all I get is "uh huh, that's nice" from the wife on my progress pics
     
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    If it's something low light I'll join in. Otherwise they'll brown out in my tank
     
  13. Maddlesrain

    Maddlesrain Well-Known Member

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    Heck yeah! I’m in!!!
     
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    I’d be interested. I have “old school lighting”(halides) and my tank sits in a window. It would be fun to see how much sunlight really effects growth and color compared to other systems
     
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    I'd be interested in doing it
     
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    Greenstreet.1 Valuable Member

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    Look like I may be making a come back at the right time.

    Adam is one of the best vendors in this coral game.
     
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    tagging along to see where this goes
     
  18. Battlecorals

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    Ok so ill admit these things generally fizzle out after month or two, but I'll be willing supply the frags if you want to organize it. Cant give them all away this time either , but l'll do the best I can for everyone involved
     
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    How long do the challenges typically run? Maybe if we shorten the time frame or have some sort of incentive for staying on board people would be more likely to keep up with the contest?
     
  20. bubbaque

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    Adam, can you recommend a frag that you have enough to go around?
     
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