*** Tank Talk with Top Lids & Avast Marine Giveaway!! WIN a Plank Autofeeder and Custom Lid for Your Tank!! ***

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TANK TALK: Create a mini "day in the life" story for your reef tank. What happens from sunrise to sunset in your aquatic world? Bonus points for creativity and humor!
Well ... Depends on the day. Today...

Lights up

O bleeeep is that a razor?!?

Clean glass

Sun down.... Well... Mostly it's calm.

Wrasses head to bed earliest, old souls, everyone else stays up pretty late.
 

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TANK TALK: For those of you already using the plank: share an experience, picture, or video of feeding time!
Well since I'm not using the plank, yet I desperately want to, I'll add this here...
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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Usually the pump they include (I've only had AIOs) needs an upgrade. IM has changed that, because I generally like their MightyJets. If it comes with an LED it's almost definitely going into a box in the garage.
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Flow, and lighting are musts for corals, and filtration is a must for fish. Overall I would say flow, lighting, and filtration are must have upgrades.
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Lights and flow typically can do it for you. Usually, if you're upgrading the lights you're going to upgrade the lid as well.

Other items that are beneficial are going to b automaters. Dosers can make it easier. Testing equipment is a good idea but there are some LFS that can test reliably.
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
As the others have said. Lights and flow. I would focus more on power heads than return pumps. Turnover through the filter is less important to me because I have enough surface area for the nitrogen cycle in the tank itself.
...But my tank is a mess.
 

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TANK TALK: For those of you already using the plank: share an experience, picture, or video of feeding time!

I don't have one, but can I pretend I do? My experience would be knowing that the Plank will be there to do the feeding when I need to travel.
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.

I think as most have already said, flow and light. Maybe upgrading to a more reliable heater or an extra heater?
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Always lighting. Nearly every light that comes in a kit is nit enough for photosynthetic organisms
 

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As the others have said. Lights and flow. I would focus more on power heads than return pumps. Turnover through the filter is less important to me because I have enough surface area for the nitrogen cycle in the tank itself.
...But my tank is a mess.
Ditto!
 

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Avast Marine and Top Lids are teaming up to bring you an awesome and fun giveaway with a bit of a different spin!! Welcome to the "Tank Talk with Top Lids & Avast Marine Giveaway!!" Both Avast Marine and Top Lids have established themselves with a reputation for quality and innovation that leads to epic excellence! We're proud to have both of these great companies as sponsors of our community, and super excited about seeing them come together for this event!

Now, I said this giveaway has a bit of a different spin to it, and here's what I mean... One of the things we love about having a community like Reef2Reef is that we can come together over our passion for all things marine and celebrate the wonderful parts of the reef hobby, we enjoy showing off tanks, talking through complications, finding solutions, and celebrating progress toward those thriving beautiful reef aquariums, and we do all of that together in community! Well, in this event, you guys are going to get to talk through all of these different aspects of the hobby with the guys behind these 2 awesome brands.

Each day, you will be given a discussion prompt (or sometimes maybe more than one), and your response to that prompt is your entry to the giveaway! It really is that simple! Engaging in conversation about reefing topics with @Avast Justin and @Top_Lids is how you participate and WIN in this contest!!

The grand prize for this giveaway is a Plank Autofeeder and a large bag of Reef Jerky (feeds an average size tank for 5-6 months) from Avast Marine and a custom Luxury Lid from Top Lids w/ Food Regulator!

Also, in addition to that grand prize, the great folks at Avast Marine and Top Lids have said that they will be monitoring the giveaway with the plan to award bonus prizes to people they see who are completely engaged with the contest and the ongoing conversations in here! So keep your participation up, and you could win cool bonus prizes!

Ready to get started? Here ya go!

HOW TO ENTER

OFFICIAL ENTRY (Required):
Make a post in this thread telling us about your tank and how you would use this prize if you win!

DAILY ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES: Here's how to get additional entries each day... Each day, one (or both) of the contest sponsors will post a discussion prompt. You get an entry to the contest by interacting with that prompt! (If there are multiple prompts, then multiple entries are possible for that day). Also, be sure to make ONE post in THIS thread for each entry. (Combined entries in a single post only counts as one entry.)

The goal is to keep the conversation going, learn and enjoy community, and win great prizes!!

BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS: This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. Our partner member drive is currently open! Get more info HERE!!

THE PRIZE

- 1
Plank Autofeeder from Avast Marine + a large bag of Reef Jerky (feeds an average size tank for 5-6 months)

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- 1 completely custom
Luxury Lid from Top Lids (max size of 72" x 26") + 1 Food Regulator with your choice of color

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THE DRAWING

Entries will be accepted through December 22, 2023. We will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner will be announced by Avast Marine and Top Lids in a special live stream on December 23rd. So be sure to join in for that drawing! (We will also tage the winner in this thread.)

Thanks again to Avast Marine and Top Lids for this awesome giveaway!

#r2rgiveaway
I would probably use this for breakfast cereal and just fit it above my bed for convenience, the jump gaurd/ net will act as a 'bib' just to ensure all food will not fall on my bed... I hate crumbs

Nom nom auto feeder above my bed...
 

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TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
The first thing i upgrade is the return pump(for somthing quiet) or the lighting. After that it really is "extra" :)
 

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What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.

Light and flow. The lighting on most stock aquarium systems will be insufficient for most coral and typically more flow is necessary than just a return can provide.
 

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I would probably use this for breakfast cereal and just fit it above my bed for convenience, the jump gaurd/ net will act as a 'bib' just to ensure all food will not fall on my bed... I hate crumbs

Nom nom auto feeder above my bed...
UK entry ⛔
 

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TANK TALK: For those of you already using the plank: share an experience, picture, or video of feeding time!
Alas, no picture or video because I haven't won yet. YET! Muhuhahahahahaha
 

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