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Why aren’t there more grow out challenges?

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Lots of people start and very few keep up with the updates unfortunately
I can see that. I followed a couple of grow out threads here on r2r and didn’t notice many at the finish line a year later. I wondered if it was more lack of success, or short attention span. There is no shortage of either in reef keeping. It seems like it would be a good low pressure way to keep interest in the tank up.
 

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I can see that. I followed a couple of grow out threads here on r2r and didn’t notice many at the finish line a year later. I wondered if it was more lack of success, or short attention span. There is no shortage of either in reef keeping. It seems like it would be a good low pressure way to keep interest in the tank up.
i'll chime in when my pieces arrive prob mon, lets start a new thread calling it a documentry or something to that effect,this ones all full of extra posts already ;) :cool:
 
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I’ve looked at some of the grow out challenge threads. (Just the battlecorals ones really) It seems they are mostly using very challenging corals. Which makes sense for those black belt coral keepers, but I’d be more likely to keep it up with something that I felt I could for sure keep alive. What’s up with that star polyps grow out challenge y’all! ;Hilarious
 

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I’ve looked at some of the grow out challenge threads. (Just the battlecorals ones really) It seems they are mostly using very challenging corals. Which makes sense for those black belt coral keepers, but I’d be more likely to keep it up with something that I felt I could for sure keep alive. What’s up with that star polyps grow out challenge y’all! ;Hilarious
Git gud
 

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We do challenges on another reef forum. Some contests dictate the size, budget, diy etc.

the current one we are doing is a year long. Specs were it must be an aio - diy or store bought from 0-20g. to stay in the game you just need to do a monthly full tank shot/ build thread update. It’s been a lot of fun.

at the end of the competition, members vote for winners in a few categories, winners get a few prizes from sponsors/vendors.
 

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Here's some progression of my hammer.

March 2017

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March 2018
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Feb 2019....kinda sad in this photo.....my avatar photo was taken around the same time about a dozen heads.
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December 2019, cut/lost some heads but has been filling out again this year.
hammer Dec 2019.JPG
 
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