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MASC member tank build-off competition

Discussion in 'MASC Run Contests' started by SynDen, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    How does RO water factor into this equation. Seeing as how most of us already have ro

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  2. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    RO is one of the things that isnt counted toward the total spend amount
     
  3. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    who else is in or considering joining?
     
  4. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I hope that there is a lot. I have already started to acquire stuff. I just got a Marineland 60g cube (older), stand, sump and pump outside of Animal Attraction for $200. Bulkhead and some PVC and I am in business.

    Can somebody ask Ron, when they see him, if he wants any of these tanks/setups when the contest is done? I will gladly donate mine to a school or any place that will get use out of it.
     
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  5. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    FWIW - I was just in Aqua Imports in Boulder and their used section has tons of useful stuff. There is a 70w Halide if somebody is thinking of a smaller tank. There are a few cheap CaRx, lights and some pumps and stuff.
     
  6. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Did you see what they were asking for the halide?
     
  7. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Maybe $60 or 70? I have gotten stuff from the used pile before and they will negotiate some from what I have seen. Tomorrow is 20% off the whole store - saw a sign when I was in there. They have some 150w Halides too - even a PFO setup.
     
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  8. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Hmm I need a new calcium reactor, any idea how much they were?
     
  9. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm considering, public speaking and I don't get along so that's one of my hang-ups.
     
  10. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Scott - they had a pretty good sized one for $100, I think. Give 'em a call.
     
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  11. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I’m sure we can work something out if you win
     
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  12. FOURSTARS

    FOURSTARS Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’m considering this, finally become a member too. I live so far from Denver it’s been hard to commit. I’m pretty cheap and like the idea of of showing you don’t have to be rich to run a successful tank.
     
  13. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Do it! Simple can be great. It’s all about understanding the basics. All the other stuff is really just fluff. I ran some awesome tanks with live rock, halides and some water movement along with a decent skimmer back in the day. I’m really looking forward to seeing these!


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  14. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    What would you have in mind? I highly doubt that I would even come close to winning but I'm weighing all my options.
     
  15. FOURSTARS

    FOURSTARS Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    The rules state not to start till the beginning of the contest. Can I put rock In my sump now to create some live rock?
     
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  16. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Hmm. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there, but I totally understand the apprehension with public speaking. We could work with you on a PowerPoint or something similar and a member of the board could present it (or even co-present it with you). Don’t let that part hold you back
     
  17. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm not counting on crossing that bridge, I don't ever win anything, but the contest seems like it would be a fun challenge. I like a little competition. I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it as I've already started acquiring all the things I'm going to need. That part of it just makes me nervous.
     
  18. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm wondering the same thing...
     
  19. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I don't see why not. You can buy live rock to add at the start of the contest, so I see no reason why you couldn't make your own. It would probably be fair to double to cost of your dry rock that you turned live early as far as your $1000 limit is concerned to make things more fair to those purchasing live rock or cycling in tank at the start, but otherwise seems pretty reasonable to me.

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  20. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I do not think cooking rock now would be allowed unless you count the count the cost for live whrn it actually starts.... just my .02.

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