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ZGrow I - A.L. Rainbows

Discussion in 'Member Run Contests' started by Munch, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok, here's the new thread for our first ZGrow (Zoa Grow) contest. Stay tuned for ZGrow - II!!

    Please post up you initial photos here.

    Good luck everyone, I've also moved the rules to this posting, so we'll lock down the other thread.

    HUGE Thanks to:




    View attachment 18001

    Missed payment deadline (sorry guys):


    1. Entry fee is $20, this covers your cost of the frag, and puts $$ in the pool for the winner(s). Winner pot is $75.
    2. Frags will be cut and provided by GonzosCoralFrags.com, and randomly numbered. Once numbered, you'll randomly be assigned a number, and pickup your frag. There will be no cherry picking, all luck of the draw. We'll label each cup with a head count once I get them from Josh, if you disagree with what is on it, you have 48 hours to post up a picture and protest to the thread.
    3. Each contestant must post lighting information upon start of contest. I'm hoping we learn something from this, maybe/maybe not?
    4. Each contestant must post a photo of their frag within 48 of contest start/time or you receive your frag.
    5. Each contestant must post a picture each time additional heads (not babies) are easily visible in tank. While I'm hoping everyone will be honest, this will help keep things on the up n up I hope! If you don't post up any pictures of growth and show up with 10 heads in the end, you're not going to win.
    6. Each contestant must post a final picture to be counted by the deadline of day 90: Picture(s) of your final frag must be up by Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00pm. This is 90 days from Saturday. You can post them up before that if needed. But anything after that will not be counted.
    7. Andrew_bram is final judge in deciding Head or Baby in pictures if needed.
    8. Winner must perform simple write up of their tank setup (ie parms, feeding techniques, etc)
    9. Grow time will be 90 days from delivery of frags.
    10. If your frag melts, post up so we know you're out. Maybe the winner will frag you a head :)
    11. If your frag comes off it's plug, you can re-attach, but you must post up additional picture once re-attached within 48 hours.
    12. Frags can be moved within your tank at your discretion. Just be prepared to share what worked in the end.
    13. Contestants not following the rules may be disqualified. Let's not have to use this!
    14. Winner(s) will split pot evenly, currently at $75.
    15. Definitions: Baby is considered any closed polyp, or any where you cannot see face and developed skirt in the same photo. Head is considered any polyp where a face and skirt is easily visible.
    16. Scoring based on final net grow = ending points - starting points. Each contestant did start with 1 head, and no baby heads.

    Points: Head = 1 point, Baby = .5 point

    Person A starts with 1 head, and 1 baby = 1.5 points
    Person A ends with 4 heads, 0 baby = 4 points
    Person A net grow is = 2.5

    Person B starts with 1 head, and 0 baby = 1 points
    Person B ends with 3 heads, 1 baby = 3.5 points
    Person B net grow is = 2.5

    Person C starts with 1 head, and 0 baby = 1 points
    Person C ends with 3 heads, 2 baby = 4 points
    Person C net grow is = 3

    Winner C

    17. Payment:

    Everyone is paid up!

    18. Frag assignment:

    Each frag was fragged with a single head, therefore each person has 1 point to start.

    19. Pickup Date: Saturday Feb 15th - CONFIRMED

    20. Route/Times:

    I'm driving a Silver Toyota Tundra truck

    A: Gonzo's Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am
    B: I-25 & Route 66 - Shell/7 Eleven - 14015 Mead St, Longmont, CO 80504 12:30 - 12:50pm
    C: I-25 and Highway 7 - Starbuck's Coffee - 16765 Washington St, Broomfield, CO 80023 1:15 - 1:35pm
    D: Denver - Auraria Street Circle K gas station by Elitch Gardens Entrance - 1500 7TH St Denver, CO 80204 2:00 - 2:20pm
    E: I-25 & Belleview - Cool River Cafe Parking lot - 8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 2:40 - 3:00pm
    F: I-25 & Lincoln - Chilli's lot - 10460 Park Meadows Dr, Littleton, CO‎ 80124 3:15 - 3:35pm
    H: Munch's house 16275 Plover Place, Parker CO 80134 4:00pm Saturday, 11:00am Sunday - Otherwise PM me other time and we'll do it.

    Munch aka Scott cell number: 303.506.8790

    21. $20 Guess the Winning Head Count Bonus:

    We're doing a lucky guess draw for contestants as well.
    Winner pot is still $75.
    So $20 goes to person closest guessing the actual point total for the winning frag without going over, and we're talking net grow points.
    So if they start with 1 head (1 point), and end up with 5 heads and a baby (5.5 points), their net grow is 4.5. If you guess 5, you're over and out. Any that guess 4.5 win and split, if nobody guessed 4.5, then 4.0 would win, then 3.5, etc until we hit a winner.
    So post up your net grow guess and I'll update page 1 with it.
    Again, multiple winners will split $20.

    22. First to melt Bonus:

    And, to make it fun, well maybe not in this case, I decided to toss in another $10 for the first to actually melt theirs! So if you have the mis-fortune, and don't mind the shame, post up should yours melt - and you win!

    First to lose: Pisces II

    Single polyp of:


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  2. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here's my first pics. They are in my 30 gallon aio tank under a kessil a350w with blues at 80% and whites at 60%.
  3. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    If everyone can post of what lighting they have LED vs MH T5 and the brand if there is one or DIY, I think I'm going to track growth with comparison to lights.

    I think it'll be interesting that we'll all starting with a frag on the same day essentially.
  4. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Also, send me your guesses for the head count of the winner. I had to dump my inbox, as it was full. So I may have lost a few. If you don't see a count next to your name in this thread, shoot me your number! We have a few duplicates, which is fine, but if you want to change to a unique number, just let me know. I'd like to finalize these by Monday.
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  5. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    One last post from me :) If you find you have a baby (tonight), post it up with your pic, and I'll update your initial count. Otherwise we're all starting with 1.
  6. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am using a kessil a350w on my tank. I am guessing 9.5
  7. 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

    ZGrow I - A.L. Rainbows

    I'll guess 7.5
    Alk 7.5
    Calcium 500
    I run 2 250 watt 14k halide three hours with 2 t5 and three Chinese led that I use for mostly the blue.[​IMG]
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  8. Blindrage

    Blindrage Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    150 Gallon tank, with 4 T5 lights and 2 250w 14k MHs. T5s run about 9 hours a day. MHs run 6 hours a day.

    Opening Pic added Feb 15th
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  9. Coralfrenzy

    Coralfrenzy Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    24 gal AIO running AI Vega LEDs running ~9hrs/day

    Zoa on D1

  10. Miah2bzy

    Miah2bzy Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    30 gallon - power compacts 1x96w 420/1x96w 10k, HOB Reef Octo BH-100, flow=340

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  11. kutcha

    kutcha Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    40 gallon tank using a IT-2060 till i upgrade you my 180 gallon tank going to have radions over it


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  12. Rumen

    Rumen Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Mines was 5.5

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  13. Rumen

    Rumen Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  14. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for the reminder, I'll miss some - so I someone doesn't see one by their name (or if it's wrong), just reply or PM me, I'll get em all in! :)
  15. Rumen

    Rumen Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    View attachment 17738 30 gallon running on ai sol super blue 8 hours a day

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    [​IMG] 2babys and a bump
    [​IMG] three head and a bump plus mamma get there slowly but surely 4/4/14
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  16. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Tank Size: 75 gallon
    Lights: 2x 120w 20k Evolution Leds, 2x 54w (48") Coralife Actinic T5s, (48" )24 watt Stunner LED 445nm Blue, 5x 3w Cree DIY led.
    Skimmer: non-existant

    Pic taken 02.15.14

    Pics from 02.25.15


    Pics from 03.10.14











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  17. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Innovative Marine 24" Skkye light LED
    3 Cycle Illumination
    14K Daylight - 12x1w
    456nm Sunrise/Sunset - 12x1w
    446nm Lunar - 4x0.5w
    120 lumens per watt
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  18. FishTV

    FishTV Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Tagging along
  19. asn-naso

    asn-naso Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Please put me down for 6.5

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  20. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated, thanks!

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