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    Post by FishVixen on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:13 pm

    Okay guys this is where we are all one. I would like some suggestions on different types of contest to run 1 a month. Also if you have any Donation (fish, equipment, an extra $10 in paypal, gift certificates, etc...) prizes for the contests that would help immensely. Photo contest are done to death and would like for some unique ideas. Going to thank everyone now because I know we have some people out there who are going to come up with some great ideas.

    Thank FishVixen
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    Post by joefish72 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:22 pm

    How about a 6month or year long breeders contest? You have to breed a species and report on the progress.
    For example I am trying to breed male pineapple sword with female pineapple lyretail to get male sailfin lyreswords. So I would take pics of the male and female together. Then pics of the expecting female, the new born fry and maybe a 3 month and 6 month update. The catch is another member has to nominate your post to be entered into the contest.

    I haven't thought it all through so any feedback or modifications would be great.
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    Post by joefish72 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:33 pm

    Another idea is a DIY contest. I have seen some great ideas that came from people who are just a little handy and love to tinker.

    Example is my pleco caves, nothing more than a rock and a grinder needed.
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    Post by joefish72 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:37 pm

    How about a home made fishtank contest where you have to make a tank out of an ordinary home item like the TV tank, toilet tank, and any others you might think of. It could be an old plastic jug with an airstone as long as it is able to sustain a single fish. I have an idea for one but I want to keep it secret just in case we like this contest.
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    Post by FishVixen on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:38 pm

    Wow love the DIY idea, that will be our next contest. Keep the great ideas coming!
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    Post by joefish72 on Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:40 pm

    Themed tank contest, like halloween, christmas, pirates, wizard of oz, or whatever you can think of.
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    Post by williemcd on Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:11 am

    I'll spill my beans... One night not too long ago, before Vix made her trek south, her and I spent way too much time online one night.. the exchanges evolved into aquascapes..... I came up with a few I'd like to do.. and in fact wanted her 33L to use in the creation of it!...
    I now have a 33L and will embark on "The Urban River"...
    This will be banked on each side with dwarf sags..some grasses.. and in the center (L - R) will be the essence of a river bed... within the bed will be a miniature grocery cart... spent beer bottles.. assorted trash... Something you'd see were ya to scuba dive in an urban riverine..
    Or.. Selection II. was... A "to scale" recreation of the Mall area of Washington DC.. the reflecting pool.. the monument, Lincoln Memorial.. the white house.. etc.. again.. all to scale as far as height and relative distance... All underwater..
    Then thnking a bit longer.. my research would put me squarely under the eyes of Homeland Security!.. SWAT outside my home in a NY Second!...<grin)...

    Or.. how about a re-creation of Mt. Rushmore.. underwater?... The possiblilites are endless!.. Thoughts? Bill in Va.
    p.s. Yea.. I have way too much time on my hands..
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    Post by Fern on Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:25 pm

    I like the make a place, the themes and make a fish tank out of something odd!
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    Post by FishVixen on Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:52 pm

    Love the "make a tank out of something different"
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    Post by joefish72 on Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:49 pm

    FishVixen wrote: Also if you have any Donation (fish, equipment, an extra $10 in paypal, gift certificates, etc...) prizes for the contests that would help immensely.

    I will donate a Plecocane sampler pack for the next DIY contest: 1/4 pound of all 4 sizes of plecocane so that's one pound of fish food.
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    Post by Fern on Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:52 pm

    cheers


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    Post by zeketaz on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:38 pm

    Need more contest ideas...anyone have a fun idea?

    How about see who can get the coolest collection of fish out of a lake, ditch, canal and put together a nice tank. I know it can be hard as some fish eat all others in a tank..I've been there and done that lol
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    Post by joefish72 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:31 pm

    I like the ditch fish idea, it would give evryone a reason to go collecting.

    I'd like to do the "themed tank design" and allow someone to enter the design without having to fill and establish the tank with fish (allows for multiple designs from someone who might only have a single spare tank to play with). Only catch would be everything you use in the design would have to be aquarium safe.
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    Post by Fern on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:33 pm

    That would be neat! I like it just decor and water no livestock!
    (can we do floating fake fish?)


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    Post by joefish72 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:35 pm

    Fern wrote:That would be neat! I like it just decor and water no livestock!
    (can we do floating fake fish?)

    If the fish are "floating" what's the difference between real or fake, just a little smell?
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    Post by Fern on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:55 pm

    lol! and the tacky paint job!


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    Post by zeketaz on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:15 am

    All right everyone. Need ideas for a contest. We have a bunch of people here need some brain power and creativity. What should we do for our next contest?

    I have a prize I will donate. Need a contest so we can get a lucky winner now Smile
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    Post by zeketaz on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:32 pm

    Here are a few more ideas:

    Best cell phone pic
    Best pic drawn by our kids

    I am still looking up more ideas
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    Post by Fern on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:14 pm

    cell phone pic isn't a good idea, that kinda comes down to how much money you have......

    Kid pics could be fun for the people who have kids! I know my fish room is getting well decorated with kid pics lol. And that should be a prize for the kid, and for safety sake no pictures of the kids on the forum please! Pedophiles are everywhere.....


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