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    Default Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    This contest is a classic story book contest. The goal is for members to share their fish keeping stories and hobby with fellow hobbyists here over a 3 month time period. SimplyDiscus will create a special forum section for this to occur in. A member may start up to 3 threads that follow a particular tank of fish they keep It can be Discus or non Discus but must be Fresh water. It can be a grow out tank, a breeding pair, planted or invertebrate tank. It can also be an experimental tank where you are doing something different. There is no set posting requirements but understand that the more you post the better the chance you will win as the contest will be judged by the forum members based on how interesting, informative or just plan cool it is. Basically members will pick the winners by who has shared their hobby best. At judging time we provide some general guidelines for what members should consider.

    There is no cost to enter. There will be cash prizes and international members are encouraged to participate. The prize can be sent via paypal or wired.

    Prizes to date...

    First place $200.00 USD
    Second place $100 USD

    More Prizes may be added.

    The Rules:
    1) No off site linked images. You must use the forum software to post the pictures.This will ensure we have this contest saved on our server.
    2) You are allowed 1 video per week, a maximum of 8 Videos total . You do not need to use Videos at all
    3) Discussions are encouraged, you must be willing to respond to inquiries
    4) You are allowed up to 3 threads detailing a specific tank of fish. Once a thread is started you can not change it. A member may start up to 3 threads that follow a particular tank of fish they keep It can be Discus or non Discus but must be Fresh water. It can be a grow out tank, a breeding pair, planted or invertebrate tank. It can also be an experimental tank where you are doing something different.
    5) Contest enrollment period is today (June 8,2018) thru June 15, 2018. No additional entries can be made after this 1 week window.
    6) You agree by participating in this contest that you will abide by the rules and should there be any issues that arise you accept the forum's decisions in these and contest matters.

    Thats It. Its pretty straightforward. If you have any questions, post them here.

    Additionally, I am adding a 3rd prize, This prize will address the first contest I had of the "last man standing" Of all the contestants, The top 5 posters that post the most numbers of days will be entered to win $100 (random drawing) as well as will be eligible for the 1st and 2nd place Prizes.

    Understand that prizes in this contest are being DONATED by members here.
    Brewmaster15 .............$200
    Second Hand Pat ....... .$100
    Captain Discus.............$100

    I would like to thank Pat (Second Hand Pat)and Tom (Captain Discus) for stepping up and helping me fund the prizes. This contest is about hobbyists, and you two are very Cool hobbyists in my book. Thanks!

    Any questions?

    Good Luck everyone. Contest starts today and Ends on September 8

    -Al
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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    How do we enroll?

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    Never mind, found it!

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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    Can I enter my tank that's almost cycled, so no fish yet? So basically a build thread on a display and grow tank combined.

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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    Quote Originally Posted by lastflea View Post
    Can I enter my tank that's almost cycled, so no fish yet? So basically a build thread on a display and grow tank combined.
    Hi Rob, will there be fish in it at some point in the thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Hi Rob, will there be fish in it at some point in the thread?
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    Hi Pat. Yes there will. In fact, I came home this evening to find ammonia/nitrite at 0ppm for the first time. Just got to do a repair to the base cabinet, then scape and add stock. So fish will be in there quite soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastflea View Post
    Hi Pat. Yes there will. In fact, I came home this evening to find ammonia/nitrite at 0ppm for the first time. Just got to do a repair to the base cabinet, then scape and add stock. So fish will be in there quite soon
    Go for it Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Go for it Rob
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    Yay...... Cheers Pat

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    Can I start one thread from my entire system? it has two different tanks attached to one sump but itís in my entire Discus hobby and itís more interesting than just one tank.
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    Hi Geoff, if you read the rules Al specifically said one thread for a specific tank. Just make it two threads
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    Thanks Pat, I think I’ll put my efforts into the grow out tank and sump and leave the original tank out of this contest thanks!

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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    Al can I enter my tank that is currently an african community tank that is being being sold off and transitioned to discus? Timeline indeterminate on the transition so it may stay african the duration of the contest, but may switch over mid-way. Please advise. Thanks mate

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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Al can I enter my tank that is currently an african community tank that is being being sold off and transitioned to discus? Timeline indeterminate on the transition so it may stay african the duration of the contest, but may switch over mid-way. Please advise. Thanks mate
    Sure.. Thats fine. Be interesting to see what you decide to do
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    Default Re: Contest Rules for "Your Hobby, Your Story"

    Ive been asked about posting imagesfor the contest and the requirement that they be hosted by Simply not offsite . , Theres 2 threads that may be of use to you all.

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...osting-changes


    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...sers-read-this

    I highly suggest you have a look at these two threads

    thanks.
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