The Great Live Rock Specimen Contest!

Discussion in 'Reef Cleaners' started by johnmaloney, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    Okay so here are the contest rules:

    You submit a link to a picture here, or on our website to some kind of cool coralline or successful encrusting sponge, or feather duster colony that you got on a rock, etc.... I narrow it down to the top 10 or so, and then the whole of the Internet gets to vote on it at www.reefcleaners.org the weekend after next. Top 3 get $50 gift certificates. If they would like to participate in our rock seeding program, (explained below) I will pay all costs.

    Why we are doing the contest, ideas we are looking for:

    We took your advice on the base rock, and have gotten great reviews and it is starting to really move, we appreciate it, and Sallie Mae does too. smile.gif

    So we are thinking of taking the next logical step and grow seed for the base rock. We will use smaller rubble fragments to make up the package. 100% aquaculture, and pest free, We are coming up with a list on what to seed the rock with. So far we got:

    stomatellas
    dwarf ceriths
    colonistas
    mini stars
    asterinas
    microfauna from established tank
    feather dusters
    purple, pink, and green coralline
    some corals - or is this a bad idea because it limits other coral selections people can make? Let me know....
    maybe some sponges
    tunicates? not sure on that one
    possibly some plating coralline spread throughout the mix

    what would you like to see? Any particular species one of the ones we listed?
     
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    sounds like a pretty cool contest John! I'm in, I've got some crazy looking stuff on my rocks!
     
  4. REDMANS CUBE

    REDMANS CUBE Fire Shrimp

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    heres mine
     

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  5. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    that macro is awesome redman, some of the nicest specimens I have seen in a while.
     
  6. m_hsiao

    m_hsiao Purple Spiny Lobster

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    wow that is gorgeous, i would pay for that :p
     
  7. suckafish

    suckafish Montipora Capricornis

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    Nice PIX

    if you were seeding LR i would luv to see corillina or all colors, and feather dusters (i have a soft spot for feather dusters). a couple with corals but it does cut down the peoples options
     
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  9. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    Okay here is mine.

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  10. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    If you can find chitons, I would add those. Most people never see them and they are excellent grazer of microalgae. Spaghetti and hair worms are awesome too. (Although with time, the spaghetti worms always seem to leave the rock and live in the sandbed)

    Cool idea.
     
  11. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    yeah I think corals are out.
     
  12. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    i like the ochtodes and the sciani complanata, (it is late at night excuse my latin misspelling)