SPS Coral Contest SPS Final Vote!

Discussion in 'The Great Coral Contest 2020' started by RSnodgrass, Jul 2, 2020.

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Pick your favorite!

  1. Unknown Acropora

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  2. Juicy Fruit Montipora

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Battlecorals Giligan

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. TCG CherryBomb

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  5. Red Planet

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Tenuis

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  7. Orange Passion Acropora

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. PC Rainbow

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. RSnodgrass

    RSnodgrass TCMAS President
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    Please be as fair as you can in your judging. You can pick on most improved, most growth, best change in color, difficulty, etc.
    All contestants who were able to submit a final photo are shown...
    Oldest photo will be on the top or left of the frame... newest on the bottom or right.

    To the winner goes the spoils! 10 contestants started this race and impressively 8 crossed the finish line... who shall win? Couple final entries were a day or two early, if that's an issue we'll put it to vote.

    Contestants:
    Unknown Acropora
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    Juicy Fruit Montipora
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    Battlecorals Giligan (color should not be considered).
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    TCG CherryBomb
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    Red Planet
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    Tenuis - Technically submitted two days prior to the final photo period.
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    Orange Passion Acropora
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    PC Rainbow
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    Honorable Mention:
    Millepora
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    RSnodgrass

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    Anyone else struggling to pick one?
     
  3. nox.rupaw

    nox.rupaw I contributed!
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    Been very impressed with the Juicy fruit montipora. Although its a slow grower, it colored up really well. I can grow corals but am never able to get those crazy pretty colors in my tank.

    The PC Rainbow and Unknown acro (i think its a green slimer) looks good too. Tons of nubs sprouting, classic sign of a mature tank. The PC rainbow looks to have symmetrical growth, which tells me its got equal flow from all sides vs my corals that often grow in an angled slant because flow is uneven.

    If you watch the millie in reverse, then its been the most impressive of them all :)
     
  4. Nickz

    Nickz Nobody
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    I needed that honorable mention, it's a great reminder of my total tank wipeout.
     
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    Wow, cool contest. Gives me some hope that my tank has something to look forward to.
     
  6. Jake

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    The tenius is just awesome. Although I debated voting for my Orange Passion just because I didn't want to get skunked that tenius is just plain impressive. Good job all and thanks for putting this on.
     
  7. eschulist

    eschulist That Office Nano Guy
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    Unknown Acro, Tenuis and CherryBomb all had amazing growth. Juicy Fruit gained its signature color, it may even get better after another 6 months.

    Fun contest! I wish I would have entered something just to track along with everyone, even though all of the ones mentioned above would have been better.
     
  8. jlanger

    jlanger "The North Remembers"
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    I agree with @eschulist and the rest that this was a fun contest.
    Entering a coral in the contest made me even more aware of how that coral (and my system) was doing. There was the self-imposed pressure of making sure it didn't crash or die before the contest ended. (Sorry, @Nickz) Although, my worst fear was that @Andrew Kueng might have an issue his Amazeballs Goniopora. I seriously hope that wasn't the case as we didn't see a final post from him.

    Good luck everyone!
     
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  9. Andrew Kueng

    Andrew Kueng I contributed!
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    just a little late to the party. Amazeballs still trekking along

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    RSnodgrass

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    That's disgusting, it looks like a fishing lure it's so bright... I better hold onto it for you ;):D
     
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    RSnodgrass

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    The final vote is in and was a close three way race!

    @nox.rupaw you are to known hence forth as King of the SPS lands!!!
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    @Mordim will show you to the vault.
     
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  12. nox.rupaw

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    Lol thanks. It was a fun contest

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  13. Fishfoo

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    Nice job Nox! Can’t disagree with those results
     
  14. vikingr8der

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    Congrats @nox.rupaw ! I agree it was a fun contest, I had no idea it would be so close when we started. I would love to see follow ups in another 6 months!
     
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