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Aquascaping - Tank Journal Comp 2016


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#1 Mattia

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:15 PM

PCS.png Aquascaping - Tank Journal Competition 2016
 
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After the success of last competition, PCS decided it's time to run again the Aquascaping - Tank Journal competition.
We have discussed about all the hints and comments that everybody gave us, and made few little changes.
 
You need to be a club member to enter, so please sign up. Becoming a member has many benefits.
 
There will be 2 competitions that are running side-by-side. There will be an "BIOTOPE" competition and an "AQUASCAPING" competition. Choose your size, level the playing field. The prizes will correspond to the project size you enter. 
 
A thread will be pinned in the Aquascaping - Tank Journal section where members can submit photos and keep track of their projects.
 
Submitted projects are required to be:
  • Constructed and maintained by the Club Member entering the project. Aquascaping Comp starts now. You can start posting now!
  • A minimum of one update in journal each month - with at least one progress shot per month containing the date, forum name and the label 'PCS'. It will help your final judgement by increasing points in the "Journal quality" category.
  • Must present step-by-step details - Keep a journal and take photos of all changes to your tank. 
  • Must start from a bare tank - To keep everything fair. No pre-started projects.
  • Fully documented as to all species added - It all has to be in your journal.
  • Your journal needs to be started on the forum before 1ST OCTOBER 2016, to enter. Before you start it, the more points you will accumulate at the end of the year.
  • You need to open your own thread HERE

 

For the BIOTOPE Competition, also, you will need to:

  • Pick any natural biotope - choose any natural biotope you like. The more you stick to the biotope the higher marks you receive in that category.

Club Members can enter ANY of the competitions.

 
Photos should be displayed to a max 1024 pixels wide, photos with a resolution above this will be re-sized to 1024. (Photobucket and IMG codes will re-size automatically)
 
Judging:
 
Submitted projects will be monitored each month for updates and photos. Entries will be judged by a panel of knowledgeable members. Judges cannot enter the competition.
 
Remember, judging is based on content of your journal or sticking to your chosen biotope. Judging won't be too picky if two fish don't come from the same location as long as from same lake. Or if it is an Australian biotope, any Australian fish can be contained. You can choose any fish type (Cichlids, Catfish, Tetras), shrimp or even just planted. As long it holds to one selected biotope only (if you are running for the Biotope competition)
 
 
***********  Judging criteria may include -
 
For the BIOTOPE Competition:
 

-Biotope 30%: Species - All animals and plants. Hardscape- Rocks, wood, sand, gravel, leaf litter. Possibly water parameters/colour. 

 

-Journal quality 30%: Frequency of journal updates. How comprehensive is the journal? Are all steps well illustrated so they can be easily followed?

 

-Maturity/overall appearance in progress 10%. A mark given as the tank matures over time. Efforts to mature your tank.

 

-Budget 10%: Is the tank filled with the most expensive equipment or skillfully populated with found objects and common stock? 

          

-Final appearance 20%: This is judged on the tank’s aesthetic at the end of the competition period (in 6 months).

 

For the AQUASCAPING Competition:

 

-Biotope 10%: Species - All animals and plants. Hardscape- Rocks, wood, sand, gravel, leaf litter. Possibly water parameters/colour. 

 

-Journal quality 30%: Frequency of journal updates. How comprehensive is the journal? Are all steps well illustrated so they can be easily followed?

 

-Maturity/overall appearance in progress 15%. A mark given as the tank matures over time. Efforts to mature your tank.

 

-Budget 15%: Is the tank filled with the most expensive equipment or skillfully populated with found objects and common stock? 

          

-Final appearance 30%: This is judged on the tank’s aesthetic at the end of the competition period (in 6 months).

 
******** A full list of fish and plants are required for your journal. If you add and remove items, you must state this in your journal.
 
Please ensure each photo taken contains the current date, your forum name and 'PCS'. This is a requirement for judging.
Please also remember. The more accurate you are with your journal, the more points you will gain... and that could make you the winner!
 
Prizes:
 
Winners will be announced at the January 2017 Annual BBQ meeting, prizes will need be collected from club meetings. You must remain a PCS Member then entire project time.
 
**The  BIOTOPE competition will be awarded - 
 
1st place -                 TBA
 
2nd place -               TBA
 
 
**The  AQUASCAPING competition will be awarded - 
 
1st place -                TBA
 
2nd place -               TBA
 
 
Remember: You must update your journal at least once per month and publish a minimum of one photo per month with date, forum name and 'PCS'.
 
***Upon the announcement of the lucky contestants, the winners will need to arrange pick up from one of the upcoming monthly meeting as prizes may be bulky or unable to post. Come and be a part of this great club.
 
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#2 Leichardti

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 07:15 PM

Who's planning on entering? I plan on doing so, I think I'm going to get a new tank soon. :)


Edited by Leichardti, 18 March 2016 - 10:25 PM.


#3 chocky

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:58 PM

yep i am definitely this time. i have a spot in the house for a new tank..just gotta start planning it properly lol



#4 malawiman85

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:43 AM

Righto so when do I have to start my journal?

#5 Mattia

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:23 AM

Today! :)
Cut off time is October , but the sooner you start, the more points you get :)

#6 malawiman85

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:37 AM

Flying out today :-(
Will have to wait a couple of weeks now.

#7 Stormfyre

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:14 PM

Just over a week to go.

 

Get those final shots in and a few comments to wind up your entries before judgement day.

 

Having a good final post could be the difference for a winner.






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