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Clarification Of Aquascape Tank Journal Competition.


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#1 Stormfyre

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

After a few inquiries on the Aquascaping - Tank Journal competition we have met as a committee to discus in detail judging criteria.

 

The judges will be a knowledgeable panel of members (not just committee) who will be unable to participate.

 

We do not want to lock this down to immaculate Biotope only. Is that something that would get marks from judges, quite likely. It is not essential however. We want this to be enjoyable and open for everyone.

 

We are looking for a nice set-up. We are looking to see if you researched your fish/biotope to find out things. We are looking for how you maintain the tank and its maturity as it progresses.

 

So you can see the criteria I will post here and amend the comp page to reflect the decision.

 

 

Judging criteria may include -

 

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).

 

Hope this helps answer some questions we have had and help you start the project YOU want complete.

 

Thanks



#2 Westie

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:19 AM

That's awesome to know, thanks guys! Now all I need to decide is whether I go for Steatocranus Casuarius or Pelvicachromis Subocellatus as the livestock. Decisions decisions....



#3 Kleinz

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:31 AM

Blockheads FTW, Jase



#4 Westie

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:38 AM

Yeah I'm leaning towards blockheads. Got all these plans in my head for the tank setup.



#5 jjm66smokey

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

C'mon Jason ... be adventurous....

Here's the biotope to copy:

Worlds-Most-Polluted-River-7.jpg

 

Weekly water change?:

water-pollution-in-bangladesh.jpg

 

 



#6 Androo

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:10 PM

Imagine getting a mouthful of that when starting the syphon

#7 jjm66smokey

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:28 PM

Reminds me of some of the stuff I've seen people order at BoostJuice actually!  :lol:



#8 Westie

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:58 PM

I got the kid a boost juice the other day. And I thought buying aquarium stuff was expensive. $7 for a friggin juice!!!!!



#9 werdna

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

She is worth about $65m from selling those $7 juices.
Who's the stupid one?
The ones paying the money or the one charging it?!

#10 Westie

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:24 PM

I'm the stupid one for taking my kid to the shops....

#11 MrLeifBeaver

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:43 PM

Thank you for the clarification. Will start to nuckle down on this journal soon.



#12 Ryan-w

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 06:56 AM

That's great news.
Where do we start our journals?

#13 Androo

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:35 AM

If you place your journal in the aquascaping comp thread http://www.perthcich...hp?showforum=84

And label it like MFF has




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