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2023 GIRS grow out contest!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ruggerkc, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
    Ratings:
    +163 / 3 / -0
    2023 Grow out contest!

    Once again GIRS is bringing you exciting corals at prices you will appreciate for our next grow out contest.


    Special thanks to Ocean Man Aquatics, Jeanette Becker and Chummingham Reef for providing the corals.


    The rules have changed so please read carefully.

    Contestants can buy one frag of each coral offered.

    Every time you post your grow out pic you get $5 back up to $30.

    Cornbred Malefacent acro about 1” $65 ends up being $35.


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    AOI Zoa $45 frag 5-6 polyps ends up being $15.


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    Fruit Loops Zoa frag 4-5 polyps $40 ends up being $10.


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    Now the rules:


    The rules have changed so please read carefully.


    1. Do not need To be a paying member.
    2. Must pick up corals from a trustee. All corals for each region will be sent to the trustees or arrange your own shipping or pick up.
    3. Every month you post a pic of the coral or corals purchased you will get $5 returned to you at the end of the contest (maximum $30). It is preferred that you post on the GIRS Facebook page #GIRS23growout andhere on the forum. Not everyone uses Facebook so one or the other will be accepted.
    4. If your coral dies you can still get reimbursed if you post a coral/fish/ocean news article or meme or anything interesting on GIRS Facebook #GIRS23growout or/and the GIRS forum.
    5. In addition to receiving money back for posts, we will also be awarding a 1st ($50) and 2nd ($20) place prize for each of the 3 corals. To qualify for prizes for any of the 3 corals, you must also post at least 8 times for that coral.

    Prizes will be awarded as follows (End of contest picture required for each category):
    Prizes for Zoa frags will go to the persons with the most polyps on their frag.
    Cornbred Malefacent will be a drawing. Everyone who keeps the coral alive qualifies for the drawing.
    6. No more than one of each coral per contestant.(one person can compete with all 3 corals). If there are extra corals when the contest starts we will sell the extras to contest participants first.
    7.Contest will run September 2022 thru August 31 2023.
    8. First 15 people in each category to Pay Pal are in.

    PayPal address is
    treasurer@greateriowareefsociety.org
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2022
  2. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
    Ratings:
    +444 / 1 / -0
    Since '22 participation payouts haven't happened yet, can we deduct that from the entry?
     
  3. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
    Ratings:
    +163 / 3 / -0
    Accounting prefers to keep it separate.
     
  4. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +600 / 2 / -0
    I'm in on the acro and fruit loops. Payment sent.
     
  5. Dave Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Des Moines Area
    Ratings:
    +444 / 1 / -0
    Payment sent for acro....
     
  6. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    509
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +162 / 0 / -0
    Can I get all 3?

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 via App
     
  7. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +600 / 2 / -0
    Yup!
     
  8. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

    509
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +162 / 0 / -0
    Payment sent for all 3

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 via App
     
  9. Kevin Servais GIRS Member

    81
    West Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0
    When would we payment sent for acro
     
  10. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
    Ratings:
    +163 / 3 / -0
    I’m not sure what you are asking. You can purchase now for the next contest. We are hoping to receive the corals mid. September.
     
  11. Kevin Servais GIRS Member

    81
    West Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0
    Sorry, was typing something else and accidentally forgot to make sure my post made sense.

    Sorry about the confusion, payment sent for Acro.
     
  12. Kendall GIRS Member

    160
    Dike, IA
    Ratings:
    +39 / 1 / -0
    Payment sent for Cornbread Acro
     
  13. iowathode Inactive User GIRS Member

    86
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Payment sent for AOI and fruit loop zoa’s.
     
  14. NanoReef GIRS Member

    24
    Waterloo, IA
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0
    Payment sent for CB Acro
     
  15. Brett McCarthy GIRS Member

    103
    Urbandale
    Ratings:
    +39 / 0 / -0
    Sending payment for CB Mail now
     
  16. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
    Ratings:
    +163 / 3 / -0
    I understand that there is a lot to take in with the rules. It seems like every year we add a little more to it. If you have questions please message me or ask here.
     
  17. Nikki New User

    1
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Acro and fruitloop zoa, please. Money sent.
     
  18. Wolff GIRS Member

    10
    West Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    In on the acro, payment sent!
     
  19. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    North Liberty , IA
    Ratings:
    +163 / 3 / -0
    We have sold all the cornbred malefacents acros that we want to at this time. Hopefully we will have a few more to sell in a week or two.
     
  20. Brett McCarthy GIRS Member

    103
    Urbandale
    Ratings:
    +39 / 0 / -0
    Do we have an estimated date to pick them up from the trustees yet?
     

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