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John Maloney

Ugly Tank Contest 2: Cyano's Revenge

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The Contest:

It is time yet again to show what overfeeding and direct sunlight can do. Got a well water reef? It is time for a FTS. The 2009 Ugly Tank Contest is open to contestants. We are looking for tanks that are ugly, in any way because of nuisance algae or cyano -despite my attempt at a clever title - GHA, film algae, and diatoms etc...are all welcome.

The Rules:

Submissions must have a full tank shot (FTS). Only that picture will count towards the contest, but other supporting close up photos are appreciated.

You can reply to this thread to submit the photo.

Pictures must be submitted by November 30th.

We will be selecting the worst 4 tanks from those submitted. Each of these tanks will receive a $20 gift certificate.

At some point we will pick out some of the people we know that have had nuisance algae problems to judge the winner.

Winner gets a free custom clean up crew shipped!

Show us how bad it can get! Be prepared for some good humored kidding, but please don't be embarrassed.

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man I just got rid of most the hair algae in my tank but it still aint pretty! It was a whole lot worst than this though

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I wish I took a picture before I cleaned it up and added the mangroves haha I filled a gallon tub twice with just the hair algae

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man I just got rid of most the hair algae in my tank but it still aint pretty! It was a whole lot worst than this though

wow it is was worse at some point?

:) j/k with you.

You may be right RJohn! Sorry about that. :lol:

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Yea it was worst all you could see was long green hair algae until the mangroves started sprouting now it's dying off and cyano is taking over... New tank syndrome

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Heres pics of my new tank I inherited from a family friend.

Its the reason I joined the site. Going to start a thread soon asking for help on what I can do to get it looking pretty. He sold off most of the livestock and liverock before giving it to me, so its going to take a while for me to get it back up to par.

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My old 24g was once overtaken by GHA, and after a massive cleaning, the tank crashed and turned into this:

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This is what it looked like right before the crash:

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