2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here) - Connecticut Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Connecticut Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,674
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
asukawashere is a regular member
:
Default 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

I figure we need a thread for general plotting for the NEC Convention. Here's what's on the agenda:

#1 - PLANTED TANK CONTEST
Part of the display we're putting up will include entries in a nano scaping contest. Convention attendees will be voting on their favorite planted tank, the winner will receive a certificate and a goodie bag as a prize. If you would like to enter, post here, PM me, or email asukawashere@yahoo.com - include your name(s), the name of the scape, and the tank dimensions so I can print up labels/plan spacing

Contest rules are as follows:
- Scaping contest is open to anyone, not just CAPE members
- Nano tanks only, maximum tank size of 10g
- max 2 entries per person
- Joint entries are allowed (but there's only one prize so you'll have to split it!)
- Tank must include at least 1 species of live aquatic plant. Inclusion of animals is recommended but not required.

#2 - SPECIMEN DISPLAY
The rest of our space will be filled with a display of uncommon or particularly nice plant specimens. Emersed, potted specimens are ideal but we're not picky - if you think it's a good-looking plant, come show it off! I'm bringing my Anubias sp. 'Gabon 2' for instance. Contact me or post here if you can bring something, include the name of the plant so we don't end up with too many of the same thing.

#3 - CARPOOLING
If you're willing to carpool, feel free to make arrangements here. I'll be going all 3 days, and can shuttle people if they're going for the whole day (and if they get to my place on time).
asukawashere is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 02-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,674
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
asukawashere is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Tonight I finished CAPE's 1/2 page ad for the convention's program booklet. Thought y'all would like to see:


Last edited by asukawashere; 02-26-2012 at 06:21 PM..
asukawashere is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 07:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Storms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 147
iTrader Ratings: 0
Storms is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Looks nice. By the way, the hygro compact I got from you is flowering! I got 2 nice little purple buds...
Storms is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,674
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
asukawashere is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Thanks, Luke.

Good to hear the 'Kompakt' is doing well for you - seems to me like trimming it triggers blooming for whatever reason. Huh.

You going to enter that emersed bowl you made in the scaping contest?
asukawashere is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 09:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Storms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 147
iTrader Ratings: 0
Storms is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Quote:
Originally Posted by asukawashere View Post
Thanks, Luke.

Good to hear the 'Kompakt' is doing well for you - seems to me like trimming it triggers blooming for whatever reason. Huh.

You going to enter that emersed bowl you made in the scaping contest?
Does it count as a nano-tank if it has no water or fish in it? I would enter it, but I'm not sure what their rules are like.
Storms is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,674
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
asukawashere is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

^ See requirements in first post. It's a planted tank contest, not a fish contest. Perhaps "aquatic planted container" would be a more accurate description. All that's required is that it conceivably holds water and houses at least one aquatic plant - technically, a leaf of duckweed in a yogurt cup could count (though I'm sure it wouldn't win LOL!). Actually, maybe someone should enter a yogurt cup with a piece of duckweed, just for giggles...

As for the water... I figure emersed aquatic plants are still aquatic plants. Even as-is, it has some water, just not a lot. That said, you could always just flood the bowl when you get to the convention... the mini-tank John and I scaped for the contest is going to be grown out emersed and partially filled just for the show.
asukawashere is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 05:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Storms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 147
iTrader Ratings: 0
Storms is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Quote:
Originally Posted by asukawashere View Post
^ See requirements in first post. It's a planted tank contest, not a fish contest. Perhaps "aquatic planted container" would be a more accurate description. All that's required is that it conceivably holds water and houses at least one aquatic plant - technically, a leaf of duckweed in a yogurt cup could count (though I'm sure it wouldn't win LOL!). Actually, maybe someone should enter a yogurt cup with a piece of duckweed, just for giggles...

As for the water... I figure emersed aquatic plants are still aquatic plants. Even as-is, it has some water, just not a lot. That said, you could always just flood the bowl when you get to the convention... the mini-tank John and I scaped for the contest is going to be grown out emersed and partially filled just for the show.
I don't want to flood it, but I would like to enter it in the show. Do you need the exact dimensions or do you remember how big it was? I think the tank you and John did is going to turn out very nice and has a good chance of winning if you at least clean the glass...
Storms is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 1,674
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
asukawashere is a regular member
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Clean glass is for losers!

I'll put it down as a 10" square. Exact measurements aren't important, I just need a close-enough guess to rough it out. What do you want to title your scape?
asukawashere is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
khanzer22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 833
iTrader Ratings: 47
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
khanzer22 is a regular member
:
Default

Are we still getting 3 x 6' tables? If so, I have an idea to at least cover at least a couple of sq/footage... I'm thinking of displaying some pictures of our scaped tanks that we can't bring there, I mean our bigger tanks... We'll print and put them in a picture frame (per tank) and display it there... I may have some picture frames I got from work that we could use if we'll go that route...


- Message posted using Tapatalk HD app via iPad -
khanzer22 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
The Plant Whisperer
 
Zapins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CT, Connecticut
Posts: 5,948
iTrader Ratings: 66
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Zapins is a valuable member of the communityZapins is a valuable member of the community
:
Default Re: 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

If you want to get more pictures of tanks I can email you some pictures of my tanks to help take up space if you don't mind printing them out.

I like the add Amanda, its very crisp and conveys the important info well.
Zapins is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Connecticut Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts > 2012 NEC Convention Planning (Enter Scaping Contest Here)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2