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    TOTAL ENTRIES

    Out of the total 57 entries, only 54 were valid and completed correctly. From there, with bonus entries included, there was a total of 96 entries.

    THE WINNER

    Using a random number generator (and placing every entry on a random line - not grouped by participant or ordered in any way), the winner has been randomly selected to be cristabel33 (confirmed). Congratulations! You now have exactly 48 hours from the time this has been posted to either the Private Message (PM) or email we have sent. Failure to not claim within 48 hours will result in the random number generator being ran again to select a new winner.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent added, changed, or modified in their current state. We list below some of the high level changes, and are even going to show you some of the planned changes that we are currently either exploring as options, in the work of modifying/creating, or have on the to-do list once some other items get progressed more.

    Recent Changes

    • We have multiple new styles for our website that were all designed by KittMedia. We're still making various changes to slight colors and style aspect, so let us know what you think!
    • Upgraded and fixed multiple bugs with the Tapatalk system. Please Note: Tapatalk is still unable to "Like" posts/threads as we're still ironing out one final bug.
    • Optimized some of the elements on our page to allow for it to load faster for those of you on slower connections/mobile devices.
    • We're added trophies to add a flair to those who standout, have done something helpful/unique for others, or have a long time accomplishment.
    • We've enabled RSS feeds to allow for other systems/services to consume our data, and then provide it to you in a familiar format.
    • We've enabled you to sign in and create an account (or link accounts) with your favorite social media platforms.
    • We've enabled WSC-Connect, another app like Tapatalk to allow for you to sign in and discuss with the forum through it.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We're testing a newsletter based system that would allow for someone who has already created an account or those who have not, to receive a monthly newsletter based on current events happening without the aquarium trade around the world. This is in the final steps of review before we start creating content ahead of time before releasing this. More information will be coming soon!
    • Exploring the option of having a built in apps to do calculations for items quickly, including possibly checking if a given set of species are compatible with another set. We're gathering a list of all of the common calculators needed for the hobby to create them out on their specific set of pages (or relative pages if they are related).

    hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters

    Have you guys checked out this awesome starter kit for those who want to dive into a totally unique tank, but want it somewhere that they can view all day (and night) long? hygger has partnered with us to allow for one (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters.



    hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters includes one 7W 110GPH internal power filter pump, one colored led aquarium light, one 8 gallon glass tank with a decorative 3D rockery mountain background. The 3D background makes the whole aquarium looks cool like a dream word underwater, is a great rest, play spot, shelters for little fish. Also you can plant some green grass on the rockery mountain. Tank size is 19" L x 11.8" W x 9.6" H. This glass fish tank has a unique convex arc curve shape, can widen your view on the aquarium, and can hold more capacity of water. The total tank volume is 8 gallon, it can hold 6 gallon of water, because the tank has a nondetachable 3D background decor. When it holds full water, the whole tank weighs about 68 pounds. No required or custom tank stand, as there are cushion pad(s) stuck on the bottom to create a leveled tank no matter what location you wish to have it at.

    CONTEST DETAILS

    The contest runs from August 16th, 2020 12:00AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) until September 14th, 2020 11:59PM EST. No late entries will be accepted.

    HOW TO ENTER

    To be entered you MUST complete at least these 2 steps:

    1. Create a Aquariu.ms account (can create one via email address or linking a social media account) - if you already have an account, no additional new account is required.
    2. Post a reply to this thread. By doing so you agree to our Contest Rules & Disclaimers

    BONUS ENTRIES (You may only do these AFTER your initial entry)


    Bonus 1: Like Aquariu.ms (WebAquariums) on Facebook (additionally you must link your Facebook account under your Aquariu.ms' Account for verification)

    Bonus 2: Follow Aquariu.ms (WebAquariums) on Instagram (additionally you must link your Instagram account under your Aquariu.ms' Account for verification)

    Bonus 3: Follow Aquariu.ms (WebAquariums) on Twitter (additionally you must link your Twitter account under your Aquariu.ms' Account for verification)

    THE PRIZE

    One (1) grand prize winner to win a brand new hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters (est. retail value: $189 USD).

    • Includes shipping internationally as long as Amazon can deliver (or partner with a company) to deliver the package to your region.


    Aquariu.ms will select the winner via a random number generator based upon the number of all valid entries. Winners will be announced within 7 days of the contest end date. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement on this thread. In the event of Aquariu.ms not being able to contact the winner(s) and receiving a reply within 48 hours, Aquariu.ms reserves the right to draw again.

    We have a bunch of new items to go over that we have recent added, changed, or modified in their current state. We list below some of the high level changes, and are even going to show you some of the planned changes that we are currently either exploring as options, in the work of modifying/creating, or have on the to-do list once some other items get progressed more.

    Recent Changes

    • A brand new logo, icon, and social media avatar designed by Chris Y.!
    • Added a new marketplace, along with adding some additional require fields to make it easier to search and sort through that forum. Please Note: Tapatalk is unable to create a new thread in that forum due to the require fields not populating in the app.
    • Our social media platforms have been launched! Feel free to follow us, like us, or let your friends know about us! Twitter: @WebAquariums Facebook: WebAquariums Instagram: WebAquariums
    • Redesigned the categories system for articles to make it easier to sort from freshwater, saltwater, or other articles that are listed.
    • Optimized some of the elements on our page to allow for it to load faster for those of you on slower connections/mobile devices.

    Upcoming Planned Changes

    • We're testing a newsletter based system that would allow for someone who has already created an account or those who have not, to receive a monthly newsletter based on current events happening without the aquarium trade around the world.
    • Finalizing the design on our new style for the website (we'll show more previews the closer it gets to it's finalized version).
    • Adding more content in regards to fish, algae, invertebrates, corals, plants, and more! Please be patient as we are still finalizing some of the display elements to allow for photos to be placed in line with tables and text.
    • Exploring the option of having a built in apps to do calculations for items quickly, including possibly checking if a given set of species are compatible with another set.

    When offering a large selection of similar items (fish, plants, equipment, etc.), try to keep items to marketplace thread. When offering singular items, keep the thread title as specific as possible to help our members. Repetitive threads offering the same previously offered items are not allowed until the old thread is closed. Multiple threads will be closed or merged at the discretion of the administration.


    Members must be responsible in finding out where certain species are restricted. Any thread in the Marketplace category requesting or selling a restricted or endangered wild species will be deleted with no prior contact and issued an infraction. Aquariu.ms abides by all current local laws and therefore reserves the right to take such action. Failure to abide by these rules or repeat offense may be subject to penalization through temporary suspension of the forums, suspension of using the Marketplace, or may result in permanent suspension of your forum account.


    It is both the buyers and sellers obligation to ensure that species are not on the restricted species list. All local laws and restrictions are applicable and it’s the responsibility of the users of Aquariu.ms to uphold these laws.


    Items not permitted to be listed on the Marketplace include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Any sales of fraudulent or counterfeit or stolen goods
    • Any third party's copyrighted, patented, trademarked, or other proprietary righted property.
    • Any item that may violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising).
    • Any item that may be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing.
    • Any information provided that may link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this.

    Aquariu.ms cannot verify the legitimacy of all deals and are not responsible for anything posted in this forum. All transactions are done at your own risk. Failure to comply with the rules and/or requests from staff members could result in the loss of forum/board privileges. We reserve the right to restrict access to anyone without prior notification.


    In no event will Aquariu.ms or any of our affiliated sponsors be accounted for any special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of, or in connection with this agreement. Failure to comply with the rules and/or requests from our Aquariu.ms Administration could result in your loss of forum privileges and/or access. Aquariu.ms reserves the right to apply restrictions or revise these rules without prior notification.


    Aquariu.ms reserves the right to amend any of the Marketplace Terms & Conditions of Usage at any time. Such amended terms and conditions shall be effective when posted and last updated.


    Any questions or concerns please contact us.

    In this guide we will attempt to outline some basics of taking photographs and/or videos, using different techniques that are available, how to focus on getting that specific look/vibe you want to capture, and some important things to remember when photographing through glass or when working with a scene that has distinct highlights and shadows. This can be highly beneficial in order for you to capture good looking images to be used for your tank journals, or to be able to share across what the tank looks like in actual lighting.

    Due to the overwhelming nature of these Dollar Per Gallon sale events that Petco has been putting together, I have decided that it would be smart to condense all of the possible dates into one section for a future reference on when they may appear on. Although many other retailers have adopted such a sale (they may call it something else), this is when nationwide almost all Petco stores (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) have this sale going on. Normally during the middle of this sale, they will have an aquatic event, where many of their fish, plant, and decorations will also go on a massive discount for days.

    Information

    Currently, the only tank sizes that are being sold during this event for the sales price include the 10 gallons, 20 gallons, 29 gallons, while the larger tanks ranging from 40 gallons breeder, 55 gallons, 75 gallons and 90 gallons are 50% during the sale. In the past, these sales were supplied by Tetra, however, due to customer complaints, these sales moved over back to Aqueon (who was the original supplier when Petco had this sale event idea). These sales do not include any kits, and therefore the tanks that are the sales price will not include anything extra besides just the tank. Sadly due to location-wise, Hawaii and Alaska are excluded from these sales due to the shipping cost required to make it to these states.


    In more recent years it appears that other major retailers including Petsmart are also incorporating this dollar per gallon sale event into their market as well. This may or may not be due to the fact of many of these retailers having a price match guarantee, in which they will match the price of an item if it is the same brand and same size (and due to how popular Aqueon brand tanks are, they are forced to follow their policies). Check with your local retailer to see if they have such a guarantee since it is a great way to score one of these tanks if a Petco is not located near where you live.

    Event Dates

    To provide all of the dates (past, present, and future) we needed to have a way to distinguish them apart. Currently, any rumored dates will be in italics, valid and verified sale dates will be bold, and past dates will be included inside of the spoiler area below.


    Next Sale Dates: October 4 - November 1 2020

    Previous Sale Dates


    If you would like to be notified every time a new sale date is coming up, or new replies to this discussion, or more about these sales, make sure to "Follow" this topic on your forum account. You may also bookmark this page and check here frequently for any updated dates, as we will keep a visible marker when another team member has updated this topic with more information.

    For us to better help not only understand your problem that you are encountering, please give all relevant information possible. Sometimes information as simple as knowing what browser are you using can, in many cases it can lead us to a full solution for your issue(s).


    Please include information that would help understand your situation such as:

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    With all of the following information above, it makes it extremely clear on what you are trying to do and any possible issues that are preventing this. In many situations providing a screenshot when asking a question on how to use a certain feature is not required, but if you are getting any error messages then it will be highly beneficial.


    Please do not use this section for the following:

    • Any question, problem, or issue that is not relating to Aquariu.ms (anything that is not on this site is not a support problem).
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    We appreciate your cooperation, and hope that we can resolve any issue you may be experiencing rapidly!

    Welcome to Aquariu.ms! We recently just installed a brand new set of website, article, and forum software which will power our next generation platform. We thought extremely hard about all of the content that had to be shifted, posts/topics that had to be lost, and the familiar website feel that we had before - but this change provides a ton of new features that we couldn't say turn away. Plus, all of new change allows for better management in terms of the way things were stored (as beforehand everything was mixed into folders, or attachments of photos were shared for content when they can now be uploaded to our Gallery).


    The following (limited and not all examples) are now a huge possibility that we couldn't have done before but now can;

    1. Users now can sign in without having to register an account if you use a social media account (this saves a huge step that seemed to be more of an annoyance than anything).
    2. Increased notifications, better communication between members who register on the forum system, and enhanced searching (specifically, searching for terms through articles or pages that are published).
    3. Extremely fast load times with extremely small page sizes (we now only load exactly what you need based on your device type - if we can detect it) along with better responsive design to allow for it to adjust correctly for all screen sizes and resolutions.
    4. We now have a Gallery where users can upload and share all of their aquarium related photographs that they take with the rest of the world without any restrictions on who can see it.
    5. Additional enhancements that are behind the scenes (but will largely prevent spammers from being able to access the forum and post irrelevant links).
    6. Enhanced sharing of information that will allow for easier access to be able to share important information across multiple websites, forums, or social media networks.
    7. Enhanced profiles for members to be able to have their own full profile (similar to social media accounts in many senses).

    Please feel free to register an account (it takes only a matter of minutes) to unlock the full potential of the forums, allowing for you to be able to join into conversations with others, ask questions, and even answer some questions that others may have. Aren't too sure if you want to directly register or share your email address? We officially support the use of Tapatalk (search for us under "Aquariu.ms") and we also support the use of using just your social media account to avoid sharing those details across. Still not interested in join? No worries - we will always leave all our forums available to guests to read, search through the articles we have, and be able to use Aquariu.ms with no limitations (minus the extra features of being to create posts, topics, and share additional content that is).


    Registered an account and have some questions on using Aquariu.ms? Feel free to ask in our Support forum where we can answer any website related issue or experience you may be having and allow for you to enjoy the HUGE benefit in having an account with us.


    We hope that you'll take the dive in, and join the brand new Aquariu.ms community!