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    OKTOBERFEST | Reader Giveaway

    When I started glassbox-design.com in January I didn’t expect too much. A few readers. A place off the beaten path to discuss topics such as Carbon Dosing, International Aquaria, and Rare fish. 225 posts later and it has evolved into much more thanks to you loyal readers. Now it’s time to give back to you […]

    When I started glassbox-design.com in January I didn’t expect too much. A few readers. A place off the beaten path to discuss topics such as Carbon Dosing, International Aquaria, and Rare fish. 225 posts later and it has evolved into much more thanks to you loyal readers. Now it’s time to give back to you guys.

    The hobby of Marine Aquaria is heating up… the summer reef doldrums are now officially over, so how about some free stuff? Thanks to some gracious sponsors Oktoberfest extends here with some great gifts:


    What you have to do

    Regular Prizes (ReVive, Aquavitro, Seachem)

    • Leave a comment on any post during the month of October. The more you post, the more you are entered to win. 

    Premium Prizes (Pixel Death Custom Blog, Vortech MP40…)

    • Spread the word about glassboox-design.com, post a fresh link on a website, forum, blog etc.
    • Leave a comment on this post, or send us an e-mail, with the link you shared included in the message.
    • Those who provide us with a link they have shared will automatically be included for the Regular Prizes.

    Follow up posts to come with more detail on the prizes.

    OKTOBERFEST Contest Rules

    The contest ends October 31st. Winners will be drawn by a random number generator and notified via e-mail. Be sure to use your valid e-mail when leaving a comment. 

    Personal hobbyists only, no Commercial / Businesses. For dry goods, only those living in the USA are eligible. If you are one of our international readers please let us know, as you are still eligible for the Pixel Death Custom Blog.

    Thank you to all the Oktoberfest Sponsors for their generosity. 


    If your company would like to participate in Oktoberfest, e-mail us and we can provide you with more information.

    Additional Terms and Conditions:

    By participating, entrants agree to abide by the following rules. Giveaway is void where prohibited. Claimants under 18 years of age are prohibited from entering the giveaway. Giveaways are restricted to claimants of age 18 years or over.  Failure to claim a reward or other giveaway item within 15 days of notification will make any claim invalid. Giveaway rewards and other giveaway items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. Glassbox-Design.com reserves the right in their sole discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the giveaway or for any other reason Glassbox-Design.com deems appropriate and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) on this website and/or other printed materials) or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the giveaway materially affecting the result of the giveaway or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; (d) to cancel the giveaway or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond Glassbox-Design.com’s reasonable control. Winner’s agree that Glassbox-Design.com will not have any liability what so ever, and will be held harmless by winner for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or inderectly, from acceptance, possession, misues, or use of the giveaway prizes, or participating in the giveaway. Glassbox-Design.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend this sweepstakes should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Glassbox-Design.com corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest.


    1. October 1, 2008 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

      congrats on your increasing success 🙂

    2. MR294
      October 1, 2008 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

      This site just keeps getting better 😀

    3. richie
      October 1, 2008 at 10:11 PM | Permalink

      I’ve been reading through your site for awhile now and while this post is rather self-serving, I just wanted to say I appreciate the articles put up here.

    4. October 2, 2008 at 10:20 AM | Permalink

      Hi Richie,

      Thanks for stopping by. Although it may appear self serving, we need a way for the sponsors of the giveaway to feel they’re getting their money’s worth via more exposure and to differentiate among the upper level prizes. A comment takes no more than a minute and now you have the chance to win something. Post a link and make us aware and you have the chance to win a Vortech MP40 or a $1,000 custom website. I think it’s quite fare and everyone wins.

      By advocating comments and responses from our readers it also gives us feedback. For example, I believe this is your first comment on the site and now we know your opinion and it will be put into consideration for future posts.

    5. jim
      October 2, 2008 at 1:28 PM | Permalink

      I said it before and I will say it again I love this site, I hope to see you at Reef-A-Palooza next week at the OC in So Cal.

    6. h2o NaCl guy
      October 3, 2008 at 2:39 PM | Permalink

      this site is sick! e-mail sent fingrs crossed for vortech!

    7. October 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

      Good luck to everybody – looking forward to creating an amazing website for that one lucky reader;)

    8. Jess
      October 4, 2008 at 12:48 PM | Permalink

      What an awesome giveaway! Besides, it’s always neat to watch what’s up and coming with reef design.

    9. October 6, 2008 at 7:42 AM | Permalink

      Your site is awesome. Now i can learn more about other hardcore international hobbyists, in English!

      Wish some of the pics could be enlarged or are bigger to begin with. I’m kinda blind but i like to look at all the details, LOL.


    10. Rob
      October 6, 2008 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

      This is where I come now for all my info. Keep up the good work!

    11. Jack
      October 13, 2008 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

      Seriously this site is the best! You’ve got mail.

    12. alex
      October 16, 2008 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

      keep up the good work on this website. i love the look and feel of it and the summaries you post of new products.

      here’s a link I posted from RC:


    13. Brandon Taylor
      October 18, 2008 at 10:24 PM | Permalink

      It is always good to see when a person’s passion is able to bloom and develop into something more. I hope this site continues to grow and that you continue to share your reefing experiences.

    14. Kenyon
      October 23, 2008 at 12:13 AM | Permalink

      This site is Awesome. Honestly, the Best site out there. I wish you the best of luck with your success.

      Keep it up!

    15. October 27, 2008 at 9:08 AM | Permalink

      Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 Just started reading the site and it looks great.

    16. gregory box
      November 5, 2008 at 11:45 PM | Permalink

      Eric it was a plesure to meet you and i been reading your site this evening i love it, very informative keep up the good work!!

    17. Richie
      November 6, 2008 at 9:56 PM | Permalink

      Just came back to this post, I meant *my* post was self-serving (up’d my post count), sorry for the confusion ;).

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