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Saturday March 12th is the day for out next PNWMAS Meeting 1:00PM. A Meet and Greet will be hosted by Vis and I think that this will be a perfect opportunity to do another frag swap. You know the drill, bring a cooler, Styrofoam, or good Tupperware full of your tradeable coral frags and see about exchanging one or two with a fellow member for something you don't have.

 

You can use this thread or start up another to make a more organized exchange. I like to see what people want or have to trade ahead of time to make things easier but I also come with a few surprises too just in case.

 

This is a great way to snag some corals, save some cash, and make some friends. You can learn a lot from some one who has successfully kept and propagated a certain specimen.

 

Also a good time to help out a new guy with that coral that just doesn't fit into you tank any more.

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I am hoping to find some new gems at the March Meet and Greet.Here's what I have:

 

Z's and P's

 

 

BLUEBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

FIRE AND ICE

MIND BLOWING

DEVILS ARMOR

TRYEE BLUE EYED GIRLS

MARY JANE'S

NUCLEAR WINTERS

SPECKLED/RING OF FIRE

 

SPS

 

Larry Jackson's Tri Color

Montipora Foliosa

Unknown 4 colored table

Rufus Blue

California Tort 1"

 

I am looking for corals with natural white coloration.Other than that I am open to any reasonable offers.Feel free to request pics or shoot me a PM.The meet is less than 1 week away,so don't delay.

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I'll take the Mary Janes if possible. And I'll throw up a what I have for trade later today or tonight when I can do a drive by our frag tank.

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Speaking of trades,here's some pics.

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The mother colony table.In anyone else's tank the new growth is lavender with white polyps.The base is good old brown with a Kelly green overlay,Brown polyps.

 

Zoas in my sump.Not the actual frags.

 

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Upper right-Devil's Armor Far right-Blue Berry Fields Forever

Center- Mary Jane's. Single polyp on circular plug is a Gobbstopper.

Lower Left-Fire and Ice. Lower Right-Three Blue Eyed Girls

 

 

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I have a 3 polyp frag of these Speckled/Ring of Fire zoas.^

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Ok so would like to trade for polyps i don't have. Available for trade list is..

 

2plp PPE

2plp Raptor Rainbow

3plp Night Crawlers

1 frag of Reverse Superman Monti

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Well I don't have anything to trade but I will bring some gsp I'm thinning out my softy tank and some pulsing xenia, for anyone to have. I should be there around 1ish

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Got a few polyps of juggernauts. Anyone interested in trading? Looking for a nice sps piece.

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I will be looking for some easy to try sticks and a few zoa if anyone has some for sale or just plain thinning out and want to give away.

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Beginner easy SPS $5/frag:

Bird's of Paradise

Pink Bird's Nest

Encrusting Montipora

Green Slimmer

Purple Stylophora

 

Let me know if anyone want me to bring some.

 

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Bringing this zoa for trade, not sure the name. It's still recovering from insufficient light so it doesn't look the best

 

 

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Meetings tomorrow!!!!

Lets get a nice exchange going on, I can bring some trades if the G.O. frags don't hog up the cooler.

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I will be looking for some easy to try sticks and a few zoa if anyone has some for sale or just plain thinning out and want to give away.

. I have some zoas that you can have. I am not making the meeting. I don't get out much. So not sure how I can get them to you. Some are just brown some are nice. None that I am willing to give away are the high end ones.
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