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The May meeting Secrets of Reef Keeping by Richard Ross is coming up!

 And as you may or may not know there is going to be a frag swap going on at this event so now is a good time to let me get you in tune with how to have a successful coral exchange.

 

I personally recommend posting up a picture of what you have to trade and underneath it include a  list of a few things you are interested in for a trade, try to be open as the exact coral you want may not be available at the time but there are many "Fish" in the sea so keep your eyes peeled for something you didn't know you wanted. Once you have negotiated a trade with some one get their club screen name and their real world name and give them yours, this way when you are at the meeting you will be able to identify each other via name tags and the coolers at our sides.

 

As far as packaging the corals for the swap I would recommend using a small cooler or a styrofoam box for transport. Tupperware are fine if the vehicle is kept warm during travel. I would also advise double bagging the corals especially hard ones with edges or points. And it never hurts to bring a bag of extra water just in case you need it for your frags or you get something unexpected at the swap. 

 

This is also a time to Share the Love and simply give away or donate corals to those who may need something you don't, should be a decent crowd of reefers there.

 

So lets get to fragging a few corals folks, its just around the corner and you want those corals to have a bit of healing time right!? I am looking forward to this one.

 

Also Gotta give a shout out as we are also grateful to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington - Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse for providing the use of their Auditorium for these exciting events!

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Location: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington - Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse   

Address: 409 NE Anderson St, Vancouver, WA 98665 – (off  Hazel Dell Ave.)https://www.google.c...dHMDNkQ9RcIfDAL

Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Free Admission! Bring your friends!..And Frags ;)

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AAAAAWWW Sh-Zam!!! My man A.Gun comin through for me once again. What can I bring you my friend? More acros? More Zoas? More Favias...More Everything!

 

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I think I'll be able to make this one!

If this isn't the right place to post for trades, feel free to delete this and I'll post somewhere else :)

Got lots on my hunting list :)

I'm looking for:

-Darth Maul zoa, Goblins Fire, Acid Reflux, White Zombie, Fruit loops, and different agaves. I like anything I don't have and I love when the colors mix all together.

-I'm also looking for blueberry Gargonia

-torch (all colors except green, got that one covered)

-and colorful Goniopora

-acans maybe

Or whatever else you think I might like, as you can see I'm not picky as long as I don't have it haha.

And here are some pictures of stuff I have for trade or sale :)

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AAAAAWWW Sh-Zam!!! My man A.Gun comin through for me once again. What can I bring you my friend? More acros? More Zoas? More Favias...More Everything!

 

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Well hopefully I didn't speak too soon. I guess my father in law is supposed to be visiting that weekend....yikes! I'm going to try to reschedule his visit. I'll keep ya posted.

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Hey everyone,

 

Here are some of the goodies I am willing to trade. Most of them were fragged in the last couple days. Should look better in a couple weeks.

 

Two heads:

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Part of this one:

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Three duncans with about 3-5 heads each, also that zooanthid:

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Some of this birdsnest:

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I am looking for sticks of all types. Small sticks, round stick, colored sticks, sticky sticks.

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I am going to be up for the event and don't have much to trade right now, but will be looking for things to buy.  If anyone has any nice pulsing xenia I would love to get some.  Also looking for Acropora millepora and Montipora capricornis (free of nudibranchs or course).  I might be talked into other stuff as well.  

 

I do have a lot of freshwater fish I could trade if anyone has any non saltwater tanks they are looking to add new fish to and I have some amazing Bettas.  

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I have some extra things that I will be bringing, if you are just starting out I am sure that I could throw you a frag or two as a tank warming gift.

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It's looking to be a good swap, I will be bringing some monti packs and some zoas in addition to the favia action.

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Will try to make it. My better half is having surgery tomorrow so it will depend on how she feels if I will make it. If I can I will be looking to buy some easy to care for things. Lol oh was just reminded I'm moving tanks this weekend. Ok along with the surgery and moving tanks I will try to be there....

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I will bring some softies just in case you show up, do you have any mushroom corals up for trade by chance?

 

And Paratore, is there any chance I could snag a little piece of that superman stag?

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If your asking me if I have some mushrooms to trade unfortunately I don't I had a meltdown in the tank with a ton of my mushrooms all the sudden bleaching/making a run for it or just plain melting. I know that my heater died and I had no idea so my water was cold (below 72)for sometime..and the cat had chewed the cord to the temp probe so I didn't realize it. That's why I'm moving the tank since it basically crashed and I want to changed it up.

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I will bring some softies just in case you show up, do you have any mushroom corals up for trade by chance?

 

And Paratore, is there any chance I could snag a little piece of that superman stag?

I still owe you the superman and lavender mint sarmentosa for the Cali tort and bam Bams you gave me! So of course I have a frag for you! Still not 100% sure I'll make it...again.... I'm buying a truck this weekend and need my dads help getting it. She's a broken truck lol and I need to use his trailer. Anyways if I can't make it, I'll bring your frags back to corvallis this weekend :)

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I got 2 polyps of each of these available:

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I also have montipora and acro frags ready.Looking for new and exciting zoas for my collection.

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Got the holding tank ready and making some final cuts for this weekend, I really hope we see some coral diversity between the participants.

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I imagine Robert and I will have the tank up at or before 1:30 pm.

 

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Can't wait to see those corals!

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What kind of corals are you looking for Karen? I have some zoas cut already, maybe a tiny baby sarco?

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What kind of corals are you looking for Karen? I have some zoas cut already, maybe a tiny baby sarco?

 

Zoas would be awesome. I'm not sure what a Saco is , but if its easy to care for  sounds good !

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Sarco is short for Sarcophyton Toadstool Leather coral, not the most desirable coral but a softy and easy to keep.

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Toadstools are great for school tanks. I got some nice ricordias from Steve that he gave me that I could pass along to the school.

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Sarco is short for Sarcophyton Toadstool Leather coral, not the most desirable coral but a softy and easy to keep.

 

That would be perfect.

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Toadstools are great for school tanks. I got some nice ricordias from Steve that he gave me that I could pass along to the school.

 

Thank you!

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If anyone has a few softies to donate to the McBride school tank it would be much appreciated :)

I will bring you some zoas KKnight!

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    • By badxgillen
      Well folks, we have some exciting news about this months meeting!!!
      On Saturday July 22, PNWMAS will be making the annual trip out to the Hatfield Marine Science Center but this year we are shaking things up with a change in the routine. Sid , the director at the MHSC, is going to take us through the building and into the west wing of the science center to give us a hands on animal health work up and exam, he says that there are at least two other animals for this workshop. Now I personally do not know what "fish/animals" these will be but I know I can learn a thing or two about diagnosis and treatment so this will be extremely educational.
       I have to also mention that I Love these trips out to the science center, they are always a Blast, and for a few reasons. Let me explain...
      Reason #1- Super Geek Out! Sid is a specialist in his fields and is a wonderful person to ask questions and get information from. There has not been a time talking with this man that I did not learn something new, from the sounds of it we are about to get to the nitty gritty in the fish health exam. And lets not forget that this is a Marine Science Center!!! So much to do and see, there are several impressive displays last time I was in and a few hands on demos with a nice touch tank near the front lobby area.
      Reason #2- The Coast! The beach, the seafood, and the sea life! These are all things that should be on ones agenda when heading West to our Pacific Ocean. Late July should be for some pretty decent weather too so more reason to come out and join us. I might even bring my flip flops and do a little beach combing with you.
      Reason #3- Us PNWMAS crew, we will all be there not only during the presentation but afterwards as well to have a nice social gathering. Last year many of us ate at a local fish house together but this year we are doing our best to work out a location for a possible BBQ so stay tuned on that folks. It's gonna be fun in the sun with your favorite club.
      Here are some meeting details below....
      Hatfield Marine Science Center  - Visitor Center
      2030 SE Marine Science Drive 
      Newport, Oregon 97365-5296

      We suggest arriving at 10:30 AM since the actual demonstration will begin at 11:00AM. Come on out and take a look at the operations and educational facilities at HMSC.
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