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The January PNWMAS meeting is coming up, and as you may or may not know, we are rocking the first new year bash at our BOD member Gill&Fin's.

Holly has been kind enough to setup a separate tank to house corals in to facilitate a proper frag swap, how exciting! So I am thinking 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.

 

You can feel free to post up your trades here or start another thread up of your own, the choice is yours.

 

Whats that, you want to see mine first?

Okay, here's a little peak...

 

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Idaho Grape Montipora Capricornus

 

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Dainty Pocilipora

 

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Super Blue STag

 

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Alelis Blue AKA Aqua Man

I will update this list with more things I have that need a pruning and a few smaller ones that can tolerate a "trim".

I am just looking for things I do not have, right now I am really liking chalices and brains but like I said I am open to ALL kinds...Lets see what you all got going on!

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Bert - Where'd you get that blue stag?  I got the exact same one from the Wilsonville TPA.  Super nice piece.  Yours is beautiful.

 

I've got a few things I could bring if anyone is interested.  

 

First up are several frags of JF Jack-O-Lantern Leptoseris (The ORA Green Birdsnest are up for grabs too if anyone wants it for some reason):

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A few frags of Oregon Mummy Eye:

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Aussie Blastomussa Welsi:

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Here's the mother colony of the blasto's since the frags are small.  Interesting note: I didn't frag this.  The mother colony "dripped" these off.  I glued them to plugs and they grew into new colonies.  Neat!

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Nice write up Bert!

I know I'll be picking up some goodies from you Bert. I message you later.

Youcallmenny-- put me down for a frag of JF Jack-O-lantern, Mummy Eye and a blasto! I'll message you later to work out a trade :)

 

Once I get home I'll break out the new DSLR and try to get some pictures of stuff I've got for trade!!

 

 

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Could I trade you for a frag of the Jack O Lantern.

 

Sure you still got any of the tierra del fuego or some pretty acro? I'm also looking for any favia/favites/euphyllia.  Just something pretty that I don't already have would be nice.

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Nice write up Bert!

I know I'll be picking up some goodies from you Bert. I message you later.

Youcallmenny-- put me down for a frag of JF Jack-O-lantern, Mummy Eye and a blasto! I'll message you later to work out a trade :)

 

Once I get home I'll break out the new DSLR and try to get some pictures of stuff I've got for trade!!

 

 

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For sure.  Probably could deal with this when we meet up for the gyre. 

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For sure. Probably could deal with this when we meet up for the gyre.

Sounds good! And I saw your looking for Euphyllia, I've got a bunch haha. A few colors and types. I'll pm you.

 

 

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Not a big chalice guy but the OME has always been a favorite of mine...............what are you after? I am sure I can find something :laugh:

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Not a big chalice guy but the OME has always been a favorite of mine...............what are you after? I am sure I can find something :laugh:

I'm a big fan of acans in addition to the above mentioned stuff. I dunno, just something pretty that I don't already have basically. I'll put a good one aside for you!

 

Edit: hey I was looking at your tank and was wondering if you could get a head off that dendro? That'd be a cool option if at all possible.

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I'm a big fan of acans in addition to the above mentioned stuff. I dunno, just something pretty that I don't already have basically. I'll put a good one aside for you!

 

Edit: hey I was looking at your tank and was wondering if you could get a head off that dendro? That'd be a cool option if at all possible.

 

I have acans and the dendro is of limits.........all the heads are maybe 1/8th inch if that.......I don't want to risk it. I bought it as one a year ago and now have 4 babies popping off.......some day maybe.

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So far, I would like a dainty pocillipora and two aussie blastos.  These have been on my wish list.  Also looking for euphyllias as someone mentioned above.  And still looking for easy, breezy frags, so don't be ashamed to post the "weeds", cuz I may want them.  I would take an ORA birdsnest, but I already have two frags of these.  Actually ORA birdsnest are one of the prettiest SPS corals IMO.

 

I don't have frags to trade, my current tank is only a few months old.  Just have some paper with dead presidents to trade :-).

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Sounds good. I guess it looked bigger than it is in the pictures.

 

The main one is big its just t he off shoots are small right now.

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Haha no worries. Just whatever you're comfortable trading. Acans are always an easy answer for me.

 

I can bring you some birds nest just for fun and I also have some hammers or frog spawn too.

Do you have any birds of paradise or ponape birds nest? I'd happily trade the jackolantern for one of those!

 

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Very generous of you, sounds like a deal! Thanks Bert!

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I can bring you both kinds for sure, I also have the ORA Guttatus and the ORA Hyacinth nests...And I am pretty sure I got that Blue Stag from Arson a while back.

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Tomorrow I'll have pics up of trade/sale stuff. I've got about 6 kinds of Euphyllia (frammer, hammer, frogspawn, and torch varieties), two kinds of acans, so many zoas, a few shrooms, teal candy cane, and orange/green monti cap. Pics to come! I can't wait to mess around with my DSLR so stay tuned!

 

 

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I can bring you both kinds for sure, I also have the ORA Guttatus and the ORA Hyacinth nests...And I am pretty sure I got that Blue Stag from Arson a while back.

 

Thank you!  Much appreciated.

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Broke out the new DSLR and took some "fancy" pics in the frag tank for the first time. Some of these pics are of mother "colonies" and others are frags. Regardless, I have frags of everything pictured :)

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Not pictured (will upload more later)

-orange monti cap

-green monti cap

-dragons eyes

-kiwis

-sunny D

-Punk Rockers

-blue eyed girls

-gobstoppers

-BBEB

-frogspawn (green)

-hammer(green/purple)

-Frammer(teal, green with purple tip)

-shrooms (orange, green, purple)

More to come.....

 

I'm looking for zoas I don't have mostly but open to other things. If you want a specific list, reference my ~WTB: Zoa!!!!~ post in the classified threads :) I'm also open to just selling corals because I know not everyone has stuff to trade. PM and we can go from there!

 

Thanks for looking,

Cody

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Thanks Bert! Pretty happy with how my zoas have been looking lately :) just gotta work on my camera skills!

 

 

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Here are some more corals I've got for trade :)8535d34c25d4569cd6f9cf2470807ea0.jpgc3cc7c632ae06a3ea084e3177b81efbe.jpge76c246003cb58fd405d50185ee22feb.jpg6a83f3e6c7884f86c47dda82fc1f66ea.jpg8e4821a360a499ee54278a30efe27857.jpg

 

 

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      Here we are, back at the good ole Hatfield Marine Science Center. I am starting to have very good memories from attending the PNWMAS meets and getting to meet some of the good people behind making it the special place it is.
      Lets take a peek inside..

      Right after the front desk and greeted by the overtly talkative old timer you get a visual overload of things to look at first of which is the tide pool replica touch systems that are full of colorful wild inverts of all shapes, sizes,  and colors.


      In these pics I only captured a couple anemones and urchins but there was several mollusks such as muscles and snails as well as a Huge sea cucumber of sorts that had to be as big as my fore arm.

      Lots of educational displays to accommodate the the many aquariums, bones/fossils, replicas, and interactive demos. Looks like Albertareef and Jeremyeveans found the tropical reef area.

      Can't leave without taking a look at the tank with the PNWMAS corals.

      The devils hand and the Plerogyra is going into beast mode. I kinda wanted to ask about a frag of the table acro in the center but I had nothing on me to trade, maybe next time. The Capricornus also had an interesting growth pattern to it, some big colonies in there now.
      The majority of the aquariums are temperate/coldwater tanks that house all types of fish and invertebrates.


      In addition to the tropical and cold water systems there are a few fresh water things going on too.

      All with their own educational or artistic value. There was even a new Rio Negro south american tank on display full of discus, pencil fish, and nice rummy nose & cardinal tetras. 


      and for those of you who have not visited the HMSC before or it has been a little while make sure you do. The pictures provided by myself and others do not do justice to the facilities well kept aquariums livesstock and the educational interativities...Okay Okay, I will get to the demo.
      This year was very different from the usual behind the scenes tours we have had in the past at HMSC. Right off the bat we were diverted into the west wing of the science center and into the animal health area containing a quarantine and treatment facility made for housing various marine specimens both tropical and cold water. There are very large pump buildings that pull water from out the Newport coast here and bring it through plumbing into the various holding tanks for efficient clean salt water on demand.

      You probably all know Sid from the Hatfield Marine Science Center, AKA Intothemystic, and introducing his assistant Mallory.
       
       
       
    • 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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