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Some of you may have heard that the May meeting coming up is being held at the North West Aquatics breeding facility in Tangent Oregon.

In addition to the presentation, tour, and raffle there will be another one of those fine frag swaps we put on every few months. Colby, who runs the facility, has mentioned he could facilitate our club with some electricity and some water, so we figured why not setup the small frag tank for the swap. Miles and I will be bringing in a setup to keep your corals fresh and looking good for those of you who want to do your trading out of the bag.

If you would like, you can do your trading on the fly by just bringing by a few pieces and hoping that some one will have a desirable coral you want...Or better yet, you can post up what you have to trade and work out a preemptive exchange here on the forums, that method always works best for me. You can feel free to use this thread to post your trade-ables in or start a thread of your own.

But First, let me get you some of Bert's basis tips for success here.

1.) make an attempt to have a fragment of reasonable size and health and try and get things cut and ready a few days to a week ahead of time to have the wounds healed up for the exchange. And double/triple check for pest invertebrates or algaes before sending your corals out, we try to keep invasives to a minimum here...And once you get your frags home, just in case, always acclimate the specimens then dip the corals before you put them into your personal aquarium.

2.) Try to package your corals appropriately. This can mean not putting a spiny coral like birds nest into a thin dollar store bag or not utilizing insulation on an extended cold or warm trip. Try a small cooler or Styrofoam. If you can't find either of these and the destination is a long distance, keep the vehicle air conditioned or heated appropriately. As far as packaging goes you can double bag and use thicker mil plastics, or something else like a Tupperware or specimen container. I have even used washed out yogurt or cottage cheese containers that stack well inside the coolers. Just use something that will work, nothing like losing a nice and colorful animal because the bag got too cold and leaked all the water out on the way home.

3.)Do your best to be courteous and fair to one another by not take advantage of each others ignorance or generosity. These are people of all levels in the hobby so give them the benefit of your knowledge and experience instead of the cold shoulder. And speaking of generosity, that giving nature has always been smiled upon here at PNWMAS and pay it forward tends comes back around these parts.

Well, the meeting is only two weeks away so we got to get the ball rolling people,

I'll get us started.

Twilight Dragon Needs a trimmin

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I am chopping a few pieces off of my Microlados so if anyone needs one say so. I will also have some other SPS and zoas available for trade... I need to follow my own advice here and cut some things up so they can heal.

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Hey Bert - I still don't have anything mature enough to frag for trade but would love to have pieces of the twilight and the microclados if you are willing to take some cash instead. No worries if not - one of these days I will actually have something that needs trimming!  Of course, you will probably have it already ?

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Hey Bert I would be interested in trading you for the microlados

 

I have CNC halo, nice mystic sunset monti frag, Sunrise tenius, sexy corals strawberry shortcake milli

 

sorry no pictures working today!

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30 minutes ago, Emerald525 said:

Hey Bert I would be interested in trading you for the microlados

 

I have CNC halo, nice mystic sunset monti frag, Sunrise tenius, sexy corals strawberry shortcake milli

 

sorry no pictures working today!

Nice list Kim!

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Okay, I will bring the microlados and the twilight. Let me see if something else needs to get cut back...And I am not too sure if I have seen the CNC Halo?

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20 hours ago, Emerald525 said:

Hey Bert I would be interested in trading you for the microlados

 

I have CNC halo, nice mystic sunset monti frag, Sunrise tenius, sexy corals strawberry shortcake milli

 

sorry no pictures working today!

Hi Kim:

I have some gorgonians that Sirena might. I'm looking for Zoas in trade.

Do you have the "grube's" gorgonian? That's a nice hardy one. I've got a rusty orange (not really that orange) one that is pretty hardy and nice too. Plus a bunch I don't know the names of.

Andy

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Hey Miles - looks like your new frag setup is performing well!  What is at the front left in that third pic?

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Here are some I can frag or have frags.

Purple/blue with some green stag (large)
Purple Stylo (large)
Unknown green with purple tip acro (large)
Forest Fire Monti (large)
Rainbow in Spain (small)

Let me know if there's any interest.
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4 hours ago, albertareef said:

Hey Miles - looks like your new frag setup is performing well!  What is at the front left in that third pic?

I don't have a name for it, but it tricolor rings bell. Bert would probably better be able to ID it.

I'll make a frag of it tonight if you want it. You can bring anything you feel is worth the trade. No worries.

2 hours ago, danlu_gt said:

I would be interested in this tenius.

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Ok. I'll bring it. It's a tad small (the one on the front), but it is the same. I wouldn't expect anything in return because of the size, but a chunk of a small piece of the 3,4 or 5 would be cool. It's really your choice. I'm not picky. I'll even throw in my recent amino acid recipe for you to try. Been using it for ~two weeks now.

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8 hours ago, Lexinverts said:

Hi Kim:

I have some gorgonians that Sirena might. I'm looking for Zoas in trade.

Do you have the "grube's" gorgonian? That's a nice hardy one. I've got a rusty orange (not really that orange) one that is pretty hardy and nice too. Plus a bunch I don't know the names of.

Andy

Do you have pictures? There are some that do well for her and others not as well.

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4 hours ago, milesmiles902 said:

I don't have a name for it, but it tricolor rings bell. Bert would probably better be able to ID it.

I'll make a frag of it tonight if you want it. You can bring anything you feel is worth the trade. No worries.

Thanks Miles but don't worry about it right now. Still trying to get things grown out to the point of being fraggable (if that is a word). Maybe I can hit you up when I actually have something I can trade. (Fingers crossed). I do have a really nice piece of Tierra del Fuego - I'm sure Brian wouldn't mind if I traded it away while I'm babysitting it (just checking to see if he's paying attention) ?

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13 hours ago, albertareef said:

Thanks Miles but don't worry about it right now. Still trying to get things grown out to the point of being fraggable (if that is a word). Maybe I can hit you up when I actually have something I can trade. (Fingers crossed). I do have a really nice piece of Tierra del Fuego - I'm sure Brian wouldn't mind if I traded it away while I'm babysitting it (just checking to see if he's paying attention) ?

I already fragged it. Don't worry.

20 hours ago, danlu_gt said:

 


I would be interested in this tenius.

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I cut a bigger frag. I kind of felt guilty giving you that small one.

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I cut a bigger frag. I kind of felt guilty giving you that small one.


My rainbow in Spain is kinda small frag too cause of it's thin branches. I'll bring you frags of other 2 you like.

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Newcomer here.  Is it inappropriate to trade cash for members' frags at the swap meets?  By the way, "inappropriate" was hardly ever used thirty years ago.  Now, the word seems ubiquitous.

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If you let some of us know what kind of coal you are looking for I am sure a few of us could bring a frag or two to throw your way as a pay it forward kinda thing.

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Thanks Mr. Bad X,

Don't know what I need, let alone what I want.  Thanks so much for your offer.  I think I will sit back at the meeting/swap and watch all the action.  That way, I will be in a better position to participate once I can get some corals growing instead of receding. 

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I also have some Idaho Grape Montipora for free or trade. I'm not sure what size I can break off but I see some easy sections I can break off.
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Tomorrow is the day! I am bringing two microlados and one twilight dragon yes?

Anything else on demand or just bring a variety of things for the swap? 

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58 minutes ago, badxgillen said:

Tomorrow is the day! I am bringing two microlados and one twilight dragon yes?

Anything else on demand or just bring a variety of things for the swap? 

Let me know what I owe you for those Bert - I think one of the microlados and the twilight are per my request but I may have lost track in the thread at some point.

Thanks!

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I hope everybody has there cooler packed and ready to go, it's about time to get loaded up to head out to the meeting...And yes Albertareef, I have those two acro frags for you here.

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