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As promised, a thread starter for a Frag Swap at our December Meeting, I used my own previous template, so if it looks familiar...It is.

Some of you may have heard that the December Holiday meeting coming up.

In addition to the gift exchange and raffle there will be another one of those fine frag swaps we put on every few months.

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. QT Aquariums are best but good old Revive, Coral RX, Melafix, Iodine, or Bayer will do much better at prevention than nothing.

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 not too far off now, about one month yeah.

So Let's see em folks,  Whatcha Got!? Corals that is!

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I can get us started here, in addition to the zoas,montis, acros, mushrooms, softies, LPS, and things I have that I can cut I have also fragged a number of encrusting corals that I find interesting. Such as, but not limited too...

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This Golden Basket encrusting Goniopora I temporarily forgot the name too.

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Jason Fox Grassy Fields Stylo

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Lucky Charms Cyphastrea

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Mine Field Cyphastrea

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ORA Kelly Green Psamacora

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Pumpkin Pie Psamacora

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Lemon Lime Psamacora

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Another Blue Psamacora, 

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ORA Supernatural

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Still got some Devils Armors up for grabs and...

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Aquamans AKA Aleles Blue

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Blueberry Fields

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Flame SKirts

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Old School Event Horizons AKA Mohawks.

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Red Oxides

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And I even have a Shazam or two I can cut.

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 The Neon Green Pocilipora has gotta come apart, this was taken under super blue LEDs, sorry folks.

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And various Acroporas like this Microlados need trimming again.

I can add more to this later for sure, especially if someone want to give a shout out as to what kinds of corals they are looking for, give me a variety and I will post what I am willing to cut that falls into that genus/species..And I suppose I am looking for anything I do not have and that is comparable to what is wanted from me on my end.

 

And here is a link to some other things I may part with via my facebook as to not bog down the thread with too much unnecessary clutter.

https://www.facebook.com/bert.gillen/media_set?set=a.999764476708656.1073741832.100000253400124&type=3

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Bert can I bring you a 5-10 eye OME?  That Tierra del Fuego and red planet I got from you are doing well.  

I am on a livestock moratorium for a while until I'm happier with my overall QT situation but will have a few good frags to share.  My aussie blasto colony continues to drip heads so there will definitely be a couple of those.  

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Lots of cool stuff there Bert!  Love the Jason Fox stylo, minefield cyphastrea and blue psamacora (I like blue things)   Lots of nice zoas as well.  BTW - did that little acro frag I gave you survive?  If not, remind me to cut you another as I want to make sure that gets into a competent person's hands :D

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Nice stuff Bert! If you can Frag the Shazam I’ll take one :) along with Oxides and ORA Supernatural please :) I’ll post up what I have for trade soon!


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Youcallmenny- You can twist my arm and I will take that Mummy Eye off your hands, we can always get you some more goodies when your tank is rockin and rollin again.

Albertareef- The litttle guy was looking pretty haggard after the long trip home that day/night but he might just hang in there...Now that I am thinking about it I better go and check on it.

Paratore- I already have a couple Shazamscalled for but I will slice you a polyp or two if I can for sure, I will also get you some of the oxides and Supernatural.

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I'm planning to have stuff to sell (not sure if this would be the right place to post it?).. need to put some money back in the bank after all the damage we've done lately!

I'll have some zoas including CB Pink Diamonds and JF Bloodshots, some yumas, maybe some JF Burning Banana, and we'll see what else.


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17 hours ago, badxgillen said:

Youcallmenny- You can twist my arm and I will take that Mummy Eye off your hands, we can always get you some more goodies when your tank is rockin and rollin again.

Albertareef- The litttle guy was looking pretty haggard after the long trip home that day/night but he might just hang in there...Now that I am thinking about it I better go and check on it.

Paratore- I already have a couple Shazamscalled for but I will slice you a polyp or two if I can for sure, I will also get you some of the oxides and Supernatural.

Let me know and I can try and get you another piece.  That one had a rough time even before it got to you so I wouldn't be surprised if it gave up the ghost.

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I'm planning to have stuff to sell (not sure if this would be the right place to post it?).. need to put some money back in the bank after all the damage we've done lately!

I'll have some zoas including CB Pink Diamonds and JF Bloodshots, some yumas, maybe some JF Burning Banana, and we'll see what else.


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Could you upload a pic of your JF Bloodshots. I lost mine a while back and would love to get more.


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Could you upload a pic of your JF Bloodshots. I lost mine a while back and would love to get more.


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Sure, it's a crappy iPhone pic through an orange filter, but here you go! Burning Banana and Pink Diamonds also making an appearance



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Finally got a rough count on all my zoas. Here is a list of Frags I’ve got available. They are either for trade or sale. Looking for other high end zoas, anemones or stuff with color that can’t be beat lol :)

WCC Blue ice
Green Bay packers
WWC pink kraks
Blue rhino
OG vamps
JF askraks
Candy Apple Reds
Utter chaos
Bam bam
My clementines
CNC Hot Lips (aka BigR butt kraks)
Dragons eyes
Eye of raw
Blueberry fields
Gobstopper
Rastas
Orange Passion Guavas
WCC Silver dragons
King Midas
BBEBs
Magicians
Red people eater
Iron mans
Hawaiians
Armageddon’s
Scrambled eggs
Sunrise Sakuras
JKR Crab Nebulas
Punk Rockers
TPA Green Galaxys (aka shadows)
WCC Blue Che
Sunny D
Nuclear green
LC petroglyphs
ASD Arch Mage
Tyree Orange Rainbow
Blue eyed girls
Kiwis
Seductions (maybe)
Butt munchers (maybe)
Couple other cool wilds

Also have some different shrooms.

Here are a few pictures. Pm if you was specific pictures. ae988f7691b5172361ea85091f71b899.jpgb27069149959e7095be5c2cf01d73a34.jpge8ee2c77a5d704505ab9b0d2e921c90e.jpg


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38 minutes ago, youcallmenny said:

 You get extra sunbursts yet?  :)

I see a lonely one up in the corner of that frag tank!  Maybe it has your name on it?

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I see a lonely one up in the corner of that frag tank!  Maybe it has your name on it?


Haha good eye! But I don’t have any for sale yet. That one is by itself because I’m running an experiment to see how lighting affects their coloration. ATI T5 vs Radion :)


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1 minute ago, Paratore said:

 


Haha good eye! But I don’t have any for sale yet. That one is by itself because I’m running an experiment to see how lighting affects their coloration. ATI T5 vs Radion :)


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I think you should run an experiment to see how being in my tank affects their coloration 😁

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I think you should run an experiment to see how being in my tank affects their coloration

Lol you guys crack me up


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Better start feeding that thing heavy,  it's your golden goose!

Trust me, they eat better than I do

 

 

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I am going to frag some.zoas but just so i know, the frag swap is happening at the holiday party at kennedy school? or is this a different event?

thanks!

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34 minutes ago, pdxmonkeyboy said:

I am going to frag some.zoas but just so i know, the frag swap is happening at the holiday party at kennedy school? or is this a different event?

thanks!

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At the party but there won’t be a tank (for obvious reasons). You going to make it?

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Bumping this up :) anyone looking to do some trades? I’m looking for any high end (colorful) LPS, montis or zoas for my collection :)


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So to make sure I have everyone and everything in order I have...

OptimusPrime--for 1 Shazam zoa.

Paratore--for 1 Shazam, oxides, and ORA Supernatural monti.

Sasquatch-- for Mohawks Zoas.

Exodus-- Orbits, Blond Blue Eyed Bithes, purple tipped hammer.

Gumby --  Mine Field Cyphastrea, Pink and Golds, Blonde Blue Eyed Bithes,OG Alien Eye, Pink Panther, and Mango chalices.

Stylaster--Dragon Scale Chalice

Am I missing anyone here?

 

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