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As requested, a thread starter for a Frag Swap at our February 2018 Meeting at Stylaster's, I used my own previous template, so if it looks familiar...It is.

 Being a meet and greet type of gathering it seems like it would be a good time to get the old coral trades going on.

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 closing in fast, less than two weeks yeah.

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

Personally I have a ton of things I can cut if someone wants to ask for a general type of coral. For now here is a picture of some sweet zoas I have to cut before they attach to something they shouldn't. And I will add some things here once I can go and grab some pictures that don't suck.

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Not a frag, but does anyone have a use for 24W 10K T5 bulbs? I have a few unused that are collecting dust.

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Ill have a couple of frags of this to swap, show me what you got to trade in acros or cool montis

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I am looking for zoas  for my tank what do you have?  I'm also looking for recordia shrooms or any kewl shrooms.  I have cash

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15 minutes ago, lewisriverfisherman said:

I am looking for zoas  for my tank what do you have?  I'm also looking for recordia shrooms or any kewl shrooms.  I have cash

I have a frag plug with some green blue spotted discos on it that you can have. 

I've also got a cool speckled chalice, green an pink mouthed favia, 2 teal tenius frags, and a some red pavona. Also have some green cap frags, as well as some Idaho grape chunks to trade! 

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Sup sup y'all...Here's a few pieces I'll be throwing up for trade or sell:

In order:

King Midas
approx 25+ polyps $30

Sunny D's
3 polyps $15

Blue Hornets
2 polyps w/2 baby buds $20

WWC Space Monsters
5 polyps $60

Jungle Juice
apprx 15 polyps $25

Twizzlers
2 polyps $15

OG Candy Apple Reds
4 polyps w/2 baby buds $40

I will be adding more to the list as the days go on...

Possible additions:
WWC Rainbow Incinerators
Strawberry Wine
Blue Rhinos
WWC Pink Kraks
JF Asskraks
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4 hours ago, Optimusprime3605 said:

Sup sup y'all...Here's a few pieces I'll be throwing up for trade or sell:

In order:

King Midas
approx 25+ polyps $30

Sunny D's
3 polyps $15

Blue Hornets
2 polyps w/2 baby buds $20

WWC Space Monsters
5 polyps $60

Jungle Juice
apprx 15 polyps $25

Twizzlers
2 polyps $15

OG Candy Apple Reds
4 polyps w/2 baby buds $40

I will be adding more to the list as the days go on...

Possible additions:
WWC Rainbow Incinerators
Strawberry Wine
Blue Rhinos
WWC Pink Kraks
JF Asskraks
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Hey TalorHardy,  I didn't see you at the last meet. I brought a nice piece of tierra del fuego and the upscales microlados for our trade but I did not see a name tag in the crowd and the people I asked where not sure either. I presume you are attending this meet, maybe we can work something out for that a tenuis frag and another acro? When at a PNWMAS meeting you can usually spot me pretty easily. I am the old red skin, with odd hair, and no fashion sense. I will make sure to have my name tag visible this time around too.

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40 minutes ago, badxgillen said:

Hey TalorHardy,  I didn't see you at the last meet. I brought a nice piece of tierra del fuego and the upscales microlados for our trade but I did not see a name tag in the crowd and the people I asked where not sure either. I presume you are attending this meet, maybe we can work something out for that a tenuis frag and another acro? When at a PNWMAS meeting you can usually spot me pretty easily. I am the old red skin, with odd hair, and no fashion sense. I will make sure to have my name tag visible this time around too.

I totally forgot about that! I'll get some frags curing and ready for you! 

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1 hour ago, lewisriverfisherman said:

Yes please may I have one.😃

You got it! 2 more available if anyone else wants them.

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Unfortunately due to transportation issues, I won't be able to make it to this meeting. My apologies to anyone I worked out swapping frags with. I will reachout and pm those of you who I worked out deals with and find a way to meetup another time and place. 

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Well that's too bad Taylor, anybody need a tierra or a Upscales Microlados frag?

And Lewis, I got a number of zoas if you need some. Raptors Rainbows, Devils Armor, Passion Orange Guava, fire in the sky, and so many more.

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Love those Bat Signals.

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29 minutes ago, badxgillen said:

Well that's too bad Taylor, anybody need a tierra or a Upscales Microlados frag?

And Lewis, I got a number of zoas if you need some. Raptors Rainbows, Devils Armor, Passion Orange Guava, fire in the sky, and so many more.

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Love those Bat Signals.

Which are the ones in the pic Bert?  I am woefully uninformed when it comes to zoa names. 

Sorry to hear you wont make it Taylor.

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These above are devils armor and to answer the other question you had very late, I was sold the initial posts zoas to me as a blueberry fields zoa...But I had blueberry fields zoanthids already so these are a morph I believe.

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16 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Which are the ones in the pic Bert?  I am woefully uninformed when it comes to zoa names. 

Sorry to hear you wont make it Taylor.

It's quite unfortunate, I was really hoping to make this one. But I've got a close friend in a tough position, who's car just broke down, so I'm gonna get her car back on the road, and let her borrow my car today. Hope to make it to the next one! 

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11 minutes ago, Taylorhardy1 said:

It's quite unfortunate, I was really hoping to make this one. But I've got a close friend in a tough position, who's car just broke down, so I'm gonna get her car back on the road, and let her borrow my car today. Hope to make it to the next one! 

Well that is a worthy cause.  Good luck and hope you are able to make it to the next event!

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      A shout out to our own OptimusPrime, this guy is a hoot! I am hoping next time I head north I can stop by your pad to say whats up, hang out, and see your setup man. You know I am always down to talk reef.

      And now look who we have here. Left we have  BicycleBil, middle is Mark, and to the right enjoying the front row aquarium view is Albertareef. All these guys are seasoned and experienced reefers who are great to have a chat with and make for good company.

      In this picture we have starting clockwise from the left is, Gill&Fin talking with Willapa, PDXMonkeyboy, and SunCrestReef. Another circle of intelligent reef minded peoples, so many good conversations and so little time.

      This time we will start counter clock wise and go from Brian on the far right, middle is MarvkV again, center left is Our ex Prez Stylaster, and the far left is one of our BOD members Lewisfisherman.

      And we can't forget about another of our outstanding BOD Members Gumby center. A few folks made their way down from Washington for the event which I think is very cool,  I know all about making a long drive just to hang out with other fellow hobbyist..Let me tell you, these two guys are worth a drive to hang out with.

      Gill&Fin and DarkAngel enjoying the meet and greet atmosphere, it is nice to see so many smiling friendly faces here. Scenes like this become almost contagious.

      Sharklover made an appearance as well, sounds like I need to head your way when I am in that neck of the woods again. Always seems like you have a cool project going on and I want to hear more about it.
      Meanwhile, in the basement....

      Just look at this setup for his sump area! It is located bellow his display tank upstairs. Everything is in its right place and easily accessible. So Jealous of this efficient setup. I will have to take some notes for sure.

      And his frag tank...It was packed full of healthy colorful corals and I could't leave without snagging a couple frags to take home. Thank You sir may I have another!?

      Jeff from Cuttlefish and Corals on the left and Lewisfisherman on the right of the massive RODI and water mixing station.

      Snappy having a good time and picking up some nice coral frags. Thanks for the TFT purchases man, everything helps.

      Now here is a group of happy faces getting their frag on! Going clockwise again from far left we have our PNWMAS treasurer Jeremevans, BOD Albertareef, Brian, Willapa, BicycleBil, PDXMonkeyboy, and ZorroReef.

      In addition to the frag tank that PDXMonkeyboy had in his basement, he was kind enough to let the club use his coral QT for a Tanks For Teachers sale. We took donations from myself and other fellow hobbyists and sold them for proceeds to the TFT program! We pulled in a nice chunk of change thanks to the participants, you know who you are and we love you all. And we still have a number of pieces that we can work into a future TFT sale for sure.
      Finally, I would like to take a moment to thank all of those responsible for making the event a complete success!
      PDXMonkeyboy for being such a fantastic host and being generous with his time, corals, and knowledge.
      Our outstanding PNWMAS Board of Directors and Officers who work behind the scenes to bring you the forum and events that make us the reefing presence that we are.
      and lastly but not leastly, our PNWMAS club members as a whole...To whom without, there would not be the same local camaraderie that we get from sharing this group. 
      Thank You All!!!
      Reef On!!!
      And PS, I was all over the place and was unable to get photos of everyone so all apologies if I missed your shot in the thread. If anyone has some pics to add to the this one that would be great. There was a good crowd for sure.
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