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As requested, a thread starter for a Frag Swap at our May 2018 Meeting at Golden Basket 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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Bert put me down for a mummy eye and a nice chunk of Tierra del Fuego! I’ll post pics of stuff I’ve got later also!


Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....

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I don’t have anything too exciting, but I do have some Zoa frags I’d be down to trade. I have some Tyree Orange Rainbows and some Halle Berry’s. Four of each to be exact. Most have one polyp a couple have two.

I’ll post so pictures. All pictures shot under blues only with Aquariclip gel filter.

A picture of the mother colony.

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Tyree Orange Rainbow.

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Halle Berry.

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I’ve never swapped frags before, my first meet, how is it done? 

Do you just choose what you value your frags at and then just go from there?

 

Looking for some Euphyllia or monti caps, but I’m open to trade for other stuff.

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Added things I’m interested in

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58 minutes ago, Salted_Waffles said:

I don’t have anything too exciting, but I do have some Zoa frags I’d be down to trade. I have some Tyree Orange Rainbows and some Halle Berry’s. Four of each to be exact. Most have one polyp a couple have two.

I’ll post so pictures. All pictures shot under blues only with Aquariclip gel filter.

A picture of the mother colony.

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Tyree Orange Rainbow.

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Halle Berry.

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I’ve never swapped frags before, my first meet, how is it done? 

Do you just choose what you value your frags at and then just go from there?

If you have some idea of what you are looking for in trade that helps. People will typically chime in with what they have to offer as well so it isn’t absolutely necessary.  If someone is interested but doesn’t have anything for trade they may also ask if you are willing to sell instead.  Just a heads up. 

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Well I have the usual :popcorn: 

Forest fire digi..........Branching GSP............oh also a new one..........Tubs Stellata Montipora got it from Jason Fox when he was here last year at Rudys place. Can also trim a few gorgonians if someone is interested.......

Looking for zoas or ?

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I have a few frags if anyone is interested.

ORA Spongeodes

Orange monti cap

Bam bam zoas

Gobstopper zoas

Green hammer coral

Blue (purpleish) digi

 

Interested in anything LPS / SPS.

I don't have any forest fire digi and wouldn't mind getting a piece

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Badxgillen

On 4/29/2018 at 7:48 AM, badxgillen said:

 

OME frag.jpg

Is this an Oregon Mummy Eye? 

If so I’m interested in a frag. 

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Salted_Waffles  I don't have anything to trade but if you happen to want to sell some Tyree Orange Rainbow zoas to me at the meeting I would love it.

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10 hours ago, freddyk said:

Salted_Waffles  I don't have anything to trade but if you happen to want to sell some Tyree Orange Rainbow zoas to me at the meeting I would love it.

I’ll bring all the frags I have and I’ll put one aside for you.

That means I have two Orange Rainbows left and three Halle Berry’s. 

 

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15 hours ago, Salted_Waffles said:

Badxgillen

Is this an Oregon Mummy Eye? 

If so I’m interested in a frag. 

This is a really nice looking chalice for sure. 

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It is indeed The OG Oregon Mummy Eye. OME  :) 

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23 hours ago, Jeremevans said:

I have a few frags if anyone is interested.

ORA Spongeodes

Orange monti cap

Bam bam zoas

Gobstopper zoas

Green hammer coral

Blue (purpleish) digi

 

Interested in anything LPS / SPS.

I don't have any forest fire digi and wouldn't mind getting a piece

I will bring you a frag as I have a few.........they seem to fall off all the time.

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4 hours ago, badxgillen said:

It is indeed The OG Oregon Mummy Eye. OME  :) 

Do you maybe have one you want to trade for some Zoas? 

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Thanks @spectra. I have a few other zoas I could frag--nothing too rare. Any particular color, etc you are looking for.

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3 hours ago, Jeremevans said:

Thanks @spectra. I have a few other zoas I could frag--nothing too rare. Any particular color, etc you are looking for.

Thanks but at this time I am full :laugh: maybe take a rain check so the day I go bigger yeah right :wife:

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I will make sure to cut another piece of the OME, any other Zoas for trade? 

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I have a few items green toad stool, green mushroom and a green blue polyp monti cap 111ab3062346e039ebbf4cddbf14ddc3.jpg9017ba0cb7be770dcd23beffc80136d3.jpgb4bea064921f7665501289d27120e4dc.jpg

 

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I don’t think I can bring anything actually. I melted my macro and my Phos jumped. Have it back down now but algae had already started growing in things. I don’t feel comfortable trying to trade frags with algae on the plugs and I don’t really know how to get it off in time for the meet. 

 

Sorry to anyone I already said I had a frag for. I’ll still be coming to the meeting though. 

Anyone know of an effective way to remove algae, besides fixing the phos problems? Maybe a black out? 

 

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Won't a bit of H2O2 nuke it right off there?  IMHO GHA is nothing to worry about.  It isn't contagious and is more a symptom.  Moved to another tank that doesn't support it, it will just melt anyways.  Good of you to be honest and concerned though!

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Thanks youcallmenny. That is reassuring. I will try some H202 and bring the frags anyways. I’ll just be honest with anyone who seems interested in the frags. 

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93BFFDA3-0E2A-43A9-97D4-9B7E16AD4103.thumb.jpeg.59a7f53a4470665f3a77085eaf5ecb27.jpegHave 4 baby eclectus shrooms very crazy colors I’m just figuring out photo editing so It appears more yellowbut is more of a gold with green and some red coming in very fast grower! I’m also looking for a frag of orange passion or and vibrant tenuis or milli. I have a lot of high end sps and lps. Just feel free to ask if you are after somthing!

 

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i have some frog spawn.. 3-4 heads and a huge orange rock flower nem. i will post pics if there is interest.

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I have a few pieces Ive been meaning to clear out. Though Im currently fighting aefw so would only recommend to someone with no acros, or a well equipped quarantine, or at least a good dip regimend. Have a 2 head purple tipped hammer, 5 head frogspawn, a green/blue polyp monti cap, and some good ol green cap chunks, and a tri color valida that's definitely been nibbled on by an aefw or 3, just has some bite marks, has atleast 98% tissue. Not sure if I still have the aefws, but the required weekly dips, and transfer to qt definitely isnt making it too happy. Have a few other random pieces laying in my tank as well. 

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