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As mentioned in the December meeting thread the holiday party would make an opportune place/time to have a frag swap so lets get one started here. These are the general guidelines I like to recommend for these coral exchanges.

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!

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Looking for dragon soul favia, the classic color pattern. Would like a few eyes. Upscales fixed me up!

Long shot, but fruit loops zoas? I haven’t seen them in ages and don’t even know what they go for anymore, but they were always a fave of mine.  Golden Basket to the rescue! 

$ for trade, because I don’t have enough healthy corals right now to frag/trade anything. Recently moved and had multiple things go wrong; long story short, killed some corals and made the ones that lived very mad. My tank is in recovery mode.

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I’m looking for torches! Or any other bright colored LPS.
Lots of zoas for trade/sale :) just fragged some nice ones tonight, pics coming in the next couple days :)


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Quick pic of some frags I made.
JF bloodshot
TGC Beauty and the Beast
Blueberry fields
Rastas.

Plan to make more of other stuff before the meeting! f9dbf4712cb111bba2ef5452468cab99.jpg


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Frags for Christmas Party

Jack o Lantern lepto
True undata
Cornbread bling bling cyphastrea
Cali tort
Apple berry spongodes
Green w/red polyp spongodes
Blue eyed bit### zoas
Forest fire digitata
Apple berry Monti
Pink setosa
Green psamacora
Branching green star polyps
Jason fox sunset style
Pink boobies chalice
Torch pink tips green tentacles 

Torch white tips redish/greenish tentacles 




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Frags for Christmas Party

Jack o Lantern lepto
True undata
Cornbread bling bling cyphastrea
Cali tort
Apple berry spongodes
Green w/red polyp spongodes
Blue eyed bit### zoas
Forest fire digitata
Apple berry Monti
Pink setosa
Green psamacora
Branching green star polyps
Jason fox sunset style
Pink boobies chalice
Torch pink tips green tentacles 
Torch white tips redish/greenish tentacles 







I would be interested in Cali tort and the two torches!
Are you looking for trades or just selling?


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22 hours ago, Paratore said:

 


I would be interested in Cali tort and the two torches!
Are you looking for trades or just selling?


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I would be interested in your zoas. I am a sucker for chalices if anyone has any.

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I'd like to get a frag of just about anything. There are a few in particular I'd love to get (Cash or trade).

Wish list:
JF fox flame
Strawberry shortcake
Red planet

I've got bunch of things that I'll take some pictures of since not all have names that I know.

Zoa's:
Rastas
Toxic palys
Watermelon
Gobbstoppers
WWC purple monster
Bam bams
Some others without names

SPS:
Orange Monti cap
Blue Digi (mini colonies)
ORA spongeodes
Orange setosa
Tubbs stellata
WWC Yellow tips
Hollywood stunner chalice
Pokerstar Monti
Idaho grape monti
Sunset monti
Purple w/ green base acro


LPS:
Green hammer branching
Candy cane / trumpet
Meteor shower cyphastrea
Bright green mushrooms
Ricordea





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I would be interested in your zoas. I am a sucker for chalices if anyone has any.

Sweet, put me down for those then and I’ll
Work On getting a full list of of the zoas I’ve got.


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i have a ton of zoas but i cant make it to the event :(

Jeremy i have red planet and a short cake. they just started really growing so i will put you on the list.

I also owe our prez mr. xgillen for his graciousness at the last meeting. You will have to make it over and see if there is anything you covet. Of course the really nice stuff is taking fo' ever to grow. The acid trip milli is spectacular but it super finicky. Same with the short cake. the colors are amazing but it certainly does like to stop growing.

Anyways, always great to see people sharing. I feel at times people get so caught up in the latest named coral they see dollar signs and hord things. We are really really lucky to have a club like this!!

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Stuff I’ll have for trade/sale. Nice sized multi polyp frags for the most part. If you want to buy, just pm me with your list and I’ll get you a price.

 

Zoas:

BBEB

Dragons eyes

Blueberry fields

Rastas

Vampires

Iron mans

JKR Crab Nebulas

TGC Beauty and the Beast

JF Bloodshots

Eye of raw

Captain America’s

Red people eater

King Midas

Rainbow Sakuras

Tyree Rainbows

Scrambled Eggs

Bam bams

Oxides

Armageddon’s

TPA Green Galaxies

Candy Apple Reds

JF Azkraks

 

Nems:

Black Widow nems

 

Softies:

Kenya tree

Blue Star polyp

 

SPS:

Birds of paradise birds nest

Pink birds nest

Blue digi

 

I’m looking for:

Torches, clams, Scolys, green wall hammer, gold wall hammer, green Bubble Coral, high end zoas, Ritteri anemones, Unique bubble tip anemones, or other bright corals that sway in the flow lol:)

Just PM me with whatever you’ve got and what you want!

 

 

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Here is a picture of the Black Widow Nems. Just cleaned the box so they aren’t super happy and open But the colors are there! Three are ready to go and the other needs to grow a little first :)
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I will also green elkhorn branching monti, tri color acro. Added with the list from a few days ago.

I would like to trade for wish list for the Boys and Girls Club tank. Tyree green toadstool, long polyp brown toadstool, gorgonians (besides brown), or other things you think kids would like. 

My wishlist Chalices,SPS,  ora stellar stylo, ora pink stylo, green w/blue polyp monti cap, bubble gum digi. I have a big list but I will stop there. 

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I will also green elkhorn branching monti, tri color acro. Added with the list from a few days ago.
I would like to trade for wish list for the Boys and Girls Club tank. Tyree green toadstool, long polyp brown toadstool, gorgonians (besides brown), or other things you think kids would like. 
My wishlist Chalices,SPS,  ora stellar stylo, ora pink stylo, green w/blue polyp monti cap, bubble gum digi. I have a big list but I will stop there. 

I might have a pink gorg for them! I’ll look tomorrow:)


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I am in Salem nowadays, and have frags of Sunny D’s, Blue Agave’s (or seductions, or white zombies, or whatever else they are called these days), and some ones I forgot the name of (but are pretty cool IMO). Can get a few frags of each. 

 

Open to trades for some corals. Lps, blastos, gold torch, plate corals, other non-SPS coral.

my pictures are bad, I can try to snap some better ones if anyone has interest. 

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I am in Salem nowadays, and have frags of Sunny D’s, Blue Agave’s 

 

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I would be interested in a chunk of the agaves. Look at my list above and see if anything interests you for a trade :)

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Have for trade:

Rastas

Oregon mummy eye chalice

Fruit loops

Tyree toadstool

Aussie blasto colony(purple/green)

Toxic green paly

 

Looking for some color! Chalices...or zoas ...or?

 

 

 

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I guess I should throw a few things I could trade and or need to trim down starting with...

Zoanthids and Palythoas---Blue Eyed Girls, Blue Eyed Bithes, Eagle Eyes, Radioactive Dragon EYes, Orbits, Midas Touch,Pink and Golds, Rainbow Raptors, Nuclear Winters,Blueberry Fields, PZ Bumble Bees, PZ Punk Rockers, Iron Mans, Captain America, Gobstoppers, Devils Armor, Flame Skirts, 

SPS Branching---Hyacinth Birds Nest, Purple Hystix Birds Nest, Birds Of Paradise Birds Nest, German Blue Digitata, Red Digitata, Green Digitata, Forest Fire Digitata, Green Stellata, ORA Purple Stylophora, Green Pocilipora Dainty, Bright Green Pocilipora, Blue Stag Acropora, Twilight Dragon Acropora, Miyagi Tort Acropora, Upscales Microlados Acropora, Green Mile Acropora, Appleberry Montipora, Green Spongodes Montipora, ORA Supernatural Montipora,

SPS Plating---Pachyseris, Green Apple Capricornus, Flower Petal Capricornus, Candy Red Capricornus, Idaho Grape Capricornus, Purple Capricornus, White polyp Foliosa, LA Lakers Turbinaria, CNC Green Turbinaria, Yellow Scroll Turbinaria, RR Nauti Spiral Montipora, 

SPS Encrusting---Forest Green PSamacora, ORA Kelly Green Psamacora, Pumpkin Pie Psamacora, Lemon Lime Psamacora, GB Watermelon Psamacora, Blue Psamacora, Super Nova Psamacora, Sunset Montipora, Citrus Mistress Montipora, Pokerstar Montipora, Minefield Cyphastrea, Super Red CYphastrea, Lucky Charms Cyphastrea, Yellow Porites, Green Cactus Pavona, Purple Cactus Pavona, 

LPS ---Neon Green Hammer, Purple Tipped Confused Hammer, Duncanopsammia, Green Calaustrea, Joker Favia, Rators Favia, Mango Mycedium Chalice, Green Eyed Mycedium Chalice, Oregon Mummy Eye Chalice, 

Softies---Orange Yuma, Rainbow Yuma, Grubs Gorgonion, Sarcophyton Glaucum, Tyree Green Sarcophyton, Devils Hand, Green Devils Hand, White Pom Pom Xenia, Kenya Tree, Green Kenya Tree, 

Others---Green Galaxia, Bicolor Galaxia, Gold Galaxia, Milipora Coral, Plating Hydnophora, Green Pectinia, Purple Pectinia, 

And I have a bunch of other stuff that I might be able to cut but these are all good candidates for a fragment or two.

I am looking for a little LPS, Zoanthid, and SPS corals. I see a few things I wouldn't mind grabbing in this thread already.

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Anyone have wall hammers or torches for trade?
Got lots of zoas, a little sps, and some higher end nems for trade!


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I'm looking for WWC RED Shortcake, Pink Lemonade, Ricordea florida, blastos, and bright colored shrooms (game over, candy crush, those sort of things).

I have some jawbreaker babies to trade, they're still small but were naturally split (not cut). I have some zoas too, I'll try to get some pics. 

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On 11/30/2018 at 3:12 PM, youcallmenny said:

My sps apocalypse in parrotfish form has ended.  Anyone got some easy one's they'd like to trade for $dollars$?  Stags/spongodes/monti cap/digi/birdsnest type things would be great.  I just need to repopulate the top of my arch where I took the most damage.  It's weird because I had several acro's make it through all this but lost every single easy sps.  Guess they didn't like their flesh being forcibly stripped off by that beak lol.  😥

I can cut you a chunk of neon green birdsnest if you want?

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35 minutes ago, reefrun said:

I can cut you a chunk of neon green birdsnest if you want?

I appreciate it but my green birdsnest was one of the very few things that made it.  

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 @Mandinga could you hook me up with a small frag of those fruit loops please?

 @Jeremevans I would not mind a little frag of those "Agaves" if you could spare em?

 @Gumby Do you still want some of the green with blue polyped flower petal Montipora?

 @pdxmonkeyboy  did you get your Appleberry Montipora?

 @Jeremevans  would you have a frag of that Acropora or the Purple Monsters?

 @Paratore maybe I could talk you out of a frag of Vampires or scrambled eggs?

 @youcallmenny let me know what you want me to snap off for your tank restructure and I will see if I can bring em tomorrow.

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      He instantly grabbed our attention with this great analogy that us reefers would understand. Where having a  successful reef aquarium is the art of maintaining water, photography is essentially the art of maintaining light.

      Here he talked about the "Gear", and had a list of what he felt were subjects needing further attention. Top of the list was your lens matters the most, with some explanations of macro and zoom vs prime. Next on this list was information about megapixel count, post editing, and cell phones being good assets with the recent technology that has improved their cameras quality. Having a larger pixel count, and shooting in RAW picture format allows for a lot more wiggle room when it comes to cropping and post editing a photo.

      Talk about a pretty comprehensive list of things to go through to get that clean clear shot. I am sometimes in such a hurry to get a pic that I forget that there can be some very helpful adjustments that I can make when I am in my own tanks at home for much better results. And here patience is a very good thing.

      In this shot he is walking everybody through a real time photo shoot on some corals in the shop, then telling us the relation of the ISO and F stop. It was really nice watching someone else do the camera work in real life while seeing it blown up on the big screen at the same time.

      The end was a short walk through of some of the post editing software he likes to use and ways to make a photo to more closely resemble what our eyes have captured. Then is was onto many a questions, which I must say thank you again for answering.  SuncrestReef on the right getting a head start on setup and execution, these two are much better camera men than I.

      I see quite a few members watching the talk on this side, Mrs.Bret,Kevin, ZorroReef, Gumby, Vance, Albertareef, and Kireek hiding off to the right.

      Clockwise in this frame we have NateDawg, Brian, and JTarmitage lending their ear to the speech. I didn't catch the name of the gentleman in the striped shirt though.

      Again screen names from left to right, Trailerman, Suellen?, SuncrestReef, And HigherThinking.

      This particular talk drew a number of people in and kept their attention there. Apparently there are a number of folks like me who wouldn't mind brushing up on their camera skills.
      Since it was a reef shop, and a photography talk, I figured a few gratuitous photos would not be too much to add into the mix....

      Who doesn't like to see a Top Down shot? The store's collection was looking very nice and healthy. Taking home a few things today that's for sure.

      There were a few of the mini jellyfish aquariums on display showing off the color changing display and the delicate creatures within. Maybe I should have waited for W-T-F's talk before I took some of my photos and then I might have had a better representation of these little guys. They can be somewhat mesmerizing.



      As usual, the store had some amazing realistic paintings that really stood out. I am thinking I need to make sure I have a few extra dollars next time I come out this way so I can walk home with a nice piece of art as well. They cost as much as a couple frags really, and you don't have to find sponges to feed these nudibranchs. The corals probably still need good light to look their best though. 
      Well folks, you know my usual wrap up here at the end of the meeting threads. I apologize if I didn't get your picture in here, even though I take a number of photos I can be in the wrong place at the wrong time as often as I am in the right one. If you all have some pictures to add of the things I missed that would be Great.
      And now a Big Thank you to MrBret, Mrs.Bret, and the Paradise Coral crew! You had a crisp and clean store, wonderful foods, great service and corals, and were excellent hosts. We loved the group buys too.
      Thank You W-T-F for coming out and being so generous with your time and knowledge, we really appreciate it. I took away quite a bit to help me hone my beginner photography skills.
      Thank You to the Officers and Board Of Directors that work behind the scenes making efforts to be of service to the club, bringing everything together.
      And last but not least I would like to thank the people of the club itself, to whom without, there would be no PNWMAS, Thank you all.
      REEF ON!!!

      Sorry, just had to end the thread with a shot of Mr.Bret's custom frag tank stand's angry octopus. Haven't seen that in action since the Frag Expo a while back. Very Cool indeed.
    • By badxgillen
      Sorry about the suspense people, after some communication and some coordination with our PNWMAS team, we have some great news!
      The 2019 March meeting will be held at one of our awesome sponsors, Paradise Corals in Hillsboro. Not only is he opening up the floor in his shop for us to come in to meet and greet, but our PNWMAS member WhatTheFrag will be giving a talk and demonstration on reef tank photography! This will be a great time to learn a few thing, aska c ouple questions, and maybe just fine tune some oh those photography skills of yours... I don't know about you, but I know I need all the help I can get.
      Where - Paradise Coral 229 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
      When - 1:00 Saturday March 30th
      What - Bring your camera if you have one and get a few pointers from some of our photo experienced members...AND, Bring your coolers to keep some corals in cause Mr  Bret has some very nice pieces in his shop.
      This is gonna be another fun one for sure, so save the date and don't miss out on this informative event.
      And as usual, stay tuned for more details about the upcoming shindig.
    • By badxgillen
      Hot Dam!!! The February meeting at PDXMonkeyboys house was a good one, Brian opened up his home to the club for one helluva PNWMAS gathering and Frag Swap. Brian and his wife have a beautiful home, some stellar fish tanks, and made for a knowledgeable and hilarious hosts.

      When I got to see the well thought of aquariums and life support systems I was very impressed, this guy has got his systems pretty dialed in.

      Here I included a picture of his vibrant African Cichlid tank, it was also a well put together biotope that made me reconsider getting back into that part of the hobby again....If I didn't already have south Americans I would be on the Lake Tanganyika fish hunt right now.

      Speaking of those South Americans! Jaggy here was the star fish in his own South American Cichlid tank. I had to squeeze a picture of this guy in because he had so  much character. That's what I love about those cichlids, so much personality there.

      Speaking of personalities, here we have the host with the most, PDXMonkeyboy. So kind of you to have us all over, and thank yo so much for the frags! From what I heard you were cutting club members killer deals left and right just sharing the love. Not to mention you had quite a bit of insight on the salt water hobby.

      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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