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  1. I would be up for it if it falls through, I have a nice spot in my 220 for that bad boy.
  2. I can send you payment no problem... Been dealing with sone fish flakes lately I presume? I understand, I have been there before.
  3. You probably cant, but if you can hold them until the end of the month meeting I would grab these and put them to good use.
  4. Gonna see if I can get a car pool going on of some of the Corvallis folks, getting up to Washington isn't that often but a visit with Roy and my fellow reefers makes for a great incentive.
  5. As usual I have a large list of things that I can cut if someone is interested. I snapped some crappy cell phone pics of a few I had to cut for a friend and will have extras due to the nature of my fragging methods. Naty spiral Montipora pieces. I will get a better shot soon as this is a nice coral. Had to trim my Australian Pink Hyacinth Acropora again. A few chalices including the mango, Miami Hurricane, and cotton candy. A few Birds nests including the ORA Hyacinth Hystix. Digitatas too like Forest Fire, Green, Red, Blue... Pink Damicornus and Greens. I have some Stylophoras I may cut as well. I also have a ton of zoas and other corals that could use a trim. I always have a few extra drags lying around too. I did also cut my main photosynthetic Gorgonions for the next trade. Gold bases, Gruubs, purple polyp, and maybe even a whip or two. Still some Euphyllia left too, and then there are the Zoas... I will add to this post again very soon.
  6. “As mentioned, the meeting at Stylasters would make an opportune place/time to have a frag swap, and being a little further up north there may be some folks and corals we don't normally get to meet and trade with. 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. So Let's see em folks, Whatcha Got!? Corals that is!”
  7. That is right! We are all headed up north for our next meeting over to the reputable reefer Stylaster's house! If you have not seen his amazing setups then you are in for a treat, this guy has been doing this for a long time and he most certainly does it well! Just look at his custom made aquarium, It is a 312g with a 125g sump a 40g refugium and a 50g frag tank plumbed through into his garage, all full of corals. He also knows a thing or two about the hobby making him a very versed person to chat with about all things aquatic. So feel free to bring your questions as there will be a wealth of knowledge in several of the people attending this gathering, some real salty dogs if you know what I mean. And in addition to Stylaster opening his home for us to meet up at, we will have food, beverages, and raffles to participate in for those who attend. Being a little further up north it seems like a good time to do a little bit of a frag swap too so I will include the link to a trade thread here... http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/topic/46526-frag-swap-at-roys-house/ Where - 244 Sparks Drive, Kelso WA 98626 When - Saturday Febuary 1st 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM What - Food, friends, fun, and frags!!! So save the date and make the drive out, you won't want to miss it and we don't want to miss you!
  8. Reminds me of the giant Dardanus Megistos hermits that would come in pretty frequently. I have seen bright orange, red with spots, and a yellow variety... All of them are Devastating to a reef. If you want something that will scour all your rock of algae, coral, and anemones look no further. These guys clean house!
  9. Well unfortunately I did not have my camera with me as I rushed from my shop and had accidentally left it at home, hence the terrible cell phone shots I got here. That being said, it was a wonderful time! Amazing raffle prizes, Awesome people, Good food, and a fun gift exchange. It was a Hoot! Thank you all for those who made it possible, with a special thanks to Albertareef, Suncrestreef, JeremyEvans, and Gumby for helping out with the event. And another big thanks to all those who attended, it was another killer holiday meeting. The whole TPA crew made it out, Garrete was kind enough to shut down his shop so everyone there could attend. Lots of people getting their coral trade on, I know I left with a bunch of new frags. Paratore taking home some new coral frags to add to his collection. Thanks for bringing those goodies to trade, I can always make room for a few more polyps. Dominic sporting the festive sweater unwrapping a surprise package,with Albertareef to the right manning the gift exchange. Gumby losing his white elephant gift while OptumusPrime has a good laugh about it. This kid knew what was up with those delicious chocolates. Daniel of Reefi Labs brought over the latest light model he has created, the duo extreme! R-3, Roy, and WhatTheFrag waiting to see who will win in the raffle drawings. JereEvans taking home the Reefi LED light! Now we all wanted a new controller unit for our systems but your gonna have to just hand over the Apex AlbertaReef, Stylaster won fair and square with tickets in hand. After the festivities many of us made the trip over to the Premium Aquariums new location which has transitioned over very well.
  10. Well Dodge, I dont have any of those listed except the candy apple reds, I do have CARs.
  11. Too bad those anemones are all gone, those looked nice.... But maybe you have some Rastas, scrambled eggs, and dragon eyes hanging out?
  12. Some amazing corals posted up here! I will bring a few frags for you Cody, Jim I will get you a few cuts as well, and I have a little piece of Aculeus Acro for you Jeremy. Dodge, I don't know if I have anything that you want or don't already have. You have some nice looking frags there.
  13. Indeed, I will be headed that way in just a few hours for the festivities, then maybe stop off at the new Premium Aquarium location afterwards if time permits.
  14. I would trade for one for sure, lets find out what you might be interested in.
  15. I will see if I can get you all the corals you want set aside for tomorrow.
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