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  1. 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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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    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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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    Throw me on that list, I can trade you something perhaps.
  4. WHOOP WHOOP!!! It is that time of year again, December is almost upon us and that means it is time for our Annual PNWMAS Holiday Party! I know I used a few too many exclamation points but I am just so garsh darn excited! Here listed below is the need to know so Save that date! Basic Information Walery's Premium Pizza 1555 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304 December 22nd 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The club will order a few pizzas and pitchers to get the festivities started off with, but with the counter to the pizzeria is just 15 feet away you should be able to get whatever you need conveniently. Being a pizza fan I like finding what a friend likes and going in on a pizza to share, variety is the spice of life right? Don't forget that we will have the annual White elephant gift exchange to get in on! To participate we recommend bringing a wrapped item someone might appreciate of a $10-$15 value. We will draw numbers to dictate the order of handing out the gifts, and allow for one optional theft of a previous opened present per person. If you have not participated in a white elephant gift exchange before, this may all sound funny, but I assure you it is a riot of a game where everybody has a good time and walks away with something to remember. If you are not satisfied with just one gift exchange then don't fret, we have ourselves a good old fashioned frag swap you can get your fix with here. http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/topic/44091-december-2018-frag-swap-thread/ And Last but not Least, we have some amazing prizes from our awesome sponsors and our PNWMAS club, you know we never disappoint. So make sure to bring some cash to buy some tickets and increase those winning odds, and stay tuned for more updates and additions to the raffle prize roster, you all know the PNWMAS December party is always Big!
  5. As mentioned in the September meeting thread the meet and greet at Moloko's 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. I believe Christian who runs the place will also be interested in doing some trades as well, I imagine he will post up in the forum here soon. So Let's see em folks, Whatcha Got!? Corals that is!
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    Rare new Blenny at cnc!!

    That's a nice looking Aladdin Blenny there, just riding that magic carpet... I bet he gets twice the algae cleaned up than the standard blennies do, these guys are just too rich for my blood though.
  7. Well folks, it has been a while since I have done a photo recap for the club, but here I am finding a bit of time to get these pics in order and to see if I can recollect the events of this last weekend. As you may know the PNWMAS Officers and BOD have been working hard to bring you another awesome club event, and for October we brought you our second Annual Frag Festival!! This was no easy task, Many, many hands played part in realization of this coral expo. Going beyond the usual reach of our club officers and Board Of Directors, we all accomplished this endeavor and made it a Complete Success! Jim, AKA Gumby, was key to establishing our position at the same venue as last year, the Clinton and Gloria South West Washington Boys and Girls club Clubhouse. The establishment was stellar for this event facilitating our raffle room, vendor room, and the guest speakers. Kudos Man, virtual fist bump from Bert here. Lexinverts and I got up at 3:30 and left from Corvallis early morning as usual to try and make it to the opening 6:AM setup. Fortunately Gumby, Cherany, and Roy had beaten us there and were already on the job of getting the raffle room in order as well as the vendor floor. Another shout out to Jim and his wife, they made us a little break table which was SO nice, especially for those folks who had traveled so early so far without a bite to eat. Let me at that jelly donut!!! Just look at this spread! Can you imagine how happy the volunteers and vendor were when they layed eyes on this feast!? Underneath all those delectable donuts is a plethora of tasty muffins and right after this shot Lexinverts promptly made pitcher after pitcher of hot morning coffee. It amazes me how considerate all of the people on our team are. I only brought a camera, towels, totes and break down equipment...And Yours Truly. Our amazing vendors and sponsors donated a nice array of col reef related swag for the entrance free table, there were still being things added after I took this picture, so COOL! I love memorabilia! I have to also back up just a tad and give a shout out to Jim's son who, as the talented artist he is, made us a custom 3 foot PNWMAS door sign. HAIL YES!!!! It looked amazing, unfortunately in the shot I took here the angle doesn't do it justice, when looking at the sign dead on it is vivid, colorful, and opaque. f I could hang it on my wall at home I would. Ex Prez Stylaster and Stacy P. doing their thing figuring out raffle logistics and other tedious pre-Frag Fest plans. Stacey and Joanne do the bulk of communications between PNWMAS and the Washington crew who had managed the Bob Moore Frag Swap. Very cool to have them on board when we need some experienced help. Never take for granted the people who helped you make it on your road to success. The PNWMAS Crew considers you one of ours for sure. And speaking of success!!! I had one of my main comrades here withe me for setup, none other than Andy B Aka Lexinveerts. When this guy is on your team he really puts the work in. We were moving bucket after bucket, tote after totes, and aquarium after aquarium into the vendor room, I am used to this back breaking work hence my trade of business but Andy went above and beyond and tackled so much it was nothing short of commendable. Thank You Andy B!!! Hope your still not sore from the madness, I know I was. I shared his stern yet relaxed look in the eyes, being a teacher this cat can keep it cool... And I Dig the hat, Costa Rica RULES!!!! As I mentioned before FlashyFins/Cherany was on top of our organization and coordination for this frag fest...Not to mention she made a spectacular mermaid. Another shout out to our Norther Trio! With special thanks and recognition to our good friend Gumby! Center left...And while we are at it, another whats up to Stylater the EX Prez, far left, and Stacey P to the far right. Also have to give props to the folks who stood by and handled the door traffic, we had folks trying to roll in at 9:00 AM until after 3. Much appreciated that you could all stand guard while we all were able to play our part or simply attend the speaker, so selfless of you. Once the vendors started to roll in it was non-stop, vans and trucks just kept coming in and our awesome crew helped unload the vehicles. Once on the floor the comradery was amazing, it gives me a funny feeling inside to sit back and watch vendors in direct competition still lend a hand in helping each other setup. Between Jim, Andy, Steve, and I it was a "breeze" A HEAVY Breeze. On the left you can see one of our vendors, Unrivaled Reefs, and to the right, Salt Water City! Here you can see Saltwater City getting ready and Unrivaled Reefs being as friendly as a neighbor can be. These guys were very cool. AWWWW SCHLERACTINIA!!!! I love this shirt, and I feel it...Bob Moore Represent!!! And here we are, PNWMAS, To Bring It To Another Year!!! For those of you who were not here, this year, let me break it down for you...In Our Right Corner, weighing in at 200 and 65 frags... Tampico Coral Farms! A normally wholesale business showed up and WoWed us with some take-home corals for the regular hobbyist. To the left of that was one of our all time favorites the Premium Aquarium! Housing nothing but the best of the best, you know how they roll. AND Left of the TPA, our other home run hitter Golden Basket Corals! If this corner trio doesn't get you excited then I don't know what will! Well... I have an idea...More Corals?.. Two new comers to the North West Frag Swap were KMM Corals and Ship Wreck Corals! So Cool, we were very happy to have you here amongst our previous attendees. Great new corals and a great new attitude! Looking forward to what you have for us next year. Left of Ship Wreck Corals was one of our old school sponsors from the north, Barrier Reef. Here you can see Natalia doing what she does best just slanging corals. On the opposing side was a few more outstanding coral salesmen with their fine wares. Who do we have here!? The SeaHorse Aquarium Supply!!!! Packed and Stacked, ready for action. Really nice to see them here this year. Clean and Crisp for sure. Paul Hamby working his magic. He has been attending since the Bob Moore events and was one of our only hobbyist tables. Bad To The Bone!!! All in all this event was straight hoppin'!!! Corals to the Left. And Corals to the Right So if you didn't hear... We had one outstanding raffle planned this year, with many obvious thanks to our PNWMAS Club and vendors, but a special thanks needs to go out to Cuttle Fish and Corals who went above and beyond in attaining us some the treasure trove of prizes we had, Thank you So Much Jeff!!! Freaking Molokos certificate Yeah!!!! Fishoutofwater takes that home for the win. Love the Shirt and love the Enthusiasm, WHOOO!!!! ZorroReef went in and nabbed the ATO! Never hurts to have a reliable back up, after stability, redundancy is the name of the game. Badxgillen used those gift certificates right quick! One for The Premium Aquarium and one for the Barrier Reef! Aw Yeah! There is no saving this for later, it is Coral in the TANK! Not only did our Ex President Emerald her win the Barrier Reef certificate, but she also took home the Santa Monica Algae Scrubber...Way To Go Kim!!! Emerald here also assisted in getting our guest speaker to become a reality, no easy task. Lots of coordination, communicating, and driving.Thank You Kim!!! Here is our other Ex President and one of the people who helped spear head this whole Frag Fest part 2, Roy, Aka Stylaster. You can see he was lucky enough to take home a Stumptown corals certificate so he could get his Acropora Fix. StumpTown attended last year but was a little too busy to make round our way this time of year in 2018. Always next year though right!? And Thank You Roy, we all appreciate your participation in this years events. The Avast certificate was in good hands once the Clark got a hold of it. Another player in the whole PNWMAS Frag Fest Scene. The Chief and Clark are our current site Admins and they worked tirelessly to uphold the tech side of he clubsite and the FragFest site....Way to go Clark, AVAST Acrylic! AWWW $H!!!,it is DSBlack taking away the Prime LED!!! You can tell he is Stoked! Let us know how it turns out yeah. Here Ron is predicting another win, he did very well in the raffle arena getting a number of his tickets pulled, going for the gold! I Know! our all like, Styllaster Again!?... Well this is actually River City Corals win, Roy was just kind and honest enough to hold the tickets for the prize as well as claim it for the person. Way to go Brian, and way to go Roy! Apex for the WIN!!! Colby unexpectedly dropped in and left us with some Piscine Aquatics raffle prizes as well as a ton of samples. Thank You Colby, look forward to seeing you next year, let me know when you have some of those projects ironed out. Maybe next year we can have some dry goods booths for some of our sponsors who do not deal in livestock, Daniel here is the brains behind the Reefi Labs. After all the Fun, and after getting up at 3:30 to try to get to Washington by 6:00 then closing down the event by 5 to make the trip back home... As many of the rest of you know, it then came time to acclimate, dip, and place corals into their appropriate places. What we won't do for the hobby yeah!? I do have to make another round of applause for those who made this spectacular even a reality. Our Deserving Officers and Board of Directors- Stylaster, FlashyFins, Albertareef, LexInverts, JeremyEvans, Badxgillen, KKnight, Emerald, The Clark, Chief, Paratore, Youcallmeny, and Lewisfisherman. Our Washington Sisters and Brothers-- Stacy Pziezak, Jim/Gumby, and family, And some of our hardcore PNWMAS Crew- OptimusPrime, Steve, ReeferMadness, and many I am forgetting in the mix. All your help was appreciated! And as usual, last but not least, the people who all make this all really possible...The PNWMAS Club, to without it, would not be possible.. THANK YOU ALL, YOU PEOPLE ROCK, REEF ON!!!! And for your viewing pleasure, I have a ton more pics on their way, especially on the guest speaker Mr Saltwater.
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    PNWMAS NW Frag Fest October 2018

    That is my "break the treaty?" look! Or is it the "Genie in the lamp" persona!? Actually,,I think it is the "PNWMAS IN THE HOUSE" SHOUT!!! So nice of you to add these pics in to the mix, it was most certainly a team effort. No one man could have accomplished this alone...A Woman on the other hand, now that's a different story! Thanks again Cherany, Kim, Jim, Roy, Karen, Jeff, Andy, Jeremy, Sean, Chief, The Clark, Greg, Stacey, Holy, Paratore, Optimus Prime, Steve, and all the rest I left out, so sorry... You know how forgetful I can be,. And Dodge!, really happy that custom crate went to a loyal member, it is some kilter memorabilia. And keep me in line for a frag of that last acro you pictured in this thread....You gotta have a back up of that for sure.
  9. Yes, It was a total success in my book! Thank you All who were involved in the arduous planning and coordinating of the event... It was no easy task. I will do my best to post up a recap with some pics here soon, I must say it was pretty Awesome!
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    Who is ready for tomorrow?

    i am getting ready just now, it will be a long ride from Corvallis but I am about ready...Lets do this!!!
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    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    Since he just got back from Australia and Fiji not too long ago that could be a fresh subject. But, like cheeseburger pizza, I may try and get the best of both worlds and possibly ask him a question or two about Dream Quarantine Tank Automation in Australia.
  12. Looking good my friends, looking good! It is really nice to have such experienced enthusiast be so generous with their time, you guys are awesome. I see a killer reef tank on the horizon. And I second PDXMonkey in offering a coral or two when it comes time.
  13. Wasn't sure as to where to properly place this thread but as it seemed to be an event of sorts I placed it here...We can move it later if it seems wrongly placed. Recently our adored president had some very serious medical complications which forced him into a position of resignation. In a Board of Directors and Officers meeting this last weekend we decided to make it official that myself acting as Vice President will now be placed into the position as the current president. I know, I know...Don't be too disappointed, we still aim to keep things running as smoothly as possible during this slight transition. We have a very capable team/staff on the PNWMAS crew so you can still look forward to the upcoming events that were planned before his absence. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause to any members or vendors, please be understanding about the situation at hand, we all wish Stylaster well and hopefully a speedy recovery. Thank you all for being so understanding.
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    PNWMAS Mailing Address?

    Corvallis is a little off the beaten path to Portland but for those who want to send me a post card or maybe want to plan a future visit to yours truly my address is... 552 SW B Avenue Corvallis Oregon 97333. She saw my place and ran, never to come back!
  15. Well Contestants this is the official thread to post your Cuttlefish And Corals Zoa Grow Out entries! If you post your entry in another thread it will not count. Contest begins April 20th!You have a week before and a week after to post up your picture. This competition will run 4 months! Ground Rules: The goal of this competition is to be both educational and fun. I am hopeful the winners will be able to share their "secrets" and truly see how different lighting, supplements, dosing, and tank parameters can make a difference in growth. Rules and Guidelines for The CNC Zoa Grow Out Competition. 1.Your first post must include a quick write up of your system in thiis competition thread. Including tank size, flow, lighting, placement of the frag, frag measurement, equipment (ie calcium reactor, dosing, etc), feeding regiment, etc. 2. You will be required to post photo updates. The contest will start April 20th. You will be required to post a photo update once a month. I will remind you of this when the time is soon to post. I know life gets busy and people go out of town so you have a 2 week window to post.You will have 7 days before the 20th and 7 days after to post your update. If you do not post within the allotted time frame you will be disqualified. 3. Please no cheating. This competition is meant to be fun and for bragging rights. Cheaters will be disqualified and banned from any future competitions. 4. The frags must remain on the original plug. You may modify the plug if needed example cutting off the stem for placement. You may place the frag anywhere you want in your tank and you may move it to a different spot during the competition but it is frowned upon and you cannot move it to a new tank as the point is to see how the frag does over time in different systems. 5. Initial photos of frags need to have a top down as well as side shot so we can all see the frag and what you are starting with. No hiding zoa polyps in your photos. Not following the rules will cause you to be disqualified, I know that sounds harsh but it is out of fairness to the rest of the group. Remember a lot can happen in 4 months. During the last growout many were DQ'd due to not posting. It's really simple. JUST DO IT. Length of competition: The competition will run for 4 months. This will give us enough time for the frag to grow. A lot can happen in 4 months and a lot of people could drop out, so if you are persistent, you have a chance to win the grand prize. This will give EVERYONE the same advantage\disadvantage with acclimation and so on. Pictures will be required frequently for updates. Final post will be July 20th 2015 for the winner. Judging a winner: Should be pretty straight forward this grow out. The most polyps at the end wins. But the Grand Prize is... Not going to spoil it yet, you have to play our little game here. Our Standing List of Fine PNWMAS Contestants are... 1. Sharklover 2. Paratore 3. Kasasah 4. Lewisriverfisherman 5. Spectra 6. Reefnjunkie 7. Jtarmitage 8. Badxgillen 9. Optimusprime 10. MJs reef 11. Sroberts 12.Flash21 13. Emerald525 14.Jeremevans 15.Kristen Herr 16.TheClark 17. Kev 311 18. JMurray 19. Pdxmonkeyboy 20. Gil & Fin 21. TheDSBlack So lets see who is who among the competition, Who thinks they have a chance against some of PNWMAS finest coral growers? Post em up and lets get this party started. Featured here is the mother colony, not my grow out frag... Although mine might look like that in 4 months, I got the JUICE!!!
  16. What do we have for September gatherings you ask? Well, it has been a while since we made it up to North Mississippi to visit our friends at Moloko's so we decided to have a casual meet and greet at this sponsors awesome reef themed pub. If you have not been there you are missing out on a very unique establishment. This will be a perfect mingling opportunity prior to next months upcoming big Frag Fest event. We can chill out, relax, and talk salt or just get to know each other more... A far cry from the hustle and bustle of the Expos. Being a meet and greet situation I think it would make sense to get a frag swap going on, I know many of us have some corals to trim and being two weeks away it makes for an ideal heal time on any of those fresh cuts. And since the shindig doesn't start until 4 it will give us a chance to shop at some of the Portland area saltwater stores prior, so bring a small cooler. The address is-- 3967 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 Starts at 4:00PM until 6:00PM or whenever you want to go home on Saturday the 29th, they have a full service bar as well as some nice panini sandwiches amongst other edibles to choose from. https://molokopdx.com/
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    September Meet and Greet at Molokos

    Sorry Daniel. Unfortunately since we did not actually rent the whole establishment out it seems that the premises is restricted to the older crowd.
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    September Meet and Greet at Molokos

    Yikes!!! The meeting is in less than 24 hours! I gotta get my coolers, bags, and rubberbands together to pack up some corals in the morning, gotta leave Corvallis before noon to make all the stops and meetings in Portland, it will be worth it though. Molokos with the right friends makes for a great night, see you all there.
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    September Meeting Frag Swap 2018

    Well I am getting my trades together tonight, might have to see if I can get in on some of those encrusting corals you got the Maxicurls, quite a nice list you put up.
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    Potassium Chloride

    I have been using 1 Tablespoon per gallon for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the coral and parasites responses.
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    September Meeting Frag Swap 2018

    You would be surprised at what I would be interested in for trade but either way I am sure we can work something out, maybe via PM? I also have some nice chunks of Tierra Del Fuego that could go to a new home.
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    September Meeting Frag Swap 2018

    So lets see here, I have plenty to cut and don't want to bog down the thread too much with pics...What does anyone attending have to trade and what are they looking for? Here are some sample pics to get things started, I have plenty more if someone is interested. Raptors Rainbows Pink Aussie Hyacinth, Twilight Dragon, Super Blue Stag, and Rainbow Tort, ORA Frog Skin, Upscales Microlados, and several others. Digitatas including the bright red and forest fire. lots of encrusters like this Super Red Cyphastrea Other Montiporas such as the ORA Supernatural. Different favia and favites like this candy crush. Maybe some mushrooms and ricordia yumas too.
  23. Yeah, I think I will let the next in line go in for the prize, I was just in it to have fun really...And the frag of zoas of course.
  24. Well a big kudos to those who were able to hang onto those polyps these last few months and grow them out, they were a finicky bunch at times weren't they. On the final roster we had... Emerald 4 - 11, JMurray 5 - 7, Badxgillen 5 - 12, LewisFishermana 4 - 8, PDXmonkeyboy 4 - 11, Kev311 4 - 22, Jeremyeveans 6 - 12, KristenHerr 2 - 5, I will back rack some and double check but it is looking like the first place and grand prize goes too Kev311 With second/Third place tied by PDXmonkeyboy and Emerald. Congratulation too you all, anyone who still has their frag is a winner in my book. Thank you all for playing along with us, as always it was fun and insightful, until next time.
  25. So I am sure many of you are going to wait until the last minute to post the final entry to get maximum growth for the allotted competition time. That being said tonight at midnight is the DEADLINE! Here is my last picture post, as you can see there are almost 12 polyps but they are all closed up now and looking downright shabby...At least I made it to the finish line though.
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