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September Meeting Frag Swap 2018


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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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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.

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Raptors Rainbows

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Pink Aussie Hyacinth, Twilight Dragon, Super Blue Stag, and Rainbow Tort, ORA Frog Skin, Upscales Microlados, and several others.

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Digitatas including the bright red and forest fire.

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lots of encrusters like this Super Red Cyphastrea

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Other Montiporas such as the ORA Supernatural.

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Different favia and favites like this candy crush.

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Maybe some mushrooms and ricordia  yumas too.

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@badxgillen For those of us newbies who don't yet have much to trade, will any frags be for sale, or is this a trade-only event?  I'd be interested in your Twilight Dragon, Super Blue Stag, and Rainbow Tort.

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Super excited about this!

 

I'll have a whole bunch of stuff available for trade, including but not limited to:

  • Upscales Rose Stylophora
  • ORA purple Stylophora
  • Jason Fox Hulk Leptoseris
  • JF Jackolantern Lepto
  • JF Moonstruck psammacora
  • Golden basket watermelon psammacora
  • Golden Basket Pot of Gold (name?) Lepto
  • red/purple green eyed war coral
  • LA lakers turbinaria
  • RR Nauti Spiral Monti (lil frag)
  • JF highlighter orange pavona

and many more...

For trades, I'm hoping for equivalentish items. These days, I'm leaning mostly toward corals I can see from across the room, as my friend Kate would say.

These will all be available for sale as well.

And I've got loads of free softies for everyone!! Please try to bring your own reusable container, if possible. :)

Sorry about my lack of photos. I keep forgetting to bring my camera into the bar. I'll attempt to get a few up tomorrow.

 
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I've got some flourescent orange discosoma, green/orange/multicolor yumas, a huge (FREE!) rock of florescent green rhodactis, tons of devil's hand leathers, ORA pink photosynthetic gorgonians, green sinularia, nuclear green polyps, purple death, gorilla nips, everlasting gobstoppers, sunset sakuras...

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4 hours ago, maxicurls said:

I've got some flourescent orange discosoma, green/orange/multicolor yumas, a huge (FREE!) rock of florescent green rhodactis, tons of devil's hand leathers, ORA pink photosynthetic gorgonians, green sinularia, nuclear green polyps, purple death, gorilla nips, everlasting gobstoppers, sunset sakuras...

If i remember correctly, you also had a whole bunch of jack-o-lantern lepto!

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