2018 BAR's Swap Bonus/Ultra Coral List

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

    Thats why I have asked above about mine to confirm.

    At the members swap you could repeat something up to 5 times, but only once per ticket.

    Example: 3 tickets total
    Cali tort, Cali tort, butt muncher 1 ticket
    Cali tort, Cali tort, butt muncher 1 ticket
    Cali tort, butt muncher, butt muncher 1 ticket
  2. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Sponsor

    Per group of 3

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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Just an observation, but saw quite a few Rastas still on the table into the last round, maybe they should be retired from the bonus list?
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  4. There’s a number of items that should be retired and a number added
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  5. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    Rasta's used to be pretty expensive and I still really like them. I guess a lot of people have moved on
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    They, along with most other zoas, also have the "problem" of being relatively fast growers, so it doesn't take long for them to become very common in an area, regardless of price, and Rastas have been around for a long time. Not saying they're a horrible coral or anything, just there were lots still left on the table which means either people don't care about them, or there were lots of them used as bonus, which to me would suggest they're not as "special" as they used to be.

    I don't think bonus should be based on price of the coral, but more on "what do we want to see more of" otherwise everything with a "Jason Fox" tag would be a bonus/ultra coral :D
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  7. Right -- but here's the problem with Rastas and some similar corals. I have two Rasta colonies that have well over 100 heads. I actually brought as a bonus coral a plug of Rastas with over 20 heads on it. If I chose to cut that one up and just a small part of another colony could dominate the Bonus round. :) Add to that large colonies of BeB's that are the same quick growers and....

    To some extent the Bonus corals should absolutely be based on scarcity and difficulty to get.
  8. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    If it takes more than 1 or 2 polyps to be a bonus, it probably shouldn’t be on there. Otherwise a 15 head candy cane might end up qualifying. :)

    Separately, @Bruce Spiegelman Tubbs Monti Stellata . One of the first corals I latched onto when I started. Also have a frag of the Tyree Aquascene for you but completely forgot about it for yesterday.
  9. Yep. I love Tubbs Stellata. One of my favorite corals because of the growth pattern and colors. Under the right lights the blue glows and the polyps are gold. It's one of those that if Jason Fox came out with it for the first time now it would go for $400.00 a frag. :)
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man so tempting to make a snide comment... but I won't :D
  11. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I just want the people who were working the check in table to note that 3 polyps of RR Pink Diamonds is listed as an ultra. 1 polyp was bonus.

    I was turned down 2 bonus tickets for bringing two 4 polyp frags of my pink diamonds.

    I still had a great time and met a lot of good people, but I was pissed to start!

    I had to make a trade for an ultra Acro to get one bonus ticket, and sold the other frag. It all worked out in the end. I just want them to know they made a mistake.

    See you guys next time.
  12. Sorry about that. Things get rushed and everyone tends to come to check-in at the same time. Did they refer to a list or did you pull it up on your phone? Or was there another reason given?
  13. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I argued a bit and said that 3 was ultra but they kept insisting I needed 3 frags not 3 polyps. I didn’t want to cause a scene, and hold up the line. Again, it all worked out so we are cool.
  14. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    On a side note, I agree that Rastas should be removed from bonus. Seems that everyone in the Bay Area has them.
  15. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    Who checked you in? I don't remember seeing any RR pink diamonds other than the ones that I brought.
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I remeember the exchange, I think there was confusion in language with perhaps the word bonus ticket got mixed up with bonus coral. So the argument that 3 were a bonus was prehaps thought of 3 were required for a bonus coral by the front desk and not a ticket. So maybe future just change the name of bonus coral to something else? Or don't have a bonus version and an ultra version of the same coral.

    I remember because I moved them from the front to the tables then back from the tables to this gentleman
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  17. JVU


    It is strange and in my opinion counter-productive to have 1 polyp be bonus (so 3 would give 1 bonus ticket) and 3 polyps be ultra (so would also give 1 bonus ticket).

    The club would be better off with 3 frags of 1 polyp rather than 1 frag of 3 polyps, so why would we encourage the later?

    Clearly, RR Pink Diamonds were set up that way for this last swap, so this was an (innocent) mistake. I’m just saying for next time, this approach doesn’t make sense to me, since we are trying to encourage broad propagation of corals.
  18. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Agreed. Great point
  19. Oh hell -- that's an awesome point.
  20. Ibn

    Ibn Guest

    It was 1 polyp of RR pink diamonds for 1 bonus ticket. 3 polyps was for ultra ticket. 3 bonus = 1 ultra. That was the conversion.

    We had a more exclusive ultra round previously.

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