2019 Member Frag Swap - March 16

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Feb 9, 2019.

By Wlachnit on Feb 9, 2019 at 8:28 PM
  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD

    It's that time of year again...time to share cool frags with cool people! And...we are going to mix it up a bit this year and move to a new location in SF!

    Seven Stills 100 Hooper St
    San Francisco, CA 94124

    Saturday, March 16
    Admission: FREE

    • 11:00am - 12:00pm Register for the Frag Swap (Get your picking Letter)
    • 12:00 Auction and frag preview
    • 12:30pm Start Frag Swap
    • We will be having a raffle for various goodies including an Apex controller midway through the swap.
    • Street Meet Taco Truck Menu
    • Bring at least 3 different coral frags in their own clear plastic containers with lids.
    • Must be labeled with your username AND coral name AND lights used. A description of the coral would also be useful. You cannot swap if it doesn’t have this information.
    • We will be checking for unlabeled, mislabeled, sick, or dead coral.
    • Corals that cannot be used in frag swapping can be found HERE
    New for this year. If you are a member that would like to participate and find yourself with no corals to share, we have decided to let those members participate in the frag swap after the 3rd round. So, no need to buy frags from your LFS or get them from a fellow member. Given that this is a member swap, we expect plenty of frags to go around.
    Bonus Rounds
    • Bonus/Ultra coral qualification list is being updated
      • Bonus/Ultra zoanthid list is HERE
      • Bonus/Ultra SPS list is HERE
      • Bonus/Ultra LPS and Soft Cora list is HERE.
    • The bonus rounds are optional and consist of the first picking round of the swap.
    • Once you're done with the bonus round, you continue the regular swap.
    • If you want to do the bonus rounds, you need to bring at least 3 bonus corals or 1 ultra coral from the bonus round list to receive 1 Bonus Round Ticket.
    • You can receive as many Bonus Round Tickets as you want. (Example: Bringing 9 bonus round frags gives you 3 bonus round tickets)is in the process of being updated. Please check back
      • Bonus Corals strains can be repeated only ONCE.
        • Example: 1) Oompa Loompa Zoa, 2) Oompa Loompa Zoa, 3) Oregon Tort = OKAY
      • Ultra Corals strains can be repeated only ONCE.
      • 3 Bonus Corals = 1 Bonus Round Ticket or 1 Ultra Coral = 1 Bonus Round Ticket
    Auction Items can be found HERE

    Please let us know if you will attend.
    We will need a few volunteers for several tasks. Sign up HERE
    There is more info to follow....stay tuned.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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Are you attending

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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Feb 9, 2019.

    1. pbh-reef
      What frags qualify?
    2. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      While nobody will know if you buy frags, this isn’t what we want. We are trying to encourage captive propagation, so let’s not encourage people to do this.
      iCon and tankguy like this.
    3. grizfyrfyter
      We want to exclude people who don't have enough corals yet to propogate themselves?

      This would be my first swap with BAR so the first time I've seen this approach.
    4. grizfyrfyter
      Don't worry about it. I'll donate my entry frags for you, I won't participate.
      glee likes this.
    5. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      That is one way to look at it, but not how I see it. This is a free event that is a reward for all supporting members. We want to focus on corals that people are successfully growing and fragging themselves.
      I’m sure any supporting members that are new enough that they don’t have frags to swap can show up and find things on the free table. It would also be a good time to meet people and receive dbtc corals.
    6. grizfyrfyter
      I believe DBTC rules require established tanks with proven success with the specific kind of corals that are being fragged, so it's not a good time for new people to get DBTC frags.

      I wasn't aware people bring free corals outside the swap frags. That's generous.

      I won't encourage people to buy corals for swap entry. I have offered to donate corals I've grown but I won't be swapping this time.
    7. grizfyrfyter
      Is there a raffle at the swap?
    8. glee
      yes, we are planning a raffle and an auction at the swap
      grizfyrfyter likes this.
    9. grizfyrfyter
      Who can I ship donations to?
    10. JVU
      There’s nothing wrong with giving the requisite frags for entry to another member, and then also having some for yourself to enter. I’ve done this several times. You should definitely participate.

      And there are others of us happy to help out members who want to participate but don’t have the corals to enter. No member should feel like they can’t participate in the swap, especially new members.

      We will be posting additional rules about what corals qualify, but besides updating the bonus/ultra coral list it should be the same as last swap.
    11. grizfyrfyter
      I'm donating 6 frags to other members already.
    12. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      I’m bringing probably 40 frags. It’s not about how many corals anybody brings, or wether someone has 3 corals to share or not. In my opinion BAR is in large part about sharing captively propagated corals. IF someone is going To buy 3 corals why not just buy 3 corals they actually want?
      Rostato likes this.
    13. grizfyrfyter
      Because it's a fun and exciting event to participate in and no member should be excluded because they don't have corals they want to part with. I remember my very first swap, I had maybe 5 frags and all corals that I really liked. If it wasn't for a local sponsor selling swap frag packs for a steep discount, I wouldn't have gone.

      Reefers who bring 40 frags mean the people who can only afford to bring three get to go home with a lot more, often filling their tanks with wonderful and classic corals.
      Kim Pattison likes this.
    14. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      Dbtc recipients are up to the donors. Many chains ask for people to have success with certain types of corals, but many don’t. I often am willing to give people frags (and a chance) if they are willing to make a tank journal when there aren’t other people asking for the frags in a chain.
    15. GabeB
      For those of us who simply don't have enough corals to frag anything and would like to attend and get more coral is that still possible or should we wait until we have coral to frag?
    16. juanfdezdc
      I lost everything in my 100g (heater malfunctioned) so I was thinking to buy 3 frags. If frags from your tank is a requisite (which I don’t see it in the rules), I’ll then either buy from someone or use the ones I recently bought in the CFM.
      This frag event was key for me last year when I started with my tank and I really don’t want to miss it.

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    17. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      I got you Juan. Message me a week before the event to remind me though. I'll have three there for you.
    18. iCon
      Esp at the member’s swap.
      Coral reefer likes this.
    19. grizfyrfyter
      Members swap. A COMMUNITY EVENT where at least 3 supporting members are now dependent on other members donating frags to them so they can participate.

      I think the priorities of this event have gotten mixed up somewhere and need to be reevaluated.
    20. iCon
      That’s great... Would rather have frags from other members than a LFS. If you have to get them from a store, so be it, just not preferred? I think the concern is where the members swap is/was generosity on top of generosity and someone buying their way in appears like they’re taking advantage of it. This along with some other stuff caused the founding crew to burn out.

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