A thank you and a shout-out.

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. A well-deserved thank you to everyone involved in the planning and running of the swap today. It was extremely efficient, well-run and simply a lot of fun.

    I also wanted to give a shout out to a member whose labels AND packaging went above and beyond the call of duty! Frags from DLDDesign were each double "containered" and then sealed in a zip bag. The innermost container was modified to hold a frag plug and keep the coral from moving around. It was inside another sealed container which was inside the bag.

    Then a laminated, printed card was affixed to the bag with every parameter you'd want AND a picture of the coral! It made picking so much easier! IMG_2053.JPG IMG_2054.JPG
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Wow, those must have all been taken by the time I got up to pick. I don't remember seeing anything like that. Nice.
  3. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    yes I saw it. I was sitting next to Bruce and saw it when he returned to his seat. Great job DLHdesign! keep up the good work and happy fragging
  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I grabbed some nice zoas.

    Candy Apple Orange!!!

    Gonzo Golden Dragon Mushroom!!!

    Some other things from both coral vendors, including a grafted monti :D

    Really loving this mushroom rock for my tank thanks to @jestersix

    Probably gonna put a bunch of nice stuff on the shrooms. Pipe organs, cyphastrea, zoa, chalice :D
  5. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    So you got the Gonzo golden dragon...
    I was wondering who got it. You lucky dog.
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think I saw those Gonzo Golden Dragon mushrooms when I had my super late pick, but I have no idea what it was (now I gotta google). But saw the word Musgroom and had to pass as I envisioned a tank full of them as they grow out of control :)
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Ok just saw a picture, and damn... :)

    Either way, it probably is in better hands with Mike so it's cool
  8. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Awesome swap, everyone! So many nice people in reefkeeping. This time around I mostly benefitted from the swap but I am looking forward to having some great corals to contribute in the future.
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  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Awesome swap! Thanks to everyone that helped put this together.

    Got some nice sticks, did miss out on 1 that I had my eye out for. You'd think with 8 bonus coral tickets I would have been able to grab all I wanted but 3 mins is really short to pick 7.

    I'm a little disappointed none of my Flaming Bugatti frags stayed in the club. I think both ended up in NVR.

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  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    The best solution to this problem that I can think of is to give me a frag next time you've got one. ;)
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  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Haha oh well theres always next year. Your donation generated a lot of money towards the raffle!
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    That's good to hear!

    Will there be a feedback thread?
  13. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Can you make one a feedback thread for me and encourage others to give feedback

    I already plan on makig the following changes.
    Bonus round will be 3 minutes instead of 4 minutes
    Birdsnest = banned coral
  14. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Awwwwww! I still have some that didn't make the swap!

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  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Was their an abundance of Birdsnest... again? Any particular type? Ponape? Pink? ORA whatever they call it? I didn't even look at any of the stony coral tables.

    I'll toss this here instead of the comment section, but instead of outright bans, maybe increase the minimum size. Like if you want to donate birds nest it MUST be atleast a 3" mini colony that is all in one piece.
  16. Benaminh

    Benaminh Guest

    Eeek, don't ban the birdsnest corals! I'm glad I got some Ponape because someone else sniped the Bird of Paradise right before me. I agree they should be minicolonies, because a freshly fragged 1cm nugget is just going to get tissue necrosis (saw it on the second Ponape frag).

    Point is, brown birdsnest I don't care for, but the other vibrant colors are perfectly acceptable and should remain available (including green). I'm using mine to test the waters of my established system for SPS, as well as a test coral to check compatibility with Angelfish.
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    All the better to join the BoD so you can make some change (or keep things the way they are)


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