[Aug 9, 2014] BAR Regional Frag Swap (Hayward, CA)

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BAR Regional Frag Swap
Start Date: Aug 9, 2014 11:00 AM
End Date: Aug 9, 2014 03:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -07:00 PDT

Chabot College, Cafeteria (Bldg 2300)
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

Posted By: FeliciaLynn

Confirmed Attendees: 32
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The following users have RSVP'd "Maybe":

The following users have RSVP'd "No":
  1. We can look forward to some awesome dry goods and livestock for the silent auction at the swap. Several of the club's sponsors have pledged/donated the stuff below. Stop by the silent auction table for a chance to take these home - all proceeds go towards BAR to hold more club events and hosting this forum.

    Air, Water & Ice:
    RO/DI filter replacement kit

    Aqua Exotic:
    JBJ Ocean Pulse Duo controllable wavemaker
    JBJ True Temp heater controller

    Diablo Corals:
    Premium coral frags

    jestersix Reefscaping:

    Reefscaping supplies/kits

    Kritter Tanks:
    Custom fabricated 1' x 2' x 2' acrylic corner tank

    Neptune Aquatics:

    DIY LED kit(s)

    Rod's Food:
    Multipack of various Rod's Food frozen blends

    The list will be updated as new details emerge. Stay tuned!
  2. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    A wild David appears!
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  3. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks for the announcement, David!

    I hope everyone is excited for the swap! Not only will you have the opportunity to go home with some nice new corals, but now you can score some great deals in our silent auction. Thanks to all our awesome sponsors for donating to the auction!
  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Whoop whoop. Paid my fee and I'm set to go!
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  5. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    For the silent auction, is paypal acceptable or need cash or check the day of?
  6. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Just wanted to remind everyone to pay $10 in advance via Paypal for the frag swap; otherwise, it is a lot more! Even if you're not 100% sure whether you can be there, it isn't worth the risk!!

    Please don't forget to bring your non-eligible coral frags or just frags you don't feel are swap-worthy for the table we'll have set up for that purpose!! Thanks!!
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Any word on other clubs who have members who RSVP'd? Just curious how much of a regional swap this will be versus another club only swap.
  8. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Can I bring two frags of the same kind?
  9. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I'm not sure since the treasurer is the one seeing the Paypal payments from other clubs. I do however know that I've been posting in the other clubs' Facebooks groups and I've been hearing from people that they plan to attend. So hopefully a good turn out from people beyond our membership. Also, we have posters and fliers advertising at all the local stores. And a craigslist add. So all of that should draw in non-members.
  10. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yep, that's fine.
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  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Abso-freaking-lutely! Rules are you bring 3 strains that are not on the "do not bring" list and that's your official entry, much like I tell my students that is simply the minimum requirement (except with pages not frags :D), you can do more.

    The way I look at it the more corals you bring, the more likely someone else is going to get one of your corals which means they're less likely to grab a coral you want. Now this doesn't mean you simply bring all your junk, hence the reason for the ineligible list, but trimming corals should be a part of everyone's maintenance.
  12. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the discounted swap registration fees for BAR members and members of other clubs are only available until this Tuesday at 11:59 pm. After that, late registration will be $25 for everyone. If you wait to pay at the door, the registration fee will be $30 for everyone. So hurry on over to Paypal and pay for your swap registration!
  13. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Just signed up. See you all soon :)

    I'll be getting 2 metallic green trumpets & a mystic monti frag.
  14. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Thanks for clarifying - I did not realize that since it says above: Bring three or more different strains of coral
  15. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    If you bring 5 corals do you get to swap for 5 corals and so forth?
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Regardless of how many corals you bring, everyone gets the same amount of picks. If everyone brings 3 corals, everyone would only get 3 picks (assuming no one leaves early, which does happen). In the past though the number of picks have been close to the 5-6 range than 3 range, which means on average everyone brings twice the minimum, now my observations do note that this isn't true at all but it works out this way because some bring way more than the minimum amount, and there have been times (long ago) where people have left with 8-9 corals.

    It really goes to the mind set of those participating how well it pans out.
  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Oh thanks for clearing that up. Im going to bring more than 3 frags. Probably 5 or 6.
  18. Silent auction items update! OP is also updated with the latest info.

    jestersix Reefscaping: *update*
    MagRock (for an overflow box)
    MagFrag Triple
    Seven Deadly FragRacks

    Neptune Aquatics: *update*
    $50 gift certificate
    Revive dip (to be rebottled and distributed for free to all participants)

    RapidLED: *update*
    Aurora Puck Kit: full spectrum 7-color LED fixture with 4 channels of control

    Reef Angel:
    1x Reef Angel Rope Leak Detector
    1x Jebao DC3000 return pump

    Aquatic Collection: *update*

    Thanks again to all the generous sponsors for these prizes!
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  19. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Could you or someone please explain how silent auction works? And a few questions:
    1. will a "minimum bid" be set for all items?
    2. is it cash only or ??
    3. what time is the cut-off period and what time will the winners be announced?
    4. do you have to be there to win?
    5. is there going to be a tank set up for live corals?
    6. do we need a volunteer(s) to handle this?
  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Basically it works via a clipboard with a piece of paper on it for each item, you write down your name and how much you bid. If someone wants to out bid you they put their name and a higher bid under you. If you want to out bid them, you do the same. They'll often take bids until a certain time, then collect the clipboards and whomever has the last bid down is the winner.

    (I'll defer the other specific questions to someone else)
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