BAR 2018 Annual Regional Frag Swap

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Aug 30, 2018.

By Wlachnit on Aug 30, 2018 at 6:05 PM
  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit BOD


    We're excited to announce BAR's biggest event of the year, the annual Regional Frag Swap. – OCTOBER 20, 2018

    This frag swap is open to everyone, in fact we will be encouraging people from throughout California to come swap frags.
    • Room Number: Room 722
    • Chabot College in Hayward, CA
    • Park in lot G (Which is the closest to Building 700)
    • Remember to bring $2 in change for parking
    • 10:30am Shopping Starts / Vendors Ready
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm Register for the Frag Swap (Get your picking Letter)
    • 12:30pm Start Frag Swap
    • 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. You cannot swap if it doesn’t have this information.
    • We will be checking for unlabeled, mislabeled, sick, or dead coral.
    • Pre-registration is $20
    • Registration is $30 at the door.
    • Send money to the club's paypal account at
    • FREE for Spectators
    • The following corals cannot be used in frag swapping.
    • [​IMG] (click to enlarge)
    [​IMG]Food / Drinks
    • Food and drinks will be sold at the event
    Bonus Rounds
    • 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)
      • The Bonus Coral list can be found HERE.
      • Bonus Corals strains can be repeated only ONCE.
        • Example: 1) Oompa Loompa Zoa, 2) Oompa Loompa Zoa, 3) Gold Hammer = OKAY
      • Ultra Corals strains can be repeated only ONCE.
      • 3 Bonus Corals = 1 Bonus Round Ticket or 1 Ultra Coral = 1 Bonus Round Ticket
    • READ THIS THREAD on bonus rounds before asking questions about it here.
    • Coralicious Corals
    • Legendary Corals
    • Clearwater Aquarium
    Raffle Prizes
    • Neptune
    • Kessil
    • Reef Nutrition
    • Fritz
    • Clearwater
    • Coral Magazine
    • BRS
    • Bay Bridge

    If you want to donate something for the raffle, visit this thread HERE

    We also need a few volunteers as well. If you would like to volunteer, visit this thread HERE
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Aug 30, 2018.

    1. iCon
      Typical of regional swaps. Members only is often the opposite.
    2. Ibn
      Quite a number only did indeed only brought 3 corals just to qualify. On top of that, there's always the issue of mislabeled/improperly labeled frags, lack of water to actually cover the frag, and unhealthy/receding frags.

      The members only one was indeed better and if I was to only attend a swap a year that would be it.
    3. sfsuphysics
      Well just doing some napkin math here, I came home with 4 corals, didn't do the free for all, so 4 rounds x 54 people = 216 corals, then I threw in another 30 or so that were left for the free-for-all, there may have been more I don't think there was enough to do another full round though which is why I kind of just split the difference. Also didn't take into account bonus corals, but since those people potentially picked more than everyone else (3 ultras, they get 3 bonus picks, plus 4 rounds = 7 corals, even if they only have 3 bonus corals = 1 extra pick + 4 rounds = 5 corals), maybe call it 5 per person on average, which sounds bout right. There were a handful of people who did bring a lot, but most were between 3 and 5 or so corals I'd guess, sometimes hard to gauge when I just pick up a stack of containers if they all came from the same person or if they were multiple people.
    4. Julius Chen
      Julius Chen
      Rlativly new to salt water, I want to express my appreciation of the event. I ended up taking home 5 corals I did not have. Under hydra light, they all look great!

      Many thanks to Eric who helped me out with the selection!
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    5. glee
      I just want to give thanks to everyone that put this event together. I had a great time catching up with people I haven’t seen in years as well as make new connections. ✌️
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    6. Wlachnit
      It's great to get this feedback. Based on the feedback as well as discussions at the frag swap, we will re-visit what qualifies as a Bonus/Ultra.
    7. sfsuphysics
      One observation, Mountain Mike's pepperoni is quite a bit spicier than other pepperoni out there, and yeah it required me to buy a soda :D
    8. MolaMola
      Here is what our classroom received from the swap: 2 Lithophyllon, green Nephthea, purple Stylophora, Silver gorgonian, blue cloves, red monti cap. We have multiple frags of the gorg and monti due to student dipping incidents this morning. Also bought a red photosynthetic sponge. Will put the monti in nudibranch-free tank as a test.
      We set up a coral quarantine tank recently and put in the new frags. Ask a group of middle school boys for a sign to identify it as the QT and this is what you get:
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    9. Mozby
      Thanks for organizing this. I’m glad I went. Everyone did a great job!

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    10. Randy moss
      Randy moss
      First time going to a swap. Want to say thank you guys for putting on such a great event. We had a great time. Being a noob everyone was really helpful, Learned a lot, picked up some nice frags and won a raffle prize. Cant wait to start a bigger tank and get in the mix. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    11. Randy moss
      Randy moss
      And wow thought those pics would appear in tile form lol :)
    12. Vhuang168
      Did you get that gigantea from Neptune?

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    13. Mozby
      I didn’t get this?

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    14. MolaMola
      It was a regular size sheet of paper passed out during swap. Didn't get one?
    15. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      They were on the tables, handed out at registration and announced from the podium during the day.
    16. sfsuphysics
      Signed in, never got one myself, never even offered. But the chances of me going across the bay to the store are hovering above zero so it's cool :D
    17. xcaret
      Oh, that's very nice and on time for Halloween; you know, sticknyour hand in there, turn into a zombie and go trick or treating...
    18. glee
      what would the swap look like if the requirement to join the swap were to bring 3 "bonus" corals for entry? you can still bring mushrooms, monti caps, birdsnest, etc after your 3 "bonus" entries. only people bringing ultra corals would get one 1st round pick. when the Letter rounds go all the way to J and back, the first three rounds would have bonus corals to pick.

      currently, if you bring non-bonus corals and get lucky with Letter A or B, your chances of getting a "higher end" coral is much better than those with I or J in the first round. by having a 3 bonus coral entry, everyone participating will have a chance at bringing nice corals and going home with nice corals. it evens out the playing field.

      there is enough time between now and the next swap that we should all have a chance to purchase bonus frags (can be as little as $10) and grow them out for the next swap to reach bonus level. this idea also promotes our hobbyists and local fish stores to propagate and distribute nice corals in the Bay Area.

      this is a community event. bring nice corals that are growing well and share them. it doesnt seem right to bring a purple mushroom, get letter A, and take home a super ultra whatchamacholit frag. im not saying anyone did this, but the swap, in its current form, has the potential for it to happen.
    19. Ibn
      @enaldy Picked up something from you at the regional swap that I've never heard before, black hornets. The name had me intrigued so I figured why the hell not and picked up a frag. FYI, here they are today.

      FYI, these are not black hornets or even close. Please consider asking next time if you're unsure what these zoas are called.
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    20. enaldy
      Hey @Ibn, I never had black Hornets, the one I brought to the swap were black man eaters (as some people on the forum told me, since i didn't know the name).

      If I wrote the wrong name I apologize, and can make it up to you... do you have the container lid with the wrong name?

      Also the ones with the green rim, i never had those either. I think you got the frags mixed up.

      The frag plug is also strange to me, since I have only generic ones, and none with brand on them.. as far as I can remember.

      Just saying.

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