BAR Members only swap August 14th @ Chabot College

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  1. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Bay Area Reefers Summer Members Only Swap
    The BAR Members frag swap is intended to promote the propagation, sharing and ‘backing up’ of corals within the reefing community. In this event, BAR values a spirit of generosity in support of the hobby and all its participants.

    This swap is open to all BAR members and you are encouraged to join us.

    To participate in the swap you must meet our lenient criteria:
    Current paid member by 05/01/10
    1) Attended a general meeting in the previous 12 months

2) Volunteered at BAYMAC or other BAR event (Tank Tour/Swap) for a minimum of a 2 hour shift
    3)200+ post count not including buy, sell, trade posts

    If you do not meet these criteria are a BAR member and want to attend, shoot me a pm and we’ll chat :)

    Never been to a swap before?

    No problem! We have a newbie welcoming committee that will be there to help. There will even be a newbie's corner with discussions designed to improve your reefing skills.

    How the swap will work

    • Corals will be placed on tables with a family of corals (I.E. Zoas, soft corals, LPS, SPS - sticks, SPS - plates, other)

    • You will receive a name tag with a group letter

    • letters will be called in this order: A;B:C:D;E;F;Z;Z;F;E;D;C;B;A;A...
• When your group letter is called, in the first round, you will have a few minutes to select a coral

    • Successive rounds will be shorter and you will be able to grab more corals.

    “That sounds neat, how do I participate?”

•Show up for Registration 11:00-12:30

    •Bring three or more different strains of coral (BAR members are known for bringing dozens of corals, so don't feel like you only need to bring 3, the more the merrier)

    Important Information

    •The swap will be held on August 14th in the cafeteria Cafeteria Room #2300 at Chabot College
    •Chabot College charges $2 for parking. you will need to purchase a daily permit from of the machines in the parking lots.
•Swap registration is 11:00-12:30, anyone coming late to check in automatically is placed into the final picking group

    •The swap starts at 1:00 hard
•The raffle will be held during the swap, so keep your ears open, although winning numbers will remain posted after they’ve been called

    •We ask that you package your corals in deli containers similar to these, or these NO ZIPLOCK BAGS. Not only can you see the corals better, they do not leak all over the place so we can return to Chabot for future swaps. If you show up with substandard packing you will be asked to purchase deli containers and repackage and label your corals. There are some handy frag packing tips in This Thread, feel free to add any suggestions.

    •All containers shall be labeled with the coral type, your name and internet handle and growing conditions if they are not labeled you will be required to label them on the spot, see This Thread for pre-made blank BAR Avery labels

    •There will be food and beverages available for purchase during the event

    • Any corals that are deemed unhealthy or freshly fragged will not qualify you for the swap, it is against our mission to reward poor propagation techniques.
    •There will be a raffle of items donated by our sponsors. Tickets will be on sale at the event. $20 buys you as many tickets as $20 buys you!

    One last thing

    Please treat all corals that you pick at the swap as if they are infected with the worst pests known to man, dip your corals with the povidone provided for free at the swap or your favorite coral dip. Not only does dipping help to prevent pests from making their way into your tank, it can help to prevent the spread of nuisance algae as well as keeping the instances of necrosis to a minimum.

    Non-Qualifying Corals

    *these organisms have been deemed too common in the hobby. They will be placed on a separate table from other corals at the swap. If you only bring non-qualifying coral that are on this list you will be restricted to only picking from the common table for the first two rounds.

    Green Star Polyp (GSP)

    Brown Protopalythoa (sea mat)




    Encrusting Gorgonian (brown GSP)


    Kenya Tree


    Colt Coral


    Brown Toadstool Leather


    Macroalgae (California legal varieties)
  2. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Rock it hardcore!!

    As Charles said at the last meeting, now is the perfect time to start fragging. Frag now, and your corals will be perfectly healed and as healthy as they can be for when you take the frags to the swap.
  3. arthurlo

    arthurlo Guest

    Who's bringing the hydrogen peroxide for dipping? :)
  4. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    awesome im excited first frag swap for me
  5. DurTBear

    DurTBear Guest

    Sweet! Time to start fragging!
  6. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    I'll be there even though it will take a miracle to free up 1 square inch of real estate. This will be a good chance for me to clear out some duplicates and experimental frags :O
  7. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    Me, too.
  8. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    guess its time to learn how to frag
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    2 months to heal up? Geeze.. maybe in Charles' tank and his slow growing stuff :D
  10. sid700

    sid700 Supporting Member

    Those Non-Qualifying Corals look pretty nice.
  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    :D There will be plenty of those on the freebie table :)
  12. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Is this the line for free trees?
  13. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I have a nice redwood for you Jim, I've been growing it out for a while :D
  14. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Sweet! I'm actually going to try and make this one. I think I qualify on post count.
  15. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    Are they reef safe? :D
  16. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Do you mean reefer safe? LOL
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I'll be bringing my fair share of Jim inspired acrylic pegs with somewhat colorful stuff on top :D
  18. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    I'll bring plenty of Xenia for the freebie table.
  19. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    I probably will be bringing some GSP.
  20. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    I can't wait for this event. Looking forward to it.

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