[Feb 8, 2014] 2014 BAR Members Only Frag Swap (Hayward, CA)

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2014 BAR Members Only Frag Swap
Start Date: Feb 8, 2014 11:00 AM
End Date: Feb 8, 2014 03:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -08:00 PST

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

Posted By: FeliciaLynn

Confirmed Attendees: 33
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  1. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Hey guys! I'm out of town right now, so I'm a bit out of the loop, but I'm guessing that 10 am would be the earliest start time. Registration starts at 11 officially, but usually there is a group of volunteers setting up an hour or so early. Hopefully one of the people actually planning and running the swap can give you a more definitive answer though.
  2. The setup crew arrives at 10am. You can check in your corals at that time, however be forewarned there will be extra scrutiny for proper labeling/containers/fragging. ;) If that's not early enough, perhaps consider dropping the frags off with one of the attendees?
  3. You want BAR shirts, we've got BAR shirts in blue, green, and black! All colors and sizes are $20 each.
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Bumping this, because I totally forgot that it's not in the presentation room it normally is in.
  5. brleong

    brleong Supporting Member

    I will be coming, but i will just be watching and learning how things are done since I'm new to the group. See you all there!
  6. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Can we make sure people TRY to use CLEAR plastic containers?
    I know some people in past swaps have used styrofoam containers. Not that great because people end up opening them and/or what not.

    Just a suggestion.
  7. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Good point. Clear plastic deli containers are what we want to see people use. Most people get them at Smart and Final.
  8. lyal

    lyal Guest

    Great even today guys!
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yup, went quick, went efficient want to thank everyone for being courteous in the swap area. Hopefully everyone who wanted got some Miami Hurricane chalice :D
  10. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    I did, though the color is completely different than what I thought I had before. Did I get something mislabeled?
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    The guy who donated it said that he had a lighting problem or something so the color shifted a bit. I noticed it was truer to what google shows as a Miami hurricane chalice near the edges of the colony. Hopefully it should change back to it's original colors or at least new growth should be that color.
  12. Thanks to everyone who participated in the swap! It was great to meet many of you and for the excellent feedback and ideas.

    Special thanks to Charlie and Sergio for running another fantastic swap! We also appreciate everyone who helped out with setup, registration, coral corral, and cleanup.

    The food at the potluck was delicious - thanks to all the contributors! We'll try to get some other food options for purchase at future events.
    neuro likes this.
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Thanks to Neuspeedgirl and Dudley for the encrusting montis, and Mr.T and kirb_dog for the old school montis which I haven't seen in a long long time (and now I'll see how they grow under LEDs).
  14. Kara13

    Kara13 Guest

    Yesterday was fun. I look forward to getting to know people and coming to meetings. Thanks!
  15. Kara13

    Kara13 Guest

    I got a piece of the Miami Hurricane. It's split in half but not completely. Will it heal? Or should I pull it apart all the way?
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Should heal up. However if you pull it make sure you're careful and you don't rip the flesh from the skeleton. A trick I used to do is simply get a frag plug or piece of rock and glue both sides to it so that it wouldn't move around. Some of the edges of that coral were quite thin and fragile and broke if I looked that funny.
  17. Kara13

    Kara13 Guest

    Thanks for the info. I'll glue to a frag plug.
  18. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Great swap! It's nice to see people live and in person, and complain about aiptasia!

    I admit that i'm one of those people that just reuses whatever containers I got from the last swap, and they might be cloudy/clear plastic. I'll go to Smart and Final before the next one! Maybe we should make it a rule that they must be in those ones, and maybe distribute them amongst ourselves.

    One small bone of contention ... why are there outlaw corals? While it's true that maybe they should not be counted as "eligible" for the sake of the 3 unique strains ... I think they should be welcome as any other species. Seriously, I miss xenia!

    I think that even people who brought 3 unique strains are purposely NOT bringing the outlaw corals thinking that they are .. outlawed, when in fact they are fine to bring but don't count against the three strains.

    So I would like to vote that they no longer be outlawed. Most of us wouldn't just bring three cuts of toadstool for the swap anyway, but we might bring 3 cool corals ... AND three cuts of toadstool.

    I'm just saying that even though the outlaw corals are boring, they can be very satisfying too. toadstools and leathers are fun to watch grow big, and xenia is just awesome... and who doesn't want a back-tank-wall covered with GSP?


  19. Marc

    Marc Guest


    I'm new to the hobby and ended up with a toadstool ,which I'm excited about btw, at the end during the free for all. It would have been nice though if the free for all started with "new hobby" first then up for grabs for the rest of the members who already participated. But then again, I did end up with some corals and for that I'm happy.

    I worked the coral check in table with Philip, and we did see some outlaw/ common corals come in. They stayed at the front table and I was able to snag something in the end.

    Just my experience during this swap.
  20. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    i would have liked some GSP. I missed them at the outlaw table. in fact, i didn't even notice that table.

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