How does a BAR Frag Swap Work?

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by Enderturtle, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

  2. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I see. Got it! Maybe I'll make it for the next drag after all :)


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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    September I believe
     
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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    There's also a coral farmers market that is supposed to be in August.
     
  5. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    If there's water in my tank by then.. i'll go to both! :)
     
  6. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    I just read about the September frag swap and with my tank being barely setup, I'm not sure I'll have any corals to trade by then.. if any in my tank at all. So my question, is there a way for a coral-less beginner like me to participate in a frag swap? Can I buy 3 frags from an LFS and take it straight to the swap or is that frowned upon?
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    In the past this has been ok. However, this is sort of against the idea. We have not officially made this against the rules, and it would be hard to enforce, but it would be better not to. We want corals people are successfully growing and propagating in the swap.
     
  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    That's what I figured, scratch that idea. It's probably way late to make a suggestion to something you guys have been doing for years, but it would be cool if a beginner like me can somehow "buy into" the swap. Maybe instead of bringing 3 frags, I can buy 3 tokens, each token set at a specific dollar amount. Then others can swap for the token as an alternate to frags (some might be interested in taking home cash instead of frags, right?). Anyhow, this probably would defeat the purpose of a "frag swap" as well. If I can't bring a frag by then, I'll probably just attend to be a spectator, or volunteer. :)
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Remind me in September. I'll bring three extra frags for you.
     
  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    remind me to bring the toadstool for you too.
     
  11. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Aww man you guys are friggin awesome! I almost feel guilty getting all these freebies from this forum. Almost. lol. But seriously, thanks Bruce and Ash. Bruce I'll gladly pay you for those frags (i hope it's not against the swap rules). I'll also volunteer for the swap because it's all i can do to pay it forward at this time :)
     
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I think the hospitality and camaraderie is one of the best things about the BAR group in general. Just remember to reciprocating it by making sure that any frags that you get from the swap or member is something that is appropriate for your setup and experience.
     
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  13. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Btw in the past all of our sponsers that set-up and even those that didn't provided "for sale" packs for people that don't have their own packs. We've often told people to head to CA Reef, Diablo or Neptune to grab packs and the last few there have been packs already assembled in the sale tanks at the swap. Is this no longer ok?
     
  14. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I don't charge for BAR members for that kind of thing.
     
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  15. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Don’t feel guilty, just pay it forward when you are ready.


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  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Site is behaving funny for me and not letting my posts go through. Or letting me edit them
     
  17. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Yes! Our plan is working!
     
  18. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Boy....you are devious...


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  19. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Weird, I actually received a portion of your missing post in my email notification.


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  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Sounds like someone volunteering to be President! :D
     

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