[Nov 16, 2013] 2013 BAR Members Only Frag Swap (Hayward, CA)

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2013 BAR Members Only Frag Swap
Start Date: Nov 16, 2013 10:00 AM
End Date: Nov 16, 2013 03:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -08:00 PST

Chabot College room 722
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

Posted By: gimmito

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  1. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Bay Area Reefers 2013 Members Only Frag Swap

    We are pleased to announce the BAR Members only frag swap! This event is intended to encourage the propagation, sharing, and 'backing up' of corals throughout the reefing community. The frag swap is a great way to promote the spirit of generosity in support of the hobby and all its participants.

    The swap is open to 2013 BAR members...not a member ? Now is a great time to become one ! Meet and hang out with your fellow hobbyists. Share and enjoy the diversity of corals being successfully grown by your fellow reefers. Learn more about how to care for the corals you pick and the corals you currently have.

    Never been to a swap before or don't have frags to swap yet?

    No problem! We have a welcoming committee that will be on site to help, and a newbie table where you can select a few organisms to populate your tank and ease your way into the hobby. Come see how the frag swap works and be ready for the next swap!

    How the swap works
    • Corals entered into the swap will be placed on tables within a family of corals.
      • Categories: Zoas, Soft corals, LPS, & SPS (sub-divided into Sticks, Plates, Others)

    • You will receive a name tag and draw a pick group letter

    • Pick group letters are called in this order: A, B, C, D, ..., Z, Z, ..., D, C, B, A, A, ...
    • During the first round of picking you will have a few minutes to select one coral

    • As the swap progresses through the pick groups, successive rounds will be shorter and you will be able to select multiple corals

    "How do I participate?"
    • Show up for Registration 11:00-12:30

    • Bring three or more different strains of coral

    Important Information
    • The swap will be held on Saturday November 16th, Chabot College, room 722.
    • Chabot College charges $2 for parking. Please support our venue and purchase a daily parking permit from one of the machines in the parking lots.
    • Swap registration is 10:00-12:00, late arrivals are automatically placed into the final pick group
    • The swap begins at 1:00pm (after our guest speaker Shu Tin Sterlin"s anemone talk.
    • We ask that you package your corals in deli containers similar to these, or other sealable containers. Corals in ziplock bags are not allowed. Typically a good place to find deli containers is your local Smart & Final. Not only do the containers allow you to see the corals better, they reduce the risk of leaks and spills that can potentially irritate our hosts at Chabot. If you show up with substandard packing you will be required to purchase deli containers and repackage and label your corals. There are some handy frag packing tips in this thread, please feel free to add any suggestions or ask questions in advance of the swap.

    • All containers shall be labeled with the coral type, your name/internet handle, and growing conditions (height in tank, flow, lighting, etc.). This is to allow the recipient of your frag to reproduce your growing conditions as much as possible. If the containers are not labeled you will be required to label them on the spot. Please check out the Avery site for convenient pre-made Avery labels
. Some labels we've used before are the Avery 5163/8163 and the Avery 5371.
    • Any corals determined to be in poor condition or freshly fragged will not qualify you for the swap, it is against our mission to reward poor propagation techniques.
    • Ineligible corals, invertebrates, macroalgaes, equipment, supplies, etc., will be placed at the newbie table and made available to all swap attendees.

    Important Note

    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 coral dip provided for free at the swap or your own preferred coral dip. Not only does dipping help to prevent pests from making their way into your tank, it could potentially prevent the spread of nuisance algae as well as keeping the instances of necrosis to a minimum.

    Ineligible Corals

    These organisms do not qualify for entrance into the swap.

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 9, 2013
  2. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Raffle? :D
  3. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Edited....might be a silent auction. ;)
  4. bigchuck33

    bigchuck33 Guest

    How many frags are required for entry?
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Typically 3...but the more the merrier. :)
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    There's going to be a day in the future where I'm going to want some of that colt coral, and since it has been disallowed at swaps for years no one probably has it anymore!
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  7. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

  8. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    I'm in lower haight in SF if anyone wants a ride over you can PM me. I'm helping with registration, so I'd have to have to leave the city no later than 10am.
  9. I would like some green star polyps and pulsing xenia if anyone have some,since i 'm begin to populate my tank.thanks

  10. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    I have xenia for you Lap.
  11. sweet,Thanks Gim

  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Should be able to bring some gsp. Gotta pay the dues or this swap tho just so everyone knows!
    Also, I think we are doing the BOD elections as well, no?
  13. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    I'll be there. Mike do you want me to bring the Cali tort?

    I don't think I'll be participating in the swap though. I don't think I'll be able to frag enough by then.

    It'll be my first time at a frag swap.

    Btw does anyone know if dbtc coral are allowed? Assuming I'm not the originator?
  14. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Also Jim, the links in the original post don't resolve for me. They are dead/non-existent...
  15. Is there a bonus round or anything?

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  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    No. You do have to be a paying member, and as such, nicer corals are usually aplenty.
  17. Cool, thank u

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  18. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks...will look into it.
  19. georgec

    georgec Guest

    Is there another link to the frag packing tips? It doesn't seem to work for me and a search on frag packing doesn't seem to turn up the right link.
  20. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    As far as containers to bring frags in .....we recommend the deli style containers, they are see through (allows to see actual frag) and I usually purchase them at "smart and final" , comes in three different sizes but lids are interchangeable. Do not bring in zip lock bags or bagged up as they tend to leak.

    If your question was more on the lines of how you pack your frags in a container....I normally glue whatever the frag is on , whether on a rock or frag plug to the bottom of container and that way it does not bump and slide during transporting, all containers are placed in a styro cooler to help with colder ambient temps .

    hope this helps
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