NVR Open Swap April 30th

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  1. Braver69

    Braver69 Guest

    If you have any questions or suggestions for this swap please feel free to share with us at http://forums.nvreefers.org/index.php?/topic/8503-nvr-2016-open-swap-april-30th/


    Where: 217 Fyffe St. Stockton, CA

    When: Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Shopping: Starts at 10:00a.m. come check out the goodies from the vendors listed below

    Registration: 11:30-12:45pm

    Swapping: 1:00pm until we run out of corals

    Entry Fee: $10 NVR Contributing Members
    $15 for members of another reef club with current membership card(you must have your card!!!!!!!!)
    $20 anyone else who wants to swap

    + 3 coral frags.

    Spectators are allowed (no admission charge) and will be able to shop and buy raffle tickets.

    Why: Sharing the brightly colored stick, squishy, or poisonous things we all love to stare at.


    To participate in the frag swap, all you will need is three different frags. Frags must be at minimum 1” for SPS, 2 polyps/heads/eyes per LPS, and 3-5 polyps minimum for zoas/palys.

    Example of participation: 1 Ponape Birdsnest, 1 Red Digi, 1 yellow zoa frag or $20.

    To acquire a bonus round ticket(s) you will need to provide 3 bonus round eligible frags per 1 bonus round ticket.

    Example of 3 bonus round frags: 1 (3)polyp frag of MaryJane zoas, 1” frag of ORA Red Planet, and 1 (3)polyp frag of Utter Chaos zoas.

    Bonus list will be posted.

    To keep things fair, only up to ONE set of doubles are accepted towards your bonus round ticket.

    For corals that are considered bonus round eligible as well to submit corals that you may want to add to the list. If your coral is considered for the list we will give you the minimum frag standard in that thread.

    Corals that are excluded from the swap entirely: Kenya Tree, Xenia, Purple Clove Polyps, Green or Yellow Star Polyps, Anthelia, brown button polyps. You may bring these items for freebies, but they will not work towards your entrance requirements. If you are questioning your corals please ask here to see if they qualify.

    Please have all coral in individual,clearwater tight containers.NO STYROFOAM CONTAINERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
    Clear food containers and lids can be found at Smart and Final for like $5 for a sleeve of 50 cups and 100 lids. Clear cups help people see what coral is inside without having to take off the lid. If you bring your coral in a non clear container it will be moved into a clear container at registration.

    Label each cup with you name along with information that clearly identifies the coral, light requirements, hardiness, and flow. If you do not know the given name for a coral, a small description will work just as good. You can use tape and paper, mailing label stickers, but just please make it legible to read your writing. We would prefer you to have your labels printed if possible.

    To protect the integrity of frag swaps and to avoid any conflict during coral check-in, you are required to write down your name and handle just in case a half-dead coral slips past us during check-in. This is not an event to pass on your half-dead corals to get healthy corals. This event is for people to share within the community. Many are appreciative to those who bring in corals listed as bonus round corals, so it's highly discouraged and frowned upon to mislabel your corals to obtain more bonus round tickets.

    Frag Label:[​IMG]NVR_Frag_Label.pdf66.89K94 downloads

    Example of what should be on a label: Green Acro with Blue Growth tips. Strong lighting (MH) and strong flow. Considered easy with proper SPS levels.


    Registration will open at 11:30am and close about 12:45pm. Swapping will start estimated around 1:00pm. So don’t be late…

    Each person that meets the requirements to participate in the swap will be issued a colored bracelet during check-in. The color and the picking order will be announced 15 minutes prior to picking (estimated 1:00pm). Please make sure to check-in and get your picking bracelet, this is your entrance into the swap area.

    Picking order…Those that qualify for the bonus round will receive a ticket for each qualifying 3 bonus round frags. There is no limit on how many bonus round tickets you get, as long as you meet the requirements for the bonus round ticket.

    The Bonus Round will be broken down into 2 rounds. Anyone who has a Bonus Round ticket will have 4 minutes to pick from the tables and redeem 1 ticket per frag picked. Everyone must exit the picking area. After the first round anyone who still has bonus round tickets will have another 4 minutes to go and pick frags for the rest of their tickets.

    After the bonus rounds are up, the general swap will then begin. Picking order will follow the standard up and back orientation (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10) then back (10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1) then back (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10) repeat until all frags are gone. Each group will have three minutes to pick their frags. This formation will continue until all frags are cleared from the tables.

    No one will be allowed in the swapping area except swap volunteers. This keeps the curiosity going to what hidden treasurers there are and keeps it fair to those that may arrive closer to the 1:00pm deadline.

    We will also have a raffle with some nice goodies during the swap, memberships will be available for purchase as well . Please tell all your reefing buddies, and spread the word. This swap is open to anyone and everyone.

    Vendors attending:
    1. Legendary Corals
    2. Exotic Frags
    3. California Reef Co.

    If you would like to volunteer please PM me. We can always use the help.
  2. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Always a good swap and great raffle!
  3. Braver69

    Braver69 Guest

    Hey everyone just wanted to let you know if you need entry frags California Reef Company will be selling 3 frags for $20. Also one of the big raffle prizes will be a Gryphon aquasaw xl . I hope to see you there.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  4. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Are they selling at the swap - or at the shop?
  5. We'll be offering frag swap frag packs at the NVR Frag Swap :)
  6. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Should I rsvp a pack? will they be pre labelled?
  7. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    We have lots of cool prizes for the raffle, we also will be giving out stuff with the wristbands. Vertex will be on hand to show off their equipment and possibly talk to the whole club about their company. Will have a algae turf scrubber, Kessil 150, Apex Jr, Gryphon saw, Coralife HO led lights, Tunze pump, Reef Octopus reactor and tons of other prizes out there. Also we will have TOGO sandwiches available for something to eat and will have soda and water available as well and a Kids table for the younger ones to color things and we also will have a freebie table.
  8. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    Hey everyone I just wanted to let you know that NVR will once again be putting corals out on the table thanks to our friends at Tropical Fish International.
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    How many people are you expecting?
  10. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Ive been to a couple of these. Good turn out and cool event. Not yet ready for this one
  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    The last NVR open swap I went to in 2015 I wanna say there was around 150 people or so.

    Always a killer long list of amazing raffle prizes.

    The NVR swap has been my favorite non-bar frag swap, which is why our last regional frag swap was mostly designed to match theirs, except our raffle prize list was not as amazing as theirs.
  12. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Yeah Ive witnessed Arnold win just about everything
    Enderturtle likes this.
  13. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Lies..... So who else is coming this time.
  14. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Hey, I'm off this day. I think I'll try and attend.
  15. Braver69

    Braver69 Guest

    I hope you guys can make it, we will have over 70 plus corals out on the tables thanks to Tropical Fish International also Vertex will be there showing off their equipment. We also will have food on hand from TOGOs and soda as well. Should be a awesome event and I hope to see you there.
  16. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Just an FYI - we don't have memberships cards at BAR.
  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yeah, if they ask, just show them your phone with you signed into bareefers.org

    Under your username if it says "Guest" you are not a supporting member of this club. If it says anything else, you are a Member or a BOD.
  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What, you didn't get your members only jacket?
  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    No but he has the members Tattoo!
  20. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Prove it. Let's see some pics. :)

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