Many years ago I learned of BAR; while visiting the Cal Academy at their temporay location on Howard St in SF, it cought my eye a sign stating some corals donated by BAR. I had read on the big forum (RC had a BAR sub-forum wich later merged into the greater SF bay) about DBTC. It wasn’t plain”free coral” something else was involved and I believe that extra is what got me into signing up for BAR. It was my understanding that there was something else from the human side involved into being part or participant of DBTC; I guess it was a moral obligation towards others and towards oneself; I mean free coral is cool, right? But What if I just happen to kill it due to lack of knowledge, husbandry or just negligence? Feee coral again, anyone? It was a simple moral obligation (that I understood) to care as a recipient and as a generous person in the case of the individual starting/expanding a DBTC. Such commitment allowed me to learn more and more about the hobby, how to care and provide a proper home for sea creatures and to steer away from the hard to keep living things untill I felt confident enough to give it a try. Many of us are a simple avatar, a user-name but I have through BAR, put faces on those avatars and made friendships along the way and through the years. Now I’ve fully returned to this wonderful hobby; when I shutdown the last tank I had in mind I could never be back in the game but a part of me kept silently in the hobby; from time to time I’d check BAR or RC, just not logged in. Built a stand or two, mainly for BAR people; visited a couple members and saw their beautiful tanks and really missed having a tank. I express my gratitude to BAR and those whom have helped me in any way to be in the hobby. I’ve browsed through some of the old DBTC threads and noticed it’s a bit dormant; trying to jump-start some of the old chains that I posted a few years back but cannot find them; maybe they are on an old server/archive? I noticed several of you guys are very generous and straight request of paying-it-forward is the only thing asked in order to receive X coral or piece of equipment or when someone needs a hand moving a glass cube-ish thing; no strings attached; this club is beyond awesome. I wonder many times when someone offers a piece of coral, Why is it not offered under DBTC? I mean if it’s offered to supporting memebers, DBTC is for supporting members plus there's the great opportunity to keep track of how your coral frag grows and expands among the club; being xenia, gsp, colt, ugly brown zoas, purple monster or home wrecker! Let’s bring DBTC to what it is for BAR, the Crown Jewel.