What are you bringing to the Members Only Swap

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by tankguy, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Last regional, we moved birdsnest to the free table because we had so much of it. It looks like there will be quite a bit this time too.

    There was talk of putting birdsnest on the no swap list.

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  2. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Lol may be I'll leave the birdnest home then. Does anyone actually WANT birdnest colony? Softball sized.
  3. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    What Vincent says is true but we didn't decide quick enough for this swap. The regional we need to decide for.
  4. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    So are we going to use the same policy as previous frag swap? I don't think it was specifically mentioned.
  5. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Is this green birdsnest? Birdsnest.JPG I was told it was but it does not look spiky like the pink one posted earlier.
  6. That looks like Pocillopora.
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  7. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Let's see what the Pres says. I'd like to see it banned because we just get too much.
  8. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I agree with Bruce on your coral Maureen
  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Hey Phuong,
    I would be interested in the green birdsnest.
  10. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    I would also be interested in birdsnest.
  11. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    i used to think mine one is green monitipora digitata? It grows crazy .. like gsp

  12. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    I feel like birdsnest is not a terrible coral to have in the swap. Its not like the people bringing the birdsnest frags only brought birdsnest to get into the swap, and its not like they get bonus tickets or something for flooding the tables with this coral. In addition, I think there are always people willing to take frags of this coral home, especially if they are new to sps or even the hobby as a whole. Should we expect these frags to go in the early rounds? Of course not, but I have yet to go to a swap where corals are left over. Thats just my opinion :)
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  13. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Be careful what you ask for! Hope you have enough birds for all the nests you'll get.

    Btw anyone bringing gorgonian?
  14. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    This one looks like the one that has been making the rounds at the regional where there was an entire table of it. It has the rounded tips.

    The green birdsnest that I'm bringing is slightly different from that one having grown both. It's has pointed tips similar to the ponape, but with a different coloration. It's kind of like the ORA bird of paradise, but with tips like the Ponape instead (pointed instead of rounded even in dormancy).

    Topdown pic.

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017
  15. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    No no! Bring some!

    If for no other reason that kids like to pick it up as "their" frag.

    Plus I want some. And am hoping my nitrate issues are mitigated by the time of the swap.

  16. 2manyhobbies

    2manyhobbies Secretary / Social Specialist

    I do have plain name tags. I will bring those.
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  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    That is seriatopra hystrix. The rounded tip version is probably seriatopra caliendrum.

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  18. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Dude Eric you're killing me with that Superman digi, talk about old school back in the day drool coral :D
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  19. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Yes, most likely.

    Haha! It's a decent looking digi. It's this frag to be specific.

    Probably would do better in someone else's tank where the base will show up better than what I run my LEDs at. P.S. that's the Becker tort to the left of the frame there; another old school piece.
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  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Damn pissed I'm missing this swap, that's a first round draft pick there! and yeah I remember the Becker tort, that thing grew like a weed in my tank, brought at least 4-5 pieces each swap, big pieces too not 1" nubs
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