What are you bringing to the swap ?

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by saltwatersig, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer


    Copps vesuvious monti


    Miami orchid


    Aussie blue sps


    pink lemonade / shades of fall I can't remember which one it is under my leds (lol)
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  2. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer


    WT mother of pearl


    a polyp or two of Black hornets

    also bringing the plain old stuff

    bright green slimer
    tri color acro
    purple stylo
    green acro (thin branching type)
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  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Alright Sergio bringing some heat to this frag swap!

    Also you need to save those black hornets. Those other zoas are taking up its real estate ;)

    Will post my pictures in a second.

    Heres what im bringing.

    Bird of Paradise Birdsnest
    Baby Jawbreaker Mushroom
    Rainbow Acan
    Big Head Dendro
    Green/Red Favia
    Teal Ricordea Florida
    Meteor Shower Cyphastrea
    Sakura Sunrise Zoa
    Tyree Orange Rainbow Zoa
    Wild Green Zoa
    Yellow Highlighter Zoa
    Electric Oompa Loompa Zoa
    Gold Maul Zoa
    CRC Darth Maul Zoa
    Chiquita Zoa
    Pink Fusion Zoa
    King Midas Zoa
    Sunny D's Zoas
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Damnit Sergio... I don't think my system is SPS ready yet (of course I don't know why but that's another story!).

    I don't do names, so I'm bringing some red blastomussa wellsi, red/blue blasto merletti, some pink sparkly zoa, some red zoa, maybe a favia... some green with other color chalice, and some other chalice with different colors :D I'll try to post pictures before the swap and maybe someone can nail down a name for me to write on the containers :D
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Flaming Zebras

    Tyree Orange Rainbow Zoa

    Electric Oompa Loompa

    Meteor Shower Cyphastrea

    Chiquita Zoas

    Rainbow Acan from Alecs (Put him in lower light, the green/yellow will pop!)

    Fathead Dendro

    Cali Reef Co. Darth Maul Zoa

    Yellow Highlighter Zoas (so much brighter than king midas)

    Baby Jawbreaker, Bird of Paradise, Sakura Sunrise Zoa

    And then I'm also bringing all the stuff I mentioned up top.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
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  6. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    Very nice
  7. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    have I mentioned how much I hate fragging coral , well here are some of the stuff that's been fragged so far



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    saltwatersig Volunteer

  9. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Well I guess no one else bringing any corals to this swap.

    It'll me and sergio trading corals with each other ;)

    I'm really liking that aussie blue acro!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  10. very nice corals! so far, I'm planning on bringing a teal and brown trumpet coral, red candy monti cap, watermelon mushrooms, possibly some zoas and birdsnest.
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    So what tricks do some of you use to remove algae from frag plugs? I thought about popping it off and putting it on a new plug but half the point of fragging early is so that you get something that grows in a bit. Then the other side of that is there are people who simply chops off frag plugs regardless of how much is encrusted. But then there's the people who in the past have complained that there was algae and other crap of plugs. Can't please everyone even when it's free stuff.
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  12. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    Tell them you are just using it to protect the frags , like a you would use to ship fragile stuff. protective bubble algae wrap. lol
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  13. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    mike don't worry about the algae lol but hey I guess if you want to scrape it off, you can just bone cutters or something with a straight edge.

    If it were me, I wouldn't worry about it. I treat every single frag I get (from the store, from the frag swap, from an online vendor) as if it was covered with every single pest species.
  14. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    Those are some beautiful Sps, wish I could take care of them.
    I thought share some of what I'm bringing. Sorry for crapppy pictures, don't do any of my corals justice. FullSizeRender (1).jpg
    Teal/Green Favia with orange center
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    Green base/purple polyp monti
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    Unnamed Zoas colony
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    Unnamed Zoas (which I'm totally in love with- skirts looks yellow and centers look pink with green, yellow and blue in b/t under my blue lights)

    As well as pink hallucinations, pink zippers and red hornets
  15. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    I always try to get the frag off the frag plug when possible, if it's little encrusted, I'm careful enough to get it out with the encrusted part (just because I hate plugs and I let frags grow on rubble & move them around).

    I've also in the past used H2O2 to dip the plug to clear all algae out of it. The ratio of H2O2 to water depends on what coral they are. I got this off a thread in RC:

    SPS - 1:20
    LPS - 1:4 (no chalices)
    Zoas - 1:3
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Ok here's a couple of the chalices I'll bring, would love some identification as far as a commonly used name (if one exists)
  17. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    I think the second one is miami hurricane. The first one looks cool though.
  18. Merith

    Merith Guest

    I'll be bringing some stuff gotta get a decent day so I can decide what lol.

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  19. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

    Wow, looks like people are bringing some crazy cool pieces! I'm happy I'm finally at the point with my tank where I can actually bring stuff... but it's not as exciting as what others are showing off!

    Red Hornets

    Green zoa that I don't know the name of. I assume pretty common, even though I don't see it in the local shops. Very easy to grow...

    Colony of I what I think are Blue Kiss zoas. Look familiar @Enderturtle? :D

    Now for a couple of bad sps pics. Zoas photograph well with with the light behind them, but not the sps...
    Bird of Paradise. Does have mostly green skin, just can't see it here

    "Apon's pocillopora", I picked up what grew into a small colony of this up at the last frag swap, and it's grown nicely. This piece is a bit light at the base because it was being shaded, hopefully it'll color up a little more by the swap.

    2 pieces of light green birdsnest. Rotten pic, it's a nice green with a light tan skin. Other one is the blurry piece to the right, behind it.

    Also have a couple of Tubb's Blue zoas on a plug that I'll bring if they look good by then, right now a little small and not opening as much as I'd like, so we'll see. Everything was glued about a week ago.
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  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah I think the guy who donated a ton of these to a swap or two ago said it was a Miami Hurricane, but then I recall someone complaining after the swap that it wasn't.

    First one got from a BAR raffle back in the day, the sponsor I think called it "Alien Invader" I think it's similar to the "Alien Eye" (at least that's what google shows me) and I remember those days of every LFS getting corals that kinda sorta looked like a particular popular named one and simply copied that name.

    So maybe I'll just call them
    Miami Hurricane(ish) chalice
    Alien Eye(ish) chalice :D
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