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soapy
05-08-2016, 02:46 AM
Here is another fundraiser for the Fort McMurray fire victims. this time donations to the Sally Ann. Link here: http://www.salvationarmy.ca

Although not a religious guy I think the Salvation Army does good work and the money seems to go for the most part where they say it will.

To sweeten the deal I will match the winning bid with my own donation to the Salvation Army up to three figures.

WYSIWYG: Frag Pack
Starting Bid: $90
Bid Increments: $5
Settlement: Salvation Army Alberta Fire response receipt copy or cash and I will donate that.
End date and time: Saturday May 14, 11:00 AM MST
Shipping: Pickup only.
Location: Calgary S.W.
Description:
1- Pink birds nest, seriatopora hystrix
2- Orenji montipora (with a bit of mystery monti attached)
3- Superman chalice, 1 eye, echinophyllia sp.
4- Green Digitata
5- Green and orange meteor shower
6- Montipora spongodes
7- Green Hawkins acropora echinata
8- Pink pocillipora
9- German blue montipora


A few disclaimers: my system has red planarium flatworms so you will need to freshwater dip to nuke those. Also we have vermitid worms so inspect carefully for those and scrape, crush etc.

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac29/soapy_photos/FortMcFrag_DSC04638_zpsu8fyyssi.jpg

brisco
05-08-2016, 05:05 AM
very nice corals and even nicer sentiment...too bad that I am in the wrong city!

Portuguesenrg
05-08-2016, 07:59 AM
Great idea I'll start at $90


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Myka
05-08-2016, 02:40 PM
There is a 7-day maximum timeline for auctions here at Canreef, but your auction is a fundraiser so we will allow it. Just a note for anyone else noticing. :)

soapy
05-08-2016, 04:48 PM
There is a 7-day maximum timeline for auctions here at Canreef, but your auction is a fundraiser so we will allow it. Just a note for anyone else noticing. :)
Oh hey Myka that was a typo, it should have read May 14. Probably better if you could change it?

Myka
05-08-2016, 07:39 PM
End date has been edited to May 14th.

GoFish
05-08-2016, 07:44 PM
Good on you Soapy! Pack looks great for a great cause. Money to be well spent

soapy
05-08-2016, 08:14 PM
Thanks Myka.

Again great idea for having these fundraisers GoFish.

And thanks for the bid Portuguesenrg. Guess I am kicking out money now too.

Looking at the photo I realize the colours are a bit wonky and a few of the corals were cranky from being moved, I will try and get some more natural looking pictures up soon. Haven't quite figured out how to make these blue photos look right. Of course all these corals are easy to find online.

Reefadiction
05-09-2016, 05:15 PM
I'll go in for $120 worms or not; let do what we can to help out people in Fort Mac. Thank You for reaching out Soap.

soapy
05-09-2016, 05:48 PM
I'll go in for $120 worms or not; let do what we can to help out people in Fort Mac. Thank You for reaching out Soap.

Thanks Reefaddiction. The best way to avoid vermitids is to frag those corals off those plugs and toss the plugs and of course dip and toss the water. Any time you get a coral that comes on a rock it could have a vermitid snail on the rock. They can be tiny. So quarantine is the best in a situation where you do not want to frag or can't. You would wait and see if there were snails/worms?

My vermitids are on every rock so there is no getting them out. Once in a while I just smash the ones that bother me. They are part of the ecosystem that is my tank.

Reefadiction
05-09-2016, 06:03 PM
Thanks Reefaddiction. The best way to avoid vermitids is to frag those corals off those plugs and toss the plugs and of course dip and toss the water. Any time you get a coral that comes on a rock it could have a vermitid snail on the rock. They can be tiny. So quarantine is the best in a situation where you do not want to frag or can't. You would wait and see if there were snails/worms?

My vermitids are on every rock so there is no getting them out. Once in a while I just smash the ones that bother me. They are part of the ecosystem that is my tank.

For sure that's what I'll do if i win the bid. But i know I'll win the bid lol. I do have a qt and most likely all the frags has to stay in it until my new tanks is well established. Qt is only a 60 gal but should be ok for a few months.

soapy
05-13-2016, 11:50 PM
Here is a picture of the bit of coral that is growing alongside the orange monti on that one frag. It didn't look like much for a long time but after moving it higher in my tank it is starting to look a lot nicer. No idea what it is or what colour it is supposed to be, it is some kind of monti I believe. Whoever gets this stuff will probably want to separate these two.

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac29/soapy_photos/mystery_coral_P4250027_zpshhlchy03.jpg

Reefadiction
05-15-2016, 03:42 PM
Hey Soapy. I cant wait to grab these corals. You only take cash for payment right?

soapy
05-15-2016, 06:48 PM
There are two ways to pay:

1- go to the link above, click to donate, specify Alberta Wildfires, pay with paypal or credit card. Forward that email to me to confirm payment.

2- pay me cash and I will pay the Sally Ann with credit card as above. Pick one if you want the tax receipt, really do pick option 1.

soapy
05-15-2016, 07:07 PM
I just paid my side. Your receipt will look something like this less the blacked out areas, etc. This was my mine. That is a non editable tax receipt, but in any case would be confirmable for CRA by the tax receipt number and the Salvation army charitable number. In other words it is unique to you. If you forward me the sally ann email I will know if it is a legit payment or print your receipt and show it to me when you come to pickup the frags.

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac29/soapy_photos/sallyann_zpsynb8vsws.jpg

Reefadiction
05-17-2016, 03:23 AM
I just paid my side. Your receipt will look something like this less the blacked out areas, etc. This was my mine. That is a non editable tax receipt, but in any case would be confirmable for CRA by the tax receipt number and the Salvation army charitable number. In other words it is unique to you. If you forward me the sally ann email I will know if it is a legit payment or print your receipt and show it to me when you come to pickup the frags.

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac29/soapy_photos/sallyann_zpsynb8vsws.jpg
Awsome. Thank you. I will give you my share this Saturday.

soapy
05-20-2016, 01:49 AM
Ok the second donation is away, so $240 is off to the Alberta fire relief fund of the Salvation Army. Thanks Reefadiction.

Reefadiction
05-20-2016, 05:46 AM
Ok the second donation is away, so $240 is off to the Alberta fire relief fund of the Salvation Army. Thanks Reefadiction.
Thanks again Soapy for the generosity! A very nice collection. By the ways...I'm still confident that the chalice will make it. She starts to color up and opens a little already. Just finished cleaning out the worms and snails. They'll do good. Will keep you posted