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Fugu
12-21-2006, 12:35 AM
I am thinking that it would be a neet idea to have an island plant and coral frag trade.With tables and food and stuff like that.Somewhere where we can meet and buy/sell/trade stuff.Like a swap meet.

I think that it would be cool.A pipe dream but still a neat idea.

Chaloupa
12-21-2006, 01:14 AM
Hey Fugu! I would be in for sure....but hopefully not right in Victoria...as we are in Campbell River....but then we, of course would travel to wherever.....:wink: if it means coral trading!

Borderjumper
12-21-2006, 01:28 AM
I would be really interested! Sounds like an awesome idea.

Cameron
12-21-2006, 01:37 AM
I'll put in a baseball of chaeto

Fugu
12-21-2006, 02:29 AM
Wow I am supprized:)
Maby there is hope for this.I decided to include plants cuz,well,who has ever heard of a plant trade?

I think people should bring whatever stuff they want to sell,as long as it is aquaria related.tanks,LR,pumps,skimmers,C02,fish whatever.

My concern is power,we need to keep the fish and frags happy so there should be power going to the holding tanks.

I was thinking of Duncan.Its not a long drive away and they probably have a place where we could setup.Like a parking lot.

Scavenger
12-21-2006, 03:31 AM
Had one of these at my house in Nanaimo a couple years ago. I thought it was fun. Not a huge turn out, but more food for all. (Even though I was far from perfect on the salmon :<) We even had reefers join usfrom Vancouver and Powell River to boot. So I'm sure another is about due.

Fugu
12-21-2006, 06:10 AM
Damn that sounds cool.
But we would need a big house.But I gess all depends on the turn out.

Jaws
12-21-2006, 03:29 PM
I'd be in if the timing was right.

Johnny Reefer
12-21-2006, 03:50 PM
I'd be in if the timing was right.
Me too.

Fugu
12-21-2006, 08:50 PM
Maby.....june?

Reefmaster
12-21-2006, 09:30 PM
i hosted a similar several years back and am prepared to offer my place again. in victoria though.

Scavenger
12-21-2006, 09:38 PM
i hosted a similar several years back and am prepared to offer my place again. in victoria though.

I will offer again as well, if Nanaimo is a more suitable location for most.

Fugu
12-22-2006, 12:33 AM
We should look into a good place to setup.

-Nanimo is kinda out there.
-Duncan is kinda out there for the other island reefers
-Comox (my home town) is way out there
-Victoria?????????????? kinda out there for the other reefers but could be a good vacation...
-Vancover hell no
-sooke is kinda hard to access

Any suggestions?

marie
12-22-2006, 12:54 AM
Y'all could come to Powell River :mrgreen: . Montipora for all :razz:

lukep77
12-22-2006, 09:55 AM
If reefers from other parts of the country are invited I would be happy to join, we drive out every summer, and are heading out for New Years this year also.

Its funny how you guys mention Duncan, we stay there every time we come out. I never thought of it as a huge reef town.

If my vote counts Nanimo, Victoria or Duncan are all good for me.
Especialy Duncan.

Fugu
12-22-2006, 08:02 PM
They have one of the best if not THE best LFS on the island.I have never been there but I want to go:mrgreen:.the LFS I mean,I went to the dairyqueen once *plug plug*
Yes you are welcome to join,check it out.Bring whatever you want to bring.

sperkins
12-22-2006, 11:09 PM
We'd be in if it's on a weekend. If folks want to consider Sooke I might even be convinced to open up my house yard for it....:)

Fugu
12-22-2006, 11:16 PM
Well thats another + for sooke.Aquarists with big yards:lol: but I HATE driving to sooke,unless I have drift tires....

Fugu
12-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Anyone have an idea for a date?I was thinking of early summer.

ldzielak
01-04-2007, 12:47 AM
My vote is for Nanaimo, more central for us Northern Reefers :)
Early summer is a long way away, but I'm in if work and family permit. May tanks are getting back to normal so it is time to re-stock what I have lost over past 2 years.

Lee

marie
01-04-2007, 01:01 AM
Ok seeing as how no one jumped on my idea :razz: my vote is for nanaimo as well, I can visit my daughter at the same time.

Chaloupa
01-04-2007, 01:31 AM
I'm with Lee and Marie on this - Nanaimo would work the best for us.........hey Lee need a really big rabbit fish that eats algae really REALLY well (and the odd coral?!) ha ha:lol:

sperkins
01-04-2007, 08:05 PM
So I think I saw someone offer their place if it's in Nanaimo or was I imagining things? Early summer is a long way off what do folks thing of the April-June time frame? For me it would have to be a weekend and if it was depending on timeing I could probably get down early and do what I can to to assist with setup (I have a really bad back so I'm limited on on the heavy manual labour). I have no idea what kind of crowd normally shows for these but I could bring down a BBQ as well as folding table and chairs.

Another option would be to look at renting a hall for this I know there's several in the Nanaimo area that are really inexpensive (my cousin recently got married there). While we still have to do setup and cleanup it's not one poor person's home that gets stuck with the majority of the work.

Anyhow I'm in whenever and where-ever as long as I can swing the logistics on the date picked. Let me know if I can assist.

Sharon

Scavenger
01-04-2007, 08:48 PM
So I think I saw someone offer their place if it's in Nanaimo or was I imagining things?

No, you weren't imagining things, that was me. Did one here before no troubles at all.


Early summer is a long way off what do folks thing of the April-June time frame? For me it would have to be a weekend and if it was depending on timeing I could probably get down early and do what I can to to assist with setup (I have a really bad back so I'm limited on on the heavy manual labour). I have no idea what kind of crowd normally shows for these but I could bring down a BBQ as well as folding table and chairs.

Chairs and BBQ's sound great. I had to do the salmon in the oven last time due to BBQ space. I'm sure we can find enough backs to do the grunt labor, and a weekend is pretty much a sure thing as it works best for the majority, not to mention that's all that would work for me!! Fair weather in June'ish would let us use the yard for the BBQ/kickback and BS session. (BS=Beer Swaling. GRIN!)


Another option would be to look at renting a hall for this I know there's several in the Nanaimo area that are really inexpensive (my cousin recently got married there). While we still have to do setup and cleanup it's not one poor person's home that gets stuck with the majority of the work.

Setup and cleanup weren't really a problem last time. The house and yard are big enough for the numbers of reefers I'd expect. I may not be rich, but I'm not "one poor person!" hmmm.... OK maybe a little bit.


Anyhow I'm in whenever and where-ever as long as I can swing the logistics on the date picked. Let me know if I can assist.

Sharon

OK you can assist ( LOL!!) if the crowd desides Nanaimo and my place.

Fugu
01-05-2007, 12:47 AM
Nanimo sounds great,not very far away.We should see if IPZ wants to join us or maby safari.Any cool cars would be great too:smile:
It would definatly be on the weekend,I just thought earl summer because the weather will be more predictable (sun or rain.)

We should put this thread on BC aquaria.If anyone there is not on here or if they want to take a ferrry ride.

ldzielak
01-05-2007, 12:54 AM
Scavenger has a nice place, he has my vote. Missed the last meet at his place...

Lee

clipperfish
01-05-2007, 01:12 AM
Hello count me in too. I can drive people from Victoria up to where ever it is going to be .

Fugu
01-05-2007, 01:14 AM
Great! thanks clipperfish! my car has no front sheetmeatle.Maby if I drive really,really,really fast the cops won't notice!

Bruzer
01-28-2007, 06:42 PM
Id definitly be intrested in going to this, good chance to meet some local reefers=)

fishmaster
04-08-2007, 06:53 PM
Did you guys set a date for this???? Did I already miss it? The thread just kind of ended with no dates set. If it's still going on, I'm in for sure. I don't mind helping out with food ect...
Shaun.

marie
04-08-2007, 06:58 PM
I'm pretty sure you haven't missed it, if you have so have I. I assume it is going to be in the summer :biggrin:

Chaloupa
04-09-2007, 07:33 AM
I haven't heard of any get togethers.....I hope we do have one...I may have a couple of more common things to trade...:biggrin:

PoonTang
04-10-2007, 05:08 AM
I'm in too, someone just come up with a time and place.

Scavenger
04-10-2007, 05:26 AM
My offer of host is still open. I thought we had a tentative June date. I was just waiting to get a little closer so people would have a better idea of their schedules. Should we go ahead and formalize this thing-a-ma-jig?? If so, how would we like to pick the date. Offer a poll on every weekend day??? Suggestions??? I'm easier than a......... err never mind the last.

Chaloupa
04-10-2007, 06:02 AM
Yah, lets get a date figured...then I have to frag a few things...instead of putting it off....:biggrin:

PoonTang
04-10-2007, 06:46 AM
Just pick any weekend in June that works for you, if your'e the host, you decide. If you try to do a day that works for everyone else it will never work. Always going ot be someone with a prior commitment. I think YOU should set a date ASAP so we all have time to do frags and arrange other plans around this.

My offer of host is still open. I thought we had a tentative June date. I was just waiting to get a little closer so people would have a better idea of their schedules. Should we go ahead and formalize this thing-a-ma-jig?? If so, how would we like to pick the date. Offer a poll on every weekend day??? Suggestions??? I'm easier than a......... err never mind the last.

ldzielak
04-10-2007, 06:49 AM
Sundays work best for me.

fishmaster
04-10-2007, 06:57 AM
Scavenger, Hopefully not the 16th & 17th:wink: ....but set the dates that work best for you.

marie
04-10-2007, 03:17 PM
Sundays work best for me too

Scavenger
04-16-2007, 02:20 AM
Sorry for the delay in setting date. Barring a majority of reefers not available, I'm setting the date for June 17th. I'm sure this might not work for some, but I have a far more active June than I thought. (Don't tell the wife, but I almost didn't factor in our anniversary!!!) I hope this works for all, and if you wish to contribute food or other wise, please pm me.

Cheers, and hope to see you soon,
Ken
aka Scavenger

Scavenger
04-16-2007, 02:22 AM
PS I hope no one is expecting to come and see a first class reef tank. As it is, I have but a humble bunch of frags with delusions of grandeur.

fishmaster
04-16-2007, 03:15 AM
Well, I'm out.:cry: Oh well, it would be impossible to set a date that would work for everyone. Next time...:biggrin:
Shaun.

Scavenger
04-16-2007, 03:29 AM
Sorry Shaun,

I'm sorry you can't make it, but I'd rather have you pi$$ed at me than the wife <grin> I'd be happy to gather and hold anything you are looking for until you can get here if you wish.

Ken

whiteice669
04-16-2007, 03:37 AM
this sounds great, count me in, am looking forward to putting faces to some names on here

fishmaster
04-16-2007, 04:11 AM
Sorry Shaun,

I'm sorry you can't make it, but I'd rather have you pi$$ed at me than the wife <grin> I'd be happy to gather and hold anything you are looking for until you can get here if you wish.

Ken

I'm not at all ****ed, It's just too bad I can't make it. Even though I won't be there, I still appreciate the fact that your giving up your house and weekend.
As for frags, I could phone and see what's left and pick them up monday.
Shaun.

Chaloupa
04-16-2007, 05:22 AM
I am in...far as I know....if there is anything for you Shaun, I can bring it back, just let me know! :biggrin:

fishmaster
04-16-2007, 05:25 AM
I am in...far as I know....if there is anything for you Shaun, I can bring it back, just let me know! :biggrin:

Thanks Sarah

Scavenger
04-16-2007, 05:45 AM
I am in...far as I know....if there is anything for you Shaun, I can bring it back, just let me know! :biggrin:

I'd be more than happy to house any frags that can't be picked up until convenient. I'll just blame crabs if I take a liking to them <grin>

sea gnome
04-17-2007, 11:37 PM
June 17 th works for me! yipee! Rachel

marie
04-18-2007, 01:27 AM
Works for me :mrgreen: . I guess I better start fragging ricordea :biggrin:

Scavenger
04-18-2007, 02:15 AM
Works for me :mrgreen: . I guess I better start fragging ricordea :biggrin:

First in line please!!!!!

PoonTang
04-18-2007, 03:32 AM
Ill be there too :)

BCWolfen
04-28-2007, 09:08 AM
I think I can make it that weekend. As long as we're diving.

Ken: Let me know if you want me to bring anything.

Scavenger
05-18-2007, 07:34 PM
Hi all,

Sorry for not being around and following up on this. The last month has been a record sickness month for me. Nasty cold, followed by flu, followed by another nasty cold. Trying to catch up in the "healthy" days didn't leave me much time.

Anyway, I thought I'd throw out an idea here. I was wondering what everyone thought about having a potluck bbq?? Just bring a dish of something, your BBQ meat of choice and your bevies. (not to mention frags)

I reallize some folks will be travelling quite some time so perhaps we could have the more local reefers do the more perishable dishes.

Perhaps to avoid double dishes, post what you are going to bring in this thread.

Thoughts?? Comments?? Anyone bring a BBQ??

SeaHorse_Fanatic
05-20-2007, 06:57 AM
May be able to come over from the Mainland, if someone can pick me up from the ferry like last time. If I do come, I can also bring over some stuff if its not too heavy or bulky. Should be able to bring over some frags too.

I have some colt, zoos, trumpet, and a few other things. I also have lots of red halimenia macro, chaeto, & a few extra Red Fromia starfish if anyone is interested.

BTW, Scavenger thanks for organizing these get-togethers. Last one was lots of fun too.

Anthony

PoonTang
05-20-2007, 08:20 PM
I'm up for it but its means more work on your part and you better get some definate confirmations on who's coming for sure first. Would be a shame if only 5 people show up and the dinner part turns out to be a bust. Or why dont we all just go out to a resturant together for those who want to? Wish I had more frags to bring but my tank is new so its still pretty bare.

lukep77
05-23-2007, 03:22 PM
Hey I was just wondering if out of towners could swing by the meet and maybe purches rather then trade frags? I will be in Victoria on that weekend, and visiting friends in Duncan. My flight would be leaving that sunday night for home.

christyf5
05-23-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm up for it but its means more work on your part and you better get some definate confirmations on who's coming for sure first. Would be a shame if only 5 people show up and the dinner part turns out to be a bust. Or why dont we all just go out to a resturant together for those who want to? Wish I had more frags to bring but my tank is new so its still pretty bare.

Who cares how many people show up? A party is a party! :razz: We don't have these too often so maybe the "demands" should be kept to a minimum, we're lucky Scavenger is volunteering to do this for us, remember? :wink:

Scavenger
05-24-2007, 12:52 AM
I wouldn't expect too large of a turn out. There just isn't that many of us on the island. Some of that already limited number will not be able to make it, but it looks like we may pick a stray or 2 from the other side of the pond.

Personally I very much enjoyed hosting the last one. Though we had small numbers, I thought it was fun and a great chance to meet members face to face.

Anthony, pm me if you think you;ll need a ferry terminal pick up. I might be able to arrange something for you. I figure my wife owes you after you brought a non reefing gift for a non reefer. (I still can't get over that thoughtful gesture.)

Scavenger
05-24-2007, 01:18 AM
Hey I was just wondering if out of towners could swing by the meet and maybe purches rather then trade frags? I will be in Victoria on that weekend, and visiting friends in Duncan. My flight would be leaving that sunday night for home.

I'm sure nobody would mind a flatlander coming by.(grin) But don't expect to win the coveted Most Distance Traveled Award since you are already on the island!! (grin again)

marie
05-24-2007, 01:34 AM
Hi all,

Sorry for not being around and following up on this. The last month has been a record sickness month for me. Nasty cold, followed by flu, followed by another nasty cold. Trying to catch up in the "healthy" days didn't leave me much time.

Anyway, I thought I'd throw out an idea here. I was wondering what everyone thought about having a potluck bbq?? Just bring a dish of something, your BBQ meat of choice and your bevies. (not to mention frags)

I reallize some folks will be travelling quite some time so perhaps we could have the more local reefers do the more perishable dishes.

Perhaps to avoid double dishes, post what you are going to bring in this thread.

Thoughts?? Comments?? Anyone bring a BBQ??

Pot luck sounds like a great idea but you'll have to excuse me if I don't bring the potato salad :razz: (hopefully the cooler will be full of ricordea if I can get off my lazy butt and frag some)

Scavenger
05-24-2007, 01:39 AM
I think I can make it that weekend. As long as we're diving.



If you want, I could set up the paddling pool and proved a mask and snorkel.

BCWolfen
05-25-2007, 08:27 AM
Ken,

I think I can make it one weekend without breathing canned air. *sniff*
We'll definately bring some food along, like a couple of salads and some munchies.


Anthony,

Let me know if you need a ride from the ferry. We're just around the corner. No problem picking you up. Catch me on msn.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
05-25-2007, 09:01 AM
Thanks BCWolfen. Pm sent back.

Scavenger, you & your wife are very welcome & thanks again for hosting this party.

We should start a new thread so people can sign up that they're coming & maybe what they're bringing (both food & frags). Just a suggestion.

Can't wait to see all of you there.

Anthony

lukep77
05-25-2007, 03:10 PM
No worrys there, Scavenge, I will be flying this time so its more like just a jump over the rockys.

If any one needs a ride let me know we will be staying in duncan for that weekend and any one who would need a ride is welcome to pm and let me know, I will have to be back in victoria by 4pm though. Flight leaves at 6ish and the wife needs to check in to her hotel before I take off.

reeferaddict
05-28-2007, 09:38 AM
I'm so excited! I actually have that weekend totally free to get to one of these for a change! (Thanks for the heads up Christy!)

Ken - with your permission - I would like to attend with my girlfriend, and if you need, I can bring along my BBQ... let me know if there's anything else you need.

If there are any out-of-towners that need a place to crash for the night, I can put you up... just don't expect a continental breakfast! :biggrin:

castaway
05-28-2007, 04:09 PM
I'm in on this
Let me know what I need to bring besides food and frags.

Scavenger
05-28-2007, 08:35 PM
Hey all,
Yup a non reefing friend is fine,
Good idea Anthony
Your BBQ would be appreciated Reeferaddict ( I don't completely trust mine)

Not sure how much I'll be on line for the next bit. I'm still playing catch up with the yard work. Though it has given me great entertainment ideas for the frag fest. We could play:

Mow the lawn
Clean the gutters
Weed the flowerbed
Fill the potholes.

Prizes gallore for each game :D

Anyway, as Anthony suggested I'll post another thread for people to discuss what they are bringing ect. See here>>>> http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=33109

By the way how does a noonish start sound?? I'm easy so we'll see how this fits schedules. Perhaps an earlier start would help out our flatlander friend who has to be in Vic at 4:00

Scavenger
05-28-2007, 08:51 PM
OK I'm feeling stupid, I was just kindly informed the 17th is fathers day. I'm still able to do this but thought I should point it out here. I hope it works for all of you. If not, I'm open to suggestions. Early start, put it off a week ect.

reeferaddict
05-28-2007, 08:54 PM
My kids are teenage ingrates anyways!

Hahahahaha

marie
05-28-2007, 08:59 PM
June 17th works great for me and a noon start is good too. It gives me a little bit of time to pick up my daughter and try to find your place. I don't remember how to get there so your going to have to give me directions again :mrgreen:

Scavenger
05-28-2007, 09:05 PM
Ya, perhaps we should leave it as is. I"m sure people who planned on coming realized the date issue. I think I'm the only one who can't look at a calander.

We could have an early start for those who have to leave early, do the frag swapping portion early afternoon, (1:00 ish) and do the bbq/food stuff when ever you want type thing.

As for directions, anyone who needs them, pm me your email addy and I'll put together a map. (This also helps me get a head count.)

milesj250
05-29-2007, 05:49 AM
is there a place decidded yet for frag fest? if so can someone let me know.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
05-29-2007, 05:59 AM
It's at Scavengers. The place was never in doubt. PM him for the address & directions.

Anthony