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Jason McK
06-23-2008, 07:30 PM
It's time again to plan an event that will both bring people together and sell some gently used equipment and frags.

The REEF NETWORK Swap Meet is being planned for the 27th of September from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
This event will allow anyone to bring any reef related item to be sold.
The REEF NETWORK will not be involved in the individual sale, but instead allow you to sell your drygoods or frags on your own.

* Sellers should register so that table space can be provided

As this even is still in the planning stages any suggestions or comments are welcome.

More information will follow

J

BC Mosaic
06-23-2008, 07:47 PM
Hello Jason,

I think you should edit the word "genitally".:wink:
Looking forward to the event.

CLINT
06-23-2008, 07:54 PM
I do not want any genitally used equipment.I would like some frags though.Is there going to be a curtain deviding the 2 rooms?LOL.Cant wait for the swap meet.Hopefully I can walk in and carry my own stuff.LOL.Clint

Reefer Rob
06-23-2008, 08:08 PM
I'll definitely show up with some frags. Pretty sure nothing genital goin' on with them :redface:

Whatigot
06-23-2008, 08:17 PM
I'll come and buy buy buy.
sweet, this is awesome, now I have an excuse not to go to jl for a while.

Chowder
06-23-2008, 08:37 PM
Great I'm pretty sure I can't fit another frag tray to grow out some frags in my tank. But I'm sure I will try. Looking forward to this one.

hockey nut
06-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Hi Jason,

I have a large fold out table big enough for 2 maybe 3 people and their stuff. I will need less than half so I'll gladly share the one side of the table if someone needs it.

For anyone who missed the last frag/swap meet a couple of years ago it is worth checking out. Lots of good deals and some very nice frags and great conversation. Bring lots of money as there is always more stuff to buy than what you came with. :)

I will be bringing frags and non fondled equipment. ;)

Cheers

JakartaOrBust
06-24-2008, 02:52 AM
Hey how set in stone is the scheduled date for this? I want to put a time off request at work ASAP. Some of your old gear collecting dust is quite possibly Gold to me. I would place another genital comment in here but I am too late as it has been corrected.

Jason McK
06-24-2008, 03:43 AM
The Dates are fairly set. Commitments the week before make that week impossible and having it later means the weather may not be as good

J

SeaHorse_Fanatic
06-24-2008, 04:39 AM
I'll be going unless something comes up with the baby.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Will probably have some things to sell.

Anthony

niloc16
06-24-2008, 06:42 AM
i'm in for sure this time. finally i'm not working for a swap meet. i'll frag a bunch for the trip and dig out the old equipment

skylord
06-24-2008, 07:05 AM
Hopefully I can keep hiding stuff from the wife till then.

Scott

Tom R
06-24-2008, 05:37 PM
Hopefully I can keep hiding stuff from the wife till then.

Scott

Come on Scott

Your basement puts some LFS to shame.

I will be there with something to sell for sure.

Tom R

SeaHorse_Fanatic
06-24-2008, 05:58 PM
Just talked to Irene & she says that it is ok to hold it at our place if you all want a central location for the swap meet.

Just putting it out there. If you already have another location chosen, no problem.

Anthony

Midknight
06-24-2008, 06:56 PM
Well were ever it is I will be there. Might have a few things to sell off myself.

Jason McK
06-24-2008, 07:02 PM
It will be at my place in Ladner unless there is too much wining about people having to drive for 30minutes. If that is the case we can take Anthony up on his offer.

BTW on a Saturday afternoon I can get to J&L's in 20 to 25 minutes

And I've had a few comments recently that I'm not letting people see my tank. So that is why I thought it could be at my place.

fkshiu
06-24-2008, 08:44 PM
I'll come by. It'll be good to see everyone again.

untamed
06-24-2008, 10:45 PM
I expect I'll be there.

Brad

JakartaOrBust
06-25-2008, 02:31 AM
How much further out is Ladner from where Scott's house was for the Auction? Just so us Kamloops people know how early we have to get up in the morning. And I agree with Tom, Scotts basement was like a little gold mine of bits and pieces. Can't wait.

Jason McK
06-25-2008, 02:59 AM
Oh Ladner is going to add about an hour I'm afraid

J

Midknight
06-25-2008, 05:01 AM
Oh Ladner is going to add about an hour I'm afraid

J

Yes but well worth the trip. :wink:

skylord
06-25-2008, 07:59 AM
See thats the problem Tom...the wife wants it gone yesterday. So...I gotta hide it from her all summer....lol

Scott


Come on Scott

Your basement puts some LFS to shame.

I will be there with something to sell for sure.

Tom R

Midknight
06-25-2008, 01:57 PM
See thats the problem Tom...the wife wants it gone yesterday. So...I gotta hide it from her all summer....lol

Scott

I will hide things for you. And they might even make it to the swap meet for you. :lol:

Renegade
06-25-2008, 05:25 PM
i'll be there of course

Kyle

JakartaOrBust
06-26-2008, 02:25 AM
ah another hours not too bad. hopefully that one guy doesnt have to ride his bike to this one.

FBNitro
06-26-2008, 06:49 AM
Ladner is great, I'll definitely be there.

penelty
07-03-2008, 02:00 AM
Hey i've never been to a frag swap before and I was wondering if everyone just brought tanks with the frags in them and a light over top or if they brought them all individually bagged?

Just curious
Ben

Midknight
07-03-2008, 03:01 AM
Hey i've never been to a frag swap before and I was wondering if everyone just brought tanks with the frags in them and a light over top or if they brought them all individually bagged?

Just curious
Ben

Hey Ben,

The host normally provides a tank with warm fresh water to float your frag bag in.
Then there are several tables that people might lay there extra's out on.

Dan

Jason McK
07-03-2008, 04:15 AM
The format will be similar to a swap meet where people who are selling will be responsible for their own corals or live stock.

I will how ever have buckets available to float bags in. I will not have enough heaters to supply every bucket, but will work on a solution by that time.

J

dsaundry
07-03-2008, 05:50 AM
Dang...I work Saturdays...:sad:

Whatigot
07-03-2008, 03:09 PM
I have 5 or 6 big rubbermaid containers if that helps the situation....
Sept seems so far away....

Whatigot
07-03-2008, 03:11 PM
any way we can set up a page to list what individuals will be bringing for swap/trade?

untamed
07-03-2008, 05:36 PM
Yes...Sept is too far away. I have too many frags at the moment (thanks to the size of some of my fish). I'm going to have to move them before Sept.

Jason McK
07-03-2008, 05:49 PM
Unfortunately there are a lot of factors that have made this event in September. The biggest being attendance. More people will be around in Sept than Aug.
Plus I need 2 months to get my fishroom ready for visitors. It'll never be as nice as yours, but I should probably make and effort to complete it

J

Chowder
07-03-2008, 07:42 PM
Jason if you need some help on the fishroom just let me know. I'll be there.
Chris

hockey nut
07-04-2008, 05:38 AM
If you need a hand Jason, let me know.

untamed
07-04-2008, 06:15 AM
Unfortunately there are a lot of factors that have made this event in September. The biggest being attendance. More people will be around in Sept than Aug.
Plus I need 2 months to get my fishroom ready for visitors. It'll never be as nice as yours, but I should probably make and effort to complete it

J

I did not mean to suggest moving the date. I'm sure that by September, I'll have more. I don't have a frag grow-out tank, so it only takes about 6-10 frags and I'm full.

Whatigot
07-04-2008, 02:43 PM
same here, I can dfintiely wait 'till Sept, I'm just happy someone is taking their time and sweat to put something like this together.
and for the record, I don't even have a fishroom(yet) so don't put to much pressure on yourself....:razz:

Jason McK
07-04-2008, 02:51 PM
Not problem guys.

We also need to wait until TomR is up and about. He just had his hip replaced and it wouldn't be a Reef Network event with out him. :)

J

Jason McK
08-10-2008, 07:50 PM
OK, So I know it still over a month away but need to keep it fresh in everyone's mind.

Sept 27th seems to work well for most (I'm sorry if it doesn't work for you)

I'd like to start to get number of people that will be selling
Please e-mail reefnetwork@gmail.com if you are interested in selling
There is no cost for selling and no percentage to Reefnetwork for this event

Remember you can sell anything you want from used hardware, frags, algae, FW plants, and skill saws if you want.
There will also burgers and hotdogs available through out the day.

J

blaster
08-10-2008, 08:24 PM
What time would this start at and what time would it go till?

Jason McK
08-10-2008, 08:41 PM
That is one of the things We havn't quite worked out.

I was thinking mid afternoon to evening.
or we could go 11:00 to 16:00. What would you prefer

J

blaster
08-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Its all good as long as i'm not coming off night shift

Tom R
08-11-2008, 12:15 AM
That is one of the things We havn't quite worked out.

I was thinking mid afternoon to evening.
or we could go 11:00 to 16:00. What would you prefer

J

Hi Jason

That looks good to me.

Tom R

tang daddy
08-15-2008, 07:14 PM
I just saw this now, maybe by then I will have a few pieces of equiptment and who knows maybe a few frags to sell. Atlease I'm not completely out of the hobby and can see a few familiar faces at this one cheers.

Jason McK
08-22-2008, 07:25 PM
OK, a little bit more information:

Time has been set.
it will start at 11:00 and go until 3:00 or 4:00.
Hot dogs ans hamburgers will be sold during the event. (proceeds to go to Reef Network)
Sellers should e-mail Reefnetwork@gmail.com to ensure they have a space at a table.

If you want to e-mail me pics of the frags you are bringing. I can print 4X6 prints so that you can show potential buyers.

It's fast approaching so start thinking about what is cluttering up you closets and let us know what you want to sell

Thanks
The Reef Network

pastout
08-27-2008, 12:32 AM
what day is this i woudl like to come

Jason McK
08-27-2008, 12:53 AM
It will be September 27th from 11:00am to 3:00pm

J

tonytboss
09-03-2008, 01:35 AM
I'm new, can I come out to the swap just as a buyer or do I need to bring some stuff to sell ? And have you posted the address or can you pm the address thanks J

-Tony

Jason McK
09-03-2008, 01:48 AM
Hey Tony your more than welcome to come as a buyer only. all are welcome.

I will post the Address closer to the date. It will be posted in the first post of the thread and at the end post.

Thanks
J

Reef Network
09-10-2008, 06:12 PM
It's time again to plan an event that will both bring people together and sell some gently used equipment and frags.

The REEF NETWORK Swap Meet is being planned for the 27th of September from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
This event will allow anyone to bring any reef related item to be sold.
The REEF NETWORK will not be involved in the individual sale, but instead allow you to sell your drygoods or frags on your own.

* Sellers should register so that table space can be provided

As this even is still in the planning stages any suggestions or comments are welcome.

The Meet will be held at Jason McKenzie's house. 4560 Kelly Drive, Delta (Ladner) BC
Rain Address will be posted if required only

Oceanic
09-10-2008, 08:21 PM
I would like to be there with some frags. Count me in.

martym
09-10-2008, 09:19 PM
I have nothing to sell but willing to buy :) I'll try to be there

christyf5
09-10-2008, 09:35 PM
I will be there with money to trade :wink:

Keri
09-14-2008, 02:58 AM
Can I come too? (trading money for things as well ;) )

Jason McK
09-14-2008, 04:13 AM
Sure Can Keri. It would be great to meet you

J

Keri
09-14-2008, 05:26 AM
If Drew can get it off we will be there! Is the address in the thread somewhere?
I look forward to meeting you too! :)

TheRealBigAL
09-14-2008, 08:30 AM
Cant Wait!

Reef Network
09-15-2008, 02:24 AM
OK If anyone was wondering.

Tom has been able to get a large club room at his Condo. So if it is Raining the event will go on as planned just the address will change.

We will post in this thread the night of the 26th if rain is going to move the event

Thanks

Reef Network
09-15-2008, 02:25 AM
The REEF NETWORK Swap Meet is being planned for the 27th of September from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
This event will allow anyone to bring any reef related item to be sold.
The REEF NETWORK will not be involved in the individual sale, but instead allow you to sell your drygoods or frags on your own.

* Sellers should register so that table space can be provided

As this even is still in the planning stages any suggestions or comments are welcome.

The Meet will be held at Jason McKenzie's house. 4560 Kelly Drive, Delta (Ladner) BC
Rain Address will be posted if required only

Aquattro
09-15-2008, 05:59 AM
I'm seriously thinking of going over. Not that I have room for frags, but what the heck!

Keri
09-15-2008, 06:01 AM
I'm seriously thinking of going over. Not that I have room for frags, but what the heck!

Pfff....it's just a ferry ride away! (That's what I keep telling myself anyhow) ;)

Jason McK
09-15-2008, 06:05 AM
I'm thinking if you came Brad, we could get a cake shaped like Nemo
LOL

J

Aquattro
09-15-2008, 06:09 AM
I'm thinking if you came Brad, we could get a cake shaped like Nemo
LOL

J

Ah, yes, with lots of candles on it!! You think I'd get a free birthday frag from everyone?? :)

Reef Network
09-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Trying to gauge a better idea of who will be selling on the 27th
So Far I have
Jason McK -HW and Frags
Tom R -HW and Frags
HockeyNut -HW and Frags
hjkchris -HW and Frags
Christy5 -HW
untamed -Frags
SeaHorseF - HW and Frags
Niloc16 -HW and Maybe some frags
Skylord -HW
Midnight -HW
Oceanic -Frags

Anyone else going to sell post in ths thread, Thanks

Also check out the pre-sale thread
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44853

Reefer Rob
09-18-2008, 11:02 PM
I've had a change of plans. We're sailing in the Gulf Islands that weekend and unfortunately I won't be attending. The last swap was so much fun, I'm sorry to miss it :sad:

Reef Network
09-18-2008, 11:04 PM
you will be missed Rob. But your corals will be missed even more :)

monstar147
09-19-2008, 03:44 PM
Hi,

I'm very new here. Is this still on?

Jason McK
09-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Oh ya!!!!

Saturday Sept 27th 11:00am to 15:00 at my house
4560 Kelly Drive Delta (Ladner) BC
in case of Rain it will be held at another address that will be posted here the day of the event

J

monstar147
09-19-2008, 04:28 PM
Sweet! I'll be there. Next time, I might be able to hold it my town house Amemnity room. There is just a charge of $50 to rent the room.

Jason McK
09-23-2008, 03:59 AM
Because we maybe moving the location due to rain, For those who can not check Canreef prior to heading here (You are traveling) Feel free to PM me and I will give you my Cell Phone number. That way you can call if you drive into the GVRD and find it is raining

Other wise we will post the rain location Friday evening

Thanks
J

bv_reefer
09-23-2008, 04:16 AM
i missed the last one, but this time i'm down for sure, can't wait! sounds like there'll be lots of coral with all the sellers already signed up, well see ya all there:smile:

tgoeujon
09-23-2008, 04:35 AM
i wish i could be there

Jason McK
09-25-2008, 06:04 PM
OK So it has been decided that RAIN or SHINE is will be at my place
outdoors if it's nice, Indoors if it is raining

Jason
4560 Kelly Drive, Delta (Ladner) BC
Google Map link (http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=4560+Kelly+Dr,+Ladner,+BC&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=33.792245,93.164063&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr)

Sorry for the confusion and indecision, But it final. I guess I'd better start cleaning

J

blaster
09-25-2008, 06:41 PM
So jason it only goes to 3pm?I would really like to go,but get home from work at 7 30am

Jason McK
09-25-2008, 06:52 PM
Sorry Blaster we did want to interfear with peoples dinner plans



***If anyone who is selling coral can bring extra heaters that would be Great****

hockey nut
09-25-2008, 08:49 PM
Do you need more power cords etc?

hockey nut
09-25-2008, 08:51 PM
Nice avitar Jason!!!!!!! ;)

Jason McK
09-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Nice avitar Jason!!!!!!! ;)

Well If Chris can change his name I thought I would Change my Avatar. I'M SUPER SQUIRREL


If you have cords to spare a few might not hurt

J

Chowder
09-25-2008, 10:17 PM
Hey don't be jealous. You could do it to. It's just a simple PM to Christy.

Chris

Chowder
09-25-2008, 10:20 PM
Wrong post.

untamed
09-26-2008, 01:04 AM
Wrong post.

That's OK...since you're new at this!

SeaHorse_Fanatic
09-26-2008, 08:12 AM
I was really looking forward to the swap meet but we ended up in Powell River for the weekend so you all will have to have some fun & enjoy all the great deals without me:sad:

On the plus side, it's supposed to be nice weather on Saturday so you should be able to enjoy the sunshine. I'm hoping to talk my pilot friend Pat into taking Felicia, Irene & I flying in the little Cessna up here on Saturday afternoon:wink::mrgreen:

Anthony

Sebae again
09-26-2008, 09:47 PM
I would like to bring some neon green candycane frags and acros if not to late.

Jason McK
09-26-2008, 09:53 PM
Never too late Sebae. See you tomorrow


Sorry to hear you won't be here Anthony. Anything your looking for?

J

OceanicCorals-Ian-
09-26-2008, 09:54 PM
So far it is not looking so good for me to make it to the swap meet. It does not look like I will be able to leave work early. Sorry for those that wanted some things from me. Other arrangements can be made should anyone still want specific frags or the Frag Stations. :sad:

04scoobysti
09-27-2008, 03:56 AM
I'm in, im new in town so it would be nice to meet a few fellow reefers in the area. Sorry no frags yet, but next year for sure.
Derek

Keri
09-27-2008, 08:09 AM
See y'all tomorrow! :)

FBNitro
09-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Thanks for organizing this and having me (well everyone) out there Jason. You've got a sweet setup and it makes me want to buy a house so when I go bigger I'm not restricted in size. :)

Thanks to anyone else that was involved. And special thanks to TomR for running the Grill!

--Jason

psuedo
09-28-2008, 01:41 AM
I picked up lots of goodies for my tank and they are all looking great. Thanks to Jason for holding it and everyone else who helped set it up. Was great to meet a few people when I was there

christyf5
09-28-2008, 03:29 AM
I had a great time! :biggrin: Thanks to Jason for hosting (love the tank, gives me new ideas every time I see it!), also thanks to TomR for manning the BBQ and everyone for all the frags. Next time I think nametags are in order :razz:

Keri
09-28-2008, 04:31 AM
I agree on the nametags!

I bought a bunch of frags today but I don't know from who! They've just going in now (we live on the coast) and so far so good! Really impressed with the pink martini zoos, perky little guys were opening allready in the bag on the way home. The candycanes are really bright as well, and I've found spaces for the blue and purple sps (Jason - I forget the names allready! :redface:) and the green millie is parked on the frag rack till I figure it out.

Yup, we need a bigger tank!

Thanks everyone who put this together or brought stuff, especially Jason for the use of his house (and view of his beautiful tank!) and to whoever we bought from!

Tom R
09-28-2008, 06:06 AM
I want to thank everyone who came out to the swap meet today.

I had a great time today. These events are a lot of fun.
It is always fun to meet with fellow reefers.

Til our next event. I hope to see some of you out to our next dinner meeting.


Tom R

Chowder
09-28-2008, 07:41 AM
Thank you Tom and Jason for putting on another great event. had fun meeting the new people again and seeing the usuall crowd.

Thanks, Chris

Sebae again
09-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Much thanks to the McKenzies for hosting such a great event. Always a thrill to see a world class tank.

hockey nut
09-28-2008, 08:49 AM
Many thanks to Jason for hosting the swap meet and to Tom for cooking. Great event!!! ... :)

It was nice to meet some new faces and see some old ones.


Keri ...I'm glad you like your pink martini zoas. Let me know how they make out in your tank. :)

Cheers

TheRealBigAL
09-28-2008, 09:21 AM
Thanks had a great time :biggrin:

JakartaOrBust
09-28-2008, 04:00 PM
thanks again for allowing us interior people come and join your events. It is always worth the drive, toll booth free or fee. Sorry Jason that I did buy as you mentioned "not nearly enough", I will be back in spring for another auction. And I am going to start saving now.

Thanks again.

Trorry

BC Mosaic
09-28-2008, 04:48 PM
I always enjoy these type of events.
Thanks Jason and Mrs. Jason for having us.

Snaz
09-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Yes another tip 'o the hat to Jason and familia. It was very generous to host this great event. I have a few new pieces that look great :lol:in my nano. I look forward to the next one!
Keith.

steve fedyk
09-28-2008, 05:32 PM
Thank you Jason for letting us come into your home and showing your tank. After seeing your tank I think I'm going to try Zeovit.:biggrin:

Jason McK
09-28-2008, 06:14 PM
It was Great to have everyone out. Hope you all had a good time. It was our pleasure to host such a great event. Thanks to Tom R, Chris (Chowder), Callum (HockeyNut) and Doug (Pinhead) for all the help.

Stay tuned for the Frag Auction in the Spring!!!!

J

Diana
09-28-2008, 06:54 PM
Sounds like it was a lot of fun! Too bad I was working :(

Raf picked me up some cool ricordea and candy cane. Thanks guys! :D

seanoman
09-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Hey any way that the frag auction could be on Sunday or later on Saturday, cuz I have wanted to go to the last few events but unfortunatly I always work saturdays.

Anyways sounds like you pulled off another great event here. I would love to see some pics of the frags people took home!