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fkshiu
07-31-2009, 06:57 AM
WHO? - All reefers and SW enthusiasts of the lower mainland

WHAT? - Bring your frags and used gear to sell and talk some reef at the same time in an informal atmosphere

WHEN? - Sunday, August 23rd from around 11AM to whenever

WHERE? - My backyard (3165 East 45th Avenue, Vancouver - between Joyce and Rupert)

HOW? - Swap meet style by popular demand (bring and sell your own crap!)

If you will be selling items, please reply to this thread so we have an idea of how many tables we need. A good tip for selling frags is to bring pictures of the mother colony to show off.

If you've never been to one of these things, it is a great way to grab a lot of equipment and great frags at fantastic prices! Who wouldn't want to spend all day talking reef with a bunch of friendly reef nerds? (Plus, there's a good chance the BBQ will be in action as well :D )

christyf5
07-31-2009, 05:00 PM
Awesomeness!! And close to a skytrain too. Me and my money will be there :biggrin:

Jason McK
07-31-2009, 06:48 PM
I might have a few things for sale but will be there regardless

J

icecool217
07-31-2009, 06:53 PM
ooh...now to fit it into my schedule :)
will definitely try to make it.

fkshiu
08-01-2009, 06:03 AM
I'll have a few things including maybe a couple of lumenarcs and a dual HQI ballast.

cprowler
08-01-2009, 06:18 AM
I'm going to try my best to make it too!

plutoniumJoe
08-01-2009, 07:08 AM
I'll be there.

fkshiu
08-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Bump.

Ron99
08-02-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm about 85% certain i will be there.

belzebuth
08-02-2009, 06:54 PM
Crap, my mother will be in town....Let see if I can find someone else to entertain her for the day:biggrin:

penelty
08-03-2009, 12:45 AM
aw really? whys everything exciting when I am out of town have fun anyways guys

pterfloth
08-03-2009, 01:08 AM
I am definitely coming. Looking forward
to picking up some new frags.

FishIsGood2
08-03-2009, 02:05 AM
I'll be there. Probably will pick up some used equipment for my 20g.

fkshiu
08-03-2009, 04:50 PM
Bump

Tomjay
08-03-2009, 05:08 PM
I will be there

Millepora_Maniac
08-03-2009, 07:09 PM
I will be there as well, I'll try to bring Canuckgod420 as well...:mrgreen:

hockey nut
08-04-2009, 03:39 AM
looking forward to another fun day.:multi:

christyf5
08-08-2009, 08:19 AM
:biggrin:

fkshiu
08-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Buuuuuummp.

Tom R
08-08-2009, 11:29 PM
I made some frags today. So now I am ready for a great day.

Tom R

Jason McK
08-11-2009, 01:28 AM
I'll be bringing some Mushrooms (Blue and Watermelon) Zoas, maybe some Frogspawn, some Ricordia, a Beckett skimmer and some other misc frags and hardware

J

pterfloth
08-11-2009, 02:40 AM
I've got some peach milli, green digi and green polyp/tan stem
pocillipora frags I'm going to bring.

reeferious
08-11-2009, 04:04 AM
came within a hair's width of major tank crash just ended up losing a few sensitive pieces to the bastard heat wave until i took drastic cooling action. so folks bring all your juicy stuff and i'll be first in line to grab them.

Van-rookie
08-11-2009, 05:04 AM
hhmm to bad I won't be able to make it, i would love to get frags of your corals. Your tank is amazing

I've got some peach milli, green digi and green polyp/tan stem
pocillipora frags I'm going to bring.

fkshiu
08-12-2009, 05:29 AM
Top again.

byee
08-12-2009, 05:37 AM
JUst have your mom baby sit your fish while you go shopping !:lol::lol:

fkshiu
08-17-2009, 12:10 AM
One more week, kids!

christyf5
08-17-2009, 12:11 AM
yay! :biggrin:

BlueWorldAquatic
08-17-2009, 12:48 AM
Darn,

I'm only in Vancouver until the 18th.:cry:

would loved to have been there for a visit.

Ken - BWA

TrailFish
08-19-2009, 04:42 PM
Looking forward to it.

Don't have much it the way of frags except for two 3" green digi and some finger leather. But I can hopefully snag some great stuff from everyone else.

I bring some misc hardware I have hanging around including:

RedSea Pro wavemaker
OM Supersquirt (never used)

Cheers.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-19-2009, 06:21 PM
I'll be bringing some frags & maybe equipment for sale. Made several single and combo photosynthetic gorgonians frags. Have some colourful sps and hammer/frogspawn frags as well as zoas (Red People Eaters) and Ricordea frags.

BTW, have my own table that I'll bring along.

pinhead
08-19-2009, 06:40 PM
I've got some powerheads, plumbing and lighting parts. For livestock, I have some macroalgae, zoas, palys, and other softies.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

TrailFish
08-19-2009, 08:19 PM
Never having been to a swap, what is the setup for holding frags?

fkshiu
08-19-2009, 08:43 PM
Never having been to a swap, what is the setup for holding frags?

Everyone brings their own frags in coolers or whatever. You should have pictures of the frags/colonies so people can see what they're buying. Then it's market capitalism at its finest: set a price and negotiate away!

FBNitro
08-20-2009, 02:48 PM
I'll try to be there Franklin (as a buyer)... grandmother is in town from the UK, so just have to make sure no family things are going on w/her.

scherzo
08-20-2009, 03:22 PM
What about livestock? I have a Tomato Clown that I may want to get rid of.

Jason McK
08-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Sure, I think you could bring anything you want

J

fkshiu
08-20-2009, 04:47 PM
I'll try to be there Franklin (as a buyer)... grandmother is in town from the UK, so just have to make sure no family things are going on w/her.

Bring her along dude! Everyone's welcome, especially grannies! :)

Snaz
08-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Rumour has it Fk has a new Weber grill that needs breaking in. :flame:

Sorry I won't be there Sunday guys, I really enjoyed last nights Reef Network dinner.
K.

fkshiu
08-21-2009, 06:32 AM
Here's the google map for my place:

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=3165+east+45th+avenue,+vancouver,+bc&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&ei=KDGOSorwHIPgtgO0wYyECw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1

Look for the green Civic parked in front.

fkshiu
08-22-2009, 05:18 PM
One more day people!

Veng68
08-23-2009, 06:26 AM
free bump for you.

Cheers,
Vic

Sebae again
08-23-2009, 07:27 AM
I've got some frags and new and used bulbs etc. Have a table as well.

Veng68
08-23-2009, 10:10 PM
Thanks for hosting Franklin.

Great event.

Cheers,
Vic

Ron99
08-23-2009, 11:36 PM
Thanks for hosting Franklin.

Great event.

Cheers,
Vic

+1 Thanks Franklin!

Tom R
08-24-2009, 12:14 AM
Thank you to Franklin and his family for hosting our Reef Network Swap Meet.

It was a great day and it is always fun when we get together. There were some new faces and old friends. You had to be quick as the great buys went fast.

Once again Thank you Franklin you hosted a very memorable event.

Tom R

Jason McK
08-24-2009, 12:16 AM
Yes Thank you Franklin and Family for a wonderful event.

Your tank looks Amazing!!


Great time had by all

J

SeaHorse_Fanatic
08-24-2009, 12:31 AM
Yes, thank you Franklin & family for being such gracious hosts for us fish-nuts.

Lots of good fun & fast action, especially during the first 1.5 hours.

Anthony

pterfloth
08-24-2009, 01:14 AM
Thank you Franklin! Your hospitality was very generous and your tank is beautiful. Great to meet many Canreefers!

TrailFish
08-24-2009, 01:21 AM
Absolutely, thanks for hosting and putting out a spread. Nice to meet everyone. Next time I'll know to get to these things early!

JPotter
08-24-2009, 03:59 AM
We went and it was great. Thank you so much for hosting it and thanks to all who brought lovely frags.
Much appreciated.

Sebae again
08-24-2009, 04:59 AM
Many thanks Franklin and Family for hosting such a great event! I love the look of your reef tank. For those who couldnt make it, you really missed out. Heck,I even beat out Anthony to a great frag. That could be a first!

christyf5
08-24-2009, 05:06 AM
Thanks to Franklin and his family for hosting, I had a great time!! And thanks to the Reef Network guys for making this happen :biggrin:

fkshiu
08-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Whew! What a crazy day everyone. Here's some pics of the tail end since I forgot to get the camera out until near the end. Too bad I didn't get any pics of the feeding frenzy that happened near the start of the swap. :(

Talkin' turkey
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2401.jpg

Look what you missed if you weren't here!
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2402.jpg

Check out that awesome skimmer.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2400.jpg

The spread.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2399.jpg

Is this safe?
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2416.jpg

Cleaning up
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2412.jpg

Apres swap - the Reef Network plots world domination (clockwise from bottom: Jason_McK, Jakarta or Bust, untamed, TomR, Sunfish, fkshiu, Seahorse_Fanatic)
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2433.jpg

KPG007
08-24-2009, 07:36 AM
Franklin, thanks to you and your family for being such super hosts, and to everyone for making it a great event!

christyf5
08-24-2009, 03:44 PM
How were the ribs? :wink:

Tom R
08-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Say Franklin

There is a great looking Skimmer for sale in the 3rd picture. Do you know who it belonged too, as I am sure it is still available. LOL

PS I think I saw it at a previous Swap Meet.

Tom R

untamed
08-24-2009, 05:04 PM
Great event. I would say that a new standard has been set for food! (The ribs were worth waiting for...)

That is a super looking skimmer! I can't believe nobody scooped it up.

Thanks for hosting!

Jason McK
08-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Yes for those eho couldn't hold out for the ribs you really missed a treat.

And BTW sarcasm is the lowest form of humor LOL

ridder
08-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Thanks Again,

Franklin, and your family for hosting a great gathering.

Kelly

lastlight
08-25-2009, 04:37 PM
the Reef Network plots world domination (clockwise from bottom: Jason_McK, Jakarta or Bust, untamed, TomR, Sunfish, fkshiu, Seahorse_Fanatic)
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/fkshiu/IMG_2433.jpg

Think I've seen this before. Menacing to say the least!

http://www.fairsoftware.com/images/specific/blog/JediCouncil.jpg

Jason McK
08-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Yes I believe we where talking about kaymen's in Anthony's pants. Nothing close to saving the universe

fkshiu
08-25-2009, 07:04 PM
Think I've seen this before. Menacing to say the least!

http://www.fairsoftware.com/images/specific/blog/JediCouncil.jpg

See how Anthony is boasting about the size of his lightsabre in the pic? :boink:

Legatus
08-26-2009, 12:42 AM
Franklin, (and everyone), thanks for making my first get-together a blast. It was great to meet people, see an actual home tank, and pick up some gear cheap (I probably knocked a month off my set up budget).

-Andy
(signed the book with wrong username..too many reef forums :biggrin:)

sunfish
08-26-2009, 06:38 AM
Thank you Franklin and family for hosting this wonderful event and being so generous and welcoming ! I had a great time attending my first swap .


Thank you, Kenny

JakartaOrBust
08-26-2009, 07:01 AM
Thanks for the event!

Im sad that people inned and outed so early but happy there was less mouths to share those awesome ribs with. But I may have to retract my earlier statement that the swap is the best style. I think I am leaning back to the standard auction. People stayed longer and I had the chance to have many more conversations. But talking about Caymans in pants was a well discussed conversation this weekend.

Can't wait til the next round. I will try to be a seller for the future. Maybe I'll cut a few heads off the orange lobophyllia.

JakartaOrBust
10-20-2009, 05:21 AM
does anyone have any left over or even new frags of the neon yellow finger leather I could buy one of?

Mr.nintendo
10-20-2009, 06:29 AM
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JakartaOrBust
10-20-2009, 07:25 AM
ahh crap. cause i opened the wrong tab. sorry this wasnt where I wanted it posted. sorry