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brizzo
04-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Hey everyone,

Over the past while there has been some interest in having a frag swap meet and greet.

I would be willing to host such an event at my house, on a weekend. Middle of May or early June would be ideal for me to host.

Any interest?

freezetyle
04-09-2010, 11:37 PM
IN! we should post some photos of the frags we will have available so we can see the interest in pieces before hand.

Starry
04-09-2010, 11:45 PM
all 4 it, if im home that week. have a few corals i wanna swap out.

brizzo
04-10-2010, 12:25 AM
IN! we should post some photos of the frags we will have available so we can see the interest in pieces before hand.

What I can frag down:

30-40 heads of candy cane
8-10 heads of hammer coral
about 8x12" of GSP growing on glass ;)
lots of green palys

all of those for sure, as they are almost more of a pest in my tank than keepers.

bkelly
04-10-2010, 12:30 AM
im into it - be good to meet some of you guys
brent

mseepman
04-10-2010, 12:38 AM
I'd be into some type of meet...don't have a lot of frags but who knows...by then maybe I'll have more.

freezetyle
04-10-2010, 02:13 AM
no frags aren't a problem, just swap for cash!

Starry
04-10-2010, 04:09 AM
mark, attach some of your shrooms to rubble and youd have lots to trade!! p.s. dont forget about that sps frag you said you would make 4 me. :)

bvlester
04-10-2010, 05:27 AM
I'd like to be there. I may have some thing to bring by then just sole abunch of stuff.

Bill

dnpbryan
04-10-2010, 05:32 AM
Im there just pick a day

Leah
04-10-2010, 05:43 AM
I can come...but not a guy.

freezetyle
04-10-2010, 05:53 AM
I can come...but not a guy.

it would be good to have a lady present... so you know... the neighbours wouldn't think its "that" kind of party/gathering:lol:

Leah
04-10-2010, 05:58 AM
it would be good to have a lady present... so you know... the neighbours wouldn't think its "that" kind of party/gathering:lol:

May look even worse if I come and the neighbours are watching. :wink:

Bugsy
04-10-2010, 06:49 AM
I would love to come, hey Leah there would be two of us there then..:wink:

I don't have anything to swap but maybe something to buy....:biggrin:

It would also be neat to meet other reefers too.:biggrin:

Let me know Nazerine what date and time you pick for this.

brizzo
04-10-2010, 07:32 AM
I would love to come, hey Leah there would be two of us there then..:wink:

I don't have anything to swap but maybe something to buy....:biggrin:

It would also be neat to meet other reefers too.:biggrin:

Let me know Nazerine what date and time you pick for this.

Frags frags frags! Why is it we don't do this more often? Seems to be more and more Canreef members from Kelowna

I'm going to be out of town for periods during April and May, so June 5th or 12th would be ideal. Would also be nicer once the weather is a little warmer, sit out on the patio :)

Starry
04-10-2010, 08:10 AM
what type of frags/corals are ppl looking 4 in the area? ill be doing some shopping b4 then and wouldnt be advers to getting extra if I knew i could get my money back.

Leah
04-10-2010, 12:12 PM
Starry,

Hey, where are you going shopping? I am interested. :biggrin:

Bugsy,

It would be wonderful to see you again......long time no see. :wink: Still waiting for you to come visit us. :razz:

I will have a few things to trade as well.. frogspawn, hammers and other stuff too, just can't think right now....need more java. :redface:

I would be interested in a few easy SPS's. :lol:

Nazerine,

What can I bring??? Let me know.

Oscar
04-10-2010, 03:26 PM
Sign me up. I could probably generate a couple of frags. I am adding SPS to my tank now, so if someone is going "shopping" I am interested in joining in.

H2o2
04-10-2010, 04:48 PM
If I am home I am in and looking for purple plate :-)

mike31154
04-10-2010, 04:50 PM
Sounds great, thanks for getting the ball rolling on this and also for offering to host the event. Not sure I have much different to offer, mostly things that I've already seen listed, stuff that's getting out of hand in my system, GSP, hammer, common brown zoas. I have some nifty macroalgae too though. I guess I'd be more of a 'customer' at this event. Would like to snag some more 'colourful' zoas than the common brown polyps I have. Maybe a small sps frag, but might wait until I upgrade for that.

Thanks again.

Starry
04-10-2010, 09:54 PM
Starry,

Hey, where are you going shopping? I am interested. :biggrin:

Bugsy,

It would be wonderful to see you again......long time no see. :wink: Still waiting for you to come visit us. :razz:

I will have a few things to trade as well.. frogspawn, hammers and other stuff too, just can't think right now....need more java. :redface:

I would be interested in a few easy SPS's. :lol:

Nazerine,

What can I bring??? Let me know.

will be going to calgary and perhaps the coast mid may, so you can guess where ill be shopping!

reef bound
04-11-2010, 12:09 AM
We can probably make it too, if Kamloopsians are welcome. May have a few frags as well. Have to take stock of what I have.....And that means one more girl, too (and a boy).

Bugsy
04-11-2010, 03:38 AM
Anyone here have Acans for swap/sale??

Starry
04-11-2010, 06:46 AM
not yet :)

brizzo
04-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Sounds like we might be able to get a decent amount of people to meet up! My home has a pretty open floor plan, so isn't too bad if a bunch show up at once. Might have to open up the arcade if too many people show up ;)

reef bound
04-12-2010, 09:31 PM
I know it's early in planning but did you decide on a firm date? We can make it on the 5th but not the 12th, but whatever works for you guys is fine and if I have frags I may be able to send stuff with another member from Kamloops if they're going. No worries.

bvlester
04-25-2010, 06:35 AM
Ttt

fishdaddy3
05-12-2010, 01:46 AM
i would love to get in on this. got nothing to trade but would love to buy some(lots) of stuff.

bvlester
05-12-2010, 08:03 AM
Is there a date set yet?

Bill

StirCrazy
05-12-2010, 03:12 PM
If it is allowed I may show up just to meat some reefers up
here beside Bill :mrgreen:. weekends are a little tough for me so I cant say for sure but i'll try.

Steve

bvlester
05-12-2010, 04:52 PM
Steve I would thing that you would be allowed without a dought as you are a member and a very good contributer to the forum. You can not help it if moving and getting every thing agonized is your priority right now. Once settled in you will set that tank up. It would be nce to see you there.

Bill

brizzo
05-12-2010, 11:58 PM
Is there a date set yet?

Bill

I was hoping to get some replies from Starry and H2o2 about their schedules as both work out of town. No offense to anyone, but I would prefer to pick a date so they both could come. Starry has supported previous frag swaps, and always has nice frags. H2o2 is a very knowledgeable reefer to have around, and he likes to talk a lot which is good for these meetings :P

If it is allowed I may show up just to meat some reefers up
here beside Bill :mrgreen:. weekends are a little tough for me so I cant say for sure but i'll try.

Steve

Frag swaps are a social event! This makes me think I need to get back on starting up a local reef club...

Steve I would thing that you would be allowed without a dought as you are a member and a very good contributer to the forum. You can not help it if moving and getting every thing agonized is your priority right now. Once settled in you will set that tank up. It would be nce to see you there.

Bill

Maybe the jealousy of all the frags might get him to setup a tank finally ;)

Anyhow, we're definitely getting closer.. 1 months to go! Will have to make a choice within the week on the date. :mrgreen:

reef bound
05-12-2010, 11:59 PM
keep us all posted :)

bkelly
05-13-2010, 12:27 AM
Id love to come but away June 5-6 if an option, have some frags LPS/Monti
brent

H2o2
05-13-2010, 12:28 AM
I dont what my dates are Brad as there was a bit of a shake down on the boat so I am working more so dont wait for me but you know that if I am home i will be there(to talk a lot :)and I will cut ya a nice frag and bring it.
Host fees Till Then

Starry
05-13-2010, 12:32 AM
I'll be home the weekend of May 29th, (best date for me) and again the weekend of June 12th. Lemme know if that works so I know whether to buy extras in calgary or not.

Trevor

bvlester
05-13-2010, 04:05 AM
I know that Steve has been bissy as a bee doing stuff around his place. I have once again been drawn to atend cort for jury duty solection so after may I have no Idear if I could make it or not as the selection is on May 31.

Bill

Starry
05-19-2010, 03:09 PM
K, so...Im heading back from calgary on monday. need to know whats going on.

bvlester
05-19-2010, 04:40 PM
so is there any solid date don't leave it till the last minute it might kick you in the but. After May 31st I have any idear of what i am doing. We may have to have a swap up here in Kamloops.....

Bill

Bugsy
05-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Starry, I sent you a PM can you reply to me before you come home??

:mrgreen:

Starry
05-19-2010, 06:18 PM
replied

Bugsy
05-19-2010, 06:29 PM
Starry I just sent you one 5 min ago, did you get this one??

:mrgreen:

Starry
05-29-2010, 09:37 PM
If we dont hear from Naz, anyone still interested in doing this? Say at Denny's?

H2o2
05-29-2010, 09:44 PM
HI there what dates again

Leah
05-29-2010, 10:27 PM
If we dont hear from Naz, anyone still interested in doing this? Say at Denny's?

I would be. Or if enough people want to drive to Penticton, we could have it at here. :biggrin:

bvlester
05-29-2010, 11:52 PM
Leah can you cook enough goodies for everyone or wold it be bring your own???
If I am not doing jury duty I would come.

Bill

Starry
05-30-2010, 02:35 AM
weekend of the 12th is when ill be home again. the last time we had it at dennys it worked out well, just got a booth. HI there what dates again

bkelly
05-30-2010, 02:44 AM
that weekend works for me - Saturday is good.

dnpbryan
05-30-2010, 03:44 AM
I'll be there as well. Wherever it is, makes no difference. As a newb are there any rules or protocol to follow?, don't want to get heckeld :biggrin:

Starry
05-30-2010, 04:02 AM
I'll be there as well. Wherever it is, makes no difference. As a newb are there any rules or protocol to follow?, don't want to get heckeld :biggrin:

yea, dont point and laugh.

bvlester
05-30-2010, 04:07 AM
bring freebies for everyone else (corals that is) lol. That or a BBQ and all the hamburgers you can cook to hand out.

LOL
just loking I don't know if I will be there it all depends on the jury duty. I don't know if I will have much in the way of frags people keep buying them from me.

Bill

dnpbryan
05-30-2010, 04:57 AM
Got it, I think I can stay inline

Bugsy
05-30-2010, 04:57 AM
Trevor, can people post what kinds of frags they have for sale/trade that they would be brining??

Starry
05-30-2010, 07:46 AM
They sure can if they wish to. In fact for things like zoas its a good idea to post pics if possible as its hard to see what your getting when they are closed and in a bag.
I'm making a list myself, have a few surprises too!

I was thinking Sat the 12th at around 3, does this work for everybody?

For those that dont have frags to trade, you can allways purchase, or just come out to see whos who.

Nobodys heard from Naz I guess?

Leah
05-31-2010, 08:16 PM
Starry

Has there been any interest in doing this? Has anyone contacted you to say they will come?

Date and time are fine by me...just be nice if a few other's could make it there... too!

dnpbryan
06-01-2010, 05:34 AM
That time and date work fine for me as well. I have no trades to bring but are planning on taking stuff home. Do we need to bring bags / buckets or anything ( sorry newb)

bvlester
06-01-2010, 06:37 AM
If I can talk the wife into comming down I have a few things for trade/sale that I will bring.
Bill

Bugsy
06-02-2010, 04:26 AM
Hello everyone, Starry has set the date, time and location for the Frag Sale/Swap.

June 12 @ 1:00pm Denny's Resturant in Kelowna

If you are bringing corals please have them individually bagged (zip lock bags are fine) and stored in a styrofoam container.

Everyone has to at least order a beverage from Denny's as its a business, we may want to use this location again for the next sale/swap.

Everyone is welcome to attend, please reply to this post if you are coming.


Cheers
Debbie

bkelly
06-02-2010, 04:28 AM
ill be there
got a few frags to bring hopefully
brent

bvlester
06-02-2010, 08:26 AM
Hi have a cube that has not seen water if some one want it I can bring it down with me.

It's a 34 Gallon Neo Nano Aquarium has everything it came with plumbing stand tank sump pump. also has a GLO T5HO light never used also has hanger kit for a pendent. Picked it up for a frag grow tank wife is not to keen on the idea but is OK with it. If no one wants it I will be putting water in it and moving the frags over to this tank. It will go up for sale anyways for a bit more because it will include some fish, rock and maybe a some frags. I'd like $500.00 OBO as the list price is 799.00 without light. marine depot has them for 599.00 US plus shipping and it dose not come with a light.

Bill
link to marine depot:

http://www.marinedepot.com/Deep_Sea_Aquatics_34_Gallon_NEO_Aquarium_Glass_Sum p_Black_Cabinet_Stand_Saltwater_Aquariums_Complete _Kits_(Heavy)-Deep_Sea_Aquatics-UD001781-FIAQCKCH-vi.html

Starry
06-02-2010, 01:53 PM
ill post a list of what im bringing next wed. when i get home.

Leah
06-02-2010, 02:32 PM
I will be there. :biggrin:

Starry
06-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Ok, here is what I plan on bringing.

A few red monti cap frags.

Med size red monti cap colony.

Red encrusting monti with white polyps (mini colony)

2.5" Electric green acro frag.

2" birdsnest frag.

2 branching hammer frags (one with 2 heads, one with 3 heads)

small frag of blue polyp birdsnest.

purple brown zoa colony

Tonga bullseye shroom (4) rock

2 orange/green ricordia on a piece of rubble.

green palys

blueish palys

small frag of star polyps.

Green and orange acan on frag plug. 7-8 heads

Now, as promised, the surprises:

I WILL NOT BRING THESE ITEMS UNLESS INTEREST IS EXPRESSED HERE.

1. Green branching hammer colony 50ish heads.

2. Bright green star polyps on manmade live rock (contained, wont spread).

3. RBTA on giant barnicle. Very bubbly see my album for pics.

dnpbryan
06-09-2010, 04:19 AM
Just realized I have to work till 2 are people going to still be around at 2:15 / 30??

bkelly
06-09-2010, 05:34 AM
hey starry
Id be interested in the RBTA was looking at them at J&L this weekend but couldnt buy
im bringing a colt, leather, some mushrooms, a few zoa colonies, maybe a monti cap but sounds like lots coming, a green yuma baby if I can get him, some polyps, see what else - are many coming to this. some of my cuttings will be fresh - sorry

no troubles waiting an hour for anyone.

Starry
06-09-2010, 05:49 AM
i havent heard back from everyone yet, but i expect a good turn out. i can only stay till 215 230 tops as i have a bday party to go to.

dnpbryan
06-10-2010, 03:26 AM
What are you asking for the rbta? I'm trying to convience my wife to go.

Starry
06-10-2010, 04:39 AM
The nem is $50.

Bkelly has expressed intrest as well.
I have 2 others, but they are on the same rock and I havent had time to "encourage" one of them to move onto its own rock. If your really interested I can try to get it seperated by the weekend.

cav~firez22
06-11-2010, 03:46 PM
I'd show, but i have to work.

it sucks cause i have about 40 / 50 Zoo frags. (red/Blues orange/purps/ oranges, greens. etc.etc)

8 Acro frags, and about 5 mini colonies of acro to sell.

H2o2
06-12-2010, 04:00 AM
Well I recieve the call today that we set sail tomorow morning and I cant make it but if there is left overs maybe we could add them to the thread on sunday and people that couldnt make it could maybe organize to buy or swap when they get a chance. Just a thought cause a bit pi--ed i cant put faces to handles.
Harry O

mseepman
06-12-2010, 07:32 AM
Well, I'm going to try to make it. If I do, most of my stuff will consist of mushrooms, maybe some red star polyps. Starry, if I can make it, I will bring that frag you wanted of the blue SPS.

I'm hoping that there will be some frags for sale too:)

Starry
06-12-2010, 09:01 AM
there will be!

Starry
06-12-2010, 09:10 AM
Well I recieve the call today that we set sail tomorow morning and I cant make it but if there is left overs maybe we could add them to the thread on sunday and people that couldnt make it could maybe organize to buy or swap when they get a chance. Just a thought cause a bit pi--ed i cant put faces to handles.
Harry O


Sure, If I have any left overs well let you know. Were you looking for anything in particular?

bvlester
06-12-2010, 03:23 PM
heading to the frag swap with some leather fingers and maybe some other things.
Bill

Starry
06-12-2010, 06:41 PM
looking forward to meeting you Bill.

Leah
06-13-2010, 01:08 AM
It was great meeting everyone.

And it was nice to see both Mark and Bill again. And of course getting all the great frags, thanks guy's. :biggrin:

So whenever you guy's get down to Penticton come by and visit me and see my tank. :lol:

dnpbryan, fancy running into you again in Kelowna after the frag meet. :wink:

SO WHEN CAN WE DO IT AGAIN ??? It ended way to soon...:sad:

Leah

dnpbryan
06-13-2010, 01:16 AM
That was fun. Nice to see you again Bill. And of corse meeting the rest of you was a pleasure. Thank you for all the great stuff. Leah, I am regreting not getting that Goby already. Way to nice:biggrin:
Thanks again everyone

Leah
06-13-2010, 01:29 AM
:sad: I know, kinda regretting not getting the Angel and Gobie as well. But all the way home I kept thinking stick to the list, stick to the list, stick to the list =) or make a quick U-turn and go back. :lol: But I was good and didn't. :twised:

bkelly
06-13-2010, 01:58 AM
For sure good to meet you all hope we can stay in touch, Starry got that anemone in did it really slow he looks well, already out - its a really nice one thanks -
brent

H2o2
06-13-2010, 03:38 AM
Wish I was there off Port Hardy and its raining :(

bvlester
06-13-2010, 04:10 AM
It was nice to meet some new faces and do some trades I am thinking of taring my rock work apart to get those 2 peppermint shrimp out so they will leave the corals alone I think They will go into my kids tank and fight it out with the one in there. Leah I hope you don't spend all the money in one place...
Nice meet everyone again if your up this way give me a PM..I may just have some thing I know I will have some thing after August as we have to go down to Vancouver for our youngest daughter to see a doc.
Bill

Leah
06-13-2010, 04:23 AM
[QUOTE=bvlester;526923] Leah I hope you don't spend all the money in one place...

He he! Stopped at Pet City on the way home and left with nothing, I even have a witness. :lol: I am sure that it will go towards something new for my tank. :biggrin:

bvlester
06-13-2010, 07:22 AM
Well I made it home by 8:5pm after a bit of shopping and a met up with a friend in Vernon. every thing acclimatized and dipped in Lugol's Solution. Every thing is comming out the zoes are taking their time and 1 mushroom decided to come off the rock but it went into the rubble bin.

Thank you to everyone.
Next time I should have a bit more selection, by the way the 24g tank I have for sale is a deep sea Neo nano tank.

Bill

mseepman
06-14-2010, 03:26 AM
It was great meeting/seeing everyone. I really think we should try to do that a couple times per year. The couple of corals I got all are doing well. I let them acclimate all afternoon yesterday and finally put them into my tank just before lights out. Everything was happy today on the frag rack and so I mounted them this afternoon.

We'll see how they fair with my water over the next few weeks.

Thanks for the great trades everyone!