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Borderjumper
10-15-2010, 03:06 AM
I was thinking of hosting a Frag Swap at my place on Sunday December 12.. a couple of hours in the afternoon. IF there is any interest.

I went to the one about a month ago with Lori.. and it was a blast and an awesome venue to swap some frags, or buy some nice local corals reasonably priced.

If there is interest, i could set up a bin of heated water to float the bags in.. and furnish some munchies.


If there is interest what I would do is open a thread for people to post pics of what they are bringing ( doesnt need to be the frag but could be of the mother colony) cause as we all know.. corals arent happy in their bags. The pictures would be tagged by the users name and then numbered.. IE Shelley #6.. and then the bag the coral is placed in numbered the same.

I would have a laptop opened to the thread so anyone could look at the pictures..

Lemme know.. if were going to do this we need to get some frags started!!

This would be held at my place.. downtown Victoria..

Aquattro
10-15-2010, 03:22 AM
I'd come by for sure. Might even have some frags....

reefwars
10-15-2010, 04:49 AM
I had one at my place last month, we did a blind swap where people brought frags and dropped them in one of my tanks to float, at the end of the night we all grabbed something we didn't bring:) I also handed out numbers and gad s draw at the end of the night where the winner walked out with a large pipecoral:) good way to meet other reefers:) cheers

chandigz
10-15-2010, 05:29 AM
You know I'm in.

PoonTang
10-15-2010, 05:44 AM
I would love to come but as it sits right now I am working that day. Could I come down a day early and scoop up all the nice stuff before Christy does?

Borderjumper
10-15-2010, 05:48 AM
I would love to come but as it sits right now I am working that day. Could I come down a day early and scoop up all the nice stuff before Christy does?
If you come down a day early your going to spend the day with me cleaning house and mucking tanks so everything is presentable:smile: you may want to rethink that

Aquattro
10-15-2010, 06:00 AM
If you come down a day early your going to spend the day with me cleaning house and mucking tanks so everything is presentable:smile: you may want to rethink that

but would that get someone the "good stuff"?? :)

Borderjumper
10-15-2010, 06:43 AM
but would that get someone the "good stuff"?? :)
And they call me a coral ho!

christyf5
10-15-2010, 03:07 PM
LOL, I'm not sure if I'll be making this one, all depends on the timing I suppose. I'll bring a tarp just in case :razz:

Bwahahahahahha!!

Aquattro
10-15-2010, 03:12 PM
LOL, I'm not sure if I'll be making this one, all depends on the timing I suppose. I'll bring a tarp just in case :razz:

Bwahahahahahha!!

We'd love to have you, mark Dec 14 in your calendar!!

Borderjumper
10-15-2010, 03:39 PM
LOL, I'm not sure if I'll be making this one, all depends on the timing I suppose. I'll bring a tarp just in case :razz:

Bwahahahahahha!!

LOL omg a tarp...well on TV they always boil lots of water, I have a pot and lots of RO/DI always made up. Oh and two boxes of gloves. So I guess were ready!

What a way to introduce lil Jr. To reefing.

christyf5
10-16-2010, 01:41 AM
We'd love to have you, mark Dec 14 in your calendar!!

Dec 14th eh? Are you trying to tell me something Brad? She clearly has indicated that the frag swap is Dec 12th :confused:

:razz:

Aquattro
10-16-2010, 02:07 AM
Dec 14th eh? Are you trying to tell me something Brad? She clearly has indicated that the frag swap is Dec 12th :confused:

:razz:


huh?? I have no idea what you're talking about....see ya on the Tuesday :)

Borderjumper
10-17-2010, 02:57 AM
Awesome!! It's going to be fun. How many of you have already started frags? I made some blue palys today, some wicked orange digi with bright green tips, a couple of meteor shower cyphastrea, some yellow with purple polyp montis, sunset montis, candlelight acros, more rics, and I'm out of frag plugs lol

freezetyle
10-17-2010, 06:23 AM
i will have some milli, acro, birdsnest, probably a zoa frag, and some branching montipora. i guess we should start putting us photos so we can see what we all need to cut.

Borderjumper
10-17-2010, 07:04 AM
By all means.. Get cutting!:mrgreen:

One_Divided
10-19-2010, 01:02 AM
I'm in/can bring sps frags!

Canuckgod420
10-19-2010, 02:02 AM
I might be interested in making a day trip over.

Borderjumper
10-19-2010, 03:05 AM
I might be interested in making a day trip over.
Bring presents to appease the island gods.....

KevinK
10-19-2010, 03:58 AM
i'm in, and as it tells, if you cant make it, we will have open house in Feb. 2010, inclouding a raffel, rain ore snow,there will be a BBQ and lets se what more we can fit in a day

reservations can be made for a sleepover in front of our 350 gal display !!

almost like vancouver aquariums, only not big wale, ore other local fish.
when somone has a nice salmon to put on the BBQ great.

Canuckgod420
10-19-2010, 05:29 AM
Bring presents to appease the island gods.....

What pieces are you all interested in?

Borderjumper
10-27-2010, 05:16 AM
I have some pieces of this monti and chalice growing out for the swap:mrgreen:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0548.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0210-1.jpg

lastlight
10-27-2010, 05:44 AM
Obviously I can't make it but I am interested in what you have that monti growing on. What are your plans there?

Aquattro
10-27-2010, 05:50 AM
What pieces are you all interested in?

If you're coming over, I'm interested in lots!

Borderjumper
10-27-2010, 06:06 AM
Obviously I can't make it but I am interested in what you have that monti growing on. What are your plans there?

When I moved the tank this summer a few little pieces broke off of the colonies. I didn't want to loose them so I glued them on my overflows. Now I have overflows with those, superman and rainbow monties.

Borderjumper
11-10-2010, 12:04 AM
So its only about a month away! Could I get an idea on who's coming? If there is enough interest we may have a sponsor or two show up and maybe even some demos on some new equipment..:mrgreen:

freezetyle
11-10-2010, 12:47 AM
So its only about a month away! Could I get an idea on who's coming? If there is enough interest we may have a sponsor or two show up and maybe even some demos on some new equipment..:mrgreen:

im in!

Aquattro
11-10-2010, 03:06 AM
Just confirming I'm in

tlo
11-15-2010, 04:22 AM
I will be bringing
-blue zoos
-blue chalice w green flecks
-green frogspawn w pink tips
-blue tipped acro
-green acro w blue tips

One_Divided
11-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Just a few things I've got in the works for the swap... I'm still looking for blue tort if anyone has a piece?. I have 3 frags of solid blue stag!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i268/adam_cynic/frags.jpg

Oh yes, and I will be coming.

Blue World Aquariums
11-19-2010, 09:50 AM
I'm in for this one. I have some pink digitata, purple digitata, blue digitata, yellow milli, blue stag, pink birdsnest, and the most fluorescent GSP in existence. :P

Borderjumper
11-23-2010, 08:03 AM
Ok were about 3 weeks away.. And frags are growing well! Here's a few montis.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0568.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0571.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0569.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0570.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0501-1.jpg

freezetyle
11-23-2010, 05:20 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0501-1.jpg

shotgun those green/purple/brown zoas up front :)

chandigz
11-24-2010, 03:01 AM
Hey shelly i need those orange and green zoas again (lemony snickits I think you called them??) I lost mine in the rockwork somewhere.

KevinK
11-24-2010, 11:33 PM
ok so dont know how this the foto bucket works but here we go:

gorgonian ( about 3 ore 4 frags) - 2 to 3 inch
green zoo (about 6 frags) - minimum 8 buttons, if not way more
pink stylo (about 20) - 1 inch and a few of 2 to 3 inch
pink birds N (about 20) 1 and 2 inch
orange monty (about 25) - big - 3 inch+
green stylo (about 10 to 15) - 1 and 2 inch
green fuzzy mushroom, rock of 7 inches covered with it
pink/orange picolopora (about 15) 1 inch
lime green candycane (about 4) minimum 3 if not 5 polyps
green/pink/brownish candycane (about 4) minimum 3 if not 5 polyps
hammer head (about 3)
a blue milly colony of about 3 to 4 inches in diameter (picture still to put up)
toadestool (2)
cabage lether coral (2)

and some other frags and 2 more colony's


http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_7546.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/toadestool.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/stylopora.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/picolophora.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/cabbagecoral.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9265.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9264.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9263.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9261.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9260.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9258.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9256.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9255.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9254.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/IMG_9253.jpg
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l533/kevink012/frags/images.jpg

One_Divided
12-02-2010, 07:20 AM
Was there a confirmed time/address? I'm not sure if I can find it on a quick skim through.

Borderjumper
12-02-2010, 08:36 AM
It's at my place. Fort and Cook street area. Sunday the 12th, 2 to 4pm.

PM for address.

KevinK
12-03-2010, 03:46 AM
O my G.

I realised I have to be Santa for the play date of my son,

so I have to arange a later time for the kids to arive at our place, however it is a fact that I cna not make it later tnan 4, so I wil be in as soon as the doors are open.

hoping that I dont have to bring to many frags back home, as it might be that the house is filled whit loud little .......

Reefer Rob
12-03-2010, 04:47 AM
Darn Kevin, I should have got you to bring me one of those rose tip hammer frags!

KevinK
12-03-2010, 04:59 AM
whel, here is the invite to our frag S,

no kidding, it is a bit of, maybe Cameron can bring you one over, he is coming from I think Abbortsfort, but dont know, may beat rade for the sholder tang !, than you get a candy cane with it !!

Borderjumper
12-03-2010, 05:11 AM
O my G.

I realised I have to be Santa for the play date of my son,

so I have to arange a later time for the kids to arive at our place, however it is a fact that I cna not make it later tnan 4, so I wil be in as soon as the doors are open.

hoping that I dont have to bring to many frags back home, as it might be that the house is filled whit loud little .......

your son is just the cutest little guy! "look there's blenny" :mrgreen:

Blue World Aquariums
12-03-2010, 06:06 AM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_moyAinAcDuc/TPiH9fR54ZI/AAAAAAAAAik/9WXRANIeQ4Y/s640/002.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_moyAinAcDuc/TPiH6SkgyNI/AAAAAAAAAig/X-XaAsn2Yns/s640/007.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_moyAinAcDuc/TPiH410xWbI/AAAAAAAAAic/1KBniPgAxAI/s640/013.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_moyAinAcDuc/TPiH-P83YwI/AAAAAAAAAio/U2pnPtykBVo/s640/010.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_moyAinAcDuc/TPiH-FpdM_I/AAAAAAAAAiw/cvYjlZ7_xZk/s640/012.JPG

KevinK
12-03-2010, 04:21 PM
your son is just the cutest little guy! "look there's blenny" :mrgreen:


blenny, blenny blenny, he will go nuts when somone is over, thy all have to se him.

when you left he started to kry --- but, but, but, I had a trick I wanted to show to the people, snif, snif, wher do dit thy go

ahh well you can do the trick to me,

NO!!

I want to do the trick to the people.

was quite funny, but after he was alowd to feed the fish he was ok.

love the little once, so thats why I each year go to the school and have about 10 to 15 over, and dres as santa,

you cant beet the joy of little kids, unfortunatly not even a nice tank

but no worry, I wil be at the FS, gust had to move the kids a bit later !!!!

Borderjumper
12-06-2010, 01:42 AM
thats funny Kevin.. hes so cute.. and that puppy could have almost fit into my bag:wink:

OK everyone this swap, sale is this Sunday. Ive had tons of people ask about stuff, but not one person has PM'd asking for the address. If no one plans to attend thats cool, I will just ship all my stuff to Van:wink:

I just made up a tray of ricordea and have a Free corner with a dozen or so corals.

Sooooo lets hear whos coming.. whos a buyer and whos a seller.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0597.jpg

lngrhaul
12-06-2010, 04:01 AM
I am definatley in. Will have a few "accidental" frags to swap but mostly a buyer. If I can get the photos resized, I will post them but files are too big right now.

I have the address and will be there at 2.

See you Sunday

Youngster Dan
12-06-2010, 04:19 AM
I'm going to be both, though mostly a buyer. I have about 7-8 different frags that I can bring.

Aquattro
12-06-2010, 04:28 AM
I'm in, to buy, and already know where you are :)

PoonTang
12-06-2010, 05:10 AM
Ill be there on boxing day....when they all come on 1/2 price :twised:

chandigz
12-11-2010, 05:49 AM
Hey shelly I'm coming as a buyer. so give me a PM with time and address.

Borderjumper
12-11-2010, 07:49 PM
Time is Sunday 2-4pm.. Cook Street.. PM for address..

Pssssst I'm making Chocolate Chip Cookies today!:mrgreen:

KevinK
12-12-2010, 05:03 AM
any one in for the rock with fuzzy mushroom ?

gust want to check, as I need to know what I will bring as I have a fair bit of frags, and these are colony's

if you might be, I wil bring it

Borderjumper
12-12-2010, 06:30 AM
Chocolate chip cookies are in the oven.. Peanut butter ones up next.

Borderjumper
12-13-2010, 08:21 AM
Thank you all for coming.. It was a blast! I'm already looking forward to the frag swap in February at KevinK's


I've still got bunches of frags available.. So if anyone is interested shoot me a pm or call me and come and have a look

KevinK
12-14-2010, 01:40 AM
shelly, thanks having us, hope we did not leave a mess.

anyhow, lots of frags left on my side to, so when there is somone in for them, the pictures are up, drop me a line

One_Divided
12-14-2010, 07:02 AM
Yeah, it was a great time. Thanks so much for hosting Shelley!

windcoast reefs
12-15-2010, 05:54 PM
Thanks again Shelley for hosting it was great! The frags I got from you are doing great. Can't wait for the next one.

chandigz
12-19-2010, 01:30 AM
Thanks for hosting. Great to see you and everyone once again. As always your tanks are unbelievable. Even with the hour and a half traffic jam on the malahat on the way home, it was well worth the trip down island. I should have brought more cash though. There was so much nice coral there but your acans did me in. The meteor shower and montis are really nice but I love the acans. I;ll see everyone at the next one in February. I should have some tri colour mini maxi carpets ready to go by then.

Borderjumper
12-19-2010, 01:51 AM
Thank you all.. It was great fun! Art even enjoyed himself :mrgreen:

I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Kevins in February! Guess I had better clip some more meteor showers and sunsets so they will be ready:lol: