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Aquattro
03-12-2012, 01:37 PM
To confirm, meet is tomorrow, April 14 2PM

Parking is limited, so if you can walk, walk. Kidding. About the walking, not parking :)

Werbo
03-12-2012, 03:18 PM
April 21 is better for me.

christyf5
03-12-2012, 06:56 PM
7th works better for me. I'm in Vancouver weekend of the 20-22.

Aquattro
03-12-2012, 06:58 PM
7th works better for me. I'm in Vancouver weekend of the 20-22.

Well that settles it then, doesn't it?? :)

Aquattro
03-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Although, just realized I typed wrong. Meant 14th or 21st. I'm busy on the 7th as well.

FragIt Dan
03-12-2012, 07:26 PM
I will likely make it for the 14th, but less likely for the 21st.

lngrhaul
03-12-2012, 07:42 PM
7th is Easter so that was probably a good change.

14th is best for me but the frag whore that I am, would probably adjust plans....just sayin!

Aquattro
03-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Ya, I'm hosting a flyball tourny Easter weekend, so that was a bad date. We don't want to miss out on Christy, so let's aim for the 14th. :)

Borderjumper
03-12-2012, 07:55 PM
let me check my social calendar.... Umm I can make it :mrgreen:

christyf5
03-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Yay for me! *ahem* I mean frag swap!! :razz:

Cade
03-14-2012, 04:21 AM
My wife and I will be there. We were at Shelley's and made off with some very nice SPS frags which by the way are doing very well. (Thank you Christy and Ronnie) and off course thank you Shelly for hosting. :wink:

This time I would like to bring some Zoa frags and I just happen to have a bunch ready. I would really like to trade for more SPS to add to my small but growing collection. :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen: I also have a 2" piece of GSP growing on a 4" rock if anyone is interested or some of that Hollywood Stunner Chalice that you can see at the bottom left of this picture.

Interested anyone?
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/SON_JEEVES/2012-03-10_17-31-09_397.jpg
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/SON_JEEVES/2012-03-08_20-11-04_836.jpg

Aquattro
03-14-2012, 04:24 AM
There will be lots of SPS there I'm sure, almost everything in my tank will be available in differing quantities.

Cade
03-14-2012, 05:41 AM
There will be lots of SPS there I'm sure, almost everything in my tank will be available in differing quantities.

Well hopefully I can get a good spot in the lineups this time. :wink:

Aquattro
03-14-2012, 05:43 AM
Well hopefully I can get a good spot in the lineups this time. :wink:

We'll try to avoid the mob mentality this time :razz: I'm sure there will be lots for everyone.

Borderjumper
03-14-2012, 07:49 AM
Well hopefully I can get a good spot in the lineups this time. :wink:
My gosh.. The mosh pit was something eh:mrgreen:

Cade
03-14-2012, 03:56 PM
Yah it was funny, I just stayed out of the way. This time I'm going to bring some stuff to because the mob consisted mainly of people with cash. Ronnie was fighting them off saying she would prefer to trade... :idea:

christyf5
03-14-2012, 05:21 PM
I'd be interested in trading Cade. I'd love some zoos for my nano. I like those orangey ones out front to the right in the first pic and the greeny ones to the left of them. I'll try to get my act together and post some pics of the SPS I will be bringing so maybe we can do some "presales" so it won't be quite the pandemonium and nobody gets left out? I might have to make another frag rack in the tank :razz:

Cade
03-14-2012, 05:30 PM
I'd be interested in trading Cade. I'd love some zoos for my nano. I like those orangey ones out front to the right in the first pic and the greeny ones to the left of them. I'll try to get my act together and post some pics of the SPS I will be bringing so maybe we can do some "presales" so it won't be quite the pandemonium and nobody gets left out? I might have to make another frag rack in the tank :razz:

Sounds good, I would love to get a look at your tank as well. :biggrin::biggrin:

Borderjumper
03-15-2012, 12:35 AM
Hey Brad, what time are you planning on having us over?


Christy.. Can you make me up some more of those orange mushrooms? I need some for my nano.


I've made up a bunch of Sunset Monties and those orange and green cyphestrias everyone wanted, oh, and some of the green on green ones and purple on green too. I've made up a bunch of ricordea, mostly different neon greens with purple.

Anyone have any requests? There's still some time to cut acans and stuff.

christyf5
03-15-2012, 03:37 AM
Christy.. Can you make me up some more of those orange mushrooms? I need some for my nano.


Got some orange mushrooms ready to go, I have about 50 of them in the tank, they're getting a little out of control.

Aquattro
03-15-2012, 03:53 AM
Shelley, I think 2ish will work best, my lights come on at 1:30.

Rice Reef
03-15-2012, 03:01 PM
Darn, :cry: looks like I will be missing this one. Might be able to swing by for a quicky but that is about it. Having the opportunity to see Brad's tank is certainly a treat as he's got a Reef Picasso in his tank.:wink::wink:

christyf5
03-16-2012, 05:43 PM
OK so I'm gonna try to go for some presales here. I don't want to cut a bunch of stuff and then end up bringing it home (although last time was pandemonium). Plus I hate clipping my babies if I don't have to :razz:
Anyhoo here we go! Pics are of "mother" colonies, except for the pocillipora.

Pink Pocillipora 2 mini colonies $10 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0486.jpg

Pink Lemonade 2 frags $25 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0487.jpg

Baby Blue Acro 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0485.jpg

Snappys Ultimate Prostrata 1 frag $20
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0484.jpg

Yellow Milli 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0476.jpg

Blue Tip Green Slimer Acro 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0488.jpg

Purple Cross 2 frags $20 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0481.jpg

Lime in the Sky Acro 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0478.jpg

Lovelli 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0482.jpg

Yellow Austera 2 frags $20 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0479.jpg

Marshall Island Tricolor 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0489.jpg

lngrhaul
03-16-2012, 08:22 PM
I'll take a tri colour - buy or trade.

Rice Reef
03-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Hi Christy,
I'll take one of the following...
1) baby blue acro $10
2) lovelli $15
3) Marshall island $15

Trimming my money coral back as we are speaking...
:biggrin:
Can pay u buy interac or cash .
Lmk
Wayne

Borderjumper
03-16-2012, 08:52 PM
One pink lemon aid please
I have cash or cyphestria for trade your choice

freezetyle
03-17-2012, 02:41 AM
gah, missing this one too :cry:

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 02:54 AM
gah, missing this one too :cry:

What's up with that??

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 03:07 AM
Here's a sneek peek of a couple of fraggable colonies..

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd101/reef_raf/shot1.jpg

christyf5
03-17-2012, 03:18 AM
Brad, I NEED that purple acro with the pinky looking polyps behind the yellow pocci. What the heck is it? Its AWESOME!!

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 03:19 AM
Brad, I NEED that purple acro with the pinky looking polyps behind the yellow pocci. What the heck is it? Its AWESOME!!

Oh, that's my purple acro with the pinky looking polyps

christyf5
03-17-2012, 03:22 AM
LOL! You mean you haven't named it yet? :razz:

Cade
03-17-2012, 03:25 AM
Brad, I NEED that purple acro with the pinky looking polyps behind the yellow pocci. What the heck is it? Its AWESOME!!

OMG I love it too!! :hail::laluot_29:

Ill take 6
:wink:

Reefer Rob
03-17-2012, 03:33 AM
You Islanders have all the fun!

Christy, where did you get your Cali tort from. The structure almost looks more like an Oregon. I don't want to start a riot but.... no wait, maybe I do :surprise:

christyf5
03-17-2012, 03:38 AM
I can't remember who I got it from, I'm thinking Snappy. I was under the impression that the oregon tort was a more vibrant blue, like this:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0480.jpg

And the cali tort was more muted. But I dunno. Both of them came with "labels" so I just assumed thats what they were.

Hmm, you know, I have another one that could be the cali tort. The one I have labelled the cali tort could be the Purple Cross. I'll go get a pic of what i thought was the purple cross.

Reefer Rob
03-17-2012, 03:45 AM
The Oregon Tort is all blue with no green. Hard to tell from a picture, in person there is no comparison. The structure is heavier and smoother than the Cali, I almost thought it looked more like a Turaki.

christyf5
03-17-2012, 03:48 AM
I can see now that I've mis-labelled them. Sorry guys, I'll get a mod to edit that :biggrin:

This is the "cali tort" (or what was sold to me as a cali tort) and its not for sale.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0491.jpg

christyf5
03-17-2012, 03:54 AM
The Oregon Tort is all blue with no green. Hard to tell from a picture, in person there is no comparison. The structure is heavier and smoother than the Cali, I almost thought it looked more like a Turaki.

What was sold to me as the oregon is about that, but I dunno. It is one of the most vibrant solid blue corals I've ever seen. And grows kind of odd, its mostly smooth on the top and the corallites are spaced out on the underside. A very slow grower for me as well.

Reefer Rob
03-17-2012, 04:11 AM
What was sold to me as the oregon is about that, but I dunno. It is one of the most vibrant solid blue corals I've ever seen. And grows kind of odd, its mostly smooth on the top and the corallites are spaced out on the underside. A very slow grower for me as well.

Send me piece to inspect, and I'll let you know what I think :mrgreen:

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 04:15 AM
LOL! You mean you haven't named it yet? :razz:

Yes, it's called "purple acro with the pinky looking polyps".

I'm of the school that thinks naming corals is silly :)

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 04:16 AM
OMG I love it too!! :hail::laluot_29:

Ill take 6
:wink:

Probably don't have 6, but might have 2 :)

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 04:18 AM
The Oregon Tort is all blue with no green. Hard to tell from a picture, in person there is no comparison. The structure is heavier and smoother than the Cali, I almost thought it looked more like a Turaki.

Mine is solid blue, not a hint of green. And shiny :)

christyf5
03-17-2012, 04:29 AM
Send me piece to inspect, and I'll let you know what I think :mrgreen:

ROFL! It always comes to that doesn't it? :wink: At some point I do remember getting some corals from you... perhaps its one of yours?

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 04:34 AM
... perhaps its one of yours?

You know, now that I think about it, Tyler may have brought mine back from Rob too :)

Reefer Rob
03-17-2012, 04:35 AM
LOL The Purple Cross maybe. Oregon Tort definitely not.

When I saw the Oregon Tort at Barrier Reef in Seattle I left a puddle on the floor (that would be from the drool)

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 04:36 AM
LOL The Purple Cross maybe. Oregon Tort definitely not.


Ya, the PC for sure, which was great, since I lost the original Jamie gave me. Not sure where my blue "tort-like" piece came from then...

christyf5
03-17-2012, 04:39 AM
LOL The Purple Cross maybe. Oregon Tort definitely not.

When I saw the Oregon Tort at Barrier Reef in Seattle I left a puddle on the floor (that would be from the drool)


LOL, going through some old pics. I totally got the cali tort from you, also the lime in the sky, and some sort of blue acro which is quite pretty but has the weirdest growth patterns :biggrin:

Still don't know who I got the oregon tort from though...

Rice Reef
03-17-2012, 05:03 AM
Here's a sneek peek of a couple of fraggable colonies..

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd101/reef_raf/shot1.jpg

Brad, that is a great shot! How did I miss that purple acro with pinky tips? Gorgeous piece!

Rice Reef
03-17-2012, 05:09 AM
Yellow Milli 2 frags $15 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0476.jpg

Yellow Austera 2 frags $20 each
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b365/christyf5/March%2014%202012/IMG_0479.jpg

Christy, how do you keep that yellow milli so yellow? If you still have a frag of the yellow austera, please add it to my want list.

Thanks. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Borderjumper
03-17-2012, 05:39 AM
[QUOTE=Aquattro;694644]Ya, the PC for sure, which was great, since I lost the original Jamie gave me. Not sure where my blue "tort-like" piece came from then...[/

When my tank broke I sent you home with a bunch.. I think you got a piece of
"the precious" and maybe another

freezetyle
03-17-2012, 06:06 AM
What's up with that??

silly work... going to try and sneak out for a bit. especially since you and Christy have posted such amazing pieces

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 06:25 AM
When my tank broke I sent you home with a bunch.. I think you got a piece of
"the precious" and maybe another

hmm, could be. I thought I had that piece longer though. Maybe look when you're here and see if you recognize it

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 06:28 AM
silly work... going to try and sneak out for a bit. especially since you and Christy have posted such amazing pieces

Jon, if you can't make it, you can come by some other time for a private cutting, er, viewing :razz:

christyf5
03-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Christy, how do you keep that yellow milli so yellow? If you still have a frag of the yellow austera, please add it to my want list.

Thanks. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

beats me, guess its happy where it is. You should see it closer to the light. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow. Its even more stunning :)

Borderjumper
03-17-2012, 06:37 AM
sorry for the dirty glass and algae.. im too bagged tonight to clean tanks:sad:

green with orange multi rics = 6
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0395.jpg
I also have a couple green with purple and green with blue

chili pepper monti I can cut a couple of small frags they will be small =2
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0389-1.jpg

green cyphestria with purple polyps =6
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0387.jpg

green cyphestria with green polyps =6
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0386-1.jpg

meteor shower =3
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0385.jpg

red with bright yellow polyps chalice =3
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0384.jpg

green goblin aussie acan =1
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0371-1.jpg

sunset monti =8
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/corals/IMG_0526.jpg

and last but not least that bright orange pumpkin and green colored cyphestria that everyboby wanted last time, but i dont have a picture = 6 I will try and get a picture this weekend.

Pictures are of my colonys not of the actual frags.

Blue World Aquariums
03-17-2012, 07:27 AM
silly work... going to try and sneak out for a bit. especially since you and Christy have posted such amazing pieces

*ahem!*

Finisher604
03-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Ah boo now I'm wishing I was living on the island. Beautiful stuff had by all.

Aquattro
03-17-2012, 01:58 PM
*ahem!*

Public relations, Spencer!!

Cade
03-18-2012, 12:24 AM
*ahem!*

LOL.. I told Jon that you would cover for an hour while He comes and visits. I was sure you wouldn't have a problem with that Spencer. :razz: After all the costumers always right. ;)

lngrhaul
03-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Brad, that is a great shot! How did I miss that purple acro with pinky tips? Gorgeous piece!

I definatley need a piece of that Brad - I'm number 3!

Aquattro
03-18-2012, 02:08 AM
I definatley need a piece of that Brad - I'm number 3!

Not sure I can cut 3, but we'll see how it goes :)

ProReef
03-18-2012, 09:06 PM
My gosh.. The mosh pit was something eh:mrgreen:

I know right, i left with elbow bruises. ;0)
Cheers Ronnie

ProReef
03-18-2012, 09:07 PM
Yah it was funny, I just stayed out of the way. This time I'm going to bring some stuff to because the mob consisted mainly of people with cash. Ronnie was fighting them off saying she would prefer to trade... :idea:

I know, sorry, i wanted something pretty too tho! ;) R

ProReef
03-18-2012, 09:12 PM
*ahem!*

Oh Spenny, ur no fun!!! R

ProReef
03-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Hey all, this is going to be fun, i can't wait for this swap, i am totally taking at least part of the day off (as i am usually working on saturdays). I'll bring something yummy (and somewhat healthy) for us all to snack on while we are wrestling for the SICK red polyped acro frag of Brads ;)
My frags aren't that huge yet (snipped a few more after the last frag arm wrestle at Shelley's), but i'll bring a few, green slimer, and my blueberry and a purply acro of some sort.....sooooo pretty!
Cheers Ronnie

freezetyle
03-18-2012, 11:47 PM
*ahem!*

Cough* feeling a little bit of a cold coming on... probably be full blown come april... cough*cough:lol:

Aquattro
03-18-2012, 11:48 PM
Cough* feeling a little bit of a cold coming on... probably be full blown come april... cough*cough:lol:

you did look like crap today, probably shouldn't spread that around to customers!

christyf5
03-19-2012, 03:05 AM
My frags aren't that huge yet (snipped a few more after the last frag arm wrestle at Shelley's), but i'll bring a few, green slimer, and my blueberry and a purply acro of some sort.....sooooo pretty!
Cheers Ronnie

My "your blueberry" has polyps! They were out the other day! Still kind of timid but there's hope :razz: Its still doing well, just the polyps aren't so out and about :biggrin:

ProReef
03-21-2012, 06:53 PM
My "your blueberry" has polyps! They were out the other day! Still kind of timid but there's hope :razz: Its still doing well, just the polyps aren't so out and about :biggrin:

I know that blueberry acro is is funny-even in my tank. The mother colony has georgeous color the polyp extension isn't that great but it is there, but the frags i clip from the mother colony which i put in the frag rack 6 inches to the right have awesome extension....it has always behaved that way for me in my tank, but then you look at the frag-(now colony sized) that i gave Gareth, and the polyp extension is sooooo awesome....:question::question::question:
Some days this hobby still baffles me. lol
I'm happy to hear you like it tho, the frag i got from you is doing great to, the blue tips are nice. See you at Brad's.
Cheers Ronnie:biggrin:

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 03:33 AM
aww look at these little orphan sunset monties looking for their forever home..
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0441.jpg

also a couple frags each of this strawberry fields monty (cap) and Chili pepper monty

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0444.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0448.jpg

Aquattro
03-30-2012, 03:48 AM
also a couple frags each of this strawberry fields monty (cap) and Chili pepper monty



I'll take some of that!!

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 04:01 AM
I'll take some of that!!

which one?

Aquattro
03-30-2012, 04:30 AM
which one?

Both, of course!

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 04:32 AM
Both, of course!

I should have known:mrgreen:

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 04:52 AM
and a couple frags of this elusive yellow nipple red chalice

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0451-2.jpg

a meteor shower and a chili pepper

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0452.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0453.jpg

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 05:21 AM
this big OOPS frag
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0460-1.jpg

one frag of the green goblin
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0462.jpg

and finally one frag of the UFO
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0464-1.jpg

Mandosh
03-30-2012, 05:51 AM
The UFO...what is it and where do I find one?

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 05:59 AM
The UFO...what is it and where do I find one?

No clue.. It was some overpriced tiny frag I bought years ago.. Labeled
"Fruit Loops" I'm guess some morph of a scroll coral?

Dive_dry
03-30-2012, 06:55 AM
Oooohhhh you are making me drool i would like one of the strawberryfields ,chilly pepper ,yellow nipple chalice. :flame: even the smily faces think those are hot

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Oooohhhh you are making me drool i would like one of the strawberryfields ,chilly pepper ,yellow nipple chalice. :flame: even the smily faces think those are hot

K.... That should do it for the strawberry field caps.. I think I only found two. I should have a couple more of the chili peppers, and one or two yellow nipples left.

TimT
03-30-2012, 08:41 AM
I am planning to come over from the coast for the frag swap. I will be bringing some Foz Down and Ocean Fresh Pacifica Plankton samples to give people.

So I "borrowed" the wifes camera for a few shots of some colonies I can make frags from.

I'm gonna call this one "Red Hair" 1" frag for $40
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7028773383_8e9fd18d60_b.jpg

This one is the Chilliwack Tort 1" frag for $45
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6038/7028771987_186f183f2f_b.jpg

This one is pink and blue milli 1" frag for $55
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7028770957_bebaa6e3bc_b.jpg

This is Pink and blue and yellow milli 1" frag for $55
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6105/6882672410_4a5ee713e9_b.jpg

This is Purple tip Green Aussie 1" frag for $45
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6034/7028770235_058e1a348b_b.jpg

This is Royal Blue with toxic green polyp Aussie 1" frag for $65 very limited
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/6877005268_b63d434af0_b.jpg

Also have Aussie echinata and a few spathulata, yellow tip green acro etc etc.

This is Superman WYSIWYG $40 2 avail
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6107/6882669180_6c60b1fc00_b.jpg

Got a bunch of this Morpho Birdsnest(it has changed colour 4 times and all pieces are from same mother colony). Presently it is bluey purple pink and green 1" frag for $20
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7023104515_1c35374605_b.jpg
I also have powder pink and hot pink available.

I also have the following:
Blue and Green Lokani 1" frag for 40
Green and Pinkish tips Caroliniana 1" frag for 40
Blue Porites rus 1" frag for 25
pokerstar 3/4" for 40
Green cap 1" frag for 15
Orange cap 1" frag for 15
Red cap 1" frag for 25
Blue Digi 1" frag for 25
purple polyp cap 1" frag for 15
Green Duncans, small, 5-6 polyps 25
Acans
Zoos
Green Kenya tree 20
Orange and green aussie war 1" frag for 20
Purple and yellow scroll 3/4" frag for 20
green leptastrea 1" frag for 20
orange finger psammacora 1" frag for 20
green polyp and base Poci 1" frag for 20
green stylo 1" frag for 18
pink tip stylo 1" frag for 18
Blue and green sympodium 1" piece for $20

Cheers,
Tim

Borderjumper
03-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Im looking for a frag of A. horrida if anyone has any..

christyf5
03-30-2012, 06:50 PM
OMG Tim! You're killing me. Those are gorgeous!! :cool:

chandigz
03-31-2012, 02:01 AM
Hey shelly. I need to reserve a few peices for shane and I. 2-green purple cyphastria, 1 green cyphastria, 2-red and yellow chalice, 2-orange and green cyphastria.

chandigz
03-31-2012, 02:03 AM
Hey shelly. I need the UFO if you still have one.

Borderjumper
03-31-2012, 02:18 AM
Hey shelly. I need the UFO if you still have one.


It's yours!

Duker
04-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Oh boy this is looking like it is going to be a kick ass frag swap! Tim i love what your bringing, they are georgeous; but wow those prices are like way high for one inch frags and at a frag swap put together by hobbyists at one of our homes and not your store...just sayin
Cheers Ronnie

Cade
04-02-2012, 05:58 PM
Oh boy this is looking like it is going to be a kick ass frag swap! Tim i love what your bringing, they are georgeous; but wow those prices are like way high for one inch frags and at a frag swap put together by hobbyists at one of our homes and not your store...just sayin
Cheers Ronnie

+1

I would be buying at least 4 if they weren't so pricey. The host must be getting a commission at these prices.. :razz:

christyf5
04-02-2012, 05:59 PM
I dunno guys, I don't think he should have to lower his prices just because its a hobbyist frag swap. Those are some extra special pieces (at least the realyl $$ are) you don't see those too often (if at all).

Borderjumper
04-02-2012, 06:39 PM
Oh boy this is looking like it is going to be a kick ass frag swap! Tim i love what your bringing, they are georgeous; but wow those prices are like way high for one inch frags and at a frag swap put together by hobbyists at one of our homes and not your store...just sayin
Cheers Ronnie

I agree Ronnie.

KPG007
04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
I think its time for a road trip!

Brad - it's time for ME to raid YOUR tank!

Shelly - You have awesome stuff everytime you post. Looking forward to seeing what you have.

Aquattro
04-02-2012, 07:29 PM
I dunno guys, I don't think he should have to lower his prices just because its a hobbyist frag swap. Those are some extra special pieces (at least the realyl $$ are) you don't see those too often (if at all).

Ya, the prices are painful, but I did order a couple anyway :)

Aquattro
04-02-2012, 07:30 PM
I think its time for a road trip!

Brad - it's time for ME to raid YOUR tank!

Shelly - You have awesome stuff everytime you post. Looking forward to seeing what you have.

Kelly, you're more than welcome!!

Relect
04-03-2012, 12:16 AM
Sorry to let you guys know but the superman pictured in Tim's post is no longer available as it is now in my tank. Thanks Tim for all the extras

TimT
04-03-2012, 01:07 AM
but wow those prices are like way high for one inch frags and at a frag swap put together by hobbyists at one of our homes and not your store...just sayin
Cheers Ronnie

Hi Ronnie,

Honestly, I never even thought of the retail pricing being an issue at a frag swap. I am still that hobbyist at heart and love to talk reef and oggle peoples reef tanks. I figured selling some high end frags could subsidize the $175 trip so I could meet some fellow hobbyists. I was also planning to give away some samples of the Ocean Fresh Pacifica Plankton and the Foz Down for people to try. So people buy a $55 high end rare frag(that stores sell for $55) and get $25 in free product to try.

Cheers,
Tim

ps My frags are very rarely a 1" single stick.

Aquattro
04-03-2012, 01:10 AM
Sorry to let you guys know but the superman pictured in Tim's post is no longer available as it is now in my tank. Thanks Tim for all the extras

You're not invited to the swap....:)

Relect
04-03-2012, 01:13 AM
I said sorry.:smile:

christyf5
04-03-2012, 01:32 AM
I said sorry.:smile:

ROFL!!

Duker
04-03-2012, 03:39 AM
Hi Ronnie,

Honestly, I never even thought of the retail pricing being an issue at a frag swap. I am still that hobbyist at heart and love to talk reef and oggle peoples reef tanks. I figured selling some high end frags could subsidize the $175 trip so I could meet some fellow hobbyists. I was also planning to give away some samples of the Ocean Fresh Pacifica Plankton and the Foz Down for people to try. So people buy a $55 high end rare frag(that stores sell for $55) and get $25 in free product to try.

Cheers,
Tim

ps My frags are very rarely a 1" single stick.

Well yes reefers do all love to try new stuff, and of course charge something for your expenses, that is not at all what i said...i just think your prices were pretty steep for a hobbyist frag swap. Our last frag swap people were swapping, selling frags and of course the more premium pieces were going for a few extra bucks, but wow $65 for a frag, i just don't think you'll get many bites with high price tags like that...IMO And if ya do, then well i guess ferry lunch is on those with fat wallets!! ha ha
Don't sweat it Tim, it will be great to see you again, chit chat and yes there will be delicious snacks too!

PS. everyone, i am bringing some delicious home made salsa and chips! YUM:biggrin:

Borderjumper
04-03-2012, 03:46 AM
I think its time for a road trip!

Brad - it's time for ME to raid YOUR tank!

Shelly - You have awesome stuff everytime you post. Looking forward to seeing what you have.
Thanks Kelly..I'm going to bring a little this and a little that. Looking forward to meeting you.

FragIt Dan
04-03-2012, 04:46 AM
I will be bringing some of the Superman Monti as it appears to be popular, this pic was taken a couple of minutes ago...
http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-7386-9e79.jpg

I will try to get some more pics up shortly.

Aquattro
04-03-2012, 04:47 AM
I know it's a long shot, but if anyone has any blue or purple A. formosa, feel free to bring some over! :)

FragIt Dan
04-03-2012, 04:58 AM
I will bring a selection of randomness, I am bad with names so if you like something just refer to it as 'the blue one' or something like that :)...

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-7648-bd3c.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-7659-895d.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-7671-b272.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-767d-9c9e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-7690-aced.jpg

And some that I will have at the next frag swap (not ready for this one yet)...

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-76d2-4244.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-76e1-d156.jpg

chandigz
04-03-2012, 05:23 AM
Well Tim, it's great that your coming over and offering some of your frags and goodies. It will be nice to finally meet you. Ferries aren't cheap so I hope it works out for you. Some of you frags might not be cheap but all I have to say is WOW you have some nice stuff. My buddy Shane and I think your frags are well worth the money and he would like 1 of the royal blue-green polyp aussie acro if they aren't spoken for and 1 of the morphin birdsnest. Unfortunately it looks like once again Shelly is bleeding me dry but you never know. I'll also put in an order for the store for my favorite frozen food, Oceanfresh Plankton, Oceanfresh coral food and POz down for the store if you can bring it over with you.

Borderjumper
04-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Well Tim, it's great that your coming over and offering some of your frags and goodies. It will be nice to finally meet you. Ferries aren't cheap so I hope it works out for you. Some of you frags might not be cheap but all I have to say is WOW you have some nice stuff. My buddy Shane and I think your frags are well worth the money and he would like 1 of the royal blue-green polyp aussie acro if they aren't spoken for and 1 of the morphin birdsnest. Unfortunately it looks like once again Shelly is bleeding me dry but you never know. I'll also put in an order for the store for my favorite frozen food, Oceanfresh Plankton, Oceanfresh coral food and POz down for the store if you can bring it over with you.

:mrgreen: just a few pints Chandler.

KevinK
04-03-2012, 03:08 PM
It seems i have to come as well, as we gust both a nice 300g, we don't have to set up yet, that might take a while still, but as I now hold my coral in a 3 by 7 table, I have space to get a nice stock.

I don't have much frags, as I had to leave most of my coral in the tank at the old house, but can maybe trade some other things

windcoast reefs
04-03-2012, 06:23 PM
Darn i'm gonna have to miss this one! Looks like some nice stuff.

Borderjumper
04-04-2012, 03:58 AM
crappy ricordea picture. Im going to number the bags these go in.
2,3,6,7,10 are orange and green multis, 5 is a green and purple multi, 1, 4, 8 are diff oranges and the others i forget :) I think they may be the green multis in the picture below. the ones on the left are the green orange multi

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0466-1.jpg


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0470-1.jpg

and I have 2 frags of this aussie favia which was a tiny fragalot frag.. Christy you may want this.. you had it in your tank for a few weeks holding it for me and you mentioned you should have gotten one..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0468-1.jpg

windcoast reefs
04-04-2012, 04:04 AM
crappy ricordea picture. Im going to number the bags these go in.
2,3,6,7,10 are orange and green multis, 5 is a green and purple multi, 1, 4, 8 are diff oranges and the others i forget :) I think they may be the green multis in the picture below. the ones on the left are the green orange multi

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0466-1.jpg


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0470-1.jpg

and I have 2 frags of this aussie favia which was a tiny fragalot frag.. Christy you may want this.. you had it in your tank for a few weeks holding it for me and you mentioned you should have gotten one..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0468-1.jpg


Hey Shelley, how much for the Aussie Favia?

Borderjumper
04-04-2012, 04:11 AM
All my stuff will be $20

Borderjumper
04-04-2012, 07:01 AM
oh forgot, I have two nice little mini colony ponape birdsnests,,Im only bring these if someone reserves them.. the tips break off too easy to just take it for a ride and back home.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0474.jpg

christyf5
04-04-2012, 04:05 PM
oh forgot, I have two nice little mini colony ponape birdsnests,,Im only bring these if someone reserves them.. the tips break off too easy to just take it for a ride and back home.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0474.jpg

MINE!! :mrgreen: (just one please :) )

Dive_dry
04-04-2012, 05:05 PM
I will take the other one

Borderjumper
04-04-2012, 07:17 PM
I will take the other one
Ok christy gets one ou get the other, and Daniel I have one for you if you can get someone to take it to you in Van.:mrgreen:

Bblinks
04-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Hey guys, Brad, just wondering if its okay if apexfd and I show up without any frags? We want to come by and check out your tank, buy some frags, and just have some fun. I'll bring some yums and if its nice out we will probably ride out.

Aquattro
04-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Hey guys, Brad, just wondering if its okay if apexfd and I show up without any frags? We want to come by and check out your tank, buy some frags, and just have some fun. I'll bring some yums and if its nice out we will probably ride out.

Sure, everyone can come!

Bblinks
04-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Perfect, I will see you on the 14th, Thanks Brad.

Borderjumper
04-04-2012, 10:01 PM
Hey guys, Brad, just wondering if its okay if apexfd and I show up without any frags? We want to come by and check out your tank, buy some frags, and just have some fun. I'll bring some yums and if its nice out we will probably ride out.


We luv yums!

Bblinks
04-04-2012, 10:48 PM
We luv yums!

I was thinking maybe some crispycream...

Borderjumper
04-05-2012, 12:33 AM
I was thinking maybe some crispycream...
You have my attention......

TimT
04-05-2012, 02:01 AM
I think I did not express myself clearly on what I considered a frag and this lead to some confusion. My frags are more like a mini colony on live rock than what is typically offered for sale as "frags" on ceramic plugs. In talking with the stores I sell them to, some mentioned they were fragging them again and selling for $30 each. Other stores sold them for $50 to $65 depending on size and growth shape. All the stores said the pink and blue milli is an exceptionally rare coral that they have only ever seen from me.

I think the solution is to offer my customers a choice on how they want the frags. Presently it is just mini colonies on live rock but I will now be offering a frag on a ceramic plug like everyone else does. Prices for frags on ceramic plugs will range from $10 to $30. I will post some pics of the other mother colonies I have and the prices for a ceramic disk frag. These frags will be between 3/4" to 1" and may not have any branches.

There will be some Aussie frags available to. I just got a shipment monday night of Aussie acros and LPS. I will post some pics.

Aquattro
04-05-2012, 02:05 AM
Tim, I bought frags from you 10 years ago. I was happy then, I'm sure I'll be happy now :) My order stands.

Maybe post aussie pics after you've got my money and are on your way home -lol

apexifd
04-05-2012, 03:51 AM
I was thinking maybe some crispycream...

I dunno how fresh it's gonna be if we ride there.

lngrhaul
04-08-2012, 01:36 AM
A few things I will be bringing to the swap:

Fancy birdsnest - this is a picture of the colony - a couple frags of this
9296

some blue zoos - this is a picture of the colony - 3-4 frags of these
9297

A nice size piece of Chalice - again this is the colony - only one of this
9298

Frogspawn - various size pieces
9299

a nice frag of Horn coral
9300

Some fuzzy mushrooms. Have a couple on a plug but also have some on larger chunks of rock with purple star polyps if anyone is interested
9301

freezetyle
04-08-2012, 06:36 AM
No clue.. It was some overpriced tiny frag I bought years ago.. Labeled
"Fruit Loops" I'm guess some morph of a scroll coral?

Has anyone called the UFO frag yet? Spencer fell for the sick excuse and gave me some time off to visit the doctor. Odd enough he also is giving me an sps colony to raffle off!
Talk about a good boss:biggrin:

chandigz
04-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Has anyone called the UFO frag yet? Spencer fell for the sick excuse and gave me some time off to visit the doctor. Odd enough he also is giving me an sps colony to raffle off!
Talk about a good boss:biggrin:

I got it sorry.:lol: ya got to be quick on the draw around here.

Borderjumper
04-08-2012, 07:50 AM
I got it sorry.:lol: ya got to be quick on the draw around here.


Yup it's Chandlers:mrgreen: check out Frag It Dans pictures of the stuff he's bringing.. He has a frag that looks very similiar!

freezetyle
04-08-2012, 05:50 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/adb46c7e-767d-9c9e.jpg



how much for this piece?

and Shelley can i grab a frag of the ponape birds nest?

Borderjumper
04-08-2012, 11:27 PM
how much for this piece?

and Shelley can i grab a frag of the ponape birds nest?

Last ponape goes to Jon

Cade
04-09-2012, 05:20 AM
I think I did not express myself clearly on what I considered a frag and this lead to some confusion. My frags are more like a mini colony on live rock than what is typically offered for sale as "frags" on ceramic plugs. In talking with the stores I sell them to, some mentioned they were fragging them again and selling for $30 each. Other stores sold them for $50 to $65 depending on size and growth shape. All the stores said the pink and blue milli is an exceptionally rare coral that they have only ever seen from me.

I think the solution is to offer my customers a choice on how they want the frags. Presently it is just mini colonies on live rock but I will now be offering a frag on a ceramic plug like everyone else does. Prices for frags on ceramic plugs will range from $10 to $30. I will post some pics of the other mother colonies I have and the prices for a ceramic disk frag. These frags will be between 3/4" to 1" and may not have any branches.

There will be some Aussie frags available to. I just got a shipment monday night of Aussie acros and LPS. I will post some pics.

Pics? :mrgreen::mrgreen:

Rice Reef
04-09-2012, 05:30 AM
This one is pink and blue milli 1" frag for $55
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7028770957_bebaa6e3bc_b.jpg

This is Royal Blue with toxic green polyp Aussie 1" frag for $65 very limited
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/6877005268_b63d434af0_b.jpg

Hi Tim,

I am interested in these two corals... Do you have pics of these two as 1" mini colony and the same on a plug?

Thanks

tang daddy
04-10-2012, 07:25 AM
whos hosting the frag swap or where is it gonna be?

sorry but I skimmed through all the pages fast and didnt see a location....

Borderjumper
04-10-2012, 07:26 AM
Brads hosting.. I'm sure he will PM you the address looking sooo forward to this!

Aquattro
04-10-2012, 02:04 PM
Anyone coming that hasn't been here, just PM me for address.

Cade
04-12-2012, 05:15 AM
This one is pink and blue milli 1" frag for $55
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7028770957_bebaa6e3bc_b.jpg

This is Royal Blue with toxic green polyp Aussie 1" frag for $65 very limited
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/6877005268_b63d434af0_b.jpg

Hi Tim,

I am interested in these two corals... Do you have pics of these two as 1" mini colony and the same on a plug?

Thanks

+1

Pics Tim?

Borderjumper
04-13-2012, 01:15 AM
Brad does E still have her mushroom tank? She prolly needs this if she does
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0484.jpg

Aquattro
04-13-2012, 01:17 AM
Brad does E still have her mushroom tank? She prolly needs this if she does


No, it's pretty much torn down. Too much work and extra humidity.

Borderjumper
04-13-2012, 01:29 AM
No, it's pretty much torn down. Too much work and extra humidity.
I'm looking for a little all in one tank?

Aquattro
04-13-2012, 01:32 AM
I'm looking for a little all in one tank?

It's a 50g on stand with canopy. Has a sump, but tough to fit a skimmer in it. I'll be selling it, so have a look and see if you like it.

Borderjumper
04-13-2012, 01:34 AM
It's a 50g on stand with canopy. Has a sump, but tough to fit a skimmer in it. I'll be selling it, so have a look and see if you like it.
That's bigger than I want.. Looking for a 12-25 gallon ish RSM or a jbj

Aquattro
04-13-2012, 01:35 AM
That's bigger than I want.. Looking for a 12-25 gallon ish RSM or a jbj

figured :)

Borderjumper
04-13-2012, 05:19 AM
one nice 6 polyp of this pink with gold sparkles paly.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0497-1.jpg

Borderjumper
04-13-2012, 05:25 AM
Ok, so tomorrow night Im going to sit down and make a list of frags that people have asked me to bring. If you have changed your mind PM me before that. Please dont make me go to the trouble of bagging the coral, and then you dont show up. If you want something in particluar please ask for it in this thread.

Along with those requested frags, Im going to bring some extra meteor showers, sunset montis, a rainbow monti, and some ricordea. There is a picture of the rics in an earlier post, and I will bag them by number if you want a specific one.

And as a reminder to myself.. bring Loris wrasse!:mrgreen:

Duker
04-13-2012, 06:33 AM
[QUOTE=lngrhaul;702548]A few things I will be bringing to the swap:

some blue zoos - this is a picture of the colony - 3-4 frags of these
9297

Hey Lori, I have a nice frag of my sweet blueberry acro for a frag of ur blue zoas!
Cheers Ronnie

lngrhaul
04-13-2012, 07:39 PM
perfect Ronnie - I'm in for one of those blueberry frags.

Thanks Shelley - please bring my wrasse!

So I'm down to 1-2 of the blue zoos to trade.

This is going to be a great swap, can't wait.

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 03:06 AM
Hey Brad.. you got some water made up that I could toss some freebies into for the mob to pick over?

freezetyle
04-14-2012, 03:19 AM
Shelly i can i grab one of those zoo frags too?

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 03:22 AM
yup the pink and gold paly? thats the only frag I have of it.. you score!

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 03:24 AM
Hey Jon.. how are those two little fish doing? My fern plants are melting :(

freezetyle
04-14-2012, 03:26 AM
Hey Jon.. how are those two little fish doing? My fern plants are melting :(

two little fish are good. I can bring you one of the other ones at the shop that was picked over by a crab so its like half size to try it?

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 03:29 AM
two little fish are good. I can bring you one of the other ones at the shop that was picked over by a crab so its like half size to try it?

a plant LOL not a picked over fish? no Im good.. just chat me up tomnorrow and let me know how your keeping yours alive.. the plant not the crab picked over fish:wink:

Aquattro
04-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Hey Brad.. you got some water made up that I could toss some freebies into for the mob to pick over?

I've got water, just not sure what to put it in yet :razz:

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 03:40 AM
Ohh and maybe Ronnie will bring her sparkle light!

Duker
04-14-2012, 06:12 AM
Ohh and maybe Ronnie will bring her sparkle light!

Hey Shelley, Yup i plan on bringing it for sure.
I am getting super excited!!!!

It's gonna be great to see all the beauties...see u all tomorrow!
Cheers Ronnie :0)

FragIt Dan
04-14-2012, 04:57 PM
I've got water, just not sure what to put it in yet :razz:

I can bring a couple 10g tanks, I was going to bring one for my stuff,
Dan

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 05:31 PM
I can bring a couple 10g tanks, I was going to bring one for my stuff,
Dan
Good idea!

Aquattro
04-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Dan, that would work. I'm just running up the street to see if Ronnie has a spare 10g as well.

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 08:26 PM
IS IT TIME YET????:mrgreen:

Aquattro
04-14-2012, 08:31 PM
IS IT TIME YET????:mrgreen:

you can head over anytime you like, you and C can trade recipes :)

Borderjumper
04-14-2012, 08:46 PM
Butter chicken here I come!

Rice Reef
04-15-2012, 02:04 AM
Brad, thank you for your hospitality and it was great to see the familiar faces the and also meeting some new ones at the frag swap. I wish I had brought more money as there were many nice frags at the meet. Brad, your tank is amazing as always! Sorry for drooling all over your floor...

Thank you to Shelley, Christy, Ronnie, Brad and Dan for all the nice frags! I will surely be busy tonight! :wink:

Rich, it was great meeting you the next time I am coming over to the Mainland I will certainly pm you as I would love to see your tank as well!

freezetyle
04-15-2012, 02:32 AM
Good to Meet and talk to everyone.

Brad I forgot a frag that i wanted to give you, we'll have to meet up soon so i can give it to you

Aquattro
04-15-2012, 02:35 AM
Brad I forgot a frag that i wanted to give you, we'll have to meet up soon so i can give it to you

Nooooo, no more room :P Between the incredible pieces I got from Tim T, Shelley and Christy, I have no idea where I'd put it. I guess the frag tank, if you really want to give it to me :)
Sorry, didn't' get to talk to you much, Rich and Chris were trying to empty my tank -lol
All around good time today, thanks everyone for coming out, we'll have to do it again!

Cade
04-15-2012, 02:39 AM
Thank you everyone, Especially to Brad and his wife Christy for hosting and supplying my wife with all the "healthy" chocolate she could eat. :wink:

Brad your tank... omg.. omg..

I got some amazing frags and probably doubled the amount of rare and beautiful SPS in my tank.

Great to meet/see everyone.

See you next time!!

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

Borderjumper
04-15-2012, 02:55 AM
Thank you Brad, Christy and little E for inviting us into your home. Lots of nice coral and a table full of munchies. What a nice way to spend a Saturday!

christyf5
04-15-2012, 03:40 AM
Thanks guys! I had a great time! Got rid of all my stuff and would you look at that, came home with more (no idea what though :razz:).

Thanks Christy for the chocolate fix! I am good for another few months and will be adding that chickpea brownie recipe to my repertoire (who needs choco chip cookies when you have those?!?)

When's the next one? :wink:

Aquattro
04-15-2012, 03:49 AM
When's the next one? :wink:

We can do another one here over the summer sometime.

Aquattro
04-15-2012, 04:04 AM
While Tim was unable to make it over, he did send me the frags I wanted. I left them bagged in the sump until everyone left. Once I added them to the tank, I'm super impressed. Especially the pink and blue milli....just an amazing piece. Thanks Tim!

P.S. Nobody collected money for you, so we'll need to arrange payment...


I am planning to come over from the coast




This one is the Chilliwack Tort
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6038/7028771987_186f183f2f_b.jpg

This one is pink and blue milli
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7028770957_bebaa6e3bc_b.jpg

lngrhaul
04-15-2012, 04:23 AM
Thanks Brad and family for having us invade your home. Thanks to all my fellow reefers as well for making the huge efforts to make it to the swap and to bring such an amazing assortment of goodies for us to drool over.

Probably the best one I've ever attended for the number of ppl attending and the huge number of frag available. Everything is settling in nicely - and Shelley, the 6 line just ate like a pig so all is good with him:)

thanks everyone. I'm in for next time.

FragIt Dan
04-15-2012, 04:28 AM
Great to meet everyone and many thanks to Brad and Christy for hosting. It was my first frag swap and a great intro. Already thinking of planning one for Nanaimo :). Hope everyone enjoys their frags... looking forward to seeing pics,
Dan

christyf5
04-15-2012, 04:42 AM
Just got everyone acclimated and in the tanks. I can't believe it, this is the first swap I've returned from and not had to add a frag rack to the tank! I'm down to 2 frag racks instead of 3 as well! Score!! (yes, one day I'll get them all mounted but that day is not today :razz:)

freezetyle
04-15-2012, 05:19 PM
When's the next one? :wink:

I can host the next one As long as we bring more of those chickpea brownies:mrgreen:

Bblinks
04-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Rich, it was great meeting you the next time I am coming over to the Mainland I will certainly pm you as I would love to see your tank as well![/QUOTE]

Great meeting you too Wayne, anytime you are in the city please do stop by. :biggrin:

Bblinks
04-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Brad, your tank is amazing! Thank you and Your family for being amazing hosts, my wife and I had a blast! I really enjoyed meeting everyone and finally putting a face to the name. I can't wait till the next frag swap so I can be more prepared!:mrgreen: Have a great weekend everyone

Aquattro
04-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Rich, thanks for coming over, it was great to finally meet some of the people I've been talking to for so long. I'm going to try and plan a trip over this summer just to see some of the great tanks. Your's will need to be on that list :)

Cade
04-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Christy

Thank you again for the frags (more like colonies) lol.

There beautiful, that Oregon tort is freaking amazing!! Best colour in my tank!

That blue tipeed slimer, what colour is the body? I saw some lime green polyps before the lights went out... and my mh lights dont turn on till 3 pm..

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

christyf5
04-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Christy

Thank you again for the frags (more like colonies) lol.

There beautiful, that Oregon tort is freaking amazing!! Best colour in my tank!

That blue tipeed slimer, what colour is the body? I saw some lime green polyps before the lights went out... and my mh lights dont turn on till 3 pm..

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

lol yeah some of them were kind of big. The blue tipped slimer has green polyps, the main body greenish and then blue tips. And it gets super slimy if you touch it (and sometimes during water changes).

Thanks again for the zoo frags! They're pretty big too! All are out and happy in my nano :biggrin:

Duker
04-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Hey, all-- a great frag swap! Thanks to everyone who came, and as everyone else agrees on, good Brownies...yum! And of course great to see everyone and meet some new fish heads. Thanks again all. And Christy that Marshall Is. Tricolor is SICK!!!! I love love love it-thanks a bunch. And Brad WOW like I texted u, I am so lovin the lemonaide, I wasn't excepting u to cut it just yet- thanks to Chris and Rich from Van getting u all scissor happy. ;0) LOL. I just can't keep my eyes off those two pieces (just incase they start growing before my eyes) now for things other than my blueberry, green slimer and purpley/blue/green acro to grow.......oh come on, grow big like the others.
Cheers Ronnie
:biggrin:

Dive_dry
04-15-2012, 10:52 PM
thanks for having us all over to your house brad & christy had a great time. All that eye candy is making me speed up my tank plans :lol:

Dive_dry
04-15-2012, 10:55 PM
thanks Shelley and Lori for the frags

Borderjumper
04-15-2012, 11:00 PM
thanks Shelley and Lori for the frags
Your welcome!

Rice Reef
04-15-2012, 11:53 PM
In between house chores and other stuff I was able to squeeze a bit of time to get some pics of my new additions from the frag swap. Tank is really looking crowded... starting to look like a tank of "China"... crowded and limited on real estate...:lol:

From Shelley:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_73.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_74.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_77.jpg

From Ronnie: (looks like it will be one of my new favs) :biggrin:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_66.jpg

From Dan:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_67.jpg

From Brad:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_71.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_70.jpg

From Christy:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_69.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_68.jpg

I have more frags than this but just not able to get the lens in certain spots...:neutral:

tang daddy
04-16-2012, 12:59 AM
It was a pleasure to finally put faces to the names also a big thanks to Brad and Christy for putting up they're place for us to hold the frag swap and meet. I had a fun day and spent a few hrs unbagging corals when we got home.

It was a fun event and I am thinking of organizing a frag swap on the mainland mid summer....

Borderjumper
04-16-2012, 02:25 AM
[QUOTE=Rice Reef;705803]In between house chores and other stuff I was able to squeeze a bit of time to get some pics of my new additions from the frag swap. Tank is really looking crowded... starting to look like a tank of "China"... crowded and limited on real estate...:lol:

From Shelley:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_73.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_74.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp148/hockeyguy1999/April%202012/DPP_77.jpg
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Glad you like em Wayne! Nice pictures!!:mrgreen:

Duker
04-16-2012, 03:46 AM
No kidding, Wayne u should or could teach a macro photo taking class...or maybe I'll just pick ur brain for some tips on white balance......it has always stumped me.
Cheers Ronnie

christyf5
04-16-2012, 04:17 PM
No kidding, Wayne u should or could teach a macro photo taking class...or maybe I'll just pick ur brain for some tips on white balance......it has always stumped me.
Cheers Ronnie


Agreed, those are some pretty awesome photos :cool:

Borderjumper
04-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Agreed, those are some pretty awesome photos :cool:

Sure are! Hey Christy I owe you for the pink lemonaid frag.. I totally forgot about asking for it.. And have no clue how it got into my box! Lol remind me when we settle up on the frozen food... How's that going?

Bblinks
04-16-2012, 05:19 PM
In between house chores and other stuff I was able to squeeze a bit of time to get some pics of my new additions from the frag swap. Tank is really looking crowded... starting to look like a tank of "China"... crowded and limited on real estate...:lol:

I have more frags than this but just not able to get the lens in certain spots...:neutral:

Wow is right Wayne, those are some nice shots. I am heading over to bestbuy today to check out some cameras unless if you want to upgrade to the expensive unit and sell me your old one...:mrgreen:

freezetyle
04-17-2012, 03:32 AM
Can i get the recipe for the chick pea brownies from someone?:biggrin:

christyf5
04-17-2012, 03:38 AM
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/05/31/deep-dish-cookie-pie/ (http://witandwhistle.com/2011/11/09/chickpea-cookie-pie/) :biggrin:

Aquattro
04-17-2012, 04:22 AM
Can i get the recipe for the chick pea brownies from someone?:biggrin:


aren't those freaking good??

Borderjumper
04-17-2012, 04:36 AM
aren't those freaking good??
They have become my go to dessert.

Now I need the link to the butter chicken and Christys mango salsa

Aquattro
04-17-2012, 04:56 AM
Now I need the link to the butter chicken

http://themealplanner.blogspot.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-butter-chicken.html

Borderjumper
04-17-2012, 05:29 AM
http://themealplanner.blogspot.com/2008/09/slow-cooker-butter-chicken.html
Thanks! Ask Christy where I can get
2 tsp tandoori masala*
1 tsp garam masala*
I have no clue what they even are:idea:

Aquattro
04-17-2012, 05:40 AM
Thanks! Ask Christy where I can get
2 tsp tandoori masala*
1 tsp garam masala*
I have no clue what they even are:idea:

Garam masala at most stores in the ethnic section. Tandoori masala is harder to find around here so we make our own. I'll get her to send it on FB...

Rice Reef
04-17-2012, 06:16 AM
No kidding, Wayne u should or could teach a macro photo taking class...or maybe I'll just pick ur brain for some tips on white balance......it has always stumped me.
Cheers Ronnie

Agreed, those are some pretty awesome photos :cool:

Wow is right Wayne, those are some nice shots. I am heading over to bestbuy today to check out some cameras unless if you want to upgrade to the expensive unit and sell me your old one...:mrgreen:

Guys, Thanks! I'm sure you all can do much better... You're just being nice to me. Don't know if I can really pass any good camera tips but I may be able to talk to a good friend of mine to give us all a demo. He is a professional photographer and he also freelances with the local papers in town. Some of his acheivements includes a nice UFC photo spread in the Sports Illustrated and he was also hired as one of the photo managers during the winter Olympics in Vancouver. I don't think I can post his name on the forum, right? But I'll talk to him later this week and see if he can teach us a few lessons.

Rich, I am really thinking about getting a Canon Mark III body. I was at a local camera shop playing with one... problem: how can I justify spending $4 grand on a camera ( and that is just body alone!). I am currently using a Canon 60D and Lens and Shutter is currently selling the body for $899. I'd recommend you try both Canon and Nikon, they both have lots of different lens options and the resale value are very good.

christyf5
04-17-2012, 05:55 PM
They have become my go to dessert.

Now I need the link to the butter chicken and Christys mango salsa

Actually I think Ronnie brought the mango salsa and yes we need the recipe for that :biggrin:

Duker
04-17-2012, 06:14 PM
Actually I think Ronnie brought the mango salsa and yes we need the recipe for that :biggrin:


He he he this thread is quickly turning into a recipe sharing thread....lol
Any who, yes i did bring the salsa- glad you all liked it. :razz:
its super easy...

Mango Salsa
2 mangos, peeled, cut up
8ish roma tomatoes (depending on how much salsa you are making, big batch more tomatoes, small batch less-you don't want the tomatoes to over power the 2 large mangos)
1 large red onion chopped up
1 jalapeno (seeds in or out-you decide how hot, the batch i brought, i put half the seed in)
BIG handful of cilantro, chopped
lime juice of one lime (lean into it and roll it on the counter to loosen juices)
Pinch of salt

chips, scoop, Yummmm!

PS. its super yummy on BBQ'd salmon, there's something about the smoke from the grill and the sweetness of the mango that works so well together.


And Christy what about your yummy spinach and crab dip????

christyf5
04-17-2012, 06:27 PM
He he he this thread is quickly turning into a recipe sharing thread....lol
Any who, yes i did bring the salsa- glad you all liked it. :razz:
its super easy...

Mango Salsa
2 mangos, peeled, cut up
8ish roma tomatoes (depending on how much salsa you are making, big batch more tomatoes, small batch less-you don't want the tomatoes to over power the 2 large mangos)
1 large red onion chopped up
1 jalapeno (seeds in or out-you decide how hot, the batch i brought, i put half the seed in)
BIG handful of cilantro, chopped
lime juice of one lime (lean into it and roll it on the counter to loosen juices)
Pinch of salt

chips, scoop, Yummmm!

PS. its super yummy on BBQ'd salmon, there's something about the smoke from the grill and the sweetness of the mango that works so well together.


And Christy what about your yummy spinach and crab dip????

well lets face it, if theres one thing we do right its stand around a fish tank stuffing our faces as we admire it. We only stop eating long enough to stake a claim to frags we want with a loud "MINE" (and its a talented person that can do that with a mouthful of food while not showering the glass with it :razz:).

No crab in that dip, its on the back of the knorr vegetable soup package :wink:

2c sour cream
1c mayo
1pkg knorr vegetable soup (NOT the cream one)
1pkg frozen chopped spinach
optional 1c chopped waterchestnuts
optional 3 green onions chopped

Duker
04-17-2012, 09:30 PM
well lets face it, if theres one thing we do right its stand around a fish tank stuffing our faces as we admire it. We only stop eating long enough to stake a claim to frags we want with a loud "MINE" (and its a talented person that can do that with a mouthful of food while not showering the glass with it :razz:).



So true so true!!!!!tee hee hee
Love it thanks R