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[Oct 19, 2019] Regional Frag Swap (San Francisco)

We're excited to announce BAR's biggest event of the year, the annual Regional Frag Swap. – OCTOBER 19, 2019

This frag swap is open to everyone; in fact, we encourage people from throughout California to come swap frags.
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Register for the Frag Swap (Get your picking Letter)
  • 12:30pm Start Frag Swap
  • Bring at least 3 different coral frags in their own clear plastic containers with lids.
  • Must be labeled with your username AND coral name AND lights used. You cannot swap if it doesn’t have this information.
  • We will be checking for unlabeled, mislabeled, sick, or dead coral.
  • Pre-registration is $20
  • Registration is $30 at the door.
  • Send money to the club's paypal account at
  • FREE for Spectators
  • The following corals cannot be used in frag swapping.
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  • Food and drinks will be sold at the event by 7 Stills. Please no outside food or drink. Kid friendly.
Bonus Rounds
  • The bonus rounds are optional and consist of the first 2 picking rounds of the swap.
  • Once you're done with the bonus rounds, you continue the regular swap.
  • If you want to do the bonus rounds, you need to bring at least 3 bonus corals or 1 ultra coral from the bonus round list to receive each Bonus Round Ticket.
  • Bonus/Ultra coral qualification list was last updated for the Member Swap:
    • Bonus/Ultra zoanthid list is HERE
    • Bonus/Ultra SPS list is HERE
    • Bonus/Ultra LPS and Soft Coral list is HERE.
  • You can receive as many Bonus Round Tickets as you want. (Example: Bringing 9 bonus round frags gives you 3 bonus round tickets)
  • 3 Bonus Corals = 1 Bonus Round Ticket or 1 Ultra Coral = 1 Bonus Round Ticket.
  • New rule for max number of frags of any single coral you can bring to count toward bonus round tickets is:
    - Bonus corals: Max 5 of the same coral.
    - Ultra corals: No Max.
  • Of course you can bring as many corals as you want, this is just what counts toward bonus tickets. Note that this change makes it so that even if you only have 1 bonus coral type to share, you can still get 1 ticket with 3 frags of the same coral.

  • READ THIS THREAD on bonus rounds before asking questions about it here.
Auction and/or Raffle Prizes
  • TBD

If you want to donate something for the raffle, visit this thread HERE

We also need a few volunteers as well. If you would like to volunteer, visit this thread HERE
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wrestle1952 wrote on Coral reefer's profile.
Hi just wanted to know how much you'd charge for the Monti's? Are you available during the weekday? If not let me know best times to swing by.