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Featured 6/1 Members-Only Frag Swap at Mission Blue Center

Will you be attending the frag swap?


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IOnceWasLegend

Frag Swap Coordinator
BOD
We will be having a members-only frag swap on June 1st, 2024, on the peninsula!

If you are thinking of attending - even if you're not sure you'll make it - PLEASE RSVP. This helps us predict how much food to order + makes logistics a lot easier.

Important information

Location: Mission Blue Center, 475 Mission Blue Dr, Brisbane, CA 94005
Date: June 1, 2024
Time : 12:00 PM (registration starts at 11:30 AM)

Freebies: We will have a table for freebie corals, dry goods, and miscellaneous reefing stuff. Please feel free to bring whatever you'd like to give away, as long as it's not coral on the banned corals list below!

DBTC table: Have a DBTC coral you want to hand out/pass on? We'll have an open table for that too!

Schedule
11 AM - 12 PM: Setup
11:30 AM - 12 PM: Registration, check-in, and running corals
12 PM - 2 PM or so: Swapping corals!

Volunteer thread can be found here:
Raffle prize vendors (specific prizes TBD):

1) Kessil A360XE (Brand New product)

2) Kessil A360XE (Brand new product)

3) Kessil A80

4) Kessil A80

5) CaliKid Gift Certificate for $100.00

6) CaliKid Gift Certificate for $100.00

7) CaliKid Gift Certificate for $100.00

8) Neptune Aquatics gift certificate for $50.00

9) Neptune Aquatics gift certificate for $50.00

10) Neptune Aquatics gift certificate for $50.00

11) Reef Nutrition Gift Certificate $100

12) Reef Nutrition Gift Certificate $100

13) Caribsea LifeRock Shapes (20#) sealed case

14) Polyplab package:
*Polylab Scope
*Reef Roids pouch
*Polyplab Refuel
*Polyplab Acid Blend
*Polyplab Amino Acids
*Polyplab Genesis

15) Polyplab Package:
Polyplab package:
*Polylab Scope
*Reef Roids pouch
*Polyplab Refuel
*Polyplab Acid Blend
*Polyplab Amino Acids
*Polyplab Genesis

16) Fritz Package:
*2X Fritz Aqua Glue
*Fritz Fuzzout Algae removal
*Fritz Maxout Pro Media and Phosphate remover
* 2X Fritz Bugout Pro
*2X Fritz Expel –F
*2X Fritz Slimeout
*Fritz Alkilinity Test Kit

17: Fritz Package:
*2X Fritz Aqua Glue
*Fritz Fuzzout Algae removal
*Fritz Maxout Pro Media and Phosphate remover
* 2X Fritz Bugout Pro
*2X Fritz Expel –F
*2X Fritz Slimeout
*Fritz Alkilinity Test Kit

18) Fritz Master Test Kit

19) Coral Hub Package:
*Amino Acids Medley
*Live Phytoplankton
*Live Pods

20) Coral Hub Package:
Amino Acids Medley
*Live Phytoplankton
*Live Pods

21) Coral Hub Package: Five fluorescent Mushroom Cages

22) Reef-fi Lab Gift Certificate $150.00

23) Jester6 Skulls Rockscape (Medium Size)

24) Fauna Marin Pest package: "The Dip" and ""Cili Dip." + ICP Test

25) Fauna Marin Upkeep Kit: "Ready to Reef" and Soft Protien Superfood plus a Dynex Coral Frag cutter and coral frag snipper + ICP Test

26) (2) ICP Tests


How does a BAR Frag Swap Work? (This post is older but a good intro to how swaps work for those of you who haven’t been to one yet (some details have changed))​

There will be bonus rounds, and a list of bonus/ultra coral can be found here: https://www.bareefers.org/forum/threads/complete-bonus-ultra-coral-list-2023-update.34392/



Ineligible corals:

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Please note that Captain Jerks, Grandis Palys, Brown button palythoas, nuclear green palythoas, and all species of caulerpa algae are BANNED. We're trying to limit the proliferation of these corals given their higher likelihood of palytoxin, so we will not accept these as frags for the swap, and request they not be brought as freebies. Possession of caulerpa algae is banned by the state of California.


Valid corals:
  • Corals MUST be in clear plastic containers, that includes lids and sides, so no styrofoam. Plastic bags will not be allowed.
  • Corals MUST be labeled with at the very least a description (e.g. name and/or color + coral type), your username. The approximate lighting level they are under can be helpful.
    • PLEASE LABEL THE LID OF THE CONTAINERS. Everyone will look down on them, so it makes it easier.
  • Corals should be healthy and pest free. While we should assume everything could have hidden pests, if your frag plug has Aiptasia or signs of pests it will not be accepted.
  • Frag sizes you should use will vary. I like to say "what kind of frag would you like to see" and use that as a guideline for how much/how big.
  • There's always a debate about mounted versus unmounted corals, and that probably will never get settled, as a result no requirement either way.
  • Things like anemones are ok if they're of a desirable nature i.e. bubble tips, maxi-mini carpets, NOT Aiptasia.
  • Sponges are not valid frags and neither is almost any type of macroalgae, but can be brought for the freebie table.
    • The 'almost' is for caulerpa species, which are now illegal and carry a hefty fine to possess or sell in CA.
Valid bonus/ultra corals:
  • MUST be labeled clearly and cleared before the frag swap.
    • Registration and coral running is hectic; to be fair to everyone, we cannot make spot decisions at the swap.
  • If you think your coral/anemone/etc. should be on the bonus/ultra list, ask beforehand.
 
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He’s listing zoas because Josh asked for input in the post above. But yeah I agree we should make a separate thread for the bonus/ultra update suggestions.
I should probably read the full thread before asking questions...
 
Also somewhat confused: say I bring 3 bonus frags, for 1 ticket. Does this mean I'm allowed to take only 1 bonus frag from the bonus round? If everyone does this, what happens to the other 2 frags each person brought

Edit: removed bonus list suggestion, just saw the new thread
 
Also somewhat confused: say I bring 3 bonus frags, for 1 ticket. Does this mean I'm allowed to take only 1 bonus frag from the bonus round? If everyone does this, what happens to the other 2 frags each person brought

Edit: removed bonus list suggestion, just saw the new thread
Correct, re: taking one frag. I clarified this in the other thread, but the remaining frags would then go into the general swap after the bonus rounds.
 
Correct, re: taking one frag. I clarified this in the other thread, but the remaining frags would then go into the general swap after the bonus rounds.
Oh, that's cool. I don't have too many bonus corals (too many of any coral, really), because I'm just starting out, so it's cool that I could get more than that 1 chance to get a cool coral. I noticed the list suggestion threat says this is on 6/16 but here it says 6/1
 
Oh, that's cool. I don't have too many bonus corals (too many of any coral, really), because I'm just starting out, so it's cool that I could get more than that 1 chance to get a cool coral. I noticed the list suggestion threat says this is on 6/16 but here it says 6/1
If it's your first time, just focus on bringing 3 healthy corals, meet and greet all your fellow members face to face, and you'll take home more corals than you know what to do with since we have a lot of generous people that prune their established tanks.
 
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