PSAS Bob Moore Frag Swap 2013

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halmus

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We have an identical thread posted up at the PSAS section under ReefFrontier's Clubs that you can find here....

This is the biggest marine aquarium show of the year in our region. Every year we invite members, non-members, local clubs, and sponsors to join together to share our common interest in the marine aquarium hobby. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own corals to swap and trade with other hobbyists and vendors. This event is in memory of a local hobbyist Bob Moore who's generous nature endeared him to all who had the privilege of meeting him. Even more so, the event is about the general philosophy that is attached with Bob's memory. We want to work towards a community of hobbyists who are available to each other for advice, assistance, and to share their experiences.

We've been collecting coral colonies and frags for the last 6 months. Some of the colonies will be left in tact some will be fragged in January at our meeting at Red C Aquarium. All of them will be given away to card-carrying members at the swap. Whether you already bought your card, or pick one up with the half-year membership on the day of the event, you'll be given a raffle stub. We'll keep drawing raffle tickets and throwing them back in until all the corals are gone. In past years, members have gone home with a handful of corals. This year, we've got a really nice collection of SPS frags like Montripora Setosa, Torts, Seattle sparkler, Birdsnest, Orange Digitata, Teal Acropora Echinata, and more... We also have a huge number of LPS, and softies. Whether you're just starting out, or have been in the hobby for years, there will be corals given away you'd love to get your hands on.

Raffle starts at 1:00

Check back for pictures of the corals coming soon...



We are adding two speakers to this year's event. The first speaker will be Reef Pest solutions. They're dedicated to reef safe solutions for the most common pests hobbyists face.
They will be speaking at 11:00am




The second speaker will will be hosting this year is ColdWater Marine Aquatics. They are on the forefront of a section of the hobby that is little known to many tropical marine hobbyists. They will be speaking about their approach to collecting and caring for the creatures right outside our doorsteps in the Puget Sound. They will be speaking at 12:00



Other Sponsors and Businesses that will have booths at the swap:



























We're also happy to have the following clubs in attendance:







Here is the link to last year's thread:
Bob Moore Frag Swap 2012
 
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halmus

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Are you ready for some pictures? These are the corals we have been collecting in the PSAS club tank. These will all be given away at the Bob Moore. Here's how it works: If you have already purchased the PSAS Membership Card for the club year 2012-2013 or you purchase it on the day of the event, show it to us and we'll enter a single raffle ticket for you in the coral give-away raffle bin. When your ticket is pulled out, you get in line to pick out a coral and your ticket goes back in the bin. Many people go home with multiple corals.
























































 
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Raamiah

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Love the variety! Last year I went home with 4 frags. I would have gotten more but I had to leave early.
Looking forward to another year of free frags, great sponsors and the guest speakers we have lined up.
 

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Wow........ I been missing out :( this is one I would like to go to now that I'm up and running again. I would be a joy to see everyone and meet some fellow Reefers. Looks and sounds like one I would be foolish to miss. Just need to try and get this day off. Good to see everyone involved in keeping this going.
 

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i cant wait. i love going to the frag swap. every year its on a day i have to work. i take the day off anyways. see you all there.
 

halmus

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PSAS Bob Moore Frag Swap
February 16, 2013

East Hill Grange #786
15422 SE 272nd Kent, WA 98042
10am - 3pm

I just found out that a fellow reefer had problems with his browser blocking the initial flier image that give the details for the event. I couldn't edit the initial post here to add a text version, so here it goes.......only two weeks. My garage is full of equipment being prepped. The club's 40B tank is stocked full of corals to be given away and the additional frag tank on my personal system is stocked full of SPS frags and a few colonies that will also be given away.

Here's a little sneak peak of the SPS/LPS list:
4 x blue torts
5 x pink montripora setosa
3 x cyphalastrea (sp?)
10 x pink birds nest (nice frags, not the spindly little things some people pass as frags)
3 x hynophoria
3 x green slimer
3 x green stag of some sort
3 x "Seattle sparklers"
8 x orange montripora digitata
3 x tri-color acros
3 x teal turkinata/echinata (bottlebrush growth, the prize piece in my tank)
miscellaneous other acros

2 x "ziggy stardust" monti
rainbow monti
superman monti
3 x yellow scroll coral

1 mini colony of teal turkinata/echinata
1 medium colony red planet acro
1 brownish colony w/ blue tips


That's the list of corals you haven't seen in the pictures above.
The Softy/LPS collection is in the club's 40b. To many to list.



 

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Those are some awesome pieces does anyone know if there any chances of some glove polyps either green or orange on them?
 

halmus

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Those are some awesome pieces does anyone know if there any chances of some glove polyps either green or orange on them?
I'm really bad at industry names of corals. I'm also bad about dates, don't ask me what me and my wife's anniversary is. Sometime in Sep is close enough... This also explains why I'm so bad with people's names. Don't be mad if I don't remember your name at the Bob Moore. :)

We have some Green Star Polyps, which are common, but still a nice coral and hardy. We also have some clove polyps. They're more of a typical pinkish typical "softy" coral color. They have a bright green center. I don't know if those are the same as glove polyps?

The vendors coming to the event are going to be stocked full of coral. I would be surprised if you couldn't find what you're looking for from one of them.
 

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<3 seattle sparklers <3 BTW nice live video feed. Looks like your tank is stocked!

Glad you checked out the feed. When I bought the camera, I thought it would be a straight video feed. Turns out if just updates images frequently. It still isn't bad, and almost feels like a video, just a little twitchy. Yep, the tank is stocked. I'm going to have to do something soon to thin everything out. I have some plans I'm considering.
 

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Can't wait for the frag swap this year. Should be great with the addition of speakers. I'm going to bring a half a dozen frags to swap!
 

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haven't seen anything on this site or the psas about power or space for the public ? can i bring a small tank say like a 5gallon system to the swap, or is it ziplocks and coolers!!!! anybody ???
 

halmus

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haven't seen anything on this site or the psas about power or space for the public ? can i bring a small tank say like a 5gallon system to the swap, or is it ziplocks and coolers!!!! anybody ???
I can go into specifics if needed. Our financial records are open for review by PSAS members at any time. The bottom line is that we've received a lot of criticism over the recent Bob Moore locations. We've done everything in our power to move meetings in general to the North, West, and everywhere possible to make it fair to everyone. We tried to move the Bob Moore as far North as we could this year. Our limiting factor was that from Feb to July, when I took over, we had absolutely no participation. Not just memberships, but people showing up to our free meetings. The trend continued during the Fall in spite of efforts to reinvigorate the community. In short, we were bringing in no money and no one seemed interested in doing anything.

We had to make the responsible decision to not spend more money than we were taking in. I started planning this last August. The building was lined up in September, when we had no excess money to work with. It still cost hundreds more than past locations, but we wanted to be as far North as our budget would allow. Since then, thanks to support from our good local shops, we have seen a few memberships come in. I believe we have more sponsors and vendors coming than past years. Now, we are limited to a small space, with power limitations.

Long story short, we don't have much extra room. This is why we haven't been actively encouraging people to bring tanks. Our past locations (that everyone hated) had plenty of space, power, and were half the price. I'm sorry that the situation is what it is. I just don't want people counting on a venue as spacious as the past ones have been and I don't want to let anyone down by promising to accommodate every hobbyist's tank that comes through the doors. There's no way of knowing if we'll have extra room or power until the morning of the event. It's that close.

There is no easy answer. If I tell everyone to bring a tank and then I don't have room, I'm the bad guy. If I tell you we don't have room, but it turns out that morning that we did have space for one more 10g, I'm the bad guy. I'm sorry that this is such a poor answer. I guess what I'm saying is, that I recommend people not count on having much room to set up. You may have to count on a cooler and baggies, although you're welcome to stick them under the club's lights to show someone how they look.
 
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Does the psas ever make it to kitsap county or is it always on that side of the water? Ive been a member before, awhile back, and didnt renew my membership, left with a bad taste. But, if theres meetings or whatever here in kitsap county, i may be persuaded to rejoin the psas.
 
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