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CVR Mission Statement

Central Valley Reefers is a group of dedicated marine aquarium hobbyists committed to bringing together people with similar interests throughout Central California. In doing so, we support ecologically-friendly propagation techniques, sharing knowledge through planned events and activities, and providing assistance to fellow enthusiasts in an open and friendly atmosphere.

03-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Just wanted to invite you guys. I know it's a drive but I think if you talk to people that have come in the past they say that it is well worth it.

03-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Where: Van Buskirk Community Center
734 Houston Ave
Stockton, CA 95206
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shopping: Starts at 10:30 a.m. come check out the goodies from Exotic Frags, Jestersix, Reef Kingdom, and Rich Reefer

Registration: 11:30-12:45pm

Swapping: 1:00pm until we run out of corals

Entry Fee: $5 NVR Contributing Members

$10 for members of another reef club with current membership card(you must have your card!!!!!!!!)

$15 anyone else who wants to swap

+ 3 coral frags.

Spectators are allowed(no admission charge) and will be able to shop and buy raffle tickets.

Why: Sharing the brightly colored stick, squishy, or poisonous things we all love to stare at.


To participate in the frag swap, all you will need is three different frags. Frags must be at minimum 1” for SPS, 2 polyps/heads/eyes per LPS, and 3-5 polyps minimum for zoas/palys. If you cannot supply 3 frags to participate, we are working with our sponsors to once again have the 3 frags for $20 deal, please check back later. This is a great option for those in the hobby that are starting off to acquire some corals.

Example of participation: 1 Ponape Birdsnest, 1 Red Digi, 1 yellow zoa frag or $20.

To acquire a bonus round ticket(s) you will need to provide 3 bonus round eligible frags per 1 bonus round ticket. 10 common frags will not count as a bonus ticket for this swap.

Example of 3 bonus round frags: 1 (2)polyp frag of MaryJane zoas, 1” frag of ORA Red Planet, and 1 (1)polyp frag of Rasta zoas.

Bonus Round list will be announced soon.

To keep things fair, only up to ONE set of doubles are accepted towards your bonus round ticket.

For corals that are considered bonus round eligible as well to submit corals that you may want to add to the list. If your coral is considered for the list we will give you the minimum frag standard in that thread.

Corals that are excluded from the swap entirely: Kenya Tree, Xenia, Purple Clove Polyps, Green or Yellow Star Polyps, Anthelia, brown button polyps. You may bring these items for freebies, but they will not work towards your entrance requirements. If you are questioning your corals please ask here to see if they qualify.

Please have all coral in individual, clear water tight containers. Clear food containers and lids can be found at Smart and Final for like $5 for a sleeve of 50 cups and 100 lids. Clear cups help people see what coral is inside without having to take off the lid.

Label each cup with you name along with information that clearly identifies the coral, light requirements, hardiness, and flow. If you do not know the given name for a coral, a small description will work just as good. You can use tape and paper, mailing label stickers, but just please make it legible to read your writing. We would prefer you to have your labels printed if possible.

To protect the integrity of frag swaps and to avoid any conflict during coral check-in, you are required to write down your name and handle just in case a half-dead coral slips pass us during check-in. This is not an event to pass on your half-dead corals to get healthy corals. This event is for people to share within the community. Many are appreciative to those who bring in corals listed as bonus round corals, so it's highly discouraged and frowned upon to mislabel your corals to obtain more bonus round tickets.

Frag Label: pdf.gif NVR_Frag_Label.pdf 66.89K 94 downloads

Example of what should be on a label: Green Acro with Blue Growth tips. Strong lighting (MH) and strong flow. Considered easy with proper SPS levels.


Registration will open at 11:30am and close about 12:45pm. Swapping will start estimated around 1:00pm. So don’t be late…

Each person that meets the requirements to participate in the swap will be issued a colored bracelet during check-in. The color and the picking order will be announced 15 minutes prior to picking (estimated 1:00pm). Please make sure to check-in and get your picking bracelet, this is your entrance into the swap area.

Picking order…Those that qualify for the bonus round will receive a ticket for each qualifying 3 bonus round frags. There is no limit on how many bonus round tickets you get, as long as you meet the requirements for the bonus round ticket.

The Bonus Round will be broken down into 2 rounds. Anyone who has a Bonus Round ticket will have 3 minutes to pick from the tables and redeem 1 ticket per frag picked. Everyone must exit the picking area. After the first round anyone who still has bonus round tickets will have another 3 minutes to go and pick frags for the rest of their tickets.

After the bonus rounds are up, the general swap will then begin. Picking order will follow the standard up and back orientation (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10) then back (10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1) then back (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10) repeat until all frags are gone. Each group will have two minutes to pick their frags. This formation will continue until all frags are cleared from the tables.

No one will be allowed in the swapping area except swap volunteers. This keeps the curiosity going to what hidden treasurers there are and keeps it fair to those that may arrive closer to the 1:00pm deadline.

We will also have a raffle with some nice goodies during the swap(list of prizes ), and will also be selling t-shirts and memberships. Please tell all your reefing buddies, and spread the word. This swap is open to anyone and everyone.

Vendors attending:

Exotic Frags


Reef Kingdom

Rich Reefer

03-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Here's an updated list of the raffle prizes.
(1) Stony Coral Starter Propagation Kit from Boston Aqua Farms

(2) Basic Fragging Kits from Premium Aquatics

(1) Bulk Reef Supply Refractometer

(1) 1lb bag of Phos-Blaster GFO from AquaFX

(1) RO/DI Replacement Filter Set from AquaFX

(2) Frag A Racks donated by Frag A Rack

(2) Rea Sea Reef Foundation Pro Multi Test Kits

A pink eye pectina donated by Golden Gate Corals

A mystery frag pack at the conclusion of the swap donated by Golden Gate Corals

A Sea Clone 100 Skimmer from Instant Ocean

An 24-26" Marineland Adjustable Reef Capable LED Lighting from Marineland

Food from Larry's Reef Frenzy

(5) multipacks of Rod's Food donated by Rod's Food

A 5 Stage Plus 75gpd RO/DI System donated by Bulk Reef Supply

A large box of Marco with an Emaco Kit donated by Jestersix(It's a big box, like 40-50lbs)

A mini perfect 10 frag rack donated by Jestersix.

(1) pair of snowflake clowns from California Clowns

(1) pair of snow-onyx clowns from California Clowns

A Reef Angel Controller from Reef Angel

An MP10es

A Hydra 52 from Aqua Illimunation

An Apex from Neptune Systems

An MP40wes

A sweet scoly(picture later) where every ticket in the bag at the swap will equal $1 donated to Corals for a Cure

And here are the updated vendors
Diablo Corals
Exotic Frags
Golden Gate Corals
Reef Kingdom
Rich Reefer