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    CVR 2017 Spring/Summer Open Frag Swap














    When:
    June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
    Check in: 11 AM
    Start: 1 PM




    Where:

    Blue Planet Aquarium
    546 W Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93705
    Fresno, CA 93705




    Registration Fees:
    This swap is open to everyone, club member or not. Come on out!
    Participation Fee:
    $10 Pre-Registration
    $15 At the Door for non-club members
    $10 At the Door for CVR, NVR, BAR, MARS, and CRC members
    Want to become a CVR member? CVR Membership is only $20 and you help fund events like this and the site!
    You are *GUARANTEED* to walk away with at least twice that value in corals, usually much higher!
    PayPal: cvreefers@gmail.com
    Don't forget to send it as Friends and Family!





    Elections:
    [SIZE=3]It is that time of year again to nominate and vote for your future CVR BOD Members! The club has been quiet, we need some new blood. New to the hobby but want to help? New to the club but don't think you've got what it takes? We bet you do! If you're intimidated, don't be. We'll help you along and train you as well. How do you think we all got started? Maybe volunteer for one of the support positions to see how it all works and see how much you love it! Volunteer, nominate for a position here:
    http://www.cvreefers.org/showthread....OD-nominations




    To Bring/know:
    Minimum 3 frags
    (Green Star Polyps, Clove Polyps, Blue Cloves, and Kenya Trees will not be counted towards the 3 frags)
    ~~ Don't have 3 frags? Check with our sponsors (Blue Planet, Legendary Corals, Exotic Frags, to name a few!) to get a cheap 3-frag pack! ~~
    It would be a good idea to do some homework and see what type of coral your tank can support. For example softies such as zoas & palys can be much more forgiving and don't require as much as say an acropora would. It's also a good idea to bring an icechest/cooler to transport your corals home in to help keep them well insulated. We're in Fresno, which means our spring/summer swaps are hot, and our fall/winter swaps are cold. All of your frags must be in a deli cup or styro cup with a lid. Easily found at your local Smart & Final or grocery store in a sleeve of 50 for about $5. No bags will be allowed for the sake of the coral's safety. Tupperware ok but no spaghetti sauce stains. These cups must be labeled. If they are not labeled properly you will be asked to step out of the check in line and label them. If you show up with frags in bags we will sell you a cup and lid for $1,000,000. Each. Buy 6, get one free. Labels/markings must include your screen name, what type of coral it is (zoa, shroom, chalice), if your coral is an unnamed piece please provide description (i.e..blue stag), and conditions the coral requires (i.e..high light, high flow). If seeing a cup labeled "Pink Boobies Chalice" will confuse you, just know it was named that for a reason. It's probably pretty cool.

    For labeling, you can use tape and paper, mailing label stickers, or even just write on the lid. But just please make it legible to read your writing. You can get fancy and print them out too. 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. No one will be allowed in the swapping area outside of their designated swapping time except swap volunteers. This keeps the curiosity going to what hidden treasurers there are and keeps it fair to those that may arrive later during the check in process. I do suggest somebody start a "What I am Bringing to the Swap" thread. I probably forgot something but please just ask.




    Bonus List:
    http://www.cvreefers.org/showthread....nus-Coral-list
    How does the bonus system work? Click that link to find out!
    ~~ Don't have 3 bonus-round qualifying frags but want a bonus ticket? Check with our sponsors (Blue Planet, Legendary Corals, Exotic Frags, to name a few!) to get a cheap 3-bonus-round frag pack! ~~



    Lunch:
    Lunch to be provided! (Nothing is set yet, but probably some pizza, soda, and water.)


    Snacks:
    Hey girlfriends and wives: wanna make some home-made treats for everyone? Brownies, cookies, cupcakes, treats? That'd be AWESOME!!


    Opportunity Drawing Prizes:
    Neptune Apex Jr.!



    One of the new AquaMaxx Magnus pumps by Sunpole!



    One of the new Aqamai KPS Wifi Pumps!



    Hydra 26 HD LED!



    Hanna ALK Checker!



    Frag Pack from ExoticFrags!


    + more!


    Opportunity Drawing Ticket Prices:
    $2 per ticket
    $40 for 40
    $60 for 65 with CVR Sticker
    $100 for 120 with CVR Sticker



    A couple of changes this swap:
    In an effort to reach out to more club members, or potential members, we're going to ask for help manning the Opportunity Drawing table, ticket sales, and coral placements out on the frag swap tables. Wanna help? Let us know! Don't wanna help? We might ask ya to anyways.


    Vendors:

    Blue Planet Aquarium



    Jestersix Rock work



    Legendary Corals




    Pre-Registration List:
    {coming soon!}


    Last edited by whodah; 06-23-2017 at 02:17 PM.
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    any specific container the frags need to be in. or are Styrofoam cups with lid good?

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    Excellent question! We are not as strict as some, but do require containers (no bags). I just added this to the first post:

    To Bring/know:
    Minimum 3 frags
    (Green Star Polyps, Clove Polyps, Blue Cloves, and Kenya Trees will not be counted towards the 3 frags)
    ~~ Don't have 3 frags? Check with our sponsors (Blue Planet, Legendary Corals, Exotic Frags, to name a few!) to get a cheap 3-frag pack! ~~
    It would be a good idea to do some homework and see what type of coral your tank can support. For example softies such as zoas & palys can be much more forgiving and don't require as much as say an acropora would. It's also a good idea to bring an icechest/cooler to transport your corals home in to help keep them well insulated. We're in Fresno, which means our spring/summer swaps are hot, and our fall/winter swaps are cold. All of your frags must be in a deli cup or styro cup with a lid. Easily found at your local Smart & Final or grocery store in a sleeve of 50 for about $5. No bags will be allowed for the sake of the coral's safety. Tupperware ok but no spaghetti sauce stains. These cups must be labeled. If they are not labeled properly you will be asked to step out of the check in line and label them. If you show up with frags in bags we will sell you a cup and lid for $1,000,000. Each. Buy 6, get one free. Labels/markings must include your screen name, what type of coral it is (zoa, shroom, chalice), if your coral is an unnamed piece please provide description (i.e..blue stag), and conditions the coral requires (i.e..high light, high flow). If seeing a cup labeled "Pink Boobies Chalice" will confuse you, just know it was named that for a reason. It's probably pretty cool.


    For labeling, you can use tape and paper, mailing label stickers, or even just write on the lid. But just please make it legible to read your writing. You can get fancy and print them out too. 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. No one will be allowed in the swapping area outside of their designated swapping time except swap volunteers. This keeps the curiosity going to what hidden treasurers there are and keeps it fair to those that may arrive later during the check in process. I do suggest somebody start a "What I am Bringing to the Swap" thread. I probably forgot something but please just ask.
    -Who Dah?


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    hey I live out towards north/east Clovis and I posted about the swap on my Nextdoor acct. hope that's ok

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    That's awesome, thx ClowinRound!
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    Ill be coming to the swap from porterville plus my wife is going to want to shop/eat after so my corals will be subject to the 100+ heat for a few hours. Any tips to jeep these guys around the 80 degree mark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmbra View Post
    Ill be coming to the swap from porterville plus my wife is going to want to shop/eat after so my corals will be subject to the 100+ heat for a few hours. Any tips to jeep these guys around the 80 degree mark?
    I was pondering this too. will we be setting up outside at blue planet?

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    I'm going to bring

    ORA SPONGODES
    SEASON GREETINGS CAP
    RAINBOW BTA (SPLIT)
    Do any of these count towards any of the bonus rounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmbra View Post
    Ill be coming to the swap from porterville plus my wife is going to want to shop/eat after so my corals will be subject to the 100+ heat for a few hours. Any tips to jeep these guys around the 80 degree mark?
    I'd use some ice packs while they are in the car and bring them in with me when dining. Heck, I'd bring them in shopping, if the store will allow!


    Quote Originally Posted by ClowinRound View Post
    I was pondering this too. will we be setting up outside at blue planet?
    The room across the way from BPA will be where the swap is (Air Conditioned). The room behind BPA is where the vendors will be (Air Conditioned). All of the participants will be bouncing around between those rooms and in the shop itself too (Air Conditioned). We can also hang out in the parking lot in the back, but of course it will be hot. So I suspect most will be in one of those three rooms.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClowinRound View Post
    I'm going to bring

    ORA SPONGODES
    SEASON GREETINGS CAP
    RAINBOW BTA (SPLIT)
    Do any of these count towards any of the bonus rounds
    Sure, those three will qualify. I'm adding them to the list now, which you can see here:
    http://www.cvreefers.org/showthread....nus-Coral-list
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    Bump: come on out, ya'all! Although this thread has been quiet, there has been a lot of talk on Facebook and Kevin (From Blue Planet Aquariums) has had a lot of interest and talk at his shop.
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    2 ORA Hawkins
    2 jack o lantern
    Rainbow monti
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    Coupla heads of green&purple frogspawn.
    I see dead corals.

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    Nice!

    These will be leaving my tanks and going to yours:

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    CB Rainbow Infusion - Zoa/Paly
    FHL Predators Blood - SPS
    Fl Green Nepthia - Softy
    KH Sunburst - Zoa/Paly
    Lizard Skin Echino - LPS
    Meteor Shower Cyphastrea - LPS
    Miami Hurricane Echino - LPS
    Minefield Cyphastrea - LPS
    ORA Joe The Coral - SPS
    ORA Purple Stylo - Acro
    Orange Oxide - Zoa/Paly
    Pink Hallucination - Zoa/Paly
    Prism Favia - LPS
    Raptors Rainbows - Zoa/Paly
    RMF Diablo Milli - SPS
    Speckled Fire and Ice - Zoa/Paly
    Superman Shroom - Softy
    Tyree Toadstool - Softy
    Unk. Peach Milli - SPS

    Opportunity Drawing - JF Dayglo Favia - LPS
    Opportunity Drawing - Tyree Pink Watermelon Echino - LPS
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    Wish I could go. Maybe I'll ditch the family event, cut up some sticks and be out there tomorrow...

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    Ill be bringing:
    Electric Oompa Loompa zoas 8 polyps
    Tyree neon green toadstool
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolSalt View Post
    Wish I could go. Maybe I'll ditch the family event, cut up some sticks and be out there tomorrow...
    do it - just for a couple hours!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmbra View Post
    Ill be bringing:
    Electric Oompa Loompa zoas 8 polyps
    Tyree neon green toadstool
    JF Jack o Lantern Lepto
    BAM BAM zoa 6 polyps
    Rasta Zoa 7 polyps
    Sunny D's 9 Polyps
    Nice!
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    open swap

    meet new friends

    see old friends

    what more could you ask?

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    Looks like I get to come after all! I'll be bringing:
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