08/13/2007, 03:50 PM
Hi - It is time to start getting ready for the regional frag swap to be held in Dixon on Saturday Oct. 6. We will be starting promptly at 12:30.
You must be a member of a reef club to be able to participate. You should be able to join a local club the day of the swap.
There will be a Rare category, you will have to bring 2 rare frags to earn one pick. This way, rare corals make it into the general swap. As the time gets closer, rare corals will be determined.
We will be picking in groups, when you arrive you will draw a name tag with a picking group on it. We will be picking Rare, A, B, C, etc. then start back down - C, B, A, Rare.
We will be having a BBQ for the cost of $6.00
If you do not have frags to bring, you can buy in for $15.00 which will go towards the purchase of frags to add to the tables.
We will also be having a raffle of corals.
This only works if we have alot of generous poeple who are willing to frag their corals to share with others. Start fragging now, so your corals get a chance to heal.
08/13/2007, 04:47 PM
I'm really looking forward to another gathering at Pam's. If you were lucky enough to attend previous frag swaps at her place, I know you'll want to be there again. If you haven't before, you won't want to miss out.
For those that attended last year's Regional Frag Swap, the format will be mostly similar:)
Please bring your corals:
Preferably, pre-fragged with enough time to encrust/attach onto something. If the frags you are bringing are fresh cut, please frag the coral the night before to give the frag time to stop sliming and sloughing, and to improve survivability before packing it to bring to the swap.
2) In a plastic container or double bagged
I highly recommend the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs containers and the clear plastic containers sold at BAR meetings. Double bagged LFS bags are fine as well, but please NO ziploc bags.
Please do your best to label each frag with a Sharpie. Please include the frag’s common name and/or scientific name, brief tank placement description (i.e. low, 250W), and your RC handle.
I also suggest you bring some kind of ice chest/cooler for the corals that you pick during the swap. Blue LED flashlights are also handy for quick decision making.
Each participant will be given a nametag and Letter, which will be the group with whom you’ll pick with.
Corals will be grouped according to type.
Groups will rotate through the picking area with each person picking 1 coral.
Bonus tickets will pick first in each round.
The order of groups picking will go up, then down. For example, if there are 3 groups the order would be:
Bonus, A, B, C…
…C, B, A, Bonus
Bonus, A, B, C…
Bonus round/bonus tickets
Bonus tickets are obtained by bringing 'rare' corals, or by bringing multiple other corals. For each Bonus ticket, you get one pick in a Bonus round which is in place of your normal picking group in that round. If you have multiple bonus tickets, you can only use one in each bonus round. Once you are out of bonus tickets, you will revert to your regular picking group for the next round. If a bonus round has too many people in it, it will be split into two just to make the picking area less frantic.
Here are examples of how the bonus tickets will be distributed:
2 'rare' frags = 1 bonus ticket
12 common frags = 1 bonus ticket
15 common frags = 1 bonus ticket
24 common frags = 2 bonus tickets
15 common frags + 1 rare frag = 1 bonus ticket
12 common frags + 2 rare frags = 2 bonus tickets
4 rare frags = 2 bonus tickets
As Pam mentioned, we'll start a Rare Consideration thread in one of the forums, when we get closer to the event date.
More news to come, so stay tuned;)
09/13/2007, 03:22 PM
The thread for 'rares' is now up:
click here (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1206262)
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