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Unread 05/20/2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Ncpars Fall Swap November 1,2008 In Allentown,pa

I want to announce NCPARS fall swap on November 1,2008 in Allentown(northampton) Pa at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.It is located at 1601 Laubach Avenue in Northampton,PA 18067.There will be unlimited frag trading, along with food,great raffle prizes ,a world renouned speaker,and plenty of other goodies.Our spring swap was a record breaker on attendance and corals traded and i believe this swap can be even bigger.I will post more details as they become available.Hope to see all of you there.


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Unread 05/20/2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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Awesome... thanks for early heads up. Gives people a lot of time to plan for the swap and make sure that the day is open for reefing fun !!


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Unread 05/20/2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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yea thanks i will post else where to get the word out. i will def be there!


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Unread 05/20/2008, 10:21 PM   #4
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Sweet. I'll probably be there. Though that is a long time from now.


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Unread 05/21/2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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For those wondering...FragSwapper.com has been moved, but I was told last Friday that it could take a full week for all the records to transfer to the new "owner" of the site address. And by "owner" I only mean the company that renews the address registration...not the site itself...that's still all me.

Since I used my old hosting company to renew my name for me instead of me doing it myself (because it was cheaper) I now need GoDaddy.com (the new hosting company) to take ownership of the address and do the same thing. I've done all the leg work, now I just need to wait.

Anyway..hopefully by this weekend it will go through and I can spend some time getting all the code and data running on the new server. Once it is, we'll get the swap up there.

I will probably attend this one too, although it will only be for equipment since I still have an empty 8ft tank in my living room and 100 gallons of rock, water, crabs and some coral in a huge tub in my basement. ..unless I get my butt in gear and get the tank up soon, but I don't have the extra cash right now and the next thing I need to do is upgrade the electric in my house so I have a place to wire the beast.

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Unread 05/21/2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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Plenty of time for fragswapper - my corals from spring still need to grow out.

And what do you mean your tank isn't up, you aren't distracted by something like, say, a baby or anything?


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Unread 05/22/2008, 08:38 AM   #7
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Plenty of time for fragswapper - my corals from spring still need to grow out.

And what do you mean your tank isn't up, you aren't distracted by something like, say, a baby or anything?
We're now officially at the "Toddler" stage...so yeah..just a bit distracted. I got a playset from my sister that cost them $3500 8 years ago...They gave it to me for free but the beast needs to be cleaned and stained. Good thing she won' t use it until next spring since it will probably take me that long to finish it. Add a garage still full of boxes from the move last September and the shed packed with tanks and old equipment and I've got ZERO free time.

I think most of my fish have died...I just didn't take care of them enough (only had 5). The few corals that survived the mini-crash are still alive and the inverts are still picking at things so I know I haven't lost everything. The rock was the main thing I wanted to keep..I have at least 200lbs in there (maybe 300).


BTW..The site is up and running at:
http://www.fizzicalenterprises.com/fragswapper/
..But http://www.fragswapper.com/ is still running a redirect which means the addressing isn't updated yet. But if you want to look at the old swap to see who you got what from you can use it and all the history has made it over.

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Unread 05/22/2008, 11:15 AM   #8
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I'll be there at this swap.. I'll even have frags to trade woohoo!!!!


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Unread 05/22/2008, 07:49 PM   #9
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Cant wait will be there I ll have frags to


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Unread 05/28/2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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PERFECT -- glad we attended the PSU swap and joined the club as this one is literally a stones throw from our house


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Unread 05/30/2008, 08:57 PM   #11
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Who's speaking?

I'm a member -or was, how do I find out if I'm current?


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Unread 05/31/2008, 07:40 AM   #12
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we are trying to get anthony calfo but its not confirmed yet.if he cant make it we have a few more excellent speakers in mind and i am sure one of them will be free for our swap.the memberships run for 1 year and two consecutive swaps so if you joined within a year you will be still an active member.we are currently working on a section of our web site www.ncpars.org that will list all the active members,but its under construction and not completed as of yet.


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Unread 06/01/2008, 09:20 AM   #13
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just wanted to let everyone know fragswapper is up and running for the swap and you can register and list any frags you have to trade there. we are still ironing out some of the details and they will be added as we confirm them. http://fragswapper.com/


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Unread 06/05/2008, 07:02 AM   #14
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What do you usually bring to these things? To you have to bring your own frags to swap or can you just buy other peeps frags?


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Unread 06/05/2008, 07:14 AM   #15
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you dont need to bring anything except yourself.its just a informal gathering of coral reef enthusiasts.there will be tables set up with tanks and corals for sale or trade.there will be a seminar with a well known speaker,raffle prizes,free food and plenty of other goodies.some people bring frags to sell and others just come to buy corals.either way it is a way to learn and bond with others with similiar interests.


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Current Tank Info: 180 gal SPS dominated display, 3 X 250 watt Radiums , lumenarc III minis , with VHO actinics, ETS downdraft skimmers, closed loops and 2 Tunze 6105 & 7095 controller,DIY calcium reactors DIY custom built sumps,since 1992
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Unread 06/06/2008, 06:03 AM   #16
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Cool, thanks. I've never lived close enough to attend one of these things... Now I can!


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Unread 06/06/2008, 06:27 AM   #17
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you dont need to bring anything except yourself.

I felt the need to add:


....also bring a cooler and lots of cash!


You'll want to bring something to keep the frags toasty and will be easy to carry. Some people sell frags in small bags (much smaller than your lfs), some in regular bags, some in disposable tupperware, and some (like me) in plastic containers you buy dirt cheap from the deli counter at the supermarket.

I always bring a nice size cooler and tape some heat packs to the lid since it could be quite a long time before you get them in your tank.

I should be coming to this swap, but I don't think I'll be ready to buy yet, although I'm looking for some good used equipment so who knows. I also may have some coral to sell since the rics and shrooms in my 100g fishless tub-o-rock seem to be doing quite well.

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Unread 06/12/2008, 05:29 PM   #18
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i just got confirmation that Anthony Calfo will be the speaker for the event.


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Unread 06/13/2008, 01:27 PM   #19
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Sweet!! His topics are always fun and interesting.


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Unread 06/13/2008, 02:48 PM   #20
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yea he is the best.funny and down to earth.i requested anthony personally and i was pleased he could make it.


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Unread 06/13/2008, 05:39 PM   #21
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thats one of the two I wanted to see.

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i just got confirmation that Anthony Calfo will be the speaker for the event.



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Unread 08/03/2008, 08:39 PM   #22
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well the donations are starting to add up .we got some nice stuff already and its still three months away.there is 38 people registered on fragswapper which is pretty good considering we are a few months from the event.everybody start growing out your frags and saving some money.LOL


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Coral Magazine Sept/Oct 2012

Current Tank Info: 180 gal SPS dominated display, 3 X 250 watt Radiums , lumenarc III minis , with VHO actinics, ETS downdraft skimmers, closed loops and 2 Tunze 6105 & 7095 controller,DIY calcium reactors DIY custom built sumps,since 1992
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Unread 09/18/2008, 12:49 AM   #23
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hey all i'm playing catchup for lost time, i haven't been to fragswapper yet but does anyone have any nice frag packs as i'm restarting from scratch. i'm looking for mostly softies/lps

and if anyone has some of the anathillia i've sold to everyone i'd like to get some back as i know it's a weed.
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Unread 09/18/2008, 07:50 AM   #24
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hey all i'm playing catchup for lost time, i haven't been to fragswapper yet but does anyone have any nice frag packs as i'm restarting from scratch. i'm looking for mostly softies/lps

and if anyone has some of the anathillia i've sold to everyone i'd like to get some back as i know it's a weed.
thanks
I have Green Nepthea, Neon Green Toadstool, Pink Toadstool, Green Devils Hand, White Sinularia Anthelia and some assorted Zoa's, None of my LPS have grown out enough to frag yet.


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Unread 09/18/2008, 04:37 PM   #25
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sounds like a nice start pm me some details

i went to fragswapper today i was hoping to see alot more eye candy i hope people are going to start listing more frag soon.

i might have some equipment to list since i'm converting to 1 tank.


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