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Old 11/02/2010, 11:40 AM   #51
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What happend here ??? Everyone sounded so in to this and then it just died ? come on guys lets make this work. We need more people ! I don't have much I can offer right now but I have offered now lets see what you can come up with...

Unfortunately this is the same road block I have encountered for the last several years.We have attempted this before as you guys know along with some really attractive member benefits such as a trip to Atlantis aquarium,with the members getting a nice discount and really only got a few interested parties in most instances.I believe for something like this to work it needs to be promoted heavily for months or longer .Same scenario with the swaps prior to me jumping on board.The turn out and attendance was sparse at best.I start promoting these swaps 4 to 6 months prior to the event to generate enough interest to draw a crowd.I believe the PIF program is a great thing for the society and members but to bring it to realization some promotional work may be needed.A thought that may help is to invite a couple local clubs to join the program.possibly,NJRC,Upstate NY,etc.. if they do not have a program started of there own.


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Old 11/02/2010, 11:55 AM   #52
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Dan, I do agree with the need to promote this more. Just need to think of how.


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Old 11/02/2010, 03:36 PM   #53
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IMO I'd do 2 mass emails...one asking for starters, then a second one in a week or so announcing the starters that are available. It just needs to get rolling...it's an excellent idea.


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Old 11/02/2010, 06:55 PM   #54
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IMO I'd do 2 mass emails...one asking for starters, then a second one in a week or so announcing the starters that are available. It just needs to get rolling...it's an excellent idea.
it could not hurt. I'm sure not everyone in the club knows of this post and hardly anyone goes to the clubs site.


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Old 11/10/2010, 11:43 AM   #55
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Sorry I've been absent guys, getting my tonsils out in about 3 weeks and I have a lot to think about. I'm not sure why this is fizzling since the members of the club stand to gain quite a bit here. My advice to everyone would be not to be intimidated, you don't really have anything to lose. If you get a coral and it dies or doesn't grow I promise we're not going to lynch you lol.


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Old 11/10/2010, 11:45 AM   #56
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If nobody minds that i can't pay dues till january (I don't carry credit cards or use paypal). I have three frags of the pre-hurricane ora tort ready to go right now. I'll get Al to list it on the ncpars site.


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Old 11/10/2010, 03:52 PM   #57
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whats the next step? I'm still in.


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Old 11/10/2010, 05:15 PM   #58
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Ok I'll add it Tony


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Old 11/10/2010, 05:29 PM   #59
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Next step?
If you see anything you would like all you have to do is request it from the grower and once the grower agrees to give you the frag just let me know so that I can update the file. Same thing happens if someone requests a frag you have offered.

Its been quiet but its still up and running as promised. Hopefully we will see more activity soon.

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Old 11/10/2010, 05:32 PM   #60
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Here is the webpage.

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Old 11/15/2010, 09:29 AM   #61
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Ok guys Tony and I have broke the Ice. I picked up a tort from him yesterday. So now you all know this is real, Can not post a pick because I don't have a working camera. But it is a nice frag about 1 1/4" looks just like a Cali Tort to me with out the green. It will be quite awhile be for I will be able to offer any frags of it. But once they grew out I will be returning to favor to someone else. So lets get on board here. I know there are a lot of really great tanks out there and this is a opportunity to help some fellow reefers and the oceans. I have herd lots of people say they think this is a good Idea but see very few doing anything to make this work. I know there has been a few people who have extended offers of coral to get this rolling. And would like to thank you for this. Al has done a wonderful job at setting up the spread sheet and is willing to do the work. Tony and I have set an example. This is a good Idea, And can work but we need for more involvement.


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Old 11/15/2010, 10:12 PM   #62
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plenty more to go around guys lol


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Old 11/19/2010, 08:09 AM   #63
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My yellow acro is available if anybody interested I just haven't gotten my act together yet. I tryed opening that file but didn't see a way to edit/save. I was never given an official "name" of it, it's just a supper bright yellow/green acro. The photo is someplace on my PC...I have too much going on to even mention right now, but anybody that wants to come to me for a piece of it, I can get atleast 2 at this point...maybe a 3rd.


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Old 11/19/2010, 08:11 AM   #64
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I'll add it fizz. Thank you for your donation.
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Old 12/05/2010, 10:34 AM   #65
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Soooooo is there some good reason why the same people who buy corals from each other won't take them for free? lmao


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Old 12/05/2010, 02:59 PM   #66
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im down with free frags, i just dont think i have anythng too "desireable" to add to the up for grabs list. I'd much rather wait until I have some good stuff handed out before i start taking some frags. I have plenty of zoo frags and other softies (around 70 frags ready to go) if anyone was interested in those types i can post a list of what I have available. I just assumed nobody would be interested in those types. Let me know what you guys think.


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Old 12/05/2010, 10:58 PM   #67
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I would be on board with this too as it is a really good idea! I just cant right now because I am not currently a paid member of ncpars, and as I am recently graduated and still unemployed it might be a little bit until I can contribute to this as a paying member.


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Old 12/06/2010, 07:53 AM   #68
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My zoa production has been sub par. I don't know why they don't like my tank. I know I have alk and calc issues that are causing some SPS RTN here and there, but the zoas seem to take more offense to it than the SPSs. I won't take a pay it forward coral until I know I'm stable and will be able to GROW it. I need to get my CA back on-line..with a pH monitor this time.


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Old 12/06/2010, 11:35 AM   #69
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Well I am sure things will pick up eventually. Even though there is a lack of activity, the program is still up and running and I am still accepting donations to the program. Until then I'll continue to wait patiently and keep the spreadsheet up to date.


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Old 12/06/2010, 11:52 AM   #70
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This will take years to develope.Do not get discouraged,you guys did the hard part already and got it going.Building on this and keeping the topic fresh will help.I for one will be donating corals(bling!!!) also but I am not ready either.Good work Al,Tony and others involved.Its another positive for the club and coral conservation so its a win/win


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Old 01/30/2011, 12:37 AM   #71
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I know this thread is almost two months old but, I am Going to bring this to the top again because it's a great idea.
I'm not always very active on the boards but I do try to make it to all swaps. I will be emailing al and letting him know I am interested in participating and which coral I will be offering up. when I decide I will post a pic in this thread.
Good luck to all who are going to join in on the fun and grow some corals to give and receive.


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Old 01/30/2011, 10:38 AM   #72
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I have sympodium I can add to the list. It may take another month to get a frag off of it though.


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Old 02/01/2011, 12:02 AM   #73
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Sweet Jon! Al, add my aussie hulk table to the list. Sanjay told me at the swap a few days ago that his frag has grown into one of the nicest acros in his tank.


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Old 02/01/2011, 08:21 AM   #74
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Okay. Thanks

Adding sympodium to soft coral and Aussie Hulk Table to acro


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Old 02/02/2011, 10:53 AM   #75
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I am really interested in getting involved in this as I like the idea of club members sharing vs. selling to each other. I have even done things like barter electrical/carpentry work for frags when able which helps everyone out. I looked at the rules of this PIF program; do I need to be a payed member to participate? What would be some examples of corals that are "desirable" at this point in time? My experience is in mostly softies, ricordia, lps and limited SPS. Was thinking about some nice acans or something. I will try to pick something up soon and post pics for everyone.


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