April 20, 2013 - Richardson Texas: Our club had the first frag swap of the year inside the community room of the St Barnabas Presbyterian Church on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. About 100 people or more converged on the swap to buy, sell, and trade corals.
As previously stated, our frag swaps have come a long way from what I attended a decade ago. Gone are the tables full of small bags of water, replaced by aquariums lit with LED fixtures to showcase the abundant selections available
Updated 04-21-2013 at 08:15 PM by melev
During the month of December, if you sign up for Next Wave you could win a frag pack that contains these five corals:
Hollywood Stunner chalice (from DennisF)
Sunset Montipora (from David Washington)
Mixed Zoanthids, Lunar Eclipses (from Josh)
Pink Lemonade acro (from Matt)
Blue Cespistularia (from Marc)
If you've already signed up, you are already entered. You won't be left out. Anyone that registers during December is eligible to win this frag
Last weekend, our club had it's semi-annual frag swap. This one is open to members and guests. One thing that I've noticed over the years is how progressive these events are becoming. The first few that I attended, you had corals in about a cup of water in a ziplock bag, lying on a table. If you were lucky, the name and price was written on the bag with a sharpie. A couple of people would go to a lot of trouble to bag their corals up in a professional manner, floating their corals upside down
This month, our club meeting featured a visiting speaker. Steven Pro talked to us about lighting, delving into some of the more specific features that we should consider. It was interesting, such as why some bulbs are blue while others are not. He pointed out that a bulb with a lot of blue is actually a bulb without reds and yellows.