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Jon Swanson here from the E.O. Smith High School Coral Project here!

I wanted to reach out to the nano-reef community to extend an invite to you all to come out to the 7th annual Frag Farmer's Market in Storrs CT on March 8th 2014.  An offshoot of the coral aquaculture project I work on with students at the high school I teach at (www.eosmithcoralproject.org), the FFM has grown into the biggest "swap" in the Northeast, bringing together some of biggest names (Jason Fox, Hiller, Pacific East, etc..) alongside a ton a of hobbyists who sell off their own homegrown frags.  If anyone is in the area, please come out and check it out.

I am also looking for more hobbyists (and shops) to set up at the FFM.  The whole idea behind the event has always been to give the little guy a low cost-low stress "show" venue to be able to sell their corals at and make a few $.  My thinking being that if the hobbyist has the chance to make a few $ fragging, they are more likely to grow, frag, and distribute aquacultured corals.  Anyway, if anyone is interested in coming out to sell, shoot me a PM and I can give you details on set-up and such.  Last year we had over 500 people come out and almost 40 "vendors" and it keeps growing every year!

Let me know if you have questions!

-Jon Swanson

 



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The FFM looks to be HUGE this year.  I already have more than 40 "vendors" coming out to sell for the day and that is where we finished last time!  It is definitely worth a trip out to Storrs to check it out this year if you have never been.



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Sounds great! I would come,except that I'm busy!



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Too bad, you should clear your plans.  It is by far the best swap I have been to in terms of corals and the prices. 



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Wow, thanks for picking that up for me!



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omgomgomg I'm participating!


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Glad to have you on board!  It looks to be a great FFM this year.



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As of two days ago the vendor spots for the FFM are all FULL, which is crazy because we are still two month's out.  I will have a whopping 50 people selling coral set-up for the day.  Doing a little quick math, that is.... ALOT of corals!  If only I knew some people who would love to see a ton of different corals for sale at super cheap prices...

 

I'm putting the list together of vendors and should have it cleaned up and ready to post in a few days!



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Ill be there!



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Okay, I think I have it...FINALLY

Here is the seller list for the FFM!
I apologize now for screwing up someone's name and definitely someone's home state. I might have guessed on one or two...
Happy reading!

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10sojs - CT
A+A Corals (Formerly- Anthony27) NYC

AC Corals CT

Aquadreams MA
Aquatic X-celelnce NJ
aznnutty's saltwater connections OH
Capcept/BfishLpond78/FRivera CT
CDMAS Sponsor NY
Chriskid CT
Colorful corals NY
CullyisGully LI
Dankacedium MD
Designer Corals CT
Dvetran CT
E.O. Smith Coral Project CT
Emessier CT
Exotic Fish and Corals CT
Exotic Reef Creations MD
Fins Aquarium NY
Frank180Reef MA
Gotham Aquatics NYC
Greg Hiller BRS
Hammer NH
ijamcorals MD
Jason Foxx MD
jgraz NJ
knockOUT Aquatics LLC PA
Kwong1998 NYC
Love the Reef BRS
Mass Reef Care MA
Matt Spaulding VT
MetroKat NY
MO~Idol (Steve) NYC
MrsDubs NYC
Pablo NYC
Pacific East Aquaculture MD
Phil Quindara NY
R+R Aquatics NYC
Reef Creations NYC
Sassawrasse CT
Shayna 123 CT
Shector/Bubbabobobbrain CT
Smiz NY
Suicideissleep CT
The Coral Reef CT
Tinygiant (Chris) NH
Upstate Corals NY
UsefulIdiot CT
Vermont Aquatics VT
xclusive corals NJ
Zooanthids.com UT
Zybergoby NY



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Great by far the best frag swap Ive been to Ill be there!!!



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Need to make a FS thread for this swap.


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Too bad I don't still live in CT.....it's been about 10 years now haha.  Wish I could come for sure though!



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MOAR FRAGS MUHAHAHAHAH

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Nice!  What is the pink/green "ball" in the center?



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Leptastrea.

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I will be there this year again. I have over 200 frags. A large variety of zoas, some micromussa, pink birdsnest, pink/orange/green chalice.., pocillipora, a really nice Bright Red lobo, some favia colonies.. etc.

i will have to snap a picture in the next day or so :)

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Tiny, do you set up the night before? I'm new to this and hope not to have a tank full of cloudy water. Any way to prevent this?

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It's like 2.5hrs away. I just setup when I get there. Shouldn't. Get cloudy if you don't bring sand in the setup. I just bring a small tank with about 5g of water. I have a neat little setup. With a tiny 1g sump that I put a heater in. There are a bunch of different methods. I might have pics of my frag setup on here somewhere

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Pictures of the frag racks.. I was just in there tossing more new frags in so some things might be newly fragged or just annoyed with me :P


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Green Monti digi
Orange Monti digi
orange Monti cap
Chili Pepper Monti cap
Pink Birdsnest
Purple Sponge (from Jason Fox)
Green Pocilipora damicornis
Green Micromussa
Blue Ridge coral
Green Hydnophora rigita
Purple Blasstomussa wellsi ($20ea)
Pink/Orange Chalice ($20ea)
Green Star Polyps
Red Mushrooms
Magic Mushroom
Liams Clove Polyps

and a HUGE assortment of different zoas. I just fragged up some blue tubs, RDPE, neon Pinks, Mohawks, Lord of the rings, rasta.. etc prices vary on the zoas.

I also have some good sized pieces too of red/green lobo and green favias.

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Here is the updated list for the FFM "vendors."  There have been a few changes and a few additions.
10sojs CT
AC Corals CT
Anthony NYC
Aquadreams MA
Aquatic X-celelnce NJ
AZNnutty's Saltwater Connections
Capcept/BfishLpond78/Franky Rivera CT
Chriskid CT
Colorful corals PA
CullyisGully NY
Dankacedium MD
Designer Corals CT
Dvetran CT
E.O. Smith Coral Project CT
Emessier CT
Exotic Fish and Corals CT
Exotic Reef Creations MD
Fins Aquarium NY
Frank180Reef MA
Gotham Aquatics NYC
Greg Hiller BRS
Hammer NH
Headie Corals CT
Health Pets CDMAS
ijamcorals MD
Jason Foxx MD
jgraz NJ
John Verga NY
knockOUT Aquatics LLC PA
Kwong1998 NYC
Love the Reef BRS
Mass Reef Care MA
Matt Spaulding VT
MetroKat's Sassy Frags NY
MO~Idol (Steve) NYC
Pablo NYC
Pacific East Aquaculture MD
Phil Quindara CDMAS
R+R Aquatics NYC
Reef Creations NYC
Renegade Reefers NYC
Sassawrasse CT
Shayna 123 CT
Shector/Bubbabobobbrain CT
Smiz NY
Suicideissleep CT
The Coral Reef CT
Tinygiant (Chris) NH
Upstate Corals NY
UsefulIdiot CT
Vermont Aquatics VT
xclusive corals NY
Zooanthids.com UT
Zybergoby CDMAS

This is only the coral vendors and I will "release" the other vendors when I finalize the list!