Feeler; frag swopping event

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  1. lifestyle pets

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    Between me and Ian we have been working on a idea for a while and would like to get some feedback from all you reefers out there.
    This is our idea:
    We would like to host a event where anybody can bring their frags to our shop, each frag then gets numbered and put into one of our coral displays (we will empty a display) Then between all of you, you can swop and trade and barter as much as you want to. We will bag and tag the corals for everyone there. After this whatever frags are not traded or not wanted we can make a cash offer on them.
    The thinking is to do this over a 2-3 hour time frame on a Sunday morning. We as lifestyle pets will not charge anything for this and merely facilitate a swopping of frags for you guys as promotion for our wonderful hobby.
    We as a shop will also participate in the event and will have our own frags to barter with.

    So

    what do you guys think?
    will there be participation? any interest?
    Any ideas how we can do this more effectively?
     
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  3. Keanan

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    Thats an awesome idea!!!!
    Im sure lots of guys will be keen on this.
     
  4. Nemeziz_za

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    Thats a great Idea, something the LFS in Cape Town should consider as it will definitely drive traffic to your doors. @the Cape Town LFS

    Creative thinking there Lifestyle, good job.
     
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    Brilliant
     
  7. Toolboysa

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    Fantastic idea
     
  8. Gesiggie

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    That would be a great idea, however, would the corals be acclimatised to your holding tank?
    Also, would sharing a tank with ls from so many systems not hold a health risk?

    I woul keep them in their own containers they come in.
    Other than that, it would be something I would support if I was in the vicinity.
     
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  9. Albert Terego

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    I think it's a great ideas and I would participate.

    But please can you arrange it for a day after you have received new shipments, because although you don't want to make money out of an event like this, I for one would also like the opportunity to maybe get livestock at the same time:thumbup:
     
  10. lifestyle pets

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    Health risk are always a issue so we will make sure there is enough coral dip to go around. And of course we will organize after a big shipment, would not want to attract so many reefers and have nothing of monetary value to offer them:blush:.
    Great to see such a positive response we will start our planning immediately
     
  11. chas84

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    Great idea!
     
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    great idea, I would be there
     
  13. Charl_Stanhope

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    awesome idea. would love to attend one of the meets.
     
  14. Gerhard DP

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    Sounds really cool, would like to attend if possible
     
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    Thats a awsome Idea just keep us posted.
     
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    Great idea for the reefers. Of course the shop will not be purchasing or trading any frags from the reefers. This, as you know is against the law at the moment and will cause a load of issues.

    We really need to all get together to change this law. The sooner the better for all.
     
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  17. lifestyle pets

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    We will have someone there as a individual for our personal displays. hehe relax my good sir.
     
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    nice idea :)
     
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    I think it's a great idea
     
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    Great idea when we looking at starting it?
     
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