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Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Niall_jones on 04 Apr 2016 14:35

Hi All

We are going to try and arrange a frag swap and fresh water day some time in the coming months and we are looking to see what else we can arrange on the day.
All are welcome and it is not only for swapping frags.
Ejacob has kindly offered us a hotel that he manages in Carlow, I think this is great as it is closer to the center of the country, but we want to make it a little more than just frag swaps. Eoin has contacted Keelan in SH and he has agreed to host maybe some kind of talk on the day. So what else can we do to make this a fun day out?

Please offer up any ideas at all, remember the only bad idea is the one you dont submit so anything and every please.

I will post again once I speak to Eoin later.

Thanks

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Re: Frag Swap Day

Postby J.late on 04 Apr 2016 15:17

Can those who don't have anything to swap and are just starting into saltwater side still come.
I have none to swap but wouldn't mind buying some cheaper than in the shops, or getting a few bits that are left for free at the end of the day!
What hotel does ejocob manage? Will he do a discount if we stay the night?
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Re: Frag Swap Day

Postby Niall_jones on 04 Apr 2016 15:33

Hi J.Late

Yes i should have said, It is not only for people looking to swap, Its going to be open to all, maybe some people dont want to swap and just sell, that will also work and there will more than likely be people with equipment and maybe even fish and inverts on the day. So the more that come the better this will work out for everyone.
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Re: Frag Swap Day

Postby GarMc on 04 Apr 2016 21:54

Great Stuff!!!

I'd need a few weeks notice to get some good frags made up :D Put me down for a stall.
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Niall_jones on 04 Apr 2016 22:17

Ok. So I have amended this to include fresh water. As I only have marine fresh water this slipped my mind.

Eoin has made contact with Keelan in SH and he is happy to support us, he has also suggested getting in Coral Sea to see if they would like to get involved.

So some good progress has been made, as this is going to take considerable organising it is not going to be in the coming weeks more like months I would think.

Eoin has also suggested that if there where a number of people wiling to stay over in the hotel he could do something regards room rate agin very early on this.

So please post any ideas you might have for the day and we will add it to the list.
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby sparky on 04 Apr 2016 22:47

I'd certainly be interested in this. I'm sure that there going to be a lot of organising needed for this, and we can all help out any way we can with organising, advertising, labour, etc.
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Niall_jones on 04 Apr 2016 23:00

Thanks sparky, any ideas of anything you would like to see at it?
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Hammie on 05 Apr 2016 01:09

Being about 10 min from the house I'd love to go along!
Perhaps I'll dig around the house and see what I would have lying around that I could offer as swaps / sale items!!!! God knows there's enough there to start my own mini shop at this stage haha

Be good way to meet more lads who don't mind me talking about fish etc
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby sparky on 05 Apr 2016 08:00

Niall_jones wrote:Thanks sparky, any ideas of anything you would like to see at it?


Hey Niall,

A few talks during the day from sponsors, vendors, and subject matter experts would be good too. We could make this something similar to MACNA in the states (https://macnaconference.org/), maybe not quite as big... Going by the by.bet of people you see in seahorse most days of the week, it could certainly be a big event enough if organised well and advertised so everyone knew about it.

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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Niall_jones on 05 Apr 2016 09:53

Yea it would be good to have some talks on particular subject matters alright, and advertising would also be good, Maybe on FB and in SH?
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby sparky on 05 Apr 2016 10:07

Yea, sounds like a good idea. There's a Facebook form for Triton; may be able to get someone from Triton through there. I'd advertise everywhere you ca. some radio stations let you advertise for free (eg Q102 have their "Dublin Diary", Nova have a whats going on type announcements, 2FM have something similar.) Targeted advertising through Facebook, SH and any other LFS store (SH aint the only place in the country!!)

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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Mc Paul on 05 Apr 2016 11:43

As an idea
Everyone send a piсture with an aquarium before meeting. The pictures can be publucated here or directly on the meeting first couple of hours, visitors can voited for the most interestings tanks , first 3-5, which are more interesting. After the voiting complite, owners of the more interesting reefs make some presentation , and answer to the questions about how do they do it.
It's will be interesting to share the experience from successful reefers.
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby sparky on 05 Apr 2016 12:14

Good idea. Will also give everyone a chance to show off their tanks, and we all know how much we like to do that!!
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby Niall_jones on 05 Apr 2016 12:29

Really like that idea Mcpaul. Will keep note of that.
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Re: Frag Swap and fresh water day

Postby andrewo on 05 Apr 2016 13:16

Any chance of having it in Athlone just thinking more central.
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