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If you have any suggestions on ways in which you think we could improve on the frag night process please post your ideas.

 

If they require any effort from the guys running it, then you'd better get some beers organised for us :rolleyes:

 

Chris

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You guys do a fantastic job, having seen it on the night and on-line now. :rolleyes:

 

I dont really think you could improve it that much. Maybe get the Mother colonies photo'd earlier in the evening if you know which ones are up for Fragging. Then you could speed up the process letting you all get home a little earlier.

 

Many thanks again for the last Frag night. :rock3:

 

Rocky.

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Hi Chriss, when you and the guys have picked a date stick to it, you all do a great job. You can,t please all of the people all of the time

all the best Jackie and Paul

p.s Thanks for all your efforts.

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Hi Chriss, when you and the guys have picked a date stick to it, you all do a great job. You can,t please all of the people all of the time

all the best Jackie and Paul

p.s Thanks for all your efforts.

 

 

Jackie, it's not to do with pleasing everybody, the date changes are to do with working around all of the organisers who need to be there in order to sucessfully run the frag night. I set a date and realised that I couldn't make it and vice versa for Chris and Ben.

 

 

Tony

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Jackie, it's not to do with pleasing everybody, the date changes are to do with working around all of the organisers who need to be there in order to sucessfully run the frag night. I set a date and realised that I couldn't make it and vice versa for Chris and Ben.

Tony

 

It wasn,t a dig at the organisers. more to the people who moan about not being able to make it, and asking if it can be changed. You all give up your time which is appreciated. All the best Jackie and Paul

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It wasn,t a dig at the organisers. more to the people who moan about not being able to make it, and asking if it can be changed. You all give up your time which is appreciated. All the best Jackie and Paul

 

No worries Jackie/Paul misinterpreted your post. :)

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Had a chat with a great guy today who came up with the idea of maybe a wish list for the night .Maybe a few weeks before hand start a list going and i will see if i can get them in .

 

 

jas

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ok great idea ill start the ball rolling green hystrix

 

 

Me too, green hystrix.

 

Rocky.

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Personally, I'm not keen on the concept of ordering-in specific corals to be fragged, it doesn't seem 'ehtically' correct to me.

 

Another problem I forsee is imagine something special is requested by a number of people, it comes in and gets fragged but they miss out on the piece by not getting their request in quick enough. The frag night has always operated on a first-come-first-served basis, I really belive thats part of the fun of it. If you start giving people the ability to pre-request corals they may get the impression that they are 'reserving a frag' which is not the case.

 

When we have posted photos a day or two before in the past, it's caused great confusion and dissappointment since people started 'requesting' pieces beforehand, again, expecting they would get a piece by default even without taking part in the frag night. There is also the time factor, the time taken to photograph the corals and do all the postings, I'm not sure Ben, Tony or myself have the time to commit to doing that. Additionally, we don't really know whats available until a few minutes before the photo is actually taken and posted, it really is that live. Something could easily have been sold earlier in the day and we have no idea of that until we start choosing corals on the night.

 

However, please feel free to let us know on the night the type of corals you are after and we will see what we can find, but also, use the chatroom to work out between you what you would like. For instance, it's unlikely a coral will get fragged for one person, we really like to have takers for at least half of the coral.

 

We try to select a variety of whats available and post them up, kind of 'drip-feed' them. We found by posting up too many in one go, it's too difficult to keep track of who's requesting what so we try to do no more than two or three at a time.

 

For the last couple of fragnights, the shop has been 'quiet', and with the change to do the actual fragging later in the week has meant that we have been able to get thru more than double the number of corals. Occasionally, something nice comes up but most if not all of it gets taken by those in the shop. When this happens I do try to look out for something similar and offer it on-line only, someones got to look after you :)

 

Anyhow, enough ramblings.

 

Chris

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I agree with chriss ,its more fun doing it on the night of the club meet and not by request days before as not knowing whats about to be picked for fragging has got to be more exciting than waiting for a coral thats on a list .The other thing to remmember is this is a club meet so keep it fun ,dont work too hard :):huh:

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Got one suggestion ,how about a stool for chriss must be murder standing still for so long ,oh yeh and how about Kelly Brook helping out :)

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Me too, green hystrix.

 

Rocky.

 

Ill have a piece of that too.

 

If this keeps up, maybe we can do it outside frag night.

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We like it just the way it is, either on line or at the shop its fun, also as we are still new to this, we tend to buy from seeing it or a picture, as the proper name doesn,t mean nothing to us. Its more a case if we like it we try to get a frag of it.

All the best Jackie and Paul

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Yeah, leave it as it is for the time being and if good ideas come up, we will keep that in mind.

 

Can you tie it in with Dole Money day lol.

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I would say the slight change of fragging the colonies later in the week makes the experience alot more enjoyable. There now seems to be alot more time available on the night and therefore more corals to chop up. The evenings seem alot more relaxed now,especially for the guys doing the work.

i like the idea of having a couple of "special" corals in but fully understand the reasons why it would be impracticale and immoral.

Just a tiny suggestion. Is there no way we could have the corals marked a few days before which would allow us to see whats going to be available on the night.

If Kelly brook is about i bags the base :D

Cheers

Martin

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We like it just the way it is, either on line or at the shop its fun, also as we are still new to this, we tend to buy from seeing it or a picture, as the proper name doesn,t mean nothing to us. Its more a case if we like it we try to get a frag of it. All the best Jackie and Paul

 

 

My idea

 

For persons new/ beginners to the world of reef keeping it would be good to attach the name and a quick brief care notes or key along side.

 

Light, water flow, position etc.

 

These care note could be typed up before hand and just copied and pasted when putting up the photo's

 

It will help people to decide if they have the right conditions and hopefully stop disappointments if the coral/s were to difficult or conditions correct.

 

Frag night brill, keep up the good work boys.

 

 

cheers

 

 

Mark

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