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10 years 3 months ago #25293 by wilpir
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And of coarse that beer box is empty!!  ;) ;D

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10 years 3 months ago #25292 by Kegger22
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easiest way to find me is what I tell everybody, look for Bob The Builder in the Miller box

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10 years 3 months ago - 10 years 3 months ago #25291 by kali
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That's how packed it was Kali. Kegger was right in front! LOL

i believe it bob .. :) b/c i aint see him anywhere . so i thought he had sold out all his stuff and drinking his beer somewhere
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10 years 3 months ago #25290 by sawboy2
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That's how packed it was Kali. Kegger was right in front! LOL

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10 years 3 months ago #25289 by kali
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congrats to bob and gcca..i went there about 11 and i can tell right the way that it will be a full house swap .
i pick up 10+2 free ( didnt asked for it) rainbow from plecopeter ( what a nice guys to deal with)
walking around a few time ,didnt see alot of vendor that i know ,
BTW kegger where were you table at? didnt see u there at all

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10 years 3 months ago - 10 years 3 months ago #25284 by sawboy2
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I am glad that everyone had such a great time.  With this being our first swap at this location I was really nervous.  My fears ran the table,  from walking into the room at 6:30 and finding the layout all wrong, to low turn out, and anything else ya could think of.

I want everyone,  club members and non club members know one thing.  This swap was very successful because of all the help I received that day.  Yes,  I found the spot,  and laid it out and talked to the hotel.  But the volunteers (club and non club members) that jumped in made it all go so smoothly.  So to those volunteers,  I would like to say THANK YOU!  I beleive the first hour had 700 people go through the doors.  That could not have happened if I didn't have as many early volunteers as I did.  At one point I had four people selling tickets!  A huge thanks to Mary, Don, Mike and Jenny who got crushed by the wall of people that hit them.  It was really something to see them selling tickets to 4 lines that went out the doors.  Vendors,  these are the people who got ya all those buyers.  ;)   Then,  we had Rebecca, Mike and Zoe running ticket sales until 1:00.  How is a club successful? When the President jumps right in, that's how.

Because of the volunteers,  I was able to let buyers in thru two separate areas.  Thanks here to Don, Shawn, Scott W, and Radek.  And we had 42 bags go thru the silent auction.  Thats a really good number.  Quite often,  I heard a lot of laughter coming from over there.  Steve and Scott (Wilpir) really OWNED that thing,  and made it work.  

And last,  but certainly not least,  a special thanks to Steve (Kegger).  Kegger was my right hand man throughout this whole process.  When I decided that this was the best venue,  Steve came out and measured the room in great detail with me.  Then over to his place where we brainstormed a layout. (By the way,  having a carpenter / contracter help do a layout is a bonus of unquantifiable value).  Then on the day of the swap,  he met me there at 6:30 to help me fine tune the room layout.  This was after he bagged up 70+ bags of fish and loaded up 300# of holey rock to sell.

So the swap was a huge success because of the team effort that went into it, starting all the way back in December.  And for that I say thank you everyone.

Oh yeah,  I knew I would forget something.  I would like to thank Shelley for helping me stay the course regarding a situation.  I made a decision and started to waver.  Shelley helped me stick to my guns.  Thanks Shelley!

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10 years 3 months ago #25282 by bloonguy
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WOW!
I had a great time!
My first time as a vendor and I did great. Only had 1 species left at the end of the day.
Donated a few bags to the silent auction.

Scored a great deal on some Cyps from some guy and his daughter just walking the floor trying to unload them. I saw the girl holding a bag with a really nicely colored tricolor cyp, asked her where she got them, dad turns around and says he's trying to unload them because of tank space issues. Negotiations ensue. Moments later I have 2M/3F for $35!!!! Looking at the pricelist from where he says he got them, and if he paid what he says he paid... they are wild fish!!!! Fat, healthy and beatiful in my 150g with the 5 I already had.

Also scored a great deal on 20 F1 yellow calvus. (THANKS John Oyer!!!)

Do we really have to wait until fall for the next one!? 
Great job and a big THANK YOU to Bob and all his helpers!!!!!

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10 years 3 months ago #25279 by aquaticclarity
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I picked up some killies:

F. sjostedti (blue gularis) the female dropped a bunch of eggs in her bag on the ride home!

F. spoorenbergi

A. elberti Bafole

A. exiguum BLLMC 05/10

A. puctatum

I also picked up two antique aquariums, some metaframe tops, and some old ceramic decorations.

One tank measures 28"x8"x12" and has a slate bottom. It has a full metal frame that's painted green with a "Jewel" label on the lower front frame. I think it's a 1940's science classroom tank. This one made my day!

The other tank is still on the truck but an eyeball measurement puts it at roughly 36"x12"x18". It's a one piece stand and tank were themetal legs of the stand come up and form the corners of the aquarium. The really cool thing about this tank are the feet which have a "split toe" design. Again, most likely a 1940's or 50's classroom tank.

Jeff

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

My fish list...

www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,274.0.html

www.aquaticclarity.com

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10 years 3 months ago #25276 by leej24
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I came home with:

4 L201s  -Plecopete
4 L199s  -Plecopete

12-L. caudopuncatatus -Teachskip
3-T. snyderae -Teachskip

3 pieces of driftwood - Jeff (aquaticclarity)

3 (1m/2f) -Red tail goodeids -guy selling homemade honey -don't remember his name
4 (2/2f) - F1 guppies -guy selling homemade honey -don't remember his name

I really wanted some of those Orange scribbles :(

Was way too tired to stay the whole time.  I really wanted to but the 4hr drive by myself was too much.

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10 years 3 months ago #25274 by dgarnier
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what a turn out - seemed like people just kept piling in.  Saw lots of new faces and the room set up seemed to work out really well.  Sold all the fish I really wanted to part with, only had 4 bags come home.  I wasnt planing on buying anything but  I did pick up 5 lynosi for 1$ and 9 half dollar marble angles for 10$

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