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Fall Fest Community table/tank

Discussion in 'GIRS Events & Fests' started by beckerj3, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    We have done this at the last several Fests, and it was very well received, so we are doing this again!

    FREE GIRS Member fish, frags & equipment "community" table!


    This is a very simple thing to participate in:
    • You must be a GIRS Member (dues paid) - you can join/renew at the fest!
    • GIRS will provide table space and a 40 Breeder tank (with a light and heater) for any GIRS Member to bring anything they want to sell free of charge (meaning no % take, etc); fish, frags, inverts, equipment, rock, etc. Basically, anything you would sell if you had your own table, except you don't have to man your own table.
    • We will have a GIRS Volunteer manning this table and collecting & tracking payments
    • If you bring anything, you'll just need to sign in on a simple sign-in sheet with:
      • Your Name
      • Your "item prefix" which is just your initials
      • Phone Number (so we can contact you if someone has a question)
      • Your email & GIRS Username
    • Dry goods must be tagged (tags provided) which should include:
      • Item Number (your prefix + a number, like BC-01)
      • Item description
      • Item Price
    • Regarding the tank:
      • The tank will contain only a heater and freshwater - it's only there for temperature control.
      • Everything going into that tank must be bagged - nothing is to be placed directly into the tank water.
      • This tank is only for WYSIWYG fish, frags, and inverts.
      • The tank can also be used for pre-arranged sales/exchanges.
    • Tank Items should be marked! Just do what makes sense...like:
      • Mark your prefix (initials) and a number on the bag with a sharpie
      • Mark your price on the bag
      • Bring a list of your items on paper that has a short description, OR
      • Write down a description on paper that will be available
    • We ask that you don't abandon items. None of us want to take random stuff home, and we aren't going to give anything away if you don't want it. Pick them up before you leave, or designate someone to do that for you please!
    • You can collect payments for items you sell, or you can let GIRS collect the payment and you can pick up your $$ when you are ready to leave. We'll keep separate envelopes for each member.
    • You may bring items on behalf of someone else, but that's up to you to keep $$ separate - we'll attribute the tags and sales to only the person who physically brings the items. (essentially, you don't need to tell us whose stuff you are selling).
    Overall it is very simple - bring items, tag them, roam the fest, and pick up your $$ later.

    Please tell us if you are bringing anything, and how many items! We have additional space for more tables if needed
     
  2. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    Does anyone plan to bring anything for the community table? Anybody bringing any frags, fish, or inverts? We have a 40 gallon breeder tank to be filled with fresh water for this purpose with heater for temperature control. However, the tank is in Des Moines. If no one is planning to bring any frags, fish or inverts for it, I won't bother transporting it to Cedar Rapids.

    PLEASE post by Friday if you are bringing anything!!!
    @GIRS Member
     
  3. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    +728 / 5 / -0
    I have some equipment I plan on bringing. Nothing that needs a tank though.
     
  4. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    384
    Iowa City, IA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    I was wanting to bring a few frags but if we cannot find volunteers to work the table then it won't work and won't be worth the hassle of transporting it.
     
  5. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    +307 / 2 / -0
    Casey has a tank /setup he is going to bring from Cedar Falls.
     
  6. Jeff Nickels GIRS Member

    32
    Cedar Rapids
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    +15 / 0 / -0
    I will be bringing frags for the community table, and I volunteered to help with it.
     
  7. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    @Jeff Nickels@Jeff Nickels @Chief Reef@Chief Reef - are you guys bringing alot of frags? I'm wondering if they would fit in a 20g long - if someone had one available. It would be easier than the 40g that @ruggerkc@ruggerkc is planning to bring.
     
  8. Jeff Nickels GIRS Member

    32
    Cedar Rapids
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    That would be fine for me.
     
  9. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    384
    Iowa City, IA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    I'm bringing 4 frags I think. 20 long would be fine but does anyone have one for us to use?
     
  10. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    @ruggerkc@ruggerkc @Pygmey@Pygmey @mattman319@mattman319 - anybody got a 20g long that we could use for the community tank instead of bringing a 40g. Looks like 20g will be enough
     
  11. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Falls, IA
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    +77 / 1 / -0
    I have a 20 tall
     
  12. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    Based on only 2 people bringing frags - seems like 20g tall would work.
     
  13. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    384
    Iowa City, IA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    @beckerj3@beckerj3 sounds good! Just make sure the pump, heater, and light come along with it.
     
  14. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Falls, IA
    Ratings:
    +77 / 1 / -0

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    Actually I had a 20 long also
     
  15. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    Great. I forgot about a light. I have Bud's heater and pump. @ruggerkc@ruggerkc - do you have a light you could bring also
     
  16. Chief Reef Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

    384
    Iowa City, IA
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    There should be a 2 bulb t5 fixture from spring fest laying around somewhere @beckerj3@beckerj3
     
  17. ruggerkc Experienced Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Falls, IA
    Ratings:
    +77 / 1 / -0
    I got light heater and gyre
     
  18. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team Premium Member GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
    Ratings:
    +307 / 2 / -0
    Thanks @ruggerkc@ruggerkc . The 2 bulb fixture from bud''s setup was a 4' so I didn't bring it.
     

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