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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 5th 2010, 1:10 pm

So a local reef club forum that I frequent starting doing this a while back and it has been a huge success. Basically the idea is to "share the love" of a hobby we all take part in.

The bare bones of the idea is that someone starts it by posting up an item (usually a coral frag, but they have since moved on to equipment as well) that they can live without or that they feel they could pass on to someone else.

Everyone else then posts the words "share the love" in the topic to essentially enter themselves into a drawing for that item. At the end of usually a week, the original poster counts the totally number of posts in the thread and writes them down on a pieces of paper and draws a random winner that coincides with the post # in that thread.

At that point who ever is the winner gets what ever the prize was sent to them free of charge ( the OP paying for shipping) and then is responsible for doing the next Share the Love and passing on the shipping costs.

I just think it is a really cool way to share things without directly trading for them, especially since most of us are spread out across the US, even the the world, and our hobby is really in its infancy.

Anyways if you are interested in doing something like this please post in here to show your interest. If there is enough people on here interested I will be the first person to Share the Love. It will most likely be some strawberry anemones since they are finally starting to spread in my tank, and everyone seems to love them love



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Post by moto826 on October 5th 2010, 2:11 pm

o i need some strawberry nems but have nothing yet but will get in on this once i get the tank cycled
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 5th 2010, 2:49 pm

Lmk when your tank is ready, I'll start propagating the strawberrys so that there are plenty when everyone here is ready for them. Very Happy
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Post by ~ocean on October 5th 2010, 7:40 pm

That's very cool... I will definatly discuss this with PF!

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Post by Brent on October 5th 2010, 10:04 pm

Us Canadians are going to feel so left out if/when you guys do this. Wink
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 5th 2010, 11:38 pm

I'm not opposed to shipping internationally Smile
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Post by jared on October 6th 2010, 2:29 am

This sounds like a good idea to me. I would participate.
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Post by Brent on October 6th 2010, 6:02 pm

AquaticEngineer wrote:I'm not opposed to shipping internationally Smile

I'll take a rain cheque until I have a tank set up. c:
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2010, 7:27 pm

Great idea! Now to set up my tank Cool wink.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 7th 2010, 10:40 pm

Yeah its awesome, I actually just won this coral from a share the love last night. Gonna go pick it up this weekend Happy Dance


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Post by moto826 on October 7th 2010, 11:26 pm

sweet but cant see the pic
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 7th 2010, 11:28 pm

How bout now? D/L'd and re-hosted from my photo bucket.
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Post by Hero on October 8th 2010, 12:59 pm

I can see it. Nice specimen.

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Post by Brent on October 8th 2010, 2:10 pm

Looks nice! We'll require an FTS when you put it in your tank. Wink
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Post by Hero on October 10th 2010, 11:48 pm

Definitely.

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Post by ~ocean on October 20th 2010, 8:06 pm

Nice coral Very Happy

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