General National Meet Up Planning/details Thread

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  1. Sam Parker

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    Nothing filling about it, barely even an appetiser
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    @Wrangy maybe you should provide the details - what is the scientific name of the fish ?
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    <smacks cricket bat in hand> Someone better start talking.
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  4. Wrangy

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    OH ha ha! You're all hilarious!! :rofl

    Rob a few weeks ago Dave got in a tiny little fish that is from a family of fish I adore! And I decided not to get him as I was buying my upgrades at that point in time so I said if he ever got another when the funds were right I'd snap it up :)

    Now along with most of my fishlist that came in on Thursday night, along with the gold rhomboid I have half paid off in the acro tank he got another one in! A teeny tiny little plectranthias longimanus, this little guy:
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    Who I not only think is adorable as he's the size of a Jelly Belly jelly bean but I don't think I would be copping NEARLY as much grief if the price tag wasn't what it was.... lol $350 :dead and because even though that's what it is and it's tiny and I'd probably rarely see it lol I still want to get the little guy!

    So because of this, everyone has made fun of me aallllllll bloody weekend :cry:banghead:rage

    bastards.... :rofl
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    Are you screwing with me about the price of that? Seriously? $350?!?!?!?

    HI FIN PERCHLET PLETRANANTHIAS ENERMIS $12.00USD And that's the shipped price landed in New York City, what I pay for one from my Philippine supplier.

    Here's the retail price that you'd pay here in the USA:

    http://www.nyaquatic.com/geometric-pygmy-hawkfish/
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  6. Wrangy

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    Geometrics are my favourites :( lol but I'll happily get this little guy because I'm completely insane haha
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    @ReeferRob P. inermis is the more common cousin and, as you have correctly identified, is relatively cheap.

    I don't want to be seen to be justifying Dom's, somewhat deranged, decision to purchase this fish but, to be fair, P. longimanus is a much rarer catch and, as such, could be worthy of a higher price.

    I would hate to think what the price per kilogram would be :eek

    And, I can't see it stopping anytime soon :D
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    Just checked my 2 other suppliers, Australia and Kenya, yep, P. longimanus is a tad more expensive, $63 landed here in the USA, so that equates into $180USD ea retail. I never really paid attention to them before, I try to get the others all the time and never get them. And as for the per kilo price, about $350,000/ kilo!! :stop:dead
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  9. Rob

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    Did we end up with a Frag thread ? I still have 3 brownish sticks and the duo red/green monti frag. Although the red has overgrown the green
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    My booger size frags are still booger size. Yes mine are brownish , I killed my red cap as it fell onto one of the boogers, but it came back , thankfully!! My blue tenius is blueish.
    All alive and all highly challenging!!!
    Would be keen to show off my browns if you start the thread.
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    I would be too embarrassed to start a thread.... showing off -well not too much

    I did get some good memories of the day though :)
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    Lol, fish and chips in the car park was the first thing that came to mind when I read your post. And then the ice breaker at Sams came next... happy days!
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    Mine all Died from an alk drop from going away :(
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    My red monti ran over the top of the green one too.
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    Damn Commie Reds, still can't trust them!!! :D
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    I had the red grow over the green as well, lost a couple but I have the Monti and another stick that has recently started colouring up.
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    My green is building a great footing, the red is hanging in there.
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    With the talent of the group its interesting that none really took off. Oh btw im not refering to me in terms of talent as any frag i have goes brown.
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    Mine didn't make it - the plane trip didn't help, nor did my relatively new tank.

    @Rob ,don't forget that these were all fresh cut frags with no opportunity to start to heal before being transferred into a wide range of tank conditions. Unfortunately, I think there was a fairly high probability that not many would survive.
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    I get Montiporas from Bali all the time, I think the shit could survive a dip in the crapper/dunny/shitter. Although, I do have one customer that kills it regularly. I think he takes it out and looks at it under a microscope and forgets to put it back.
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