About ReefTrader

Welcome to ReefTrader!  Reeftrader is here to provide a convenient way to organize a frag swap for the clubs putting them on as well providing a way for the attendees to setup all of their trades/sales in advance.  We are passionate about the reef keeping hobby and are excited to see clubs and swaps listed on our site.  Please read our FAQ section for a guide on how to use the site.  If you have any problems, concerns, or suggestions please don't hesitate to send us a message at support@reeftrader.com Happy reefing!

Upcoming swaps

(Another) New FAQ on how to list photos

Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:40 PM

Another change to image uploading?!? Who are these jokers at ReefTrader?  Well, let me explain...

The Bad:

  1. We found out Imgur frowns on 3rd party hosting of images outside of their website, you can still link to photos there, but please be aware it goes against their terms of service.
  2. Google Photos just flat out doesn't work for 3rd party image hosting as we thought it did.  If this inconvenienced you, we're very sorry.

The Good:

  1. The FAQ for posting images (it's FAQ #3) has been updated with two new options that definitely work, are free, and are simple to use!
  2. We're persuing hosting images ourselves so that you will be able to directly upload your images to ReefTrader soon, we'll let you know when that happens of course.

We hope this helps you guys and gals as swap season starts to heat up here, again, sorry about any pain this has caused you!

Happy Reefing!

Help Keep ReefTrader Trucking

Friday March 10, 2017 9:24 AM

Do you like the service that ReefTrader.com provides?  Have you sold or bought a bunch of coral at a recent frag swap?  Please consider supporting ReefTrader.com to help keep the site up and running with continued improvement and development.  Your support would be much appreciated!  Even $1 per user would go a long way in covering our yearly costs.  You can can support ReefTrader.com here: http://www.reeftrader.com/support

A ReefTrader Tale

Tuesday October 4, 2016 10:58 AM

Hello 2017 Reeftraders!!

Reeftrader.com would like to thank you for using our service.  We hope that your experience with the website was a great one.  If you have any suggestions or feedback please email us at support@reeftrader.com              

We would like to give you a quick history lesson about Reeftrader.  Reeftrader got its start in 517A.D. at the request of King Arthur.  Arthur had thrown his First Annual Medieval Frag Swap in 516 A.D. and it turned out to be a big flop. 

Learning from his mistakes Arthur recognized the need to organize the trades and sales of coral using cutting edge technologies.   He tasked the Knights of Reeftrader to create what would eventually become Reeftrader.com .  The Second Annual Medieval Frag Swap of 517A.D. was a rousing success!

Few may know, but King Arthur was a bit of a penny pincher and instead of rewarding the creators of Reeftrader.com with treasure and riches, he only provided them with immortality.  Now, don’t get us wrong, immortality is cool and all, but it doesn’t cover the costs to keep Reeftrader running.  Thus, in 517A.D. the great tradition of asking the users of Reeftrader for contributions started.                

Any contribution you wish to make to is much appreciated and will go towards keeping the lights on at Reeftrader.com  .   Even a contribution of $1 from each user will go a long way.  So, please consider doing so.  Contributions can be made here: http://www.reeftrader.com/support   

Elon Musk and his Space X recently announced their plan to hold the First Annual Mars Frag Swap in 2018 and their intention to use Reeftrader.com .  Elon has promised to provide transportation to Mars for the creators of Reeftrader, but like King Arthur, he is not providing any riches to keep the website going.  So, with your support we hope to keep Reeftrader going well into the future!

Thank you to those that have already contributed to Reeftrader!

Please spread the word to your friends and clubs!  Learn from King Arthur and use Reeftrader.com as a valuable tool in organizing a successful frag swap!

We hope to be able to provide you with additional Reeftrader history as our story continues.



Contribute here: http://www.reeftrader.com/support

Streamline Your Trades

Monday February 15, 2016 9:52 AM

Tracking all of your sales and purchases from ReefTrader just got easier!  Forget those bulky paper printouts (unless you are into that), now you can mark a trade as complete on your mobile device.  Just go to the printable list (My Reservations --> Printable Reservations List) and you can mark each trade complete as it happens.  Now you just have to worry about not running into anyone while updating your list when walking around the swap... seriously, don't make me drop my coral.  

Additionally, if you are feeling generous (and we hope you are) please consider donating to ReefTrader to help us cover our hosting costs and further innovation.  http://www.reeftrader.com/support

Happy Reefing!

That's How It's Done!

Monday March 2, 2015 10:26 PM

Congratulations to the LEAR group and their wildly successful 2015 Frag Swap!  Attandance checked in at 858 people!!!  As for the pre-swap action that took place here on ReefTrader...  over $35,000 in reservations on a total of 1188 listings on Reeftrader.com. We look forward to next year's LEAR swap where we hope to beat those numbers!

You can revist all of the listings here: LEAR Frag Fest Listings

If you are a member of a club or group that puts on a frag swap type event, be sure to get in touch with us here at ReefTrader support@reeftrader.com  It's free and it's a great way to increase the excitement and participation at your swap.