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Reefkeeping Events: What's Happening in Your Area?

By Advanced Aquarist Readers Posted Nov 14, 2007 07:00 PM Pomacanthus Publications, Inc.
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Marine Aquarium Society of Ventura County, California First Annual F.R.A.G. Swap

Date: December 1, 2007
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: 1891 Goodyear Avenue, Suite 612, Ventura CA 93003
Website/Contact Information:


Remember the days when everyone brought coolers full of corals, burgers and dogs were cooked to perfection by volunteers, people talked about our hobby over frosty beverages (responsibly of course), and you left feeling like you truly scored some great stuff? We believe it's possible to bring back that great vibe!

On December 01 (12:00pm) we will open the doors to a 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse for some good old fashioned frag swapping. We're trying our best to keep this event like the classic frag swaps of past.

Here's what you can count on from this event:

  • Great prizes raffled off after Brad (our President of Vice) finishes each beer!
  • All the burgers, dogs and chips you can eat (please consider a $3 donation to our club).
  • SPS, LPS, Zoanthids, Hardware and just about anything else you could want for your aquarium!
  • Great deals!! (What's the point in a swap if you can have it delivered to your door from the latest Ultra-Mega-Reef-Farm-Warehouse-Superstore for less?)
  • A wonderful time!!

We need your help!!

  • We need some of the local growers/backyard hobbyist who are dedicated to promoting this hobby because they love it and want to share (you know who you are).
  • We need people to contribute to a potluck because Reefers cannot survive on burgers and dogs alone.
  • Spread the word! This IS the BEST way to stock your tank!


  • A warehouse with electrical outlets galore!
  • Free WI-FI (PayPal!!)
  • Ray promises to raffle off a full-body seaweed and wheat germ wrap to one really lucky prize winner!!
  • PLENTY of Free parking

Please note: There will be limited commercial vendor space so please PM (private message) any of the following MASVC members for details at

  • blown63chevy
  • abendx
  • d0cdave
  • cayecaulker

If you've ever wanted to attend a classic frag-swap, want to sell/trade some coral or hardware, or just want to hang out with people who have similar interests, come by. Everyone is welcome!!

The Manhattan Reefs Fall Frag Swap

Date: Sunday December 9th
Time: 10AM – 6PM
Place: Pace University, NY
RSVP Required
Website: Manhattan Reefs

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. James Fatherree
  • Dr. James Cervino

And as usual, admission includes:

  • Manhattan Reefs Frag Auction
  • Reef Pest Inspection Station
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Livestock vendors
  • Several group buys
  • Food, snacks, soft drinks
  • Baggies, rubber bands, warmed saltwater

Due to University security requirements, you MUST preregister by RSVPing. You must pay in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door.

Hope to see you there!

Marine Aquarium Expo, Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2008

The First Annual Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) is a TWO DAY EVENT at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center (Costa Mesa, CA) April 5-6 2008!


Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, April 5th 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 6th 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Calendar Information

Event Information:

  • Over 100 exhibitor's booths!
  • Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Exhibitors
  • Livegoods/Drygoods for sale throughout the building
  • 8 major Speakers lined up! (4 per day)
  • Multiple Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Children's Petting Pool and education area (pending)
  • Frags! Frags! and more Frags! need I say more?

Admission: Adults $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Children 12 & under are Free!

MAX is held in Building #12, (22,000 sq. ft. fully-enclosed, air-conditioned exhibit hall). An adjoining 7,000 sq ft. covered courtyard will host much of the peripheral activities (speakers, workshops, raffles, seating area, etc.). This greatly enhances the space available inside building 12 for commerce. In other words: More room for everyone!

HUGE RAFFLE at the end of each day! Special Note: 50% of ALL Raffle Proceeds will go to 10 select public charities, all of whom are participating in MAX either directly or indirectly. (some represented by hobbyists doing a workshop on behalf of the charity)

This is a VERY family-oriented event, so please plan on bringing the entire family for a weekend of spectacular exhibits, speakers, workshops, displays, and other entertainment. Great food, clean restrooms, even a seating area.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this event is expected to attract over 3,000 hobbyist from all over the United States! Participating vendors and attendees alike are coming from all parts of the country. In fact, MAX is soon to become the largest event of its kind in the entire North American continent in terms of overall attendance. You don't want to miss this one!

For more information, visit us at:

Contact Information:

Kevin T. Adams, MBA, Promoter
"Marine Aquarium Expo 2008"
8072 Central Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 530-1094 office
(714) 260-6660 cell

(please note: MAX is not affiliated with any club organization)

International Marine Aquarium Conference '08, May 30-June 1, 2008

Just Imagine...a weekend where you can see live presentations by the most widely known, well-respected authors and lecturers in the marine aquarium hobby.


At the International Marine Aquarium Conference the speakers will be covering all the latest information and research on marine aquarium fish, corals and invertebrates. Meet with them socially, see exhibits by some of the foremost manufacturers and dealers in the aquarium hobby, and get some great deals on conference specials.

IMAC is open to ALL hobbyists . You do not have to belong to a marine aquarium society or even own a reef tank to attend, just be interested in learning more about this fascinating hobby. IMAC is a non-profit venture by hobbyists for hobbyists to insure the continuation of an annual educational event for aquarists, at a reasonable cost.

Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or just a beginner, IMAC is something you need to take in. And IMAC is put on each year by the same people, so if you attended IMAC in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007 you know the high quality of the show that we will put on.

IMAC 2008 will take place in Chicago, Illinois, USA - May 30, 31 and June 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago IL:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018, USA

For more information, visit or contact Dennis Gallagher.

MACNA XX, September 5-7, 2008

Presented by Atlanta Reef Club and MASNA, MACNA is the largest hobbyist marine conference in North America. New aquarium products, vendors will often wait until MACNA to release new products into the hobby. Hobby professionals, you will have a chance to meet and mingle with professionals in the hobby like Eric Borneman and Anthony Calfo. A chance to be at a conference with hundreds of other people just as obsessed with aquariums as you are.


We have selected the Westin Peachtree Plaza as the host hotel for this event. It is the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere. Our negotiated room rate is $119.00 per night with discounted parking. Everyone that stays in the hotel will be given free internet access from their rooms.

This 73-story tower, topped by the revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, graces the heart of Atlanta. Connected to AmericasMart, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, is steps from CNN, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome.

Contact Information:

1266 West Paces Ferry Rd.
Suite 194
Atlanta, GA 30327
FAX: 860.540.2351
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