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Fourth Annual NWRS / UPMMAS / LSMAC Frag Swap, March 17th

By Shane Graber - Posted Feb 06, 2012 06:00 AM
The members of NWRS are happy to announce our Fourth annual Frag Swap that will be held on March 17th at the Quality Inn (Holiday Inn), Rhinelander, WI. We are also pleased to say the Swap will again be co-hosted by our neighbors; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Marine Aquarium Society (UPMMAS) and Lake Superior Marine Aquarium Club (LSMAC).
  • Conference
  • Frag Swap
When Mar 17, 2012
from 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Quality Inn, 688 West Kemp St., Rhinelander, WI 54501
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The NWRS is a reef club based out of Rhinelander, WI.  Our membership covers a large area as far south as Wausau, WI and as north as Ontonagon, MI (UP).  The Upper Peninsula of Michigan Marine Aquarium Society (UPMMAS) membership covers the western half of Upper Michigan. The Lake Superior Marine Aquarium Club is centered in Duluth, Minnesota and their membership covers northern Minnesota and the northwestern portion of Wisconsin.

Both LSMAC & UPMMAS along with a newly formed club Central Wisconsin Reef Society will have club frag tanks (for their own fund raising) at our event.  Our event is growing in both attendees and area reef club participation.  Inviting our "neighbor" clubs to get more involved in our swap does more than improve the event.  It gives our clubs the opportunity to have co-meetings, other events like speakers and most importantly everybody can make new friends from different areas.

Where: Quality Inn (Formally Holiday Inn), Rhinelander, WI.

When: Saturday, March 17th, 10:00am - 3:00pm cst. (Coral Trader setup, Friday, 4:00 - 8:00pm & Saturday, 8:00 - 10:00 am)

Why Attend: The 2012 swap will be bigger and better than last year.

Speaker: Our own Kevin Kohen will be doing a presentation.

Reef Q&A Table: Featuring Kevin Kohen (LiveAquaria Director), Matt Petersen (Expert Fish Breeder & Coral Magazine), Steve Krogh (LiveAquaria) & more to be added!

Coral: The Coral Swap will have an amazing selection of coral, all at tremendous prices for you to purchase from our Traders—all coral experts, in their own right, always willing to answer questions and give you suggestions on how to take care of your coral purchases.

Silent Coral Auction: Again this year, one of our major sponsors Foster & Smith’s Live Aquaria is donating coral from Diver’s Den for our silent auction.

Divers Den Coral: Drs. F&S LiveAquaria will be allowing attendees to preorder from their Divers Den and pickup your items the day of our event. You can save shipping charges on any item that is normally shipped from Drs Foster & Smith Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility in Rhinelander Wisconsin.  Now is your chance to purchase that Coral(s), Fish, Clam or Invertebrate, and the money you save on shipping, you can spend on Frags at the Swap!  Ordering information and updates can be found HERE.

Drs. Foster & Smith Retail Store will be offering a 10% discount on dry-goods & live-goods purchased the day of our swap! Detailed information, the map/coupon and helpful shopping hints can be found: HERE

Receive and Win Great Items: There are 4 ways in which attendees and coral traders can receive or win great items!

  1. Free Goody Bags to anyone who registers as an attendee.  The giveaway items are of limited quantity and are on a "first come - first receive" basis.
  2. Coral Trader Gift certificates Drawing.  The drawing will be held at 11:30 (so don't be late) and is free to all attendees.  The certificates can be redeemed at the Coral Traders Table.
  3. Door Prize Drawings will be held at 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30 cst.
  4. Grand Prize Drawing will be held at 3:00pm cst.  The grand prize will be a pair (2) of Vortec MP10w ES.  Other prizes to be announced.


Any questions or help regarding the Swap Meet will be answered promptly by contacting: or


If you are interested in joining NRWS you can get information on becoming a member: HERE

Any questions about NWRS or joining our club will be quickly answered by contacting our club or

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