4th Annual Middle Tennessee Reef Club (MTRC) Frag Swap - January 19, 2008

What: 4th Annual MTRC Frag Swap
January 19, 2008. 12:00 - 4:00pm Central Time.
Where: Pleasant Green Recreation Center in Goodlettsville, TN. A map and directions are on the poster.

Admission Fee:
Admission is $5 for the general public or $3 if you can show current membership in a reef club. The event is FREE for MTRC members and children under 12. Each person admitted will receive a coupon for a free appetizer at the Aquarium Restaurant at Opry Mills (while supplies last) and a door prize ticket.

Table Fee:
The table fee is $25 for a full table, and $15 for table. Each reef club that is sending members can have one table for free for their club members. To arrange for a table, contact the Reef Central member "crumbletop."

Raffle Tickets:
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $1 each or 25 for $20.

Our special guest speaker, Dr. Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. will be speaking on the state of the world's coral reefs and some things we, as hobbyists, can do to help preserve them.

Please visit our sponsors page at http://www.mtrc.org/meetings/fragswap/sponsors.html.

Next Wave 2008 - January 26, 2008

The Dallas / Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society (DFWMAS)
Next Wave 2008
January 26, 2008 - 9am - 5pm

Everyone is encouraged to attend Next Wave 2008! -- Think of this conference as going to Reefkeeping College for a day. Five speakers are being flown in to instruct attendees on successful saltwater care. After each presentation, which will be in the form of slides, PowerPoint, or video, attendees can ask questions from the speakers about the subject being discussed. Don't miss your chance to gain knowledge that will last you a lifetime!

Speakers for this great event are:

  • Dr. Mac - Aquaculture
  • Dr. Frank Marini - Fish Breeding
  • Dr. Sanjay Joshi - Maintaining Large Tank Systems
  • Adam Blundell - TBA
  • Chris Brightwell of Brightwell Aquatics - TBA

Please note that this year there will be a dress code requirement. The Rolling Hills Country Club asks that everyone wear pants or jeans, with no holes or rips. Collared shirts are preferred, but if you do choose to wear a t-shirt, it should be nice. NO ball caps. Sorry guys.

You have the option to pay registration with or without lunch, and coffee, tea, and water will be available all day. Parking is free. The day will end with our famous raffle, and we are sure you won't want to miss that! Raffle tickets will be for sale during the lunch session and before the raffle.

This year we will be drawing a special ticket for a free trip to MACNA XX (see website for details.) We are accepting your reservations now. Primary DFWMAS members are eligible for one free lunch. Family members must pay $10 for their lunch. If you wait, the prices will increase as follows: Dec. 1st through Dec 31st: $45 with or without meal for DFWMAS members; $55 with meal and $45 without meal for non-members. After Jan. 1st: $55 for everyone and no lunch included. So register online now and save up to $20. Not enough to convince you to come? Here's pictures and info from Next Wave 2005! So register now!!

The event will take place at:
Rolling Hills Country Club
401 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76011

Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) - April 5 - 6, 2008

Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX), sponsored by Reef Hobbyist Magazine, is southern California’s premier indoor consumer tradeshow, bringing together manufacturers, retailers and saltwater enthusiasts from all over the nation into one giant, centralized location. More than 100 booths fill 22,000 square feet of exhibitor floor space plus another 7,000 sq. ft. of covered courtyard to accommodate speakers, raffle drawings and various workshops. MAX is the perfect venue to see the latest innovative products and offerings as well as the most progressive enterprises in the marine aquarium business!

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
  • 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, (a 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!


  • Mike Paletta
  • Bob Fenner
  • Adam Blundell
  • Habib Sekha (Salifert)
  • Jake Adams
  • Ike Eigenbrode

There will be a 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 are represented by hobbyists doing a workshop on behalf of the charity).

For more information, visit us at: www.marineaquariumexpo.com

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

MACNA XX - September 5-7, 2008

Presented by the Atlanta Reef Club (ARC) & MASNA, MACNA XX is the premier aquarium conference focused on the hobbyist and the industry that serves it. MACNA is the largest hobbyist marine conference in North America. Vendors with new aquarium products will often wait until MACNA to release their products into the hobby. Hobbyists will have a chance to meet and mingle with professionals in the hobby like Eric Borneman and Anthony Calfo. This is your chance to be at a conference with hundreds of other people just as obsessed with aquariums as you are!

The Westin Peachtree Plaza has been selected as the host hotel for this event. It is the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere. 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, the Georgia Aquarium, the Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome. The event's 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.

The following speakers are currently lined up for presentations:

  • Jake Adams
  • Marj Awai
  • Eric Borneman
  • Dr. Alex Brylske
  • Anthony Calfo
  • Dr. Bruce Carlson
  • Dr. Kim Cobb
  • Michael Cottman
  • Dr. Alistair Dove
  • Dr. Sylvia Earle
  • Helen Ellis
  • James Fatherree
  • Scott Fellman
  • Bob Fenner
  • Kelly Jedlicki
  • Steven Pro
  • Phillip Root
  • Jo Ruxton
  • Cathy Sakas
  • Jim Walter
  • Christine Williams
  • Matthew Wittenrich
  • Tim Woolston

Click here to register for MACNA XX.

Contact Information:
1266 West Paces Ferry Rd.
Suite 194
Atlanta, GA 30327
FAX: (860) 540-2351
E-mail: info@macnaxx.com

More details will be posted as they become available...

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