Annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop February 29th - March 2nd

Friday, February 28: Field Trip & Marine Programs
12:30 - 5:30 - Native Fish Collecting Trip, Gerald Pottern
6:30 pm - Registration & Dealer Displays
7:30 pm - Marine Invertebrates, Brian Plankis -Project DIBS
8:30 pm - Reef Aquarium Fishes, Coral Frag Demo, TBD

Saturday, March 1: Freshwater Programs, Banquet
8:30am - Registration & Displays
9:00am - Planted Aquarium Set-Up Demonstration, Mark Denaro
10:30am - Catfish & Loaches Maint & Breeding, Stephen Tanner
11:30am - Plant Mini-Auction (RAS Items Only)
12:00 --- Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - Fish Collecting in Uruguay, Ken Davis
2:00pm - Wild Bettas and Anabantoids, Mark Denaro
3:00pm - Mycobacteria “Fish TB” in Aquaria, Diana Walstad
4:00pm - Fish Mini-Auction (RAS Items Only)
5:00pm - Cichlids, Characins, Livebearers ? TBD
6:30pm - Italian Banquet, Laughing and Living with Fish-Heads, Ray Lucas
*** See RAS Website for Updated Info on Speakers & Schedule ***

Sunday, March 2: Huge Auction of Fish, Plants, Inverts, Supplies, Books …
9:00 am – Auction Registration Opens – (Buyers and Sellers may register anytime during auction)
11:00 am – Auction Begins. Anyone may Buy or Sell. See RAS website for details.

Continuous Raffle of Aquarium Supplies All 3 Days.

Registration Fees:
Fri + Sat Program, includes Field Trip: $15.00 per Family, $10.00 Student.
Sat Italian Banquet & Dinner Speaker: $15.00 adults, $7.50 under 12.
Sunday Auction: FREE -- Anyone May Buy & Sell. See Website For Auction Details.

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to:

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
  • Marc Levenson
  • Frank Burr
  • Suzan Zaleski

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:

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

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

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