CRC Frag Swap - August 16, 2008

Where: Ooltewah United Methodist Chuch
6131 Relocation Way - Ooltewah, TN 37363 (Take 1-75 to Exit 11)
Saturday August 16 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Chattanooga Reef Club and its members would like to invite you to our annual Frag Swap! Join fellow reefers from around the region for the 7th installement of this event. Buy, Sell, Trade, or Browse coral and equipment. Meet other reef hobbyists from all around the Southeast and enjoy this time of fun, fellowship, and of course SOME MAJOR FRAGGING!

Buy, Sell, and Trade Coral and Equipment
How To Frag Coral Demonstration
Cost is $1 for card-carrying members, $3 for non-club members, and $10 to rent a table to sell.
Dozens of commercial and hobby level sellers & traders
Many raffle prizes including skimers, lighting, gift certificates, frags and much more.
Concession stand-style food if you get hungry!
Everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information, visit

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

Update: We have record numbers of attendees and exhibitors this year, and a huge number of incredible speakers!!

We are also trying a few new things to entice you – including a Children’s Program involving local venues within walking distance of the hotel for those of you that want to appease your family (ages 5-12) to justify the massive amounts of money you pay for raffles and other goodies. The Children’s Program is being offered at cost, and can be pre-registered on our website.

You may have heard about the tornado that went through downtown Atlanta a few months ago, damaging the Westin Hotel (but missing the Georgia Aquarium). There was damage to many windows, which are in the process of being replaced, but there was no structural damage and it is basically business as usual. Friday they gave us another 20 rooms, and they will go fast, so if you want to be at the conference hotel, you had better hurry! We also have contracted at other hotels next door at the same low rate, so there will be plenty of room.

You may have also heard the exciting news that the Georgia Aquarium is now expanding to include another 1.3 million gallons – making the total 9.5 million gallons. That is the good news. The bad news is that this new section will not be ready for this year’s MACNA. The general exhibits at the Georgia Aquarium will not be affected by the construction at the time of MACNA (other than possibly the outdoor sea lion exhibit).

Check the website for the schedule of talks and workshops. There is a nominal charge to ensure that the workshops are filled. The proceeds will be donated to a non-profit charity of the speaker’s choosing.

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...

WTMRAC Frag Swap - September 27, 2008

The Second Annual West Tennessee Frag Swap and Aquarium Show

Admission $3
Saturday, September 27, 2008
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5719 Quince Rd. Memphis, TN 38119

Coral Frags for sale or trade
Fragging Demo
Table Space available for only $15 (reserve in advance)
Great Raffle Prizes

Come learn more about the marine reef and aquarium hobby

For more information call 901-359-2199 or email

Reef-A-Palooza - October 11-12, 2008

Reef-A-Palooza 2008 is coming!

Charles Delbeek, Bob Fenner & Anthony Calfo will be speaking.
Buy, Sell, Swap Corals & Drygoods
Win Prizes in the Raffle
See the Latest Products and Exotic Corals

Orange County Fair Grounds, Costa Mesa, California
October 11 & 12, 2008

Details can be found at:

CRASE - October 25, 2008

After the fabulous success of CRASE 2007 , Aquariums Tropical Fish Supply and the Central Oklahoma Marine Aquarium Society are pleased to announce the second annual Oklahoma City Conference for Reef Aquarists and Saltwater Enthusiasts (CRASE).  This will be a single day event and will comprise keynote lectures by distinguished speakers in the area of saltwater aquariums.  In addition, the President of COMAS, Dr. Paul Whitby, will be discussing aquascaping.  There will also be a hobbyist frag sale, vendor and trade displays as well as numerous door prizes.

When: October 25th 2008
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Conference Center at University Central Oklahoma

Cost: Prices range from $10 to $25 including lunch


Dr. Ron Shimek will be discussing invertebrates used as clean up crews, commonly available and some not so commonly available. His talk will encompass the pros- the cons- the dos and the don'ts.

Adam Mangino is one of the ORA team and is primarily involved with their captive breeding program and in particular he is responsible for the hybridization to create the indigo dottyback. He will be talking on captive breeding of marine ornamentals.

Dr. Sanjay Joshi will be discussing various options in reef lighting with particular respect to both T5 and MH technology.

Dr. Paul W. Whitby ( President of the Central Oklahoma Marine Aquarium Society (COMAS)) will be discussing aquascaping techniques.

Plenty of door prizes!! The Grand Prize this year is a complete 75gallon Reefready system.  This comprises a 75g All Glass mega flow tank (Donated by Aquariums) a custom built Oak Stand and Canopy, two 4' T5 lights, return pump, plumbing for the overflows and a sump.  The stand and canopy are not stained so that you can match the system to your house decor.  This prize is worth over $1,500. 

More details can be found here:

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