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:

Cincy Frag Swap - October 18, 2008

Saturday October 18, 2008 from 10am to 3pm

The Underground
1140 Smiley Ave.
Forest Park, OH 45240
(513)221- 4888

Guest Speaker:
We are pleased to introduce Mark Vera from Aqua-Tech Co.
Mark will be giving two talks during the day:
Adding refugia to your reportoire, how to design and build a refugium
A plethora of plankton, how to culture phytoplankton at home

Stop by to share or gain knowledge of reef keeping and buy, sell, or trade coral frags.
Free raffle ticket to win a multitude of door prizes when you pay the $5 admission fee.
Check out local vendors and club sponsors.
Plus main raffle!!!

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:

New Jersey Frag Swap - October 25, 2008

Sponsored by IceCap, Inc

Guest Speakers:
Dana Riddle
Charles Mazel
Eric Borneman

Huge Raffle
New York-style Lunch Buffet
Fragging Demonstration
30+ Exhibitors

Crowne Plaza • 2 Harmon Plaza • Seacaucus, New Jersey 07094
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LMAS Frag Swap - November 1, 2008

2008 Dallas Fort Worth Coral Farmers Market First Annual Event
Saturday, November 1st, 2008

10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Select North Dallas
2645 LBJ Freeway (I-635)
Dallas, Texas 75234

This 2008 Coral Farmers Market sanctioned event is the first annual event run by the Dallas Fort Worth Coral Farmers Market company. Coral farming and exhibiting vendors will be selling or displaying their captive grown, cultured corals or reef related products to the public. We expect over 250 total attendees. Some of the best coral farming vendors from Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Houston, Shreveport, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Jose will be setting up coral displays. Farmers include aquarists, retail reef shops, online coral shops and full scale coral farming enterprises. There will also be exhibitors present who will be demonstrating and selling their products.

This DA-CFM event will also feature coral auctions, raffles and door prizes throughout the day. Reef aquarists new to the captive reef market can also expect to see a fine collection of easy to keep beginner corals. Aquarists and enthusiasts can attend this one-day event by purchasing a Dallas Fort Worth Coral Farmers Market day ticket online for ($15) up to one month prior to the event. Within 1 month of the event the online ticket price is ($25) per ticket. Tickets will also be sold at the door ($30) during the day of the event, but may be limited by occupancy restrictions. We are also encouraging our farmers to bring plently of farmed soft corals along with their exotic farmed stony corals.

For tons of information, visit

LMAS Frag Swap - November 1, 2008

The Louisville Marine Aquarium Society is hosting its 2nd Annual Frag Swap at
The Falls of the Ohio State Park!

Last year's event was great! And this year is shaping up to be even better!
Again, we have many raffle items up for grabs.

This is a hobbiest show.

Saturday November 1 2008
Setup at 12:00 p.m.
Swap will be open from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 and includes entrance into the State Parks Museum.
Falls of The Ohio State Park
201 West Riverside Dr
Clarksville IN 47129

NCPARS Frag Swap & Symposium - November 1, 2008

North Central PA Aquarium Reef Society is having its fall swap and symposium on November 1, 2008 at:

Northampton Memorial Community Center
1601 Laubach Avenue
Northampton PA 18067
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The speaker will be Anthony Calfo, author, life-long aquarist and coral farmer. There will be food,door prizes and great raffle items. Our last swap broke all records in attendance and corals traded, and we expect a large turnout for this upcoming swap. There will be unlimited frag trading with the opportunity to meet other coral reef enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and neighboring states. Tables are available and vendors are welcome.

You can register for the event at

For more information go to or check out our thread on Reef Central:

CTARS Guest Speaker - November 9, 2008

The Connecticut Area Reef Society Presents:
Sumps - Why Every Reefkeeper Needs One, by Marc Levenson, editor of Reefkeeping Magazine

Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut
490 Jefferson Ave, New London, Connecticut - Mapquest

Admission $5 (free with your current CTARS card)

Schedule of events:
Doors open at noon
12:45 p.m. - Justin's update of the school
Tank of the Month Presentation
Marc Levenson - Why Do Reefkeepers Need a Sump?
Tour of the school - Justin will have Corals & Berghia Nudibranchs for sale

MASVC Frag Swap - December 6, 2008

The Marine Aquarium Society of Ventura County presents
its Second Annual Frag Swap!

  • SPS, LPS, Zoanthids, Softies, Hardware and just about anything else you could want for your aquarium, sold by fellow hobbyists and well-known vendors
  • Presentations and demonstrations from hobby experts
  • Tons of prizes raffled off
  • Great food from local vendors
  • Hot 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!!

Admission $5 Ages 10 and under free

Time and Location:
Saturday, December 6, 2008
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TAAM Warehouse
1011Avenida Acaso
Camarillo, CA 93012

For more information, go to
or call Rob at (805) 947-9546

DFWMAS Next Wave - January 24, 2009

Everyone is encouraged to attend Next Wave 2009! -- Think of this conference as going to Reef Keeping College for a day. Four 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!

Eric Borneman: The Sustainability of our hobby
Jake Adams: Water Flow is More Important Than Light
Bob Fenner: The Pros and Cons of Hitchhikers in the Reef Aquarium
Dr. Bruce Carlson: Reef Life in the Solomon Islands, a video presentation

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76107

Current admission rate: $25 during October - Register Now!

Saturday, January 24th 2009
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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