MACNA XIX - Sept. 14-16, 2007

The Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Society, Inc. is proud to be hosting MASNA’s 19th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA XIX) on September 14-16, 2007. For those of you that have not attended a MACNA previously, it is the single largest gathering of marine aquarists in the U.S.  Come see over 20 fabulous speakers, approximately 100 exhibitors showing off the latest hardware and premium livestock, and best of all, hang out with fellow fish geeks from across the world.

We have gathered speakers from across the spectrum including both popular hobby folks as well as noted individuals from the scientific community. Below is our current speaker listing with a few more to be added soon:
  • Dr. Gerald Allen
  • Adam Blundell
  • Eric Borneman
  • Anthony Calfo
  • Dr. Bruce Carlson
  • Dr. Stan Dannemiller
  • James Fatherree
  • Lee Goldman
  • Ron Hessing
  • Kelly Jedlicki
  • Dr. Sanjay Joshi
  • Daniel Knop
  • Sarah Lardizabal
  • Dr. Frank Marini
  • Dr. Catherine McFadden
  • Mike Paletta
  • Steven Pro
  • Dana Riddle
  • Dr. Ron Shimek
  • Dr. Rob Toonen

For more information, please see the website

West Tennessee Frag Swap - Sept. 22, 2007

The West Tennessee Marine & Reef Aquarium Club ( will be holding their first annual West Tennessee Regional Frag Swap.


  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:00 - 4:00 CDT. Seller setup opens at 7:00am.
  • Where: AgriCenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38120
  • Cost: $3 Admission which includes door prize ticket, $10 or a frag for a seller’s table. If you plan on selling, please RSVP here to reserve a table.


Don't miss out on a great chance to win one of the many items donated by our generous sponsors:

CRASE - Oct. 13, 2007

The Central Oklahoma Marine Aquarium Society, COMAS,, is having its first annual Oklahoma City Conference for Reef Aquarists and Saltwater Enthusiasts (CRASE). This will be a single day event and will comprise keynote lectures by Dr. Ron Shimek and Mr. Steve Tyree, both of whom are distinguished speakers in the area of saltwater aquariums. In addition, the President of COMAS, Dr. Paul Whitby, will be discussing fragmenting corals. There will also be a hobbyist coral frag sale, vendor and trade displays as well as numerous door prizes. Steve Tyree will be bringing limited-edition coral fragments for sale as well. For more information, visit our website:

  • Date: October 13, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Place: Sellers Special Event Center; 13700 N. Eastern Avenue; Edmond, Oklahoma 73013

We are inviting everyone in the surrounding states to come. We hope to expand this into a two day event in the next few years. If you have never been to OKC, check out all the things to do. We have revamped our downtown into "Bricktown" with lots of fun things including a canal running through it. Make a whole weekend of it. Edmond is a great place for shopping if you have spouses who don't like the hobby.

Hope to see some of you there!


Sheryl Coley
COMAS PR officer

NJRC Fall Frag Swap & Symposium - October 27, 2007

The New Jersey Reefers Club presents the 2007 Fall Frag Swap & Symposium to be held on Saturday, October 27th at the Crowne Plaza. Join us in Jamesburg, New Jersey for a day of fun and learning, frag swapping and informative presentations by Richard Harker and Scott Fellman.

10:00 - 11:00 - Vendor Setup
11:00 - 1:00 - Doors Open
  1:00 - 2:00 - Guest Speaker
  2:00 - 3:30 - Lunch Served
  2:30 - 3:30 - Grab Bag / Raffles
  3:30 - 4:30 - Guest Speaker
  4:30 - 6:00 - Auction
  6:00 - 7:00 - Cleanup

  • Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007
  • Location: Crowne Plaza, 390 Forsgate Drive; Jamesburg, NJ 08831
  • Admission: Before October 15 - $20 per person (children free)
  • Admission includes access to:
        Auction & Raffles
        Custom Sump Raffle
        Door Prize Raffle Ticket
        Coral Grab Bag
        Equipment manufacturers
        Livestock vendors
        NY Style Deli lunch buffet, snacks & soft drinks

For more information visit our website:

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