Winter Meeting - Feb 21, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Julius West Middle School
651 Great Falls Rd
Rockville, 20850 (Google Maps)

The Winter Meeting of the The Washington Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS) will be on held Saturday February 21, 2009, at Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, 20850 (immediately outside Washington, DC)

Our featured special guest speakers are Ned & Anna DeLoach, who have published nine identification guides for reef fishes and invertebrates around the world!

Authors and wildlife photographers Ned and Anna DeLoach recount their nine-year hunt for rare, weird and beautiful animals inhabiting the epicenter of marine biodiversity. Ned and Anna, along with partner Paul Humann, have published nine identification guides for reef fishes and invertebrates around the world. Their talk will feature stories and images of many of the their favorite discoveries from the rich waters of Indonesia and New Guinea, where they have been working on their latest book, a marine invertebrate guide to tropical Pacific. Ned was a friend and collaborator with Marjorie Bank, who in the 1980s helped the team with their first fish identification book to the Caribbean.

Along with a great talk, lots of frag swapping, and a great raffle, we will also be doing elections and other official business this is sure to be a meeting NOT to miss!

Cost: Members - Free / Non-members - $5.00

For further information on WAMAS and the Winter Meeting, visit our web site

Progagation & Frag Swap - Feb 28, 2009

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25th Annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop - March 6-8, 2009

You will not want to miss this. In addition to our great speakers, we have all kinds of fun activities including fragging demonstrations and frag trades. Please make plans to attend.

Friday, March 6th, 2009
12:30 p.m. - Native Fish Collecting trip - Meet at NCSU Centennial Campus, Engineering Bldg 1 in the lobby area (Note: you will need to get a $2 parking permit at the guard booth for Friday only) and return by 5:30 p.m.. Equipment provided, but bring dry clothes, boots/ waders, buckets, and dipnets if you have them. Contact Gerald Pottern at or (919) 556-8845 to sign up and for further information.
6:30 p.m. - Workshop Registration opens
7:00 p.m. - Diana Walstad - Planted Tank Demo - Room 1
Carmalee Scarpetti - Frag Demo and Frag Swap - Room 2
8:00 p.m. - Gerald Pottern - How to Make Your Own Filters and Improve Old Filters with Poret Foam

Saturday, March 7th, 2009
8:30 a.m. - Registration opens
9:00 a.m. - TBD
10:00 a.m. - Anthony Calfo - Topic TBD
11:00 a.m. - Charlie Grimes - Diving in Quatro Cinegas with Ad Konings
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Ray Lucas - Kids in the Aquarium Hobby
2:00 p.m. - Chris Jury - Ocean Acidification
3:00 p.m. - Eric Bodrock - Cory Breeding Made Easy
4:00 p.m. - Tony Terceira - Killifish: Scriptaphyosemion. Archiaphyosemion and Callopanchax
5:00 p.m. - Break
6:00 p.m. - Dinner - Speaker - Charlie Grimes - Dead Fish Talk

Sunday, March 8th, 2009
9:00 a.m. – Auction Registration begins– (Sellers and Buyers may register at any time during the auction.)
11:00 a.m. – Auction begins.

For additional information and registration forms, please visit

Frag Swap - March 7, 2009

MARS Fragswap 5.0 - Madison, Wisconsin Frags, Raffles, Fun!!!

The Madison Area Reef Society (MARS) cordially invites you to take part in it's annual aquarium coral frag swap. All hobbyists new and old are invited to come trade/swap/sell or just browse a huge variety of hundreds of captive propagated corals from all over the Midwest. Drygoods and used equipment for sale or trade are welcome too. And for the first time in its history, ADMISSION IS *FREE* and free soft drinks will be provided!!! We will also hold several raffle drawings for corals, gift certificates and drygoods throughout the day.

Saturday, February 7th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the City of Middleton Main Fire Station, 7600 University Avenue, Middleton, WI

And yes, we have a snow date. Sunday February 8th in case we get hit with a big one again.

For further information, please refer to:

Frag Swap - March 14, 2009

The Connecticut Area Reef Society Presents
Frag Farmer 09

Time & Location
Saturday March 14, 2009 - Noon until 4:00 p.m.
E.O. Smith High School
1235 Storrs Road
Mansfield, CT 06268

This will be the largest Frag Swap in the Northeast

Admission is free to attend and we invite all hobbyists, industry professionals and local retailers to come on down.

If you would like to set up a tank for coral sales (or anything else tank raised), go to

All proceeds go to the E.O. Smith High School Aquaculture Program

For more information, visit

TMAC - March 21, 2009

Texas Marine Aquarists Conference will be at the New San Marcos Convention Center directly next to the Tanger and Prime Outlet Malls on Saturday the 21st of March. We are proud to announce that Anthony Calfo will be the Key Note speaker. Marc Levenson will be talking about Photography, and we will have two other speakers announced soon. There will also be a Fragging Demo by Anthony which you will not want to miss. We have the following Vendors with more in the works.

Red Sea
Reef Nutrition
Precision Marine
Deep Sea Aquatics
Omega One
Coral Vendors
Frank's Tanks
Wetthumb Frags (possible)
B&B Aquatics

We will conclude with a large raffle!

The cost to attend the conference is $25 (prepaid) or $30 at the door.

For the latest information, visit this thread on

Midwest Marine Conference - March 14, 2009

11th Annual Midwest Marine Conference
Saturday, March 14, 2009 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

Speakers For This Years Event Are:

Bob Fenner - Selecting Livestock for your System
Scott Fellman - Aquascaping for the aesthetically challenged
Marc Levenson (Melev) - Sumps and Acrylic Work
Matt Pedersen - MOFIB's Introduction to Marine Breeding

Vendors include:

Amazon Stingrays
Cherry Corals
Choice Aquariums
Moby Dick Pet Store
Preuss Pets

For more information and to register, visit

MAX - April 3-5, 2009

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Frag Swap - April 4, 2009

All Ohio Frag Swap
Saturday April 4th, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Skyview Lodge
336 Pearl Rd.
Brunswick,Oh 44212

Directions and more information on our website

Frag Swap - April 18, 2009

The 4th Annual GRMAS Frag Swap will be April 18th, 2009.

Calvin Elementary School
601 36th St Sw
Wyoming, MI 49509

We will be meeting in the gym from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All other items will be very similar as before, including the largest raffle in Michigan with many thousands of dollars in give-always. We have had 200-300 in attendance at our past swaps.

This year we have a bigger venue and plan to have many more sellers. As of now tables are filling fast. Full tables are $15. Admission is $5 per person and $8 for families. You can arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. to set up before it begins.

For more information, send a PM to Dejavu on Reef Central.

Marine Aquarium Conference - April 19, 2009

The Connecticut Area Reef Society Presents
2009 Marine Aquarium Conference

Time & Location
Sunday April 19, 2009
Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382

There will be lectures, vendors, raffle and an auction

Featured Speakers:
Steven Pro
Christine Williams
And an Afternoon with
Anthony Calfo

To purchase tickets or find out how you can be a vendor, go to

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