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MICHIGAN CORAL EXPO & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) - January 19, 2020 THE BIG SHOW !



Everybody is invited to the 14th Annual Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) :)

Not Only is this the Biggest Coral Show / Frag Swap in Michigan but it is also the Biggest Coral Show in the Midwest and One of the Biggest Coral Shows in the Entire World !!!!!!!! (The Only Bigger Single Day Coral Show is in Connecticut).

- Over 90 Tables with Coral Vendors From All Over the Country
- Gigantic Raffle (Neptune Trident - Automated Reef Chemistry Analyzer, Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
- Guest Speaker (Lou Ekus) !!!!!!!!!!!!


This GIGANTIC Coral Show Only Happens Once a Year so you Definitely Do NOT want to Miss it !!!! :)

Date

Sunday, January 19

Time

12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Location

Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center (formerly Best Western)
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911

For More Info Please Click the Links Below.

The Facebook Event Page is

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337389673093121/?active_tab=discussion

Tell All Your Reefing Friends About It :)

Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if you Work Weekends.
 

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If you have Never Been to a Coral Show Before Check out this Video from a previous swap to get an idea of all the fun that you will have. :)

Vendors from around the country come to sell coral (much of which are the amazing brightly colored corals that you see online).

It is also a great way to meet old friends and make new friends that are in the hobby.

You will find the hottest Zoanthids, Acros, Acans, Chalices, Mushrooms, etc. all at great prices!
 

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Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337389673093121/?active_tab=discussion

Click "Going" Under the Big Picture with the Frag Tank and the Neptune Trident at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Show if you Click "Going" :)

Invite all Your Reefing Friends so they Too Can Join In on This Awesome Coral Show :)
 

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EVERYONE Please Remember to Mark "Going" or "Interested" on the Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) Facebook Event Page.

It will help us get a good idea of how many people we should expect to come to the Frag Swap so we can plan accordingly.

Also, Please "Share" the Event on Your Facebook Page or any Reefing Facebook Groups that you are in as it will Help Get the Word Out about this Awesome Frag Swap.

Lastly, Please "Invite" any Reefing Friends that you have on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1337389673093121/?active_tab=discussion

Click on the Facebook Link Above for More Info.
 

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A Few Frag Swap Tips for Both Newbies and Veterans

1. Don't Forget Cash. Some Vendors will Take Credit Cards, but Others are Cash Only.

2. Bring a Portable Cooler - to Store the Corals that you Bought In and to Keep them at the Right Temperature.

3. Doors Open at 12:00 Noon and the Show Ends at 5:00 PM

4. Be Aware of How Much Time You Take Talking to a Vendor if what Your Discussing Doesn't Involve Buying Something. Vendors are Very Helpful and Knowledgeable and Most Will Try to Help You, but Please be Conscious of the Fact that Vendors are There to Sell and Not to Explain How to Rid Your Tank of Nuisance Algae (For Example).
 

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I always bring a couple of these Small Coleman Coolers.

To Keep the Corals that I Buy at the Right Temperature.

But any Cooler will do.

 

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GUEST SPEAKER

Our morning VIP Speaker Session (10:30 am to 11:30 am) features Lou Ekus who will be presenting "Reef Chemistry Demystified". Lou is CEO of Tropic Marin USA and, along with his wife, Leslie, are responsible for all Tropic Marin product support and aquarist assistance in the US and Canada. Lou and Leslie have recently taken on the management of Aquarium Munster USA as well.

Lou has presented at MACNA Conferences and other larger coral shows across the country in the past.

Lou Ekus has been actively involved in the marine aquarium industry for over 22 years. He frequently works with aquarists, helping them with system issues big and small from large public aquariums to 1 gallon nano reefs.

Lou has been a saltwater aquarist most of his life. He designed and built a multi-tank system in his home consisting of a 150 gallon mixed reef tank, a 150 community fish only tank and a 90 gallon predator tank. This system also incorporated a custom lighting and filtration systems all designed and built by Lou.

Lou is an avid saltwater fly fisherman, holds a commercial hot air balloon license and is an antique car enthusiast, taking trips in a 1931 Ford Roadster, named Irma, with Leslie. There's no telling where the three of them will show up!
 

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ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS

This year we have some cool stuff for the kids at the show so they don't get too bored while mom and dad are shopping for corals.

- We have the bounce house obstacle course again this year to help keep the kiddos entertained during the show. This attraction has an attendant to supervised in order to help assure safety.

- Face Painting by Hilary, LLC on tap to paint kids faces for FREE.
 

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RAFFLE PRIZES



Who wants to Win This Awesome Prize ????

The Highly Anticipated Neptune Trident (Automatic Water Testing Machine)

This is just one of Many Many Many Raffle Prizes Available at the Show.
 

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VENDOR LIST

Badgerland Saltwater
Blue Line Corals
Bootlegger Corals
Cherry Corals
Chummingham's Reef
CJ's Corals
Color Addict Corals
Coral Addict Corals
Coral Kings
Coral Reef Connection
Coral Savers
Dirk's Dry Goods
Dutch Family Reef
Extreme Marine
Eye Candy Corals
Fragcreation
Fraggle Reef
Fritz Aquatics
Frost Corals
Gingerbread Corals
Goat Corals
Jason Fox Signature Corals
Jason Weage
Just Pretty Corals
LaBo's Aquatics
LG Blenny
Lighthouse Corals
Madcity Corals
Mermaid's Cove
Mike's Phyto
Mistress Corals
Modcorals
Motor City Corals
MT Reefs
Neptune Systems
One Mad Fish
Piece of Paradise
Pop Corals
Premium Polyps
Preuss Pets
Reef Deep Aquatics
Reef Donkey Corals
Reefer Madness
ReefHabit
Reefside
Ron Baloga
Saltydog88
Seachem
Shotank Aquariums
Sticks N' Stonies
Summit City Corals
Sunset Corals
Sweet Frag
Tank It Easy
Tball, Inc.
The Tank Breakers
The Zoanthid Garden
Tim Herman
Top Garden Products
Twisted Reefer
Underwater Gardeners
Wise Corals
 

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just under 2 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

Don't Forget to take the Day off Work if You Work Weekends :)

Sunday, January 19
 

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Not Only is this the Biggest Coral Show / Frag Swap in Michigan but it is also the Biggest Coral Show in the Midwest and One of the Biggest Coral Shows in the Entire World !!!!!!!! (The Only Bigger Single Day Coral Show is in Connecticut).

- Over 90 Tables with Coral Vendors From All Over the Country
- Gigantic Raffle (Neptune Trident - Automated Reef Chemistry Analyzer, Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
- Guest Speaker (Lou Ekus) !!!!!!!!!!!!


This GIGANTIC Coral Show Only Happens Once a Year so you Definitely Do NOT want to Miss it !!!! :)
 

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 1 Week Away !!!!!!!!

Invite All of Your Reefing Friends :)

Sunday, January 19
 

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RAFFLE PRIZES

Who wants to Win These Awesome Prizes ????

These are just Some of Many Many Many Raffle Prizes at the Show.

- Neptune Trident (Automatic Marine Aquarium Tester) - Retail Value $599
- Neptune Apex EL Aquarium Controller - Retail Value $499
- Vertex Omega 180i Protein Skimmer - Retail Value $499
- Neptune DOS Dosing and Fluid Metering System - Retail Value $299
- Neptune DDR (Dual Dose Reservoir) - Retail Value $199
- Plus A lot More Including a Ton of Coral !!!!

Neptune Trident (Automatic Marine Aquarium Tester) - Retail Value $599

https://www.neptunesystems.com/prod...qkXym_4J6TBq5pUEJSxuMj7w4MzY3gRC1GWkGCDZWce7o

Neptune Apex EL Aquarium Controller - Retail Value $499

https://www.neptunesystems.com/apex...c04AKJREwyuuGwXXLcfnQcEJ1aic01KSxMXO3dJhScrj0

Vertex Omega 180i Protein Skimmer - Retail Value $499

https://www.vertexaquaristik.com/us...pBxEOqGJgh6BlCoD1-eLQb2r_Z2Cdf0ulP8KM#intro-0

Neptune DOS Dosing and Fluid Metering System - Retail Value $299

https://www.neptunesystems.com/dos/...HgP1dWniWz0Q5aw_mvk73RkZint7y1qpbgbaNAr0LH7Z4

Neptune DDR (Dual Dose Reservoir) - Retail Value $199

https://www.neptunesystems.com/ddr-...peWJZONVLXQKWAITpOmy6kAEQ7NchdMGC2SYrZYvTyR0U
 

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 4 Days Away !!!!!!!!

Invite All of Your Reefing Friends :)

Sunday, January 19
 
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