Mid-Michigan Coral Expo & Swap - Lansing Swap

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  1. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Wobbegong Shark

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    The Mid-Michigan Marine Club (MMMC) will be hosting the Lansing swap on Sunday, January 29, 2012. This year, we are happy to announce that it will be co-hosted by the Grand Rapids Marine Aquarium Society (GRMAS). The joint swap promises to be bigger and better with many vendors and an outstanding raffle of livestock and dry goods.

    This event has grown into one of the largest reef aquarium events in Michigan. Attendance last year exceeded 450 hobbyists from across the Midwest and included vendors from Michigan and several states outside of Michigan. With the GRMAS, this event will be the largest reef hobby event in Michigan! The combined event is being called Michigan Coral Expo and Swap (MCES). We anticipate a record turnout this year. Vendor's don't wait to get your space reserved table space is limited!

    DATE: Sunday January 29, 2012

    TIME: The main doors will be open to the general public from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. On the day of the swap, doors will open for setup at 9 am. Only those who have purchased tables will be allowed in at that time.

    LOCATION: The swap will be at the same place we have had it in the past:

    Fraternal Order of the Eagles Hall
    4700 N Grand River Ave
    Lansing, MI 48906

    ADMISSION

    -Non-seller entry fee $3 per person. Kids 12 and under free.



    Not sure if this was posted here or not yet.
    I know thepanfish and norg are thinking about going, let's setup a meeting 3reef fam.
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    Id love to be there. Ill talk to Paul about going. Hopefully I could get a ride with him.
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    MASM, MMMC and FRAG members free entry with proof of membership.

    Oh and DBO, there's no thinking involved. I am going.
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    Have fun for me too guys!! Make sure to post lots of pictures!!!
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    Come on Miz, can't you make the schlep down?
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    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    My Jeep is DOTC (dead on the curb) electrical issues waiting on tax return :(
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    Raffle Prizes Below!
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    As the January 29, 2012 date for the Michigan Coral Expo and Swap nears, the raffle prizes are starting to arrive! See the raffle items below and their descriptions. We have some very unique and expensive items that will be raffled. Note that you MUST be present to win as prizes will NOT be mailed or delivered.

    RAFFLE ITEMS!!
    From Booyahsreef, a special pair of SNOWFLAKE CLOWNFISH,this pair of fish or your money back for ANY 2 fish purchased. Yes, a pair of designer snowflake clowns will be raffled off at the swap!


    An AQUA 25 WATT UV STERILIZER:
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    Aqua UV 25W 2 inch Classic UV Sterilizer The Classic Series UV's are ideal for ponds, aquariums, and water features. The Classic's rugged design has features that allow for quick installation and easy maintenance. Aqua Ultraviolet UV's will clear your water in 3 to 5 days sometimes overnight and keep it that way. Performance is guaranteed when sized, installed and operated according to our instructions.
    -Fresh Water Sterilizer: 500-1,200 gallons; Flowrate - 1,200 gph for 30,000 uw/cm2
    -Fresh Water Clarifier: up to 4,000 gallons; ideal for water gardens
    -Salt Water Sterilizer: up to 150 gallons; Flowrate - 400gph for 90,000 uw/cm2
    -Dimensions: 26.25" X 4" X 2.5"



    REEFLO BLOWHOLE HIGH WATER PUMP:
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    Three unique features
    *3-Speed Adjustable Flow switch - The BlowHole TM pumps by ReeFlo feature a unique 3-speed AdjustaFlow switch that allows you to instantly choose flow rates, pressure and watt draw from three different settings. Cut the flow and watt draw in half during the night or at feeding time and then instantly switch back when desired.

    *Very low heat transfer - The BlowHole TM pumps feature a FlowThru design that prevents the water from picking up motor heat
    while churning inside the pump head. The BlowHole TM uses an aluminum cast motor which dissipates heat before it can reach the water.

    *Nearly Silent Operation - The BlowHole TM pumps employ graphite motor bearings to ensure the quietest operation. You will have to put your ear near it to hear it.

    Features
    - Unique 3-speed AdjustaFlow switch
    - FlowThru Design
    - Nearly Silent operation
    - Less than 6x6x6 inch footprint
    - 1x1 inch threaded fittings
    - 2 Year replacement warranty




    FROM REEFNUTRITION:
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    Three bottles of each of the following great products!!
    -Phyto-Feast: Phyto-Feast is a blend of the most important marine microalgae, those chosen by universities and hatcheries for their superior nutritional value: Pavlova, Isochrysis, Thalassiosira, Tetraselmis and Nannochloropsis.
    -Roti-Feast: For superior color, vitality and growth-rates Roti-Feast is a highly nutritious plankton feed perfect for hardcorals, larval fish, and other reef carnivores that feed on small zooplankton
    -Arcti-Pods: Arcti-Pods are large, nutrition-packed planktonic copepods (3000 microns) harvested fresh from artic waters. In the ocean, copepods form the basis for much of the marine food chain.
    -Tigger-Pods: Tigger-Pods are attractive large red copepods, Tigriopus califoricus. They swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky swimming motion which is attractive to both fish and people. Finicky fish love them!
    -Macro Feast: Macro-Feast - Gracilaria pacifica is simply the best live feed for all of your herbivorous fishes. Hard to feed Tangs, Moorish Idols and Angels, simply love this algae, and its presence will help the feeding response of most other finicky fish as well.
    -Fuzzy Phytes: Fuzzy-Phytes are live red macroalgae with very fine filamentous branches. Their nutritional value is similar to other red algae.
    -Oyster Feast: Reef Nutrition's Oyster-Feast is a mix of both oyster eggs and ovarian tissue (1-200 microns) for feeding SPS,LPS corals, and other invertebrates.
    -Mysis Feast: Mysis-Feast is refrigerated, concentrated freshwater shrimp harvested by Piscine Energetics from pristine cold lakes fed by mountain glaciers. Mysis feed on phytoplankton and have a balanced nutritional profile high in Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
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    From Booyahsreef, a special pair of SNOWFLAKE CLOWNFISH,this pair of fish or your money back for ANY 2 fish purchased. Yes, a pair of designer snowflake clowns will be raffled off at the swap!
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    You want LED's? Here is one for the raffle!!

    Reefbrite XHO LED blue actinic 15" LED strip valued at $175.00. Check out Reef Brite at Table #55!
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    Designed by Tullio Dell Aquila the XHO Led's have the highest output of any product in their class. Experience Xtreme performance at an affordable price. Mix multiple units to create your own Xtreme High Output Led lighting system. Stylish black anodized housing, high performance reflector system, and assembled in the U.S.A. XHO Led's are the professional’s choice.

    18 Watt 15″ 12 LED Strip - Actinic Blue
    Actual Length: 14.25 inches (36 cm)

    With this LED strip, you can start building a personalized lighting system using a mounting bracket and mixing and matching additional LED strips of various color and output!
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    All you need now is to frag your corals.....what could be sweeter than winning this saw in the raffle?

    INLAND HOBBY DFS-100 REEFKEEPER SAW
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    As seen in http://www.reefhobbyistma...3/issue11/pages/10.htm" Reef Hobbyist Magazine! Coral fragging has just gotten easier with the ReefKeeper saw. It is made to meet the specific needs of Reef Aquarists:

    - Reduced Heat Transfer Yields More Viable Frags: Heat is the enemy when cutting corals; it destroys tissue and seriously affects viability, especially with sensitive species like chalice corals. The DFS-100 ReefKeeper Saw employs a continuously cooled narrow diamond blade to dramatically reduce heat transfer to the delicate tissue when cutting. Less heat means more viable frags can become healthy colonies to swap or sell.

    - Clearance to Handle Larger Specimens: Saw through materials as tall as 3 1/2" - something you can't do with cut-ff wheels, tile saws, or any other band saw. So go ahead, tackle that Tubastrea or Favites or any large specimen with confidence.

    - Narrow Cutting Path: Rotary tools and tile saws plow a wide swath through your valuable stock. The narrow diamond blade of the DFS-100 ReefKeeper Saw is removing the least possible amount of material as it cuts, resulting in less waste—up to three times less!
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    Yes!!!! Another LED light in the raffle!!!
    Orphek, an international company producing innovative LED lighting for the aquarium, has donated an Orphek DIF PENDANT SERIES 50 - 20k Reef Aquarium LED Light. This LED pendant is designed to replace your 250 MH light.

    Orphek DIF PENDANT SERIES 100/50/30 – Reef Aquarium LED Lights
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    Revolutionary, Powerful, Efficient, Versatile, Durable
    It is a fact that blue LEDs provide low lumens/watt. The Orphek R&D team invented a revolutionary emitter with a new TWO-in-ONE technology for use in the DIF Pendants Series: the first LED lighting solution mimicking a halide style light, without the addition of blue LEDs for daylight effect, offering you several color temperature options: 16000K,18000K,20000K and 25000K.

    That means you won’t need to install an extra blue LED fixture to achieve a daylight effect for your tank.

    Moonlight :Royal Blue,Royal Blue & UV (TWO-in-ONE )

    The DIF Pendants Series are solutions for cube tank ,large reef aquariums, aquaculture facilities, and public aquariums with three different power options, and 04 interchangeable lenses in 45,60,90 and 120 degrees to choose from, according to your needs.

    DIF-50 – 50 watts – Our DIF-50 fixture replaces a 250w fixture.

    Depending on the lens being used, these lights are perfect for lighting large areas 24″ (or shallower), or very deep (up to 72+”) aquariums with 45,60 degree lens. By using high quality, custom ground, interchangeable optics and providing an incredibly efficient LED chip, Orphek has surmounted previous LED depth and spread hurdles and pushed LED lighting technology even further!

    HIGHLIGHTS
    -Two-in-One Technology mimicking a halide style light, without addition of blue LED for daylight.
    -Color temperature from 14000k to 25000K (check our spectrographs and photometrics).
    -Moonlight :Royal Blue,Royal Blue & UV (check our spectrographs and photometrics).
    -Easy to be installed, our DIF series LED pendants are designed for plug-and-play use.
    -Pendants are entirely self-contained, not requiring external ballast or fan.
    -Completely rustproof, and can easily be suspended.
    -Incredibly versatile, pendants are available in three power options: 100 watts, 50 watts, and 30 watts, and the lenses are easily changed between 45,60,90 and 120 degrees.
    -Cool operating temperature.
    -Are environmentally friendly.
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    Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6015
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    Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6015 combines aesthetics and function; it creates new ideas. This innovative circulation pump sets up a new record: At a diameter of only 70 mm (2.7 in.) it enables a water flow of 1,805 l/h (475 USgal./h) at an energy consumption of only W.
    The pump contains a very large prime strainer for the water drawn in which prevents premature soiling. The spherical shape permits an ingenious 3D setting of the direction of flow. As a standard feature, Turbelle nanostream is supplied with a magnetic holder, which enables uncomplicated attachment at any position on the aquarium pane.

    Turbelle nanostream 6015 (6015.000)

    * For aquariums from 10 to 100 litres (5 to 30 USgal.)
    * Flow rate: 1,805 l/h (475 US gal./h)
    * Energy consumption: W
    * Voltage / frequency: 230V/50Hz (115V/60Hz)
    * Cable length: 2 m (78.7 in.)
    * Dimensions: diam. 70 mm (2.7 in.), outlet: diam. 40/15 mm (1.5 / .59 in.)
    * Magnet will accommodate up to 1/4" thick glass.
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    Aqua FX Barracuda 100 GPD Reverse Osmosis and Deionization system
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    The Barracuda is a Reverse Osmosis and Deionization system. The standard unit comes with 1-micron sediment filtration, a carbon block for VOC reduction, a DOW sheeted AquaEE membrane, and a color indicting deionization (DI) resin cartridges.

    The Barracuda offers the following features:
    -High efficiency 1-micron sediment pre-filter
    -2-micron chlorine guzzler carbon block pre-filter or our exclusive chlorine and chloramine-removal filters
    -High flow/ high rejection TFC membrane
    -High-efficiency color-changing DI cartridge
    -160 PSI pressure gauge marked with operating and unsafe ranges
    -In-Line TDS meter (Not Standard)
    -Solid Aluminum "no-rust" metal mounting bracket
    -Clear 10" filter cartridge housings

    All systems include quick connect fittings, a shut off valve, a filter wrench for easy cartridge replacement, and your choice of a feed adapto
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    SOMEBODY HELP ME....I CAN'T STOP POSTING THIS STUFF!!!


    Nuvo Aquarium - Nano 16 from Innovative Marine through Preuss Pets. If you have not yet seen this tank, go to the Tiki Island at Preuss....it rocks!!
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    A WINDOW TO THE SEA..........Nuvo Aquarium - Nano 16
    More viewing, More power, More flow! Be the envy of all who see the new panoramic desktop aquarium that boasts 24" of viewing from end to end. The ideal choice for hobbyists with higher bioloads. Two overflow intakes, two 8 watt SkkyeLight LEDs and two return nozzles keep water clean and clear.
    These elegant aquariums come complete with all the necessary filtration, lighting, and water flow required for a healthy ecosystem. Showcase your new living art on our custom acrylic pedestal to create a focal point wherever it's placed.

    FEATURES
    Aquarium:
    --16 Gallon Capacity
    --6 mm Bent Glass
    --Tempered Glass Lid & Clips
    --Acrylic Pedestal
    Lighting:
    --(2) 8 Watt SkkyeLight LED Illumination
    --Discreet Power Cord Channel
    --Low Voltage Transformer
    --Independent Power Cords

    Filtration:
    --Acrylic Filter Wall w/ Dual Overflows
    --(2) Media Baskets
    -- Mechanical Sponges
    --Activated Carbon Sponges
    --Phosphate Sponges
    -- (2) Flare Nozzles
    -- Designated Heater Column
    --Designated Refugium Column
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    Got the the tank, lights, & powerhead? You need the coral racks!!


    Blue Glow Infinity Series coral propagation system generously donated by The Blue Glow The winner will receive this Infinity Series Frag Rack or a refund/credit toward a Blue Glow Rack purchased at MCES. Offer only valid at MCES and not valid on livestock.
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    Blue Glow Infinity Series
    -The world’s first infinitely expandable coral propagation system
    -Allows unparalleled ease of maintenance and versatility
    -Provides ability to slowly acclimate corals to strong lighting
    -Attractive and dynamic display
    -Versatile enough to take from tank to tank as your aquaculture system grows
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    A MACNA 2012 TICKET!!!
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    Please join us for this year's Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) in beautiful Dallas/Fort Worth. MACNA is the largest & oldest marine aquarium conference in North America. MACNA is an exciting, annual event where you can listen to lectures from any and every field related to reef keeping. Subjects from conservation, to reef chemistry, to equipment and husbandry, there is something for everyone.

    MACNA is different than other conferences. In addition to listening to speakers and viewing vendor vendor products, it is a social event! Speakers, vendors and attendees come together with a common interest! Vendors, speakers and attendees come to see each other as much as they do to hear lectures or view vendors products. You can mingle & chat with your favorite authors, vendors, or reef enthusiast from around the country at the Friday night reception and Saturday night during the awards banquet.
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    A BASHSEA MEDIA CHAMBER!!!
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    The Bashsea Media Chamber provides the largest media capacity in the industry. Extra large design allows for high media volumes, while producing even flow to maximize water-media contact time.
    For use with all media types
    Full access reaction chamber
    Water distribution plate eliminates channeling of media
    Precision Water Jet cut sponges
    Precision CNC Key Hole Flanges
    True O-Ring Seals
    Designed and hand built in the U.S.A. using 100% American Made Acrylic Construction
    1/2" hose barb connections
    Complete plug and play kits available ( media chamber, pump, and hosing )
    Available sizes - 4-12", 4-18", 6-12", 6-18"
    All Media Chamber are fully customizable in any size and configuration to meet your specific requirements.
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    ANOTHER LED LIGHT IN THE RAFFLE!!!
    NO MORE EXCUSES FOR NOT HAVING
    AN LED ON YOUR TANK!!

    INNOVATIVE MARINE SKYYE LIGHT - 36" SINGLE ACTINIC STRIP donated by Preuss Pets.
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    ILLUMINATING THE MASSES

    We invite you to JOIN the LED revolution that is fast becoming the leader for aquatic lighting. SKKYELIGHT single strips are the AFFORDABLE turnkey solution for fresh & saltwater fish or reef aquariums without the fuss.

    Entry Level Pricing: We have increased the quality of components & features while decreasing the price making it the most affordable LED strip to date.

    Stylishly Simple: Sleek aluminum casing with sliding extension rods, integrated drivers, and acrylic lens.

    Performance: Each high brightness LED boasts an incredible 120 lumens per watt with individual reflectors with 120 degree optics for wide uniform coverage.
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    Nuvo Aquarium - Spin Stream Nozzle #000001 donated by Preuss Pets.
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    CATCH THE WAVE
    Instantly create turbulent currents that mimic natural ocean tides with the "Must Have" accessory for the NuvoAquarium. Watch as your coral naturally sway back and forth as nature intended.

    The SpinStream effortlessly exhausts random 40 degree circular wave patterns to enhance oxygen levels, coral expansion, and nutrient import/export.

    FEATURES:
    Creates random 40 degree circular wave patterns
    Fits all NuvoAquariums w/o adaptors
    Compatible w/most power heads, canister filters, and All-In-One aquariums
    Includes 1/2", 5/8", & 3/4" cut to fit rubber adaptors
    Intended for use with flow rates between (52-600) gallons per hour
    Helps remove waste from corals
    Improves oxygen levels
    Improves coral expansion & growth
    Requires no additional electricity
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