Reef-A-Palooza bound

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by Billme, Oct 23, 2014.

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  1. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm looking for any suggestions on "must see" things. Corals to look out for. Equipment?
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    First, congrats on going to one of the coolest events in this hobby, your gonna love it. My strategy is this.....If you see a rare coral that is a must have and you dont see many of them then snag it. The last hour on the last day is where you can really find amazing deals. Go both days if you can because there is so much to absorb. I can't wait until it's back in orlando.
     
  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Thanks for the great tips DSC. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go on Sunday but I will be on the lookout for good corals. I want to assess the guyre power head and look into getting a calcium reactor and controller as well as take in a couple seminars. Oh, and lots of pics.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    well, have fun you lucky duck! I've never been to an event like these - I would have to guess to follow dsc's advice - if you see something that really catches your eye - snag it because more than likely if you don't, you'll have buyer's remorse. I have experienced that multiple times over the years and not just with "reef" things - when shopping on vacation and seeing something unique and not getting it, etc......
     
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  6. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Sound advice OFK. That brings back some memories of things I wish I'd picked up along the way.
     
  7. Draco

    Draco Astrea Snail

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    Jealous! I want to go!! I hope it comes to NY!
     
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  9. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Sounds like a good excuse to go to sunny California.
     
  10. Oryo

    Oryo Feather Duster

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    I believe I will be heading out there on Sunday. I was there one day last year and I had a blast!
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I will be there Saturday... er .. tomorrow! :shocked:

    Bill bring a lot of money. The corals are cheap, but there are thousands! :)
     
  12. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Good deal Matt. Want to meet up? I'll be there first thing till I'm booted out.