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Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois

Hello nano-reef!

 

CMAS (Chicago Marine Aquarium Society) cordially invites you to the Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois.

 

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This exciting event is being held on March 11, 2012, so buy your tickets now and get ready for great aquarium loving fun.

 

This event is being present by Marine Geek and will feature a fun filled day of manufacturer and vendor display booths, guest speakers, educational workshops, reef awareness presentations, and community frag & fish sellers. Build your own reef ball for only $25 and help support our natural reefs!

 

Activities for the kids will be ongoing, as will the mega raffle with products and goods graciously provided by many of your favorite manufacturers and vendors!

 

All of this fun will be held at the Pheasant Run Resort located in St. Charles Illinois just outside of Chicago. Pheasant Run is a midwest mega resort with restaurants, lounges, golf, spas and a world class hotel among other amenities. Buy now to reserve accomodations for only $99 per night.

 

Door goodies to the first 1,000 people through the door will be provided by Dr. Foster & Smith Aquatics.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the event please click here.

 

Entry to the show floor is only $18 and children under 17 enter free. Book your tickets soon as these event will sell out soon! We will see you there!

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Paradise Corals (www.paradisecorals.com) has generously donated two frags of some great chalices to the Mega Raffle. Pink Paradise Watermelon Chalice and a frag of Purple Paradise Watermelon Chalice.

 

Check these beautiful corals out!

 

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Don't forget to drop a few raffle tickets in the jar to win these awesome corals.

 

Thanks Paradise Corals!

 

Finnex (http://www.finnex.net/) has just notified CMAS that they will be providing a fantastic clip on LED spot light to the Mega Raffle. This light is perfect for showcasing coral in any tank or adding to the overall lighting design.

 

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Read more information about this great product here:

 

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?option=com...1&Itemid=61

 

 

Be sure to stop by the Finnex booth and thank them for this great donation!

 

Reef Imports and Hatchery (http://reefimports.com/) has released announced the type of fish that will be won in the entry-ticket raffle! All ticket holders who enter the show will be entered to win with their ticket stub being the raffle ticket!

 

The donated pair of fish is none other than a platinum clownfish! Wow!

 

Thanks Reef Imports and Hatchery.

 

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This press release was issued over the weekend by Aqua-Tech Co., manufacturer of Phyto2 (http://www.phyto2.com/), that their new product AZOX Macro Coral diet will be released at the MACI show.

 

The entire press release follows:

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: 02.15.12

 

Aqua-Tech Co., manufacturer of Phyto2, has announced the launch of it’s newest product

will coincide with the Marine Aquarium Conference of Illinois (MACI 2012). AZOX

Macro Diet is a nutritious diet scientifically designed for the nutritional needs of both

Photosynthetic and Non-Photosynthetic coral, Gorgonia, larval and planktivorous fish.

Aqua-Tech Co. will be awarding free product, making AZOX available for purchase and

demonstrating microscopy of it’s components.

 

AZOX Macro Coral diet is comprised of various size zooplankton gut loaded with

phytoplankton and selected for their size, nutrition and attraction by coral. These small

meaty particles are neutrally buoyant, packed with energy and ideal in aquariums with

Non-Photosynthtic specimens such as gorgonia and tentacled corals. The product

includes 9 types of copepod, two strains of rotifer, two strains of brine shrimp nauplii,

3 strains of phytoplankton and appetite stimulators. Packaged in a convenient pump

dispenser the product is easily broadcast fed.

 

Marine Aquarium Conference of Illinois (MACI) will show at the Pheasant's Run Resort

in St. Charles, IL on March 11th, 2012.

 

Marine Geek and Chicago Marine Aquarium Society proudly present a new exciting

conference featuring a full day of speakers, a workshop, kids activities and a huge show

floor including a build a Reefball and your favorite vendors, local fish stores and frag

shops display and selling their goods and livestock.

 

The event will include presentations from Kevin Kohen (Director, Live Aquaria),

George Parsons (Curator, John G. Shedd Aquarium), Tal Sweet (MBI) and Julian Sprung

(Owner, Two Little Fishies). There will be over 40 vendors including: Marineland,

Seachem, Drs. Foster and Smith, and Two Little Fishies.

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MACI Raffle Prize List:



 

 

29 Gallon Coralife Biocube

75 Gallon Coralife Cone Skimmer

75-gallon reef ready aquarium and stand

1000 Kent marine supplements

1000 door prize bags from Dr. Foster and Smith

$1000 raffle donation from Marine Geek

$300 raffle items from Seachem

3 one gallon Phyto2 prize packs

Magnum 350

In sump 100 gallon skimmer

2 Maxi-jet 900 Pro

12 calcium booster

12 natural nitrite reducer

12 reef accelerator

Instant Ocean Reef Master Test Kit

Deluxe BRS Reactor + a ½ gallon of GFO

5 multi-packs of Rod's food

6 packages Elimi-phos 200g

6 packages Elimi-phos 1.5kg

6 packages Elimi-phos Long life 100g

6 units Liquid Bio-Calcium

 

 

This is just a starting list!!

:)

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Additional Mega Raffle Items Donated by Seachem!

 

 

Seachem has generously offered the following additional mega raffle items:

 

 

- 4 aquavitro salinity 120 gallon bucket

- 2 aquavitro salinity 225 gallon bucket

- 4 full set aquavitro reef supplements in 1 L size

- alpha

- balance

- calcification

- eight.four

- fuel

- ions

- vibrance

- 3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 500mL size

- 3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 1 L size

- 3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 2 L size

 

 

Thanks Seachem!

 

Ever wanted to pick up a Zero Edge cube tank & stand?

 

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Zero Edge has donated a 45 gallon cube full set-up to be raffled off at the Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois. The setup will include the tank, the sump, and a stand!

 

Wow!

 

Be sure to drop a couple of raffle tickets on that prize! And be sure to stop by their booth and see their display of amazing aquariums and stands.

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Just Announced!

 

Participants of the coral cutting or build-a-reef-ball workshops at MACI will be entered into a special raffle just for participants.

 

The raffle prize is a 14 gallon JBJ nano and stand and a pair of flame wrasses. Thats over $650 in retail value.

 

All you have to do is sign up for one of the two workshops (or both workshops for better odds!) listed above and you will get issued a raffle ticket to be entered into the drawing. It doesn't get any easier than that!

 

Flame Wrasses to be raffled:

 

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Good Luck!

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Looking forward to coming..My wife and 15 month old will be with me..He loves looking at everything..Question...If I enter the raffle, do I have to be there at the end of the day when it is drawn?

Robert

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Anybody else going to pheasant run, it would be nice to meet some local reefers from the nano reef community.

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Looking forward to coming..My wife and 15 month old will be with me..He loves looking at everything..Question...If I enter the raffle, do I have to be there at the end of the day when it is drawn?

Robert

 

Hi Robert,

 

You must be present to win. CMAS has no where to hold winning items, and as such they need to be picked up immediately!

 

We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

 

Sincerely,

CMAS

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We spent some time today getting the Mega Raffle, Entry Raffle, and Workshop Raffle all organized. The following is what has been committed so far.

 

WOW! We didn't realize how much had come in. Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors. Attendees and guests - please stop by these exhibitors tables at the show or check out their linked websites when considering your future purchases in an effort to say "thanks".

 

Oh, and don't forget to buy raffle tickets!

 

ENTRY TICKET RAFFLE

Donated by Reef Hatchery & Imports - http://reefimports.com

Platinum Clown Fish

 

WORKSHOP RAFFLE

Donated by Friends of CMAS - http://www.cmas.net

JBJ nano aquarium and 2 flame wrasses

 

MEGA RAFFLE

Donated by Central Pets - http://www.centralpet.com

75-gallon reef ready aquarium and stand

75 Gallon Coralife Cone Skimmer

29 Gallon Coralife Biocube

1000 Kent marine supplements

 

Donated by Drsfostersmith.com - http://www.drsfostersmith.com

1000 door prize bags

 

Donated by marinegeek.com - http://www.marinegeek.com/bb

$1000 raffle donation from Marine Geek

 

Donated by Seachem - http://www.seachem.com/Home/index.html

$300 raffle items from Seachem

Provided Coral Dip for Build-a-Reef-Ball Workshop

4 aquavitro salinity 120 gallon bucket

2 aquavitro salinity 225 gallon bucket

4 full set aquavitro reef supplements in 1 L size

- alpha

- balance

- calcification

- eight.four

- fuel

- ions

- vibrance

3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 500mL size

3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 1 L size

3 sets Reef Fusion 1 and 2 in 2 L size

 

Donated by Phyto2 - http://www.phyto2.com

3 one gallon Phyto2 prize packs

 

Donated by Marineland - http://www.marineland.com/MarineLand.home

Marineland 45 gallon cube, stand, and hood

Magnum 350

In sump 100 gallon skimmer

2 Maxi-jet 900 Pro

12 calcium booster

12 natural nitrite reducer

12 reef accelerator

Instant Ocean Reef Master Test Kit

 

Donated by Bulk Reef Supply - http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store

Deluxe BRS Reactor + a ½ gallon of GFO

 

Donated by Rod's Food - http://www.rodsfood.com

5 multi-packs of Rod's food

 

Donated by Tropic Marin - http://www.tropic-marin.com

6 packages Elimi-phos 200g

6 packages Elimi-phos 1.5kg

6 packages Elimi-phos Long life 100g

6 units Liquid Bio-Calcium

 

Donated by Vertias Controls - http://www.veritascontrols.com

$100 Gift Certificate

 

Donated by Captain's Corals - http://www.captainscorals.com

120 Watt LED light

Premium Corals

 

Donated by Premium Aquatics - http://premiumaquatics.com/store/merchant.mvc

Vertex IN 100 Protein Skimmer

 

Donated by Zero Edge - http://zeroedgeaquarium.com

45 Gallon Zero Edge Cube, Sump, and Stand

 

Donated by Paradise Corals - http://www.paradisecorals.com

Pink & Purple Watermelon Paradise Chalice

 

Donated by Finnex Aquarium - http://www.finnex.net

LED Clip on spot light

 

Donated by Total Pets Plus - http://totalpetsplus.com

Bucket of Tropic Marin Salt

25 lbs of dry base rock

 

Donated by Flipper Cleaner - http://flippercleaner.com

Flipper aquarium cleaner

 

Donated by Exotic Aquatics - http://www.exoticaquaticsinc.com

28 Gallon JBJ Nano Cube and Stand

 

 

Thank you for all of the contributions.

 

The proceeds from this raffle will help to fund the show and fund CMAS future events.

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wow...look forward to tomorrow..question... are cameras ok to bring with? Also are strollers ok to bring Since my 15 month old will be with us, or an umbrella stroller?

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had a great time there...hope everyone else did.. I ended up winning the red planet at the raffle..I got 6 other corals also....Want to know a funny little fact..The $600 scoly raffled off along with the chalice and 3 other corals was won by a girl who did not even have a tank..No tank at all she just put a ticket in the box since she thought it looked pretty...The who worked there told me that..lol..

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did you notice bryopsis in any frag displays there? On one of my frags I had three tiny bits of bubble algae and little pieces of string algae but not big enough to identify...Has me very worried....I cleaned it to me best ability..anything else I should do?

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