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Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois

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



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 http://www.drsfostersmith.com/[/link]]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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    CMAS
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    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!



    Don't forget to drop a few raffle tickets in the jar to win these awesome corals.
    Thanks Paradise Corals!
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    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.

    Read more information about this great product here:
    http://www.finnex.net/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=37&product_id=290&Itemid=61&vmcchk=1&Itemid=61

    Be sure to stop by the Finnex booth and thank them for this great donation!
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    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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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    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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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Looks like fun, I'll be there. Any cool speakers?
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Absolutely!  Speakers currently include Julian Sprung of Two Little Fishies, Kevin Kohen of LiveAquaria.com, and George Parsons of the Shedd Aquarium.  For more info on the speakers, please see this link:  http://maci.cmas.net/speakers
     
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    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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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Nice looking raffle items.
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Tal Sweet of the Marine Breeding Initiative is now added to the speakers list!
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    That's awesome!  Congratulations Tal!
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    Additional Mega Raffle Items Donated by Seachem! (permalink)
    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!
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    Ever wanted to pick up a Zero Edge cube tank & stand? (permalink)

    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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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    slosht

    That's awesome!  Congratulations Tal!

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to it.
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Just Announced!
    Participants of the coral cutting http://maci.cmas.net/attendee-info/coral-fragging-workshop or build-a-reefball http://maci.cmas.net/attendee-info/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:
     

    Good Luck!

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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Have fun speaking Tal.  Make sure you bring me back those Platinums
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    Re:Marine Aquatic Conference of Illinois (permalink)
    Had a good time but didn't win anything.
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