Sunday, October 21, 2012

Welcome to Reef-A-Palooza: Day 2

We're back for day 2 of Reef-A-Palooza here at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. In case you're unfamiliar, Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) is a huge annual aquarium show hosted by local aqaruium club SCMAS (Southern California Marine Aquarium Society).
Today we thought we'd walk around and speak with some of the vendors and hobbyists at the show so we can share some of the goings on with folks who weren't able to make it to this year's event. If you happen to be around the Orange County area today, the show will be open until 4 pm this afternoon. Entry is $10 and parking is $5. You're bound to score some great deals on coral frags, get some freebies from the various booths (like our new Major League Reefing T-shirt!) and maybe even win some awesome goodies in all the raffles going on.
There's a ton of new products on display at the show as well. In our own booth you can come play with AquaticLife's new remote-controlled Expert Series LED light, see just how compact and powerful EcoTech's Radion light is and admire how slim and easy-to-use Cobalt Aquatics' new heaters are. The biggest draw in our booth so far this year is the 175-gallon Red Sea Max S-Series Plug and Play Aquarium.
There are some free educational events scheduled for this afternoon that you won't want to miss. Scott Fellman will be doing a "Tank Flow" demonstration at 11:30am, followed by a coral "Fragging" demo at 1:30 pm with Greg Fryling. Speakers scheduled for today are Steve Carroll at 11:30 am with Ret Talbot closing out the day at 1:30 pm.
We hope to see you soon but, if not, stay tuned for more posts througout the day as we chat with all the great folks here at RAP.