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AquaIllumination Giving Away Decked Out IM SR-120 Display Tank at MACNA 2014

MACNA 2014 AI and IM Giveaway AquaIllumination Giving Away Decked Out IM SR 120 Display Tank at MACNA 2014
AquaIllunination is kicking off MACNA 2014 with an epic giveaway that spreads across three different companies and is sure to draw a crowd at their booth at the conference. The lighting gurus have teamed up with Innovative Marine to giveaway MORE: AquaIllumination Giving Away Decked Out IM SR-120 Display Tank at MACNA 2014More:

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Ten Items You Should Bring with You to MACNA 2014

Aquarium Nerd Travel Gear Ten Items You Should Bring with You to MACNA 2014
Below is a repost of our article: Ten Things Every Traveling Aquarium Nerd Should Pack With all of the aquarium industry focusing on MACNA this weekend, and thousands of hobbyists traveling to Denver for the show, we decided to throw together Continue reading → MORE: Ten Items You Should Bring with You to MACNA 2014More:

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The Ascent to MACNA 2014 Is Near!

pre macna2 The Ascent to MACNA 2014 Is Near!In just about three weeks, we here at Saltwater Smarts (and thousands of other saltwater aquarists from around the US and world) will ascend to The Mile-High City for MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America) 2014! This first-ever MACNA to take place in beautiful downtown Denver is being held at the Colorado Convention Center from August 29 through 31. If you attended or heard anything about MACNA 2013 in South Florida, you know the show was a resounding success. This years migration to Denver puts the 2014 event in the very capable hands of CORAL (Colorado Organization for Reef & Aquatic Life) and promises to be one of the best events yet. So what is MACNA? The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America is the longest-running marine aquarium conference in North America. Each year, the event moves to a different host city and the organizational responsibilities are given to a local host club. The conference itself is part educational symposium, part trade show, and part social gathering. With such a dynamic event, you can expect the attendees to be just as dynamic. The attendance ranges from hobbyists to marine scientists and LFS owners to industry professionals More: The Ascent to MACNA 2014 Is Near!More:

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Montipora Invasion!

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Uncommon Montipora verrucosa


For someone that loves acropora as much as I do, I sit here tonight staring at my beautiful 250 gallon mother colony system wondering how it ended up seventy five percent full of montipora colonies. When did this sneaky addiction to montipora over take my desire to keep acropora? I know that I originally started keeping montipora colonies for more practical reasons years ago, because they generally grow faster than acropora and tend to be easier to keep. As a coral farmer these are the kinds of corals I look for so they earn more real estate in my… More:
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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2013 Part 2

Part 2 of my MACNA 2013 coverage continues with interviews from Neptune Systems, My Reef Creations, Hydor, CAD lights, Ecoxotic, and Current USA. Oh, make sure you catch the outtakes. Note: For the best viewing experience, watch the show in 1080!  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2013 Part 2More:

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MACNA 2013: DAY 3 – The MACNA Experience by ThomasVisionReef

 MACNA 2013: Day 3. For my last day of MACNA I just wanted you guys to follow me as I walk the floor of MACNA and explore this great event. MACNA 2013: DAY 3 – The MACNA Experience by ThomasVisionReefMore:

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MACNA 2013 – DAY 2 – MACNA Interactive by ThomasVisionReef

 Stay tuned for more videos as I explore the Aquarium hobby. Tank Wars is coming soon!  Link: MACNA 2013 – DAY 2 – MACNA Interactive by ThomasVisionReefMore:

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The Show tanks of MACNA 2013 (part 2)

Macnab1 1024x733 The Show tanks of MACNA 2013 (part 2)
Earlier I posted a few examples of the plethora of show tanks at MACNA 2013. Below are a few more examples of the range of displays. Some vendors went large, with huge displays, excellently aquascaped and full of fish, others went minimalist with nano systems- and all were stunning. It was quite possible to spend an afternoon just checking out each of the individual displays without visiting any other booths. One of the most eye catching displays was that of Proaquatix.  Their circular tank full of lookdowns was a constant crowd pleaser.  In the following gallery is another shot of the lookdown tank, as well as other MACNA displays. Enjoy!… More:

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