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The Bayou Reefkeeping staff has been working tirelessly on Fragniappe since the fall. All that hard work will soon pay off though as it's only one week away. We hope there's as much enthusiasm as we think there is because there are some truly amazing vendors on the way!
If you are as excited about Fragniappe as we are, then let us know here in this topic!
A lot of effort has gone into promoting the event, but you can help too by spreading the word. Let all of your friends, family, co-workers, anyone and everyone know too. Let's show all of these vendors from around the country what it's like to visit the bayou! Give them plenty of incentive to come back next year!
Here is the official schedule for Fragniappe. Don't worry, you will get your own copy when entering the event!
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Time for another one guys.
Get your submissions in for the March POTM contest.
This month we're going to do FISH.
Post em up until March 8 at midnight.
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Great News Everyone!
We will have a nice raffle at Fragniappe and it's time to let all of you know about the goodies up for grabs!
Tickets will be a mere ONE DOLLAR each and we will have individual prize raffles and some prize group raffles at the event. There will be no raffle pre-sales.
This list will probably be growing, but here's what we have for now. All donated items! There are plenty more items, but for now here is a peek!
$400 Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer! Courtesy of:
$380 Typhoon III Extreme 150 RODI Unit. Courtesy of:
$215 Tunze LED White 8820 Waterproof Submersible Fixture. Courtesy of:
$170 Seneye Reef Aquarium Monitoring System. Courtesy of:
$200 Marineland Reef Capable LED System. Courtesy of:
$100 Each - 2 Complete AquaVitro Reef Additives Sets. Courtesy of:
$70 Each - 2 Hamilton 32" Blue LED Lighting Strips. Courtesy of:
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This topic will be utilized by Fragniappe exhibitors to offer special discounts and also to offer presales of livestock and equipment! Those exhibitors offering discounts and/or taking pre-orders will post in this topic to inform everyone. At that point, you may then freely converse with those vendors either via this topic or private messages as needed. We want to give everyone ample opportunity to acquire the items they want at Fragniappe!
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We are proud to announce our guest speakers for Fragniappe!
Steve has been growing and propagating corals since the early days of keeping SPS corals. He acquired perhaps the first Acropora colony sold from a retail store in the US. That was back in 1992 and since then he has propagated and distributed thousands of SPS coral fragments.
In the past Steve has written articles for various publications and has also self published 4 books related to the captive reef market. He has also given presentations at a couple of MACNA conferences and numerous hobbyist club meetings across the country. Steve stopped flying and more or less retired from speaking around 2008. He now only occasionally gives presentations as a way to contribute and help new medium sized events that can be easily driven too from Central Texas. Since about 2000, Steve has been running his mainly online company Reeffarmers.
That company sells corals he grows, distributes other aquarists corals and also does some private coral brokering. Since about 2006, Steve has been a founding and active partner with the Coral Farmers Market companies. Those CFM events promoted and supported the captive propagation or farming of corals. To date they have organized and around 30 Coral Farmers Market coral shows throughout the country. The CFM has also helped support vendors at a few specific events and also helped provide infrastructure to a few other conferences or events.
Known to many online as "melev", Marc Levenson has been in the hobby since 1998. Marc owns and runs two websites: melevsreef.com & reefaddicts.com that are there to help hobbyists everywhere. His site started off as a single page many years ago, then grew to include additional topics of interest such as acrylic work, photography, solutions to pests, information about his reef tanks, lighting, feeding, critter ID and more. Podcasts, videos, product reviews and articles provide answers to many of the questions raised by hobbyists worldwide.
If words and pictures weren’t enough, Marc also delved into additional media:
Podcasting: From 2006 to 2009, about three dozen shows were released on Reefcast.com Do a search on iTunes for "reefcast" to find past episodes. Mostly audio downloads in mp3 format, but some were vidcasts. Then beginning in 2010, Reef Addicts’ podcast commenced, and can be found on iTunes as well. Search for "reefaddicts" for shows.
Marc has been a fan of MACNA since 2002 and hasn’t missed one since. He was on the BOD for MASNA, and is still on the BOD for DFWMAS since 2004. He was the club president of DFWMAS for three years, working to keep the membership growing and provide interesting content both online and at the monthly meetings. Marc has magazine articles in print, and was a contributing author to "Reefkeeping Basics." He was editor of Reefkeeping Magazine for 14 months, and travels to speak to clubs across the nation. When he’s not busy with that, he builds custom acrylic wares and sells RO/DI systems via his online store. He’s currently re-setting a 400g reef.
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Brad, please give us some details on your system, as well as more photos, including equipment and inhabitants.
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Are you sitting down? If not, then please do so! OK? Sitting down now? Yes? GOOD!
Bayou Reefkeeping is thrilled to announce the inaugural Fragniappe, the Frag Swap with a little something extra! The event will be benefiting Wounded War Heroes. For details, visit the Fragniappe website at the following url:
We know what you're thinking though.... WHO will be there!?
Well here's a sample of some of the vendors who will have booths at Fragniappe 2014!
Dirk's The Real Reefers Store
Gulf Coast Reef Society
House of Coral
LRS Frenzy Foods
Melev's Reef / Marc Levenson
Midwest Coral Connection
Reef Deep Aquatics
Reeffarmers / Steve Tyree
Synergy Reef Systems
The Coral Shop
Tropical Fish Bowl
World Wide Corals
AND MANY MORE!!!!
As you can see, this event has a national draw of some of the finest vendors and personalities our hobby has to offer! In addition, we have a long and growing list of sponsors too! We are looking forward to releasing more information over the upcoming weeks and months!!!
Are YOU Ready!??!?!?!?