Michigan Coral Expo & Swap - Lansing, MI (Feb. 19, 2017)

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    The Michigan Coral Expo & Swap (aka Lansing Swap) will be on February 19, 2017.

    MCES is the largest reef event in Michigan...now in its 11th year! The event is hosted by two clubs...The Mid-Michigan Marine Club and Grand Rapids Marine Aquarium Society. Both clubs are busy making preparations and working on speakers and raffle to make it even better. Last year, MCES brought together over 950 hobbyists from around the state and upper midwest with 50 vendors from across the country. If you are a reef keeper in the midwest, you do not want to miss this event!

    Date: February 19, 2017
    Where: Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center (formerly Best Western)
    6820 South Cedar Street
    Lansing, MI 48911

    Admission is $10 per person (kids under 16 are free)

    The tentative itinerary for the 2017 Michigan Coral Expo & Swap is as follows (raffle times to be announced):
    10:00: Admission for morning speaker session
    10:30-11:30: Morning Speaker Session
    11:30-12:00: early exhibition hall admission for morning speaker attendees
    12:00: doors open to exhibition hall for general admission
    4:30: end

    Here is the layout/vendor list:

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    If you have Never Been to a Frag Swap Before Check out this Video from a previous swap to get an idea of all the fun that you will have.

    Vendors from around the country come to sell coral (much of which are the amazing corals that you see online not the bland common stuff that you see at your LFS - Local Fish Store).

    It is also a great way to meet old friends and make new friends that are in the hobby.

    You will find the hottest Zoanthids, Acros, Acans, Chalices, etc. all at great prices!
     
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    This Show is the Biggest Frag Swap in Michigan and It Only Happens Once a Year so you Definetly Do NOT want to Miss it !!!!

    - 55 Tables with Vendors From All Over the Country
    - Gigantic Raffle (Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
    - Guest Speakers like MACNA !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am Soooo Excited for It!
     
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    Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/?active_tab=discussion

    Click "Going" Under the Big Picture of the Clownfish and Anemone at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

    You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Swap if you Click "Going" :)

    Invite all Your Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Frag Swap :)
     
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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is Less than 4 Weeks Away.

    Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    Vendor Map - 55 Tables !!!!

    Gigantic Frag Swap - The Biggest in Michigan

    Most Frag Swaps only have 10 to 20 Tables but this One has 55 Making it a MEGA SWAP !!!!

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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 3 Weeks Away.

    Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    I am getting Very Excited for this Frag Swap :)

    So Close!
     
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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 2 Weeks Away.

    Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 7 Days Away.

    Tell all Your Friends About It :)

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 6 Days Away.

    Tell all Your Friends About It :)

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 5 Days Away.

    Tell all Your Friends About It :)

    Sunday, February 19, 2017
     
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    Some Crazy Things in the Raffle including

    Ecotech Vortech MP-40 Quiet Drive
    Deep Blue 45 Gallon Reef Ready Frag Tank
     
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    How does the raffle work? Do you buy tickets, or are you automatically entered in when you pay to get into the frag swap?
     
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    You Get 10 FREE Tickets (Valued $1 Each) When You Buy Your Admission Ticket to the Show.

    You Can Buy Additional Tickets

    - $1 Each Ticket
    - 12 Tickets for $10 (Get 2 FREE Tickets that Way)
    - 30 Tickets for $20 (Get 10 FREE Tickets that Way)
     
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    Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/?active_tab=discussion

    Click "Going" Under the Big Picture of the Clownfish and Anemone at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

    You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Swap if you Click "Going" :)

    Invite all Your Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Frag Swap :)
     
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    A Few Frag Swap Tips for Both Newbies and Veterans

    1. Don't Forget Cash. Some Vendors will Take Credit Cards, but Others are Cash Only.
    2. Bring a Small Portable Cooler to Store the Corals that Bought In.
    3. Admission is $10, Kids are FREE. Having the Exact Amount Helps Things Go Smoother at the Entrance.
    4. Large Baby Carriages and Coolers with Wheels are Discouraged. The Hall is Filled with People and Those Large Items Make Traffic Flow Difficult.
    5. Doors Open at 12:00
    6. Morning Speaker (Austin Lefevre) Starts at 10:30. Arrive Early for a Seat.
    7. Raffles are at 1:45 and 3:30. Everyone Gets 10 FREE Tickets (Valued at $1 Each) with each Paid Admission (So Basically You Get in For FREE !!!!).
    8. Be Aware of How Much Time You Take Talking to a Vendor if what Your Discussing Doesn't Involve Buying Something . Vendors are Very Helpful and Knowledgeable and Most Will Try to Help You, but Please be Conscious of the Fact that Vendors are There to Sell and Not to Explain How to Rid Your Tank of Nuisance Algae (For Example).
     
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    Here is the Finalized Map for the 11th Annual Michigan Coral Expo and Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) on Sunday, February 19

    https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/

    Not Only is it the Biggest Frag Swap & Coral Expo in Michigan but it is Also the Biggest Swap in the MIDWEST as well !!!! And this MEGA SWAP Only Happens Once a Year so you Definetly Do NOT want to Miss it !!!! :)

    - 55 Tables with Vendors From All Over the Country
    - Gigantic Raffle (Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
    - Guest Speakers like MACNA !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sunday, February 19

    Invite all of Your Friends :)
     
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    FREE Ecotech Vortech MP-40
    FREE AI Prime LED Light
    FREE 45 Gallon Deep Blue Reef Ready Frag Tank
    FREE Coral (Tons of FREE Coral) !!!! :)


    Everyone that Comes to the Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap this Sunday Gets 10 FREE Tickets for these and Many Many Many Other Awesome Items !!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/

    Sunday February 19

    Lansing, Michigan

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