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Zach been surfing their web site last few minutes. Tickets still not available, still no schedule, but floor plan looks like lots of coral dealers.
 
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Yeah I saw that as well. Tickets say “coming soon” and the site is super slow for me. Guessing you will be able to purchase at the door as well, at least i hope so.
 
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Still debating if I want to go. Hard to stay indoors on October weekends... Gotta enjoy those last nice ones before winter... that weekend is right on the edge... Maybe if tickets are available the week before and the weather is forcasted to be bad...

I actually haven't been to a big show like this, are the frags cheap? Last time I went to a frag swap I got some free swag. I rarely win, so I'm not a huge raffle person. I'm not what you call a social butterfly, and I'm not at the point where I can buy the latest gear, any reason I should go?
 

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Still debating if I want to go. Hard to stay indoors on October weekends... Gotta enjoy those last nice ones before winter... that weekend is right on the edge... Maybe if tickets are available the week before and the weather is forcasted to be bad...

I actually haven't been to a big show like this, are the frags cheap? Last time I went to a frag swap I got some free swag. I rarely win, so I'm not a huge raffle person. I'm not what you call a social butterfly, and I'm not at the point where I can buy the latest gear, any reason I should go?
I would do Aquashella instead. It is August 14/15. Aquashella is geared toward salt and fresh though, but freshwater has a lot of cool stuff. Frags are not cheap at these things usually except maybe on the end of day 2 when they would prefer to sell them then take them home. These are dealers from across the country mostly so this is their living. If you want cheap you are better off going to a local swap that has local hobbyist selling. It is a good way to meet dealers and you may be able to meet some of the sponsors on here. I know I got to know zoanthids.com that way. He has been coming to our events for 10+ years and I spend too much time at his booth just talking.
 
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Still debating if I want to go. Hard to stay indoors on October weekends... Gotta enjoy those last nice ones before winter... that weekend is right on the edge... Maybe if tickets are available the week before and the weather is forcasted to be bad...

I actually haven't been to a big show like this, are the frags cheap? Last time I went to a frag swap I got some free swag. I rarely win, so I'm not a huge raffle person. I'm not what you call a social butterfly, and I'm not at the point where I can buy the latest gear, any reason I should go?
This will be my first time at RAP so I'm not entirely sure how it will be but I'm excited to check it out. As stated above I doubt anything will be "cheap" but I'm going more so just to check everything out and socialize a bit. I'm pretty overstocked as it is with my tank :)
 

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