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immafool
11-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Who we are:

Here at The Coral Expo, we are just a couple of saltwater aquarium enthusiasts and hobbyists looking to add our own spin to the growing industry. We have over 10 years of experience in the hobby, a number of successful and unsuccessful tank builds under our belts, and a slew of personal and business connections in the industry. Our company engages in a wide variety of activities such as visiting the LFS in the GTA in search of great deals, to collecting uber rare creatures and corals, or even just chatting up with fellow hobbyist. Some of you have done business with us in the pasts as we do like to buy, sell and trade locally with others. Nonetheless, we are sure that this venture will allow us to meet and greet more, if not all, members and vendors of the community.


Our Mission:

The Coral Expo is a young and imaginative professional planning team aimed at providing local saltwater hobbyists with an exciting event that will have different vendors from all over displaying their best fish, corals and dry-good products. We are first and foremost true saltwater hobby enthusiasts who view ourselves as members of the local saltwater community. We look forward to working closely with both vendors and members of the community in order to host an event that will truly be something to remember.


The Toronto Coral Expo 2014:

So for our very first event, we are in the process of planning the next frag buy/sell/trade event to kick off the busy reefing season. This event will be similar to last year's "toronto fragfest", where a variety of different vendors will be selling goodies to the public. We are excited to take on the task of providing our fellow hobbyists with an event that will have something for everybody.


For more information, please visit us at http://thecoralexpo.com/ and sign up to receive email updates.

For those of you who have instagram or facebook please feel free to follow us for any updates

Instagram TheCoralExpo
Facebook TheCoralExpo (https://www.facebook.com/thecoralexpo)

And before i forget, here is the floorplan. It might change a little bit as a couple of vendors have yet to confirm.

For a full list of our vendor please visit Vendor List (http://thecoralexpo.com/vendors/)

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Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Edenchef
11-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Wow! That puts a whole new spin on the term "Reefer Madness".:cool1: Damn! too far for an afternoon drive.

Cheers!

blacksmithden
11-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Wow! That puts a whole new spin on the term "Reefer Madness".:cool1: Damn! too far for an afternoon drive.

Cheers!

When I first saw the title, I thought he was talking about rock n roll cigaettes too. :cool1:

immafool
11-12-2014, 03:36 PM
LOL "rock and roll cigarettes"

don't let the whole "aquarium" hobby leave you astray... reefing and reefer come hand in hand.. if you haven't seen a coral under some actinic lighting, lets just say it puts new meaning to "mind blowing green".

http://reefbuilders.com/files/2012/09/rainbow-lobophyllia-2.jpeg

blacksmithden
11-12-2014, 05:33 PM
LOL "rock and roll cigarettes"

don't let the whole "aquarium" hobby leave you astray... reefing and reefer come hand in hand.. if you haven't seen a coral under some actinic lighting, lets just say it puts new meaning to "mind blowing green".

http://reefbuilders.com/files/2012/09/rainbow-lobophyllia-2.jpeg

A buddy of mine was heavily into it years ago.....until his huge tank leaked a SECOND time and took out the basement ceiling, couch and hardwood flooring AGAIN ! :D

As for me and the no doubt vibrant colors....Im 5 star, full blown color blind. I bet I can still spot the critters hiding in the rocks better than you guys though, without all that fancy color vision overload you guys seem to get. Lol.

Clinteastwoody
11-13-2014, 02:21 AM
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Thats my tank from in the summer....any other reef enthusiasts on here?

Clinteastwoody
11-13-2014, 02:25 AM
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some more pics

Clinteastwoody
11-13-2014, 02:37 AM
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PS no images were edited only snapped with the camera phone.

immafool
11-17-2014, 12:07 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/45d93193a42b42e30aa63bef93486a41.jpg

Thats my tank from in the summer....any other reef enthusiasts on here?

Clinteastwoody, that's one killer setup you got going there... that birdsnest looks MASSIVE!!!
Keep up the good work!!!

immafool
11-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Hey guys the show is 1 Week Away! Anyone excited? because i know i am.

We have started posting some of the prizes we will have for our raffle, Our vendors have been kind enough to donate these prizes for the raffle.

If you would like to see these prizes please visit

http://thecoralexpo.com/raffle-prizes/

We will be uploading them as the show gets closer!

immafool
11-21-2014, 06:22 AM
At this years event, it has been decided to use a ballot ticketing system, where individuals can purchase a ballot (1 for 2$ or 3 for 5$) and are required to fill it out (name and contact information). We will have a station set up (table, chairs, pens, pencils, etc) for this. By using this ballot system, individuals DO NOT have to be present in order to win a prize!

Some of our kind vendors have provided the event with some Gift Cards that can be used at the event. We will be raffling off these prizes at 2:30pm.

As for coral or equipment prizes, these will be raffled off at 4pm.

Winners will be announced at the time of raffle, and if the individual is not present, we will contact them to arrange a pick up at a later date.

Hope to see you all there!!!

immafool
11-21-2014, 06:22 AM
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Instagram: thecoralexpo
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Clinteastwoody
11-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Clinteastwoody, that's one killer setup you got going there... that birdsnest looks MASSIVE!!!
Keep up the good work!!!
Thanks ive been i the hobby 5 years strong. The birdsnest is larger than a football and grew it from a 1 inch stick 4 years ago. Most colonies were from frags that grew out. My equipment is more important to me than a variety of expensive fad corals.