Marine Aquarium Expo is THIS Weekend, April 3-5, 2009 at OC Fair & Event Center in CA


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Ladies and Gents, can you believe it is that time again!
Marine Aquarium Expo is at the OC Fair & Event Center April 3-5, 2009
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (enter from Arlington drive and gate #8)
Friday*, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM
(*note: Friday is open only to business professionals and closed to the general public)
Admission to the Marine Aquarium Expo is only $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and FREE for children 12 and under! (Parking is $5 at the gate)
-the FIRST “Hybrid” consumer-trade show in our entire industry!
-the SECOND Annual event here at the Orange County Fair & Event Center
-the LARGEST aquatics consumer show in all of North America!
-the GREATEST participation by both exhibitors and attendees!
Here is our complete line up of exhibitors for the 2009 marine Aquarium Expo:
Included in the above lineup are over TWENTY (20) LIVE GOODS DEALERS just waiting to offer you incredible deals on FRAGS, CORALS, and other LIVESTOCK:
Here are the live stock dealers:
-Aquarium in Motion
-Boston Aqua Farms
-Cherry Corals
-Choice Coral
-Dirk's Reef
-Exotic Aquarium
-Fish n' Frags
-HiDef Corals
-Lighthouse Aquatics
-Midwest Saltwater
- Mobile Aquatics
-Ocean Blue
-O.C. Aquatic
-Reefkoi Corals
-Reefski's Corals
-Seahorse Aquatics
-Vivid Aquariums
-West Coast Reefer
-Wet Thumb Frags
-EIGHT club booths
Here are the SPEAKERS:
1) Eric Borneman Saturday @ 12:30pm
2) Joseph Yaiullo Saturday @ 2:00pm
3) Tullio Dell Aquila Saturday @ 3:30pm
4) Bob Fenner Sunday @ 12:30pm
5) Mark Levenson Sunday @ 2:00pm
6) Adam Blundell Sunday @ 3:30pm
5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday:
LARGEST RAFFLE of Aquarium Goods you’ve ever seen in your entire life!
PREMIER GRAND PRIZE: (drawing is at 5:45pm on Sunday) is valued at $12,000!
300 Gallon Starfire Aquarium system with LED/MH/T5 light hood, sump, pump, and custom furniture, donated to Marine Aquarium Expo by Marineland & Instant Ocean
Children’s “Fin-Zone”, to include:
-8-foot children’s Touch Tank
-drawing, games, music, & more
-Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit
-4-H club exhibit
-Prizes, Prizes, and more Prizes
Things for your “Significant Other” to do while you attend the Marine Aquarium Expo:
1)“Sugarplum Festival Arts and crafts” next door in building 10 & Free admission
2)“OC Market Place” Largest Swap Meet in California and LOTS of great vendors
3) “Anatolian Cultures and Foods Festival” happening in the festival fields
4) “Giant Paintball Park” in the Grandstand Arena
5) FOOD and FOOD and more FOOD! (Beer and other beverages available)
Bring the entire family to spend the whole day at this tremendous, world-class event!


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Sooo, who is going to this? I am. I'll be at the Aqua Tech booth. Might be fun to meet some peeps from here.