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osrascom
12/10/2015, 03:49 PM
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osrascom
12/11/2015, 09:22 PM
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osrascom
12/31/2015, 04:18 PM
Dinner Sponsors for the OSRAS 4th Annual Reef Aquarium Conference .....MeLevs Reef.......Unique Corals

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osrascom
12/31/2015, 04:24 PM
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osrascom
01/09/2016, 10:55 AM
The beginning sponsor list, alot more on the way:

Reef Nutrition
Trigger Sump Systems
Aqueon
Coralife
Kent Marine
Red Sea
Tunze
Hamilton Technology
Fritz Industries
Sustainable Aquatics
Fluval
Coralvue
MaxSpeck
Sea and Reef
Cobalt
Bulk Reef Supply
CPR Aquatics
Reef Hobbyist Magazine
Aquacraft
San Franciso Bay Brand
Ocean Nutrition
Rod's Food
Piscine Energentics(PE Mysis)
Reef Breeders
AquaFX
The Coral Magazine
Champion Lighting
Vaquatics
OmegaSea
Current/Ecoxotic
CaribSea
Raffle list will be soon updated with added raffles!

LKQ
01/09/2016, 07:41 PM
I will not miss this!

osrascom
01/18/2016, 05:02 PM
vendor booths almost sold out!

osrascom
02/05/2016, 11:05 AM
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<b>THE GRAND PRIZE!!!!</b>

osrascom
02/08/2016, 12:53 PM
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL.......!! entrance tickets only $15.00 , OSRAS card holders $5.00..... ends on March 15th..
BUY NOW WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!!:bounce2:

osrascom
02/11/2016, 05:28 PM
More sponsors!!

Sera
Seachem
Ocean State Aquatics
IceCap
AquaVitro
Tropic Marin
Sea Swirl
SicceUS
LRS Frenzy Foods
Rapid Led
Microbe-Lift
Hydor
Prodibio
AP Breed
Premium Aquatics
Ecotech Marine
Ready Set Reef

osrascom
02/14/2016, 02:51 PM
Another sponsor..Triton!!

osrascom
02/16/2016, 08:12 PM
Another sponsor: Algae Barn..........becoming best friends with fedex and ups lol

REEFFREAK77
02/22/2016, 01:27 PM
Why Wed widget wowing J 4 f 38 J x6 x6 L Ln northbridge p2

osrascom
02/22/2016, 05:16 PM
Say that again? lol explain

Jumb0shrimp
02/24/2016, 07:32 PM
This will be my first time attending! Got the day off from work, can't wait!

osrascom
02/26/2016, 04:16 PM
Raffles, everyday something new! Its like your birthday but not being able to keep the present..lol Its going to spend all night setting up all these goodies!

waterlife14
02/26/2016, 06:39 PM
Got my pocketbook, i emptied my car, saved room in my tank..can't wait. This year is going to be hot!!

dMarina
02/28/2016, 03:30 PM
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johnken
02/28/2016, 05:33 PM
Do you have any raffle ticket specials going on now?

osrascom
02/29/2016, 04:37 PM
Early bird specials end march 15 http://www.osrasconference2016.com.raffles.html
Check the sponsor page too..over 100 raffle prizes with more coming in!

johnken
03/02/2016, 03:58 PM
Great thanks! Looks like it's going to be a big raffle! Psyched!

billryan
03/02/2016, 08:03 PM
I got out f the hobby for awhile due to illness but I'm getting back in. We set up the tank a couple of weeks ago and it's going to need some livestock. I missed the last 2 conferences but I'm hoping to attend this year. I had a good time at the first one.
The hotel is beautiful, we might stay the night! I'm starting with fish first, will anyone be selling fish?

osrascom
03/02/2016, 09:57 PM
Some vendors are selling fish, there are fish in the raffle, you can even have fish for dinner!!!

billryan
03/03/2016, 05:49 PM
Thanks! I'm looking for smaller fish so I can add a lot of them. Maybe a jaw fish and firefish. I'm thinking of keeping it simple this time.

dMarina
03/04/2016, 05:31 PM
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osrascom
03/04/2016, 09:07 PM
Thanks! I'm looking for smaller fish so I can add a lot of them. Maybe a jaw fish and firefish. I'm thinking of keeping it simple this time.

be careful with the jawfish..they jump.

billryan
03/05/2016, 10:42 AM
I've got it covered! Literally, I made a mesh cover for both sides of the tank. Put in a deep sand bed and plenty of LR. I'm used to the jumpers, had my share of wrasses. I'm ready to go! I like that I'm going a totally different route this time.

dMarina
03/06/2016, 06:39 PM
Bill, glad to see you've set up a new tank. There were plenty of fish for sale at the conference, plus the designer clownfish from Sea & Reef in the raffle. We might have what you are looking for!

waterlife14
03/07/2016, 10:05 AM
discount ticket sales ending soon!

osrascom
03/09/2016, 04:32 PM
59 sponsors.. over $15,000 in raffle items!!!! 2nd room packed of raffles , starting the third room with today's delivery:bounce3::bounce3:

osrascom
03/10/2016, 11:58 AM
we are selling dinner tickets on the forum osras.org... remember buy two dinners and a membership you will receive a free osras conference t-shirt and a great special discount on the raffles!!

osrascom
03/10/2016, 12:12 PM
We are ordering a 2nd set of t-shirts for the OSRAS conference. Are you interested in having your banner or logo printed on the back. \contact Rich at [email protected]

osrascom
03/11/2016, 01:49 PM
another vendor...Reefs Creation!:thumbsup:

osrascom
03/15/2016, 06:58 AM
Osras early bird specials for admission, raffles and dinner ends at midnight march 15th!!!! Get the discount before early bird special is over.

osrascom
03/16/2016, 02:52 PM
About 30 people put the order in for raffles and admission at the last minute so I didnt catch you so I am extending the early bird raffles to the 20th. Sorry I didnt get back to you.. I've been swamped. Its going to great!!!!!!:dance::dance::dance::dance:

dMarina
03/17/2016, 09:53 AM
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osrascom
03/17/2016, 03:21 PM
Vendor booths SOLD OUT!!!!45 foot truck at my house today!!!And left empty!!

osrascom
03/18/2016, 11:46 AM
Dont forget to get the early bird specials before they end on March 20th!! Book your spot for "Dinner With The Speakers" after the conference 6:00pm (see dinner page on the conference website) ...SPECIAL FREE RAFFLE AT DINNER :dance::dance:

waterlife14
03/21/2016, 07:33 PM
The raffles keep coming in! we have a vendor table raffle! spend $20 or more at any vendor and receive a free raffle for the vendor raffle table. it is full of live stock, and supplies.. including a tank! also the dinner raffle as always is great and we have some great raffles prizes there. keep in mind we have the children free raffle too! every child under the age of 12 will receive a free raffle ticket! come out and enjoy this event! it the best one YET!!

Member No. 1
03/21/2016, 08:53 PM
I plan on attending. Looking forward to it.

osrascom
03/22/2016, 01:33 PM
Be sure to have plenty of room in your car for the raffle prizes, a cooler for the corals and fish and a big stomach for the dinner!!

Member No. 1
03/23/2016, 03:59 AM
Bringing the truck!

dMarina
03/26/2016, 06:47 AM
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dMarina
03/26/2016, 12:49 PM
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osrascom
03/27/2016, 12:57 PM
Livestock on their way to Rhode Island..from Sea and Fish, Unique Corals, Algae Barn, Sustainable Aquatics!!!The freezer, refrigerator and fish tanks are all set..bubbling with excitement!!!!:fish2::fish2:

dMarina
03/29/2016, 08:31 AM
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DrSimon
03/30/2016, 06:54 AM
I'll be there with my wallet!

osrascom
03/30/2016, 04:57 PM
New membership cards made, early bird raffle list setup..almost time!

Desert Sea
03/30/2016, 05:00 PM
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Hello, I just joined the forum and plan on attending the conference this weekend. I'm also beginning to gather information and materials for my new tank. How does one go about reserving a order for some of the Marco Rock? I would like to purchase some for my upcoming build.

Thanks in advance.

dMarina
03/30/2016, 08:46 PM
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dMarina
03/31/2016, 09:07 AM
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dMarina
04/01/2016, 07:49 AM
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osrascom
04/01/2016, 02:20 PM
Im sorry for all the vendors I had to turn away because of no room (plus too many vendors is not good for sales)but I'm hearing through the grapevine
that some hobbyists will try to sell in the parking lot. Hotel wont permit it. Their security as normal will be in the parking lot. Im posting this on all sites not just yours. See ya Sunday!

osrascom
04/02/2016, 07:20 AM
ONE DAY AWAY!!!:bounce2:

osrascom
04/04/2016, 03:39 PM
A great showing even though we went through a "Northeaster". A lot of gusto shown by the vendors and hobbyists that flew and drove from miles away to make sure the conference was a success . We broke all our conference records in raffles iems, supporters, vendors and attendees. Looking forward to the future.

Keep reefing,
OCEAN STATE REEF AQUARIUM SOCIETY (OSRAS)

osrascom
04/04/2016, 08:51 PM
WHAT A DAY!! Reef talk, seeing old friends, laughing, corals, fish, vendors, speakers and raffles everywhere. Lets see , how does that saying go, " Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these vendors, speakers and hobbyists from the swift completion of their setup conference!". This one goes in the star column. Thanks to everyone that started putting this conference,10 months ago. Thanks to all the crew...especially, Brenda, Debbie, Ricky, Olivia, and Art. Also a special thanks goes to Joe, who just had knee surgery, put the pain behind him plus Hap and Manny that came out of the dark and really stepped up at the end to help the conference when some of us (like myself) who could barely stand up!! It great to so many new members got memberships and joined OSRAS as supporting members. Thanks to our wonderful speakers, Scott Fellman and Marc Levenson who awed alot of attendees with their experience, knowledge, friendship,sense of humor, and personality(If you missed them, make sure to check them at the next swap or conference that they are speaking, you wont be sorry!)These two westerners got a real taste of true Rhode Islandism, with our speech accents, weather, (rain , then sun, then rain again, then snow then sun and snow again and to top it off below freezing temperatures. Then it snowed again when the flew out today. WELCOME TO NEW ENGLAND!! lol.Everyone had a great day!!.

dMarina
04/05/2016, 05:27 PM
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dMarina
04/05/2016, 08:46 PM
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