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02/12/2016, 01:36 PM

The Mid-Atlantic Marine Aquarists Society (MAMAS) would like to invite the 4th Annual 2016 Mid-Atlantic Marine Aquarium Expo (MAMAX) located in Chesapeake, VA on October 8, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm. MAMAX is a charitable fundraising event for reef related causes. Proceeds are donated to a charity selected by you, the attendees.

MAMAX is an opportunity for reef aquarists in the mid-atlantic region to come together for a day of saltwater hobby exposure, education, conversation, contests and family fun. With over 30 vendors from across the country, raffles, a kid zone, presentations and contests throughout the day, we have something for everyone.

General admission is just $8 online until 10/1/2016 and kids 12 and under are free. You can purchase tickets at the door the day of for $10. Limited quantities of VIP tickets will be available as well! VIP tickets get you into the event a FULL HOUR EARLY at 9am before general admission to meet vendors, cherry pick coral and pick up exclusive deals. Youíll also get a t-shirt, MAMAS stickers, 25 Raffle tickets as well as vendor swag and exclusive deals!!!!! Thatís a $75 value for only $45.

More info at: http://www.midatlanticmas.org/mamax-2016/

05/25/2016, 08:54 AM
We're excited to announce that veteran ‪#‎MACNA‬ speakers, Joe Yaiullo and Laura Birenbaum from the Long Island Aquarium and ReefGen, will be presenting this October!*
Find out more about Joe here: http://bit.ly/1TyuZSc and Laura here:http://bit.ly/1WT9xZj
Get tickets for ‪#‎MAMAX2016‬ here http://www.midatlanticmas.org/mamax-2016/

06/01/2016, 01:16 PM
We've only got 3 booths left as of noon today! This is amazing as we still have almost 5 months left. If you are a vendor and considering coming to the show don't sleep! Contact us! We would love to have an invert vendor this year!

06/20/2016, 10:47 AM
MAMAS is excited to announce that Mr. Saltwater Tank himself, Mark Callahan, will be speaking at ‪#‎MAMAX2016‬ this October. Take a moment to learn more about Mark here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzKPoHKV7TZal7Hf2aEGCA if you are unfamiliar with his work and get your tickets to http://www.midatlanticmas.org/mamax-2016/ today!


08/27/2016, 09:34 AM
MAMAS, a charitable organization based around sustainability, would like to announce our recent collaboration with local VA artist, Reba McConnell. MAMAS commissioned 2 paintings to help raise money for this year's fundraising efforts, that we will be using on shirts and fine prints available at MAMAX in October. Please note these are only mocks, but we’re working with one of the best screen printers in the area to produce these shirts with a high leave of detail. Shirts should be available in approximately 2-3 weeks.

We're taking preorders for a limited quantity of $30ea (includes shipping) and after which they will only be available at MAMAX. All proceeds benefit marine charities like The Coral Reef Foundation and The Coral Reef Alliance. If you would like to show your support and preorder a shirt before the show or can’t make it to MAMAX, please message me with your email address. We’ll send an invoice and get all your information. For more information on us and MAMAX please visit: www.midatlanticmas.org. We still have a limited number of VIP tickets available for MAMAX as well! Visit our expo page for more details.


09/06/2016, 11:19 AM
Congratulations to Joe Yaiullo, for his recent MASNA Aquarist of the year award! Don't miss your chance to hear from Joe at this year's MAMAX Aquarium Expo in Virginia this October! VIP tickets and general admission tickets are still available!


09/12/2016, 10:24 AM

MAMAS would like to extend a huge thank you to our newest sponsor CaribSea Brands for sponsoring #MAMAX2016! We should have some more great raffle prizes from them including LifeRock! We still have VIP tickets left and remember that general admission tickets are only $8 before Oct 1st. http://bit.ly/2a5ubk0

09/20/2016, 12:23 PM
There are only a handful of VIP tickets left with just 3 weeks to go before #MAMAX2016. This is your chance to grab that ticket you’ve been holding off on purchasing and to win some awesome prizes. All you have to do is buy a VIP ticket before the end of the day September 23rd and you’ll get a chance to win a limited edition t-shirt of your choice AND a Portal from IVS! Just go to http://bit.ly/2a5ubk0 and purchase your ticket! Every ticket you buy is another chance to win! We’ll announce the winner the following Monday!

Wait, you don’t know what a VIP ticket is? A VIP ticket gets you into MAMAX an entire hour earlier to talk with vendors and cherry pick coral before the crowd pours in at 10am. You get a sweet little backpack stuff with goodies like a MAMAS t-shirt ($20value) a sheet of raffle tickets ($25value) stickers, buttons, a issue of Coral Magazine and a copy of Reef Hobbyist magazine PLUS tons of swag and discounts from vendors! What’s that? You’ve already bought a VIP ticket? No problem! You’re automatically entered in the drawing too!

Face it… you’re coming! Why not come earlier and walk away with some amazing stuff PLUS the chance at winning these awesome prizes? Get you ticket today! Learn more about MAMAX here: http://bit.ly/1Qpke3c and The Portal here: http://ivsportal.com/


09/21/2016, 06:18 PM
Just a handful left of opportunities to win this stuff and support MAMAS!

09/23/2016, 03:09 PM
Last chance to get in on this, ends tonight!

09/26/2016, 06:52 AM

MAMAS would like to announce Carolina Aquatics as the latest sponsor of our 2016 charity expo MAMAX in Chesapeake, VA. Carolina Aquatics is one of the largest east coast wholesale distributors of Kessil products and have donated one of the few ALL NEW A80 LEDs for the fundraising raffle at MAMAX in 2 weeks!*

This fixture won’t be available until late October/November so the winner will be one of the first aquarists to own it! We’ll have this awesome new light and mini gooseneck on display at the expo to demo before the raffle! The Kessil A80 is the first solid nano fixture the Kessil has ever produced and is sure to be an amazing LED for small tank fans everywhere.

More information on the show can be found here:*

VIP tickets are still available and general admission are on sale for only $8 until 10/1 here:*

Carolina Aquatics carries amazing coral and fish for retailers right from North Carolina and can be found here:*

09/27/2016, 06:55 AM
Little piece on the show yesterday: http://bit.ly/2dwjmcg

09/30/2016, 06:29 AM
7 more days!!!!

10/04/2016, 11:29 AM
This morning's estimates have Matthew hugging the coast but far south of the Hampton Roads area on Saturday. Our vendors are on board and we sold a bunch of tickets yesterday so we know you are too! We have plenty of room this year for seating, lunch, presentations and the raffle so come join us rain or shine!

10/05/2016, 09:19 AM
This year's all new VIP shirts are hot off the press. Last year we did coral names... this year it's fish!


10/06/2016, 03:46 PM
We're on for Saturday!

10/11/2016, 05:20 AM
Great show! I really enjoyed it. The vendors were awesome with a great selection of corals. Congrats to organizers - very nicely done!

10/25/2016, 12:07 PM
For those of you who came, thank you so much for the support! We've finally gotten our merchandise sorted, inventoried and listed on our website. If you missed out on MAMAX or wish you would have snagged one at the show, here is your chance. Prices include shipping! http://www.midatlanticmas.org/shop/