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jimsflies
12/12/2016, 10:22 PM
The Michigan Coral Expo & Swap (aka Lansing Swap) will be on February 19, 2017.


MCES is the largest reef event in Michigan...now in its 11th year! The event is hosted by two clubs...The Mid-Michigan Marine Club and Grand Rapids Marine Aquarium Society. Both clubs are busy making preparations and working on speakers and raffle to make it even better. Last year, MCES brought together over 950 hobbyists from around the state and upper midwest with 50 vendors from across the country. If you are a reef keeper in the midwest, you do not want to miss this event!


Date: February 19, 2017
Where: Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center (formerly Best Western)
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911


Admission is $10 per person (kids under 16 are free)


The tentative itinerary for the 2017 Michigan Coral Expo & Swap is as follows (raffle times to be announced):
10:00: Admission for morning speaker session
10:30-11:30: Morning Speaker Session
11:30-12:00: early exhibition hall admission for morning speaker attendees
12:00: doors open to exhibition hall for general admission
4:30: end


The vendor reservation system is now active for those wanting to save their spot at the Expo!
Vendor Registration (http://www.mi-reefs.org/store/)


http://www.mi-reefs.org/coral-images/mces-layout.jpg?11072016

that Fish Guy
12/14/2016, 01:42 AM
If you have Never Been to a Frag Swap Before Check out this Video from a previous swap to get an idea of all the fun that you will have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nanVWZhUuzw

Dealers from around the country come to sell coral (much of which are the amazing corals that you see online not the bland common stuff that you see at your LFS - Local Fish Store).

It is also a great way to meet old friends and make new friends that are in the hobby.

You will find the hottest Zoanthids, Acros, Acans, Chalices, etc. all at great prices!

that Fish Guy
12/14/2016, 01:43 AM
This Show is the Biggest Frag Swap in Michigan and It Only Happens Once a Year so you Definetly Do NOT want to Miss it

- Over 50 Tables and Vendors From All Over the Country
- Gigantic Raffle (Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
- Guest Speakers like MACNA !!!!!!!!!!!!

I am Soooo Excited for It!

that Fish Guy
12/14/2016, 01:44 AM
Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/?active_tab=discussion

Click "Going" Under the Big Picture of the Zoanthids at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Swap if you Click "Going" :)

Invite all Your Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Frag Swap :)

that Fish Guy
12/14/2016, 01:45 AM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 10 Weeks Away.

Tell all Your Friends About It :)

Saturday, February 19, 2017

that Fish Guy
12/14/2016, 01:50 AM
Check Out the Official "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap in the Link Below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/

Click "Going" Under the Big Picture of the Zoanthids at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Swap if you Click "Going" :)

Invite all Your Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Frag Swap :)

that Fish Guy
01/24/2017, 02:48 AM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is Less than 4 Weeks Away.

Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

Saturday, February 19, 2017

that Fish Guy
01/24/2017, 11:50 PM
Vendor Map - 55 Tables !!!!

Gigantic Frag Swap - The Biggest in Michigan

Most Frag Swaps only have 10 to 20 Tables but this One has 55 Making it a MEGA SWAP !!!!

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/thatfoilguy/zzzz%20Lansing%20Map%20Final_zpsx8f7njdd.jpg

DrJamesDaddy
01/27/2017, 10:59 AM
I'll be there. Haven't been to a frag swap before so I figured I'd go to the biggest one around!

that Fish Guy
01/28/2017, 07:36 PM
I'll be there. Haven't been to a frag swap before so I figured I'd go to the biggest one around!

You are going to have an Awesome Time!!!!

that Fish Guy
01/29/2017, 06:49 PM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 3 Weeks Away.

Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

that Fish Guy
01/31/2017, 03:14 AM
I am getting Very Excited for this Frag Swap :)

So Close!

dreadhead
01/31/2017, 04:58 PM
hi, do we just show up and pay? I'm thinking of coming up from Indiana with my kids. Thank you!

that Fish Guy
02/01/2017, 02:34 AM
hi, do we just show up and pay? I'm thinking of coming up from Indiana with my kids. Thank you!

Yep, Just Show Up and Pay is Correct.

Look Forward to Seeing You.

You Will have an Awesome Time :)

that Fish Guy
02/06/2017, 02:28 AM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 2 Weeks Away.

Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if You Work Weekends.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

DrJamesDaddy
02/09/2017, 11:03 AM
Counting down the days. My pennies are saved.

dreadhead
02/09/2017, 11:13 AM
Will any vendors have salt or substrate for sale at this swap? I am in need of both right now but would wait a week if you're sayin' there's a chance.

that Fish Guy
02/11/2017, 05:47 PM
Counting down the days. My pennies are saved.

:)

that Fish Guy
02/11/2017, 05:47 PM
Will any vendors have salt or substrate for sale at this swap? I am in need of both right now but would wait a week if you're sayin' there's a chance.

Dirks Dry Goods May Be Selling those.

that Fish Guy
02/12/2017, 11:20 PM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 7 Days Away.

Tell all Your Friends About It :)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

that Fish Guy
02/14/2017, 01:18 AM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 6 Days Away.

Tell all Your Friends About It :)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

that Fish Guy
02/15/2017, 12:24 PM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 5 Days Away.

Tell all Your Friends About It :)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

DrJamesDaddy
02/16/2017, 07:00 PM
The anticipation is killing me. :bounce3:The day before is my birthday so I am considering this show my birthday gift to myself for being such a good guy this year.:bdaysmile::D:wildone:

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 01:41 AM
The anticipation is killing me. :bounce3:The day before is my birthday so I am considering this show my birthday gift to myself for being such a good guy this year.:bdaysmile::D:wildone:

You Deserve It :)

Happy Birthday :)

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 01:55 AM
So Close !!!!

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 12:59 PM
The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap is just 2 Days Away !!!!

Tell All Your Friends about it :)

For More Info on the Swap Please Click on the Links Below.

http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/reefing-events/michigan-coral-expo-and-swap-lansing-mi-feb-19-2017-a-43408/#.WKdGftIrKUk

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/



Date

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Time

12:00 to 4:30 PM

Location

Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center (formerly Best Western)
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 01:08 PM
Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/?active_tab=discussion

Click "Going" Under the Big Picture of the Clownfish and Anemone at the Top of the Page to Let Everyone Know You Plan on Attending :)

You will also Receive Updates and Reminders about the Swap if you Click "Going" :)

Invite all Your Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Frag Swap :)

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 01:25 PM
A Few Frag Swap Tips for Both Newbies and Veterans

1. Don't Forget Cash. Some Vendors will Take Credit Cards, but Others are Cash Only.
2. Bring a Small Portable Cooler to Store the Corals that Bought In.
3. Admission is $10, Kids are FREE. Having the Exact Amount Helps Things Go Smoother at the Entrance.
4. Large Baby Carriages and Coolers with Wheels are Discouraged. The Hall is Filled with People and Those Large Items Make Traffic Flow Difficult.
5. Doors Open at 12:00
6. Morning Speaker (Austin Lefevre) Starts at 10:30. Arrive Early for a Seat.
7. Raffles are at 1:45 and 3:30. Everyone Gets 10 FREE Tickets (Valued at $1 Each) with each Paid Admission (So Basically You Get in For FREE !!!!).
8. Be Aware of How Much Time You Take Talking to a Vendor if what Your Discussing Doesn't Involve Buying Something . Vendors are Very Helpful and Knowledgeable and Most Will Try to Help You, but Please be Conscious of the Fact that Vendors are There to Sell and Not to Explain How to Rid Your Tank of Nuisance Algae (For Example).

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 06:43 PM
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/thatfoilguy/zzzzzzzzzz%20Lansing%20Map%20Final%203_zpskeiv1j1g.jpg

Here is the Finalized Map for the 11th Annual Michigan Coral Expo and Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) on Sunday, February 19

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/

Not Only is it the Biggest Frag Swap & Coral Expo in Michigan but it is Also the Biggest Swap in the MIDWEST as well !!!! And this MEGA SWAP Only Happens Once a Year so you Definetly Do NOT want to Miss it !!!! :)

- 55 Tables with Vendors From All Over the Country
- Gigantic Raffle (Tanks, LED Lights, Coral, etc.)
- Guest Speakers like MACNA !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 19

Invite all of Your Friends :)

that Fish Guy
02/17/2017, 06:59 PM
FREE Ecotech Vortech MP-40
FREE AI Prime LED Light
FREE 45 Gallon Deep Blue Reef Ready Frag Tank
FREE Coral (Tons of FREE Coral) !!!! :)

Everyone that Comes to the Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap this Sunday Gets 10 FREE Tickets for these and Many Many Many Other Awesome Items !!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/

Sunday February 19

Lansing, Michigan

http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/thatfoilguy/zzzzzzz%20Vortech_zpsbvbehjwr.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/thatfoilguy/zzzzzzz%20Prime_zpsw7y7w7em.jpg
http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz96/thatfoilguy/zzzzzzz%20Frag%20Tank2_zps3dfzoiii.png

that Fish Guy
02/18/2017, 11:44 AM
TOMORROW is the Big Day !!!!

The Lansing Coral Expo & Frag Swap

Tell All Your Friends about it :)

For More Info on the Swap Please Click on the Links Below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/165342380598581/



Date

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Time

12:00 to 4:30 PM

Location

Causeway Bay Hotel and Convention Center (formerly Best Western)
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48911

that Fish Guy
02/20/2017, 09:55 PM
Had a Great Time at the Lansing Swap.

Thanks for Hosting the Event Jim :)

that Fish Guy
02/20/2017, 09:55 PM
The Next Frag Swap in Michigan will be in Grand Rapids on Saturday April 1

http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/reefing-events/west-michigan-swap-april-1-2017-a-43643/#.WKu26NIrKUk

Click on the Link Above for More Info.

Don't Forget to Request the Day Off Work if you Work Weekends.