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Joe0813
05/28/2018, 03:03 PM
We are thinking of going to Reefapalooza this year in NY. we have never been to a show before this big, just local frag swaps. We are going to MACNA in Vegas this year also. We just want to know if its worth it to get a hotel for the weekend plus the show passes or just wait until MACNA

Cliving1
05/28/2018, 03:15 PM
I've gone to the Orlando one the last 2 years. In my opinion the only benefit is the variety from different vendors. Prices are not going to be any cheaper than in store.

thegrun
05/28/2018, 04:12 PM
There certainly will be a much better selection of corals at RAP than MACNA, more speakers at MACNA.

Joe0813
05/28/2018, 04:20 PM
im interested in the corals and all the equipment

carrots
05/28/2018, 05:10 PM
The last time I went to the NY-NJ show it took about an hour to walk through and see all the tables. There were maybe ten booths selling livestock. I found some great deals on frags the second day as well as tank raised fish. The raffle was great. I would recommend checking out hotels in NJ where the event takes place. You could save a lot of money from NY hotel pricing and have more $ to buy frags.

Joe0813
05/28/2018, 05:19 PM
if we go I think the hotel we are staying at is the hotel RAP is held... Embassy suits I believe.. I will have to double check on the website

NO3
05/28/2018, 06:00 PM
Can you afford a $750-$1000 weekend?

Prob in that price range btwn hotel, meals, buying stuff at the Show you weren't expecting

Joe0813
05/28/2018, 06:02 PM
Can you afford a $750-$1000 weekend?

Prob in that price range btwn hotel, meals, buying stuff at the Show you weren't expecting

yeah we set aside the money a few months ago to have fun money

NO3
05/28/2018, 06:05 PM
yeah we set aside the money a few months ago to have fun money

You can't take MONEY with you when you die....GO FOR IT!

Life's a JOURNEY not a destination :)

Joe0813
05/28/2018, 06:11 PM
You can't take MONEY with you when you die....GO FOR IT!

Life's a JOURNEY not a destination :)

good point.... RAP here we come

Anemone
05/28/2018, 06:19 PM
You can't take MONEY with you when you die....GO FOR IT!



Well, to be honest, you can't take coral frags or equipment with you either. :lol:

Kevin

Joe0813
05/28/2018, 06:21 PM
Well, to be honest, you can't take coral frags or equipment with you either. :lol:

Kevin

that is also a good point hahah

NO3
05/28/2018, 08:08 PM
Here What I want to do when I die:
http://www.eternalreefs.com/the-eternal-reefs-story/what-is-an-eternal-reef/

moondoggy4
05/29/2018, 12:06 PM
If you are looking for tanks, bring a truck and a dolly, you can buy the tanks lights and other equipment after the show. They usually ,m don't advertised that they are for sale but most do. Sometimes I go one day to save on money, but I can drive so I do not need a room.

Joe0813
05/29/2018, 06:27 PM
Looking for mostly coral and see some new equipment

gsiegel
05/29/2018, 07:15 PM
I just went to the one in Orlando. I thought it was great. HIGHLY suggest getting the early admission pass and paying the $100. I went Friday when many were setting up and again 1st thing Saturday and was done shopping before it opened to everyone else. First dibs on everything...including this incredible 1 of a kind micromusa. Certainly would have been gone otherwise.

Joe0813
06/02/2018, 07:45 AM
All booked... Hopefully it's good

RioReefr
06/03/2018, 03:31 PM
If you are looking for tanks, bring a truck and a dolly, you can buy the tanks lights and other equipment after the show. They usually ,m don't advertised that they are for sale but most do. Sometimes I go one day to save on money, but I can drive so I do not need a room.

You know... that is some great advice!! Personally, I am not in the market right now, but the cost of taking that stuff with them (especially if from another state) just wouldn't be worth it to them. 2 thumbs to you for pointing that out!