Reef-A-Palooza 2015 Who's Going and Who Wants to Come?

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Enderturtle, Sep 24, 2015.

By Enderturtle on Sep 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM
  1. Enderturtle

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    Reef-a-Palooza is California's Largest Annual Reef Trade Show. You can usually expect awesome speakers, demonstrations, and tons of vendors.

    More info here:

    This year it will be on October 10 to October 11 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.


    @Nav, @Ahruk, @Jay Lee and I will be carpooling down to Reef-a-Palooza this year.

    Currently we will be going on Saturday and Sunday. We will be home Sunday night.

    Tentative Schedule:

    1. Leave at 4:00AM on saturday
    2. Check out the show on Saturday
    3. Check out the show on Sunday
    4. Drive home sunday at some time
    5. Be home sunday night.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Enderturtle, Sep 24, 2015.

    1. jonmos75
      @gcarroll do you get these early entry wristbands at the front door, or are you able to get these early wristband before the day of Reef-A-Palooza?
    2. gcarroll
      9:00 am on Saturday near the ticket booth!
    3. Merith
      Well after much thought and debating I'm fairly certain I won't be joining y'all down there this year. I wanted to go but I just don't think the tanks are in a good enough place to be able to withstand the week or so of neglect it would take to recover.

      That being said have fun and be safe y'all. Also take lots of pictures and hope you all find something sexy for your tanks.

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    4. Ahruk
      Sorry to hear that. Will definitely try to take some pictures to share with everyone who can't make it this year. Hopefully next year we'll see you down there :)
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    5. Enderturtle
      Wahooo this weekend is rap! So excited we've got 4 people in the car!

      If youre from BAR be sure to say Hi!

      Jonmos weve gotta get a birthday drink!!!
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    6. jonmos75
      Yes I'm excited also... Bringing a cooler just in case I come back with livestock... Lol

      Mike yes we will have to get B-Day drinks [emoji6]

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    7. gcarroll
      Awesome guys! Be sure to say high when you see me
    8. Enderturtle
      :D it's tomorrow!

      We're rolling out at the asskrak of dawn to meet nav in santa clara.

      Rules for being in my car
      1. You must do your best to have fun during this 6.5 hour car ride.
      2. Periods of awkward silence must be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes.
      3. I get to taste any yummy snacks you are eating.
      4. If youfart in my car, I get a frag of your coral.
      5. If you did not have fun at Reef-a-palooza, I am leaving you in Costa Mesa.
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    9. jonmos75
      Well unlike mike @Enderturtle and his carpool gang we are leaving at 2-3ish this afternoon and heading down as I am more of a night owl then an early

      I am supper excited and have looked at the vendor list and made notes of certain questions that I have for vendors so that I don't forget as I will most likely be drooling most of the

      Also don't forget you coolers if you decide to pick up any corals or livestock
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    10. jonmos75
      Hitting the road now with supplies for @Nav & @Enderturtle ... See you there tomorrow Woo-hoo.

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    11. MolaMola
      LMAO at Enderturtle's car rules. (Perfect for my middle schoolers, too.) He did not specify music selection - we may be hearing about that...
      Hope everybody has fun down there!
    12. nly04
      Any picture of the event? Any goers pick pick up any nice stuff? I hear WWC has a draw dropper $6000 bounce.
    13. jonmos75
      Here is a link to my Reef-A-Palooza folder not to many pictures as I was too busy seeing and talking to
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    14. anathema
      Im jealous. I was stuck babysitting the fleetweek liberty ship ride.

      Thanks for posting photos!
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    15. nly04
      I like the picture with TANK guys.
    16. Enderturtle
      @Nav where the pictures at buddy?!
    17. jonmos75
      Nav is in caretaker mode of his corals that are having issues....
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    18. Nav
      Yea I was going to say the same... bit frustrated/mad with the LPS issues. I'll try to post pics tonight...
    19. Ahruk
      I walked away with some killer zoas and an awesome steal on a rainbow monti, will definitely post pics as soon as I get a chance to take pictures of my loot :)
    20. sfsuphysics
      Damn should have seen if anyone wanted to pile into my bus, although that thing sucks diesel like no ones business and the cost of fuel even split 13 ways would probably end up costing less than a plane ticket :D

      Although the bus is currently parked at the farm.
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