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Old 11/14/2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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Smile Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) - January 28, 2018



Everybody is invited to the Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan)


Date

Sunday, January 28

Time

12:00 Noon to 4:30 PM

Location

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

For More Info Please Click the Links Below.

http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/re...10/#post204141

The Facebook Event Page is

https://www.facebook.com/events/1981...tab=discussion


Tell All Your Reefing Friends About It

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Old 11/15/2017, 01:04 AM   #2
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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

Vendors from around the country come to sell coral (much of which are the amazing brightly colored corals that you see online).

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, Mushrooms, etc. all at great prices!


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Old 11/15/2017, 01:04 AM   #3
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Not Only is this the Biggest Frag Swap in Michigan but it is also the Biggest Frag Swap in the Midwest and One of the Biggest Coral Shows in the Entire World !!!!!!!!

- 75 Tables with Vendors from All Over the Country
- Gigantic Raffle (Tanks, LED Lights, Frag Saws, Corals, etc.)
- Guest Speakers (Like MACNA)

If you only go to one Frag Swap a Year this is It.

You Definetly Do NOT Want to Miss this MASSIVE Frag Swap !!!!!!!!

This GIGANTIC Show only Happens Once a Year.

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Old 11/15/2017, 01:05 AM   #4
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Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Swap.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1981...tab=discussion

Click "Going" Under the Big Picture with the Clownfish and the 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


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Old 11/15/2017, 01:07 AM   #5
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EVERYONE Please Remember to Mark "Going" or "Interested" on the Michigan Coral Expo & Swap (Lansing, MI) Facebook Event Page.

It will help us get a good idea of how many people we should expect to come to the Frag Swap so we can plan accordingly.

Also, Please "Share" the Event on Your Facebook Page or any Reefing Facebook Groups that you are in as it will Help Get the Word Out about this Awesome Frag Swap.

Lastly, Please "Invite" any Reefing Friends that you have on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1981...tab=discussion

Click on the Facebook Link Above for More Info.


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Old 11/15/2017, 01:07 AM   #6
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This Frag Swap is Going to Be Awesome !!!!

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Old 11/15/2017, 01:08 AM   #7
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Old 11/20/2017, 12:16 PM   #8
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To anyone who hasn't been to a swap before let me take a moment of your time. Last year I attended this swap (my first time to any swap), and I had a fantastic time. Every last person I interacted with, both the venders and volunteers were friendly, upbeat and very happy to help with any questions I had. If you are on the fence about going, hop on over,you will not regret. The deals and selection are amazing! Bring cash, a cooler and time because you will get lost in all that is the Michigan Coral Expo & Swap.


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Old 11/20/2017, 12:40 PM   #9
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Went to last years.....

Imagine if you will endless rows of frag tanks containing every possible exotic variant of zoa, paly, shroom, acan, etc. All in A+ health and for prices that will put your LFS store out of business.

The Lansing swap is usually pretty busy, but it's a great crowd.


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Old 11/21/2017, 03:28 AM   #10
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To anyone who hasn't been to a swap before let me take a moment of your time. Last year I attended this swap (my first time to any swap), and I had a fantastic time. Every last person I interacted with, both the venders and volunteers were friendly, upbeat and very happy to help with any questions I had. If you are on the fence about going, hop on over,you will not regret. The deals and selection are amazing! Bring cash, a cooler and time because you will get lost in all that is the Michigan Coral Expo & Swap.
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Went to last years.....

Imagine if you will endless rows of frag tanks containing every possible exotic variant of zoa, paly, shroom, acan, etc. All in A+ health and for prices that will put your LFS store out of business.

The Lansing swap is usually pretty busy, but it's a great crowd.
I Second that


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Old 11/24/2017, 12:28 AM   #12
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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 (Even if a Vendor Accepts Credit Card They Will Prefer Cash Because They Will Not Have to Pay Credit Card Fees).

2. Bring a Small Portable Cooler to Store the Corals that you Bought In.

3. Doors Open at 12:00 Noon and the Swap Ends at 4:30 PM

4. 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).


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Old 11/26/2017, 09:57 PM   #13
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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 9 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 8 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 7 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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Is this a swap or is it a big vendor sales event?


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The past 3-4 years, this has been the 2nd largest one day swap in the country drawing 800-900+ attendee's. Just behind the Storrs, Ct New England swap...which hit over 1100 last year!!
Some larger companies have had booths


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Is this a swap or is it a big vendor sales event?
Basically it is a Massive Frag Swap but with A Lot of Out of State Vendors like Jason Fox.

Most Smaller Swaps have Mostly Local Sellers.


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The past 3-4 years, this has been the 2nd largest one day swap in the country drawing 800-900+ attendee's. Just behind the Storrs, Ct New England swap...which hit over 1100 last year!!
Some larger companies have had booths
Lansing Had 950 People Before (Not Counting Kids)

Hoping for 1,200 this Year as it Keeps on Growing


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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 6 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is just 5 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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The Michigan Coral Expo & Frag Swap (Lansing, Michigan) is Less than 4 Weeks Away !!!!!!!!

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

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Old 01/06/2018, 03:09 AM   #23
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This Year We are Expanding.

We have Increased the Floor Space by 30% Making this Already Large Event Even Bigger !!!!!!!!

There Will Be 75 Tables This Year (20 More than Last Year's 55 Tables)


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What are the chances of brining some of this stuff back into canada?


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What are the chances of brining some of this stuff back into canada?


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I know a bunch of people in Canada that come to Michigan to buy coral.


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