We were lucky enough to spend a weekend in beautiful Orlando, Florida to attend America’s largest saltwater aquarium show, Reef-A-Palooza!

Most hobbyists are after the amazing corals that the dozens of coral vendors bring to sell. As a reef nerd, this is the coolest part of Reef-A-Palooza: you can shop hundreds of coral species and coral variations under one roof! Even rare fish are on display and available for purchase.

Industry leading manufacturers are present as well which is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on new products and meet the faces behind the companies you have come to know and trust.

Product Highlights:

- New Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers

- New Reef Octopus Wave Pumps/Powerheads

- Reef Kinetics Reef Bot Automatic Water Tester

- Klir Automatic Filter Rollers

- IceCap Digital Refractometer

- Neptune Systems Trident Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium Monitor

- Neptune Systems Apex Base Unit (upgrade your Apex Classic!)

- Neptune Systems Apex Fusion Voice Command with Amazon Alexa

- Neptune Systems / AquaIllumination (AI) Light Control (No Module Required)

- Current USA Freshwater Systems with LED Lit Backgrounds and Aquascaping Kits

- Zoo Med LED Lights with a Remote Control and Built-In Sound Effects

- CaribSea Life Rock Shapes

- Marco Rocks Shelf Rock

Guest Speakers:

- Jack Kent (Brightwell Aquatics): \"The Importance of Water Changes and Why Water Testing is Not Enough\"

- Julian Sprung (Two Little Fishies): \"Back Up Plan\"

- Michael Paletta (Author, Blogger, Writer): \"The Money of Color\"

More Fun:

- Go-Kart Racing

- Reef2Reef Meet & Greet

- World Wide Corals Farm Visit

Each time we attend one of these shows we walk away with a wonderful feeling! We really hope you enjoyed enjoyed our little 6-minute recap. :-) We hope you'll join us at the next show!

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe! Until next time, take care and happy reefkeeping.


Deven @ Reef Dudes

Richard @ Afishionado


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