This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Aquashella 2-day Expo & Frag Swap (chicago, Illinois) - August 18 And 19, 2018

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by that Coral Guy, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    [​IMG]

    Everybody is invited to the Aquashella 2-Day Aquarium Expo & Frag Swap (Chicago, Illinois) :)



    - 94 Vendors and Companies from All Over the Country

    - 14 Speakers
    - 15 YouTube Celebrities
    - 13 Artists
    - 6 Professional Aquascapers
    - Huge Raffle
    - Beautiful Art Room
    - Contests
    - and Much Much More



    Aquashella showcases the underwater world of saltwater and freshwater aquariums in Chicago, IL on August 18-19th. You'll be greeted by the best aquarium vendors from across the country! Aquashella offers a unique experience by transforming a typical showroom floor into an alternate underwater universe. You will be surrounded by incredible visual displays of live aquatic animals in unison with art. The official lineup of over 80 vendors, and 10 artists featuring paints, sculptures and designs.



    Date

    Saturday, August 18
    Sunday, August 19

    Time

    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday

    Location

    White Eagle Convention Center
    6839 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Niles, IL 60714



    For More Info Please Click the Links Below.

    https://www.aquashella.com/


    The Facebook Event Page is

    https://www.facebook.com/events/244534389453547/?active_tab=discussion




    Tell All Your Reefing Friends About It :)

    Don't Forget to Request the Day off Work if you Work Weekends.
     
    #1 that Coral Guy, Jun 2, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
  2. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87


    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 :)

    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!
     
  3. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    [​IMG]

    Here is the "Facebook Event Page" for the Event.



    Click "Going" Under the Picture with all the Aquariums 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 Reefing Friends Too so they Can Join In on This Awesome Event :)
     
  4. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    [​IMG]


    EVERYONE Please Remember to Mark "Going" or "Interested" on the Aquashella 2-Day Aquarium Expo & Frag Swap (Chicago, Illinois) Facebook Event Page.

    It will help us get a good idea of how many people we should expect to come to the Event 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 Event.

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



    Click on the Facebook Link Above for More Info.
     
  5. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    This 2-Day Event is Going to Be Awesome !!!!

    I Can't Wait :)
     
    #5 that Coral Guy, Jun 2, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2018
  6. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    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 you Bought In.

    3. Doors Open at 10:00 AM and the Event Ends at 6:00 PM on Both Days.

    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).
     
  7. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    I always bring a couple of these Small Coleman Coolers but any Cooler will do.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Over 94 VENDORS, COMPANIES, and YouTube CELEBRITIES

    [​IMG]
     
    #8 that Coral Guy, Jun 2, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
  9. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Over 94 VENDORS, COMPANIES, and YouTube CELEBRITIES

    4 Fishes.com
    Algae Barn
    Alyssa's Seahorse Saavy
    AP Frags
    Aqua Tech (Bronze Sponsor)
    Aquarium Adventure
    Aquarium Artisans
    Aquarium Care Center
    Aquarium Overload
    Aquashella Radio
    Aquatic Life
    Aquatic Realm International
    Art Corner
    Ben Betta Aquatics
    Benepets
    Blue Line Coral
    Booyah's Clownfish
    Buy Pet Shrimp.com
    Caribsea
    Chicago Aquatic Plant Society
    Chicago Livebearer's Society
    Chicago Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS)
    CJ's Corals
    Coral Collections - Tball
    Coral Reef Connection
    Crystal Reef Aquatics
    Curling Tails
    Dat's Cichlids & Reptiles
    Derby City Corals
    Dubey's Pet Center
    Eco-Tech Marine
    Exotic Discus
    Eye Candy Coral
    Eye Catching Coral
    Feature
    Fish Crew
    Fraghouse Corals
    Fritz Aquatics
    Frost Corals
    Gold Coast Aquatics
    Golden Basket
    Greater Chicago Chichlid Society
    Hobe Sound Frags
    I'm a Reefer
    Iquarium
    JBJ Dennerle
    Jellyfish Warehouse Aquariums
    Joshporksandwich
    K & M Caves So Fishing Awesome
    Kolar Labs
    Kush Corals
    Midwest Aquaculture
    MOD Corals
    MRC
    North American Coral Labs
    Ocean Avenue
    Ocean State Aquatics
    Paradise Aquatics
    Planet Aquariums (Platinum Sponsor)
    Pleco Paradise
    Polyp Lab
    Pop Corals
    Printed Reefing Solutions
    Reef Breeders
    Reef Deep Aquatics
    Reef Geeks
    Reef Legends
    Reef Shine Guys
    Reef2Reef.com (Media Sponsor)
    Rick's Corals
    Rod's Food (Gold Sponsor)
    Saltwater Aquarium.com (Silver Sponsor)
    Select Coral
    Seneye
    Seven Seas
    Sho Tanks
    Shrimp Farm USA
    Sticks & Stonies
    Summit City Corals
    Super Cichlids
    Supreme Reefs
    Tank It Easy (Insane Corals)
    The Aquascapers Collective
    The Zoanthid Garden
    Tori Martin Art
    Triton Aquarium
    United Flowerhorn Association
    Unlimited Color Coral
    Ward's Aquatics
    Wet Pets
    Wojtek's Reef
    World Class Aquatics
    Xotic Aquatic World
    Zoanthids.com
     
    #9 that Coral Guy, Jun 2, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
  10. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Floor Plan for Aquashella

    Remember there are not 1 but 3 Rooms with Vendors Selling Coral :)

    [​IMG]
     
    #10 that Coral Guy, Jun 23, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
    davesfish likes this.
  11. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    14 Guest Speakers

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #11 that Coral Guy, Jul 1, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  12. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Watch the Official Trailer for Aquashella

    It is Awesome :)

     
    #12 that Coral Guy, Jul 19, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2018
    davesfish likes this.
  13. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Aquashella will Feature these 13 Artists

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #13 that Coral Guy, Jul 19, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2018
    davesfish likes this.
  14. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    The Aquashella 2-Day Expo & Frag Swap (Chicago, Illinois) is just 1 Week Away !!!!!!!!

    Invite all of Your Reefing Friends :)

    Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19
     
  15. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    - 94 Vendors and Companies from All Over the Country
    - 14 Speakers
    - 15 YouTube Celebrities
    - 13 Artists
    - 6 Professional Aquascapers
    - Huge Raffle
    - Beautiful Art Room
    - Contests
    - and Much Much More
     
  16. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
  17. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Final Floor Plan for Aquashella

    Remember there are not 1 but 3 Rooms with Vendors Selling Coral :)[​IMG]
    upload_2018-8-16_7-11-18.gif


    [​IMG]
     
  18. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    Updated Vendor List

    4 Fishes.com

    Algae Barn
    Alyssa's Seahorse Saavy
    AP Frags
    Aqua Tech (Bronze Sponsor)
    Aquarium Adventure
    Aquarium Artisans
    Aquarium Care Center
    Aquarium Overload
    Aquashella Radio
    Aquatic Life
    Aquatic Realm International
    Art Corner
    Ben Betta Aquatics
    Benepets
    Blue Line Coral
    Booyah's Clownfish
    Buy Pet Shrimp.com
    Caribsea
    Chicago Aquatic Plant Society
    Chicago Livebearer's Society
    Chicago Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS)
    CJ's Corals
    Coral Collections - Tball
    Coral Reef Connection
    Crystal Reef Aquatics
    Curling Tails
    Dat's Cichlids & Reptiles
    Derby City Corals
    Dubey's Pet Center
    Eco-Tech Marine
    Exotic Discus
    Eye Candy Coral
    Eye Catching Coral
    Feature
    Fish Crew
    Fraghouse Corals
    Fritz Aquatics
    Frost Corals
    Gold Coast Aquatics
    Golden Basket
    Greater Chicago Chichlid Society
    Hobe Sound Frags
    I'm a Reefer
    Iquarium
    JBJ Dennerle
    Jellyfish Warehouse Aquariums
    Joshporksandwich
    K & M Caves So Fishing Awesome
    Kolar Labs
    Kush Corals
    Midwest Aquaculture
    MOD Corals
    MRC
    North American Coral Labs
    Ocean Avenue
    Ocean State Aquatics
    Paradise Aquatics
    Planet Aquariums (Platinum Sponsor)
    Pleco Paradise
    Polyp Lab
    Pop Corals
    Printed Reefing Solutions
    Reef Breeders
    Reef Deep Aquatics
    Reef Geeks
    Reef Legends
    Reef Shine Guys
    Reef2Reef.com (Media Sponsor)
    Rick's Corals
    Rod's Food (Gold Sponsor)
    Saltwater Aquarium.com (Silver Sponsor)
    Select Coral
    Seneye
    Seven Seas
    Sho Tanks
    Shrimp Farm USA
    Sticks & Stonies
    Summit City Corals
    Super Cichlids
    Supreme Reefs
    Tank It Easy (Insane Corals)
    The Aquascapers Collective
    The Zoanthid Garden
    Tori Martin Art
    Triton Aquarium
    United Flowerhorn Association
    Unlimited Color Coral
    Ward's Aquatics
    Wet Pets
    Wojtek's Reef
    World Class Aquatics
    Xotic Aquatic World
    Zoanthids.com

     
  19. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    SPEAKERS

    Saturday
    Uri Garduno - Live Painting Session 10:30 AM
    Jacob Mansbach - How to Make Your Own Bounce Mushroom 11:30 AM
    Sutan Ari Dallas - The Past, Present, and Future of the Indonesian Coral Trade 12:30 PM
    Michelle Hoffman - Trotter High Definition Journey Through the Ocean 1:30 PM
    Joleena Jewell - Public/Private Collaboration for the Future of Fish Conservation 2:30 PM
    Maia Davidson - Lets Talk About Sex and Babies - Breeding in a Public Aquarium 3:30 PM
    Raphael Campos - Watch Raphael from RC Studios Paint in Real Time! 4:30 PM

    Sunday
    Paul Poeschl - How to Train Your Fish While Breeding Black Piranhas 10:30 AM
    Rachel Fogle - Painting Reef Animals 11:30 AM
    Matthew Stevenson - Extreme Aquarium Design 12:30 PM
    Mark Vera - Nutrition and Nutrient Control in the Captive Aquarium 1:30 PM
    Raj Shingadia - 13 Reasons Why 2:30 PM
    Scott Crowe - The Life of a Local Fish Store (LFS) Entrepreneur : The Past Present and Future 3:30 PM
    George Makrakis - 50 Stores in 5 Days, U.K. Edition - How to Edit a Film 4:30 PM

    YouTube CELEBRITIES


    AquaPros - Michael Doobie
    Aquarium Co-Op - Cory McElroy
    Challenge the Wild - James Moreland
    Coralfish12G - George Mavrakis
    Creative Pet Keeping - Kasia Blasik
    Dustin's Fish Tanks - Dustin Wumderlich
    Flip Aquatics - Robert Lupton
    Innappropriate Reefer - Mok-Yi Chow
    L.R. Bretz Aquatics - Lucas Bretz
    Marine Depot - Robert Farnsworth
    Melev's Reef - Marc Levenson
    Prime Time Aquatics - Jason Adams
    Radical Reefs - Kenneth Carey
    Tidal Gardens - Than Thein
    Twin Cities Guppies - Keng Lee

    ARTISTS


    Ashley McDonald
    Betty Leone
    Caitlin Lee (Reef Musings)
    Heip Hong
    Katarzyna Gruza
    Kris Kazlauskas (Koral Kreations)
    Michael Vargus
    Michelle Renee Albright (Bombchelle Creations)
    Rachel Fogle (Reef Weeds)
    Raphael Campos (RC Studios)
    Rick Corriera
    Tori Martin
    Uri Garduno (UReefOgraphy)

    AQUASCAPERS


    Art Commisso - Professional Aquascaper
    Cory Hopkins - Professional Aquascaper
    Hiep Hong - Professional Aquascaper
    John Pini - Professional Aquascaper
    Marvin Lo - Professional Aquascaper
    Shawn McBride - Professional Aquascaper

    RADIO


    Peter Cherrick Aquashella Radio
     
  20. that Coral Guy
    Offline

    that Coral Guy
    Expand Collapse
    Web Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    87
    The Aquashella 2-Day Expo & Frag Swap (Chicago, Illinois) is just 2 Days Away !!!!!!!!

    Invite all of Your Reefing Friends :) [​IMG] upload_2018-8-16_7-18-44.gif

    Saturday, August 18
    Sunday, August 19
     

Share This Page