We Finally Made It! Your First Look at MACNA 2014 With Reefs.com

Caitlin NicholeBy Caitlin Nichole 4 years ago
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Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 10.02.09 AMI know you’ve all been so hyped about MACNA this year, myself included, and the wait is finally over. I flew in last night making it in just after midnight, could hardly sleep, and popped up this morning ready to geek out. Looks like we’re going to have a full house with people already lining up to get in over an hour before they officially open the doors to the exhibitor center. There’s tons of eye candy – beautiful tanks, corals, tanks, awesome new products and of course, lots of cool giveaways (check out my awesome shark I already nabbed below). The reefs.com Booth 207 is all set up, swanky lounge style, good to go so come say hi, download our innovative app, grab a cool sticker and check out what exciting things we have going on this weekend. MACNA will kicked off with their first speaker, Tony Vargas,  at 9:00AM where he went over what exactly makes a “great reef tank”. The schedule looks jam packed today with a workshops from Michael Cavasoz, Denver Downtown Aquarium, Lauren Arrington and Tim Marks, as well as more talks by Kevin Kohen, Tea Yi Kai, Jamie Craggs, Meneeka Gurroby, Eshan Dashti, Jean Jaubert and Martin Moe. Also in the cards is the refugium debate I’ve been waiting for between Julian Sprung and Jake Adams, a prize drawing, and the much anticipated reception! I’m beyond excited for this weekend – and I’ve already bumped into one of my Top Five most anticipated speakers – Laura Birenbaum!
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I'm a New York Reef Enthusiast and Fish Nerd, amateur photographer, dog lover, beer brewer/drinker, cocktail mixer, semi-seasoned chef, Prosecco Indulging, lightly foul-mouthed, slightly antagonistic, sorta-artistic, wordy bookworm of a girl. Dog mommy of three, an Abyssinian dubbed "Mau", plus one Dwarf Cuttlefish and a few Clarions. I have a tattoo of an Octopus with flowers on my rear. I ride my bike to the beach and sip bourbon with a good (reef) book while watching the waves. I like to think I'm witty and charming - but I'll let you decide.

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