As the January 29, 2012 date for the Mid-Michigan Coral Expo and Swap nears, the raffle prizes are starting to arrive! See the raffle items below and their descriptions. We have some very unique and expensive items that will be raffled. Note that you MUST be present to win as prizes will NOT be mailed or delivered. Here are links for additional information on the swap and what reefers will be bringing: SWAP INFORMATION and WHAT REEFERS ARE BRINGING TO THE SWAP
RAFFLE ITEMS!! This list will be updated as items are added.
From Booyahsreef, a special pair of SNOWFLAKE CLOWNFISH,this pair of fish or your money back for ANY 2 fish purchased. Yes, a pair of designer snowflake clowns will be raffled off at the swap!
An AQUA 25 WATT UV STERILIZER:
Aqua UV 25W 2 inch Classic UV Sterilizer The Classic Series UV's are ideal for ponds, aquariums, and water features. The Classic's rugged design has features that allow for quick installation and easy maintenance. Aqua Ultraviolet UV's will clear your water in 3 to 5 days sometimes overnight and keep it that way. Performance is guaranteed when sized, installed and operated according to our instructions.
-Fresh Water Sterilizer: 500-1,200 gallons; Flowrate - 1,200 gph for 30,000 uw/cm2
-Fresh Water Clarifier: up to 4,000 gallons; ideal for water gardens
-Salt Water Sterilizer: up to 150 gallons; Flowrate - 400gph for 90,000 uw/cm2
-Dimensions: 26.25" X 4" X 2.5"
REEFLO BLOWHOLE HIGH WATER PUMP:
Three unique features
*3-Speed Adjustable Flow switch - The BlowHole TM pumps by ReeFlo feature a unique 3-speed AdjustaFlow switch that allows you to instantly choose flow rates, pressure and watt draw from three different settings. Cut the flow and watt draw in half during the night or at feeding time and then instantly switch back when desired.
*Very low heat transfer - The BlowHole TM pumps feature a FlowThru design that prevents the water from picking up motor heat
while churning inside the pump head. The BlowHole TM uses an aluminum cast motor which dissipates heat before it can reach the water.
*Nearly Silent Operation - The BlowHole TM pumps employ graphite motor bearings to ensure the quietest operation. You will have to put your ear near it to hear it.
- Unique 3-speed AdjustaFlow switch
- FlowThru Design
- Nearly Silent operation
- Less than 6x6x6 inch footprint
- 1x1 inch threaded fittings
- 2 Year replacement warranty
Three bottles of each of the following great products!! -Phyto-Feast: Phyto-Feast is a blend of the most important marine microalgae, those chosen by universities and hatcheries for their superior nutritional value: Pavlova, Isochrysis, Thalassiosira, Tetraselmis and Nannochloropsis. -Roti-Feast: For superior color, vitality and growth-rates Roti-Feast is a highly nutritious plankton feed perfect for hardcorals, larval fish, and other reef carnivores that feed on small zooplankton -Arcti-Pods: Arcti-Pods are large, nutrition-packed planktonic copepods (3000 microns) harvested fresh from artic waters. In the ocean, copepods form the basis for much of the marine food chain. -Tigger-Pods: Tigger-Pods are attractive large red copepods, Tigriopus califoricus. They swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky swimming motion which is attractive to both fish and people. Finicky fish love them! -Macro Feast: Macro-Feast - Gracilaria pacifica is simply the best live feed for all of your herbivorous fishes. Hard to feed Tangs, Moorish Idols and Angels, simply love this algae, and its presence will help the feeding response of most other finicky fish as well. -Fuzzy Phytes: Fuzzy-Phytes are live red macroalgae with very fine filamentous branches. Their nutritional value is similar to other red algae. -Oyster Feast: Reef Nutrition's Oyster-Feast is a mix of both oyster eggs and ovarian tissue (1-200 microns) for feeding SPS,LPS corals, and other invertebrates. -Mysis Feast: Mysis-Feast is refrigerated, concentrated freshwater shrimp harvested by Piscine Energetics from pristine cold lakes fed by mountain glaciers. Mysis feed on phytoplankton and have a balanced nutritional profile high in Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
MORE ITEMS TO COME!!! Watch this thread for more items as they arrive and are posted!!
More raffle to come! This is just the tip of what we have planned!
We are making it even easier to participate in the raffle this year. If you have a smart phone, you will be able to monitor whether or not your number has been drawn. All dry good raffle items will be posted on the web. You will have until 5pm to pick them up. Meaning if you want to leave the swap, grab a bite...go to Preuss...whatever..you will be able to check if you won and return to pick up your prizes. (Any unclaimed dry good prizes will be re-raffled during our upcoming workshop...more details will be posted on that soon.)
Due to how we draw for the livestock (i.e., you pick your prize in the order it was drawn), you will need to be present to participate in the livestock raffle.
By the way, we will have food (provided by the Eagles) at MCES available for purchase as well...so it won't be necessary to leave to grab a bite. But if you do decide to leave, at least you will be able to throw your hat in the raffle.
Reefbrite XHO LED blue actinic 15" LED strip valued at $175.00. Check out Reef Brite at Table #55!
Designed by Tullio Dell Aquila the XHO Led's have the highest output of any product in their class. Experience Xtreme performance at an affordable price. Mix multiple units to create your own Xtreme High Output Led lighting system. Stylish black anodized housing, high performance reflector system, and assembled in the U.S.A. XHO Led's are the professional’s choice.
18 Watt 15″ 12 LED Strip - Actinic Blue
Actual Length: 14.25 inches (36 cm)
With this LED strip, you can start building a personalized lighting system using a mounting bracket and mixing and matching additional LED strips of various color and output! Here is a completed one showing the LED strips in a mount:
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