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December 2010 AFI Editor's Note

Aquarist Bulletin Board

By Clay Jackson |

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This month I’ll be using this space to make a few announcements of interest to hobbyists.

FAMA Contest
We announced our “Win a Set of FAMAs!” contest in our August issue. We asked anyone interested in getting a set of Freshwater And Marine Aquarium magazines — from June 2005 to June 2010 — to send us a postcard. Well, 163 postcards reached my desk and three winners were chosen: Chicago’s Scott Kirshenbaum; Roger Anderson, Harlan, Kentucky; and Marissa Stark, Smithville, Missouri. Congratulations! And a big thanks to everyone who entered but didn’t win. We’ll have more contests in the future.

The Southern California Marine Aquarium Society ( puts on this great two-day event every year. Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) 2010 will be held the weekend of October 23 and 24, at the Orange County Fairgrounds, in Costa Mesa, California. Speakers, lots of aquacultured corals and the RAP ReefScape Challenge will take place in the new “Hanger Building.” In addition to a raffle, there will also be $300, $200 and $100 door prizes.

For all of your Reef-A-Palooza information, go to See you at the show!

MACNA 2010
For more on this great event, which took place the first weekend of September, in Orlando, Florida, see page 102 in this issue. You can also see an extended online slide show of this year’s Marine Aquarium Conference of North America.

Next year, MACNA XXIII will be hosted by the Greater Iowa Reef Society (GIRS). MACNA 2011 will be held Sept. 9 to 11, at HyVee Hall in the beautiful city of Des Moines. For more information on MACNA 2011, visit

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