The folks at the Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association (C-SEA) may be situated near Lake Erie—one of our freshwater Great Lakes—but on Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., they’ll be steeped in salt water as they host the 2016 C-SEA Frag Swap at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio. This exciting event will feature a dizzying array of coral/invert vendors, awesome raffle prizes, great discounts on products, and much, much more.
Included in the “much, much more” will be a talk by yours truly and Caribbean Chris from 12:00 to around 1:00 p.m. CC and I will be speaking (actually, I’ll do most of the talking and CC will provide the visuals) directly from our “wheelhouse” on the role content providers play in the marine aquarium hobby, as well as some of the challenges to effective communication we’ve encountered along the way.
After our presentation concludes, Marc Levenson of the extremely popular Melev’s Reef and Reef Addicts will give a talk from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. The raffle will kick off at 3:00 and continue until all items are given away.
Part of C-SEA’s mission is “to foster the growth of a sustainable marine aquarium hobby through education and responsible reef husbandry by its members in a family oriented community environment.” That aligns perfectly with our objectives here at Saltwater Smarts, so Chris and I are both thrilled to throw our support behind C-SEA and their upcoming frag swap—and we hope you will too!
If you’ll be in the Cleveland area—or can get there—on Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., be sure to stop by the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds to chat with me and Chris, listen to and meet Marc Levenson, hobnob with fellow hobbyists (do people still hobnob?), take advantage of all the terrific deals, and, if you’ve got the tank space, maybe take home a new coral specimen or two.
See you there!