- Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario
- 21 March 2020
Greater Niagara Coral Show 2020
Greater Niagara Coral Show
The Largest Saltwater Fish & Coral Show in Canada
Of Happy Clients
Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9
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2020 SPEAKER LINEUP
Dr. Sanjay Joshi
Sanjay in real life is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University. He has been a reef addict since 1992 and currently keeps a 500g SPS dominated reef. He also co-manages the 500g aquarium at Penn State.
Dr. Joshi is actively involved in educating the hobby on various topics such as lighting, aquarium system design and general reef husbandry through his publications in reef magazines and lectures. He has published articles in magazines such as Advanced Aquarist, Reefs Magazine, Coral, Fish and Reef Annual and Aquarium Fish. He has completed speeches in the US, Europe and now Canada and was awarded the MASNA award in 2006 for his contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.
Aaron Hunt is the founder of the Eco Divers program. A unique approach to coral conservation based around existing scientific research and his own experience working with corals since 2005. Born and raised in Sunny California, Aaron served in the US Army from 1993 until 2001, worked in the tech sector until 2009 and then moved to the Cayman Islands to become a SCUBA instructor. His plans for a three month visit to the island has evolved over the last decade into a rare opportunity to apply his skills where they might be able to become something amazing. Living abroad, he also met his lovely wife Brittany and established the Eco Divers Reef Foundation as a Non Profit group.
Mitchel Dender is a professional Fish Biologist and the Founder of For The Reef Apparel. Mitch’s passion for the aquatic environment started at age 10, with a small angelfish tank. The “hobby” grew into a complete obsession and eventually become his career. Mitch completed his Masters in Fish Biology where he investigated the interactions between hormones and behaviours to improve growth and survivorship of aquacultured Chinook Salmon. This work can be found online and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. His talk will discus the role of stress hormones and why we should consider them when acclimating fish. He wants to create a protocol to acclimate fish that will help all aquarists avoid the headaches and heartaches of losing fish/coral to disease and parasites. He plans on testing this protocol in a lab setting and will provide the results free to everyone. For The Reef Apparel is a project Mitch and his wife (Kelley) started 2 years ago. FTR is a microplastic-free clothing company that donates 10% of proceeds to coral reef conservation. They have donated over $15,000US to date and we encourage you to check them out during the show.
Marc “melev” Levenson has been in the hobby since 1998, blogging his experiences about his own reef on melevsreef.com to help others learn husbandry skills. Most recently he’s become an online personality with tens of thousands of followers on his YouTube channel (melevsreef) also geared at helping other reefers through his personal experiences. His website’s articles, blogs, and Critter ID cover topics like pest control, feeding techniques, working with acrylics, reef photography and water chemistry to name a few. His online store carries many products like his RODI systems, custom sumps and even includes some items that he himself invented as clever solutions to make reefkeeping easier. Marc is a nationally recognized speaker, who regularly recommends supporting local club events, shopping local fish stores, and interacting with others via social media. His other hobby is diving, exploring natural reefs. His current tanks are a 400-gallon reef and a 60-gallon anemone cube, filled with captive bred fish and aquacultured corals.
ReefDudes is a content creator and educator of all things reefing. He has been in the saltwater hobby for 7+ years and many more on the freshwater side of things. Over the past 2.5 years, Deven has been helping reefers through his YouTube channel ReefDudes! In this short time, he has grown it to around 20000 followers on both YouTube and Instagram. Make sure that you come by to say hello and talk about all things reefing!!
Michael Aarons aka Aarons Aquarium is a YouTube content creator, creating videos documenting his journey through the reefing hobby. Michael specializes in creating easy to understand videos that aren’t full of useless jargon to help beginners find their way through the information minefield that is everywhere online.
Over the past 5 years, the Aarons Aquarium YouTube channel has grown to over 45,000 subscribers and has helped many people setup successful aquariums across the world.
Michael prides himself on being down to earth, and absolutely loves meeting his followers, so if you see him walking around the show make sure you go over, say hello and grab a selfie.
General (over 12)
$20.00 + fees
Each general admission ticket will include (5) raffle tickets. The venue charges $8.00 in fees per ticket as they handle all ticket sales now. We are off-setting the fees by giving you $7.50 worth of raffle tickets with each ticket purchased.
General Child (12 and under)
Child admission There are NO ticket requirements for children, however you must bring your child to registration for a bracelet with you.
10 for $15
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