The Marine Aquarium Expo, or MAX, is one of the largest events centered entirely around the aquarium hobby, and it’s just around the corner. Now in its fourth year, MAX will take place in Costa Mesa, California on April 2 and 3, 2011 at the OC Fair and Event Center. Doors open to the general aquarium enthusiast at 10am and close at 6pm each day. Ticket prices to the expo are some of the cheapest out there, with admission for adults being only $15, $10 for seniors and military, and free for children under 12.
MAX will feature 10 guest speakers, almost 100 exhibitors (many of who will be selling corals or equipment), and two huge raffles. The raffle includes prizes from multiple aquarium equipment vendors including Hydor, ReefKoi/Evolution LED, ReefBrite, Two Little Fishies, and more. The speaker list includes many crowd favorites, like Bob Fenner, Ret Talbot, Steven Pro, Julian Sprung, and several others.
Unfortunately, this is an event I will have to miss out on, but we’ll do our best to cover any aquarium news trickling out of MAX.