ReefStock is an annual tradition that has been energizing the local marine and reef aquarium community of central Colorado since 2008. Over that time ReefStock has grown to become one of the top five reef events in America and being the “Reef Builders Show”, ReefStock is closely watched and renowned the world over.
ReefStock takes place over two days the weekend of Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th. This is our fourth year at the wonderful Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast which we feel will preserve the vibe of ReefStock while also allowing us to grow as an event. As usual, the booths of ReefStock will be focused on quality over quantity, prioritizing our local reef scene, featuring the hottest livestock and top of the line new reefing equipment. MAP
Since its inception we have strived to bring the best of the best top knowledge to speak at the ReefStock conference. Having already featured many of the All-Stars of the aquarium speaker circuit (Sprung, Joshi, Kohen, Yauillo & Vargas to name a few), it gets harder each year to invite some pillars of our aquarium world.
Vincent Chalias is a Marine Biologist based in Bali (Indonesia), where he started Bali Aquarium, a world leader in coral mariculture. He’s introduced countless corals to the reef scene and is always working to develop new techniques and new species. Vincent has traveled extensively through Indonesia, and the rest of Asia, and as a passionate underwater photographer, has contributed to several magazines in Europe and the USA with his photos and articles. He had talks, in several Marine Aquarium Show, such as MACNA 2013 and 2014, RAP Orlando 2017.
His talk this year will be on the transformation from Ocean Coral to Aquarium Corals, and how corals transform when they adapt to Reef Tank conditions.
Dr. Sanjay Joshi
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, Marine Fish and Reef Annual, Aquarium Frontiers, and Aquarium Fish.
In addition he has been an invited speaker at several marine aquarium society meetings in the US and Europe. He received the MASNA award in 2006, for his contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.
Worldwide Corals has become as much an institute of reef aquarium culture as one of the country’s premier suppliers of truly exotic corals. Two of WWC’s founding partners have been coming to ReefStock for many years but as a first, we’ve arranged to have them present and discuss their incredible coral focused aquaculture business.
From their coral strains to their coral farm, the store, and especially their impressive reef aquarium displays, Victor & Lou have a LOT that they can talk about. Attendees will especially want to know how they keep so many large reef aquariums chock full of beautiful coral strains and colonies. To our knowledge this is one of the first time that Worldwide Corals has done a presentation like this so you won’t want to miss it, there’s no telling when or if it will ever happen again!
ReefStock Lobby Room
Thank you! This year ReefStock was more popular than ever and we’ve added a second vendor space. The room is right in front of the main show door across from the ReefStock ticket booth and merchandise table.
A full list of vendor is available on the ReefStock floorplan page.
LODGING – Vendors, exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to reserve rooms where we plan to host our own guests at the Radisson Hotel where the special ReefStock room rate is $92 a night. Reservations can be made by clicking this link. Once on the Radisson website input the selected dates and choose the MORE SEARCH OPTIONS, and use code REEFS for the room rate discount to apply. Questions? Contact Nikki@ReefBuilders.com
PARKING – There is a sea of free parking space located right on the premises of the Radisson hotel.
Stay Connected RSVP to the ReefStock 2018 Facebook event page so you can see which of your friends are also going and to learn all the latest developments of the show, including announcements of the latest raffle prizes and more.