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Welcome to Reef-A-Palooza Orlando

Reef-A-Palooza can best be described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community. Come join us and celebrate our 5th year anniversary.

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The King of DIY: Saltwater aquariums, coral and reef tanks!

Reef Builders-Day 1 Coverage of Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2017

Why Should You Attend Reef-A-Palooza Orlando?

Create Vital Connections

Socialize with Speakers, Business Owners, Industry Leaders, Authors, Scientists and Hobbyists.

Explore Products and Technologies

Purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment.

Educate Yourself

Attend lectures from Industry Leaders. We recruit the industry’s highest rated speakers.

Avoid the Lines


Purchase Your Tickets Now

General Admission tickets can only be used for one day, either Saturday or Sunday.

Children 10 and under FREE. Cash Only At the Door*

  • General Admission

  • $20Per Person/Day
  • Includes:

    • 1 day entrance to the show. Ticket is valid for either Saturday or Sunday.

  • Diamond Pass

  • $100Per Person
  • Includes:

    • 1 Exclusive Entrance to Show Set Up on Friday, April 6 (2:30PM)
    • 1 Entrance to Show Saturday, April 7
    • 1 Entrance to Show Sunday, April 8
    • 1 Sheet of Raffle Tickets

You don’t want to miss out on all the fun. 

Cash Only at the Door.


Reef-A-Palooza consistently recruits the industry’s highest-rated speakers – as well as intriguing new talent and compelling voices from outside the Reef community.

Speaker Section Presented By…

Jack Kent

Jack is an avid aquarium hobbyist with over 30 years of fishkeeping experience. He is the founder of Kent Marine, Inc., Continuum Aquatics, and owner of Brightwell Aquatics. Jack is also a degreed engineer with studies in nuclear, chemical and electrical engineering. He also has years of experience in computer control of industrial chemical processes.

Jack started his first aquarium products company, Kent Marine, Inc. in 1989 to manufacture technologically advanced supplements for high end marine reef aquariums. Jack is responsible for the initial invention of or development of many of the supplements available today for high technology aquariums all over the world and has invented or introduced many highly innovative products to the industry.

Jack Kent - 12:30 PM Saturday

Why its crucial to do water changes, and why testing alone is not enough.
Mike Paletta

Michael Paletta has been keeping marine tanks since 1980 and reef tanks since the mid 1980’s. During the past 30 years he has written over 250 articles on marine fish and invertebrates in both the US and Europe. Currently Michael has 300, 120, 90, 75, and 26- gallon reef tanks of various types set up in his home. He has helped in the set-up of over 200 tanks throughout the U.S, including several tanks over 4,000 gallons in capacity. Michael is also currently writing a weekly blog on ReefBuilders and a monthly article for Reef2Reef. Michael also acted as a consultant with the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Pittsburgh Zoo Aquarium in Pittsburgh. Michael has B.S. from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree from Yale University. Michael has also been a technical consultant for several equipment manufacturers and online companies. Michael is currently employed in sales in the biotechnology field.

Mike Paletta - 2:30 PM Saturday

Discussing the many factors necessary to optimize the coloration in our corals.

Julian is an American writer on marine aquarium fishkeeping. He is an alumnus of the University of Florida where he studied zoology, graduating in 1988. Sprung has authored articles in aquarium hobby publications such as Freshwater And Marine Aquarium, Seascope, Advanced Aquarist Online, Aquarium Frontiers, Marine and Reef Aquarium USA, Practical Fishkeeping, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, and Coral. Sprung is one of the authors of The Reef Aquarium 3-volume book series (self-published).
In 1991 Sprung, with fellow marine aquarium enthusiast Daniel Ramirez, co-founded the company Two Little Fishies, Inc., a manufacturer of marine aquarium supplements, media, and accessories.

Julian Sprung - 12:30 PM Sunday

Backup Plan: Planning for hurricanes and other natural disasters that can leave you powerless and kill your reef.

Conference Details

  • Saturday, April 7

    • 11:00 AM – Showroom Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Showroom Floor Close

  • Sunday, April 8

    • 11:00 AM – Showroom Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Showroom Floor Close




Plus Many More Vendors




Raffle Prizes and Counting

Want to know where to find your way around the show?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Reef-A-Palooza - Orlando 2018 take place?

Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center located at 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821.

What is Reef-A-Palooza and who is it for?

Reef-A-Palooza is an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the show. Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday. If you purchase tickets at the show only cash will be accepted.

How much will it cost to attend?

Tickets are priced at $20.00 per day. Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday.

Are there any discounts offered?

Children under 10 free no other discounts apply.

What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds will be given.

What time does the event start and end each day?

Saturday, April 7 - 11am-6pm and Sunday, April 8 - 11am-6pm

Where is the closest airport?

Orlando International Airport (MCO), just 20 minutes away from the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center.

Does the venue have cash machines?

Yes, ATMs will be available.


No purchase necessary to enter raffle. You can pick up one free raffle ticket the day of the show at the show location or you can request one free raffle ticket by mail. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the show. Must be present the day and time of the raffle to win. To request one free raffle ticket, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to Reef-A-Palooza Orlando. Reef-A-Palooza Orlando Attention: Free Raffle Ticket 11765 South Orange Blossom Trail Suite D Orlando, FL 32837

How Much is Parking?

Parking is free to all Reef-A-Palooza guests with validation. Take your parking ticket inside the show venue to the reception desk to have your ticket validated.





Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Raffle Sponsor


Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center

8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2018 returns to the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, ideally located a few miles from many attractions.

You’ll be close to Disney, Universal, International Drive, as well as many of Orlando’s finest restaurants, attractions, theaters, shopping and nightspots. You’ll want to explore this friendly city. Space is limited, so book your room right away.

Reservations can also be made by contacting the hotel’s dedicated Group Reservations number directly at 1-888-258-7501 or our hotel’s main line at 407-238-8000.

We’ve arranged special room rates, but space is limited, so…

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor?

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Each year thousands of hobbyists and professionals come to Reef-A-Palooza to look for products and services that will enable them to develop their reefing skills, solve reef-keeping challenges and find inspiration to create amazing reef tanks. Most of Reef-A-Palooza attendees directly purchase or recommend the purchase of reef products and services. By exhibiting in 2019 you’ll reach thousands of new prospects each year.

At Reef-A-Palooza your brand will be seen by thousands of hobbiyist, thinkers and doers. Reach the A-List speakers, shot-calling attendees and thousands more who visit the conference annually. If you want to sell your product or service, Reef-A-Palooza is the perfect place to be. Get the most from your visit to Reef-A-Palooza by expanding your reach through marketing and PR. Contact us about our promotional opportunities and find more ways to promote your brand at the show.

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor for Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2019?

Returning Exhibitors

Kristine Turnier
Show Management

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Things To Do In Orlando

Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or friends, you’ll find so many things to do in Orlando. Orlando offers unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Whether that means a week spent at theme parks or a weekend on the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be. Search from theme parks, attractions, arts and culture, shopping, spas, golf, dining, outdoor adventures and nightlife to build your perfect itinerary.

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