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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 4th year anniversary.

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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.

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You Don’t Want To Miss Out

Purchase Your Tickets Now – $20 One Day Admission

Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday.

Cash Only At the Door*

You don’t want to miss Reef-A-Palooza Orlando!

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.


Vincent Chalias began his education in marine aquaculture in southern France. He has been in Indonesia since 1998, working as quality controller for one of the biggest European importers (Amblard S.A).
Vincent has brought the hobby many varieties of Acropora and other Indonesian corals; from the classic Efflos (Acropora efflorescens) that he first found in southern Bali, to the Red Dragon, and more recently, the Bali Short Cake, Pikachu or Indonesian green apple Spathulata.
Vincent is also an avid underwater photographer and is always on the lookout for special and new variety of corals.

Vincent Chalias

Where are all the popular Indonesian Acropora coming from?



Mark is the creator and star of Mr. Saltwater Tank TV a web-based TV show that not only entertains audiences, but educates them as well.

Since starting Mr. Saltwater Tank TV in 2010, Mark has created over 260 Mr. Saltwater Tank TV episodes resulting in over 11,400,000 views worldwide. The show has attracted 50,000+ YouTube subscribers and 47,500 + fans on Facebook.

In addition to Mr. Saltwater Tank TV, Mark has authored and co-authored 6 books on including The No-Nonsense Guide to Setting Up A Saltwater Tank Volume One and Volume Two, The Ultimate Guide to Saltwater Tank Cruise Control, The No-Nonsense Guide to Preventing and Curing Nuisance Algae Outbreaks, The No-Nonsense Guide to Marine Fish Diseases, Treatments and Quarantine, and Pre-Travel Planning and Preparation: A Pocket Guide for Saltwater Tank Owners His writing also includes 5 authored or co-authored articles for international magazines such as Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Marine Habitat Magazine.

Mark Callahan

Coral Placement for the Long Haul



Julian Sprung 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. He is one of the authors of The Reef Aquarium 3-volume book series (self-published), and is a frequent lecturer at reef aquarium hobby conventions and gatherings.

Julian Sprung

Little Stories



Dr. Joshi is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University, and he’s also a dedicated reefer. He co-manages Penn State’s 500-gallon reef aquarium and has his own 500-gallon reef tank in his home. His trials and tribulations with his tank are well noted in online articles and reef forums. Dr. Joshi has published several articles in magazines and online forms and he lectures at trade shows around the country.

Sanjay Joshi Ph.D.

10 Year Progression of My 500G Aquarium: Lessons Learned


Conference Details

  • Saturday, May 6

    • 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, May 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




Plus Many More Vendors




Raffle Prizes and Counting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Reef-A-Palooza - Orlando 2017 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, May 6 - 11am-6pm and Sunday, May 7 - 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.






Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center

8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2017 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.

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

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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 2017 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 2017?

Returning Exhibitors

Kristine Turnier
Show Management

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