Aquarium events

We attend various events and conventions where we feature Aqua Ultraviolet products and join our supporters in bringing customers the very best products in our industry.


MAY 8, 2020

Giant Spring Auction! 

The largest aquarium society in the US. In the Spring the Semi-Annual Giant Auction is held, featuring special aquarium products, live plants, propagated corals, marine and freshwater species, invertebrates, aquarium foods and supplies.

Dynamic speakers will be attending sharing their knowledge and techniques such as Pat Donston, James Fatheree, Todd Gardner, Mike Hellweg, Ted Judy, Ad Konings, Rosario LaCorte, Julian Sprung, Tony Vargas, Jack Wattley, Joe Yaiullo and many more.

We are a Proud Sponsor - Mid Atlantic Koi Club (MAKC)


An active and friendly Koi club for people who are interested in the study and enjoyment of Koi, Goldfish, Outdoor Ponds, and Water Gardens.  

Monthly or bi-monthly aquarium events provide a variety of activities including lectures, pond tours, Koi shows, as well as an opportunity to meet other enthusiasts.     

MAKC can offer assistance in all phases of Koi keeping, from pond design and construction, to selecting, breeding, feeding and care of fish, as well as aquatic plant information.

New members are always welcome!

Click “Learn More” for more information about meetings and other aquarium events hosted by the MID ATLANTIC KOI CLUB (MAKC)

2020 BuckeyeReef Expo & Swap

March 21, 2020

Buckeye Reef Expo is the fastest growing event in Ohio and now in its 5th year. The event is hosted by Buckeye Reef Club at the beautiful Holiday Inn & Suites in Perrysburg, OH. Preparations are in process to lineup speakers, vendors, raffle items, swag bags, etc. In just the fourth year last year’s event saw 500+ hobbyists, and 30 vendors from across the country. If you are a reef hobbyist in the midwest you don’t want to miss this aquarium event!

An AquaUV Advantage 8Watt Sterilizer Unit with an MSRP of $179 will be a raffle to a lucky winner, in addition to some Gift Vouchers.

46th Annual ZNA SoCal Koi Show

March 14-15, 2020

ZNA SoCal remains focused on providing a means whereby any and all individuals who have an interest in the koi-keeping hobby can come together with others who share their passion. Many of the members of this chapter have been keeping koi for over 50 years and have a wealth of information, experience and expertise to share.

The 46th Annual ZNA SoCal Chapter Open Show, co-sponsored by the City of Gardena Department of Parks and Recreation, will be held on March 14-15, 2020, at the Gardena Civic Center Complex (1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247). 

AquaUV is proudly sponsoring the aquarium events Grand Champion and Baby Champion Trophies.

LIRA Frag Swap

March 6, 2020

It is the Long Island Reef Association’s mission to establish a community to educate the general public about the current scientific methods used for creating and maintaining an artificial reef environment and its inhabitants.

This event will be collaborating with Walt Whitman High School’s Science Research Program and some of the proceeds will help fund their program. This year, over 30 vendors including Jason Fox, Cherry Corals, Neptune Systems, ESV, Reef Nutrient, Brightwell, and many more will be attending.

Click “Learn More” for more information about meetings and other aquarium events hosted by the Long Island Reef Association.

Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society (GPASI)

February 28, 2020

Join the GPASI Meeting.

Guest Speaker: Charlie Mueller

Charlie has been keeping fish for over 20 years now around Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  Focused almost exclusively on South American fish over the years, he has recently narrowed down a focus to catfish with sucker mouths, from cave spawners to lip brooders.  Being a member of GPASI, Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society, has only enabled the addiction to grow even larger, currently focusing on breeding members of the Apistoloricaria/Rhadinoloricaria, Planiloricaria, Pseudacanthicus, and Pseudohemiodon genera. This presentation will focus on the general keeping, breeding, and rearing of species from the genus Pseudacanthicus, the cactus plecos!

Location: Crafton VFD, Station #128, 8 Stotz Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

If you can’t make this one, the next meeting is Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – at 5:30pm. This aquarium event is being held every month. 

For more information click the link below. 

Orlando Florida Global Pet Expo

February 26-28, 2020

Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. 

In 2020, Global Pet Expo will take place FEBRUARY 26-28 in Orlando, Florida (Orange County Convention Center). This Global Pet Expo and aquarium event is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.

More than 1,000 companies from around the world showcase the latest and greatest products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, and horses. The Show features 16 football fields’ worth of pet products, more than 3,000 product launches, and nearly 300 first-time exhibiting companies.

Visit us at Booth 1758 for some AquaUV swag!

Florida Frag Swap

February 8, 2020

Florida Frag Swap is hosting our 13th show and bringing South Florida’s saltwater reefing industry together at the beautiful RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. This show will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020, with an expectancy of more than 1000 attendees.

You can expect the best vendors in the saltwater aquarium industry to be at our show! From coral and fish vendors to dry goods, everything you need will be in Lakeland on February 16th so make sure you are there in this aquarium event.

The 16th Annual Mars Frag Swap

JANUARY 11, 2020

The 16th Annual Mars Frag Swap will be held on January 11th, 2020 from 12-4 pm at the VFW Post 7591 in Madison, WI. 

This aquarium event is an opportunity for MARS members and the general public to buy/sell and trade corals, dry goods, and marine fish. Brought to you by Madison Area Reef Society (MARS).

LACQUA 2019 San Jose, Costa Rica

NOVEMBER 19-22, 2019

LACQUA19 is the 2019 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society

Following up on the previous successful LACQUA meetings, LACQUA19 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Costa Rica and Central America.

AquaUV will be attending and also Ron James (CEO/President) as well. Get your chance to meet up and share knowledge from Wednesday evening 11/20 to Friday morning 11/22. 

LACQUA19 will be held in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. A region known for its enviable biodiversity and tourist attractions; Costa Rica makes a fantastic venue for LACQUA19. Aquaculture in Costa Rica is characterized by tilapia crops and other species such as shrimp and marine species.

Heart of America Aquarium Society of Kansas City

OCTOBER 12, 2019

Heart of America Aquarium Society (HAAS) Fall Auction has been scheduled and planning has begun. The location will be announced once confirmed. This aquarium event is free to the public for both buyers and sellers!  

There will be aquarium supplies and equipment for sale, auctions, fish and aquatic plants, freshwater and tropical fish, and more.

Stay tuned and hope to see you there!

Also, check out HAAS on FB for more updates and upcoming aquarium events for 2019.

11th Annual Ohio Reef Frag Swap

OCTOBER 5, 2019

The Ohio Reef’s 11th annual Frag Swap will be featuring a colorful mix of living coral and fish from the most exotic locations around the world. This event will be held at a brand-new location this year. Shopping, raffles, food, friends, and fun! Free admission to Ohio Reef Premium members and $5 admission for non-members.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

1675 Woodman Dr
Dayton, OH 45432-3336

Central California Koi Society

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2019

We are a Kohaku proud sponsor for the following 41st Annual Koi Show aquarium event in September in Fresno, CA.

FREE Admission is open to the public! 

Activities include koi and long fin competition judging, pond and koi vendors, raffle drawings and silent auction, koi and pond health information, and more.

Woodward Park Group Activity area 114 W. Audubon Drive
Fresno, CA 93720

(Next to Shinzen Friendship Garden in the park)

Washington Koi & Water Garden Society

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2019

Come visit our 28th Annual Koi Show and see some of the most beautiful (and largest) koi in the region. There will experts on hand to answer questions and share their techniques and insight on this aquarium event. 

Hope to see you there!

Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Avenue North
ShorelineWA 98133

2019 (HAAS) Heart of America Aquarium Society Meeting

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

The Heart of America Aquarium Society of Kansas City

Attending guest speaker, Josh Cunningham has been keeping and breeding African Cichlids for almost 20 years. He started with African Cichlids from Lake Malawi and a couple for Lake Victoria in a 400 sq ft basement. During this time, he was mainly breeding four to five different kinds of cichlids and trading the fry back to the pet store for food and filter media. At some point, a decision was made to move to a different area and a bigger house. Once the move was completed, he was without cichlids for a couple of years and then acquired a 55-gallon tank. Once the tank was set up and stocked, multiple tank syndrome kicked in again. He then expanded on some different species and kept a few tanks on the main floor of his house. At this point, he decided he wanted a fish room in the basement, designs were made, tanks and fish were purchased, and a ‘Fish Alcoholic” was born. His fish room today has 94 tanks ranging from 15 to 180 gallons and in total is over 5,000 gallons.

Click the link below to learn more about this aquarium event.

Announcement: “On behalf of the Heart of America Aquarium Society to acknowledge the receipt of your donation of a 1 classic 25watt UV sterilizer. Again, we appreciate the partnership that your company has created with our club and hope to further enhance that relationship.” -Jeff Curts

Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society (IWGKS)

AUGUST 31, 2019

26th Anniversary Koi Show

We are getting ready for our 26th Anniversary Koi Show this year! We have again partnered up with the famous Idaho Botanical Garden as the venue and the Bonsai Club to make this year’s show another fun and exciting event. It will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, September 1st, 2018, and as always, everyone is invited. As usual, the Idaho Botanical Garden is foregoing its normal admission charge and inviting the public to visit the majestic Garden during these hours on the day of the aquarium event for free!

Come see our sale tanks and take home a unique addition to your pond!

RMKC Annual Koi Show

AUGUST 17-18, 2019

Each year RMKC club members bring the best koi from their ponds for a beauty contest. If you are new to Koi, this is a great opportunity to learn what makes one fish preferred over another. A number of vendors will be on hand to tell you about the latest in pond and filtration design, pond care, and fish care. There will also be several vendors selling fish. If you are a seasoned veteran, bring your fish to display! This aquarium event is open to all – we hope to see you there!

Nick’s Garden Center 
2001 S. Chambers Rd. 
Aurora, CO 80014 


AUGUST 16-18, 2019

We are attending “the biggest koi show” on earth!

Every year the Nishikigoi Association Netherlands organizes the Holland Koi Show. This is the largest show in the world in terms of size and visitor numbers! The most beautiful koi are exhibited in this show. Koi are among the best in Europe. Participants are koi hobbyists and traders. Not only from the Netherlands but also from the rest of Europe. See you all there in this aquarium event!

Kasteeltuinen Arcen
Lingsforterweg 26
5944 BE Arcen

(USCC) US Cannabis Conference Expo

AUGUST 3-4, 2019

Cannabis in the city!

Dive into the world of growing cannabis. Whether you are a home grower, or a business looking to scale your growing operations this course is for you. Our 6-hour intensive course explains cutting-edge technologies, and new growing methodologies to help set you apart. Leave with the tools that will give you an edge in Aquaponics, Aeroponics, Hydroponics, Soil, Micropropagation/Tissue Culture, and Lighting. 

August 2nd: Advanced Cultivation Training & a 6-hour Medical Symposium for Doctors
August 3rd & 4th: Expo Hall + 3 rooms of concurrent sessions all day.

Visit Booth #611 and say hi.

Best UV Water Filtration Systems for Your Growing Systems 🙂

South Carolina Koi and Water Garden Society

JUNE 29-30, 2019

2019 Wet Lab Seminar & Banquet

The South Carolina Koi and Water Garden Society is a non-profit organization to encourage appreciation and interest in water gardening, ponds koi, and goldfish. The club’s objectives are to disseminate information to help members and to stimulate the study and culture of water plants and fish.

Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main St. 
Greenville, SC 29601



JUNE, 22-23, 2019

America’s Largest Saltwater Aquarium Event is in New York!

Reef-A-Palooza New York is going on its 5th year in bringing to the Northeast the largest saltwater aquarium event in America. Join us at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on June 22-23, 2019.

Immerse yourself with the latest products and hottest corals on the showroom floor and then head out to experience New York. Choose between all of New York’s top restaurants, nightlife spots, shopping districts, sporting events, museums, and performing arts.

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

Visit us at Booth #605.

See ya’ll there!


MAY 9, 2019

Giant Spring Auction! 

All sorts of freshwater fish, plants, marine fish, aqua-cultured corals, and dry goods, including a new 55-gallon tank and stand. Rare and hard to find livestock and MUCH MORE! View lots 7:30-8:30 PM.

Also, great speakers will be attending this aquarium event to share their knowledge and techniques.

The New York Aquarium, Education Hall
Surf Ave. and West 8th St.
Bklyn, NY 11229.

Spring vendor show

april 13, 2019

Triad NC Tropical Fish Society is a tropical fish group based out of the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina with interests in both freshwater and saltwater enthusiasts. Their goal is to help build the hobby within the area, encourage new members in the hobby, help others with questions regarding the hobby as well to educate new members on successful ways to have a home aquarium.

Cannabis Conference 2019

april 1-3, 2019

Cannabis Conference is the leading cultivation and dispensary education event. Get up close and personal with the best and brightest minds in the industry. Gain solid insights into cannabis cultivation and business operations, as well as retail management and customer engagement.

Visit us on this aquarium event at Booth 828!

Westgate Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

global pet expo

march 21-23, 2019

Global Pet Expo, the premiere aquarium event for pet product manufacturers at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, on March 21-23, 2018.

CEACICH Aquatics Aquarium Society

march 17, 2019

Ceacich Aquatics is a true non-profit organization. Without our members, sponsors, and donations we would not be where we are at today.

Indiana marine aquarium society

March 16, 2019

Buy, sell, and trade frags, win the amazing raffle, and listen to our educational guest speaker!

Reef Dreams of Charleston

March 9, 2019

Reef Dreams 2019 at the luxurious Omar Shriners Center at the foot of the infamous Arthur Ravenel Bridge on the Mount Pleasant side of the Charleston Peninsula.

Mike Paletta, a reefing legend, will be sharing his knowledge, wisdom, and experience with attendees.

Delaware Aquarium Society

March 2, 2019

Delaware County Aquarium Society (DCAS), where fish-keeping hobbyists and professionals of all ages meet to promote and learn more about the care, culture, and propagation of all forms of underwater life.

Water garden expo

february 20-23, 2019

The Water Garden Expo is the industry’s premier educational aquarium event. Come experience four packed days that will make you and your business more profitable.

Scales, Tails, Fish & Reptiles Fair

february 10, 2019

The Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the aquarium hobby. Our aquarium events are open to the general public. Members need not live in Green Bay, or even in Wisconsin!