Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) is an annual event promoted by the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society (SCMAS). Now in its tenth year, RAP 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. The main purpose of Reef-A-Palooza is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere that is conducive to education and trade of both product and knowledge. As such, participating exhibitors range from large manufacturers, to retailers, to small livestock sellers, and participating hobbyists range from the beginner to the elite, rare-species coral farmer. It is the perfect venue to showcase new products in the marine aquarium industry. We strive to rally a diverse range of participants into the two-day event so as to present the best value and interest to everyone involved. Considering our current bookings and the popularity of previous years, we expect 80+ exhibitors/exhibitors and well over 5,000 attendees this year!
October 25 & 26 at the Orange County Fair Grounds

At this years Reef-A-Palooza we will have a swap meet area for clubs and their members to sell used equipment.


SCMAS Gallery
View some of our recent raffle winners form our monthly meetings and photos form recent SCMAS Events.
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SCMAS is a marine aquarium club, based in Orange County, California. Hobbyists throughout Southern California are our members. Come check us out each month to gain knowledge, win great raffle prizes, meet other hobbyists, general discussion on the hobby, decide future events, and while you're at it, enjoy some good food.

We have had great speakers come to our meetings to share their knowlege with us. Why not get the best information from the best in the hobby!!

We meet the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:00 PM in Santa Ana at the IHOP restaurant at 1001 E. 17th. St., one block east of the 5 Freeway.

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SCMAS Club Discounts

Some of our Sponsors offer special club discounts to SCMAS. Click here to learn more.
Show your SCMAS membership card to receive a discount at the fallowing stores: Amazing Aquariums & Reefs, Coral Collection, Exotic fish & reef, Coral Gazers, Tongs & more


Group Buy Suggestions

Do you have a suggestion for our next Club Group Buy? Contact Us or make your suggestion at our next meeting.


Reef-A-Palooza video on    

Time lapse video of Karen Talbot, a scientific illustrator and conservation artist from Laguna Beach, CA painting a milletseed butterflyfish (Chaetodon miliaris) at Reef-A-Palooza 2011.


Member benefits:

  • Participation at wholesale events.  Save hundreds

  • Free entry to Reef-A-Palooza  $20 dollar value!

  • Discounted Christmas party dinner active members. Save $50.00-100.00.

  • Monthly live goods and dry goods raffle.

  • Members only Raffle at each meeting.

  • Networking with expert hobbyists.

  •  10% off at participating stores.

  • Tank tours

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