Vendor Highlight – Dirk’s

Vendor Highlight - Dirks

Tanks full? No room for livestock? That’s ok! Carolina Aquatic Expo still has plenty of great products for you!

Dirks has been a trade show icon for decades, and he brings a truckload of goodies to every event! Whether it’s rare out of print books or every day aquarium supplies, Dirks has a wide selection that meets any aquarist’s needs! You never know what you’ll find unless you come check it out!

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Vendor Highlight – Rubicon Reptiles

Vendor Highlight - Rubicon Reptiles

Rubicon Reptiles is a small reptile breeding business focused on producing quality leopard geckos, ball pythons, and reticulated pythons! They also sell locally sourced driftwood for your pet and home project needs.

Rubicon Reptiles is a returning vendor based out of Fort Mill, SC. Alex sources some of the finest specimens of driftwood from the beaches and wilderness of the Carolinas. Whether you are in need of a landscaping piece or something for your aquarium, Rubicon Reptiles provides quality at an affordable price!

As every piece of driftwood is unique, it is important to be first in line to browse through each piece and ensure that you have chosen the best piece to fit your individual needs! Don’t let anyone else go home with your prized wood! Get your VIP tickets now and be the first to browse the vendor floor!

Exclusive VIP sale highlights:

  • All Leopard Geckos $25 OFF!
  • Buy ANY Reptile and get a FREE piece of Driftwood (up to $40 value)
  • Buy 2 get 1 FREE (equal or lesser value) – Driftwood

Vendor Highlight – TRSC Aquatics

Vendor Highlight - TRSC Aquatics

TRSC Aquatics has been delivering results since they opened in 2019. Their goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for their customers.

Tristian & Diana have over 15 years of combined experience in Reefing  & Aquaculture and are passionate about exceeding your expectations.

They are also passionate about combating the skyrocketing prices of corals available to the hobbyist, alienating many from ever starting. Part of their philosophy is to think as a hobbyist first and then as a business. As such TRSC Aquatics strives to only charge what they feel corals are worth and what they would pay for them themselves.

TRSC consists of 2 facilities. The first is a grow-out facility where they take special care of the colonies and corals that comprise their signature series. The second is a warehouse farm where they aquaculture their specimens.

TRSC Aquatics will be providing exclusive deals for VIP ticket holders! Don’t worry, though. Their general admission deals are still going to be saving you big time!

Exclusive VIP sale highlights:

  • $5-20 – Assorted Zoanthids
  • Less Than $100 – Torches
  • $20-30 – SPS
  • $75 – Elegance Corals
  • FREE – Phytoplankton

Ticket Update!

Ticket Update!

Greetings Carolina Aquatic Expo Attendees,

In order to get a more accurate representation of the show attendance, there will be a convenience fee added to tickets purchased at the door. Online ticket prices will not change.

Buying your tickets online helps the CAE team get a better idea of how many people to expect and allows us to provide a better show experience! We also want to encourage guests to plan ahead and purchase tickets through contactless methods in order to help reduce the risk of spreading diseases.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to work hard to provide a first rate show!

The Carolina Aquatic Expo Team

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Vendor Highlight – Saburai Aquatics

We are just over one month away from Carolina Aquatic Expo!
It’s time to start showing off the goods!
Carolina Aquatic Expo will be highlighting select vendors to show what they will have for sale at the event! These pictures and descriptions are just an example of products you may be able to find at CAE, but some are in limited quantity, so be sure to get a VIP ticket if you want to make sure you don’t miss out!
Today’s vendor highlight is none other than Saburai Aquatics. A Charlotte based breeder, Sabu founded Saburai Aquatics in 2018 with the goal of sharing his passion for plecos with everyone! Fast forward three years and Sabu now features plecos, corydoras, guppie, angels, and shrimp! Needless to say, he’s fully committed to the aquarium life!
With a wide variety of mostly community-friendly freshwater fish, Saburai Aquatics provides many species that can live together peacefully.
Saburai Aquatics will be running exclusive sales during the VIP early entry period, so be sure to get your VIP tickets and save big on quality fish!

Exclusive VIP sale highlights:

  • $5 – Bristlenose Plecos
  • 4/$10 – Assorted Angelfish Small
  • $10 – Select Guppy Trios
  • $60 – L333a “Albino King Tiger”
  • $40 – L018 “Gold Nugget”