Our next meeting is Sunday, January 29th

About the Meeting

CLS meets at 2PM right after the GCCA Swap Meet. NEW LOCATION

Marriott Hoffman Estates
4800 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL. 60192

Enjoy a great day at the swap meet then join CLS for a livebearer auction and a great speaker!

Our Speaker

Rick Borstein is the Webmaster of the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association (GCCA), President of the Chicago Livebearer Society (CLS) and President of the Federation of American Aquarium Societies (FAAS). Rick was the Chairman of the successful 2006 American Cichlid Association Convention held in Chicago, IL. Rick has spawned over 200 species of cichlids and is one of only fourteen people to hold the title of Master Breeder in the GCCA. He's spawned over 40 livebearers, too! Rick’s basement fishroom has 44 tanks ranging in size from 5 gallons to 240 gallons. Rick is primarily interested in cichlids and livebearers.

Program

Rick has recently completed a new, 44-tank fishroom. Starting from scratch, Rick built the fishroom of his dreams stating with a clean slate. The new fishroom is impressive and features corner matten filters, tanks drilled twice for both drain and overflow, and a unique water distribution system. In this talk you'll see pictures and video, including installation of a a 240 gallon tank into a wall in his basement. You'll learn about plumbing and water distribution and how to plan a fishroom.

Donations for our Table

The primary method we use to raise funds is through sales at the GCCA Swap Meet. We need your donations of fish and other goods to help raise money for the club. Please bring your items to the swap and the earlier the better!

 

 

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