ALA Convention Recap
CLS meets at 2PM right after the GCCA Swap Meet.
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!
CLS member Litzi Hartley will speak on "Collecting in Mexico". Litzi and her 12-year-old daughter visited Mexico in March 2018.
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!
The Chicago Livebearer Society it pleased to announce a donation of $1000 to the North American Goodeid Working Group (NAGWG).
The donation was funded by a recent Rare Livebearer Auction which was held in January 2018. The club sold over 120 bags of rare and hard to find livebearers and a portion of the proceeds helped offset the dontation.
The Chicago Livebearer Society was invited to participate in the 2017 Aquatic Experience Show. This required the club to set up a display in a 10 foot by 10 foot booth. Early on we decided that we would like to have some tanks in the booth to attract the public.
Our goal was to be able to display both wild-type and domestic livebearers. The tanks needed to be at a comfortable viewing height and we knew that we needed a custom rack to do so. Time would not allow us to build a rack from scratch onsite, so we knew we needed a rack that could be bolted together and taken down quickly. The rack would need to be inexpensive and built with materials sourced from local home stores, so 2X4 construction was the method used.
We chose to set up two, 20GH tanks which measure:
Since the tanks would be displayed side by side, we knew we needed a stand that was at least 48-1/2" wide. We opted for bit of extra width and went with 49" for the width. As for height, we went for 40” which would offer comfortable viewing for standing patrons.
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