CLS Members-only Picnic is Sunday, September 10

Members-only Picnic

CLS is joining with the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association for a joint members-only picnic at the home of Rick Borstein, CLS President.

Registration is requred!

Click here to register!

More about the Picnic

  • Picnic runs from Noon to 5PM. Food will be served at 1PM.
  • We will have the Bears vs Texans game on.
  • GCCA/CLS will provide meats burger, hotdogs softdrinks and some sides.
  • Club members are asked to bring deserts and snacks (appetizers).
  • If you can't be there at the beginning, come when you can.
  • You can get a tour of Rick Borstein's fishroom!

More details will be emailed to you after you register.

 

 

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Our next meeting is Sunday, October 1st @2PM

Rare Fish Auction

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!

Rare Fish Auction

Our current plans are for a Rare Fish Auction. CLS will bring in rare and interesting livebearers from breeders around the world.

Watch this space for more details.

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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Return your Stealth Heaters

In case you haven't heard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently ordered the recall Marineland's Stealth series of heaters.

The Stealth heaters are pretty easy to identify...  they are black plastic.

I've heard from hobbyists that have had heaters explode and cause damage to tanks. The plastic sheath of the heater will distort and crack allowing water to come into contact rapidly with the heating element. In my case, a "zit" appeared on the side of the heater and when I put my hand in the water I received a shock.

I had four, 25 watt Stealth heaters to exchange.

Fortunately, the exchange process is pretty easy.

Last week, I called Marineland at 800-338-4896. You'll need to know the model number of the heaters and the wattage of the heaters. You can find the model numbers in the official Marineland Recall Notice.

The call took about ten minutes and the agent on the line was very pleasant.

I was very pleased to yesterday when I received four, brand new Visitherm glass heaters which are definitely superior.

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Inaugural Meeting

The Chicago Livebearer Society's initial meeting will be on Friday, June 3rd.

We hope all tri-state area livebearer hobbyists will join us to here Ted Coletti of Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine speak on the topic "Livebearers Unlimited".

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