Our club meets after the Chicago Cichlid Association swap meet from 2PM to 3:30PM. GCCA Swap Meets are a lot of fun to attend and we meet immediately afterward. | Swap Details from GCCA
We are working on securing a speaker for our next meeting. We will update this space once we're all set.
Join us at 2PM on Sunday, February 23rd!
Marriott Hoffman Estates
4800 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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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!
We'd love to get any of the following:
- Popular livebearers such as Endler's, Swordtails, Guppies and Platies
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.
Here are a few pictures from our first meeting.
Rick Borstein (left) and Ted Coletti. Photo by Ed Borstein.