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!
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.
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!
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.