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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How to insulate your aquarium with Reflective Foil Insulation

I moved into a new home in the Chicago area recently and, lacking a fishroom, I decided to set up a 55G tank in the basement. I just had to have some fish!

Unfortunately, the basement in my new house is really cold, typically about 65F. I like to maintain my tanks at 76F, so that would mean keeping the tank 11F above the basement temperature. I knew I should insulate the tank to lower my energy costs.

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