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Old 06-18-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Gcca swap meet 8/24/14


Greater Chicago Cichlid Association is having a Swap Meet!

Sunday, August 24th
10:00am-2:00pm


Best Western Plus
4400 Frontage Rd
Hillside, IL 60162


GCCA's Swap Meet is a great place to buy fish, plants, food, equipment and more!

Buy directly from the breeder and make your best deal!
Four times a year these fish swaps have the largest selection of fish available in the Midwest
Find fish that you can't find at any local fish store.
This is the one biggest selections of fish in the United States
Most vendors sell fish that they raise themselves.
Take a look at our classifieds to see a preview at what the vendors are bringing
Arrive early for the best selection!
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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dont forget your nose plugs
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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You can smell the enthusiasm! I'm in for this one
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:53 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good time.

I'm looking for some Pygmy Corydoras.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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I should be there as long as nothing pops up! Looking forward to it
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:15 PM   #6
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Anybody been bringing OEBTs to these?
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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larcat, you might want to hit up ShrimpUSA. They are a vendor at these swaps and this guy usually brings a ton of different varieties with him. Not sure if OEBT is one of them, but it's worth investigating
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #9
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Surprised no one bumped this.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:03 AM   #10
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I more surprised a parkinglot swap thread hasn't been started.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:17 PM   #11
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I don't want to be negative but the last parking lot swap produced a total of 2 people showing up. I guess interest is diminishing for meeting before the swap. Also shinnycard 255 did an absolutely fantastic job of keeping us posted on upcomming GCCA events and co-ordinating the parking lot swaps. He has asked for volunteers to post any future upcomming events or associated parking lot swaps. I would be willing to post the GCCA swap meet dates. If someone would like to post a parking lot swap that would be helpful.

Side Note: If anyone is looking for any rotala rotundifolia I would be happy to bring some stems to the swap for free. I believe I have about 20 to 25 stems floating in my tanks. No algae but there could be snails. The same applies if anyone would like any ceratopteris (water sprite). PM me and let me know.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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I have never made it out to one of these swaps. Is there typically any hardscape material available? I am looking for some nice stones for a re-scape.
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:54 PM   #13
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This one isn't being bumped because we have already started posting on the other swap thread.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #14
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I have never made it out to one of these swaps. Is there typically any hardscape material available? I am looking for some nice stones for a re-scape.
Yes, there are vendors with bins full of rocks and driftwood. One specializes in large Texas holey rock. I also recall there was a dealer with some pricy manzanita branches. Remember that prices are all negotiable. Go early!
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:11 PM   #15
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Hey trapperwolves I'm interested in those plants your giving away. I'm new to the hobby and just got my tank completely established a few days ago. Just in time for the meet lol what's the best way to contact you.
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