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Old 08-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Hi Chicago! I'm going to be in you in late sept. (22-27/29)

I saw there was a plant swap planned, and was wondering if there were any meetings or LFS's I should know about during my stay.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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There's a swap meet going on the morning of Sept. 22 http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=350209
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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the swap is pretty sweet but we certainly are missing some of the cool clubs as you folks out east got
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I'll say hi for you tattooed. I have yet to make my flight arrangements but I might be arriving at 8 am.. So plant swap might be possible! Planning on going to a cubs game while I'm there and doing the standard museum aquarium etc rounds... When I'm not working that is.

I'm hoping I can meet up with matt13 and get some rams from him, but I have yet to reach out to him.

You know, I wouldn't have considered myself blessed with an abundance of fish clubs until I tried to look up info on Chicago clubs..
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Right, cause they dont exist...
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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GCCA is about it...
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If you are getting rams we might have to arrange something if you could maybe??? The aquarium is awesome. Lincoln park zoo. Museum of science and industry. Best city in the world
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Tattooed I'm sure we can figure something out.
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Lets not get crazy here!
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:54 AM   #11
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Hi Chicago! I'm going to be in you in late sept. (22-27/29)

I saw there was a plant swap planned, and was wondering if there were any meetings or LFS's I should know about during my stay.
I would recommend hitting up Old Orchard Aquarium. I would say a mix of 50/50 salt and fresh. Nice decent sized tank when you first walk in with a bunch of plants. I believe they also had a 2nd tank filled with plants as well. Old Town Aquarium was small but the people knew their stuff and they had a nice selection of plants and fish. Worth a stop just to check out. New Fish is mostly salt, but they do carry a variety of plants and fish and about 25/75 fresh/salt. If you can make it out into the suburbs at all during your stay, I would hit up Aquarium Adventure. Decent plant selection (they get their shipments on Thursdays so go on a Friday) and about 75/25 fresh/salt.

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There's a swap meet going on the morning of Sept. 22 http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=350209
If you are in town early enough on Sept 22nd, I would highly recommend hitting up the GCCA (doors open at 10am). Fish breeders (mostly cichlids), aquatic plants, equipment, tanks, driftwood, manzanita, etc. Well worth the $5 entry fee!
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Also check out this thread: LFS In Chicago Area
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:37 AM   #13
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I'm not an old orchard fan

Aquarium adventure is my cup of tea
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #14
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Oh man, now I'm gettin excited for Chicago!
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #15
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definitely check out shedds aquarium
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