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MACI is Next Sunday

The Chicago Marine Aquarium Society(CMAS) is holding the Marine Conference of Illinois (MACI) next Sunday March 11th at the Pheasant Run in St. Charles,IL.  This event has four speakers including Kevin Kohen of Live Aquaria and Tal Sweet of the Marine Breeding Initiative.  There are also plenty of coral and equipment vendors selling corals and showing off the latest products to get your aquarium running at its best.  There is also a Reef Ball workshop and other events.  The cost is $20 at the door or $18 before hand.  If you are a CMAS member you can get your ticket...

Madison Frag Swap this Saturday

If you have nothing to do this weekend take the short drive and see me at the Madison Frag Swap on Saturday January 28th from 12-3 at the VFW Post 7591 301 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison WI.  I plan to be there selling some corals, fish and some dry goods.  It looks like there will be plenty of great corals at the event.  It looks like there are 20 plus people to by corals and fish from. Checkout this link for more details I hope to see you there.  It should be a great...

Greenwater Aquarist Society Auction

The Greenwater aquarist Society in holding their winter auction on January 29th 2012 in Alsip,IL.  I have not attended one of these events but from what I have heard you can get some great deals on freshwater fish including cichlids.  It is supposed to be well run. For more information you check out this link.

Upcoming Saltwater Aquarium Events in Midwest

Trying to find local aquarium events in the Midwest especially around the Chicagoland area?  Keep checking back here for the latest aquarium event information for both your freshwater and saltwater aquarium needs.  Here is a quick list of some upcoming aquarium events in the midwest. MARS Fragswap Madison, Wisconsin January 28th,2012 VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 608-221-9326  12-3pm Free admission Reef Stock In Denver,CO held at the Denver Aquarium March 10th First Ever MACI (Marine Aquarium Conference of Illinois) March 11th at the Pheasant Run in St Charles,IL  $18 non-member of CMAS $10 Members

Upcoming GCCA Swap Meet

If you have never been to a GCCA swap meet you have been missing out.  The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association or GCCA has been throwing swap meets for years.  It is a great place to buy used and new  freshwater aquarium equipment, and fish (mainly Cichlids).  You also can find plecos, live bearers, plants and sometimes saltwater aquarium equipment.  There are usually at least 75 vendor tables for a great selection. The date is February19th from 10am-2pm at: Belvidere Banquet Center 1170 West Devon Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007 It costs $4 to get in. For more information check out...