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A Visit to Tank and his Amazing Fish Bins

Terry Tankersley, or Tank, as he is often called, is a frequent vendor at GCCA Swap Meets. Terry lives near the Wisconsin border and is active in the Milwaukee Aquarium Society.

Tank had posted an ad at the 2012 ACA Convention for 55-gallon polypropylene totes.  That sounded like just what I needed for some growout space but we were not able to connect at the convention. To my good fortune, Terry agreed to meet a week later and I drove to his house to see the totes. 

The totes are used, food-safe totes used in the pharmaceutical industry and they hold 55 gallons. They are heavy-duty plastic and double-walled. That appealed to me because I thought the double-wall would hold heat better. They are meant to be moved with a pallet jack, so they have feet which elevates them about 3 inches. Terry has about 100 totes and they are inexpensive at 3 for $100 or $35 each. I bought one but would have bought more if I could have fit them in my car. Unfortunately, I only had my Camry and I could fit just one in the back seat. I had contemplated taking my wife's minivan, but I would then have had to explain that I was buying more fish tanks. That, my friends, is fishkeepers Catch-22. Sharon doesn't know I bought the tote yet. Or another tank from Terry.

Terry was nice enough to show me his fishroom. He keeps a variety of fish and inverts including livebearers, cichlids, bettas, shrimp and snails. It was a great visit to a super nice guy. 

 

 

Exciting Classifieds Updates

All we recently upgraded our classifieds to provide some really nice features

  • Youtube support – have a video display directly in your classifieds ad
  • Status of ad’s waiting approval via the website, you can see ad’s in the my ad’s section prior to approval
  • Confirmation that your ad has been posted prior to approval via email
  • Confirmation once your ad is approved via email
  • Pictures can now be resized during the upload process; a number of users had challenges resizing pictures. Well the website will now handle that for you.
  • All of our emails have been updated to communicate to users to correctly categorize hybrids, almost every hybrid that was posted on the site was never posted under the hybrid section (people seem to not like to call the fish they sell hybrids)

GCCA Donates to the American Cichlid Association

The American Cichlid Association (ACA) is a national organization dedicated to the cichlid hobby. The annual ACA Convention is a highlight of the year for many cichlid hobbyists.

The ACA operates funds for cichlid research and habitat conservation. Both of these noble aims are fully supported by the GCCA and our club makes an annual contribution to the ACA.

At the 2012 ACA Convention in Indianapolis, GCCA contributed $500 to the ACA. We are proud to support the ACA.

GCCA donates $500 to the ACA

GCCA Treasurer Bob Chirempes presents a $500 check to ACA Chairman Dean Hougen.

 

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