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Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 year
Price: $25.00
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Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: Lifetime
Price: $500.00

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Net Soak is a fine product but it can be expensive. A gallon of Net Soak typically runs $50 to $60. I'm always looking for a way to save money and I've recently had very good success using food service sanitizer. This product is used in restaurants for washing dishes via the 3-step cleaning process- Wash, Rinse, Sanitize. 

About a year ago, I started experimenting with a product I found at Sam's Club called "Pro Force Santizer" A gallon of Pro Force costs $4.18 and makes 128 gallons of sanitzer solution. This is a USDA-approved product to use on foodservice equipment.

I keep all my nets in three-gallon square bucket filled with the Proforce Sanitizing solution which mixes up at 2 tablesppons per gallon of water. Before using a net in my tanks, I rinse them thoroughly with clean water.

You can also dip your nets in sanitizer and hang them up to dry. Once the sanitizer dries, it leaves no residue on the net and you can use it in your tanks. It's also handy for rinsing our buckets, siphons and ornaments. I just dip them (or sometimes scrub them in sanitizing solution) and let them dry.

In case you are wondering, Proforce is a "Quat" or quaternary ammonia compound. I won't bore you by including the really long chemical names, but Quats have a long history of being effective santizers.

At any rate, I've used this product for over a year with good results. Since it is cheap, I've use it whenever I am exchanging hoses between tanks (rinse with fresh water) and for general cleaning. Since using this regularly, I haven't had one instance of disease transfer between tanks.

 


ProForce Sanitizer on the Rack at Sam's Club