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  • 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)
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  • 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
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6 years 6 months ago #35285 by Iku1
I don't think new thread is the best idea. Unless it is sticky and on the top. I would rather like to see a new subpage where everybody and every time can see it.

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6 years 6 months ago #35268 by mikeg2929
The gcca is always looking for a new volunteer. Go ahead and start the thread.

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6 years 6 months ago #35267 by DOUGLASC815
That is a great idea. If they pin a topic on the forums it would be awsome. I know i am always traveling around the chicagoland area looking for local fish stores

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6 years 6 months ago #35266 by Iku1
Maybe we should create LFS list (even on a main site). I know only 2-3 stores, but somebody else knows another 2-3 and somebody else another 5 so we could have nice list. GCCA could talk with owners about trading, about putting their addresses on the site etc.

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6 years 6 months ago #35265 by cking44
I have found some stores but the fresh water selection is about like Walmart just tetras and the occasional African cichlid

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6 years 6 months ago #35264 by newworld
Perfectly said.....yes at one time there were "fish stores" in the Chicagoland area...

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6 years 6 months ago #35263 by mikeg2929
The problem is there are so few stores. When i was breeding a ton of fish, I had two or three stores that would regularly buy 20 lots from me. The only reason they did was because I bought from them. If its a one way street, you'll get pennies, maybe a buck or two. The auctions are the best way, IMO, to unload fish.

The problem with fish breeders is we tend to be greedy and we are all attracted to the new shiny hot fish. They are expensive at first; lots of folks buy pairs or fry to raise; they start spawning; the fry hit the market at a high price; tons of fry hit the market; the price crashes. And then - the fish basically disappears.

Perlmutts
Mloto Fluorescents
Demasoni mozambique
on and on.

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6 years 6 months ago #35262 by chefjimmy
there are 2 ways to look at this. are you doing them a favor, or they doing you a favor. and you both have to agree whos doing who a favor. then either they pay, or they give minimal credit. pretty much any store that is not a big box store will wheel and deal. its just deciding on the deal.

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6 years 6 months ago #35261 by Iku1
I'm not sure but Tropic aquatic is in Michigan and in Wisconsin is Aquatics Unlimited. Here is their trade policy bestfish.com/tradeinpolicies.php

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6 years 6 months ago #35260 by DOUGLASC815
Aquarium adventure will but they dont give you much.
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