I think Steve Pushak's volunteer to compile a list of the phsyical
locations of people on this list is wonderful. BTW - I live near New
Haven, CT (and yes, I think New Haven is as awful a city as you may have
heard, but grad school is only 5 years).
One of the things I find most difficult at the novice stage of the hobby
(where I am) is finding sources (of info, of equipment, of tank
inhabitants...) I am at the point where I am disappointed in the stores
I have found in my areas (most are pitiable and misinformed, others are
only running a business). There may be stores I don't know of, but what
I think I really need at this stage is a local guru or aquarium society
(I heard once that New Haven has one, but if so it is not listed in the
large FAQ list of them - society that is; there is no guru listing on
the FAQs). Thus a list of people who are more or less nearby to me with
interest and experience in plant tanks would be a good thing.
I'll be looking forward to such a list.