I know of at least one TPT member that lives in St. Louis, hopefully he will speak up. He was telling me that several members of MASI (Missouri Aquarium Society, Inc.) are into planted aquariums. I am sure that you will probably be able to get them locally.
St. Louis = Steak n Shake; Imo's Pizza; Drew's Frozen Custard; Missouri Baking Company; "The Hill" with a host of excellent Italian restaurants; Been There - Done That!
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