Ill chat with ya buddy! I'm always for meeting new locals.
I'm from Pevely, MO in Jefferson County which is 30min south of St. Louis County.
Been in the hobby for about 10 years. Havent really met anyone around my area that is really into the freshwater hobby. Lots of people around here are really into saltwater setups. I started off with saltwater but took too much of my time and money. Not a whole lot of LFS around either. I talk to the guys in Tropical World Pets every once in a great while but their price tags are a little too high for my taste so i'm not in there much. I would love to keep this thread alive so we could all have a meet. If you guys want to meet up at my place im cool with that. ill provide the food and drinks!!