Hello I live in Kendall and thought it would be nice to know (at least via forum) some people nearby with interest in this hobby. I have got most of my plants from the Neighborhood FF, and just read about that other place called "The Planted Tank" I will check it out.
Just for the record, there is another place called Exotic Aquariums in 40th street. They have mostly salt water aquarium stuff, but they also have some things for freshwater. That is the only place where I could find some nice and colorful freshwater shrimps.
best bet is to get shrimp from some one on here or i have taiwan fire shrimp for sale if you like them