Welcome to AA! Fellow NoVA person here. Lots to see, learn, and interact here.
I mentioned the PVAS auction in the locals thread. Going to reiterate it here. I have not been to one of these before but it sounds interesting. I just have NO ROOM in my tanks. I do have a boatload of plants to get rid of (trade, barter, sell, whatever). http://www.pvas.com/auctions.php