Welcome to the forums!
Atlanta is blessed with some of the most knowledgeable people on the planet on a great many topics, so ask away any questions.
And we all will be very happy to meet you on the 1st! Ken Davis has been a member of the club basically since it was created in the 80s, and he will be speaking on collecting in Uruguay. Then we will have what used to be known as a mini auction… there are usually 200 items or so in plants, fish, shrimp, and dry goods. Only members can sell, but anyone can buy.
(A little heads up… fishkeeping tends to be an introverted hobby… I promise every single person there is happy to to talk to you. However, they might not approach a person they do not know well… sit down with someone or introduce yourself!)