Heh, Good Luck! I also live in Dayton, Ohio and I can tell you the pickings are slim and none. For plants, the only store that carries ANY variety is "Pets Supply Plus" in Kettering and Centerville. Jacks aquarium is a great source for BBA. Complete Petsmart has a few plants now and then but they are covered with various algaes (never bba though). The best shop we have is Gerbers Saltwater Warehouse for fish and supplies. Descent Betta selection when in season (is there such a thing?
). Not much on the plants as they supply quite a few chain stores all over Ohio with plants. THey are only open to the public Thurs-Sun also. THats your best bet for fish and shrimp as they keep them very healthy. PM me if you want more info.