Remind me of the US customs import requirements for aquatic plants and the likelihood of a shipment being delayed. I assume that regular importers hire expediters to get the shipment through customs ASAP.
It's cheaper to fly there yourself: to Taiwan or Singapore.
1. You will get to meet some nice people and see some excellent tanks
2. You will get to eat some great food
3. You can hand pick the plants and baby them all the way home in your suitcase....
4. Some of the associated aquatic products have excellent resale value here in the USA.
Inspiration rather than perspiration will help in this case.