I just wanted to say this thread is a fantastic idea. I'll definitely make the drive out for any South American biotope plants, small swords in particular. Since our Southie water is so soft, I've been dreaming about trying some Erios out but I know they're extremely demanding. I'll definitely email next harvest time! I've also noticed that its very hard to get decent foreground plants in stock from most LFS's.
Thanks for asking Rus - hope to see you at next BAS meeting.