I just wanted to update everyone with my experience. I received my LR
today from liverocks.com and just as everyone has said, I am more than thrilled with the rocks I got. 20 lbs is more than I thought, and all the rocks I got were beautifully covered with coralline (sp?) algae and all sorts of life. I only had time to look for a few minutes when I ran home to put the rock in my tank (had them shipped to work), so I'm anxious to get home tonight and look some more. I did see a few crabs, and pencil urchin (sp?), what looked like a tiny bristle star, and even a couple nudibranches. One nudi was of pretty good size, maybe 3/4 to 1 inch in length. Unfortunately he was attached to the paper towel the rocks were shipped in and upon removing the rocks from the shipping container and removing the paper towels I think he got injured. He didn't look so good when I left the house this afternoon. I'll check on him when I get home.
As far as the smell goes, I didn't smell anything other than salt. In fact I had a cocktail shrimp in the tank for the last few days trying to get my cycle started and I had to remove it because I started to get a slight (very slight) odor in the tank last night. So in all reality the single shrimp smelled worse than the live rock did.
I 100% recommend LR
.com, they live up to their reputation.