Just a thought ~ if you're still considering aquacultured, check out TampaBaySaltwater.com. I'm fairly certain that they ship their rock *in water* - so there is very minimal die off. They get rave reviews about the amount of life on the rock. One thing to be careful of w/aquacultured LR
is that it's also pretty infamous for the amount of unwanted hitchhikers that tag along (mantis shrimp, guerilla crabs, etc.). Just be prepared to look for and remove these critters before placing the rock in your tank.