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Old 11-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Holey rock at $.15 a pound?????

A San Antonio Tx. company named Keller Material just quoted me .15 lb for Texas Holey rock. Problem is they want to put the 50 lbs I want on a skid to ship it. Skid shipping will cost me over $700. Is there anyone out there fro San Antonio? Would like to now more about them, and maybe work out a way to get some shipped to me in USPS priority boxes.



"We would not be able to ship this material via USPS, as packaging would be difficult, and you would probably not receive whole specimens once they go through the shipping process. Also, some of the larger pieces of honeycomb weigh up to fifty pounds themselves. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Price quotes provided by email are valid for 10 days."

Please note that our Loop 410 location on San Antonio's Southeast side is now closed permanently. We are now operating out of our new facilities on San Antonio's Northeast side, located at 9388 Corporate Dr. Selma, TX 78154.

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Old 11-03-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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The additional problem is that much of the holey rock that comes from Keller Material isn't going to be attractive for an aquarium. You really need to go hand pick it.

It is a couple of hours away from me or I would help you out.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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yes, I thought about that. But its the right kind of rock for a tank, and the rock was to be used for the bottom base. I just thought that I could get nicer pcs for the top layers. I also wrote back and told them I was looking for smaller chunks, not pcs that are 50# each.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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I have an idea. Reach out to a truck stop, or to some truckers and brokers that coordinate loads in your area. Find out if they can pass by close to you to take the package to you. My hubby is a flatbedder. It is too bad that he just committed to hauling Christmas trees over here in the east coast because I could've coordinated a run for him from the shipping place to you. Any driver can do this, especially if the person is an owner/ operator like us. It shouldn't cost you too much if they are already driving through both locations. It would be considered an LTL (Less Than Truck load) and, depending on what is being hauled and the miles in between the two points, is the rate that is charged.... I hope that you can find some way to get a hold of that rock! Good luck with that!
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Thats a good idea. I live at the crossroads of I35 and I70. Perhaps I can do this. Thanks! Wife says they have a bulletin board at one of the local truck stops. I figure that a small load of this rock has to have SOME good looking rocks, and the rest gets put below it to make a strong base. And at this price.... No worse than the wife going to the casino, right?
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Great! Your wife is absolutely right- the truck stops have bulletin boards where they post things. Check it out, call around, and good luck getting your load of rocks! My hope for you is that you land a load of them that exceed your expectations!!!
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Were you able to get the rock?
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