I believe that there were quotes/links in my original posting that you quote above. I'm not a marine researcher and can't validate the statements that wwm makes. I've relied on their advice in the past and can only assume that the people on there know what they're talking about. Zack seems to feel that they are biased against LR
.com for financial reasons. I can validate that statement about as much as I can validate any of the statements that wwm makes.
Zack also validated that he's spoken to the person who wrote the WWM information and that they don't agree and have decided to disagree about the quality of florida rock.
I bought LR
.com rock as the positive feedback on this website just got the better of me. I've never ordered from TBS though having looked through their website it looks very similar to LR
.com. This message asked "Is LR
.com the way to go?" and I merely posted my experience and information that I had found online -- that's about as factual as I'll be getting. I also posted the TBS information as it might save people money if they're set on going with florida rock.
I'm not at all bothered that a Forum sponsor is well recommended. I wish that I had looked on reefcentral.com though as their Forum sponsor TBS is well recommended on rc.com and their shipping is cheaper. I'm sure that liverocks.com could look into using the same shipping methods as TBS and match them on that as well.
Anyway my statement was mostly intended to point out that there are other opinions out there which don't really make it to this message board.
For whatever its worth Zack offered to send me replacement live rock for the first shipment that I received that caused my ammonia to go through the roof for about two weeks. You don't usually see good customer service with online companies (the fishy ones anyway) so its nice (and surprising) when you do find it.