Sort of a survey...
How many pounds do people usually buy at once?
From most places I have checked, the shipping amounts to some about $46-$50 for the smallest amount of LR
(10 lbs) that one can purchase.
Together with the cost of the rock, this averages out to about $8 a lb from most places. Unless you're absolutely sure you're getting quality rock (obviously some places have a reputation that preceeds them in this respect), it doesn't seem any more financially viable to buy LR
online than it does from the LFS
. Is there any point to ordering smaller amounts of LR