Buying Lava Rock

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Anyone know the cheapest place to buy lava rock from the internet
 

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I know this is going to sound terribly barbaric, but the best option when you're buying anything large and heavy, is almost always going to be picking it up yourself from a tangible retailer, one that actually exists irl. Shipping a bag of rocks-cross country via the post doesn't make sense logistically.

If there's some reason you can't buy the rocks yourself in person, I apologize for being so insensitive, but if I were in that situation, I would definitely try to find someone who would be willing to do me a solid. It's a hard sell, paying 30 bucks for shipping and assuring the eternal ire of your postal carrier.
 
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Garrett Michael said:
Home Depot has many great selections with variances in color,size,and texture.
@@ I feel like an idiot. Never gave a thought to home depot---guess it makes sense since I've never bought rocks before LOL I was not happy with the lFS that wants 15-20 per piece so I was going to be obstinate and buy offline and put the money to shipping out of spite LOL

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I know this is going to sound terribly barbaric, but the best option when you're buying anything large and heavy, is almost always going to be picking it up yourself from a tangible retailer, one that actually exists irl. Shipping a bag of rocks-cross country via the post doesn't make sense logistically.

If there's some reason you can't buy the rocks yourself in person, I apologize for being so insensitive, but if I were in that situation, I would definitely try to find someone who would be willing to do me a solid. It's a hard sell, paying 30 bucks for shipping and assuring the eternal ire of your postal carrier.
LOL I was being spiteful TBH. LFS is charging 15-20 a piece in the aquarium section. I'd rather buy offline and pay shipping. Someone else suggested home depot though so I'll do that instead.
 

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I don't know what your LFS is offering, but if it's those large 'carved' pieces, that's probably not what you're going to get from Home Depot, they carry smaller bits to be used for barbecue pits and what-not.
 
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Mr. Kgnao said:
I don't know what your LFS is offering, but if it's those large 'carved' pieces, that's probably not what you're going to get from Home Depot, they carry smaller bits to be used for barbecue pits and what-not.
HMMM yeah I was looking for a myriad of sizes. I've never scaped before so I don't know what all I want. I do know I need some smaller pieces to hold my java ferns down LOL
 

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You get a pretty decent selection of sizes ranging from pea sized to maybe a small lemon, but there aren't any melon sized pieces that you could just drop in the tank and call a centerpiece. Strange, I feel a sudden urge to eat a salad.
 

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Home Depot, Lowes or ANY hardware store should sell it in the grilling department and it'll be BY FAR the cheapest you'll find it. A 10lb bag will run about $15 bucks.
 

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Search for landscaping companies or like rock quarries in your area and you might just get lucky and find someone selling large lava rock chunks cheaper.
 

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Rock quarries mite even give you one for free!! Lava rock is usually used as decorations outside, so they might strike you a cheap deal for a few. You might go outside and even find one of your own!! If you live in an apartment, you could ask the owner, and see if you can take a few from there rock garden. Lol, I’ve actually never lived in an apartment!!!
 

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