I hope that Al's will stock a lot of aquarium driftwood and natural rock.
the biggest problem here in NYC is few pet stores stock these well,
and the ones that do have either crap, or they overcharge like crazy.
Now I know why so many buy driftwood on ebaY even with the high
shipping costs. For example, I just bought two square foot pieces
blind from SeaCorals.com; one was branchy and useful, while the
other was a useless dense knot. the point being that for the money
I spent with SeaCoral only yielding one good piece, I could have
bought the piece of my choice on ebaY even with shipping costs.