BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

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BRS Pukani Rock is by far our customer’s favorite rock.  It yields the most volume per pound compared to other styles of rock, with tons of nooks and crannies for corals to be placed and small critters to hide out.  BRS Pukani Rock is pest and algae free to give the best start for any new tank.  It also has the ability to be shaped, drilled, or cut depending on the aquascape it will be used with.


Unable to ship to Canada


Pukani is available in a wide variety of sizes.



  • BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock is generally less than 20" in diameter. Sold by the pound with no minimum order.

  • BRS Pukani Large 20+" Dry Live Rock is generally 20" or more in diameter. Sold by the pound with a minimum order of 30 lbs.


 


BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system

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Sold by the pound

Why does BRS recommend this?

BRS Pukani Rock is by far our customer’s favorite rock.  It yields the most volume per pound compared to other styles of rock, with tons of nooks and crannies for corals to be placed and small critters to hide out.  BRS Pukani Rock is pest and algae free to give the best start for any new tank.  It also has the ability to be shaped, drilled, or cut depending on the aquascape it will be used with.

Unable to ship to Canada

Pukani is available in a wide variety of sizes.

  • BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock is generally less than 20" in diameter. Sold by the pound with no minimum order.
  • BRS Pukani Large 20+" Dry Live Rock is generally 20" or more in diameter. Sold by the pound with a minimum order of 30 lbs.

 

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Hi,

I am a complete newbie - how much rock and sand would i need for a 24 gallon reef tank?

Thanks again,

Joe
Question by: joe on Apr 4, 2014 4:54:00 PM
Hey Joe,
I would get right about 25lbs. That should give you plenty to work with!
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 4, 2014 4:54:00 PM
How many pounds would I need for a reef tank with dimensions of 36x17x25 approx 65 gallons? Thanks, Eric.
Question by: Eric on Oct 27, 2013 12:10:00 PM
Hey Eric,
For a nice middle of the road aquascape, 1lb per gallon is a good ballpark value (so 65lbs). Never hurts to have some extra though, helps with aquascaping when you have more rocks to chose from and if you end up with extra's you can always throw them in the sump, break them up to use as frag plugs, etc.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 27, 2013 12:10:00 PM
question about the pukani rock. how many pounds is one rock
Question by: dana on Sep 8, 2013 11:38:00 AM
Hi Dana,
No two rocks are the same but a football size piece will generally be right in the ball park of 7-8lbs or so.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 8, 2013 11:38:00 AM
Generally how many pieces of rock would come in a 15 lb shipment? I have a 45gal and don't necessarily want a 15lb rock but several smaller rocks.

Thanks

Ryan
Question by: Ryan on Mar 24, 2014 5:58:00 AM
Hi Ryan,
As far as rock goes, pukani is one of the larger types so your typical 15lbs would usually be something like 3-5 rocks at their smallest sizes.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 24, 2014 5:58:00 AM
Can you help me estimate how many pounds of dry rock I will need? I'm starting a 120 gallon 4ft reef tank with refugium. I plan to build a rounded top mound that sits in the center of the tank with interesting holes and recesses.
Question by: John on Apr 26, 2014 8:55:00 AM
Hey John,
I would go with something right in the ball park of 110-120lbs. Having a bit extra in your situation might not hurt either as its sounds like you have something pretty specialized in mind. Having those extra pieces will help make sure you have enough to work with as your design your aquascape. If there is any left over when your done you can always throw it in the sump as filtration, break it up and use it as frag plugs, etc.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 26, 2014 8:55:00 AM
Hello,

I have a glass aquarium that is 72 inches long, 26 inches tall and 18 inches deep with corner (both) drains. How much Pukani Dry Live Rock should I get? I understand that this type of rock is easy to work with for aquascaping at least according to BRS videos. I have read that it is recommenced to get one pound of rock per gallon and I have a 150 gallon tank. Does this recommendation still apply with Pukani since it is lighter? This is my first saltwater tank.

Thank you
Question by: David on Jan 19, 2016 9:48:00 AM
Great question!
You will typically want a little less than 1 lb per gallon with Pukani because of how porous it is. on a 150 gallon we typically recommend starting with around 100 lbs of Pukani. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 27, 2016 2:38:00 PM
Hello,

I am getting ready to upsize from 90 gal to 125 gal and want to do some new aquascaping. If I build the structure while the rock is dry (make some flat bottoms and/or dowel or epoxy pieces together) and then cure it in a separate container, would I still be able to epoxy/glue it into the new tank after being cured? If so, what would be the best epoxy or glue to adhere this to the glass bottom?
Thanks,
Tom
Question by: Tom on Jan 20, 2016 3:05:00 PM
Great question!
You can certainly use epoxy and super glue on the cured rock just fine. the super glue and reef epoxy will cure while wet and can work well. If you are looking to glue to the bottom of a glass tank it can be tough and many people would recommend using egg crate and mounting with epoxy. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 27, 2016 7:50:00 PM
I am setting up the Innovative marine mini 38, with a usable dimension of 14.72x23.62x19.02, and I am not sure which size and how much I should order. I was looking at ordering 30 to 40 pounds but I did not want to receive all small pieces, but I am afraid that the 20"+ will be far to large and I will end up having to cut it up anyways. What would your recommendation be for the order?
Question by: Mark on Jun 18, 2014 1:26:00 PM
Hi Mark,
For a tank that size I would get 30-40lbs of the normal pukani. Pukani is generally large by its nature and 20" + pieces are often even larger then that and almost for sure would be bigger than the tank :-)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 18, 2014 1:26:00 PM
Hi do you ship to the UK?
Question by: Keithley martin on Jan 25, 2016 1:24:00 AM
Hi there!
Thank you for your interest in Bulk Reef Supply. At the moment we are currently only able to ship to the US and Canada. For further information on our shipping policies please check out our shipping information located at http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/customer-center/customer-service/shipping-delivery
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 11:59:00 AM
I noticed the your rock says you pukani is free of nuisance algae and debris. Does it still have to be cured before going into a new tank for cycle process?
Question by: Justin on Apr 6, 2014 3:06:00 AM
Hi Justin,
You would absolutely want to cure/cycle this rock in a separate container. There is no live pests, algae, etc but there may still be organic matter that will break down on the rock and its just better to make sure that doesn't happen in an existing reef tank.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 6, 2014 3:06:00 AM
Hello, if I was to buy dry rock and put in qty of 15 would I get 15 rocks or 15 pounds?
Question by: Jon on Mar 7, 2014 3:11:00 PM
Hi Jon,
All of the rock is sold by the pound. If you order a quantity of 15lbs you would receive 15lbs of rock.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 7, 2014 3:11:00 PM
The 20+" pukani. Are they all about 20+" or are some bigger. The rocks smaller than 20". Would I expect to get rocks as small as 5 inches. Or are they just under 20". Will I get a variation of sizes.
Question by: dana on Nov 23, 2013 8:05:00 PM
Hi Dana,
The 20" + pukani is rocks that have a dimension that is 20" and bigger. They can get much larger then 20". Rocks that aren't 20" or bigger would all have dimensions that are smaller then 20".
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 23, 2013 8:05:00 PM

Full Details

BRS Pukani Dry Aquarium Live Rock - our lightest and most porous and full of holes that become nice homes and passage ways for your tank's inhabitants. Like all of our dry rock, Pukani is free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs. It is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests.

 

Using Dry Rock has the following advantages:

  • Low initial cost on premium types of rock.
  • Pound for pound a way better value - no water weight.
  • Can be shipped standard UPS ground which saves a fortune on shipping.
  • Absolutely pest free. This is the most important reason. This allows you to completely avoid all of the most common aquarium pests that plague most aquarists.

BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock.  However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.

NOTE: This rock does come out of the ocean and may have some dead material on it such as sponges or other critters. We strongly suggest soaking or curing the rock before use in an active aquarium.

Dry live rock is not available for shipment to Canada due to high tariffs. Please consider Reef Saver rock as it is not subject to these fees and is our favorite of the dry rocks available.

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  • Great Rock, Great Price By dmolavi on 2/2/2016

    This rock is fantastic. Lots of nooks and crannies, and can be aquascaped into some pretty amazing formations. My fish, corals and CUC love darting in, out and through all the little crevices.
  • LOVE IT! By Jason on 1/29/2016

    Probably the best looking rock I have in my reef. Love all the caves and crevices for fish and inverts to hide in.
  • Amazing would absolutely buy again By Devin on 1/22/2016

    Got the rock a day or two ahead of schedule and i wasnt sure what to expect since it was my first time ordering a 20+ pukani rock i ordered 30 pounds and got 44 and boy i was blown away with the size of the rock and how beautiful it was. 10/10 would buy again
  • Big, Beautiful, and Lightweight. By razv on 1/19/2016

    I’ve purchased this rock before and just needed a big piece. I ordered 30lbs and requested that it only be one piece of rock and boy did BRS deliver. I received this huge rock which would easily weigh over 50lbs were it some other type of rock. I addition to getting an awesome piece, this new batch is MUCH cleaner than previous pieces I have received. I only had to manually remove very small pieces of algae prior to initiating the curing process, this will certainly speed things up. Overall, very happy.
  • Nice!!! By Samuel on 1/6/2016

    I think it's awesome and the fish seem too also!
  • WOW!!! By Ryan Deniston on 1/4/2016

    All i can say is WOW!! I am a happy camper. I ordered 80lbs of this rock and pound for pound this rock is by far the best of any rock i considered. If your trying to order rock based on the rock weight to gallon ratio you are going to be amazed at how much more you get with this Pukani rock. Like I said I ordered 80 lbs and it was more like getting 100+lbs compared to Figi or other rock. Its very lightweight and very porous!
    The pieces I received were absolutely gorgeous. I got a wide range of pieces with very minimal rubble at the bottom even after going through the abuse of the UPS folks. I followed the video BRS has for aquascaping with this rock and I was able to chisel a cave through one of the larger pieces with ease. On a scale of 1 to 10 this is by far a 10.
    Thank you BRS!! I cant wait to get it in my new tank after the cure is done!
  • Great rock, great service, but dirty! By Nicholas on 1/4/2016

    I love my rock! I included a request with my purchase and it was followed. I gave them my idea for the layout I wanted and they sent me some beautiful large pieces to be the focal points and softball to football size to fill the rest of the tank.

    I set up a 27 gallon cube. For the build I purchased 30 pounds, which was way too much, but I got to choose the best pieces and leave the rest. I only used about 20 pounds. If i used all 30 it would have filled the tank from top to bottom.

    The rocks and service are perfect, the only negative thing I have to comment on about the whole process was the amount of dead material on and in the rock. Its got a lot of dead stuff that needs to be cleaned off, but the nutrients leaching out of the rocks are more than one would normal expect from rock.

    If you are planning a long term project build, go for it. If you are a need-it-now kind of person, you might skip this rock. I didn't want to wait three months for the nutrients to leach out so i just went for it, and have algae issues as a result of my impatience. I have hair algae in places, and cyano that literally covers this rock. The live rocks taken from my established tanks have only the smallest specks of algae growing on them, and they went into the tank the same day as the dry rock, which is covered.

    If you've got a lot of time on your hands this rock is great stuff, if not, you will have to look at algae until it clears.
  • Great rock! By Dave on 1/3/2016

    This is a beautiful light weight rock. Looks stunning in my tank. It's light weight means you get more for your money! The only downside is that it is full of dried organics, so it needs to be cured before adding it to an established system. But for a fishless cycle, it works great!
  • A little goes a long way! By Aimie on 12/22/2015

    Do NOT use the common recommendation for rock to water ratio for this rock because you will have WAY too muck and no room for fish to swim. I made two separate orders and was extremely pleased. The first time was an order for 50 pounds. I received 5 very large pieces which allowed me ability to build a strong base as well as shape them without fear of them crumbling. The second time was a smaller order of like 30 pounds for which I asked for a size range. I was extremely happy with the different shapes I obtained from them because it allowed me to simply use them rather than spend countless time shaping rock due to it all looking the same. This rock will give you more for the money and following BRS' suggestion of about .75 pounds per gallon is more than enough in my honest opinion. I have about .5 pound per gallon and would not dream of adding any more to the display area (yes, I even had some for the sump!). The rock did not take long to cure and once in the tank has not caused a long cycle. I will most definitely always come back for this rock with every new tank!
  • Awesome rock By Bria on 12/19/2015

    This rock is incredibly light and easy to work with. It is however dirty. You will need to clean it (I used a pressure washer) before you use it. I ordered 100 lbs over 3 separate orders to build a rock wall and 3 pillars in my 230g. BRS did a fantastic job with my special requests for sizes and shapes. I have used BRS for most of my tank build and I am very happy.
  • WOW By Nuvodawg on 12/18/2015

    Brah....trust me and buy this gorgeous rock. I'm one of those people that will never ever write a review but I had to this time. I place an order for a combination of Reef Saver and Pukani Rock and the pieces that were sent are absolutely beautiful. BRS sent me an extra 10 lbs without any additional charges. Thank you! Since this is my first purchase with this company I have to tell you that I will now be a life time customer.
  • Boulder? By wesandcrystal on 12/7/2015

    Ordered up 15 lbs for a 30 gallon, and to my suprise I received a freakin boulder in the mail. I could not believe how huge it was. Broke it up (using tips from BRS video series on youtube), and its curing now. One thing i noticed that was odd as hell... I could drop the fist sized pieces of rock in the tank and it would slowly float to the bottom. Amazingly porous, and light. Like i said, you get way more for your money here.

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