BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

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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.


 


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
Hi,
Another rookie here :) I have a 75 gallon tank and after hours of you tube videos and your BRS tutorials, I think have decided on the Pukani. My question is, your website says the 20+ is out of stock; do you know when it will be available? and/or would the 20 work in my tank? I am not opposed to the Reef saver either.. maybe a little of both? Thoughts and suggestions welcome !
Thanks !
Question by: Lisa on Mar 28, 2016 2:30:00 PM
Great question!
For a standard 75 gallon you will not want the 20"+ as it will be way too big for your tank. the regular pieces will be perfect! You will want around 50 lbs of Pukani. You certainly can mix reef saver and pukani however for best aquascape and design using a single type of rock tends too look better during the first several months of the tank being set up. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 29, 2016 1:23:00 PM
I'm replacing my purple reef saver rock with this and I'm wondering how much i need for a 180 gal reef and does this rock leech phosphates and if so how can i solve it relatively quickly instead of waiting a super long time for them to leech out in a tub of ro water and have to change out the water every other day
Question by: Jared Gray on Jun 28, 2016 9:17:00 AM
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I am setting up a 5 gallon pico reef and I would like to know if there are any pieces that would be about three to four inches smaller than 14 x 9.5 x 9.5, and how much would that rock weigh?
Thanks!
Question by: Adam on Jun 14, 2016 8:56:00 PM
Great question!
There certainly are some smaller fragments of Pukani Rock. For your pieces you can order around 5 lbs for a good variety and in the order comments section during check out you can request that they are softball or baseball sized. You can request between 4-5 pieces in this range. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 10:29:00 AM
I've read in some forums that Pukani may be high in phosphates. Is this true, if so, how to remove it during the curing stage?
Question by: Kenneth Smolana on Mar 30, 2016 5:58:00 PM
Great question!
Pukani rock will have some dead algae and sponges on it which can eventually break down. To resolve this you will simply cure the rock in a heated saltwater container and let the bacteria convert eh dead material into phosphate and nitrates. These elements will be drawn off the rock and put into the water and changing the water will remove the phosphate and nitrate. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 30, 2016 7:07:00 PM
Hello! I'm am setting up a reefer XL 525. How much live sand live rock or dead rock do you recommend? I plan on keeping some sànd sifter so would like smooth sand. Would like to create 2 pillars and one smaller cave in the center. Thanks
Question by: TODD EOSSO on Mar 21, 2016 7:08:00 PM
Great question!
For a sand bed of 1.5" we recommend 80 lbs of sand total. Fiji Pink sand is our personal favorite and will be large enough for high flow tanks and small enough for sand sifters. As for the Pukani you will want around 75 -90 lbs for a great aquascape. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 22, 2016 11:09:00 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 have a question as I am also a newbie to the hobby and will be starting my 1st reef tank ever. So just wanted to know how much of this pukani rock would I need for a 4 feet long. Wide I think it's about 24in. 75 gl tank and when ordering do I have to ask for specific sizes of this rock or do the just send a box with random sizes for you to work with. Thanks in advance
Question by: Ed. on Mar 10, 2016 1:15:00 AM
Great question!
You will want around 50 lbs of rock to work with in the tank. Overall you can request during the shipping comments section specific sizes however our standard pukani will all work well in a 75 gallon tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 1:45:00 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
can any of your dry rock be used in cichlid tank
Question by: dan on May 2, 2016 8:02:00 PM
Great question!
It certainly could work. Reef saver would be a better option as it does not contain as much decaying material.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 3, 2016 5:40:00 PM
On my order that I am placing for dry rock, please pick out anything large in shape, basketball & foot ball shape. I have an 19"X19"X7' 220 Gallon.
Question by: Paul Giurco on Mar 11, 2016 5:13:00 AM
Hey there Paul,
Please feel free to leave notes about rocks on the shipping comments section during check out. This is a form for our warehouse to view before selecting your pieces! Feel Free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 11, 2016 9:07:00 AM
I just received 50# of dry Pukani and it looks awesome!
I will cure the dry rock before adding to the tank to get rid of residual organics/phosphates/nutrients but I want to hone down a couple details before I start. I read the recommendations that saltwater be used during this curing, but I’m cheap, is it ok to use freshwater or RODI instead? I’m wondering what is the advantage of using saltwater, if all we are doing is breaking down and flushing out available nutrients over time. With first freshwater and later RODI, I would change the water more frequently and hopefully speed up the process. Is this thought process correct?
What is the preferred temperature range during this curing process?
What ppm phosphates should I wait to see before turning on the lights and seed with live rock? Thanks!
Question by: James on Apr 19, 2016 11:54:00 AM
Hey there!
We do not recommend curing with freshwater as it simply will increase the time for bio-film to build up on the rock. When using salt water the bacteria will be able to begin populating right away and is the correct bacteria for the system. Temp should be at 78 degrees without the lights on. Ideally after large 100% water changes the phosphate should read below 3-6 ppm. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 12:39:00 PM
How do you recommend curing this rock, I have read it has high amount of po4?
Question by: Richard on May 17, 2016 10:13:00 PM
Great question! Curing in salt water container should take 6 weeks. Keeping an eye on Phosphate and nitrate levels after water changes will signal when your rock is ready!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 3:22:00 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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  • Best Rock By TRMJR on 6/16/2016

    Very porous and tons of nooks, holes, cavities... for all sorts of life to thrive. All I want to use going forward.
  • Great rock By Daniel on 6/14/2016

    Looks good, cured quickly, easy to work with.
  • WOW By GJ on 6/11/2016

    I asked for a large basketball size rock and that's exactly what I got plus another good size piece to round out the weight. The larger piece alone would make an awesome display piece with nooks and crannies even a little cave. The rock arrived well packed and in good condition with only a little bit of rubble from handling. Next tank gets this rock no question.
  • Great product By Tyler on 6/8/2016

    I ordered 10 pounds of the reef saver rock and 2 of the Tonga branch. I have been very pleased with my purchase as the rock looks great and is a breeze to aquascape.
  • Great product By Carlos on 6/2/2016

    Rock looks great, nice size rocks, lots of crevices for Micro fauna to live in and reproduce. LooKS awesome.
  • Pukani Dry Rock BRS By Ben on 5/26/2016

    Pukani dry rock just arrived. I ordered it for my soon to be 15 gal tall reef tank and was nervous since I wasn't hand picking it. Well, I am surprised. The pieces are amazing! I left a note when ordering that it was for my 15gal reef tank, BRS delivered. I recommend them! Great job! Just make sure you cure this rock since phosphates leach out!!
  • Shipping By Kyle on 5/26/2016

    great product love bra but ups sucks, got package on time but box crushed Torn open and packing peanuts falling out everywhere now I have to go rake up my lawn and my neighbors lawn
  • Excellent rock to work with! By Israfil on 5/18/2016

    Very porous and light rock! looks great I was pleased with how it was shipped in styrofoam pieces. The rock is easy to form and drill to create structures. Plenty of surface area for nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria to colonize!
  • pukani rock By bradsreef on 5/16/2016

    Best rock I've used period.plenty of rock for the money, very light for size of rock.the 6 rocks were the perfect size, very happy.
  • Brs Pukani Dry Rock By Chuck on 5/13/2016

    I still have the dry rock in a tank, curing it first. It will only have been 3 weeks on Mon. The ammonia is coming down, along with the Nitrite.
  • Nice By Finis on 5/12/2016

    I only ordered one 5 pound piece to see what it would look like. I wish I would have started with this rock to begin with. Light and easy to aquascape with.
  • Love it! By Mark on 5/8/2016

    WOW. I didn't realize when I asked for at least three large pieces, I would get 3 large pieces equalling 50 pounds! Thanks BRS! As far as the rock itself - very easy to sculpt, only one rock had a little bit of dead stuff on it, the other two were pretty clean! BRS packaged this well. Only a few small pieces chipped off during shipping. Can't wait to get this stuff cured for my tank!

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