BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

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BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

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


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Product Questions

I noticed the jumbo pieces are out of stock. What is the biggest size in inches do these come in? I am aquascaping a 440 gallon tank and really want jumbo large pieces. Can I request bigger pieces here or should I wait till the jumbo Pukani rock is in stock?
Question by: melvin yip on Nov 7, 2016 12:25:00 PM
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us! Our larger 20"+ sized pieces vary quite often, depending on the shipments we get. We typically recommend adding requirements for the sizes you are looking for in the comments section of your order. Sizes that are larger than 20"-25" are fairly far and few between. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 7, 2016 4:13:00 PM
I just ordered some of this rock and was wondering if you need to do anything special to clean it I want to add to display tank ASAP thanks
Question by: Tom on Dec 31, 2016 8:41:00 AM
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Do I need to cure the rock or can I cure it in my display tank during the cycling period. I just put my already cured rock into display tank and am starting to cycle the tank now with the just cured rock. I just ordered more dry rock and would like to finish my aquascape as soon as possible. So can I place my new rock and let it cure and cycle at the same time?
Question by: patrick Foley on Feb 19, 2017 8:26:00 PM
Hey there! The biggest concern with adding uncured Pukani rock to an existing system is the potential for the dried organics to break down and add phosphates/nitrates to your tank. We typically recommend curing new rock additions separately to decrease the chances of elevated nutrient level issues down the road. :-)
Answer by: Admin (Admin) on Feb 20, 2017 4:58:00 PM
I may be blind but dont see how many lbs. in one unit for sale. If i need 60 lbs do i buy 60 units?
Question by: Jeff on Dec 12, 2016 1:22:00 PM
Great question! All of our rock is sold by the pound. You are correct, if you need 60lbs you would put 60qty in your order. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM
How much Pukani dry rock will I need for 215 Gallon aquarium?
Question by: Roger on Jul 11, 2016 7:59:00 PM
Hi Roger,
Depending on the amount of rock you want in your tank, for the average aquascape we normally recommend anywhere from ¾ - 1 pound per gallon of the display tank. For your 215 gallon we would recommend to purchase right around 160 – 200 pounds of Pukani Dry Live Rock.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 12, 2016 7:31:00 AM

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.


How much rock do I need?

Knowing exactly how much Dry Live Rock you will need can be one of the hardest questions to answer since every tank and rock will be slightly different. A general guideline for Pukani Dry Live Rock, we suggest 2/3 pounds of rock per gallon of display tank volume and may vary depending on your overall goal for the aquascape. We always recommend purchasing a little extra dry rock to ensure that you will have enough to complete the aquascape you are looking for, any extra rock can always be broken up and placed in your refugium, overflows, and sump for added filtration.


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 Rafael on 2/23/2017

    Very good to start a reef tank
  • Good rock for great price! By Ad on 2/22/2017

    Rock came well packaged. Plan ahead for curing. Great deal for quality rock!
  • Great rock By Christopher on 2/22/2017

    Excellent rock came packaged well extremely porous I was still getting air bubbles out of it hours after I put into my tank
  • Great piece, love the look. By Doug on 2/11/2017

    Asked for the largest piece for what I was paying for and got it. Big and beautiful piece of Pukani. This is my second order of Pukani through BRS and am happy again. If you are looking for a show piece BRS has them.
  • Best Bang for Your Buck By Jeff R on 2/6/2017

    I am just starting back up in the saltwater tank hobby after about a 25 year hiatus. Things sure have changed! 25 years ago, no YouTube, no online resources, fast forward to today. Bountiful online resources, the excellent BRStv, LEDs, web-enabled controllers, etc... wow. This rock is beautiful, and dirty. I knew this when I bought it and did plenty of research to know I need to cure it, possibly for a few months. You get a lot of rock for your buck. I only ordered 10 lbs of this stuff and it was enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket. I have yet to introduce it to my aquarium but I look forward to doing so in the near future.
  • Looking good By Swans on 2/6/2017

    The rock is looking good. I ordered 40lbs for a 75gal tank and had plenty to fill my DT and choose from. When I placed my order I mentioned my intentions for a cave and an arch. The team must have paid close attention to this information because one of the rocks had a cave in it and the others stacked nicely for the arch. Nice to know they took the time to ensure I received something I desired. Looking good. Thank you
  • The Best can't even describe the products delivered By Exec4wb on 2/5/2017

    So I dunno where really to start , if you ask for specific options, that's what you get no question about it. The packaging every time is perfect . I havnt bought anything ever that it is without a second question and then decide that it's ok , here it's I buy it and it's what I want!
  • Good Pukani Rock By tdjjr on 2/4/2017

    Using it in my 36 gallon bow tank and I like it my wife likes it. Still cycling but, have no problem with it.
  • Not the best for placing corals on By Kaleb on 2/4/2017

    I normal use Reef saver rock and I wanted to try something different so i went with this. It is a really good looking rock but I give it a low score for 2 reasons it wasn't very easy to build a structure with vs reef saver rock. Also it is so much harder to put corals on. Most of the time you have to glue on the corals to get them to stay. Again comparing to reef saver rock that is really easy to build structures with and place corals in the many many grooves. (I'm keep the corals on plugs and even a few with out still hard to place.) My vote is go with Reef Saver!
  • BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock By Mike. on 2/2/2017

    Pukani is the Perfect rock, it was nicely packaged, and great to work with.Got about 6 large rocks which were excellent to my Aquariumscraping of my tank .
  • quality, quantity, price By Freddie on 1/27/2017

    Awesome rock! I ordered 3/4 lbs. per gal as recommended and had more than enough to fill my tank. It came in four beautiful pieces that were very well packed. I'll definitely choose this again in the future. Best price too!
  • Great service By Detox179 on 1/18/2017

    I asked for softball size rocks and they worked with me. Really amazing product.