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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.
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.
Great rock long cycle By Dick on 3/22/2017Dick would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock very long cycle. Leaches into the tank for a long long time if the rock is large smaller pices cycle faster. Better off going to the LFS if you are impatient. I treat the rock with a acid bath if I choose to use it.
Great size, shape and price By Travis on 3/19/2017Travis would recommend this product to a friendI received exactly what size and quantity I requested. Rocks are exactly as advertised, porous and light compared to rock from elsewhere. Would definitely buy again. 3-2017
Love it! By Edward on 3/16/2017Edward would recommend this product to a friendJust received my order for 80 pounds of Pukani. Asked for specific size and shape and BRS delivered! I am very pleased with the selection, even though I was extremely nervous of ordering without seeing the actual rock. Thanks BRS. You continue to impress me with selection and service.
Rock By david on 3/10/2017david wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNext time will go to reef store and hand pick what I want same price thanks Andrew
Amazing customer service and product By Jon on 3/8/2017Jon would recommend this product to a friendHad to order 18 more lbs of the pukani dry rock and and asked for one large piece if possible. I had no idea the team at BRS would send me such a stunning piece. This single rock will be a show stopper, something I will be able to place awesome corals on and make it one of the main focuses of my tank. This single rock measured 22"x10"x12. AMAZING! Thank you guys for connecting with my future tanks personality.
Get what you asked for - and MORE!!! By Powerrangr on 3/2/2017Powerrangr would recommend this product to a friendSetting up my new 90g with 3 different aquascapes ideas was easy with the Pukani rock from BRS! I asked for thinner pieces and created a 2 tower design with all overhangs for my fish to swim under and coral shelves to grow - couldn't have asked for better rocks, even if I picked them out myself. I ordered 80 lbs and received 93 lbs and had 44 lbs left over for another tank!!!Bonus
Excellent product By Scott on 2/26/2017Scott would recommend this product to a friendPukani is an excellent product, very easy to aqua scape, provides a lot of surface area for benificial bacteria to grow. I will buy this product for every tank I set up. BRS staff and customer service are amazing as always.
Best rock By Rafael on 2/23/2017Rafael would recommend this product to a friendVery good to start a reef tank
Good rock for great price! By Ad on 2/22/2017Ad would recommend this product to a friendRock came well packaged. Plan ahead for curing. Great deal for quality rock!
Great rock By Christopher on 2/22/2017Christopher would recommend this product to a friendExcellent rock came packaged well extremely porous I was still getting air bubbles out of it hours after I put into my tank
Be aware!!! By Timothy on 2/15/2017Timothy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst of all, i read that pukani rocks is the top of the line for main rock filtration in the reef tank. So I purchase 55 piece of them on Thursday, 02/09/17 but when I received it today 02/14/17, I found out that I only received 15 pieces and the rest of them is crumbled down into pebbles. At first if it just crumble into 2 or 3 small pieces, its okay and make sense. But if it crumbled into half of the package bag, then you need figure out the reason. So be aware when you are going to purchase this rock, and be prepare that it will crumble into a lot of small piece which is useless. I hope if the representative read my comment, they will help out. If i can upload the photo into comment, it would be great so that everyone who read this comment will understand on what I commented. Is it worth to spend over $208.45 (total cost of 55 rocks)? NO!!! IT IS NOT WORTH $208.45 FOR 15 ROCKS. The funny thing is that my rock in my other tank is significantly larger than the pukani i received and it was fiji.
Great piece, love the look. By Doug on 2/11/2017Doug would recommend this product to a friendAsked 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.