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 remember from your aquascaping video the types of aquascape you can go for. In the comments section from the ordering page can you specify what type of peices you'd like for differant styles? for instance, saying you want two large peices for an island effect, or that you'd like peices with arches and the like to make caves? I plan on upgrading my 10g to a 20g long, and im thinking about going with a cave/wall effect, preferable something inbetween, with a little bit of both. Im trying to decide between this and reef saver. Any suggestions, since reef saver is easier to aquascape, while pukani is easier to shape?
Question by: Austin on Apr 11, 2017 11:49:00 AM
Hey there,
These various types of dry rock can be used in many creative ways to achieve lots of interesting and unique aquascapes. Due to the bulk quantity and natural variety of rock that we have to sell, it's unfortunately not practical for us to be able to pick specific shapes or appearances of rock. As much as we'd like to be able to pick out the perfect rock for every order, unfortunately the rock just isn't always cooperative and we don't want to create unrealistic expectations. We're certainly happy to try to accommodate requests for sizes if you can give us a general idea, and if you leave us some notes during checkout we'll do our best. If you really need just the right piece of rock to complete your project, it's often worth the extra price to go into your local fish store and pick those pieces out in person.

Hope this helps!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Apr 23, 2017 8:01:00 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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  • Once again BRS went above and beyond my expectations By Nate B on 4/10/2017

    BRS went above and beyond to ensure that the pieces I received were the sizes I desired. I received many generously sized pieces as requested, and they are all intact. The shape of the pieces were great and will be easy to aquascape. Thank you BRS!
  • It is great, but... By luke ciccarelli on 4/7/2017

    First of I love this rock and would recommend it to a friend. It looks awesome in a tank and has all kinds of nice holes for critters to swim through to place corals. It is by far my most favorite aquarium rock because of it's looks and how it aquascapes. Now their is nothing wrong with the product or anything like that. But when I first ordered, I bought five pounds and got a pretty good amount of rocks. I got 3 big rocks and two smaller ones. Then a week ago i bought fifteen pounds and was expecting triple the amount but got on rock more than last time. So I was wondering If BRS could give me an explanation. i love the rock but was questioning after that.
  • Awesome By Bardo on 4/7/2017

    Ordered 30lbs. More than I needed as rocks are light. Got 4 big pieces. One of the pieces is just awesome and is going to look really good. Not much rubble. Enough to use for frags. Really good looking stuff. Curing in salt water in my basement right now. Super happy.
  • Buyer beware By ANTHONY on 4/5/2017

    I wanted some pukani rock for a nano.(30gal 24inch tall) I needed 15lbs to create some shelves and caves. What i got was small unusable rubble. My advice is buy larger peices and chisel it down to size.
  • Great rock long cycle By Dick on 3/22/2017

    Great 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 3/19/2017

    I 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 3/16/2017

    Just 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 3/10/2017

    Next time will go to reef store and hand pick what I want same price thanks Andrew
  • Amazing customer service and product By Jon on 3/8/2017

    Had 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 3/2/2017

    Setting 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 2/26/2017

    Pukani 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 2/23/2017

    Very good to start a reef tank