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Is there any problem curing the rock in a new tank setup that has nothing it is as of yet? Should I just soak them first before they enter the tank?
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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 value By Wes on 6/19/2017Wes would recommend this product to a friendOrdered 30 pounds and received a single rock that measured 18x16x11" inches and weighed 42 pounds. Smaller than expected while heavier than expected but a good value for larger tanks. It will work well in my system, thanks BRS!
Large size By Omegared on 4/29/2017Omegared would recommend this product to a friendI recently purchased 30 lbs. of large pukani. I received one large rock of pukani. I have to say I wasn't expecting that. But after working on it with a hammer and chisel I have to say if you don't mind taking time to shape it. It's well worth the price.
Awesome stuff! By Tuan on 3/8/2017Tuan would recommend this product to a friendVery easy to chip and scape this rock. Love it! Would definitely buy again. Love big large rocks.
Awesome rock By Phil on 12/27/2016Phil would recommend this product to a friendI needed a large 30 Lb rock for my tank. I ordered it, and it was on my door step the following day. Fastest shipping ever. The piece was 24" across and the biggest piece of live rock I've ever seen. It weighed in at 42 lbs dry. Will definitely order from brs again