BRS Tonga Shelf Dry Live Rock

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Flat shelf pieces, perfect for overhangs, caves and holding lots of corals. Free of nuisance algae and pests. Shelf with base pieces are more three dimensional than the flatter plate pieces. For jumbo pieces, please specify your request in the comments area during checkout. We are unable to guarantee pieces with or without bases over 20 inches. Customer service will contact you for more details if required.



Rock Selection: Due to the wide variety of unique sizes and shape of this rock it is impossible to fulfill orders to exact dimensions but we are happy to make every attempt to get as close as possible if you leave notes on what you are looking for in the order comments section of the checkout.



Shipping Notes: Tonga Shelf can be fragile. BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Tonga Shelf.  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.



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

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  • Quick Overview

Sold by the Pound



Unable to ship to Canada



Flat shelf pieces, perfect for overhangs, caves and holding lots of corals. Free of nuisance algae and pests. Shelf with base pieces are more three dimensional than the flatter plate pieces. For jumbo pieces, please specify your request in the comments area during checkout. We are unable to guarantee pieces with or without bases over 20 inches. Customer service will contact you for more details if required.


Rock Selection: Due to the wide variety of unique sizes and shape of this rock it is impossible to fulfill orders to exact dimensions but we are happy to make every attempt to get as close as possible if you leave notes on what you are looking for in the order comments section of the checkout.


Shipping Notes: Tonga Shelf can be fragile. BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Tonga Shelf.  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.


BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established systemMore

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BRS Tonga Shelf (Flat Plates) Dry Live Rock
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BRS Tonga Shelf with Base Dry Live Rock
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BRS Tonga Large 20+” Shelf Dry Live Rock
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BRS Tonga Jumbo 30+” Shelf Dry Live Rock
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What is "BRS Tonga Large 20+” Shelf Dry Live Rock" Is this rock dry or live?

Does it have live Coraline on it.??
Question by: Fairay on Jan 15, 2016 9:45:00 AM
Great question!
This is dry rock which once was live rock in the ocean however has been removed and dried to remove any algae and pest. It does not contain any coraline algae or living material however does have some left over dead sponges and flakes of algae on it. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 15, 2016 10:26:00 AM
I need a pice of self rock round no base 20/25 in bowl like
Question by: Erin on Jan 20, 2016 7:23:00 PM
Great question!
We can certainly help! if you would like to check out online we have an option in the shipping comments section during checkout. Additionally we are more than willing to place orders over the phone as well! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 28, 2016 2:43:00 PM
Is there a possibility to get a smaller (under 10lb) shelf piece with the base still attached?
Question by: Dillon on Jun 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Hi Dillon,
There really isn't. In order to grow a base these ancient corals grew very large (most of them are 20+ in diameter) and as a result weigh substantially more.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM
10x20x18

Hi.
I have a 16 gallon tall nano tank with dimensions 20x10x18. I am looking for a shelf rock with base to use in this tank. I know it's impossible to make things perfect but did you have one roughly 8" or so in diameter with the base making the entire rock structure anywhere from 13-15" tall? I was looking to go with one rock structure in this tank. Thanks-
Question by: Pete on Jan 25, 2014 2:52:00 PM
Hi Pete,
The shelf pieces with bases are very very large, in almost all cases there larger then it appears the dimensions of your tank are (they had to grow big to develop a base to begin with). In your case the only shelf rocks that are going to fit in your tank with be the without base pieces (which are usually pieces fragmented off of larger ones).
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 25, 2014 2:52:00 PM
Approximately how heavy is a 30" piece of shelf rock (no base)?
Question by: Patrick on Jan 18, 2014 12:30:00 AM
HI Patrick,
A 30" piece will almost always have a base and I would expect it to weigh in the ballpark of atleast 30lbs, usually closer to 40-50 depending on the shape and total size.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 18, 2014 12:30:00 AM

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Picking: If you are interested in the jumbo pieces, please specify your request in the comments area during checkout. Customer service will contact you for more details if required.

Tonga Shelf 20+ and 30+ have a minimum diameter of the size listed. If you are looking for a piece of shelf rock with a base or without a base explicitly, we highly suggest ordering either the Tonga Shelf with base or without base depending on your preference.



Shipping: Tonga Shelf can be fragile. BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Tonga Shelf. However, we have no control how UPS handles it and it may break during shipping. Unfortunately this is not covered by insurance so we are unable to replace broken pieces.



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.



Like all of our dry rock Tonga Shelf is free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and 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.



Shelf rock is comprised of old tabling acropora colonies that will normally form a base or stem when then grow into a table or shelf shape. Upon harvesting they try to retain the base however that does not always happen. The most popular shelf rock is the Shelf with Base option, since most pieces can be manipulated to be free standing and create a very artistic and aesthetically pleasing aquascapes. Shelf rock without base will be a fairly flat plates ranging in thickness and overall shape.

Shelf rocks are naturally made and will vary in overall shape and thickness from piece to piece.



Tonga Shelf (Flat Plates) Dry Live Rock - Pieces can range from a couple inches in diameter up to 19 inches. Shelf (flat plate) pieces will not have a base and can range anywhere from 1/2 inch in thickness up to 2+ inches. These are great for making small overhangs or ledges that you can mount on top of another rock.



BRS Tonga Shelf with Base Dry Live Rock - Pieces can range from a couple inches in diameter up to 19 inches. These pieces will have a base/stem naturally affixed to the shelf from when it was growing in the wild. Shelf with base can be free standing with little to no manipulation of the base/stem.



Tonga Large 20+ Shelf Dry Live Rock - Will be in between 20 inches to 29 inches in diameter at its longest point. Due to its size we are unable to guarantee Large Shelf Rock with a base or without but can certainly take requests.



Tonga Jumbo 30+ Shelf Dry Live Rock - Will be in between 30 inches and larger in diameter at its longest point. Due to its size we are unable to guarantee Jumbo Shelf Rock with a base or without but can certainly take requests.

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  • Great rock. Staff was aswesome By Adams 92 gallon on 2/1/2016

    Placed the order over the phone, I received great assistance and helpfulness. Product was excellent and they helped me get my tank to look amazing. I ordered 2 shelves with a base, they came in and I was very impressed how nice they looked. Above expectations. I will be a loyal customer. Many thanks to you guys. Adam
  • Great price By Scott on 1/29/2016

    Such a great price and adds a lot of character to my rockscape.
  • Tonga Shelf Flat Plates By Michael on 9/30/2015

    Just received my shipment of Tonga shelf for a Nuvo 40 build and I could not be happier with the quality of the rock. I added notes on the tank dimensions and BRS provided some really nice pieces for creating cliffs and caves. Great first impression of this companies customer service!
  • Be prepared to spend a long time cleaning and curing By LoveMyReef on 9/16/2015

    As shown in the pictures, the structure is amazing. Lots of tubes and nooks and crannies. The piece I got had one surface that was relatively easy to clean of all the detritus. The other side, however, looked like it had been sitting in slime and produced seemingly endless crud. Be ready to spend hours cleaning and curing this rock. I gave up on my piece after a week of water changes.
  • Interesting rock By Lovetoclown on 9/13/2015

    Got a great peice with alot of help from BRS.
  • BRS Tonga Shelf with Base Dry Live Rock By Brandon on 9/11/2015

    Awesome pieces of rock.. They are going to make the Aquascape look amazing..
  • Amazing rock makes the look of my tank By Adam on 9/5/2015

    The Tonga shelf that I got form BRS really makes the look of my tank. It has an amazingly organic and varied look. I really wanted to create an aquascape that had overhangs, shelves and caves. Building off the two large pieces I got from BRS (with stem) got exactly what I wanted. Also, BRS says that they are not able to control what the shippers do that may harm the rock, but they pack it in so much foam and padding that you would have seriously had to have a truck run over it to harm it. I could not be happier with this rock and will definitely buy it again for my next tank.
  • My fault By JR on 7/1/2015

    I guess I didn't read the description very well. I ordered 20lbs and expected some pieces to make some nice caves and overhangs. What I received was a 15" by 20" slab that was 6" to as much as 8" thick in places and as solid as, well as a rock! Even if I take a sledge and hammer to it the pieces will be too thick to do what I planned. Lesson learned. Anyone need a front step for their house?
  • Beautiful centerpiece By Joseph on 5/27/2015

    I recently purchased the 20" tonga shelf for my 120 gallon, it makes a stop and stare centerpiece. everyone is amazed by the detail of the rock and the base of it adds character, if you want that wow factor order the shelf rock off this site
  • Tonga shelf and 20+ By carmelgu on 5/15/2015

    WOW that is a HUGE ROCK!...box looked like an elephant sat on it but it was packed so well in peanuts that everything was well preserved and intact! Totally worth the cha-ching! I wish I could post a picture...maybe BRS could work on that!!! I ordered 15 lbs of flat plate and 20 lbs of the 20+.....awesome choice! tank will be 100 gallons at 5ft long...will probably have to trim the larger piece...we shall see!!! THANK YOU BRS!!!
  • Amazing! By DAVE M on 5/14/2015

    Do not hesitate to order this gorgeous rock! The shelf with base I received exceeded my expectations (1 small broken piece that I easily repaired) and is the centerpiece of my aquascape... All I can say is WOW and thanks to BSR!
  • Limit expectations By Adam on 5/4/2015

    There was a bit of a mix up on the amount I ordered, but BRS took care of that immediately without any trouble. Great customer service! However, I think the base on the shelf with base rock is probably exaggerated compared to what is normally shipped out. At least in my case it was. Just keep in mind that you're ordering rocks and to keep your expectations limited and you should be fine.

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