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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.
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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.
Once again BRS went above and beyond my expectations By Nate B on 4/10/2017Nate B would recommend this product to a friendBRS 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 4/7/2017luke ciccarelli would recommend this product to a friendFirst 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 4/7/2017Bardo would recommend this product to a friendOrdered 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 4/5/2017ANTHONY would recommend this product to a friendI 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 3/22/2017Dick 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