Tonga Shelf Flat Plates By Michael on 9/30/2015
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
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
LoveMyReef wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Lovetoclown would recommend this product to a friend
Got a great peice with alot of help from BRS.
BRS Tonga Shelf with Base Dry Live Rock By Brandon on 9/11/2015
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
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
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
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
JR wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
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
carmelgu would recommend this product to a friend
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
DAVE M would recommend this product to a friend
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
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
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.
Have realistic expectations. By Adam on 4/16/2015
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
It's easy to look at the pictures of shelf rock with base and have and great a fantast box that you will most certainly receive, but I think the images are extremes to give the customer an idea of the basic structure. Usually the base isn't as well established or as long as what you see in the images. However, the shelves have some wonderful structures. Just remember that the box won't aquascape your tank for you. It's rock in the mail, folks. Take your time to think it through and you'll be happy with what you get in the end. :)
nice By jason on 4/15/2015
jason would recommend this product to a friend
Rock looked good curing it now
Great Rock By Glenn on 4/13/2015
Glenn would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered the 20+ plate and received a 26X20" plate. It worked out great in my tanks and was packed well and did not break.
Just what my tank needed By kyle on 4/9/2015
kyle would recommend this product to a friend
These things are perfect! I ordered five pounds and received two nice size pieces. We love the shells that are in them and can't wait to get them in the tank.
Nice huge rock By StarFishMan on 3/30/2015
StarFishMan would recommend this product to a friend
This was a large nice piece of rock. Got confused at first about you have to order qty 20 or more. Thought I might get 20 pieces. Even BETTER. One huge honkin heavy piece that will star to make a dent in my 180 tank. Now still need plenty more! Wonder what 50 qty would get me!
Awesome By Tased And Confused on 3/12/2015
Tased And Confused would recommend this product to a friend
Ask and ye shall receive! Ordered 25lbs of tonga shelf with base, and 30lbs flat shelf. Asked for larger pieces...got larger pieces. Shelf with base got a couple prob 15" long, flat shelf got a few 12-15" in diameter. Pretty clean rock, few things to pick off with pliers. Very satisfied overall, thanks!
Simply Awesome! By Palmetto Reefer on 3/11/2015
Palmetto Reefer would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased one large 20" + Shelf Rock and it arrived as a single super large shelf piece. It was packaged with great care which helped it survive the transport. I received exactly what I ordered and it was in perfect condition. It was so large that I decided to make several smaller pieces of shelf, but having the large piece to start from enabled me to chisel out smaller shelf pieces exactly to fit my needs. Extremely satisfied and happy with this purchase!
Great rock, but small in size By jent on 2/10/2015
jent wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got 15lb's of the plates at $2.99. Sadly it was a bunch of small pieces of plate...The two largest pieces were only about 4in x 8in. Then I had TONS of small pieces that were closer to 2in x 4in. I am a bit disapointed because I was hoping to make a shelf around 12in, and I just don't see how I will be able to do that given the many, but small, pieces I got.
Ultimately I will probably use the two largest pieces, a couple of the small pieces, and the rest will go into the sump or trash. I sadly don't think I will be able to use most of it.
Great Rock By Nathan on 2/3/2015
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
I can't believe how many more options this shelf rock gives me. I have made two separate orders. Both orders they were really generous with the rock and gave me what I asked for in the comments. I did notice some breakage when it got to me but that is easy to fix with putty and even allowed me greater options.
Exactly what I had in mind By bl95 on 2/1/2015
bl95 would recommend this product to a friend
Didn't know what to expect and wasn't sure how much I needed. Left a comment with a request for 2 equal sized pieces for the tank (RSM C130) I was putting them in. Got just what I asked for and they look great in the tank with the Fiji Live Rock! Very Nice.
Great Quality By MKaplan on 1/20/2015
MKaplan would recommend this product to a friend
This is some seriously nifty rock, but I'll caution you. The pieces are big! For most people that's not an issue, but in my 60gal bow, the 2 plates I got will *just* barely fit.
Still I'm amazingly happy. Great to find some nice shelf with bases.
Might Be Better to Go Local To Pick Your Own Pieces By Andrew on 1/12/2015
Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The two jumbo pieces I received were very large and had very little damage from shipping.
One piece was extremely thick, so it weighed a lot and didn't really end up being a good value. That same piece also smelled pretty bad. It was pretty clear that this piece was still in the process of rotting and wasn't clean like the thinner piece.
The other piece was thinner and was more decorative.
In retrospect, I might had a better experience picking live pieces locally than ordering these dead pieces online. The locally available shelf pieces are much, much thinner and are alive, so they are already purple and have a lot of interesting life.
Nice rock By Anthony on 12/26/2014
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
So, at first when I ordered I did not know what it was I was going to get. When it first came in I was not all that excited that there was half of a clam stuck to one side and was freaking white. BUT after placing it in my tank, the clam is hidden and it makes a wonderful addition to my tank! Its been in my tank for three months now and is picking up a wonderful color and growing coraline on it. AMAZING addition to my tank!
Beautiful Piece of rock!!!! By Franklyn on 12/17/2014
Franklyn would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered the 20"+, Shelf and shelf with base and it was amazing looking. Created beautiful overhangs. I have never been happier with my Aquascape.