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.
Good natural shelf rock. By Rock Tycoon on 11/7/2014
Rock Tycoon would recommend this product to a friend
This is pretty good rock. It is a coral skeleton that varies in porosity. They sent me some pretty interesting pieces of varying shapes and sizes. Some were nicer than others but that is how nature is. I was surprised at how large one piece was. Highly recommended.
Awesome nice sized pieces By adam on 11/6/2014
adam would recommend this product to a friend
I was please with the size pieces i received well worth the cost.
great for anchoring corals! By Nathan on 9/25/2014
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
I added this rock to my tank so i could have some nice places to anchor coral. I got two flat pieces that fit really nice on top of my Pukani rock i had also ordered. Highly recommended!
Excellent By Reef Newbie on 9/12/2014
Reef Newbie would recommend this product to a friend
Perfect. Nice flat surface to anchor my corals. Beautiful rock looks great in my Live Rock with Corals Tank. Fantastic price and fast shipping.
Tonga Shelf Dry Rock is Fantastic! By Brad on 9/12/2014
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 15 lbs and asked 2 of the pieces be within certain dimensions. I received 17 lbs of rock, got the 2 pieces I needed, and then some! Its really attractive in the aquarium.
Unique looking product By Keith on 9/4/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I added a piece of Tonga shelf rock with base to my recent tank build. I wouldn't go crazy with too many pieces, but they make great accents. Also, keep in mind that they do block light under them so try and keep them lower in the tank if you are building a reef tank. I would also suggest having a rod handy to support them as it is difficult to stand them on their own. I drilled mine into a heavier base rock using an acrylic rod.
horrible packing By tb5663 on 8/29/2014
tb5663 would recommend this product to a friend
With shipping this cost me about 4.00 per lbs so it's not too terrible price for dry rock? I ordered two shelfs preferable oblong. I got 6 pcs. All rock was put in one bag, placed at bottom of cardboard box and then peanuts were filled in on top. There was nothing between each rock and nothing between bottom of box and rocks. No writing on box like 'breakable or fragile or handle with care'. So don't complain if you got one solid large pc. that don't sit up like you want it. I may use two out of the 6 I got and toss the rest in the yard. So actually for what I would use this really costs more than 4.00 per lb. Never again.
Great By Nikhil on 7/3/2014
Nikhil would recommend this product to a friend
Perfect for aquascsping
Awesome rock! By emdrn05 on 5/19/2014
emdrn05 would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 10 pounds and received 2 large shelf pieces. They were perfect and made great additions to my tank! Customer service answered all my questions quickly. Thanks BRS!
Some great, some not By Denise on 5/12/2014
Denise would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered a few small pieces to see what they're like since i'm planning to upgrade my tanks soon. One of the pieces of shelf rock was a really nice piece. Others were just blah and will have to be used in the sump. Still, the price is right for what I got. I just prefer to pick out rock myself.
great By matt on 5/4/2014
matt would recommend this product to a friend
i bought 100 lbs of this rock and they sent me 120 lbs i will buy again. it is alot moe rock than at the fish store because their is no water weight.
Exactly what we wanted By 1shawn on 5/1/2014
1shawn would recommend this product to a friend
We ordered the tonga shelf to make a few shelves in the rock work for the new tank. It is just what we wanted and pretty much the right sizes. I cant wait to get the rock cured and an aquascape designed for the tank. Thanks again bulk reef.
Not what I wanted or asked for By WIlliam on 4/24/2014
WIlliam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Guess if you do not see it don't buy it !!!! I left dimensions of my tank and got a rock that would never fit in my tank and had little to no base when I asked for taller smaller pieces. Very disappointed in the order 80 bucks to brake a huge rock is just not good
Nice pieces!! I described what I was looking for and BRS got it right! By MatraD on 4/8/2014
MatraD would recommend this product to a friend
Nice flat shelf tonga, some had more texture than others - which is ok, it will eventually be covered. I put in a few specifics on what I was looking for - and they hit it perfect. Nice size pieces, and I almost feel like they threw an extra piece in there because it was easier than making exact weight, but could be wrong. You can also break these pieces to fit what you need. Great looking addition to any reef tank and blends in well with my Fiji rock.
Perfect piece By Paul on 4/1/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
I had reservations about ordering online as I could not see the pieces. and was very particular about what I was looking for. My piece arrived today, and its perfect. It was a completely porous piece, of the requested thickness and minimal size. The piece they found was actually 1 lb less than what I ordered, but thats ok cause it was larger than I expected. Many thanks to ACA, who rummaged though all the available pieces and found this one to match my request.
awesome By Rafael on 3/22/2014
Rafael would recommend this product to a friend
I received a large 16 x 22 inch plate with base and 3 opening on it .
I ordered 20 lbs and received 21.5 lb single rock. it unique and quite beautiful. im impressed and will be a center piece in my aquascape
little surprised By Tyler on 3/4/2014
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 20lb of this and got 1 massive shelf. So big so it will definitely have to be altered in order to fit in my tank. Which is actually sad because by its an amazing piece, I thought I was going toget 2 shelves thats the only reason I didn't rate it higher. 1 drimel tool later and I have 3 much smaller shelves and a large base piece allIis right in the world.
will not buy rocks from BRS again By madhu on 2/19/2014
madhu wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
They messed up my previous order (ordered multibranch complex and nothing was complex or multibranch, but cylinders) and I thought they wont screw up my next order, but they did.
1: My total order should weigh 60 pounds, but when I weighed the rocks they weighed 52 lbs. So 8 lbs missing and waste of money.
2: I ordered shelf rock with base but none of them had base. If at least one rock had base then I would have been happy. They were are triangular plates. Also, I ordered 20" large rock which was just a rectangular plate with no solid base. Just buy their pukani and don't buy shelf rock.
want to return all and buy pukani
Picture is misleading By Shep on 2/5/2014
Shep would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this thinking that it would look like it did in the picture. instead it was just a flat triangle piece of rock. Still was nice but would not have gotten if I had known
not what i expected By Nicholas on 1/16/2014
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I was excited to get this rock. It was super big. Too big for my 75 gallon. I wanted to chop it down however I couldnt justify the 1 1/2-2 inch thickness for my application. The pictures were a little decieving on width of the shelf. My tank upgrade will get this rock
Great Rock By George on 12/30/2013
George would recommend this product to a friend
Bought over 20lbs of this stuff. Extra clean and extra porous. Great for adding beauty and hiding places in your tank and housing beneficial bacteria. When I ordered, brs was extra generous and gave me giant pieces... great for my brother's 240 gallon set up!
Stellar in every way By Bert on 12/12/2013
Bert would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 50 lbs of this, specifying at least 2 "show pieces", and all I can say is WOW ... This is outta sight stuff and BRS did a great job. I can't wait to get this into my tank a few weeks from now.
BEAUTIFUL ROCK By James on 9/28/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
This rock was well packaged, none broken. Lovely shelf rock, almost the size of a turkey platter. Great product, thanks again BRS!
THIS ROCK ROCKS! By MICHAELO on 9/21/2013
MICHAELO would recommend this product to a friend
I made a request in the comment section of the order and told BRS my tank specs 120 gal, 48x24x24 and what I was looking for and OMG, what I received was fricken awesome. I only chose 20# but what I received was one, 22.3 lb 2ft x 16in one leg and a tunnel in the middle piece of rock (looks like the picture, 3rd one from the left). Holy Mackrel, this rock will definitely be a centerpiece in my aquascape. No rubble in bag and packed like the pros BRS is!!!