Phosphates and more Phosphates By Kai on 7/27/2015
Kai wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this rock about two years ago I loved it at the time lots of hiding and caves and cool holes and pieces but after the first year my phosphates started climbing and climbing and I could not find the culprit, so one of my friends told me the dead organism decay well after curing the rock. So the next month o bought 120 LB of reef saver rock and switched it out after the first week my phosphates started diminishing and within 6 month I had absolutely no phosphates. so please avoid this rock!
Pukani rock. Amazing By will from ct on 7/27/2015
will from ct would recommend this product to a friend
The Pukani is the best highly recommended
Easy to aquascape and lowest sizt to weight ratio
Highly recommended .
VERY NICE!! By TONY Tank on 7/20/2015
TONY Tank would recommend this product to a friend
I am using a mix of rock for my new tank, but if I did it over I would have gone all PUKANI. Very light. Tons of surface area, nooks and crannies.
Interesting shapes, lightweight, easy to work with By Evan on 7/18/2015
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
Over the course of several orders, I've gotten a wide variety of different and interesting shapes. If that's not enough, I've also found it incredibly easy to modify this rock to my liking. Hammer and chisel works well, as does as drill -- BRS has a good video on that.
And for those extra big pieces, if I'm completely lost, I've had some good luck dropping this rock off my porch onto concrete. ;-)
Pukani dry live rock highly recomended By William on 6/27/2015
William would recommend this product to a friend
The Punjabi rock from BRS is very impressive , I order 30 lbs and it is a lot of rock due to its light weight compared to other rock the nooks,holes , and radon shapes of the pukani is unlike any dry live or wet live to I I have ever seen ..I love it .
Gigantic Showpiece and many nice medium sized pieces. By Doug Ahern on 6/25/2015
Doug Ahern would recommend this product to a friend
Received my Pukani order today and was thrilled about the 17" showpiece the came with my 50 pound order. The other accompanying are very nice also there are 6 Medium and 6 smaller pieces. All very good with little breakage. Very pleased.
Best Rock By JT on 6/23/2015
JT would recommend this product to a friend
This rock is very porous and come in some very interesting shapes. It was fairly easy to put together a number of aquascape options that looked great. Provided a drawing and list of sizes desired and got what was specified.
Amazing rock By Evelio on 6/16/2015
Evelio would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this rock type for the first time a few months ago. I have to say that the pieces received were just spectacular.
Super light By Ray on 6/12/2015
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
Received several large pieces. Arrived in great shape with very little breakage. Rock is very low density. One pound per gallon will stuff your aquarium.
Great rock By Ray on 6/12/2015
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
Lots of large pieces. Very low density. One pound per gallon will stuff your aquarium.
great rock By Redick on 6/11/2015
Redick would recommend this product to a friend
This is amazing looking rock. It is very light and porous. It arrived and is exactly as BRS described.
Great rock can't go wrong! By Kyle on 6/7/2015
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
I order 65 pounds of this rock and was very please with the product that showed up. They shipped it in 2 boxes instead of one to make it easier to manage. Also the free shipping was a added plus. The one downside to pukani is you need to cure this rock probably especially if adding the rock to an already established tank. Due to the porous structure of the rock many critters and organics are still left behind from the drying process and need to be properly remove or you will leach nutrients into your tank. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase from BRS.
pukani dry rock By Peppie on 6/6/2015
Peppie would recommend this product to a friend
I am never disappointed in the rock I am sent from BRS. I asked for large rock for my 310. I got four pieces the size of a large cantaloupe, and one the size of a basketball.
Best bang for your $ By Biocube8 on 6/4/2015
Biocube8 would recommend this product to a friend
Less weight, more surface area, and tons of openings and caves within the rocks make for easy aqua scapping.
Outstanding Rock By Jgann on 5/27/2015
Jgann would recommend this product to a friend
Setting up a 60g Cube and it was time to decide on rock, everyone I talked to pointed me the same direction: BRS Pukani rock. I wasn't sure I wanted to wait the amount of time it would take to "cure" it but I finally decided that I was willing to wait a while longer for a better looking end result. When the rock came in I knew that I had made the right choice, it's amazing and beautiful. Last week I spent several hours deciding how I wanted to aquascape the tank and then did some cutting and chiseling to get it just right. It was super easy to cut (personally I would recommend a power reciprocating saw instead of a hacksaw - but that's just me) and I was able to notch multiple passages / holes where I wanted them. Super excited I went with this rock.
Nice Pukani! By twmarsh_13 on 5/27/2015
twmarsh_13 would recommend this product to a friend
Pukani rock was nicely sized and shaped! Very happy with my order!
Best rock I've ever used By Andrew on 5/18/2015
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This was out of stock when I was ready to place an order, but I am VERY glad that I decided to wait rather than just order a different kind of rock. The pukani is every bit as good as the other reviews say. Lightweight, fascinating shapes, very porous. This is the best rock I've ever used and the ONLY rock I will ever use again. BRS sent me an awesome rock that looks like a Star Destroyer, which appeals to the nerd in me. Nice.
I literally have a boulder, that I can pick up, sitting in my garage right now! By Jeff on 5/16/2015
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
I'm hoping to take it a few steps beyond "dumped wheelbarrow pile of rocks" and come up with some really neat aquascaping for my new FOWLR tank I'm setting up.
I figure I need about 50# and since I heard the pukani runs really light I ordered 75# to have a few choices among the smaller rocks I thought I'd receive.
It just came in today and it came in one piece!
I literally have a boulder, that I can pick up, sitting in my garage right now!
Looking forward to cleaning up my work bench so that I can break this bad boy up and channel my inner sculptor. Thanks BRS! (I'll bet a LOT of ups guys hate you...;-)
Stunning Rock By Kevin on 5/11/2015
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
BRS is incredible. I'm setting up my first tank, a 24" cube seahorse tank, and chatted several times with customer service via the Live Chat button (they were offline, but I left a message and rec'd an email the next morning, and then prompt replies to my questions). I ended up ordering 35 lbs at the recommendation of BRS, and I put a detailed note in with the order letting them know I was looking for one very large centerpiece rock for a minimalist scape that would look great and also create a bit of a flow blocker for the horses.
They called me about a half hour later asking for clarification - they wanted to make sure I wasn't looking for a piece of Pukani 24x24x24 (which they said they could find if I needed it!!). They helped me clarify exactly what I was looking for and promised they could find something really cool - I told them to send smaller rocks for the corners with any leftover weight.
The package arrived today, padded with an insane amount of peanuts. Inside were 3 pristine pieces with less than a palmful of rubble. The smallest piece is about 8" wide, the middle piece is about 12", and the largest piece is a stunning 18" wide, 12" tall, and 8" deep.
The big piece alone is so striking and aesthetic that I'm using it completely by itself in the tank - I wish I could post a picture because it is the most perfect fit I could have asked for - someone definitely hand picked this for me.
Can't thank you guys enough, and absolutely recommend this rock (along with a detailed description of what you're looking for). BRS rocks! (lol)
I've probably got about 15lbs left over - the main rock is probably 25, and the package was 40 (5 extra lbs!).
Not as advertised By Mike on 5/5/2015
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I just received my order today in the mail of 50lbs of pukani. I was a little disappointed with the selection I got. Some nice size ones, but some of the medium size ones looked like they were broken off from another larger piece and put in the box. Not what I thought or seen from videos or pics.
Pukani rock By Vetteguy on 4/28/2015
Vetteguy would recommend this product to a friend
Best thing I can say is " I should have ordered MORE and just rinse off in water and place in tank. Lots of nice holes for frag plugs !!
Don't buy anything else! By Alex on 4/22/2015
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I have bought other types of rock, even from BRS, and every time I kick myself for not waiting for the Pukani to come back in stock. This time I didn't make that mistake... I ordered 75 lbs and recieved some huge, gorgeous rocks. I had some friends who aren't even reefers see them and say "wow, those rocks are beautiful". On top of that they are so light and porous.
I soak them in lanthanum chloride a couple times to make sure there are no phosphates that will leech out and that makes them perfect for my reef!
The best part is how big and beautiful the rocks are. My 75lbs came in 7-8 rocks... 5 were massive, basketball to beachball size, the others football size.
Don't hesitate to buy these, you will thank yourself (and BRS) for years to come!
This rock rocks! By Timothy on 4/18/2015
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 10lbs. and it came as one large piece. So light and porous you get a much larger portion by weight than you would think. After watching the how to video I had no problem chiseling an intricate cave network into the piece I ordered to give it a custom look. I'll definitely be ordering more!
Good stuff By Cody on 4/17/2015
Cody would recommend this product to a friend
Seems as advertised.
Monster Rock By MrJoshua on 4/13/2015
MrJoshua would recommend this product to a friend
50lbs ordered - Giant chunks of rock love received. Really porous, light, large boulders with minimal rubble/breakage from shipping. I'll never order anything else for a display tank again.
GREAT ROCK FOR THE PRICE! By Los on 4/13/2015
Los would recommend this product to a friend
Received some great pieces for my tank. Was pack well and had very little breakage if any. I was able to aqua-scape for small caves in my rock without any problems. I recommend this to anyone looking to get dry rock.
Great Rock...Poor Packaging By Barry on 4/13/2015
Barry would recommend this product to a friend
Pros: The rocks I received were awesome!
Cons: The single-walled box they were shipped in barely survived the journey. The UPS guy left a trail of packing peanuts behind him when he brought what was left of the box to my door.
Awesome Rock! By PukaniMonster on 4/12/2015
PukaniMonster would recommend this product to a friend
This rock is fabulous..I ordered 30 lbs and got 3 really nice pieces..I was very happy with the sizing. Very little dead matter to remove. Looks gorgeous in my display tank! Thanks BRS!
Looks Good and Price is Perfect By Scott on 4/11/2015
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
very porous, great designs on pieces regarding how it grew in the wild, and pieces were perfect size. out of the 65 lb that i ordered there was like 5lb in little pieces the rest were big and full of character. very easy to chisel out and make caves and do some great aquascaping if and when i get another tank i will definitely order more of this rock!!
Nice rock By tank on 4/8/2015
tank would recommend this product to a friend
Great sizes and shapes . Bleached and acid bathed and came out great.
Best of the Best By Kjeld on 4/2/2015
Kjeld would recommend this product to a friend
Received 100 pounds of the best rock I have ever seen or purchased. I was sent the large pieces that I requested. Quite happy.
Best rock for reef aquarium By Mike on 3/29/2015
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
The only rock I would ever use and any of my aquariums extremely easy to Aqua scape also very lite so you get more bang for your buck. Very porous so critters have room to crawl in and out as well as great placement for corals
Love this rock!! By epidemiolo on 3/26/2015
epidemiolo would recommend this product to a friend
I was amazed by how much rock I got. I ordered 15 lbs but it looks more like 25. This is great rock for a number of reasons. 1. Because of the ratio of the volume to weight you get more bang for your buck. (2) The rock has lots of nice places for your live stock to call home. Great rock for us newbies on a tight budget. The rock is a dirty but I expected that based on other reviews I read before purchasing. Planning on either a muriatic acid or vinegar wash and a few weeks soaking in saltwater before throwing it in my new tank. All in all I am very happy with this purchase.
Quality and Processing Pukani By Chief on 3/23/2015
Chief would recommend this product to a friend
I received my one 10 pound piece of Pukani. The way it was cut was great and it fits super in one corner of my 65 gallon. I would recommend this type rock over any other. As we know, saltwater tanks are work. Cleaning this rock is work but the result of its view is outstanding. I spoaked it in Vinigar watere for five hours. Used a tooth brush and cleaned it off as well at the dead critters within the rock. Rinsed and flushed it in RO and it is white. Take time to clean this rock and the benefits are outstanding. This is the ocean. My rock was delivered at my home within four days. Who ever packed the rock picked a very nice form. This is the only rock I will ever use.
great rock By andrew on 3/17/2015
andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Great rock at a great price, it is for sure bigger than what I expected , that turned out not to be a problem for me. I do think you should talk to someone to manage expectations on size and weight before you buy. BRS staff is helpful and I will buy again if I needed to. overall it is clean not much dead matter. I am happy
Best Rock I've Had! By JC on 3/13/2015
JC would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this rock and got more than my money's worth. Light, great looking pieces and easily aquascap end into any form you would like! Love this product!!!
outstanding By dduane116 on 3/12/2015
dduane116 would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered and talked with customer service on the amount I would need..they where extremely helpful. We it arrived was completly amazed on the size of the pieces and there videos on sea scaping..will continue to do business with them....
Awesome Rock... By Lance on 3/11/2015
Lance would recommend this product to a friend
Pukani rock is so awesome BRS can't keep it on the shelf... LoL I guess that a good thing. I just received my order and OMG! this rock is so Nice... It's going to rock my Tank! Thanks BRS
The Perfect Natural Rock By Palmetto Reefer on 3/11/2015
Palmetto Reefer would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered only 20 lbs. of Pukani Dry Rock to add to my other rock as I was in the process of upgrading from a 90 gal. to a 135 gal. I requested large pieces and received exactly that. I received one piece that was approximately 20" x 8" x 8". I level up one end and now I have this awesome natural tower that has tons of natural small caves for fish to hide in. I received another fairly large rock that was very light weight and extremely porous which is exactly what I wanted. Could not be happier with my purchase...Received exactly what I was looking for, Awesome!
Great stuff By MB on 3/11/2015
MB would recommend this product to a friend
Very porous, great area for BB to grow.
Great Rock! By C Matthew on 3/10/2015
C Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
The rock delivered was fantastic! We are trying to build a tank not dominated by one specific rock, and ordered 16 lbs pukani for an accent and base. We will definitely order more. The size and varied shapes were fantastic. Kudos to BRS for the way they sort and pick what is sent out, they obviously care about what we as their customer get. Very impressed by their standards and have gained my respect and future business.
Super Duper A+ Rock By Bryan on 3/3/2015
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
This was my first experience with dry Pukani rock. I am setting up a 200g deep dimension reef so I ordered 120 pounds to start with. The pieces are awesome. Excellent shapes, and I cannot believe how light the rock is. I think my heaviest piece is maybe 15 pounds, and its easily 24". This rock is also super easy to work with. Need a flat base? Sawzall or hacksaw. There isn't any 'best' side and the rocks aquascape incredibly easy. Wish I had used this in the past. I have Tonga branch and shelf in another tank, and aquascaping with that was always a challenge.
Beautiful Large Pieces By Shawn on 2/26/2015
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 120 pounds of the standard size and received 6 pieces that were between 15" and 20" in diameter each. So really nice big pieces even with the standard size. I encourage you to watch the videos the Ryan made regarding aquascaping with this rock. I found it very easy to cut with a hack saw and very easy to chisel holes in.
Bang for your buck By Lasko9000 on 1/13/2015
Lasko9000 would recommend this product to a friend
I had ordered 90 lbs of pukani dry live rock for my new aquarium build. The pieces of rock were huge and easy to manipulate. i couldn't fit t all in my aquarium but that gave me extra for my refugium. The way the rock was shipped was also great as i didn't have a bunch of broken pieces at the bottom of the bag. Once again i am satisfied with my order from BRS.com
best rock i've used By Arash on 1/3/2015
Arash would recommend this product to a friend
awesome rock, best looking rock by far. no problems with phos or nitrates but would defiantly recommend curing rock for a few weeks - acid bath if you're really concerned but defiantly not necessary
Great product By Doug on 1/3/2015
Doug would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 50 pounds for my new tank. needed to curing this rock in a separate container for some time and let the cycle complete before using this in my new tank. Pick off the dead sponges that are visible.
This rock that is very porous and makes excellent locations for placing frags
Great Dry Rock By Frank P on 12/30/2014
Frank P would recommend this product to a friend
This stuff is awesome. Exactly as it looked in the videos. Easy to work with and makes for a great base in the tank. Definitely heed the advice on the amount. Much less dense than the live rock you're used to so you won't need as much as you think. We're not a fan of the "giant rock wall" look and found that 1 lb per gallon was more than enough. Even have some left over for the next tank (assuming I get permission of course ;-) ).
Pukani Rock - Looks Great - 35lbs By William on 12/29/2014
William would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased to save money vs. buying live rock at 3X the cost. Takes a little effort to make ready but worth the cost savings. Looks great, pieced together really well, was able to make the aquascape I had envisioned very easily. Would recommend to anyone looking to start a new tank and wants to save a lot of money.