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.
nice rock By Claude on 12/29/2014
Claude would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent rock, the problem with the box that I received is it was 80% pieces of 3 1\2" and smaller. Think it will be salvageable with a lot of glue and work.
Great Rock!!! By JC on 12/29/2014
JC would recommend this product to a friend
Received my shipment of Pukani dry rock last week. I was very specific about what I needed, but thought it might be a difficult request. Well BRS sent exactly what I wanted. The rock looks amazing. No broken pieces in shipping. I highlyy recommend the Pukani and BRS.
Muy bonita piedra By Hector on 12/29/2014
Hector would recommend this product to a friend
Las figuras de esta piedra son las mejores es muy porosa y no pesa tanto como la fiji, tiene un olor muy feo pero al curarse queda muy bien, compre 100 libras y me mandaron 130 libras con eso casi lleno un tanque de 180 galones es la cantidad que necesitas para este tanque con 2 overflows en cada orilla.
nice looking rock By Daniel on 12/28/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
Rock is very nice. Cant wait to start aquascaping. Thanks
Looks great and no bad stuff! By DivingTheWorld on 12/19/2014
DivingTheWorld would recommend this product to a friend
The only negative I can say about this rock is that you must "cook" the phosphates out of it before using in your tank. This process took me about 2 months.
That said, once I added the rock to my display, it looks fantastic. My wife and I do a lot of diving in Micronesia and this rock looks just like those areas.
Also it's very light so less weight goes a long ways.
Ask and ye shall receive By cjburden on 12/15/2014
cjburden would recommend this product to a friend
So I ordered 75 pounds of this rock and asked for the biggest pieces they could give me. I figured that I would get 1 or 2 large pieces and many smaller ones, however I was shocked to see nothing smaller than a football and a couple of pieces that were nearly 20" in length!
Not to mention that they sent me an extra 10 pounds worth of rock in the order.
I've already laid it out and it is going to look gorgeous. It's sitting in a 32g trash barrel right now cooking and I can't wait to get it in my tank.
Great looking Rock By Crisis on 12/9/2014
Crisis would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to work with.
Great Rock - Beware! By Paul on 12/8/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this rock as part of Black Friday deal, and it came quick. Lots of rock for my 120 (75lbs).
Rock definitely needs to soak for a while. After 2 days the stench...dear god. Smell is gone, but phosphates in 1 tub are well over 1.00 ppm at the moment. Patience is a virtue, and with this rock it'll pay off.
Love it By Paul on 12/4/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 120 pounds for my new tank. I started curing my rock in a large trash can and let the cycle complete before I moved this into my tank. You will really want to pick off the dead sponges because there are a few. This is great rock that is very porous and makes excellent hiding spots for my green clown goby and resting spots for placing corals. Looks great in my tank.
Best dry rock By Andrew on 12/2/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This is my favorite dry rock. The porous structure, great for the critters. You really get your moneys worth with this rock.
Confused By Ron on 12/2/2014
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 40 pounds of this rock and for the most part, received on 40 pound rock. This would not be so bad except that I was expecting more of what I saw in the video which, I guess, I will now have to attempt to create with a hammer and chisel. I was expecting to do some of this to customize the look but, not to have to create 5-7 pieces from one big piece.
Bubbles bubbles bubbles By Cole on 12/1/2014
Cole would recommend this product to a friend
When I first got this stuff holly cow there was way more then what I thought I was getting. When I was soaking it before putting it in my tank it bubbled for ever. So many small holes and place for water to get into. For me it has actually turned into a copepod heavan for breeding. Even my mandarin gobie can't seem to eat it all. Totally love this rock and well worth every penny!
Best rock there is By Robert on 11/20/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
This is my second time ordering this. I ordered a smaller quantity this time of only 30 pounds, so I wasn't sure what I would get. They sent me about 4 huge pieces and a small one (by small I mean volley ball sized). Very pleased, the rock is very light so you get a lot more for your money. If you wanted smaller pieces and you were sent a few large ones, this stuff isn't too hard to break and manipulate how you want. You can even easily drill holes to insert pvc or acrylic rods to support your structure. BRS recently did a porosity test to compare different rocks structure and its possible filtration ability. The only thing that came close to pukani was a product that was specifically engineered for that purpose, and cost quite a bit more.
Great Rock By Phil C on 11/20/2014
Phil C would recommend this product to a friend
Reviewed previously under Hasty nickname. Nothing to add except you should be aware that, at least with my rock, that it will be loaded with dead material. It took me about 3 days of soaking in salt water to get rid of this material. My water looked like pea soup. I soaked them in a 20 gal tank and added sand and crushed coral to mix after water cleared and frequent water changes. Tank cycling for 2 weeks now. I eventually will take the rock out of this tank and put in my 40 gal reef tank, transferring the damsels in the reef tank to my 20 gal. Rock is looking pretty good as it cures.
Best you can get By Jason on 11/18/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 150 lbs of this and 50 lbs of the reef saver and this is worth the price, unlimited possibilities of what you can do with these. Watch the video and enjoy. With it being dry you can really spend the time to create an amazing aquarium habitat. Reef or fish only, this rock is the best you can get. Call BRS and let them know what you are doing and what sizes you are looking for.
When I think dry rock from the ocean, I think BRS. By FirstContact on 11/10/2014
FirstContact would recommend this product to a friend
Really like the pukani, Fiji, and Tonga rock that BRS sells. Honestly, not even sure where I would purchase these rocks dry if not at BRS. I feel these are great products to use to make my tank, well, look like a reef. Nothing compares to what nature produces. The man made alternatives are just not the same. I use diamond coated drill bits from Hong Kong to create rock structures with fiberglass rodding as connectors and supports. Water means weight and weight costs money, and so does overnight shipping. I'd rather my rock become live in my aquarium seeded from another tank by a few small pieces and a cup of sand, and use the savings towards other purchases.
Great Rock By Hasty on 11/7/2014
Hasty would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 15lbs and asked for larger pieces if possible and I was pleasantly surprised on opening the carton which was well packed and arrived in excellent shape. I got 2 large pieces and 4 medium pieces and no rubble. All looked great. I wished that I had originally ordered from BRS instead of buying from my LFS when I first started my 40gal reef tank 3 months ago. I am new to this so I did not know what to buy from LFS and got what amounted to rock. I have already chucked some of the rock out and probably will get rid of the rest. Am really pleased with my shipment and BRS service.
Great By Gabriel on 11/7/2014
Gabriel would recommend this product to a friend
Love this rock for aquascaping it is porous which looks great! And love how BRS always adds just a tad more than what you order ;)
Quality low weight rock By jeremy on 11/1/2014
jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Please do not let the higher phosphate reviews scare you from purchasing this rock. They were just uneducated reefers that thought they could stick the rock in their tank as so as they got it or rinsed it off. Treat this rock as though it actual live rock. It needs to be cured. Soak rock in container with a pump for water movement. Check nitrates and phosphates weekly. And change the water weekly as well. When you read zero or close enough for your liking then it's ready to be cut, chiseled or molded into you aquascape masterpiece and placed into your aquarium.
Great Rock! By Matt on 10/30/2014
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
This rock is awesome! Ordered 39lbs, BRS gave me one rock perfect for the pillar like shown in their DIY video and one large 23 pound monster of a rock I was able to break and chisel into some great pieces! I'm so proud of my aquascape, thanks to BRS!
They ship EXACTLY what you order By Vince on 10/22/2014
Vince would recommend this product to a friend
Just a warning that you will receive in weight exactly what you order. If that means they have to fill the bag with tiny useless pieces of Rock, they do. While I could never get my order to match the 50lbs I ordered, it was just shy I am happy with the rock I received. Here is what you get when you order 50lbs FYI:
Great Rock By Daniel on 10/16/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This is the first time I've ordered rock online, so I was a bit skeptical. BUT, the rock arrived in good condition, the pieces are decently sized (they look smaller in the picture, but they are pretty big pieces). Overall happy with the product.
Sweet By Bvaughn7 on 10/14/2014
Bvaughn7 would recommend this product to a friend
Love my Pukani! Light, porous and great for adding shelfs to 3-D background walls.
very happy with purchase By Jill on 10/5/2014
Jill would recommend this product to a friend
This rock arrived in good shape with little/no damage during shipping. BRS staff was very helpful in providing larger sized chunks since they were out of the 20"+ pieces. The texture of the rock is very interesting. There was some phosphate leaching that was easily controlled during the cooking process.
shown here at all By nick on 9/25/2014
nick wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
got one big piece that looked like a chuck of cement. Looked nothing close to advertised.
Awesome rock for an even better price By Nathan on 9/25/2014
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
...What else can i say. i only ordered three pounds of this rock, but, man i sure got a lot! it looks awesome in my tank. and it fits very well with other pieces. plus, the texture is just awesome!
Great Rock By Travis on 9/22/2014
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
The pukani rock is great you get more for the pound than I have ever seen. The greatest aspect of it is how porous it is. It is also the only draw back of it also. I would recommend this rock to anyone just handle it a bit easier than you normally would. Being so porous also makes it more breakable. That being said it is still the greatest rock Ive gotten to work with.
Very Nice By Orlando on 9/17/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
Very porous and light. Tons of little holes and caves for small fish to hide. Looks great.
Pukani rock By jrshew on 9/14/2014
jrshew would recommend this product to a friend
Everything I have purchased from BRS has been top notch. I was a little surprised at the pukani rock I received reading the reviews previously. Although I had one piece that I would consider a showpiece, the remaining 40 pounds was small (~6 inches) and will be difficult to build up to the size that I need. I guess I was expecting larger pieces. Disappointment.
Great Rock By Keith on 9/4/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I've started the aquascaping of my new tank build with this rock and it is very easy to work with. It's very easy to blend one piece with another making a fluid design. Make sure and watch the BRS instructional video on aquascaping if it's your first time. It really helps you get a natural looking tank in stead of a "stack of rocks".
Get Reef Saver By Mark on 8/28/2014
Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I had previously purchased the Reef Saver rock and loved it. Anxious to try out the other rock offering from BRS I ordered some Pukani. The rock came to me very dirty and unattractive. I only got a couple useable pieces. I still love BRS but I'll be sticking with Reef Saver.