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.
Looks great! By Maxwell on 8/27/2014
Maxwell would recommend this product to a friend
This rock looks great in my aquarium. All the holes make great hiding places for my crabs from my Triggerfish. I will continue to buy more and more of this rock!
Great rock By Richard on 8/25/2014
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
Just as advertised, this rock is very easy to work with. Without any difficulty, my son chiseled a nice cave through it on his first try. Love that it is so light.
Excellent rock! By Earl on 8/22/2014
Earl would recommend this product to a friend
Just like the BRS videos. First order of 50 lbs was awesome with a huge 30 lb piece and several cool looking smaller pieces. Second order of 60 lbs ... the UPS guy dropped the box from waist height onto the sidewalk. I could hear the rocks inside shattering. Great job by BRS, as usual. Maybe get several smaller orders so UPS guy doesn't have to strain and drop your rocks.
Very porous and light By Mike on 8/17/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
The best rock ever
SUPER NICE! By Brad on 8/15/2014
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I was expecting the picture to be their best sample and the shipped product to be somewhat less attractive. I was wrong! I bought 40 lbs of Pukani and specified the size I wanted. I got a great selection of some really special pieces.
The How To videos on aquascaping and Pukani dry rock are super helpful. I followed instructions and was able to chisel and Dremel several pieces into great caves/shapes.
Very disappointed in this product. By Chris on 8/7/2014
Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Ordering 57 lbs of pukani dry rock yielded 2 rocks I can use in my aquarium and a lot and I mean a lot of rubble over half a 5 gallon bucket full. The 2 usable rocks are very nice slightly larger than footballs. The rest was of the pukani was no bigger than 3-4 inchs across. I also recieved 1 or 2 that where not pukani rock 4-5 inchs in size with a smooth surface these rocks had no holes or pores and are very dense. It seems like I got the bottom of the bin sweeping in this shipment.
Unhappy with size and quality of the rock. By cwood on 8/7/2014
cwood wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I just received my 57lbs of pukani rock from BRS. I got 2 rocks that where excellent one football sized and one twice the size of a football. About 20-25 lbs for the two rocks. The rest of my order came the size of a softball or smaller. A few of these smaller rocks are not pukani. They are very dense and smooth no holes. As well as half a five gallon bucket of rubble. In this order I recieved 2 very nice usable rocks and a lot of trash rocks mayb usable for going into the refugium. I don't feel what I recieved was worth the price.
Great Deal By jmar on 8/1/2014
jmar would recommend this product to a friend
I shopped around. This is the best deal out there. Pukani rock is very porous and make for interesting pieces! I asked for large rocks and ending up ordering too much for my tank since I was going for a more modern aesthetic. I ended up breaking the large rocks into smaller pieces. In my case I should have started with ½ lb per gallon. Great service from BRS!
Very impressed ! By danny on 7/31/2014
danny would recommend this product to a friend
PUKANI dry rock, ROCKS !! ! I have order both 20" & 20+" & it is the best rock I have every seen. I found it was pretty easy to make a few caves in some of the larger pieces, and make the rock structure very stable by cutting off a portion of the bottom following the BRS video. Some of the larger pieces look to be show quality. I am very impressed with the PUKANI dry rock. Thank you BRS !
cheaper than you think By William of Everett Wa on 7/29/2014
William of Everett Wa would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 15lb for my nano and got 18.7lb which is over $13 worth free. Don't skimp and buy the cheaper rock because BRS will always hook you up and round up when packing your order. After the rock cycled I added a few frags and now have tons of purple and pink goodness all over using Purple Up and NO PEST! I will always check out BRS first for any of my reefer needs. Oh yeah, my RBTA loves this rock.
BRS Rocks By Adam on 7/23/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Just got my Pukani rock today and I have to this is the best rock I have ever seen. It is very porious and very light. Well worth the price.
WOW By John on 7/11/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
I just bought 50 pounds of Pukani as part of a 100 pound rock order. I got more rock than I thought I would. I got some HUGE pieces. I am very pleased with it and I can't wait to put it in a tank
Great Rock By swseipel on 7/6/2014
swseipel would recommend this product to a friend
It is a great porous rock that fits together nicely
Just Awesome! By Richard on 6/27/2014
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered both normal and the large Pukani rock for my 90 gallon reef. Knowing that itweighs less than other types of rock equal in size, I ordered 60 lbs. The large Pukani was massive! The piece they sent was like a giant pyramid, and I was able to punch a hole through the center as Jason did in the video. It makes for an amazing center piece in the rock work. There was plenty left over, which I placed in the sump. Worth every penny!
This is the Rock you Want By Devin on 6/21/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
Debated on getting this or the fiji and now I feel silly for even considering the latter. This stuff is beauty in rock form and you dont even need to chisel naked ladies out of it. Ordered far less than I thought I was going to need and was still impressed. I cannot fit all 30lbs I ordered into a 45 gallon cube. I do not think the 1lb per gallon rule applies here. I would go with 1/2 to 3/4 per gallon.
Hmm.. the good and the bad By Taki on 6/19/2014
Taki would recommend this product to a friend
I like Pukani on a whole. I wasn't thrilled with the mix of rocks though. It looks like they do a mixture of good and very mediocre rocks. 10 rocks for an eight pound purchase was also a tad too many.
very good By ryan on 6/18/2014
ryan would recommend this product to a friend
porous, light, and variety of shapes
Pukani Dry Rock By Cess on 6/18/2014
Cess would recommend this product to a friend
I am very satisfied with this rock. It is huge and perfect for my tank!
Amazing By Christopher on 6/17/2014
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Outstanding rock. Super easy to aquascape with. Just make sure you let it cure for a good long time to get the phosphate levels down. I used jurassic gel to glue several base pieces together for extra support.
Huge pieces of Pukani By Brian on 6/11/2014
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
I was shipped two HUGE pieces of pukani. Also they sent me a few more pounds than I paid for! Super easy to make a cave out of these pieces, and I know my fish are going to love it!
Wish I had gotten more! By friartuck on 6/7/2014
friartuck would recommend this product to a friend
I was a little daunted by the higher price of this rock- so went for the bulk 50lb box of Fiji and ordered just a few pieces of Pukani just to check it out. BOY do I wish I had ordered more Pukani. This rock is GORGEOUS. And the thing is- it's super light. Easy to sculpt. I would hazard to say that next time I need some rock I'll use almost if not all Pukani. If you like some drama and dimension to your aquascape- get some of this immediately. MORE than worth the money.