Best rock I have purchased By BK on 1/6/2013
BK would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered 20 pounds for a 10 gallon nano. When the packaged arrived I was not expecting anymore than a few rocks. What I received appears to be enough rock to fill a 30 gallon tank. I took 4 rocks out and created a realistic looking piece of a natural shaped reef and still have plenty of rock left over to create my final aquascape before I epoxy it and start the cooking process. I recommend this rock to anyone who is setting up a new aquarium!
Very Nice By Ross on 1/5/2013
Ross would recommend this product to a friend
Was setting up a 24 x 24 x 24 rimless cube and already had 30 pounds of Pukani. I went ahead and ordered 40 pounds of this based on reviews and videos I watched. If I could do it all over again, I think I may of just ordered all Reef Saver and skipped the Pukani all together!
If you're considering getting this rock but are on the fence, there are a few benefits I'd like to mention in case you are unsure of your purchase. First of all, this was very clean rock. It has a little bit of dust / build up on it, but a quick soak in some salt water and a couple power heads had it clean in no time. The Pukani I ordered was very nice looking, but it was covered in dead organic matter. It took a little more than 6 weeks to cure it completely, while I only needed a few days with the Reef Saver, and I'm not even sure that was necessary.
Second, aquascaping with this rock is as easy as everyone makes it sound. You just work with what you have and you'll make something great in under 15 minutes. I think the most difficult problem was deciding how I wanted to use the rock, it looked good no matter what I ended up doing.
Third, this rock looks very nice under my lighting. This is opinion based, but I am using half Pukani and half Reef Saver in one aquarium under a 120 watt LED fixture and I think the Reef Saver looks much nicer. I may change my mind in the future when coralline begins to propagate, but for now I think its superior visually.
At 2.50$ a pound, you really can't go wrong.
Great Looking Rock By Joseph on 12/27/2012
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 75 pounds for my 65 gallon reef tank. 75 pounds of this stuff goes a long way. Huge peices with very little rubble in bags. Very porous with plenty of spots for easy coral placement. Fits together like Legos, tight and no epoxy or glue needed.
amazing By master james on 12/26/2012
master james would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great rock. i bought 29 pounds for my bio cube and the cycle was fast and my gobies and blennies love to swim in the caves of these rocks. they are very porous and are a great addition to any tank pest free.
Great product at a great price By Frederick on 12/16/2012
Frederick would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 126 pounds for my standard 180 gallon aquarium (6x2x2). The rock had miner break-offs and is very porous. I would say you don't need a pound per gallon but I would order maybe 10-20 more pounds just to fill out the bottom of my tank. I like to leave at least 2 inches around the perimeter so I can clean around the rock. I'd suggest this to anyone looking for some good clean rock that won't break the bank.
AMAZING STUFF!! By John on 12/8/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
This rock was super easy to work with and looks seamless. I am very picky when it comes to things looking their best and this rock does just that. Fits together perfectly and doesnt look like its just a bunch of stacked rocks. THANK YOU BRS!! Great price and no effect on the ecosystem.
Outstanding rock for building vertical By Nick on 12/4/2012
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
My aquascaping uses Pukani for the base, and about 95 lbs. of Reef Saver for the rest. It's very clean, though I did soak it in RO water for a few days to flush out the dust and such, and stacks up very well. Like they mention in the video, this stuff locks together like it was meant to be molded into shapes, and looks natural. I can't say enough good things about this rock.
Love this rock By Dave on 12/2/2012
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
Since I am starting over after an aquarium crash, I wanted to minimize any impact on the ecosystem so the BRS rock was the obvious choice.
When the rock arrived it was everything that I hoped for. Lot of nooks, crannies, some rubble for filling in, and the rock stacked beautifully to the point that I did not feel the need to secure the rock with epoxy or zip ties.
I will be ordering some more of this rock again in the future
CLEAN, STACKS EASY, SEAMLESS RESULTS. By Kevin on 12/2/2012
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
Although I'm running a 60 gallon reef, I ordered 8lbs of the reef saver rock for an 8 gallon pico. It arrived in 3 good sized pieces, which stacked perfectly into an aquascape that looks like one rock. My only regret is not ordering this for my larger aquarium during setup.
Reef saver rock and similar low impact tank raised fish/corals are the future of this hobby, and we should all strive to support these methods.
Excellent product and value By Russ on 11/29/2012
Russ would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 50 lbs and received 7 nice big pieces. I have a smaller tank so I ended up breaking up the pieces. Rock was high quality at a good price.
Great Rock! By Dan on 11/26/2012
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
ordered 15lbs and i definitely received a little bit more than that!! :) awesome quality also!
Has some draw backs By Sam on 11/22/2012
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
I got about 50 lbs for my tank. It was difficult to stack dry with out it being unsteady, i used acrylic rods and epoxy to make it work. It drilled easily and has great cracks for frags. Unfortunately it has so many little holes and tunnels and such, detritus builds up fast. I have 2 MP40s and a 750 koralia and still need to blast it with a maxi-jet very often to get everything out of the holes, and it still doesn't seem to get it all. At first it looked and felt rough, but now it looks much more reef like and has smoothed out. I recommend it if you take the time to really stack it right and willing to have some patience with it.