Excellent Product By Russell on 2/14/13
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 50 lbs of this rock and couldnt be happier! It looks great and is so easy to aqua scape. 50 Lbs gave me 8 big pieces, which are easily broken into smaller peices if needed. The rock has been in the tank for about 2 months and is starting to purple up. I seeded my rock with some live rock rubble from LFS.
buy it dead! By John on 2/9/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Buy it dead to avoid all the pests that u don't want. Add what u do want.
The only rock to get By Edward on 1/28/13
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
Simply put - there is no better way to go. First, this rock does not need to be cured (unlike many other dry rocks). Second, it doesn't hurt our reefs. Third, it looks great. Fourth, it's about as inexpensive as you can get. Fifth, it doesn't leach phosphate.
I have had a HORRIBLE experience with live rock that came with some nasty hitchhikers - namely fireworms. And once they are in your tank, they are a nightmare to get out. They can kill fish, inverts, even corals, and multiply extremely quickly.
Go with BRS reef saver and some Dr. Tim's One and Only nitrifying bacteria and your tank and you will be set up for true success. Early on, grab some non-porous (clam/mussel shells work great) pieces of coralline pieces from a live rock tank (just make absolutely sure there is no way a hitchhiker could be present - thats why it should be non porous) and place them in with the reef saver rock. That will get your coralline going in tandem with your cycle.
Spend your money on Pukani instead of Reef Saver Rock By Elle on 1/22/13
Elle wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Last year I ordered 25 lbs of pukani rock to add to my 90g tank, which arrived in 6 large porous rocks that were absolutely stunning! I couldn't have been happier. This year I'm setting up a new smaller tank and wanted to add some additional rock to my 90g. I debated getting the pukani rock again but decided to go with 50 lbs of reef saver rock, thinking it would be similar enough. Boy was I wrong. The amount of rock that arrived was visually less than the pukani rock from last year, even though I ordered twice as much. The reef saver rock is incredibly dense and heavy, so you get far less of it with your order. I thought that 50 lbs of reef saver would be enough for my new 40g tank and give me some left over to add to my 90g. Instead I'm going to have to order more rock just to fill the new tank, let alone add more rock to the existing tank. While the rock is pretty rock and makes nice interlocking structures, you will get far more for your money if you buy the pukani rock. I wish I'd ordered 50 lbs of pukani instead - while I would have paid more up front I would have had a lot more to show for it and wouldn't be stuck spending even more money just to get enough rock to fill the tank. Bottom line, spend your money on pukani, you'll save yourself money in the long run.
I should also mention that I also bought the 50 lb box of fiji rock last year, which was also far more rock than the amount of reef saver rock that arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Reef saver rock is the heaviest and densest of the three types offered by BRS and in my opinion is not cheaper enough to justify buying it over the other two types.
unboxing By Robert on 1/17/13
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Told BRS what my tank size was and they sent me 4 proportionately sized rocks rather than a single 12 pounder. Also the rock was very clean and was easy to work with. I made 5 aquascapes in a matter of minutes.
Reef saver By Dedeo on 1/13/13
Dedeo would recommend this product to a friend
Wonderful rock, very nice looking wish I ordered more of it. Used it to make arches in my aquarium. It fits so well together with the Pukani rock. My only regret is I didn't find this stuff before I ordered my first 50 lbs. of expensive live rock that was bought 2 years ago. I just might order more, but not sure if I want that much rock in my tank, but I'm sooooo tempted!!!!!!! Great rock guys.
High Quality By T.W. on 1/9/13
T.W. would recommend this product to a friend
I received my Reef Saver Dry Live Rock yesterday and I couldn't be happier. There was no damage and only a few ounces of breakage at the bottom. The 20 lbs I ordered came in 2 large pieces and 2 smaller pieces. I actually got all 4 pieces to lock together very nicely and do not anticipate having any issues with stability in the future.
I would most definitely recommend this product to anyone!
Perfect for AquaScaping By Sherri on 1/8/13
Sherri would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this rock specifically so that I could scape my reef with cave like features. I have come up with exactly the look I was searching for. I'm upgrading my tank and selling the live rock that I just purchase because I like the shapes of this rock much better and the live rock was the nice pest free purple rock. I thought that was good, but the scaping you can do with this rock along with the ability to secure them better sealed the deal for me. I have only had it in the tank for two weeks, but so far so good on everything else. I would definitely recommend this to others.
perfect! Easy to work with By Calvin on 1/8/13
Calvin would recommend this product to a friend
I have about 55lbs of reef saver rock and it takes up a lot of volume! great product for the right price! super easy to aquascape also! just what i needed
Amazing!! By Tyler on 1/7/13
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this rock a few months ago and it is amazing. The rock had great shape and was very easy to stack. The rock is now covered with coralline algae and looks great!! The price can not be beat. My LFS wanted $9 a pound for live rock. I bought a one pound piece and used it to seed the dry rock. Now you cant even tell which is which. Great Product and i will defiantly be buying more when I upgrade my tank.
SO happy with this rock! By gmastr85 on 1/6/13
gmastr85 would recommend this product to a friend
Where to begin? This rock is awesome! Its beautiful, porous, goes together easily. Ordered 150lbs, and received 165 from BRS. Approx 10 lbs. was small broken pieces, but that's fine. They make excellent frag plugs. It simply looks stunning in my tank! Price is right and its dead! Skip the live rock!
Best rock I have purchased By BK on 1/6/13
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 1/5/13
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 12/28/12
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 12/26/12
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 12/16/12
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 12/9/12
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 12/4/12
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 12/2/12
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 12/2/12
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 11/29/12
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 11/27/12
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 11/22/12
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.
Great product By Thomas on 11/17/12
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 50 lbs for my 75 gallon tank. Amazing quality, size and easy to aqua scape with