buy it dead! By John on 2/8/2013
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 1/28/2013
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 1/22/2013
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 1/17/2013
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 1/13/2013
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 1/9/2013
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 1/8/2013
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 1/8/2013
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 1/7/2013
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 1/6/2013
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 1/6/2013
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.