- BRS Bulk Fiji Dry Live Rock - 50LB Box
50 Pound Box - Preselected
Unable to ship to Canada
The 50lb box of Fiji Dry Live Rock will be a random mixture of shapes and sizes of Fiji Rock.
The standard in reef keeping and one of the most commonly used types of rock in reef keeping. The unique sizes and shapes help create interesting structures. BRS Dry Live Rock is free of nuisance algae and pest organisms.
BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system for best results.
Like all of our dry rock, our Fiji Rock is free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests.
Using Dry Rock has the following advantages:
- Low initial cost on premium types of rock.
- Pound for pound a way better value - no water weight.
- Can be shipped standard UPS ground which saves a fortune on shipping.
- Absolutely pest free. This is the most important reason. This allows you to completely avoid all of the most common aquarium pests that plague most aquarists.
How much rock do I need?
Knowing exactly how much Dry Live Rock you will need can be one of the hardest questions to answer since every tank and rock will be slightly different. A general guideline for Fiji Dry Live Rock, we suggest 3/4 pounds of rock per gallon of display tank volume and may vary depending on your overall goal for the aquascape. We always recommend purchasing a little extra dry rock to ensure that you will have enough to complete the aquascape you are looking for, any extra rock can always be broken up and placed in your refugium, overflows, and sump for added filtration.
NOTE: This rock does come out of the ocean and may have some dead material on it such as sponges or other critters. We strongly suggest soaking or curing the rock before use in an active aquarium.
Dry live rock is not available for shipment to Canada due to high tariffs. Please consider Reef Saver rock as it is not subject to these fees and is our favorite of the dry rocks available.
Great buy, Great product! By Jake on 2/5/2018Jake would recommend this product to a friendI received my rock fast and got some great shapes and much larger rock than I had expected!
Good product! By Abe on 1/28/2018Abe would recommend this product to a friendI am setting up a 110-gallon reef tank and was ordering this live ( dead) Fiji rock. This was a reorder. I ordered an additional 100 lbs. I have ordered 200lbs in total so far.
The quantity of 50lbs fills up an imaginary 12-gallon aquarium, so 200 lbs will fill a 50gallon tank roughly to the brim.
It came well packed as usual with lots of peanut packing for cushion effect. None of the rocks were damaged.
When it arrived it smelled nice and clean like it was fumigated or something like that.
There are plenty of sponges and other dead algae, critters, crabs etc on the rock.
It is curing in my basement in a Toter bin. It does smell mildly like a fish market. 2 or 3 water changes and an airstone, powerhead and a heater and the smell declines in about 10 days. The curing continues on.
Good product at a reasonable price point!
Good quality product! By Abe on 1/18/2018Abe would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 100lbs of this item. It came well packed and cushioned in two packages. There was hardly any breakage. The Fiji rock mostly averaged from 5-8 inches in size, with one or two pieces that were 12-13 inches in size.
I was curing it in a TOTER 48 Gallon Bin. The quantity of 100lbs filled up half the TOTER. Roughly around 25 gallons. Another thing to keep in mind is the weight of the item. I got 45lbs of rock per 50lbs and the rest of the weight is packing materials and the box.
Overall the quality of the rocks was good. Shipping was also fast. Reasonably priced product.
Ugly but Functional By Dave on 1/8/2018Dave wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOrdered this rock on a holiday deal for a great price. Got the dry rock in and found myself quite disappointed with the selection.
Overall the rock is as described, but unfortunately it is unusable as-is for any sort of envisioned aqua-scape idea; the pieces that came in my box are only good for the "pile of rocks" look. A few pieces are just massive discs and another looks like an asteroid the Millennium Falcon needs to avoid while fleeing from the Empire.
My only option will be to demolish the rock and epoxy it back together to fit my desired scape. Maybe it is just a flip of the coin whether you get quality aqua-scaping pieces or not, either way the only time I would chance it is if you are planning on making a senseless pile of rock. Either pay the $ and go with Pukani or get a better aqua-scaping rock like the BRS Reef Saver.
Great rock By Brittini on 12/26/2017Brittini would recommend this product to a friendOrdered this rock for my new 120. Ordered 150 lbs and 20 lbs of the shelf rock with base. I think the key is to order more rock then you need so you have enough pcs to play around to make your scape. I ended up using using a little over half and will sell the rest. Rock came in great shape packages well with many large, medium and small rocks to use. I would lay down a tarp and there is sand traped inside the rock. When you move it,
It falls out. Easy enough to drill thru to put in fiberglass rods to hold it all together. Wish BRS would let you upload pictures as the reefscape turned out awesome.
Great deal By Dodgersfan on 10/16/2017Dodgersfan would recommend this product to a friendGot a ton of rock for very little money, almost enough to aquascape a 90G just by itself. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone with a tank less than 36" x 18" ish footprint, because the pieces are pretty large, but they're perfect for midsized and large sized tanks. see full review with pics of what i got here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/review-of-brs-bulk-50lb-box-dry-fiji-rock.330496/
Way too big By Joshua on 8/18/2017Joshua wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIn the description it says a mixture of sizes. I was expecting a few big pieces but what I got was 100 lbs of basketball sized rocks. I ended up spending hours with a concrete drill bit punching holes to break it apart. I got maybe 3 small sized rocks out of the whole bunch. That being said, I am sure it was more than 100 lbs so I appreciate the extra.
Best dry live rock for the money By Wade on 4/20/2017Wade would recommend this product to a friendThe pieces of rock I received were much larger than anything I have gotten for this price before!
Exactly as promised. By Michael on 3/30/2017Michael would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock, great price. Cured it while cycling my tank and haven't had a single problem. Very pleased.
Really Disappointed By Saltlife15 on 2/16/2017Saltlife15 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI received the live rock today and I'm very disappointed. I'm setting up a Biocube 32 and this box came with 5 massive rocks. I was really expecting different size rocks. I gave it 2 stars because the packaging was good and the rock looks pretty clean.
Great packaging and delivery By jeffrey on 1/16/2017jeffrey would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 100lbs for a new 100 gallon I am upgrading to from a 50 gallon I have had for a while. I am currently starting the curing process using muradic acid. After research I feel this will be the best way to get off the dead stuff. The product was well packed and some holes in the boxes, but it is 50lbs coming from MN to the west coast. ;-) I received it in the 3 business days as well.
A good selection of rocks By Erik on 9/27/2016Erik would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 100 pounds of this rock to add to my already existing 400 gallon system. I had some nice large pieces and only 1 "rubble" size piece. The reason I am giving this 4 stars is there is a lot of dead sea creatures on this rock, I pressure washed the rock to knock off as many dead creatures as possible and pulled out some surprising large sponges.
I put all the rock in a container with saltwater and about another 20 pounds of live rock from my sump turned on the pump.
I hope that it will be for ready to add to the display tank in about a month.
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You would for sure want to cycle any rock (our dry rock or really any other rock out there) before adding it to an already established tank to prevent any risk to your current inhabitants.
With a 90 gallon tank you are possibly going to need closer to 75-90 lbs to fill the tank well with rock. You certainly can start with 50 and purchase more later as well. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend for best application to cure the rock for 6 weeks or longer to remove any decaying material. While this can be performed in the tank you will want to monitor any light and keep it dark and change 100% of the water at the end of the curing process. Additionally if cured in a separate container this can be easier and have less potential to introduce nutrients into your system. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Hope this helps!
It isn't alive (which is the best part), it is live rock that has since been dried out to kill the rocks. The bacteria required to process waste, etc, in the tank will come entirely on there own and it isn't required to seed them at all (as is common with freshwater tanks) though you could use a product like Bio-Spira or the Red Sea Mature Pro kit to speed the process up if you so desired. That way you still get awseome looking and pourous rock but without the headaches and pests (aiptasia, flatworms, etc) of live rock.