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You got it. Its really as simple as setting up the tank with the rock and just letting it all run a while before you put live stock in. Its hard to say exactly how long it will take, as you want to measure the ammonia in the tank. It will rise slowly over a few weeks and then start to come down, when its 0 is the first point where you can consider adding critters. 4-6 weeks would be a fairly typical ballpark.
It sure can. In fact thats one of the more preferred ways and its often nice just to do it all in the same tank. Its a lot easier to aquascape dry. We like to do our aquascaping, add our sand, add our water and then let it all cycle.
For a tank that size about 15lbs should do the trick. Feel free to put a general request in order comments during checkout. They aren't able to fulfil specific size requests (like 4" x3") but if you tell them you are looking for "softball size rocks", etc that isn't any issue at all.
You will want to cure the rock in a separate container for 4-8 weeks with 78-80 degree water with a lot of flow. This will remove any dead and decaying material from the rock. After this you can slowly transition the new rock over. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Our Dry Live Rock once cured will be almost identical to the wet Live Rock you would purchase at the local fish store. Curing is a very simple process and just takes time, and then bacteria will start to populate on the surface making the dry live rock “live” again.
Usually, when it comes to purchasing Dry Live Rock we suggest right around ¾ to 1 pound per gallon of display tank volume. That will allow most people to create an average aquascape in their tank, however if you do like minimal amount of rock or a lot of rock in your tank you may want to sway to either end of that spectrum. It never hurts to buy more than you need as any extra can always be used in the sump. : )
Once you have removed as much as possible we recommend curing the rock for 4-6 weeks to help use bacteria to decay and remove the waste and dead decaying items. Simply leaving the rock in a dark container with high flow and saltwater will allow the curing process to start.
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You can add rock order comments for the size and shape you are looking for in the Shipping Comments section during the checkout process. In most cases you will receive 4 football sized rocks. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It can work just fine with multiple types of rock! Ideally for aquascaping it is most appealing to use a single type of rock (pukani for example) and maybe some shelf rock. Keep in mind however that once the tank is well established (years down the road) and covered with coraline algae the rocks will blend in and not make a huge difference. Most rock is 1 lb per gallon with the excepting of Pukani as it is so light you can get by with around 1/2-3/4 lb per gallon. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
That is correct. It is sold by the lb, so whatever quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You are correct, all of our rock (with the exception of the 50 lb. box of Fiji) will be sold by the pound.
You absolutely would want to cycle the rock in a different container before adding to an established tank. Its just not worth the risk of starting a new cycle in something with live stock. You can use something as simple as a bucket or trash can depending on the volume you plan to add.
As long as there isn't any live stock in the tank that is how most of us would do it. Just put the rock in, then put in your sand and your water and let the whole tank cycle together.
Is there a way for me to do that without removing the live stock? Or do I break the system down and start
from the beginning? I really don't want to do the later. I have a lot of SPS corals that are OK. What do I do?
Your situation is particularly difficult. The rock is host to most of the beneficial bacteria that reduce the fish waste. On the one hand it must be replaced slowly in order to allow the filtration to compensate. On the other hand, placing your new rock into a tank with a bunch of aiptasia covered rock is likely just to also become infested with aiptasia. Unfortunetely I think your best bet here really is to break the system down as you don't really want to reuse any water/sand/rock from a tank that is infested or your likely to just spread it right into the new rock.
BRS Fiji Dry Rock is the standard rock used in aquariums. Fiji Dry Rock is porous and full of holes that become nice homes and passage ways for your tanks inhabitants. Like all of our dry rock Fiji 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's aquascape and rock will be slightly different. For 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.
It was okay but i wouldn't use this rock in the future By Jonathan on 4/5/2017Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendrock is alright, hit or miss with it i think... Doesn't look exactly like the picture did. Had way smaller holes. I would reccomend the BRS Reef Saver Aquarium Dry Live Rock for sure!
Great rock By Jaime on 3/20/2017Jaime would recommend this product to a friendThis is my second time ordering this rock from BRS and I couldn't be happier! They send what I ask for and usually even send a few extra pounds!!
very dissapointed as usual By COREY on 2/19/2017COREY wouldn't recommend this product to a friendi have ordered this rock from brs 7 different times because its the only place i can find it,all seven times i gave very clear instructions on weight and piece size,not 1 time was my order even close to being correct,after giving brs 7 chances to correct the problem i am now considering returning my other recent orders and taking my business elsewhere
Nice Rock By Eric on 12/7/2016Eric would recommend this product to a friendSecond time ordering the Fiji dry rock and again very satisfied. Nice natural pieces and in the size I asked for.
Great price, ugly rock By George on 5/14/2016George wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought this rock to setup a new 40 gallon breeder. The pics on the site looked great but when I got the rock I was very disappointed. There was no consistency of texture throughout any of the rocks. They just don't look right stacked together. I almost feel like it's multiple types of rock mixed together. Size was mostly large (football size) came with 6 pieces. I'm unable to return this for a refund or else I would. So now it's time to try to resell it and purchase a different type of rock. The other positive reviews helped sell me on this. Maybe I just got a bad batch but I won't be purchasing this type of rock again.
Great shape, big hassle By jwest on 5/9/2016jwest wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBRS will select great pieces for you- no problem here. Rock is typical Fiji style rock and the staff does a nice job of selecting a variety of sizes and shapes.
Upon ispection, rock looks pretty clean but there was a TON of dead matter in mine. Soaked in buckets, changing out water every day for almost a month and water always smelled awful. Scrubbed daily, even did vinegar bathes for each piece.
Don't even think about adding directly to your tank. Overall a giant hassle. Maybe next time will try a full acid bath. TThere was the same problem with the Tonga plate/shelf rock.
Good rocks By oodog on 4/7/2016oodog would recommend this product to a friendThe rocks look nice but was got half a pound less than ordered.
Still nice rocks though
Also the packaging was very good, none of the rocks came broken
Couldn't be happier By jlynn859 on 3/28/2016jlynn859 would recommend this product to a friendI ordered about 50lbs of this. I received some great pieces. There were two really big pieces in my order, some medium pieces, and some smaller ones. I didn't know what to expect when ordering dry rock, and was very curious about the pieces I would be receiving. The people at BRS exceeded my expectations completely. I am also happy that the rock was placed in a bag before put in the box to be shipped, by the time it was delivered UPS had destroyed the box and was opened on the bottom.
A+ Service and Product By Kromlech on 3/28/2016Kromlech would recommend this product to a friendordered about 55 lbs of this rock and asked that BRS put in about 5 lbs of smaller rock, came exactly as I asked them for it. Rock is of good quality, and was pretty simple to clean and get ready for the tank.
Awesome By Joshua on 3/26/2016Joshua would recommend this product to a friendLove this rock most of the rock i got each piece would fit in about a 5 inch square box and about a pound each......there is many crevices and you really wanna scrub the rock clean as it once was a live and had critters on them at one point in time....in my eyes this is the best rock you can buy
replace some rock in established tank By pap on 3/22/2016pap would recommend this product to a friendNice rock. cured for 2 1/2 weeks. put in established tank. time will tell.
Live dry rock By Nita on 3/22/2016Nita would recommend this product to a friendI have ordered 14 lbs so far. The delivery is AWESOME only took three days. I'm a newbie to the hobby and I watch the videos everyday on you tube. I haven't been able to add live stock yet due to the fact that my nitrites are over the roof. I'm beginning to get discouraged but I'm not going to give up. I'll just keep swimming. Thank you for all the wonderful information on this site and on your channel.