- BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock (RETIRED)
Why does BRS recommend this?
BRS Pukani Rock is by far our customer’s favorite rock. It fills the most volume per pound compared to other styles of rock, with tons of nooks and crannies for corals to be placed and small critters to hide out. BRS Pukani Rock is pest and algae free to give the best start for any new tank. It also has the ability to be shaped, drilled, or cut depending on the aquascape it will be used with.
Pukani is available in a wide variety of sizes.
- BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock is generally less than 20" in diameter. Sold by the pound with no minimum order.
BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system
BRS Pukani Dry Aquarium Live Rock - our lightest and most porous and full of holes that become nice homes and passage ways for your tank's inhabitants. Like all of our dry rock, Pukani is free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shutdowns. It 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 Pukani Dry Live Rock, we suggest 2/3 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.
Shipping: BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this, and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
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.
Note: Dry live rock is not available for shipment to Canada due to high tariffs. Please consider Reef Saver rock as this is not subject to these fees and our favorite of the dry rocks available.
Great rock By Derrick on 4/7/2018Derrick would recommend this product to a friendGot 3 big pieces and smaller ones with order. 1 big rock was different then the rest was very dense and heavy compared to the others but I like the way it look can't wait to setup next tank
Great rock By Larry on 3/31/2018Larry would recommend this product to a friendThe rock they send was packaged great with some really quality pieces.
Pukani dry live rock By Ray on 3/15/2018Ray would recommend this product to a friendPurchased 75 pounds for my 120gal just love it. Looks great more then enough it's amazing how porous and light for the amount of space it will fill up.Easy to work with fits like legos when I was a kid. Just waiting for the Tonga shelf rock to finish my aqua scape.
Pukani dry live rock By Neurotic Neptune on 3/15/2018Neurotic Neptune would recommend this product to a friendBest rock you can put in your tank, looks great easy to work with. You have to have patience-this rock takes longer to cycle but once you get there you will reap the benefits . You can't rush Pukani all good things take time. I go no less then two months. If that's to long go with another rock. But if you have patience it will pay off.so many more benefits with this rock if you just wait. After all isn't what this hobby is all about watching things grow figuring out what works and what don't-this is not for the inpatient.
Great looking rock! By Dan on 3/7/2018Dan would recommend this product to a friendOrdered 25lb of Pukani dry rock, great value and looks great. Im remodeling a existing tank. Rock was very clean, but I'm still curing it about a month. Almost done curing and looking forward to placing in aquarium!
broken By chappy on 3/6/2018chappy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendbox showed up torn and taped up do not know if i got all of my rock or not,great looking rock shipping is the pitts.
Best dry live rock imo By Zo on 3/3/2018Zo would recommend this product to a friendPurchased 15 pounds of dry live pukani. I defitnetly under estimated how wide spread, poures and light in weight the rock really is. Got 3 large pieces just like i asked for. The rock is defitnetly easy to work with and i chipped away and used a hacksaw to develop my aquascape. I will never not use pukani ever again.
nice looking rock and light weight By miller time on 3/2/2018miller time would recommend this product to a friendwow this was such a very good deal all around very pleased with purchase.
Absolutely beautiful rock By Gail on 3/1/2018Gail would recommend this product to a friendPerfect pieces and unique character in this rock. Couldn't have hand picked a better selection. Packaging was excellent, no breakage and greatly exceeded my expectations. Customer service was outstanding. Thank you!
Easy to Scape Best Look By Randy on 2/21/2018Randy would recommend this product to a friendWas doing a small Nano build and was torn between the Reef Saver and this. Since I had a relatively small order I got both. The reef saver is nice and easy to scape but did not have the personality or complex patterns that the Pukani has. I guess that is not surprising given the way the reef saver is formed. Each reef saver rock looked about the same. It took only a few seconds comparing both for me to go with the Pukani. I got a few chips during shipping although both were packed extremely well and the chips were easy to fix with super glue if you want. The epoxy I got would not stick to the rock at all. In fairness I had not cleaned it. The super glue stuck like a champ and was easier to use and allowed me to basically glue in place which was important as after you get a good fit and look you don't want to break it down and try to refit! I know I tried! The Pukani is curing now and it bubbled for 2-3 minutes after immersion in water and is extremely porous. Many thanks to Bulk Reef Supply for allowing you to specify size in the order. They are the only vendor I know that does that!
Great Dry rock By Dan on 2/20/2018Dan would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 25lbs of pukani dry rock to re aquascape a existing 30 gal tank. I received 4 very nice large pieces, including one extra large piece. Rock looks clean, I'll still cure for a while, but looking forward to putting into aquarium. Thanks
Excellent product and customer service By Tim on 2/19/2018Tim would recommend this product to a friendI just received my order of 45lbs of Pukani. Unfortunately the majority of the order was one giant piece. I spoke with Chad on the live chat and he offered me some BRS points to get some more smaller pieces so that I could get my tank set up and going. Excellent customer service and will definitely be back to purchase more from BRS. Very pleased first time buyer.
I noticed the jumbo pieces are out of stock. What is the biggest size in inches do these come in? I am aquascaping a 440 gallon tank and really want jumbo large pieces. Can I request bigger pieces here or should I wait till the jumbo Pukani rock is in stock?
I got a 220 gln tank , long 67 inch wide 28,tal 27 , do you think that 100Lbs is enough
Pukani rock , and will I be able to get a few rocks around 12/15 inch pieces on a 100Lbs order?
I just ordered some of this rock and was wondering if you need to do anything special to clean it I want to add to display tank ASAP thanks
Do I need to cure the rock or can I cure it in my display tank during the cycling period. I just put my already cured rock into display tank and am starting to cycle the tank now with the just cured rock. I just ordered more dry rock and would like to finish my aquascape as soon as possible. So can I place my new rock and let it cure and cycle at the same time?
I remember from your aquascaping video the types of aquascape you can go for. In the comments section from the ordering page can you specify what type of peices you'd like for differant styles? for instance, saying you want two large peices for an island effect, or that you'd like peices with arches and the like to make caves? I plan on upgrading my 10g to a 20g long, and im thinking about going with a cave/wall effect, preferable something inbetween, with a little bit of both. Im trying to decide between this and reef saver. Any suggestions, since reef saver is easier to aquascape, while pukani is easier to shape?
These various types of dry rock can be used in many creative ways to achieve lots of interesting and unique aquascapes. Due to the bulk quantity and natural variety of rock that we have to sell, it's unfortunately not practical for us to be able to pick specific shapes or appearances of rock. As much as we'd like to be able to pick out the perfect rock for every order, unfortunately the rock just isn't always cooperative and we don't want to create unrealistic expectations. We're certainly happy to try to accommodate requests for sizes if you can give us a general idea, and if you leave us some notes during checkout we'll do our best. If you really need just the right piece of rock to complete your project, it's often worth the extra price to go into your local fish store and pick those pieces out in person.
Hope this helps!
Does this work well when mixing with reef saver rock? Or is it kind of a one or the other thing.
I may be blind but dont see how many lbs. in one unit for sale. If i need 60 lbs do i buy 60 units?
How much Pukani dry rock will I need for 215 Gallon aquarium?
Depending on the amount of rock you want in your tank, for the average aquascape we normally recommend anywhere from ¾ - 1 pound per gallon of the display tank. For your 215 gallon we would recommend to purchase right around 160 – 200 pounds of Pukani Dry Live Rock.