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 shut downs. 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.
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.
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 stuff By Jonathan on 10/26/2017Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendOrder some of these rocks and heck yess. I recieved them exactly the day it was expected and all rocks are decent size like i wanted and to too it off some how all my rocks go with each other witch gave me an easy way to set them up. Real happy with my purchase with BRS. Thanks
Awsome By Kevin on 10/26/2017Kevin would recommend this product to a friendOrdered 15 lbs got 19. Got what I asked for. Only problem is now I want all my rock pukani. Packaged very well. No breakage Just awsome
Great starter rock By Tom on 10/19/2017Tom would recommend this product to a friendI have ordered twice for 150lbs total. No disappointment here. Fully satisfied!
Excellent rock By Jason on 10/18/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendI ordered two separate 50lb shipments. The first I didn't make any special requests and got 2 large pieces and a lot of rubble which is now in the fuge. The second I asked for volleyball sized pieces and got exactly what I asked for. I actually wish I had made that same request the first time.
In any case, it fills a 220 quite well and the rock with all of its natural crevices looks great. Creating tunnels and caves was a piece of cake with a 1" drill bit. I bleached and then acid washed both sets of rock. I didn't notice any measurable loss of rock. I would order this rock again in a heart beat.
Happily Surprised! By Nate on 10/6/2017Nate would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 20 Pounds of BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock, and WOW!
There is a TON of rock in this box. I didn't think 20 Pounds would go this far, but I really received a lot. I received 2 Basketball-sized pieces, a Volleyball-sized piece, and 4 Cantaloupe-sized pieces. All were packed well so there was minimal breakage, if any.
I will definitely be back for more of this Dry Rock.
Amazing! Worth every penny! By christian on 10/6/2017christian would recommend this product to a friendI purchased only 6lbs thinking I'd get very little and man I was wrong. A good comparison for those without dry rock experience, for every lbs of live rock, you get 1.5 lbs of Pukani dry rock in size. For example, a 12 lbs chunk live rock is the size of a 18 lbs chunk of dry rock. Amazing deal and, although being more expensive than traditional reef saver rock, Pukani is truly the best dry rock on the market.
Amazing! (I'm not the other Tyler) By Tyler on 8/24/2017Tyler would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 15lbs of this stuff and they did a great job picking out a good selection for me! I got one BEAUTIFUL large piece and a few small to medium pieces to stack around it. The description is very accurate, these are large sized rocks for the weight and it's mostly empty space inside. It looks gorgeous in my tank.
Fantastic if you do it right! By Craig B on 8/16/2017Craig B would recommend this product to a friendI have bought a lot of this rock and want to first share it comes in two types. 1st type is the thin branching similar to the picture. The other type is a cross between a fiji and multi branch tonga. Both have merits but significantly different. The thin type is more porous and will leach any cure bath longer ..IE acid or bleach. Also if using acid use a diluted amount as this stuff dissolves quickly and will leave sharp edges but is very cool looking. The other type is more like fiji and is more durable so it can take a beating but you cant shape it very well. They are both awesome but the thin type pictured is the best as its very light and you can create lots of caves and it stacks very well! I would suggest ordering large rocks and shaping them how you desire!
Awesome!! By April on 7/20/2017April would recommend this product to a friendOh my God! I ordered 30 lbs of Pukani. I was not expecting anything special since I made no request. The Rocks were delivered by UPS 5 days later. There was nothing broken or dust in the bag. I received 3 gorgeous big rocks. I am so freakin' happy. I can't wait to cure the rock with bleach like my BRS hero, Ryan recommended in his videos. Thank so much! :)
Oh my Pukani... By JcSH2o on 5/23/2017JcSH2o would recommend this product to a friendThe rock is great. Light, porous, full of unique shapes.... but we all know that. What I want to bring attention to is the amazing customer service at BRS. You can tell, without any doubt, that this team takes the customer experience very seriously. I was sent 25lbs of Tonga Shelf by mistake, and not only did BRS resend the correct rock (and then some), they also insisted I keep the Tonga for my troubles. Earned my business hands down for the foreseeable future. Great job BRS!
Awesome! Better then I expected By Dan on 5/5/2017Dan would recommend this product to a friendI have to say they picked out some really nice pieces of this rock for me. I couldn't have done better. Thanks BRS!
waste By Tyler on 5/4/2017Tyler wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWatched one of BRS dry rock/landscape videos so I figured I would order some Pukani and reef saver rock which was a mistake. All the rocks I purchased looked exactly the same not one piece had a unique look I even included the dimensions of my tank and wanted smaller pieces instead I got one rock that is as big as my tank and the others not much smaller. Even breaking some of these rocks down wouldn't do much for them.
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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?
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!
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.