BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

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BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock

85% Recommend this to a friend (58 of 68)

SKU: 000702

reg. $3.79

Special Price: $3.22

In Stock: 33,747 Pounds
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Sold by the pound

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.

Unable to ship to Canada

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


Full Details

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.


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  • Great stuff By Jonathan on 10/26/2017

    Order 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 10/26/2017

    Ordered 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 10/19/2017

    I have ordered twice for 150lbs total. No disappointment here. Fully satisfied!
  • Excellent rock By Jason on 10/18/2017

    I 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 10/6/2017

    I 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.

    Cheers :)
  • Amazing! Worth every penny! By christian on 10/6/2017

    I 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 8/24/2017

    I 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 8/16/2017

    I 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 7/20/2017

    Oh 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 5/23/2017

    The 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 5/5/2017

    I 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 5/4/2017

    Watched 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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Product Questions

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?
Question by: melvin yip on Nov 7, 2016 12:25:00 PM
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us! Our larger 20"+ sized pieces vary quite often, depending on the shipments we get. We typically recommend adding requirements for the sizes you are looking for in the comments section of your order. Sizes that are larger than 20"-25" are fairly far and few between. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 7, 2016 4:13:00 PM
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?
Question by: Carlos Ramirez on May 21, 2017 3:25:00 AM
The quantity of rock can vary widely by person preference and your aquascaping goals, but 100lbs should certainly get you off to a good start. Typically we recommend a range of about half a .5 to .75lbs per gallon as a useful rule of thumb, so you're in range of this.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on May 23, 2017 2:54:00 PM
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
Question by: Tom on Dec 31, 2016 8:41:00 AM
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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?
Question by: patrick Foley on Feb 19, 2017 8:26:00 PM
Hey there! The biggest concern with adding uncured Pukani rock to an existing system is the potential for the dried organics to break down and add phosphates/nitrates to your tank. We typically recommend curing new rock additions separately to decrease the chances of elevated nutrient level issues down the road. :-)
Answer by: Admin (Admin) on Feb 20, 2017 4:58:00 PM
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?
Question by: Austin on Apr 11, 2017 11:49:00 AM
Hey there,
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!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Apr 23, 2017 8:01:00 PM
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?
Question by: Jeff on Dec 12, 2016 1:22:00 PM
Great question! All of our rock is sold by the pound. You are correct, if you need 60lbs you would put 60qty in your order. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM
How much Pukani dry rock will I need for 215 Gallon aquarium?
Question by: Roger on Jul 11, 2016 7:59:00 PM
Hi Roger,
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.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 12, 2016 7:31:00 AM