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BRS Pukani Dry Live Rock (RETIRED)

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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. 

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Product Questions

Does this work well when mixing with reef saver rock? Or is it kind of a one or the other thing.
Question by: Chris Dare on Nov 24, 2018, 12:44 AM
Pukani usually looks best on its own since it is so different. In our experience, mixing different types of rock is pretty difficult and sticking with the same type throughout usually leads to a stunning aquascape that isn't too hard to produce.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 24, 2018, 8:00 AM
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 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 on May 23, 2017, 2:54 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 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 on Apr 23, 2017, 8:01 PM
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 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 on Feb 20, 2017, 4:58 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 AM
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 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 on Dec 13, 2016, 2:40 PM
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 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 on Nov 7, 2016, 4:13 PM
How much Pukani dry rock will I need for 215 Gallon aquarium?
Question by: Roger on Jul 11, 2016, 7:59 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 on Jul 12, 2016, 7:31 AM