Sold by the pound
Why does BRS recommend this?
BRS Reef Saver Live Rock is one of the most unique rocks that are available on the market today. Reef Saver is not taken directly from the ocean and does not impact living coral reef structures in any form. It is always 100% free of nuisance algae or any type of pests.
BRS Reef Saver rock is one of the easiest rocks to work with when aquascaping new tanks or adding more rock to an established tank.
BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% 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. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
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 Reef Saver Dry Live Rock, we suggest 3/4 to 1 pound 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.
Looks great By timothy on 1/18/2018timothy would recommend this product to a friendJust got my shipment of 80 pounds of reefshave rock looks amazing. starting to curate with some bleach just to make sure everything is good and dust free going to do it for about 3 weeks. Definitely recommend this product
Perfect Rock for my Nano By Matt on 1/14/2018Matt would recommend this product to a friendI asked for smaller pieces and they gave me exactly what I needed. I ordered 20lbs and got about 10 pieces. Made a great aquascape in my Biocube 32.
Nice rock By Philip on 12/26/2017Philip would recommend this product to a friendJust got in 50 pounds of this Rock looks good well what survied UPS that is . Might have 30 pounds I can use and 20 of rubble for sump
Nice looking rock By Matthew on 12/9/2017Matthew would recommend this product to a friendRock was delivered in great condition. There were varying sizes and it is easy to stack.
Excellent selection By Curt on 11/23/2017Curt would recommend this product to a friendI ordered a small amount that I needed for some small little "frag islands". I know I can put requests for size, shape, etc in the order comments and they will do their best to match, but I didn't do that. They happened to just "know" exactly what I was looking for when they chose my pieces. Great rocks and great selection the shapes.
Food for thought By Lawrence on 11/23/2017Lawrence wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI ordered 20 pounds of this reef saver rock, well I got exactly that the scoccer ball size rock. Well I said to my self maybe I missed an option on the site for the rock to be divided in to multiple sizes to equal the 20 pounds. Nope. Well I tried breaking it in half with a flat head and hammer to no avail. Then I tired smashing it on the grown lol which only chipped it. So I gave away the soccer ball away. Let’s just say I won’t be ordering rocks unseen from only lol. I’m understand BRS cant cater to everyone’s specific rock needs but there should at least be a disclaimer.
Exactly what I wanted! By Ferrell on 11/20/2017Ferrell would recommend this product to a friendSpent days stacking rocks to my liking. Sets nice on other rocks. You can always find a spot to wedge it in and glue. Putty and Jurassic Gel makes the bond strong and tight. Easy to chip away the points to get it sitting flat and stable in your tank. Easy to bust into smaller pieces with hammer and chisel. Plus BRS ships free. Can’t say enough about service from them.
Worth the money! By Wally on 10/30/2017Wally would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use, free from pests, and aesthetically pleasing. I'd definitely recommend cooking this rock, or at the very least using it accompanied with live rock. Great stuff!
The Best By Raymond on 10/29/2017Raymond would recommend this product to a friendThis rock is amazing and beautiful, especially at its price. Fits together incredibly well
Worse than Swiss Cheese By Tim on 10/25/2017Tim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot sure if this applies to all pieces of Reef Saver Rock, but my order was as follows
The Reef Saver rock has a host of problems in my opinion. First, it was shipped full of dust. I suspect I was getting the "bottom of the barrel" but still. Soaking for hours and I still find cakes of mud. Second, it is too porous and soft. Picking up pieces with my fingers and it begins to crack off. Forget about trying to build pillars or stacking. And third, all of the pieces I ordered are worse than swiss cheese. The entire surface is covered in holes larger than 2-3" diameter. I can already see the detritus build-up in the holes that surround the entire piece of rock.
I much prefer the Pukani I was also shipped. Unless you are looking for rock that washes up on the beach after tumbling for years on end, look over Reef Saver.
Love it By richard on 10/16/2017richard would recommend this product to a friendBuilt part of my reef in 2011 with this love it and very cheap
Great Rock & Pricing By Bryan on 9/26/2017Bryan would recommend this product to a friendI was between this, and the pukani and I am really happy I chose the reef saver rock. Great customer service! They were very attentive to our comments (If you have a certain size request, let them know in the checkout comments!) Can't wait to aquascape with them!
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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
Would it be recommended to toss in a bit of live rock from a local pet store all into the container I'm going to be curing these in?
If yes - is only a heater and a couple powerheads sufficient for equipment, or do I need to introduce a filter now if wet live rock is included?
And lastly - would it make a difference if I include 1lb of live rock vs 5lb? Or only the rate at which the reef saver will become populated?
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
Thank you for your question.
A softball sized piece would weight about 2.5-3 lbs. The rock is a natural product so there would be some variation on the size.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Since this rock does not come out of the ocean, there really isn't anything to do but cure it in warm, circulated saltwater and you're good to go. Have a great day!
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The great thing about Reef Saver rock is that it is real reef rock. The advantage is that it comes from a land-based dead coral reef that is quarried in the US, so there is no impact to the ocean reef rock, and it's also significantly lower in residual organic material.
Have a great day!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.