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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.
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.
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.
Good rock for the price By Jace h. on 9/20/2017Jace h. would recommend this product to a friendI have had this rock in 2 of my tanks and each times it's been great ! Cutting and drilling is a bit of a pain, but just use a tile saw and some water and it cuts up nicely, I've always made sure to soak it in RODI for a week then in heater saltwater for a week , probs over kill but can be too careful, plus it saves on dust
Saves the reef but that's about it By nubbia on 9/11/2017nubbia wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOrdered 20 lbs of reef saver a few weeks ago, specifying in the order that I'd like a mix of small pieces as I'm setting up a nano tank.
Let's start with the good: rock was well packed, only a few small pieces broke off. Also, it has minimal environmental impact which was the most important thing for me.
The bad: Despite my request, I got two massive pieces and one medium sized one. Zero aquascaping potential, had to stick the three pieces in the tank as they were. Also, the rock I got is significantly less porous than what's on the pictures here.
Overall, I would think twice before ordering again
Great rock By jason on 8/25/2017jason would recommend this product to a friendGreat quality dry rock came in nice sizes not small chunks and very speedy delivery with the free shipping
Very nice rock By farcluun on 7/30/2017farcluun would recommend this product to a friendNow turned into live rock, fit well with my existing rock. Very happy.
porous clean rock By Traclly on 7/26/2017Traclly would recommend this product to a friendif you are looking for porous clean rock I suggest this. I was happy with it.
Very happy with the rock good size packaged well good price By Julie on 7/22/2017Julie would recommend this product to a friendVery happy with the rock good size packaged well good price
Worth the 2.59 By Jarod on 7/19/2017Jarod would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 45 lbs of this to set up my new Red Sea and honestly the only complaint I have is that I didn't request smaller sizes.. I received about 3 football size rocks and 3 2x softball sizes. For the price I'm not expecting glamorous rock but I expect some quality. And this hits the spot, easy to stack and give some interesting aquascape design possibilities since u can almost always find a place to rest it in
Nice rock, easy aqua scape By Alexander on 7/13/2017Alexander would recommend this product to a friendBeing on a limited amount of cash, with BRS'S free shipping ordering rock and others things are easy, I placed an order for some rock and asked for fist size. Most of it was fist size. The rock stack together super easy. Don't wait just buy!
Diatoms Forever By Kristopher on 7/7/2017Kristopher wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter 3 months these rocks are still causing random diatom blooms. It's kind of frustrating. This is my 2nd tank & the first time I have used dry rock. There should be some kind of disclaimer that says it make take 6 months for the rock to settle.
JUST AWESOME!!! By Dewayne on 7/6/2017Dewayne would recommend this product to a friendI picked up 10 lb (which was 2 good size pieces and 1 smaller piece) of this BRS Reef Saver rock and I could not be more impressed! The size and shape of the rock pieces are amazing and the porosity is insane! Tons of holes and areas for coral placement as well as for locking the rocks together for rockscape. The ONLY disappointment for me was that I already had a bunch of rock from a previous build, otherwise I would have gone full Reef Saver for my tank.. You will NOT find a better quality less expensive option ANYWHERE!
Nice rock! By Steve on 6/20/2017Steve would recommend this product to a friendNice rock that is easy to scape with.
Reef Saver Rock By wrestle1952 on 6/12/2017wrestle1952 would recommend this product to a friendThis is coming 6 months after my purchase. I used reef saver rock for the first time in setting up my Red Sea Max 260E. I am more than thrilled with my decision. The rocks are currently in the process of being covered in coralline algae. I set up my tank and knew I was going SPS all the way. I have had NO struggles with algae, unwanted critters (with the exception of one nuisance anemone brought in on a coral), or other such things. I plan on setting up two more smaller tanks. One for softies the other lps. This is my go to rock. I will NEVER start another tank again WITHOUT BRS reef saver rock.