- BRS Tonga Jumbo 30”+ Shelf Dry Live Rock (RETIRED)
Tonga Jumbo 30"+ Shelf Rock has a minimum diameter at its longest point of 30" or larger.
Sold by the Pound - Minimum order 40 lbs
Unable to ship to Canada
Jumbo 30"+ shelf is, perfect for overhangs, caves and holding lots of corals in large tanks. Free of nuisance algae and pests. Shelf with base pieces is more three dimensional than the flatter plate pieces. For jumbo pieces, please specify your request in the comments area during checkout. We are unable to guarantee pieces with or without bases over 20 inches. Customer service will contact you for more details if required.
Rock Selection: Due to the wide variety of unique sizes and shape of this rock it is impossible to fulfill orders to exact dimensions but we are happy to make every attempt to get as close as possible if you leave notes on what you are looking for in the order comments section of the checkout.
Shipping Notes: Tonga Shelf can be fragile. BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Tonga Shelf. 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.
BRS recommends curing all rock before being used in an established system
Like all of our dry rock Tonga Shelf is 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.
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 Tonga Shelf Dry Live Rock, we suggest 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.
Picking: When ordering rock any notes for size, shape, or concerns can be left in the "Order Comments" field during check-out step #3. Our picking department will do the best to follow the notes on the order. Please note that all Large 30" + Shelf Rock will have a diameter of at least 30" at its longest point.
Shipping: Tonga Shelf can be fragile. BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Tonga Shelf. However, we have no control how UPS handles it and it may break during shipping. Unfortunately, this is not covered by insurance so we are unable to replace broken pieces.
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.
Sturdy Large Shelf Rock By Psylacus on 4/23/2018Psylacus would recommend this product to a friendSo first off, I ordered a 80 pound piece. They sent me a 87 pound piece because it was the best fit piece. First off they are giant disk shape pieces of coral/rock. The piece was so big it took two of us to gently pick it up out of the box. Due to its size and heaviness I would suggest gloves. Now the piece itself is awesome, has some shells encrusted in it and all sorts of other stuff from the ocean.
Beautiful piece that I could even cut and half if I want. To warn you - if you want a giant rock there at 30 inches across so make sure your tank is big enough for them, else wise get the smaller ones. Look forward to putting this into my tank and building some stuff around it.
not good...don't buy ...not likethe pictures By Michael on 5/15/2017Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis is the worse "shelf" rock I've ever seen...It's nothing like the picture...basically heavy slabs of concrete that is so heavy that you have to pile a ton of rocks on one end to "cantilever" in out into the tank....I didn't get one stem like the picture shows...however I used a tube of epoxy and putty and could never get the heavy rock to stay...too thick and too heavy for use...these will probably just go to the dump. very very disappointed....
Unbelievable By Gregory on 10/14/2016Gregory would recommend this product to a friendTwo rocks and my 125 gallon AquaScape is done!
Resulting in the best looking AquaScape I could of ever hoped for.
Great Stuff. By Asa on 5/17/2016Asa would recommend this product to a friendThat stuff was great. You DO need to figure out what sizes will fit your needs and communicate that when you order this product. I ordered 30” plates that needed to be less than 15” wide and that is what I got. They were BIG and had a nice shape too, very natural. Finally, the staff was a pleasure to work with as well.
Awesome By Jack on 5/13/2016Jack would recommend this product to a friendTold BRS the size of my tank and I got 3 awesome pieces. Can not wait to aquascape with them. Very pleased with my order
Nice Pieces and Just what I explained I wanted in the note! By BadFishy on 4/28/2016BadFishy would recommend this product to a friendI asked BRS for specific size pieces and that's what I got. A good variety was sent and it fit my needs exactly!
good deal By Rhody on 4/25/2016Rhody would recommend this product to a friendFor $5.78, I got two good size sections of flat shelf sections.wiblfo
Good looking By Mike on 4/22/2016Mike would recommend this product to a friendVery porous , good for aquascaping .
Sps can mount easily.
Great rock By Alan on 4/21/2016Alan would recommend this product to a friendGot a lot of different shapes and sizes. Highly recommended.
Great for coral placement By jeremiah on 4/20/2016jeremiah would recommend this product to a friendIts definitely not the most porous rock but i used the pukani for that need. I recieved 3 very nice pieces. I am pleased. Really one of a kind pieces
Awesome By Redick on 4/20/2016Redick would recommend this product to a friendGot exactly what I needed. Nothing wrong with this product!
Great Product - Great Service By RJS6711 on 4/7/2016RJS6711 would recommend this product to a friendI love BRS. I read some of the reviews left by other folks and added a description of what I was trying to achieve (as they suggest) in terms of aquascaping for my Reefer 350. Unlike most online retailers, BRS took my request into account and selected pieces for me that fit my needs. That is going way above and beyond. Again, I love this company. I can't wait to get these pieces into my tank. Thank you BRS for the world-class service.
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Roughly how many rocks would 30 lbs be?
I'm setting up a large reef. 200 Gal. Why and how should dry rock be installed. I keep hearing about an acid bath . Exactly what is that? And is it necessary.