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AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock

AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock

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AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock Information

AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock is a 100% natural, eco-friendly live rock alternative that is perfect for all marine fish and reef aquarium systems.

This new base rock from AquaMaxx is professionally cleaned and dried to ensure no pesky hitchhikers, pests or algae are introduced into your saltwater aquarium. AquaMaxx dry rock is not man-made; it is real calcium carbonate limestone-structured aragonite we quarry in Florida, far away from living coral reefs. It is completely reef-safe and will not leach any undesirable contaminants into your delicate saltwater system.

AquaMaxx aquarium base rock does not affect the aquarium nitrogen cycle and may therefore be added to new aquariums and established tanks alike. AquaMaxx dry rock for saltwater aquariums is super porous with plenty of surface area to grow beneficial nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria to act as a biological filter to help maintain pristine water conditions in your tank.

Reef aquarium hobbyists get more bang for their buck with high porous, low density AquaMaxx aquarium rocks. You not only get more volume per pound, but fewer pounds are required to fill your aquarium compared to denser, heavier base rock for sale. AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock is a tremendous value, especially compared to live rock, since you do not have to pay for extra water weight and expedited shipping.

AquaMaxx environmentally friendly dry aquarium rock is harvested on land in Florida and only the best pieces are selected to sell for aquarium use. We handpick a variety of shapes and sizes to make aquascaping your reef tank fun and easy. AquaMaxx rock is full of nooks and crannies that offer great anchoring points for stacking rocks or placing coral frags. Aquarium epoxy molds easily to AquaMaxx aquarium dry rock allowing you to create elaborate pillars, sturdy shelves, interesting overhangs and cool caves.

Using AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock guarantees unwanted hitchhikers will not enter your tank, which is commonplace with live rock. Having no detrimental and difficult-to-remove aiptasia and majano anemones, fire worms, flatworms, mantis shrimp and pyramidellid snails in your aquarium is a huge advantage that will save you time, money and stress during the life of your tank.

AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock is available in 3 box sizes: 10 lbs, 25 lbs. and 50 lbs. We recommend 1 to 2 lbs. of rock per gallon of aquarium water. Please note the photos displayed on our website are merely representative of the rock you will receive so the actual size, shape and appearance will vary with each order.

To seed your aquarium with beneficial bacteria, just place a separate piece of quality live rock in your tank along with AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock or use a bacterial supplement to kickstart the cycling process. Soon your dry rock will be alive and beautiful!

  • 100% natural calcium carbonate limestone-structured aragonite dry rock
  • Safe for all marine fish and reef aquarium systems
  • Guaranteed not to introduce undesirable hitchhikers, like algae and aiptasia
  • Will not leach undesirable contaminants or affect the aquarium nitrogen cycle
  • Harvested on land in a Florida rock quarry so no damage comes to natural coral reefs
  • Less expensive and more environmentally friendly than live rock
  • You get more volume per pound than live rock so less is required to aquascape your aquarium
  • Natural pores aid in biological filtration, water circulation and provide hiding places for fish and invertebrate
  • Easily stackable to create one-of-a-kind aquascapes that feature pillars, shelves, overhangs and caves
  • The nooks and crannies in each rock make it easy to mount your favorite coral frags
  • Available in 3 box sizes: 10 lbs, 20 lbs. and 50 lbs.

Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.


AquaMaxx Limited Manufacturer Warranty
AquaMaxx will warrant all AquaMaxx products to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the original purchase date when purchased through an authorized AquaMaxx retailer. This warranty does not cover any damages caused by misuse, neglect, alterations or improper handling/transport/maintenance/installation. AquaMaxx does not cover personal injury, personal loss, or other damages associated with the use of these products.

AquaMaxx Dry Reef Rock Reviews

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/1/2014 from OLATHE, KS UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: one huge chunk and several medium sized pieces. some breakage from the shipping, but the breakage still resulted in very usable pieces for coral fraging.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/25/2014 from MONTGOMERY, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Upgraded my tank and needed more rock, this was the cheapest route, and turned out to be far better than I expected, I got two BIG pieces an above average piece and a small piece. Rinsed well and threw it right it. Would recommend to ANYONE, and will definitely purchase again if needed!!!

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Love this base rock!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/4/2014 from REDONDO BEACH, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This is a great base rock for anyone looking to start an aquarium without introducing live rock to your system. I ordered 25 lbs and received 3 very large pieces with only a few "rubble pieces". The rock is very porous and in addition it is very easy to chisel and sculpt into a design you want. I was able to make a couple of caves and attach coral shelves with a bit of reefsafe superglue. Very happy with this product and when I begin my 90G tank I will be buying more of this base rock!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/14/2014 from Chico, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Havent put in tank yet but came in with very liitle rubble and great sized pcs

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/22/2014 from Washington, DC UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This rock was easy to work with and had plenty of holes for critters and adding plugs and frags. It was also very easy to chisel and create shapes although I wish the order came with a little more differentiation between the shapes in the first place. It was packed very well. All good though.

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aquamaxx dry rock

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/28/2014 from LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This item was perfect for my tank, I only ordered 10lbs. , and it came in one piece. I wanted to try it and I am very impressed. It arrived the next day , was packed perfectly. Once placed in the tank it was very natural looking. Try it, and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Excellent item.

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Dry Rock 25lbs

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 3/27/2014 from Hillsboro, OR UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I had to laugh at how well they packaged the rock, because it was rock that was wrapped in bubble wrap. Anyway I got three large good pieces of rock and finishes off my 100g tank. Right now it stands out like a ghost in my tank but it has only been in the tank about a week. Fish love it, plenty of holes to easily and in frag plugs.

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Dry Reef Rock

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/4/2014 from CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I bought this as a cheaper version of "rock" for filler to place under more decorative rocks, but it's actually nice enough that once I get some purple on it, I think it will look great as show pieces. Nice surprise.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: When I received it I was really amazed at the generous amount I've got.It was actually a lot more than I expected and I'm very pleased with my purchase.I got a 30 gallon ordered about 25 pounds now I plan to get a 55 and get 50 pounds.I highly advice you to get this and same yourself money and time you won't regret it

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