MarcoRocks Introduces Retail-Ready 40-Pound Boxes

08 Apr, 2022

A pallet of MarcoRocks in new 40 lb. boxes, almost ready to depart the new Florida warehouse of MarcoRocks, and headed for a local fish shop near you.
A pallet of MarcoRocks in new 40 lb. boxes, almost ready to depart the new Florida warehouse of MarcoRocks, and headed for a local fish shop near you.

MarcoRocks is well known for offering a land-based dry-rock alternative to traditional wild-harvested or aquacultured live rock. Now, the company has introduced new packaging to offer retailers and aquarists a convenient way to transport and house this staple product of the marine aquarium hobby.

via MarcoRocks

Our new retail ready, warehouse, and UPS friendly 40lb boxes are now shipping. If you don’t see them at your favorite store ask them to contact us! Three of MarcoRocks’ dry-rock options are now available in this easy-to-transport, easy-to-store, easy-to-sell packaging:

New ReefSaver Rock 40 lb. box.
New ReefSaver Rock 40 lb. box.

ReefSaver Rock – A natural rock that is harvested on land from an ancient reef system buried when the Florida landmass was formed. Our rock is a “green” sustainable product. Since it is not harvested from a marine environment, it has no negative impact on our delicate reef or marine ecosystem. Combine this with our unique no-chemicals cleaning and processing and you get great looking rock, totally pest and organic free, that’s also environmentally friendly.

New Foundation Rock 40 lb. box.
New Foundation Rock 40 lb. box.

Foundation Rock – A natural top and a smooth cut bottom make it the perfect choice for building up a reef scape. Use these pieces to begin your aquascape. The flat bottom offers a firm first layer to build up from.

New Premium Shelf Rock 40 lb. box.
New Premium Shelf Rock 40 lb. box.

Premium Shelf Rock – Lends itself to that perfect shelf scape that is reminiscent of a multi-tiered reef scene. We recommend stacking the rocks as perfectly horizontal as possible and cementing them together at key junctions with our E-Marco-400 mortar. Grey is perfect for new scapes, pink for established reefs. For best results place these rocks over our ReefSaver Foundation Rocks.

What’s in the box?

Each box contains an assortment of pieces ranging in size from approximately 6 to 12 inches.

An example of a larger-size Reef Saver Rock that you might find in a box.
Another example of "what's in a box"; a quick aquascape put together with Shelf Rock.
Another example of “what’s in a box”; a quick aquascape put together with Shelf Rock.

We are excited to share that we have gone away from utilizing bubble wrap in our packaging and utilize recycled cardboard fill to keep rocks safe during transit. We’re extremely proud to have eliminated our reliance on single-use plastic.

Bubble wrap has been replaced by recycled cardboard fill, eliminating single-use plastic from all MarcoRocks packaging.
Bubble wrap has been replaced by recycled cardboard fill, eliminating single-use plastic from all MarcoRocks packaging.

Vendors still have the option to buy MarcoRock in bulk and allow their customers to cherry-pick their rock; this is also how to get larger rocks.

Coming Soon…

MarcoRocks is also offering boxes of small Reef Saver and small Shelf rock that are meant to be utilized by reefkeepers interested in creating negative-space aquascapes (NSA scaping). These boxes feature more and smaller pieces in the 3-5 inch range. For now, these assortments are in our old style “craft brown with a label” boxes, but will soon be added to the new line of packaging.

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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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