Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Balacoo Aquarium Gravel

1. Balacoo Aquarium Gravel Stone Natural Gravel Irregular Shape Polished Gravel for Outdoor Garden Land...

User Ratings: 78

Balacoo XP214Z8L935032Y7NKNND4N First Impressions

"I love the color."

It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light.

  • Balacoo Aquarium Gravel Stone Natural Gravel Irregular Shape Polished Gravel for Outdoor Garden Landscaping Vase Fillers Decoration Pink Purple
  • Natural Crushed Crystal Rocks Chips Stone Irregular Shape Crystal Pebbles Home Indoor Fish Tank Flowerpot Gravel Ornament Stone
  • The crystal stones are also great for DIY crafts.Ideal for fish tank, gardening, deskrop ornament, etc.
  • Durable and safe, for both fresh and salt water, easy for daily washing.
  • Also served as flowerpot stone, to make it more colorful.
  • Every gravel is unique and in smooth surface with polish process.
  • Manufacture: Balacoo
  • Product Dimensions: 5.51 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches; 1.05 Pounds
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Balacoo XP214Z8L935032Y7NKNND4N Final Thoughts

"I love this stuff."

I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Overall I am happy with the gravel. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

Overall Score
4.8


(6 Points)

2. Spectrastone Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 83 6

Spectrastone 915125 First Impressions

"Worked out great for me."

Worked great for my succulent gardens. Fast delivery and item true to description. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Color is good contrast to the Beta. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank.

  • Spectrastone Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Wilmar Gravel
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Spectrastone 915125 Final Thoughts

"There is none."

I WOULD recommend buying this item! The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

Overall Score
4.6


(38 Points)

3. Worldwide Imports AWW70115 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Marine Blue,

User Ratings: 54 4

Worldwide Imports 29547 First Impressions

"Nice gravel."

I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70115 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Marine Blue,
  • Worldwide Imports Natural Gravel
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Fresh & Saltwater Aquariums
  • Worldwide Imports Natural Gravel
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29547 Final Thoughts

"Worked like a charm."

Really like the coloring of them as well. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Stir periodically and then your good to go! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I've been using that for a few months now with my betta.

Overall Score
4.2


(18 Points)

4. Royal Ram Natural Pink Pea Gravel & Pebbles – (2 Pounds) Size 1/2" – for Interior Decor, Landsca...

User Ratings: 77 4

Royal Ram First Impressions

"And a great price."

I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium.

  • Royal Ram Natural Pink Pea Gravel & Pebbles – (2 Pounds) Size 1/2" – for Interior Decor, Landscaping, Vase Filler, Aquarium, Terrarium, Fairy Gardens, Succulents, Bonsai Trees
  • Suited for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, vase filler, flower arrangements and more.
  • 100% Natural - Not coated with dyes or chemicals.
  • Pebbles are approximately 1/2" in size. (Medium Size)
  • Pet friendly - Safe to use in pet enclosures, terrariums and aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Royal Ram
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
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Royal Ram Final Thoughts

"I do not like fish."

I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. There is some sand and dirt mixed in.

Overall Score
4.6


(47 Points)

5. Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch

User Ratings: 75 12

Carib Sea 008479008787 First Impressions

"Very nice gravel."

Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Really like the coloring of them as well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good.

  • Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch
  • Caribe Zen Garden 1/4-3/8-Inch, 5/5-pound
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Sizes and colors selected to re-create natural environments
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008787 Final Thoughts

"It's gravel."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Don't use any soaps or anything else. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

6. [18 Pounds] Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Outdoor Ornamental...

User Ratings: 81 2

CFKJ First Impressions

"Held its color when wet."

Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. So will just see if color stays-God willing! I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack.

  • [18 Pounds] Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Outdoor Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks, Polished Gravel, Mixed Color Stones,for Landscaping, Vase Fillers (20)
  • Weight: About 18 pounds. SIZE: About 1"-2".
  • Aquarium Gravel Pebbles Decorative Stones :Natural Stones,river rocks,fish tank gravel,aquarium gravel,succulent soil, potting soil,succulent soil mix,cactus soil,potting soil for indoor plants,vase filler.
  • Natural Polished Gravel:This river rocks are natural lightly polished for smooth effect, comes in a variety of natural colors, Resists fading for long-lasting beauty. The color of this river rock is natural so it may include a variety of different shades of browns, black and whites rocks.(rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, thick or thin, oval or round)
  • An alternative to mulch: Use indoors or outdoors,Pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden beds, round and soft easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges.
  • Add an extra beautiful: in flower arrangements, water features, walkways, walls or exposed aggregate flooring, around swimming pools it could also be used to as an accent to an aquariums, water gardens, ponds, and terrariums. Add an extra beauty in your garden or just outside your house. This is a perfect home decor and a creative interior and exterior design ,helps you keep clean and nice all of your decoration places.
  • Manufacture: CFKJ
  • Item Weight: 18.41 pounds
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CFKJ Final Thoughts

"The color is beautiful."

Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too.

Overall Score
4.7


(247 Points)

7. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Purple Frost

User Ratings: 60

Pure Water Pebbles 70431 First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. I WOULD recommend buying this item! Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. Overall I am happy with the gravel.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Purple Frost
  • Pure Water Pebbles Premium Freshwater Substrates
  • Natural Decorative Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating, Colorfast
  • Non-toxic, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Recommended Uses: Fresh & Saltwater Aquariums, Ponds, Terrariums, Gardens, Potted Plants, Vases, Ash Trays, Crafts & Hobbies
  • Manufacture: WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENT., INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 12 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 70431 Final Thoughts

"Gravel was as advertised."

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Really like the coloring of them as well. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

8. Mr. Fireglass White Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Lands...

Mr. Fireglass First Impressions

"Very easy to clean."

Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! Works great in my daughter aquarium. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Mr. Fireglass White Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Landscaping, Vase Filler, Fish Tank, 3/8 inch, 10 Pounds
  • 【Natural Polished Gravel with A Smooth Effect】 - These natural river stones are natural lightly polished and have a smooth finish with no rough edges, comes in natural milky white colors, long-lasting beauty.
  • 【Eco-Friendly & Safe to Use】 - Non-fading, non-degrade and non-toxic, round and soft with no sharp edges, it's also safe for kids that for some reason love to take and throw it.
  • 【Perfect Decoration】 - Add an extra beauty as decoration for any leisure spaces like gardens, lawn, walkways, fountains, terrariums, vase fillers, potted plants, craft projects. High gloss and brightness characteristics make it especially suitable for water features, shines in swimming pools, aquariums, water gardens, ponds etc.
  • 【An Upgrade To Mulch】 - Use indoors or outdoors, pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden bedsIt, does a wonderful job of covering the entire exposed aggregate flooring effectively hiding the unseemly pipes and tubes.
  • 【Easy To Clean】 - Rinse with water and we recommend rinsing 3-4 times before first use. Weight: 10 pounds, Stone size: 3/8 inch.
  • Manufacture: Mr. Fireglass
  • Item Weight: 10.08 pounds
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Mr. Fireglass Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Everyone ask where did i get that color. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. CCOSMIC 100 Pieces Fish Tank Rocks Aquarium Gravel Blue/Glow in The Dark Stones Pebbles for Outdoor ...

User Ratings: 57 14

CCOSMIC First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Overall I am happy with the gravel. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

  • CCOSMIC 100 Pieces Fish Tank Rocks Aquarium Gravel Blue/Glow in The Dark Stones Pebbles for Outdoor Decor, Aquarium Gravel, Fish Tank, Walkway Driveway Plant Pots Yard Garden Decoration
  • Charge in the sunshine: please kindly put all the gravels in the sun for about half an hour to make them charge fully for the first time use, then you can watch in the dark, they will glow brightly with blue light. They will last the glowing for about 2 -3 hours in the fully dark space. They can charge and glow repeatedly.
  • Non-Radioactive and Non-Toxic: made of long-afterglow luminous powder, polystyrene resin, which are non-toxic and do not contain any radioactive elements.Glow in the dark rocks are no harm to people, fish, birds and plants.
  • Surface groove process: for better and brighter glow, the surface of these fish tanks rocks have some tiny groove, please don't worry, this is not a flaw.
  • You will get: package includes approx. 100 pieces fish tanks rocks, glow blue in the dark, sufficient quantity for long time use, due to manual counting, there may be 2-3 errors.
  • Eco- Friendly and long shelf life : photoluminescent pebble aggregates create light requiring no electricity.This saves natural resources and is another eco-friendly benefit. It can be used repeatedly for several years, perfect choice for the driveway, floor or garden decorate, aquarium, fish tank, plant pots, bonsa, interior decoration.
  • Manufacture: Yiwu Mannan
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CCOSMIC Final Thoughts

"Ideal for my tank."

I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I recommend doing it in smaller portions. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time.

Overall Score
4.0


(37 Points)

10. Glofish Aquarium Gravel, Black with White Fluorescent, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 82 1

GloFish 29086 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate.

  • Glofish Aquarium Gravel, Black with White Fluorescent, 5-Pound Bag
  • Black gravel with white fluorescent (pearlescent) gravel highlights
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Black gravel with fluorescent accents
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Rinse gravel before using
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 9 inches; 5 Pounds
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GloFish 29086 Final Thoughts

"Thumbs up!"

All n all, very happy with the purchase. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Don't use any soaps or anything else. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Worked great for my succulent gardens.

Overall Score
4.7


(558 Points)

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