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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Balacoo XP214Z8L935032Y7NKNND4N
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

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

[star rating="4.8"]
(6 Points)

2. Aqua Culture Caribbean Aquarium Gravel, 25 lb

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"So little by little."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! There is some sand and dirt mixed in. At least any visible to the naked eye. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail.

  • Aqua Culture Caribbean Aquarium Gravel, 25 lb
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. It will take you a while to properly clean. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

3. CNZ Aquarium Gravel Black & Flourescent Mix for Plant Aquariums, Landscaping, Home Decor, 0.25"-0.35...

User Ratings: 75 4

CNZ First Impressions

"I love it."

The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. Really like the coloring of them as well. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris.

  • CNZ Aquarium Gravel Black & Flourescent Mix for Plant Aquariums, Landscaping, Home Decor, 0.25"-0.35", 5-Pound
  • High quality polymer coated gravel for use in fresh water aquariums.
  • Ideal for home decor and a creative interior and exterior design. Use for flower arrangements, vase fillers, walkways, water features, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, swimming pool areas and many other areas. It could also be used as an accent to aquariums, water gardens, ponds, and terrariums.
  • Please rinse them before you put them in your fish tank.Size: Average size 0.25" - 0.35" Total weight approximately 5 pounds
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs Of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: CNZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

CNZ Final Thoughts

"Great product."

I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(351 Points)

4. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Marine Blue Gravel 5lb Bag

User Ratings: 63 10

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"Just as described."

For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. I WOULD recommend buying this item! This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Works great in my daughter aquarium.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Marine Blue Gravel 5lb Bag
  • Natural Aquarium Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Pure Water Pebbles Final Thoughts

"Thumbs up!"

I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. It will take you a while to properly clean. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. It will take you a while to properly clean.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(35 Points)

5. Imagitarium Purple Aquarium Gravel, 1 lb.

User Ratings: 47 33

Imagitarium First Impressions

"No more gnats."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. It will take you a while to properly clean. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • Imagitarium Purple Aquarium Gravel, 1 lb.
  • Made of non-toxic fish safe materials and colors
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Be prepared!"

One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. Really like the coloring of them as well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

Overall Score
3.1

[star rating="3.1"]
(6 Points)

6. SACKORANGE 2 LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock - Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, Small Decorative Pe...

User Ratings: 70 4

SACKORANGE First Impressions

"Didn't take long to wash."

I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. All n all, very happy with the purchase. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice.

  • SACKORANGE 2 LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock - Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, Small Decorative Pebbles, Mixed Color Stones,for Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers (32-Oz)
  • 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, whites and black rocks.you can add beauty to all your needs
  • Pebbles Decorative Stones Aquarium Gravel :Natural Stones,aquarium gravel ,river rocks,fish tank gravel,succulent soil ,paperwhite bulbs, potting soil,succulent soil mix,cactus soil,potting soil for indoor plants,vase filler,terrarium supplies.(rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, oval or round, thick or thin)
  • Add an extra beautiful: in flower arrangements, walkways, water features, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, 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.
  • Great accent for crafts: aquariums, rock gardens, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.
  • Perfect for home decor projects: floral arrangements, centerpieces, vases, bowls, apothecary jars, wedding buffet, display canisters, pillar candle in hurricane glass.
  • Manufacture: SACKORANGE
  • Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SACKORANGE
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

SACKORANGE Final Thoughts

"I haven't used this yet."

I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1299 Points)

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

User Ratings: 73 16

Pure Water Pebbles 70421 First Impressions

"Fast shipping as well."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Black 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles 70421
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Pure Water Pebbles 70421 Final Thoughts

"So it really is natural."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Will definitely purchase again when needed. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(8 Points)

8. Imagitarium Neon Purple Aquarium Gravel, 5 lbs

User Ratings: 88 4

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

Fast delivery and item true to description. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed.

  • Imagitarium Neon Purple Aquarium Gravel, 5 lbs
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 4.96 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"I love the color."

These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(103 Points)

9. Tonmp 2 lb Natural Polished White Stones 3/8" Gravel Size Polished River Rock Pebbles for Succulents...

User Ratings: 65 7

Tonmp First Impressions

"I got white."

But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. Fast delivery and item true to description. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good.

  • Tonmp 2 lb Natural Polished White Stones 3/8" Gravel Size Polished River Rock Pebbles for Succulents Cactus Bonsai. Decorative fillers. Aquariums and terrariums
  • 2 lb Natural Polished White Stones 3/8" Gravel Size
  • Each bag contains a wide variety of natural shapes and a beautiful white color
  • Pebbles are polished and coated in pure paraffin wax to enhance color and shine
  • The natural decorative polished white pebbles can refresh and beautify indoors.
  • These decorative river pebble rocks are great for interior or exterior garden beds, which can provide both moisture retention and better drainage to keep areas clean and beautiful.
  • Manufacture: Tonmp
  • Item Weight: 2.01 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tonmp
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Tonmp Final Thoughts

"Looks good in tank!"

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(34 Points)

10. BXI - Decorative Stones - Garden Yard Walkway Fish Tank Aquaruim - Gravel Pebble Rock - 2 Pounds

User Ratings: 76 3

BXI First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. At least any visible to the naked eye. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well.

  • BXI - Decorative Stones - Garden Yard Walkway Fish Tank Aquaruim - Gravel Pebble Rock - 2 Pounds
  • Weight: 2 pounds, about 1000 gram. Stone size: 3-6 mm. Material: glass sand. Volume: 0.22 gallons
  • Colorfast, non-Toxic, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Use indoor & outdoor. Shiny in water. Perfect decor for fresh & saltwater aquariums, ponds, terrariums, gardens, potted plants, vases, ash trays, crafts & hobbies...
  • For a fish tank with length of L'' & width of W'', 1'' thickness of stone layer needs L * W / 23 pounds of stones. E.g. for a 10''*10'' tank, 1'' stone layer needs 4.35 pounds of stones
  • Please rinse with water 3-4 times before putting in a fish tank
  • Manufacture: BXI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BXI
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

BXI Final Thoughts

"Look great."

The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(555 Points)

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