Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Bulk Aquarium Gravel

1. Natural Mix Color Undrilled Fluorite Polished Gravel Stone Irregular Shaped Rocks for Fish Aquariums...

User Ratings: 64 4

Mimosa First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

Very random shapes and colors that blend well. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm.

  • Natural Mix Color Undrilled Fluorite Polished Gravel Stone Irregular Shaped Rocks for Fish Aquariums & Tank Decorations|Substrate for Air Plants|Vase Fillers|DIY Jewelry|Wish Bottles Fillers|410 Grams
  • Fluorite Gravel Bulk Sale: Net Weight: 410 Grams(1Pound). Size: 9-15mm(0.35’’-0.59’’). This is Beautiful Set That Came with Bonus Crystals, Such as Selenite Stick, Tumbled Crystal and So on.
  • Range of Color: Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Brown, Gray, or a Mix of Colors.
  • An Excellent Stone for Aquarium: The Tumbled, Polished, and Irregular Fluorite Chips Stones Create a Colorful and Natural Base for yours fish Tank. Proven, Quality filtration. Rinse Gravel Before Using.
  • More Application: Substrate for Air Plants , Vase Fillers, Wish Bottles Fillers. Home Decor, Landscape and DIY Jewelry. Perfect for All Enthusiasts.
  • 100% Money-back Guarantee: Your Purchase Is Backed by Our Guarantee That You Are Fully Satisfied with Your Purchase or Receive Your Money Back. Excellent Gift Enjoyable for You and Your Loved One.
  • Manufacture: Mimosa Co.,Ltd
  • Item Weight: 1.15 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mimosa
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Mimosa Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

This is the real deal mother earth approx. It will take you a while to properly clean. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris.

Overall Score
4.3

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Bulk Aquarium Gravel

2. Hygloss Products, Inc 22161 Bucket of Aquarium & Craft Gravel, 1 lb, Red

User Ratings: 66 4

Hygloss Products 22161 First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks.

  • Hygloss Products, Inc 22161 Bucket of Aquarium & Craft Gravel, 1 lb, Red
  • VIBRANT BULK GRAVEL – This 1 pound Bucket O’ Gravel comes in a variety of fun colors.  The aquarium gravel comes packed in a reusable plastic container.
  • SAFE FOR FISH TANKS – Add some color and style to your fish tank that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  The aquarium gravel is safe for fish.
  • ARTS & CRAFTS GRAVEL – Use the colorful gravel in school or at home to create picture frames, vases, planter boxes or potted plants, album covers, notebooks and more!
  • EASY TO PAINT & GLUE – You can paint and glue the decorative gravel to make collages and other fun projects.  They stick easily, with craft glue, to poster board, cardboard, paper and more.
  • MADE IN THE USA – The Hygloss Products Bucket O' Gravel is proudly made in the USA.  The goal is to make sure you are getting a product of unrivaled quality at a great price.
  • Manufacture: Hygloss Products
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hygloss Products 22161
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Hygloss Products 22161 Final Thoughts

"I love the color."

I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I WOULD recommend buying this item! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

Overall Score
4.3

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

3. CJGQ 20 lb Bulk Bag Black Pebbles for Plants Aquarium Gravel Fish Tank 1"- 1.5" Garden Natural River...

User Ratings: 68 2

CJGQ First Impressions

"Looks great!"

The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Will definitely purchase again when needed. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • CJGQ 20 lb Bulk Bag Black Pebbles for Plants Aquarium Gravel Fish Tank 1"- 1.5" Garden Natural River Rocks Decorative Polished Stones
  • 【NATURAL STONES】- These black stones are non-toxic and eco-friendly river rocks. Their natural attribute will make them last longer because they will not deteriorate like mulch does.
  • 【WIDE USES】Common applications include succulent containers, and potted plants,aquariums and terrariums.It is perfect for home decor and a creative interior and exterior design.
  • 【COLOR & SIZE】The black river rocks range in length approx from 1" to 1.5" Rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, oval or round, thick or thin.Weight: 20 pounds.
  • 【SURFACE】 Pebbles are polished and coated in pure paraffin wax to enhance color and shine.
  • 【ABOUT US】Provides quality products and efficient after-sales service.If you're not satisfied with our products,please contact us, we will provide you with a solution as soon as possible.
  • Manufacture: CJGQ
  • Item Weight: 21.1 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CJGQ
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

CJGQ Final Thoughts

"I recommend!"

I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. MIMOSA Aquarium Gravel, Tumbled Fluorite, 2-Pound, 0.35’’-0.59’’

User Ratings: 71 10

Mimosa First Impressions

"Beautiful gravel."

This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water.

  • MIMOSA Aquarium Gravel, Tumbled Fluorite, 2-Pound, 0.35’’-0.59’’
  • Fluorite Gravel Bulk Sale: Net Weight: 2 Pounds; Quantity: 1 Pack in box; Size: 9-15mm(0.35’’-0.59’’).
  • Range of Color: Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Brown, Gray, or a Mix of Colors.
  • An Excellent Stone for Aquarium: The Tumbling, Polished, and Irregular Fluorite Chips Stones Create a Colorful and Natural Base for yours fish Tank. Proven, Quality filtration. Rinse Gravel Before Using.
  • More Application: Substrate for Air Plants , Vase Fillers, Wish Bottles Fillers. Home Decor, Landscape and DIY Jewelry. Perfect for All Enthusiasts.
  • 100% Money-back Guarantee: Your Purchase Is Backed by Our Guarantee That You Are Fully Satisfied with Your Purchase or Receive Your Money Back. Excellent Gift Enjoyable for You and Your Loved One.
  • Manufacture: MIMOSA LLC
  • Item Weight: 1.78 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mimosa
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Mimosa Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. Spectrastone Deep River Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 55 10

Spectrastone 11512 First Impressions

"So little by little."

Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

  • Spectrastone Deep River Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.25 x 1.5 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 11512
  • Quality [star rating='3.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Spectrastone 11512 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. We bought this for a glo fish tank. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

Overall Score
4.1

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

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29086
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

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

7. ISHOWStore Glowing Pebbles Stones, Garden Walkway Decoration Glow in The Dark for Aquarium Fish Tank...

User Ratings: 59 41

ISHOWStore First Impressions

"There is none."

I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. Really like the coloring of them as well.

  • ISHOWStore Glowing Pebbles Stones, Garden Walkway Decoration Glow in The Dark for Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Decorations, 100pcs/ 200pcs,Many Colours (100pcs, Blue)
  • 1. Ishowstore Glowing Pebbles Stones - Absorb sunlight during the day and light up at night, and they will glows for up to 2-3 hours after normal daylight exposure.
  • 2. Perfect for waterscapes, landscape decoration, potted plants, edge a flower bed, lighting a pathway or driveway, gardens, crafts, aquariums, etc.
  • 3. Package can come in 100PCS or 200PCS, you can choose. And many beautiful colous for option,too.
  • 4. Our pebbles look very pretty and attractive at night Fill the garden scattered with these stones to get the best look in your garden.
  • 5. The stones life up to 15 years.Please note:THE PEBBLES STONES need direct sunlight to "charge."
  • Manufacture: Ishowstore
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ISHOWStore
  • Quality [star rating='2.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

ISHOWStore Final Thoughts

"Happy gardening!"

I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. We bought this for a glo fish tank. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(2 Points)

8. Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, 2.2Pounds Decorative Pebbles River Rock Stones fish tank gravel

User Ratings: 57 10

Shindel First Impressions

"But it was horrible."

I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

  • Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, 2.2Pounds Decorative Pebbles River Rock Stones fish tank gravel
  • Made of High Quality Natural Stones By Royal Imports is Non-toxic and and Eco-friendly River Rocks.
  • Natural stones in assorted natural colors Perfect for candles and tables centerpieces - includes 2 pounds of large size decorative stones.
  • Rocks range from tiny 0.5inch pebbles to 2 inch rocks. (Note: Miniatures are small items that pose potential choking hazards to small children. They are not toys.)
  • Pebbles are also perfect for any arts & crafts project and looks great on sketchbooks, invitations, and any other project. River rocks make the perfect addition to any fish aquarium, as well as being excellent vase fillers. Looks great around home candles or patios.
  • USE FOR: 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.
  • Item Weight: 2.18 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Shindel
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Shindel Final Thoughts

"It's just what I wanted."

I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

Overall Score
4.0

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

9. Imagitarium Aztec Bronze Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 68

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Nicely polished."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Imagitarium Aztec Bronze Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Aztec Bronze Aquatic Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment for fresh and saltwater fish
  • Promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which breaks down waste
  • Reduces the amount of unhealthy debris in the water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Excellent purchase."

Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

Overall Score
4.5

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

10. Spectrastone Special Light Blue Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 76 2

Spectrastone 40508 First Impressions

"Nice gravel."

I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium.

  • Spectrastone Special Light Blue Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.25 x 1.5 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 40508
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Spectrastone 40508 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(79 Points)

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