Editor's Choice - Our Favorite BXI Aquarium Gravel

1. 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)

2. Estes Gravel Products AES06606 Este Marine Sand Black for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 76 2

Estes' 346001 First Impressions

"They look good in my pot!"

So will just see if color stays-God willing! I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. At least any visible to the naked eye. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES06606 Este Marine Sand Black for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • Great for marine and freshwater tanks
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Anchors down Plants
  • Black Color sand
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Estes' 346001
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Estes' 346001 Final Thoughts

"Wet vs dry."

Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank.

Overall Score
4.5

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

3. 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)

4. GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 78 4

GloFish 29087 First Impressions

"I recommend!"

It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Color is good contrast to the Beta.

  • GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound
  • Solid black gravel
  • 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 29087
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

GloFish 29087 Final Thoughts

"Nicely polished."

I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(4416 Points)

5. Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Aqua Blend)

User Ratings: 63

Monster Pet Supplies 2011 First Impressions

"Love the color."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. Overall I am happy with the gravel. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Aqua Blend)
  • 4.4 pound pouch
  • Manufacture: Roman
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 5.91 x 9.84 inches; 4.41 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Monster Pet Supplies 2011
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Monster Pet Supplies 2011 Final Thoughts

"VERY GOOD."

For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches.

Overall Score
4.5

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

6. Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 72 4

Spectrastone 40507 First Impressions

"Bright color."

The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. They are rocks, what more do you need. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

  • Spectrastone Special White 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 40507
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Spectrastone 40507 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs.

Overall Score
4.5

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

7. Worldwide Imports AWW70085 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Purple Passion,

User Ratings: 83 17

Worldwide Imports 29543 First Impressions

"Be careful!"

I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. Don't use any soaps or anything else. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70085 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Purple Passion,
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Worldwide Imports 29543
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Worldwide Imports 29543 Final Thoughts

"Happy gardening!"

It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. Overall I am happy with the gravel. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect.

Overall Score
4.3

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

8. 4.4LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Plant ...

COKACO First Impressions

"Fast shipping as well."

I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. 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 included a picture which doesn't do the product justice.

  • 4.4LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Plant Pots, Walkway, Pathway, Vase Fillers, Garden, Outdoor Décor(Mix Color) ix Color
  • ✥[NATURAL POLISHED PEBBLES]: These pebbles are natural lightly polished for smooth effect, Resists fading for long-lasting beauty. The color of this river rock is natural so there are variety of different color.
  • ✥[MULTI-FUNCTION PEBBLES]: 4.4 Pounds /size :1.18-1.57inch,They can be used as Aquarium Gravel, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, Garden Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks, Fish Tank Stones,Polished Gravel , Mixed Color for Landscaping Vase Fillers.
  • ✥[PERFECT HOME DECOR]:These river rocks with no sharp edges, It can be decorate in aquariums, rock gardens, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees. Add an extra beauty in your garden and house. Perfect home decor and a creative interior and exterior design ,helps you keep clean and nice all of your decoration places.
  • ✥[BEAUTIFUL MATERIAL FOR DECORATING]: Many things can be built and decorated with these natural stones. They blend their amazing texture and natural color with creativity and innovative DIY ideas and turn into striking accents and original designs. Wonderfully versatile for creative art projects such as flower arrangements, vase fillers, walkways, water features, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, swimming pool areas and etc.
  • ✥[Note/Tips]: These pebbles are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, thick or thin, oval or round. Any problem or question, we will be here to help you for 24 hours! :
  • Manufacture: COKACO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COKACO
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

COKACO Final Thoughts

"Happy gardening!"

Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. I WOULD recommend buying this item! Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Salt and Pepper

Pure Water Pebbles 70521 First Impressions

"Love these!"

Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Really like the coloring of them as well. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Salt and Pepper
  • 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; 24.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles 70521
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Pure Water Pebbles 70521 Final Thoughts

"Worked out great for me."

Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

Overall Score
5.0

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

10. POPETPOP Aquarium Pebbles Pink-Fish Tank Gravel Rock Crystal Stones for Fish Tank/Terrariums/Garden/...

User Ratings: 30 19

POPETPOP First Impressions

"I do not own fish."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Pebbles Pink-Fish Tank Gravel Rock Crystal Stones for Fish Tank/Terrariums/Garden/Flowerpot/Glassware/Vases Decoration (100g 5-7mm)
  • Pink gravel for fish tank,Exquisite color, making your fish tank more cute, easy to use.
  • These stones come from primary source, every single one is a crystal stone, never added glass in the natural stone.
  • High quality and durable: Made of high quality, can be reused for a long time.
  • Ideal for fish tanks rocks pebbles gravel, glow decor, ponds, yard, waterscapes, landscape decoration, potted plants, lighting a pathway or driveway, fairy garden glowing stones, crafts, etc.
  • Warm Tip: Dear buyer, natural crystal is baptised by wind and rain, natural growth of a kind of beauty, this beauty is not deliberately carved but naturally formed. So it won't be perfect, more or less there will be some crack . Sincerely hope that you can understand! Thank you!
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 0.28 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.2']

POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Beautiful gravel."

There is some sand and dirt mixed in. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(12 Points)

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