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
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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


(555 Points)

2. CNZ Polished Snow White 5 Pounds for Plant Aquariums Landscaping Home Decor, 0.8-1.5 inch

User Ratings: 53 10

CNZ First Impressions

"Great aquarium gravel!"

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. We bought this for a glo fish tank. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

  • CNZ Polished Snow White 5 Pounds for Plant Aquariums Landscaping Home Decor, 0.8-1.5 inch
  • Those high quality natural stones by CNZ are non-toxic and eco-friendly river rocks.
  • 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 0.8" - 1.5" Total weight approximately 5 pounds
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: CNZ
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CNZ Final Thoughts

"These are perfect."

Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect.

Overall Score
3.9


(77 Points)

3. 18 Pounds Black Decorative Pebbles Small Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,...

User Ratings: 79 5

CFKJ First Impressions

"It's what I ordered."

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Color is good contrast to the Beta. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon.

  • 18 Pounds Black Decorative Pebbles Small Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Decorative Stones,Pebbles,Decor Gravel for Landscaping (Black)
  • Color: Black; Weight: About 18.3 pounds; Size: About 0.2"- 0.37".
  • Add extra beauty to your indoors or outdoors: walkways, driveways, water features, ponds, water gardens, exposed aggregate flooring or walls and around swimming pools.
  • Great accent for crafts: rock gardens, flower arrangements, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.
  • Round and Smooth: These pebbles are easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges. Because of the shape, river rocks provide good drainage and is very attractive at the same time. River rocks are used in flower and garden beds and on walkways for erosion control.
  • 18 Pounds Black Decorative Pebbles Small Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Decorative Stones,Pebbles,Decor Gravel for Landscaping.
  • Manufacture: CFKJ
  • Item Weight: 18.51 pounds
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CFKJ Final Thoughts

"I love this substrate."

Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

Overall Score
4.5


(92 Points)

4. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Burgundy

User Ratings: 56 12

Pure Water Pebbles 70051 First Impressions

"I love this stuff."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Burgundy
  • 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; 24.6 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 70051 Final Thoughts

"Makes my fish tank glow."

I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

5. Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (SC3002) Red, 3 lbs

User Ratings: 58 20

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"Beautiful and natural."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

  • Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (SC3002) Red, 3 lbs
  • Approximately 1/8"
  • Color Stable
  • Will note effect PH
  • Color deviations are possible due to typographical reasons
  • For freshwater aquariums, terrariums, landscaping, floral and candle vase filler, hobbies and all decorative purposes.
  • Manufacture: Quartz Colors
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Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"Small black gravel."

I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine.

Overall Score
3.8


(12 Points)

6. 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
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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


(8 Points)

7. IPW Industries Inc. Compatible 10 Pound Box Replacement Filter Tank Gravel

IPW Industries Inc First Impressions

"Beautiful and natural."

I WOULD recommend buying this item! Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel.

  • IPW Industries Inc. Compatible 10 Pound Box Replacement Filter Tank Gravel
  • IPW Industries Inc. replacement garnet gravel for standard tanks
  • 10 pounds, standard amount for 9" diameter filter tank
  • For larger tanks, order more than 1 order
  • Under bed for filter media in backwashing filter tanks
  • Manufacture: IPW Industries Inc.
  • Item Weight: 10.58 pounds
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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IPW Industries Inc Final Thoughts

"About the size of."

Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Color is good contrast to the Beta. At least any visible to the naked eye. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 81 4

Carib Sea FBA_101 First Impressions

"Great for plants!"

Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel
  • Aids in the growth of corals
  • Buffers for the life of the aquarium
  • Helps maintain a proper pH of 8.2 without constant chemical additions
  • Discourages nuisance algae growth
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 17 inches; 17.7 Pounds
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Carib Sea FBA_101 Final Thoughts

"No more gnats."

It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. All n all, very happy with the purchase. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

Overall Score
4.7


(82 Points)

9. 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
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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


(14 Points)

10. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue

User Ratings: 74 8

Pure Water Pebbles 70251 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue
  • 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 70251 Final Thoughts

"I'm so glad I found this."

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. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Fast delivery and item true to description. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

Overall Score
4.2


(16 Points)

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