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. Imagitarium Blue Azure Pebble Glass Aquarium Gravel Accent Mix, 10 oz.

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Looks great."

Overall I am happy with the gravel. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. All n all, very happy with the purchase. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. Overall I am happy with the gravel.

  • Imagitarium Blue Azure Pebble Glass Aquarium Gravel Accent Mix, 10 oz.
  • Blue Azure Pebble Glass Aquarium Gravel Accent Mix from Imagitarium
  • Features smooth pebbles in a variety of glossy blue finishes
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine aquariums
  • Made of non-toxic, fish-safe materials and colors
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 10 ounces
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"No bubbles, no bad water."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Will definitely purchase again when needed.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 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
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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


(6 Points)

4. [18 Pounds] Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental...

User Ratings: 72 7

CFKJ First Impressions

"Love the color."

I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. All n all, very happy with the purchase. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack.

  • [18 Pounds] Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks, Mixed Color Fish Tank Stones,Polished Gravel for Landscaping (Multicolor)
  • Weight: About 18 pounds. SIZE: About 0.61"-1.18".
  • 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)
  • Aquarium Gravel Pebbles Decorative Stones :Natural Stones,river rocks,fish tank gravel,aquarium gravel,succulent soil, potting soil,succulent soil mix,Mixed Color Fish Tank Stones,cactus soil,potting soil for indoor plants,vase filler,Home Decoration.
  • 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.
  • 18 Pounds Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks, Mixed Color Fish Tank Stones,Polished Gravel for Landscaping Vase Fillers
  • Manufacture: CFKJ
  • Item Weight: 18.46 pounds
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CFKJ Final Thoughts

"No more gnats."

I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent.

Overall Score
4.4


(139 Points)

5. uxcell Aquarium Metal Sand Gravel Leveler Aquascaping Substrate Spatula 12.6"

User Ratings: 53

uxcell a14051300ux0804 First Impressions

"I haven't used this yet."

Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. This is the real deal mother earth approx. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface.

  • uxcell Aquarium Metal Sand Gravel Leveler Aquascaping Substrate Spatula 12.6"
  • Product Name: Aquarium Substrate Spatula; Length: 32cm/12.6inch
  • Forged stainless steel material with polished surface and will not suffer rust.
  • Double-sided spatula is great for grooming the substrate, suitable for home garden, fish tank, aquarium, pool use.
  • Small triangle spatula is to untie intertwined stem plants. Help to create smooth substrate slopes and terraces. Dynamics concerned design, specially designed delicate end, provides easy and convenient operation.
  • Rinse and dry after each use. Put it away from and pets.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a14051300ux0804 Final Thoughts

"Ideal for my tank."

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Works great in my daughter aquarium. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. Spectrastone Permaglo Orange Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 54 11

Spectrastone 20505 First Impressions

"That's all I can say."

I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Orange 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
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Spectrastone 20505 Final Thoughts

"I do not like fish."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.2


(28 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. Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 77 8

Spectrastone 40707 First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl.

  • Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Will not affect PH
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Spectrastone 40707 Final Thoughts

"Worked out great for me."

Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away.

Overall Score
4.4


(36 Points)

9. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Snow White

User Ratings: 76 7

Pure Water Pebbles 70012 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Fast delivery and item true to description. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Snow White
  • 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: 7 x 4.4 x 1.4 inches; 1.75 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 70012 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not.

Overall Score
4.4


(87 Points)

10. CNZ Aquarium Natural River Gravel

User Ratings: 75 4

CNZ 4346797571 First Impressions

"I haven't used this yet."

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. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

  • CNZ Aquarium Natural River Gravel
  • Aids in propagation of beneficial bacteria
  • Adds depth and beauty to aquariums, water gardens, ponds and terrariums
  • Made by nature river pebble stone, average size: 0.2-0.4 inch
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: CNZ
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CNZ 4346797571 Final Thoughts

"It's just what I wanted."

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light.

Overall Score
4.6


(198 Points)

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