Editor's Choice - Our Favorite CaribSea Aquatics Aquarium Gravel

1. Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 64 8

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water.

  • Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Enjoy a piece of the Rio Negro as it winds its way through dark and brooding jungles
  • Dramatic black sand rivers and beaches grace the flanks of verdant tropical islands capped by smoldering volcanoes
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 13 inches; 20 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 Final Thoughts

"I do not own fish."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(47 Points)

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2. CaribSea Aquatics 36889 Super Naturals Sri Lanka Gravel, 5 lb

CaribSea Aquatics 36889 First Impressions

"Look great."

It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project.

  • CaribSea Aquatics 36889 Super Naturals Sri Lanka Gravel, 5 lb
  • Ideal for most all freshwater aquaria including discus tetras angelfish water turtles rays Plants cichlids and more
  • May also be used in marine or African cichlid aquariums
  • Ph. Neutral - will not increase carbonate hardness
  • Unique sand sized grains resist Collection of detritus Fish waste and Food within substrate bed making maintenance easier
  • No artificial dyes or paints to flake off
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 64 x 21 inches; 64 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 36889 Final Thoughts

"Nice gravel."

For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 64 8

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water.

  • Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Enjoy a piece of the Rio Negro as it winds its way through dark and brooding jungles
  • Dramatic black sand rivers and beaches grace the flanks of verdant tropical islands capped by smoldering volcanoes
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 13 inches; 20 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 Final Thoughts

"I do not own fish."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(47 Points)

4. 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
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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


(4 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
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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


(45 Points)

6. Vellenty Products 2LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock Stones - Natural Polished Fish Tank Rocks for Terra...

User Ratings: 49 14

Vellenty Products First Impressions

"Great aquarium gravel!"

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! At least any visible to the naked eye. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water.

  • Vellenty Products 2LB Aquarium Gravel River Rock Stones - Natural Polished Fish Tank Rocks for Terrarium - Decorative Pebbles for Potted Plant & Landscaping - Aquarium Substrate for 5-15 Gallon Tanks
  • ✅ [EASY TO CLEAN] - These pebbles are made natural with quality polish. They can be easily cleaned by rinsing 3-4 times with water. Wash pebbles before and after use. Pure paraffin wax coating on pebbles maintain smoothness & shine for long term use.
  • ✅ [USE ANYWHERE] - These pebbles are very versatile and can be used both indoor and outdoor. Can be used for fish tanks, terrarium, potted plants, walkway, vase, crafts, and art projects. Garden use prevents soil breakdown and facilitates watering.
  • ✅ [MIXED COLOR] - Variety of colors such as yellow, marble, grey, white, and black. These mixed color pebbles complement many other river rocks and aquarium decorations. Also complements indoor house decorations like succulents, pots, and artworks.
  • ✅ [SPECIFICATIONS] - Each pebble measures approx. 1 inch (2-4 cm). Single order weighs 2LB (32-OZ) in a mesh bag. Pebbles are made natural and come in many different shapes and sizes varying from thin to thick, oval, and round. Multi-purpose stones!
  • ✅ [GUIDELINE FOR FISH TANKS] - In order to create a 1-inch layer of pebbles, refer to the following information. For 5-Gallon Tanks, 2 bags will be required. For 10-Gallon Tanks, 4 bags will be required. For 15-Gallon Tanks, 6 bags will be required.
  • Manufacture: Vellenty Products
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Vellenty Products Final Thoughts

"Nice rocks for my BioOrb."

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. They are rocks, what more do you need. I half rinse it and put it in my tank.

Overall Score
3.7


(22 Points)

7. SACKORANGE 2 Pounds Natural Decorative Polished White Pebbles, 3/8" Gravel Size, Small Decorative Ri...

User Ratings: 81

SACKORANGE First Impressions

"Wet vs dry."

Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta.

  • SACKORANGE 2 Pounds Natural Decorative Polished White Pebbles, 3/8" Gravel Size, Small Decorative River Rock Stones for Fresh Water Fish Animal Plant Aquariums, Landscaping, Home Decor etc.
  • 2 LB Polished White Pebbles, Natural Decorative Gravel River Rock for Plants, Landscaping, Vase Fillers
  • Using them in your potted plants such as succulents, bamboo, etc., fairy gardens, terrariums, clear vases, and sidewalk.
  • 3/8" average size is perfect for small applications
  • pebbles with naturally highly polished are both elegant and beautiful, perfect for decorative uses, drainage, and soil cover.
  • You can enjoy safer, prettier, and larger quantities of pebbles with less money
  • Manufacture: SACKORANGE
  • Item Weight: 1.5 pounds
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SACKORANGE Final Thoughts

"Beautiful and natural."

But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

8. Fish Tank Gravel ,Aquarium Vacuum Gravel,Natural Polished Decorative Pebbles Stone Rock for Plan...

User Ratings: 84 5

StarRoad First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Fast delivery and item true to description. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great!

  • Fish Tank Gravel ,Aquarium Vacuum Gravel,Natural Polished Decorative Pebbles Stone Rock for Plants Pots,Outdoor Garden Walkaway Pavenment (2-LB Bag)
  • Manufacture: StarRoad
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StarRoad Final Thoughts

"Exactly as pictured."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7


(30 Points)

9. 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
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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


(1299 Points)

10. Seachem Flourite Black Clay Gravel - Stable Porous Natural Planted Aquarium Substrate 15.4 lbs

User Ratings: 76 2

Seachem 3725 First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. They are rocks, what more do you need.

  • Seachem Flourite Black Clay Gravel - Stable Porous Natural Planted Aquarium Substrate 15.4 lbs
  • GRAVEL: Seachem Flourite Black is a specially fracted stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium. Its appearance is best suited to planted aquaria, but may be used in any freshwater aquarium environment.
  • AQUARIUM BED: Gravel modifiers such as laterite are not necessary when using Seachem Flourite Black as this product is most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels.
  • SET-UP: When adding water to the aquarium, fill slowly to avoid disturbing Flourite Black substrate bed. Place a bowl in the aquarium and add water directly to the bowl, allowing water to overflow softly on to the gravel bed. Initial cloudiness is normal, but to remove this simply use mechanical filtration
  • COMPATIBLE: Flourite Black substrates will work fine with an under gravel filter and will not soften or decompose to an unsuitable state within your tank.Flourite substrates will work fine with an UGF
  • SAFETY: Seachem Flourite Black is not chemically coated or treated, thus does not alter the pH of the water. Flourite Black is beneficial for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.75 x 1.75 inches; 15.43 Pounds
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Seachem 3725 Final Thoughts

"Held its color when wet."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. It will take you a while to properly clean. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

Overall Score
4.6


(1224 Points)

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