Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Estes' Aquarium Gravel

1. 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
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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


(291 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Estes' Aquarium Gravel

2. Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound

User Ratings: 46

Estes' 346058 First Impressions

"I'm so glad I found this."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Everyone ask where did i get that color. This is the real deal mother earth approx. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound
  • Formulated for Russian, Greek, Sulcata, Leopard and Pancake Tortoises. Added vitamins and minerals; No artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors or preservatives
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Age Range Description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' 346058 Final Thoughts

"And a great price."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks.

Overall Score
3.9


(5 Points)

3. Estes Gravel Products AES70513 5-Piece Este Carved Rainbow Aquarium Stones, Large

User Ratings: 32 40

Estes' 346065 First Impressions

"They look good in my pot!"

I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES70513 5-Piece Este Carved Rainbow Aquarium Stones, Large
  • Will not affect for use in freshwater aquariums; Non-Toxic coating; A very quality product from the manufacturer.
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' 346065 Final Thoughts

"There is a simple remedy."

Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs.

Overall Score
3.1


(3 Points)

4. ESTES GRAVEL BLUE JEAN GRAVEL 5LB

Estes' First Impressions

"These rocks are perfect!"

I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris.

  • ESTES GRAVEL BLUE JEAN GRAVEL 5LB
  • Estes
  • Aquarium Assessory
  • Gravel Blue Jean 5 Pound
  • Manufacture: ESTES GRAVEL (WILMAR)
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Estes' Final Thoughts

"Very nice!"

Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. Everyone ask where did i get that color. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. Spectrastone Special Red Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 81 4

Spectrastone 40701 First Impressions

"Happy gardening!"

The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. I half rinse it and put it in my tank.

  • Spectrastone Special Red Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Package Height : 49.0 Cm
  • Package Length : 7.0 Cm
  • Package Width : 26.0 Cm
  • Product Type : Pet Supplies
  • Country Of Origin : United States
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Spectrastone 40701 Final Thoughts

"Didn't take long to wash."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

6. Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Harlequin Blend)

User Ratings: 75 5

Pettex 2010 First Impressions

"Rocks are expensive."

I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Harlequin Blend)
  • Material: Silicate aggregates.
  • Visually appealing mean of enhancing the appearance of your fish tank.
  • Suitable for all types of aquarium set-ups including coldwater, tropical and saltwater.
  • Effective planting medium due to its finer size.
  • Increased surface area allows for improved anaerobic activity.
  • Manufacture: Pettex
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 5.91 x 9.84 inches; 4.41 Pounds
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Pettex 2010 Final Thoughts

"Would purchase again."

Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(75 Points)

7. 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)

8. Imagitarium River Rock Shallow Creek Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 75 3

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Worked like a charm."

Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack.

  • Imagitarium River Rock Shallow Creek Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • River Rock Shallow Creek Aquarium Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps mimic a natural environment
  • 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
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Beautiful gravel."

Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method.

Overall Score
4.6


(71 Points)

9. Miukada 4 Pounds River Rocks, Pebbles, Decorative Polished Gravel, Natural Polished Mixed Color Ston...

User Ratings: 80

Miukada First Impressions

"Great looking substrate."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. Worked great for my succulent gardens. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great!

  • Miukada 4 Pounds River Rocks, Pebbles, Decorative Polished Gravel, Natural Polished Mixed Color Stones
  • Miukada pebbles set are naturally polished for smooth effect, and come in a variety of natural colors and patterns. There are popular natural color and shades on them such as brown, white, black, red, grey.
  • Please kindly understand that rocks are natural so some of them may be broken or out of shape, oval or round, thick or thin. However, we add a little more rocks in each package to ensure our customer can get enough high quality rocks.
  • These river rocks can add an extra beauty in your garden or just outside your house and be a perfect home d├ęcor, a creative interior or exterior design.
  • These polished pebbles can be use in flower arrangements, walkways, water features, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, edge of swimming pools.
  • Manufacture: Miukada
  • Item Weight: 4.28 pounds
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Miukada Final Thoughts

"It is quite lovely."

It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. They are rocks, what more do you need. Stir periodically and then your good to go! I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them.

Overall Score
4.6


(115 Points)

10. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Purple Frost

User Ratings: 60

Pure Water Pebbles 70431 First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. I WOULD recommend buying this item! Obviously required a lot of rinsing. 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. Overall I am happy with the gravel.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Purple 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 70431 Final Thoughts

"Gravel was as advertised."

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Really like the coloring of them as well. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

Overall Score
4.4


(9 Points)

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