Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marina Aquarium Gravel

1. Marina Decorative Gravel

User Ratings: 74 3

Marina 12386 First Impressions

"Love this blue gravel!"

Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

  • Marina Decorative Gravel
  • Orange colored gravel, great for adding color to your aquarium
  • Gravel helps hold plants and ornaments in place
  • Epoxy coated; No effect on water chemistry
  • Great for adding character and color to your aquarium
  • Decorative gravel is great alone or mixed with marbles
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 7 inches; 1 Pounds
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Marina 12386 Final Thoughts

"Be prepared!"

Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I WOULD recommend buying this item!

Overall Score
4.5


(884 Points)

2. Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 80 2

Imagitarium First Impressions

"No complaints."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Stir periodically and then your good to go!

  • Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Blue Jean Aquatic Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive 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

"No complaints."

This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. Will definitely purchase again when needed. Will definitely purchase again when needed. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent.

Overall Score
4.6


(497 Points)

3. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 5-Pound, Lasernite Glo

User Ratings: 71 4

Pure Water Pebbles 029585 First Impressions

"I haven't used this yet."

Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 5-Pound, Lasernite Glo
  • 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: 12 x 8 x 1.5 inches; 5 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 029585 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. Everyone ask where did i get that color. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I recommend doing it in smaller portions.

Overall Score
4.5


(187 Points)

4. GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound - 2 Bags

User Ratings: 69 7

GL0FISH First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

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. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. So will just see if color stays-God willing! This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. So will just see if color stays-God willing!

  • GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound - 2 Bags
  • Manufacture: GL0FISH
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 5 inches; 10.45 Pounds
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GL0FISH Final Thoughts

"Perfect size."

Stir periodically and then your good to go! Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly.

Overall Score
4.4


(21 Points)

5. Pebbles, Pebbles for vases Colored Stones Glow in The Dark Stones Polished Gravel Outdoor Decorative...

User Ratings: 57 15

shun yi First Impressions

"These are perfect."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. All n all, very happy with the purchase. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water.

  • Pebbles, Pebbles for vases Colored Stones Glow in The Dark Stones Polished Gravel Outdoor Decorative Stones, Fish Tank Aquarium, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, (Luminous Stone 100pcs)
  • ▶Gorgeous Stones with Elegant Surface: smooth,polished and easy to clean. Make sure to rinse 3-4 times before your decoration projects,but DO NOT wash it violently! Long Lasting & Colorfast Gravels: natural color won’t fade away through time!
  • ▶This decorative Glowing stones made of resin, non-toxic, smell less, non-radioactive, no harm to people, fish, birds and plants, can be perfect glow in the dark stones pebbles idea for aquarium decorations for fish tank, mason jar, pathway, yard garden decoration aquarium decoration.
  • ▶Colored stones add extra beauty: flower pots, fish tanks, sidewalks, driveways, water features, ponds, water gardens, bare polymeric floors or walls and around the pool.
  • ▶ Pebble lighting that requires no electricity and no power. This glow stones pebbles stones are durable and weather resistant. Glow Stones pebbles absorb sunlight during the day and give off light throughout the night. Intensity is strongest 2 - 3 hours at night after a full day in the sun.
  • ▶Great accent for crafts: aquariums, rock gardens, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.
  • Manufacture: shun yi
  • Item Weight: 0.16 ounces
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shun yi Final Thoughts

"Nice big bag of gravel."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

Overall Score
4.0


(16 Points)

6. 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 décor, 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)

7. Spectrastone Nutmeg for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 53 5

Spectrastone 10703 First Impressions

"Great product."

For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. Had to move fish out after it nearly died.

  • Spectrastone Nutmeg for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 1 Pounds
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Spectrastone 10703 Final Thoughts

"Held its color when wet."

I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. They are rocks, what more do you need. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Don't use any soaps or anything else. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(29 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
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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


(5 Points)

9. Spectrastone Permaglo Green Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 28 13

Spectrastone 20503 First Impressions

"This is your in between!"

I purchased to put into a dry river rock. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Green 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; 2 Pounds
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Spectrastone 20503 Final Thoughts

"No complaints."

Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. We bought this for a glo fish tank. Works great in my daughter aquarium. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project.

Overall Score
3.2


(7 Points)

10. TINTOR Fish Tank Rocks, Glow Gravel for Aquarium Decorations Pebbles Luminous Stones for Garden Lawn...

User Ratings: 73 8

TINTOR First Impressions

"It's just what I wanted."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice.

  • TINTOR Fish Tank Rocks, Glow Gravel for Aquarium Decorations Pebbles Luminous Stones for Garden Lawn/Aquarium/Plant Pots/Pathway/Driveway
  • 【Material & Quantity】The glow gravel is made of polystyrene and phosphor, non-toxic and non- radioactive. Each package of glow gravel contains 100 medium-sized pebbles, which is sufficient to evenly cover a small fish tank.
  • 【How It Works】Glow lasts approximately 3-4 hours in the dark after direct sunlight or UV light exposure for 20 minutes. The glow will be faded out gradually. They can repeat this process for 15 years.
  • 【How to Use Them】Just spread evenly on the bottom of the fish tank or the garden pathway surface. You can make them into the shape you like (e.g. heart, star). For better visual effects, please do not stack stones on top of each other.
  • 【Multi-scene Application】The glow stone could be used for aquarium tank, garden lawn, plant pots, driveway, swimming pool, pond, pathway and so on.
  • 【Multiple Colors to Choose】There are 6 colors to choose, blue, green, purple, orange, primary and multi-colore.
  • Manufacture: TINTOR
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TINTOR Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

Will definitely purchase again when needed. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. I WOULD recommend buying this item! It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

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