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. M--jump 2 Pounds 1" - 2" Gravel Size Natural Decorative Stones Polished White Pebbles Use in Glasswa...

User Ratings: 68 4

M--jump First Impressions

"VERY GOOD."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours.

  • M--jump 2 Pounds 1" - 2" Gravel Size Natural Decorative Stones Polished White Pebbles Use in Glassware, Like Vases, Aquariums and Terrariums to Enhance The Appearance
  • 【NATURAL WHITE STONES】: These white river rocks are natural lightly polished for smooth effect, comes in a variety of natural shapes and sizes(About 1" to 2"). These Rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, oval or round, thick or thin.
  • 【MULTIPLE USES】: 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.
  • 【How Many Stones Do You Need?】: 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.
  • 【ALTERNATIVE TO MULCH】: Use indoors or outdoors,Pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden beds, helps soil retain moisture, provides good drainage, round and soft easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges. They are long lasting and will not deteriorate like mulch does.
  • 【SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】: Tockrop will make sure that you will be satisfied with this set you buy from us. If for any reason you decide you don't like it.You will receive a full refund. Try it, totally risk free! You have nothing to lose, click add to cart now!
  • Manufacture: M--jump
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M--jump Final Thoughts

"Hence the 4 stars."

Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

Overall Score
4.4


(305 Points)

3. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Neon Cherryberry Aquarium Gravel 5-lb

User Ratings: 52 23

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"I split the 15."

I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Fast delivery and item true to description.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Neon Cherryberry Aquarium Gravel 5-lb
  • Natural Aquarium Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
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Pure Water Pebbles Final Thoughts

"The color is very pretty."

I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

4. OMEM Aquarium Stone Decorations,Quartz Sand Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Decorations,Gravel Pebble,Aqua...

User Ratings: 43

OMEM First Impressions

"Didn't take long to wash."

There is some sand and dirt mixed in. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Obviously required a lot of rinsing.

  • OMEM Aquarium Stone Decorations,Quartz Sand Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Decorations,Gravel Pebble,Aquarium Decor (2.2 lb(1kg))
  • Decorative & Smooth Glass Stones add Color and Refract Light.
  • Comfortably, Fish, Shrimp and other Aquarium Pets live. Its All-Natural, Eco-Friendly Material helps Recreate the look and feel of their Natural Habitats, Making them Happier and Healthier Aquarium Dwellers.
  • Material: Made from 100% Raw Materials,High-temperature firing, Never fade, Size:2-4mm, Weight:1.1 Lb(0.5KG) and 2.2Lb(1KG)
  • It can be used for Decorative Aquarium fish tank and Pet Habitat Decoration,Indoors and Outdoors, Home Decoration, Dried Flower Cuttings, etc .
  • It is a Good Gravel Ornament for your Garden ,Yard Garden Walkway or Aquarium Fish Tank.
  • Manufacture: OMEM
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OMEM Final Thoughts

"Good price too."

So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

5. Mr. Fireglass Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Mixed Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Lands...

User Ratings: 46 27

Mr. Fireglass First Impressions

"There is a simple remedy."

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Overall I am happy with the gravel. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect.

  • Mr. Fireglass Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Mixed Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Landscaping, Vase Filler, Fish Tank
  • 【Natural Polished Gravel with A Smooth Effect】 - These natural river stones are natural lightly polished and have a smooth finish with no rough edges, comes in a variety of natural colors, long-lasting beauty. The river rocks include a variety of different shades of browns, whites and black rocks, you can add beauty to your needs.
  • 【Eco-Friendly & Safe to Use】 - Non-fading, non-degrade and non-toxic, round and soft with no sharp edges, it's also safe for kids that for some reason love to take and throw it.
  • 【Perfect Decoration】 - Add an extra beauty as decoration for any leisure spaces like gardens, lawn, walkways, fountains, terrariums, vase fillers, potted plants, craft projects. High gloss and brightness characteristics make it especially suitable for water features, shines in swimming pools, aquariums, water gardens, ponds etc.
  • 【An Upgrade To Mulch】 - Use indoors or outdoors, pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden bedsIt, does a wonderful job of covering the entire exposed aggregate flooring effectively hiding the unseemly pipes and tubes.
  • 【Easy To Clean】 - Rinse with water and we recommend rinsing 3-4 times before first use. Weight: 5 pounds, Stone size: 1 inch.
  • Manufacture: Mr. Fireglass
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Mr. Fireglass Final Thoughts

"Love the look."

All n all, very happy with the purchase. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon.

Overall Score
3.4


(4 Points)

6. Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (2kg) (Sonic Blue)

User Ratings: 77 4

Pettex 2008 First Impressions

"It's just what I wanted."

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. They are rocks, what more do you need. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go.

  • Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (2kg) (Sonic Blue)
  • Sonic Blue Colored Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Substrate, Aquatic Safe 4.4lb
  • Gravel is made of non-toxic material, safe to your fish and will not affect PH of the water.
  • Colorful gravel pebbles can be used as decoration for fish tanks, Aquariums, Vivariums, plants, vases or other places
  • 4.4 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Pettex
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 5.91 x 9.84 inches; 4.41 Pounds
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Pettex 2008 Final Thoughts

"It's just what I wanted."

This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others.

Overall Score
4.6


(118 Points)

7. Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Aqua Blend)

User Ratings: 63

Monster Pet Supplies 2011 First Impressions

"Love the color."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. Overall I am happy with the gravel. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Aqua Blend)
  • 4.4 pound pouch
  • Manufacture: Roman
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 5.91 x 9.84 inches; 4.41 Pounds
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Monster Pet Supplies 2011 Final Thoughts

"VERY GOOD."

For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches.

Overall Score
4.5


(15 Points)

8. 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)

9. Spectrastone Berry Lake Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 49

Spectrastone 915425 First Impressions

"Beautiful and natural."

There is some sand and dirt mixed in. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it.

  • Spectrastone Berry Lake Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Clifford W. Estes CO, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Spectrastone 915425 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful and natural."

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. Don't use any soaps or anything else. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Overall I am happy with the gravel. Worked great for my succulent gardens. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

10. 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)

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