Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Maynooth Natural Granite Aquarium Gravel

1. 1/4" Granite Mini Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Lan...

User Ratings: 71 3

Maynooth Natural Granite First Impressions

"I do not own fish."

The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. So will just see if color stays-God willing! I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag.

  • 1/4" Granite Mini Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Plants, Fairy Gardens, Bonsai.
  • 100% granitic gneiss (no limestone!)
  • Screened and spray-washed with water only (natural fine dust from parent stone is present in bag - rinse before use)
  • 1/4 inch diameter rounded gravel
  • Suitable for aquariums, planters, terrariums, and more
  • Product of Canada
  • Manufacture: Maynooth Natural Granite
  • Item Weight: 4.99 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maynooth Natural Granite
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Maynooth Natural Granite Final Thoughts

"It is quite lovely."

Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Color is good contrast to the Beta. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank!

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(775 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Maynooth Natural Granite Aquarium Gravel

2. 3/8" Granite Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Landscap...

User Ratings: 69 4

Maynooth Natural Granite First Impressions

"Purchased this for my 1."

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others.

  • 3/8" Granite Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Plants, Fairy Gardens, Bonsai.
  • 100% granitic gneiss (no limestone!)
  • Screened and spray-washed with water only (natural fine dust from parent stone is present in bag - rinse before use)
  • 3/8 inch diameter rounded gravel
  • Suitable for aquariums, planters, terrariums, and more
  • Product of Canada
  • Manufacture: Maynooth Natural Granite
  • Item Weight: 4.79 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maynooth Natural Granite
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Maynooth Natural Granite Final Thoughts

"Beautiful gravel."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. Don't use any soaps or anything else. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. All n all, very happy with the purchase. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. Worked great for my succulent gardens.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(136 Points)

3. Spectrastone Permaglo Rainbow Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 2-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 73

Spectrastone 20209 First Impressions

"No more gnats."

I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. Will definitely purchase again when needed. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Rainbow Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 2-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 2 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Clifford W. Estes CO, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 7.25 x 6.25 x 0.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 20209
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Spectrastone 20209 Final Thoughts

"VERY GOOD."

Color is good contrast to the Beta. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Had to move fish out after it nearly died.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(19 Points)

4. Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 78 5

Spectrastone 40706 First Impressions

"Fantastic gravel!"

Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

  • Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel 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; 25 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 40706
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Spectrastone 40706 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

This is the real deal mother earth approx. Everyone ask where did i get that color. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Very random shapes and colors that blend well.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(88 Points)

5. Glow in The Dark Gravel Fluorescent Resin Pebble for Fish Tank/Aquarium/Garden Decoration Luminous C...

User Ratings: 53

GEiNNOVA GE-FS250 First Impressions

"Easy to clean."

There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium.

  • Glow in The Dark Gravel Fluorescent Resin Pebble for Fish Tank/Aquarium/Garden Decoration Luminous Cobblestone Decor Plastic Stone 250 g (Yellow-Green)
  • Non-toxic, harmless, non-radioactive, strong environmental adsorption capacity
  • Non-flammable, non-volatile. No specific storage requirements.
  • Polyresin mix with fluorescent metal oxide, durable and long life
  • High-intensive luminous,exposed 1-30 minutes in light can glow in the dark up to 1-5 hours
  • Long life time,repeatedly absorbing energy and emitting light for at least 3 years
  • Manufacture: GEiNNOVA
  • Item Weight: 5 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GEiNNOVA GE-FS250
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

GEiNNOVA GE-FS250 Final Thoughts

"Ideal for my tank."

Worked great for my succulent gardens. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(6 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 20503
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

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

[star rating="3.2"]
(7 Points)

7. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Emerald Green

User Ratings: 89 11

Pure Water Pebbles 70152 First Impressions

"Great product."

I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Emerald Green
  • 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; 1.35 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles 70152
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Pure Water Pebbles 70152 Final Thoughts

"A few minutes."

Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(11 Points)

8. ROCKIMPACT 11 lbs Premium Quality Aquarium Gravel for Fish Tank, Aquarium Pebbles for Turtles, River...

User Ratings: 51

ROCKIMPACT First Impressions

"Nice product."

I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. Stir periodically and then your good to go! I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium.

  • ROCKIMPACT 11 lbs Premium Quality Aquarium Gravel for Fish Tank, Aquarium Pebbles for Turtles, River Rocks for Air Plants/Succulents Top Dressing, 1/2" to 3/4"
  • PROFESSIONAL AQUARIUM GRAVEL : The rainbow of colors that magically appear when water meets stone is truly amazing. 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch average size perfect for small applications. 11 lbs package. Approximately 380 rocks.
  • AQUARIUM SAFE : All stones have been tested for use in aquariums or terrariums!
  • COMPLIMENTARY INSPIRATIONAL ROCK INCLUDED : Be sure DOUBLE CHECK the seller name "RockImpact" before purchasing, we are the UNIQUE seller who offers complimentary gifts.
  • FRESHWATER AQUARIUM ROCKS :River rocks look even more beautiful when they're wet.
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN FISH TANK AQUARIUMS: Please be sure to rinse and clean the pebbles with hot water before adding to your fish tank.
  • Manufacture: ROCKIMPACT
  • Item Weight: 11 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ROCKIMPACT
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

ROCKIMPACT Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great!

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SACKORANGE
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.8"]
(7 Points)

10. Royal Sapphire Aquarium Gravel River Rock - Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, Small Decorative Peb...

User Ratings: 38 28

Royal Sapphire First Impressions

"Great quality."

Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Very random shapes and colors that blend well.

  • Royal Sapphire Aquarium Gravel River Rock - Natural Polished Decorative Gravel, Small Decorative Pebbles, Mixed Color Stones,for Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers 4.5 Pounds
  • 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)
  • 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
  • An 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.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture: Royal Sapphire
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Royal Sapphire
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Royal Sapphire Final Thoughts

"Just as described."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants.

Overall Score
3.1

[star rating="3.1"]
(13 Points)

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