Editor's Choice - Our Favorite OUPENG Aquarium Gravel

1. OUPENG Pebbles Polished Gravel, Natural Polished White Stones 3/8" Gravel Size, Small Decorative Riv...

User Ratings: 77 3

OUPENG First Impressions

"Be careful!"

Stir periodically and then your good to go! I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. Overall I am happy with the gravel. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this.

  • OUPENG Pebbles Polished Gravel, Natural Polished White Stones 3/8" Gravel Size, Small Decorative River Rock Stones 2-lb Bag (32-Oz)
  • Natural Stone Rocks: Each bag contains different shapes of decorative white river pebbles, which are lightly polished and coated with pure paraffin waxes to improve color and gloss. (As stone rocks are natural substances, some may be broken or out of shape. Generally, the shapes of pebbles are oval or round, with uneven thickness)
  • Versatility: Perfect for home decor projects, such as floral arrangements, vases, bowls, display glass jars, glass hurricane candle holders, cactus, glass containers, bamboo plants, aquariums, rock gardens, potted plants and more.
  • ECO FRIENDLY SMALL GRAVEL SIZE: 3/8" average size is perfect for small applications.Only natural stones and wax, no additional fillers, dyes, or oils.
  • Best Mulch Alternatives: These decorative river pebble rocks are great for interior or exterior garden beds, which can provide both moisture retention and better drainage to keep areas clean and beautiful.
  • Decoration: You don't have to spend too much money decorating your houseplants, pebble rocks can meet your needs. The natural decorative polished white pebbles can refresh and beautify indoors.
  • Manufacture: OUPENG
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OUPENG
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

OUPENG Final Thoughts

"Just my thoughts."

Don't use any soaps or anything else. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Fast delivery and item true to description.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(376 Points)

2. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Snow White Color 5lb Bag

User Ratings: 71 2

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"These rocks are perfect!"

The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. We bought this for a glo fish tank. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Snow White Color 5lb Bag
  • Natural Aquarium Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Pure Water Pebbles Final Thoughts

"Fantastic gravel!"

I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well.

Overall Score
4.5

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

3. 3.5lb 3/8-Inch Small Polished River Pebbles Rocks Gravel, Mixed

User Ratings: 73 2

MDPQT First Impressions

"Didn't take long to wash."

Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it.

  • 3.5lb 3/8-Inch Small Polished River Pebbles Rocks Gravel, Mixed
  • Pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden beds Use in Water features, Aquariums & ponds Perfect for walkways & Driveways.
  • NATURAL STONES- These high quality natural stones by Royal imports are non-toxic and eco-friendly river rocks.
  • MIXED COLORS: Each bag contains a wide variety of natural colors and shapes
  • Only natural stones and wax, no additional fillers, dyes, or oils
  • Includes, 3.5ib, of gravel, medium size, Measures approximately 3/8-inch
  • Manufacture: MDPQT
  • Item Weight: 3.43 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MDPQT
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

MDPQT Final Thoughts

"Just my thoughts."

At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(109 Points)

4. Imagitarium Dark Blue Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 68 4

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Just as described."

It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. We bought this for a glo fish tank. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • Imagitarium Dark Blue Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Dark Blue Aquarium 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon.

Overall Score
4.4

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

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 915425
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

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

6. 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)

7. Natural Quartz Pebbles Gravel, 25 lbs

User Ratings: 70

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"There is none."

The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. So will just see if color stays-God willing! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • Natural Quartz Pebbles Gravel, 25 lbs
  • Approximately 1/8"
  • All natural Quartz pebbles
  • Will not effect PH
  • For freshwater aquariums, terrariums, landscaping, vase filler for candles and floral, crafts, hobbies and all decorative purposes.
  • Manufacture: Quartz Colors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Quartz Colors
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"Nice gravel."

I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Works great in my daughter aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(2 Points)

8. WGV Mini Crushed Rock Gravel, 2 lbs, Decorative Ornamental Pebbles Stone, Accent Vase Filler for Lan...

User Ratings: 66

WGVI 03011WT_2.2 First Impressions

"That's all I can say."

Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

  • WGV Mini Crushed Rock Gravel, 2 lbs, Decorative Ornamental Pebbles Stone, Accent Vase Filler for Landscaping, Succlents, Aquarium and Terrarium, Crafting for Home Decor, 2 Plastic Bags, Snow White
  • Include: 1/8"-1/4" snow white crushed rocks, 2 bags, 2 lbs, plastic bag
  • Feature: non-toxic and eco-friendly, natural lightly polished for smooth effect, easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges
  • Use: aquariums, rock gardens, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees
  • Popularity: floral arrangements, centerpieces, vases, bowls, apothecary jars, wedding buffet, display canisters, pillar candle in hurricane glass
  • Satisfaction: Customer experience is our top priority, contact us for any issue
  • Manufacture: WGV International
  • Item Weight: 2.22 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WGVI 03011WT_2.2
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

WGVI 03011WT_2.2 Final Thoughts

"It's what I needed."

Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. It will take you a while to properly clean. Don't use any soaps or anything else. 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 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected.

Overall Score
4.5

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

9. Pisces Midnight Pearl Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 76 6

Pisces AM-MID020 First Impressions

"Purchased this for my 1."

This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Pisces Midnight Pearl Aquarium Gravel
  • Triple washed
  • Pure natural gravel
  • Unique to new Zealand
  • 2-4mm
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
  • Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 16.93 x 1.97 inches; 22 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pisces AM-MID020
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Pisces AM-MID020 Final Thoughts

"One for my 2."

I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(92 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea FBA_101
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.7"]
(82 Points)

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