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

User Ratings: 61 3

Spectrastone 40502 First Impressions

"VERY GOOD."

If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. We bought this for a glo fish tank.

  • Spectrastone Special Blue 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 40502
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Spectrastone 40502 Final Thoughts

"So little by little."

The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species.

Overall Score
4.3

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

3. Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 79 3

Spectrastone 11509 First Impressions

"Overall this is good."

Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish.

  • Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 11509
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Spectrastone 11509 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I purchased to put into a dry river rock.

Overall Score
4.6

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

4. SACKORANGE 0.9 Lb/400g Aquarium Gravel Gem.Agate Stone Tumbled Stones for Plants Cacti & Succulents ...

User Ratings: 67 4

SACKORANGE First Impressions

"Looks great!"

They are rocks, what more do you need. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank.

  • SACKORANGE 0.9 Lb/400g Aquarium Gravel Gem.Agate Stone Tumbled Stones for Plants Cacti & Succulents Bedding, Vase Filler, Landscape Bottom Decoration (Green)
  • Safe & Long Lasting: Non-toxic just like river gravels. Natural color won't fade away through time. These colorful crystal stones decorate the fish tank and also maintain the water clean.
  • Good for cultivating plants, fish tank, flowerpots, air plants. For plant bedding, they could add vitality to your plants. Reducing the splashing water when watering. Good for fish tank ensuring a safety and no pollution living condition for your fish.
  • 100% Natural Colorful Decorative Pebbles: Set up a natural and shining looking for home of you and your de-lovelys.
  • Net Weight: 0.9 pound (400 grams). Fills 1 Cup or 0.25 L volume.
  • Widely Usage: Excellent for aquariums, terrariums, flowerpot, glassware, vases, beach wedding, fountain decoration, also use for chakra cleansing, reiki healing and crystal grids.Keep it away from children under 3.
  • Manufacture: Sackorange
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SACKORANGE
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

SACKORANGE Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue.

Overall Score
4.3

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

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

User Ratings: 72 4

Spectrastone 40507 First Impressions

"Bright color."

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. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. They are rocks, what more do you need. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

  • Spectrastone Special White 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 40507
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Spectrastone 40507 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs.

Overall Score
4.5

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

6. Carib Sea ACS00846 1/4-Inch Snowy River Gravel for Aquarium, 2/20-Pound

User Ratings: 51 49

Carib Sea 008479008466 First Impressions

"I love the color."

Stir periodically and then your good to go! Stir periodically and then your good to go! The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Don't use any soaps or anything else. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats.

  • Carib Sea ACS00846 1/4-Inch Snowy River Gravel for Aquarium, 2/20-Pound
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 008479008466
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

Carib Sea 008479008466 Final Thoughts

"Worked like a charm."

Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(4 Points)

7. Imagitarium Nutmeg Aquarium Gravel, 20 lbs.

User Ratings: 63

Imagitarium First Impressions

"So it really is natural."

Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. 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. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats.

  • Imagitarium Nutmeg Aquarium Gravel, 20 lbs.
  • Nutmeg 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"With normal tap water."

Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves.

Overall Score
4.6

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

8. MIGHTY109 Grey Pea Gravel, 40 Pounds, Decorative Gravel/Stone

MIGHTY109 First Impressions

"Nicely polished."

I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue.

  • MIGHTY109 Grey Pea Gravel, 40 Pounds, Decorative Gravel/Stone
  • MIGHTY109 GREY PEA GRAVEL, 40 Pound Size
  • Natural river stone, great for decorative landscape features, such as; dry river beds, ponds, waterfalls, in a variety of water features, ground cover, planter boxes, and even great for aquariums.
  • Contains a variety of colors, including: grays, blues, whites, tans and more.
  • Average size 3/8" - 1/4".
  • Manufacture: Engine 109 The Bulk Depot
  • Item Weight: 40 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MIGHTY109
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

MIGHTY109 Final Thoughts

"There is none."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(6 Points)

9. 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 ´╝ÜRiver 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)

10. BXI - Decorative Stones - Garden Yard Walkway Fish Tank Aquaruim - Gravel Pebble Rock - 2 Pounds

User Ratings: 76 3

BXI First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. At least any visible to the naked eye. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well.

  • BXI - Decorative Stones - Garden Yard Walkway Fish Tank Aquaruim - Gravel Pebble Rock - 2 Pounds
  • Weight: 2 pounds, about 1000 gram. Stone size: 3-6 mm. Material: glass sand. Volume: 0.22 gallons
  • Colorfast, non-Toxic, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Use indoor & outdoor. Shiny in water. Perfect decor for fresh & saltwater aquariums, ponds, terrariums, gardens, potted plants, vases, ash trays, crafts & hobbies...
  • 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
  • Please rinse with water 3-4 times before putting in a fish tank
  • Manufacture: BXI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BXI
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

BXI Final Thoughts

"Look great."

The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium.

Overall Score
4.5

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

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