Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pettex Aquarium Gravel

1. 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pettex Aquarium Gravel

2. Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Harlequin Blend)

User Ratings: 75 5

Pettex 2010 First Impressions

"Rocks are expensive."

I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Pettex Roman Gravel Aquarium Gravel (4.4lb) (Harlequin Blend)
  • Material: Silicate aggregates.
  • Visually appealing mean of enhancing the appearance of your fish tank.
  • Suitable for all types of aquarium set-ups including coldwater, tropical and saltwater.
  • Effective planting medium due to its finer size.
  • Increased surface area allows for improved anaerobic activity.
  • Manufacture: Pettex
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 5.91 x 9.84 inches; 4.41 Pounds
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Pettex 2010 Final Thoughts

"Would purchase again."

Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(75 Points)

3. Imagitarium Purple Aquarium Gravel, 1 lb.

User Ratings: 47 33

Imagitarium First Impressions

"No more gnats."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. It will take you a while to properly clean. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • Imagitarium Purple Aquarium Gravel, 1 lb.
  • Made of non-toxic fish safe materials and colors
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Be prepared!"

One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. Really like the coloring of them as well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

Overall Score
3.1


(6 Points)

4. Imagitarium Mini White Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 74 6

Imagitarium First Impressions

"With normal tap water."

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. Don't use any soaps or anything else. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. Had to move fish out after it nearly died.

  • Imagitarium Mini White Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Mini White 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

"But it was horrible."

The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Stir periodically and then your good to go! At least any visible to the naked eye. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems.

Overall Score
4.5


(47 Points)

5. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Rainbow

User Ratings: 29

Pure Water Pebbles 029554 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Rainbow
  • 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: 21.5 x 12 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 029554 Final Thoughts

"First of all, the price."

A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. Everyone ask where did i get that color. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

6. Mr. Fireglass White Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Lands...

Mr. Fireglass First Impressions

"Very easy to clean."

Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! Works great in my daughter aquarium. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Mr. Fireglass White Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Landscaping, Vase Filler, Fish Tank, 3/8 inch, 10 Pounds
  • 【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 natural milky white colors, long-lasting beauty.
  • 【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: 10 pounds, Stone size: 3/8 inch.
  • Manufacture: Mr. Fireglass
  • Item Weight: 10.08 pounds
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Mr. Fireglass Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Everyone ask where did i get that color. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Clifford W Estes Products Gravel

User Ratings: 47 10

Clifford W Estes 08215102 First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. 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. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

  • Clifford W Estes Products Gravel
  • Designed for desktop tanks
  • No rinsing required
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Anchors down Plants
  • Blue jean Color
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
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Clifford W Estes 08215102 Final Thoughts

"I do not like fish."

It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time.

Overall Score
4.0


(13 Points)

8. CCOSMIC 100 Pieces Fish Tank Rocks Aquarium Gravel Blue/Glow in The Dark Stones Pebbles for Outdoor ...

User Ratings: 57 14

CCOSMIC First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Overall I am happy with the gravel. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

  • CCOSMIC 100 Pieces Fish Tank Rocks Aquarium Gravel Blue/Glow in The Dark Stones Pebbles for Outdoor Decor, Aquarium Gravel, Fish Tank, Walkway Driveway Plant Pots Yard Garden Decoration
  • Charge in the sunshine: please kindly put all the gravels in the sun for about half an hour to make them charge fully for the first time use, then you can watch in the dark, they will glow brightly with blue light. They will last the glowing for about 2 -3 hours in the fully dark space. They can charge and glow repeatedly.
  • Non-Radioactive and Non-Toxic: made of long-afterglow luminous powder, polystyrene resin, which are non-toxic and do not contain any radioactive elements.Glow in the dark rocks are no harm to people, fish, birds and plants.
  • Surface groove process: for better and brighter glow, the surface of these fish tanks rocks have some tiny groove, please don't worry, this is not a flaw.
  • You will get: package includes approx. 100 pieces fish tanks rocks, glow blue in the dark, sufficient quantity for long time use, due to manual counting, there may be 2-3 errors.
  • Eco- Friendly and long shelf life : photoluminescent pebble aggregates create light requiring no electricity.This saves natural resources and is another eco-friendly benefit. It can be used repeatedly for several years, perfect choice for the driveway, floor or garden decorate, aquarium, fish tank, plant pots, bonsa, interior decoration.
  • Manufacture: Yiwu Mannan
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CCOSMIC Final Thoughts

"Ideal for my tank."

I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I recommend doing it in smaller portions. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time.

Overall Score
4.0


(37 Points)

9. JARTC 1 OZ Amethyst Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Crystal Jewelry Making Home Deco...

User Ratings: 56

JARTC First Impressions

"I would buy this again."

5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white.

  • JARTC 1 OZ Amethyst Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Crystal Jewelry Making Home Decoration Aquarium Décor Gravel (3-5mm)
  • Style: 1 OZ Amethyst Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Jewelry Making Home Decoration
  • Size Details(Approx):3-5mm;Weight(Approx):One OZ(28 Grams)/Pack
  • Amethyst contains high energy, corresponding to the eyebrows in the seven-wheel system. So it can promote the activities of brain cells, the brain is running faster, so the development of intelligence, to help think, focus, enhance memory
  • understanding,and aids the process of learning.It is excellent for enhancing memory.
  • Excellent for chakra cleansing,reiki healing,and crystal grids,all kinds of crafts projects,beach wedding,fountain,fish tank,flower pot or decoration. The picture is only for your reference,the shape and color of stones you received will be a little vary from picture.
  • Manufacture: JarTC
  • Item Weight: 2.5 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 12.2 x 4.3 inches
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JARTC Final Thoughts

"Happy gardening!"

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. Overall I am happy with the gravel. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

10. Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 72 3

Carib Sea 008479058393 First Impressions

"It is quite lovely."

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. 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. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

  • Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • re-create natural looking eco-systems
  • soft sand that's perfect for soft belly fish and turtles
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479058393 Final Thoughts

"My tank is not done yet."

I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. They are rocks, what more do you need. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it.

Overall Score
4.5


(228 Points)

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