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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pettex 2008
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pettex 2010
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

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

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

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

Mr. Fireglass First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

Very random shapes and colors that blend well. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. Overall I am happy with the gravel. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

  • Mr. Fireglass White Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Landscaping, Vase Filler, Fish Tank, 3/8 inch, 5 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: 5 pounds, Stone size: 3/8 inch.
  • Manufacture: Mr. Fireglass
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mr. Fireglass
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Mr. Fireglass Final Thoughts

"Worked like a charm."

Stir periodically and then your good to go! 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta.

Overall Score
5.0

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

4. JARTC RTCBEADS 1 Ib Natural Black Tourmaline Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Crystal...

User Ratings: 69 12

JARTC First Impressions

"Gravel was as advertised."

Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. We bought this for a glo fish tank. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank.

  • JARTC RTCBEADS 1 Ib Natural Black Tourmaline Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Crystal Jewelry Making Home Decoration Aquarium Décor Gravel
  • Style: Natural Black Tourmaline Small Tumbled Chips Crushed Stone Healing Reiki Jewelry Making Home Decoration
  • Size Details(Approx):3-5mm;Weight(Approx):1 Ib(500 Grams)/Pack
  • Tourmaline itself for the metabolism and endocrine line activity can produce a high degree of role, and can balance the internal gas field, so that the opposite elements of yin and yang can easily combine and fusion, but also in the external to resolve the various conflicts and contradictions.
  • 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.
  • Item Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JARTC
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

JARTC Final Thoughts

"I haven't used this yet."

Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(77 Points)

5. CNZ Aquarium Natural River Gravel

User Ratings: 75 4

CNZ 4346797571 First Impressions

"I haven't used this yet."

Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

  • CNZ Aquarium Natural River Gravel
  • Aids in propagation of beneficial bacteria
  • Adds depth and beauty to aquariums, water gardens, ponds and terrariums
  • Made by nature river pebble stone, average size: 0.2-0.4 inch
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Manufacture: CNZ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ 4346797571
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

CNZ 4346797571 Final Thoughts

"It's just what I wanted."

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light.

Overall Score
4.6

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

6. CFKJ 18 Pounds Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden O...

User Ratings: 60 5

CFKJ First Impressions

"I love this stuff."

I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium.

  • CFKJ 18 Pounds Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,Black Decorative Stones,Black Pebbles, Decor Gravel for Landscaping (Black)
  • Color: Black; Weight: About 18.3 pounds; SIZE: About 0.56"- 1.07".
  • Great accent for crafts: rock gardens, flower arrangements, succulent tillandsia plants, cactus pot, terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.
  • Add extra beauty to your indoors or outdoors: walkways, driveways, water features, ponds, water gardens, exposed aggregate flooring or walls and around swimming pools.
  • Round and Smooth: These pebbles are easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges. Because of the shape, river rocks provide good drainage and is very attractive at the same time. River rocks are used in flower and garden beds and on walkways for erosion control.
  • 18 Pounds: Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,Black Decorative Stones,Black Pebbles,Polished Decor Gravel for Landscaping.
  • Manufacture: CFKJ
  • Item Weight: 18.37 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CFKJ
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

CFKJ Final Thoughts

"Beautiful gravel."

I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

Overall Score
4.3

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

7. 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)

8. Glow in The Dark Pebbles for Garden Décor, Glow in The Dark Gravel Rocks Pebbles Marbles for Fairy ...

User Ratings: 55 12

Alan Stone First Impressions

"Great product."

We bought this for a glo fish tank. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. This is the real deal mother earth approx. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time.

  • Glow in The Dark Pebbles for Garden Décor, Glow in The Dark Gravel Rocks Pebbles Marbles for Fairy Garden, Glowing Stones Aquarium Gravel DIY Garden Gifts (Flake Shape, 44pcs,315g/0.69lbs) (Rose)
  • Size: 3-4cm(1 1/2''-1 4/7'') Package:315g/0.69lbs approximately 44pcs in a brown box.
  • Multi-colored Glowing Pebbles for Choice. Please choose the color that you want carefully before purchasing. The original color and glowing color would be different.
  • Light Charged Glowing Pebbles. Glow lasts approximately 3-4 hours in the dark after direct sunlight or UV light exposure for 20 minutes. The glow will be faded out gradually. If you want it to glow all the time in the dark indoor or outdoor, please install a LED UV black light above them. They can charge and glow repeatedly.
  • Eco-Friendly Material. These pebbles are made from the highest quality of photoluminescent pigment and have a very high concentration per pebble.It's EN71 approved. non-toxic, non-radioactive and completely harmless to decorate.
  • Variety Use. It can be applied to indoor and outdoor flooring, to make the terrazzo, to decorate pool, bar, vase,patio lawn, fish tank and aquarium, It also can be used to decorate the garden flower pots, to mark paths and walk way or as a border for plant beds or ponds. ideal decor for waterscapes, landscape decoration, potted plants, edge a flower bed, lighting a walkway or driveway, gardens, crafts,vase filler,.etc.
  • Manufacture: Xiamen Alan Stone Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Alan Stone
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Alan Stone Final Thoughts

"Works great!"

Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Color is good contrast to the Beta. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(10 Points)

9. [18 Pounds] Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Outd...

User Ratings: 76 3

CFKJ First Impressions

"Gorgeous, quality gravel."

My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. Everyone ask where did i get that color. We bought this for a glo fish tank. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium.

  • [18 Pounds] Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock, Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Outdoor Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks,Black Stones,Polished Gravel for Landscaping Vase Fillers (18.6)
  • Weight: About 18 pounds. SIZE: About 0.85"-1.55".
  • Natural Polished Gravel:This river rocks are natural lightly polished for smooth effect, Resists fading for long-lasting beauty. The color of this river rock is natural so it may include a variety of different shades of blacks,(rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, thick or thin, oval or round)
  • Aquarium Gravel Pebbles Decorative Stones :Natural Stones,river rocks,fish tank gravel,aquarium gravel,succulent soil, potting soil,succulent soil mix,cactus soil,potting soil for indoor plants,vase filler,terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.Home Decoration.
  • An alternative to mulch: Use indoors or outdoors,Pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden beds, round and soft easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges.
  • Add an extra beautiful: in flower arrangements, water features, walkways, walls or exposed aggregate flooring, 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: CFKJ
  • Item Weight: 18.5 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CFKJ
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

CFKJ Final Thoughts

"I love this substrate."

It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

Overall Score
4.6

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

10. GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 78 4

GloFish 29087 First Impressions

"I recommend!"

It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Color is good contrast to the Beta.

  • GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Fluorescent Colors, 5-Pound
  • Solid black gravel
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Black gravel with fluorescent accents
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Rinse gravel before using
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 9 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29087
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

GloFish 29087 Final Thoughts

"Nicely polished."

I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(4416 Points)

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