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. SubstrateSource Natural Lava Gravel - 2 Pounds

User Ratings: 68 3

SubstrateSource NR0120-2 First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks.

  • SubstrateSource Natural Lava Gravel - 2 Pounds
  • All natural lava substrate.
  • Plants love it.
  • Screened, washed, and kiln dried.
  • Highly porous.
  • Manufacture: SubstrateSource
  • Item Weight: 2.49 Pounds
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SubstrateSource NR0120-2 Final Thoughts

"There is a simple remedy."

It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Really like the coloring of them as well. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! I'd recommend but just be wary of debris.

Overall Score
4.3


(47 Points)

4. Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (S4006) Lavender Purple, 3 lbs

User Ratings: 30 12

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"Rocks are expensive."

But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. 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. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light.

  • Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (S4006) Lavender Purple, 3 lbs
  • Approximately 1/8"
  • Color Stable
  • Will not effect PH
  • Color deviations are possible due to typographical reasons
  • For freshwater aquariums, terrariums, landscaping, floral and candle vase filler, hobbies and all decorative purposes.
  • Manufacture: Quartz Colors
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Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"Be prepared!"

The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. Overall I am happy with the gravel. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species.

Overall Score
3.3


(11 Points)

5. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue

User Ratings: 74 8

Pure Water Pebbles 70251 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue
  • 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 70251 Final Thoughts

"I'm so glad I found this."

I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Fast delivery and item true to description. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

Overall Score
4.2


(16 Points)

6. 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
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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


(2 Points)

7. Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 64 8

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water.

  • Caribsea Super Naturals Essentials Aquarium Sand
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Enjoy a piece of the Rio Negro as it winds its way through dark and brooding jungles
  • Dramatic black sand rivers and beaches grace the flanks of verdant tropical islands capped by smoldering volcanoes
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 13 inches; 20 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479008480 Final Thoughts

"I do not own fish."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(47 Points)

8. Creative Farmer 2Kg Products Sugar Type Sand Gravel for Aquarium Decoration Pebbles for Decor & Mul...

User Ratings: 27

Creative Farmer First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. It will take you a while to properly clean. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them.

  • Creative Farmer 2Kg Products Sugar Type Sand Gravel for Aquarium Decoration Pebbles for Decor & Multi Purpose Pack
  • Qty : 2KG , Material: Pebbles/Stone
  • Uses || Terrariums|Vases| Flower Vases| Garden Patios, Pavements || Waterfalls And Realted Decorations, || Water Fountains, Courtyard Gardens || Used In Aquariums And Artistic Monuments || Garden Walks / Pathways || Used For Decor Purpose At Hotels, Restaurants As Well As In Households || Perfect For Flooring, Shower Floors & Walls And Pools/Aquariums Etc.
  • Usage : Used For Decorating Home And Parks, Landscaping, Wall Cladding/Aquariums
  • Suitable For Fish Tank/Aquarium, Garden, Lawn, Table And Flower Vase.
  • A Quality Product From Creative Farmer
  • Manufacture: Creative Farmer
  • Item Weight: 12.3 ounces
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Creative Farmer Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps!"

For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

9. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Burgundy

User Ratings: 56 12

Pure Water Pebbles 70051 First Impressions

"I love this stuff."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Burgundy
  • 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; 24.6 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 70051 Final Thoughts

"Makes my fish tank glow."

I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

10. Worldwide Imports AWW70075 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Primrose Pink,

User Ratings: 69 31

Worldwide Imports 29541 First Impressions

"Fast shipping as well."

I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70075 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Primrose Pink,
  • Worldwide Imports Natural Gravel
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Fresh & Saltwater Aquariums
  • Worldwide Imports Natural Gravel
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29541 Final Thoughts

"Rocks are expensive."

This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
3.8


(3 Points)

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