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)

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
  • 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. M--jump 2 Pounds 3/8" Gravel Size Natural Decorative Polished Black Pebbles Stone,Small Ornamental R...

User Ratings: 70 3

M--jump First Impressions

"Fast shipping as well."

I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! This is the real deal mother earth approx.

  • M--jump 2 Pounds 3/8" Gravel Size Natural Decorative Polished Black Pebbles Stone,Small Ornamental River Pebbles Rocks for Succulents, Vases, Aquariums and Terrariums etc.
  • SMALL GRAVEL SIZE: 3/8" average size is perfect for small applications
  • MULTIPLE USES: Fairy gardens, flower arrangements, succulent containers, and potted plants
  • ECO FRIENDLY: Only natural stones and wax, no additional fillers, dyes, or oils
  • It holds up the thicker base of the plant while looking very decorative. A good choice for you!
  • Rocks were pretty uniform in size, smooth, and clean. Perfect for my terrarium base
  • Manufacture: M--jump
  • Item Weight: 2.04 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The M--jump
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

M--jump Final Thoughts

"Very nice gravel."

The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

Overall Score
4.5

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

4. Natural Mix Color Undrilled Fluorite Polished Gravel Stone Irregular Shaped Rocks for Fish Aquariums...

User Ratings: 64 4

Mimosa First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

Very random shapes and colors that blend well. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm.

  • Natural Mix Color Undrilled Fluorite Polished Gravel Stone Irregular Shaped Rocks for Fish Aquariums & Tank Decorations|Substrate for Air Plants|Vase Fillers|DIY Jewelry|Wish Bottles Fillers|410 Grams
  • Fluorite Gravel Bulk Sale: Net Weight: 410 Grams(1Pound). Size: 9-15mm(0.35’’-0.59’’). This is Beautiful Set That Came with Bonus Crystals, Such as Selenite Stick, Tumbled Crystal and So on.
  • Range of Color: Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Brown, Gray, or a Mix of Colors.
  • An Excellent Stone for Aquarium: The Tumbled, Polished, and Irregular Fluorite Chips Stones Create a Colorful and Natural Base for yours fish Tank. Proven, Quality filtration. Rinse Gravel Before Using.
  • More Application: Substrate for Air Plants , Vase Fillers, Wish Bottles Fillers. Home Decor, Landscape and DIY Jewelry. Perfect for All Enthusiasts.
  • 100% Money-back Guarantee: Your Purchase Is Backed by Our Guarantee That You Are Fully Satisfied with Your Purchase or Receive Your Money Back. Excellent Gift Enjoyable for You and Your Loved One.
  • Manufacture: Mimosa Co.,Ltd
  • Item Weight: 1.15 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mimosa
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Mimosa Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

This is the real deal mother earth approx. It will take you a while to properly clean. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris.

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

User Ratings: 81 3

Carib Sea 770 First Impressions

"I recommend!"

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank.

  • CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black
  • Complete substrate for freshwater planted aquariums
  • Contains major and minor trace elements to nourish aquarium plants
  • Substrate encourages healthy plant root growth
  • Manufacture: CaribSea, Inc
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 770
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Carib Sea 770 Final Thoughts

"I really like the stones."

So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(3680 Points)

6. POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Polished Fish Tank Glass Rocks for Aquariums/Landscaping/Home Indoor Decora...

User Ratings: 72 5

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Happy gardening!"

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. At least any visible to the naked eye. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Polished Fish Tank Glass Rocks for Aquariums/Landscaping/Home Indoor Decorative/Vases Plants, 4.4 Pounds(2kg)
  • ♥ Size of Aquarium Gravel: The size of single aquarium gravel is 0.15"- 0.24" (3-6 mm). High quality glass gravel for use in fresh water aquariums. Please rinse these gravels 3-4 times before you put them in your fish tank, but DO NOT rub violently.
  • ♥ Safe to Use: Aquarium gravels are not chemically coated or treated and will not alter the PH of the water. Natural color won't fade away through time. These gravel also provide good drainage and there are no sharp edges.
  • ♥ No Pollution: Compared with other ordinary rocks and gravel, there are almost no impurity and flaky bits floating in the water, protect the water quality. Decorate the fish tank and also maintain the water clean.
  • ♥ Widely Use: Ideal for aquarium decor and a creative home design. Use for fish aquariums, pond, landscaping, flowerpots, vases, beach weddings, fountain decorations and many other areas.
  • ♥ Warm Tip: There might be slight color difference from the picture due to the different screen settings. Please allow 0.1-0.3 mm measurement error due to different measurement manner. Thanks for your kindly understand.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 6.69 x 1.97 inches; 4.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Fantastic gravel!"

The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most.

Overall Score
4.5

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

7. Hygloss Products, Inc 22161 Bucket of Aquarium & Craft Gravel, 1 lb, Red

User Ratings: 66 4

Hygloss Products 22161 First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks.

  • Hygloss Products, Inc 22161 Bucket of Aquarium & Craft Gravel, 1 lb, Red
  • VIBRANT BULK GRAVEL – This 1 pound Bucket O’ Gravel comes in a variety of fun colors.  The aquarium gravel comes packed in a reusable plastic container.
  • SAFE FOR FISH TANKS – Add some color and style to your fish tank that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  The aquarium gravel is safe for fish.
  • ARTS & CRAFTS GRAVEL – Use the colorful gravel in school or at home to create picture frames, vases, planter boxes or potted plants, album covers, notebooks and more!
  • EASY TO PAINT & GLUE – You can paint and glue the decorative gravel to make collages and other fun projects.  They stick easily, with craft glue, to poster board, cardboard, paper and more.
  • MADE IN THE USA – The Hygloss Products Bucket O' Gravel is proudly made in the USA.  The goal is to make sure you are getting a product of unrivaled quality at a great price.
  • Manufacture: Hygloss Products
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hygloss Products 22161
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Hygloss Products 22161 Final Thoughts

"I love the color."

I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I WOULD recommend buying this item! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

Overall Score
4.3

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

8. Imagitarium Frosted Black Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 76 4

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

One bag was open and had emptied into the box. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. Will definitely purchase again when needed. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop.

  • Imagitarium Frosted Black Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Special Black 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='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Great looking substrate."

I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look.

Overall Score
4.6

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

9. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Snow White

User Ratings: 76 7

Pure Water Pebbles 70012 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Fast delivery and item true to description. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Snow White
  • 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: 7 x 4.4 x 1.4 inches; 1.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles 70012
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Pure Water Pebbles 70012 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not.

Overall Score
4.4

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

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Quartz Colors
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

[star rating="3.3"]
(11 Points)

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