Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Python Aquarium Gravel

1. Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit, Small/Tall

User Ratings: 70 4

Python 940017 First Impressions

"And a great price."

I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon.

  • Python Pro-Clean Gravel Washer and Siphon Kit, Small/Tall
  • Easy-to-use Gravel Washer & Siphon Kit
  • Perfect for beginner and experienced hobbyists
  • Separates and removes debris from your aquarium
  • Ideal for nano aquariums
  • Manufacture: Python
  • Item Weight: 3.17 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 7 x 2 inches
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Python 940017 Final Thoughts

"So it really is natural."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(5627 Points)

2. Spectrastone Lake Green Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

Spectrastone 915205 First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff.

  • Spectrastone Lake Green Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Wilmar Gravel
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.25 x 1.5 inches; 5 Pounds
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Spectrastone 915205 Final Thoughts

"Looks great."

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. At least any visible to the naked eye. Works great in my daughter aquarium. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size.

Overall Score
3.5


(2 Points)

3. MIMOSA Aquarium Gravel, Tumbled Fluorite, 2-Pound, 0.35’’-0.59’’

User Ratings: 71 10

Mimosa First Impressions

"Beautiful gravel."

This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water.

  • MIMOSA Aquarium Gravel, Tumbled Fluorite, 2-Pound, 0.35’’-0.59’’
  • Fluorite Gravel Bulk Sale: Net Weight: 2 Pounds; Quantity: 1 Pack in box; Size: 9-15mm(0.35’’-0.59’’).
  • Range of Color: Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Brown, Gray, or a Mix of Colors.
  • An Excellent Stone for Aquarium: The Tumbling, 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 LLC
  • Item Weight: 1.78 pounds
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Mimosa Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

Overall Score
4.3


(14 Points)

4. Sera Floredepot 2.4 kg, 5.3 lb. Aquarium Decor Gravel

User Ratings: 69

Sera 3375 First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it.

  • Sera Floredepot 2.4 kg, 5.3 lb. Aquarium Decor Gravel
  • Country Of Origin : Germany
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 3.74 Inches
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 8.46 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 8.46 Inches
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 8.46 x 8.46 x 3.74 inches; 5.3 Pounds
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Sera 3375 Final Thoughts

"I split the 15."

It will take you a while to properly clean. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta.

Overall Score
4.5


(62 Points)

5. 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 :River 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
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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


(2 Points)

6. 1/4" Granite Mini Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Lan...

User Ratings: 71 3

Maynooth Natural Granite First Impressions

"I do not own fish."

The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. So will just see if color stays-God willing! I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag.

  • 1/4" Granite Mini Pea Gravel, 5lb Bag - Decorative Natural granitic Gneiss Gravel for Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Plants, Fairy Gardens, Bonsai.
  • 100% granitic gneiss (no limestone!)
  • Screened and spray-washed with water only (natural fine dust from parent stone is present in bag - rinse before use)
  • 1/4 inch diameter rounded gravel
  • Suitable for aquariums, planters, terrariums, and more
  • Product of Canada
  • Manufacture: Maynooth Natural Granite
  • Item Weight: 4.99 pounds
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Maynooth Natural Granite Final Thoughts

"It is quite lovely."

Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Color is good contrast to the Beta. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank!

Overall Score
4.5


(775 Points)

7. Spectrastone Shallow Creek Pebble for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 80 1

Spectrastone 10701 First Impressions

"This gravel really pops!"

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program.

  • Spectrastone Shallow Creek Pebble for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
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Spectrastone 10701 Final Thoughts

"Bright color."

I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7


(122 Points)

8. Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound

User Ratings: 46

Estes' 346058 First Impressions

"I'm so glad I found this."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Everyone ask where did i get that color. This is the real deal mother earth approx. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound
  • Formulated for Russian, Greek, Sulcata, Leopard and Pancake Tortoises. Added vitamins and minerals; No artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors or preservatives
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Age Range Description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' 346058 Final Thoughts

"And a great price."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks.

Overall Score
3.9


(5 Points)

9. 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
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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


(376 Points)

10. Spectrastone Permaglo Rainbow Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 79 5

Spectrastone 20509 First Impressions

"Small black gravel."

We bought this for a glo fish tank. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Rainbow 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
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Spectrastone 20509 Final Thoughts

"Love this blue gravel!"

The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. We bought this for a glo fish tank. All n all, very happy with the purchase.

Overall Score
4.6


(98 Points)

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