Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Red Aquarium Gravel

1. Marina Decorative Gravel

User Ratings: 74 3

Marina 12386 First Impressions

"Love this blue gravel!"

Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough.

  • Marina Decorative Gravel
  • Orange colored gravel, great for adding color to your aquarium
  • Gravel helps hold plants and ornaments in place
  • Epoxy coated; No effect on water chemistry
  • Great for adding character and color to your aquarium
  • Decorative gravel is great alone or mixed with marbles
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 7 inches; 1 Pounds
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Marina 12386 Final Thoughts

"Be prepared!"

Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I WOULD recommend buying this item!

Overall Score
4.5


(884 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Red Aquarium Gravel

2. Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 80 2

Imagitarium First Impressions

"No complaints."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Stir periodically and then your good to go!

  • Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Blue Jean 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

"No complaints."

This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. Will definitely purchase again when needed. Will definitely purchase again when needed. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent.

Overall Score
4.6


(497 Points)

3. Vuba Easihold Resin Gravel Binder (5 Litre Jerry)

User Ratings: 68 7

Vuba First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface.

  • Vuba Easihold Resin Gravel Binder (5 Litre Jerry)
  • HOLDS AND FIXES LOOSE STONES - New or Existing, Easihold will hold together 5-10mm stones when applied and left to dry for 48 hours in good weather conditions (60°+).
  • POUR, SPRAY, HAND MIX - Easihold can be poured using a Watering Can, Sprayed using a Hand Sprayer or Hand Mixed with Stones.
  • PROTECTS STONES - Easihold coats and protects stones, but does not create a gloss / changed appearance.
  • MANUFACTURED IN YORKSHIRE, UK - We Manufacture Easihold in Yorkshire, and we take great pride in our Patented Product!
  • WANT TO GUARANTEE GOOD RESULTS? Leave to dry for 5 days in good conditions, do not oversaturate (it is air drying) and use 5-10mm clean stones. Problems are only ever a result of not following these guidelines!
  • Manufacture: Vuba
  • Item Weight: 12.23 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.91 x 9.06 inches
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Vuba Final Thoughts

"Would purchase again."

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good.

Overall Score
4.3


(393 Points)

4. Carib Sea ACS00877 Gemstone Creek Gravel for Aquarium, 50-Pound

User Ratings: 80 4

Carib Sea 008479008770 First Impressions

"Worked out great for me."

It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. Don't use any soaps or anything else. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone.

  • Carib Sea ACS00877 Gemstone Creek Gravel for Aquarium, 50-Pound
  • Caribe Gemstone Creek 50-pounds
  • Sizes and colors selected to re-create natural environments
  • ph neutral ; safe for all systems
  • larger grain sizes great for reducing detritus
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008770 Final Thoughts

"So it really is natural."

Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Don't use any soaps or anything else. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. We bought this for a glo fish tank. There is some sand and dirt mixed in.

Overall Score
4.6


(351 Points)

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5. Carib Sea SuperNaturals Peace River 20LB

User Ratings: 80 3

Carib Sea 00832 First Impressions

"I love it."

This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered.

  • Carib Sea SuperNaturals Peace River 20LB
  • re-create natural river eco systems
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquarium systems
  • grain size reduces detritus build up
  • no paint or dyes used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.5 x 3.7 inches; 20 Pounds
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Carib Sea 00832 Final Thoughts

"Just as described."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Really like the coloring of them as well. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through.

Overall Score
4.6


(252 Points)

6. 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
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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


(229 Points)

7. SACKORANGE 0.9 Lb/400g Aquarium Gravel Gem.Agate Stone Tumbled Stones for Plants Cacti & Succulents ...

User Ratings: 67 4

SACKORANGE First Impressions

"Looks great!"

They are rocks, what more do you need. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank.

  • SACKORANGE 0.9 Lb/400g Aquarium Gravel Gem.Agate Stone Tumbled Stones for Plants Cacti & Succulents Bedding, Vase Filler, Landscape Bottom Decoration (Green)
  • Safe & Long Lasting: Non-toxic just like river gravels. Natural color won't fade away through time. These colorful crystal stones decorate the fish tank and also maintain the water clean.
  • Good for cultivating plants, fish tank, flowerpots, air plants. For plant bedding, they could add vitality to your plants. Reducing the splashing water when watering. Good for fish tank ensuring a safety and no pollution living condition for your fish.
  • 100% Natural Colorful Decorative Pebbles: Set up a natural and shining looking for home of you and your de-lovelys.
  • Net Weight: 0.9 pound (400 grams). Fills 1 Cup or 0.25 L volume.
  • Widely Usage: Excellent for aquariums, terrariums, flowerpot, glassware, vases, beach wedding, fountain decoration, also use for chakra cleansing, reiki healing and crystal grids.Keep it away from children under 3.
  • Manufacture: Sackorange
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
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SACKORANGE Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue.

Overall Score
4.3


(217 Points)

8. Imagitarium Neon Confetti Mix Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 87 1

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Gorgeous, quality gravel."

But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. Will definitely purchase again when needed. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

  • Imagitarium Neon Confetti Mix Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Neon Confetti 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

"Looks great!"

The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. Will definitely purchase again when needed. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow.

Overall Score
4.8


(130 Points)

9. Imagitarium Neon Confetti Mix Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 87 1

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Nice big bag of gravel."

I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm.

  • Imagitarium Neon Confetti Mix Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Neon Confetti 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

"I love this substrate."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone.

Overall Score
4.8


(130 Points)

10. 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
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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


(128 Points)

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