Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Seachem Aquarium Gravel

1. Seachem Flourite Black Clay Gravel - Stable Porous Natural Planted Aquarium Substrate 15.4 lbs

User Ratings: 76 2

Seachem 3725 First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. They are rocks, what more do you need.

  • Seachem Flourite Black Clay Gravel - Stable Porous Natural Planted Aquarium Substrate 15.4 lbs
  • GRAVEL: Seachem Flourite Black is a specially fracted stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium. Its appearance is best suited to planted aquaria, but may be used in any freshwater aquarium environment.
  • AQUARIUM BED: Gravel modifiers such as laterite are not necessary when using Seachem Flourite Black as this product is most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels.
  • SET-UP: When adding water to the aquarium, fill slowly to avoid disturbing Flourite Black substrate bed. Place a bowl in the aquarium and add water directly to the bowl, allowing water to overflow softly on to the gravel bed. Initial cloudiness is normal, but to remove this simply use mechanical filtration
  • COMPATIBLE: Flourite Black substrates will work fine with an under gravel filter and will not soften or decompose to an unsuitable state within your tank.Flourite substrates will work fine with an UGF
  • SAFETY: Seachem Flourite Black is not chemically coated or treated, thus does not alter the pH of the water. Flourite Black is beneficial for the life of the aquarium and need not be replaced.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.75 x 1.75 inches; 15.43 Pounds
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Seachem 3725 Final Thoughts

"Held its color when wet."

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. It will take you a while to properly clean. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

Overall Score
4.6


(1224 Points)

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2. Flourite, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs

User Ratings: 67 6

Seachem 495 First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. Works great in my daughter aquarium. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank.

  • Flourite, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
  • Rinse right in the bag
  • All natural Porous clay
  • For Planted Aquarium
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories, Inc.
  • Part Number: 495
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.75 x 1.75 inches
  • Size: 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
  • Color: Brown
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Seachem 495 Final Thoughts

"Love the look."

It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats.

Overall Score
4.3


(792 Points)

3. Seachem Fluorite

User Ratings: 68 6

Seachem 001205 First Impressions

"I would buy this again."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

  • Seachem Fluorite
  • Performance driven at affordable prices
  • Made in the USA with quality materials
  • Field tested to ensure nothing but the best for your pet
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 11.75 x 1.75 x 8.5 inches; 1 Pounds
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Seachem 001205 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. 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. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats.

Overall Score
4.4


(342 Points)

4. CJGQ 20 lb Bulk Bag Black Pebbles for Plants Aquarium Gravel Fish Tank 1"- 1.5" Garden Natural River...

User Ratings: 68 2

CJGQ First Impressions

"Looks great!"

The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. This is the real deal mother earth approx. Will definitely purchase again when needed. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too.

  • CJGQ 20 lb Bulk Bag Black Pebbles for Plants Aquarium Gravel Fish Tank 1"- 1.5" Garden Natural River Rocks Decorative Polished Stones
  • 【NATURAL STONES】- These black stones are non-toxic and eco-friendly river rocks. Their natural attribute will make them last longer because they will not deteriorate like mulch does.
  • 【WIDE USES】Common applications include succulent containers, and potted plants,aquariums and terrariums.It is perfect for home decor and a creative interior and exterior design.
  • 【COLOR & SIZE】The black river rocks range in length approx from 1" to 1.5" Rocks are natural and as a result some may be broken or out of shape, oval or round, thick or thin.Weight: 20 pounds.
  • 【SURFACE】 Pebbles are polished and coated in pure paraffin wax to enhance color and shine.
  • 【ABOUT US】Provides quality products and efficient after-sales service.If you're not satisfied with our products,please contact us, we will provide you with a solution as soon as possible.
  • Manufacture: CJGQ
  • Item Weight: 21.1 pounds
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CJGQ Final Thoughts

"I recommend!"

I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice.

Overall Score
4.4


(68 Points)

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

Pure Water Pebbles 70401 First Impressions

"Makes my fish tank glow."

I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. We bought this for a glo fish tank.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Pastel Blue Frost
  • 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 70401 Final Thoughts

"Worked out great for me."

I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Aqua Glow-in-the-Dark Fish Tank SMALL Rubble 8oz ~ Glow Pebbles ~ Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 66 8

Gert's Glow House First Impressions

"Great product."

I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Don't use any soaps or anything else. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone.

  • Aqua Glow-in-the-Dark Fish Tank SMALL Rubble 8oz ~ Glow Pebbles ~ Aquarium Gravel
  • Each stone is unique in size - generally they will be .5"-1.5"
  • These can glow for 8 hours or more when fully charged.
  • These charge the fastest under black, UV or LED light, but will still charge under regular light bulbs
  • Water, acid and alkali resistant - Salt Water tanks are fine
  • Completely Safe & Non-Toxic
  • Manufacture: Gerts Glow House
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 4 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Gert's Glow House Final Thoughts

"There is none."

Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side.

Overall Score
4.2


(12 Points)

7. Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (S7030) Green Gray, 3 lbs

User Ratings: 70

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"With normal tap water."

Don't use any soaps or anything else. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for!

  • Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (S7030) Green Gray, 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 filler, hobbies and all decorative purposes.
  • Manufacture: Quartz Colors
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Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"It's what I needed."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great!

Overall Score
4.7


(6 Points)

8. 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)

9. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Carolina

User Ratings: 62 4

Pure Water Pebbles 30022 First Impressions

"Would purchase again."

I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 2-Pound, Carolina
  • 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; 2 Pounds
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Pure Water Pebbles 30022 Final Thoughts

"With normal tap water."

It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. I used these to put on top of soil if my pot plants. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish.

Overall Score
4.4


(158 Points)

10. Md trade Rainbow Gravel Aquarium Marbles Decorative Colored Pebble Gravel for Fish Tank,542g /19oz

User Ratings: 44 10

Md trade First Impressions

"Love the color."

The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. They are rocks, what more do you need. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

  • Md trade Rainbow Gravel Aquarium Marbles Decorative Colored Pebble Gravel for Fish Tank,542g /19oz
  • Material: Glass Stone
  • Color: Random color
  • Weight: 542g/19oz pack
  • Non-toxic material, safe to your pet. Will not affect PH
  • Can be used as decoration for fish tanks, plants, vases or other places
  • Manufacture: Md trade
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Md trade Final Thoughts

"I love this stuff."

I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish.

Overall Score
3.9


(24 Points)

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