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. [18 Pounds] White Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornam...

User Ratings: 76 4

BLQH First Impressions

"Just as described."

I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank.

  • [18 Pounds] White Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,White Stones,Polished Gravel for Landscaping Vase Fillers White Mini (White)
  • 【Weight and Size】 - About 18.2 pounds. SIZE: About 0.21"-0.36".
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Pebbles Decorative Stones】- Natural Stones,river rocks,fish tank gravel,aquarium gravel,succulent soil, potting soil,succulent soil mix,cactus soil,potting soil for indoor plants,vase filler,terrarium, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.Home Decoration.
  • 【White Color】- Each bag contains a wide variety of natural shapes and a beautiful white color.
  • 【Multiple Uses】- Fairy gardens, flower arrangements, succulent containers, and potted plants
  • 【18 Pounds】- White Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gravel,Garden Ornamental Pebbles Rocks,White Stones,Polished Gravel for Landscaping Vase Fillers White Mini Pebbles
  • Manufacture: BLQH
  • Item Weight: 18.51 pounds
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BLQH Final Thoughts

"Beautiful gravel."

I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface. It will take you a while to properly clean. At least any visible to the naked eye. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Obviously required a lot of rinsing.

Overall Score
4.6


(155 Points)

5. Carib Sea Florida Crushed Coral

User Ratings: 61 8

Carib Sea 110 First Impressions

"Great quality."

Everyone ask where did i get that color. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Carib Sea Florida Crushed Coral
  • May also be used in marine or African cichlid aquariums
  • Contains millions of beneficial marine bacteria to enhance biological filtration
  • Ideal for most freshwater aquaria, including discus, tetras, angelfish, water turtles, rays, plants, cichlids and more
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2 x 14 inches; 10 Pounds
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Carib Sea 110 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! Stir periodically and then your good to go! A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor.

Overall Score
4.1


(14 Points)

6. White Pebbles for air Plants and Succulent Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gr...

User Ratings: 71

C Suite First Impressions

"Just my thoughts."

So will just see if color stays-God willing! There is some sand and dirt mixed in. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. The color looks beautiful and natural in the tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

  • White Pebbles for air Plants and Succulent Aquarium Gravel River Rock,Natural Polished Decorative Gravel Polished Gravel 2lbs
  • MULTIPLE USES: These beautiful white pebbles can be used for potted plants, vases,aquariums, succulents,fairy garden, terrarium landscaping,flower pots, cactus pot and other DIY projects.
  • ADD EXTRA BEAUTY TO YOUR INDOORS OR OUTDOORS : walkways, driveways, water features, ponds, water gardens, exposed aggregate flooring or walls and around swimming pools.  Prevents erosion, helps soil retain moisture
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY , 100% natural pebbles, no additional fillers.
  • PEBBLE SIZE: These white pebbles range around 1/5 to 1/4 inches in length.
  • WHITE COLOR: Each bag contains random shapes and a beautiful soft white color.
  • Manufacture: C Suite
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 2.4 inches
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C Suite Final Thoughts

"I'm so glad I found this."

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time.

Overall Score
4.6


(17 Points)

7. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Platinum White Frost

User Ratings: 65 7

Pure Water Pebbles 70461 First Impressions

"So little by little."

Very random shapes and colors that blend well. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. At least any visible to the naked eye. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. Really like the coloring of them as well. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Platinum White 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 70461 Final Thoughts

"Held its color when wet."

I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff.

Overall Score
4.4


(12 Points)

8. 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)

9. Worldwide Imports AWW70025 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Daffodil Yellow,

User Ratings: 89 11

Worldwide Imports 29534 First Impressions

"Love the look."

So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. Works great in my daughter aquarium. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I included a picture which doesn't do the product justice.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70025 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Daffodil Yellow,
  • 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 29534 Final Thoughts

"This gravel really pops!"

It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. They are rocks, what more do you need. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

10. Pisces USA 22 lb Silver Pearl Aquarium Gravel, Large

User Ratings: 69 10

Pisces USA AM-SILVER020 First Impressions

"Looks good in tank!"

I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I WOULD recommend buying this item! Obviously required a lot of rinsing. They are rocks, what more do you need. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank.

  • Pisces USA 22 lb Silver Pearl Aquarium Gravel, Large
  • Triple washed
  • Pure natural gravel
  • Unique to new Zealand
  • 2-4Mm
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
  • Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 16.93 x 1.97 inches; 22 Pounds
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Pisces USA AM-SILVER020 Final Thoughts

"I love this stuff."

Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. Stir periodically and then your good to go!

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

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