Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sera Aquarium Gravel

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 3375
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

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

2. Imagitarium Aztec Bronze Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 68

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Nicely polished."

I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! 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. I opened the bag, dumped it in a bowl and filled it with water. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Imagitarium Aztec Bronze Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Aztec Bronze Aquatic Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment for fresh and saltwater fish
  • 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='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Excellent purchase."

Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. The color of the gravel makes the blue in my Tetra's and Gourami's pop. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

Overall Score
4.5

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

3. Carib Sea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate, 20-Pound, Live Sand for Aquarium

User Ratings: 68 3

Carib Sea 84043 First Impressions

"I love this stuff."

This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. We bought this for a glo fish tank. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. Needs more plants but it makes the colors of the fish and other decor really pop.

  • Carib Sea Eco-Complete African Cichlid Substrate, 20-Pound, Live Sand for Aquarium
  • Product quality and customer service have been our highest priority
  • Manufactured by Caribbean
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 2.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 84043
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Carib Sea 84043 Final Thoughts

"The color is very pretty."

So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it. I bought a few bags of this and it's nice. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium.

Overall Score
4.3

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

4. Bofanio 1.1 lb Glass Chips Stones Crushed Pieces Irregular Shaped Gravel Gems Beads Aquarium Pebbles...

Bofanio First Impressions

"Great quality."

I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away.

  • Bofanio 1.1 lb Glass Chips Stones Crushed Pieces Irregular Shaped Gravel Gems Beads Aquarium Pebbles Vase Fillers for Party Table Scatter DIY Decoration Supplies(500g/Bag)
  • PRODUCT SIZE AND WEIGHT-Size of stone: approx 0.19"-0.31"(5-8mm);Quantity:1Pack(1.1lbs);Weight(Approx):1Pound(500Grams)
  • HIGH QUALITY GLASS-All glass stones are processed into irregular shape with top-class processing techniques,very smooth and and NO SHARP EDGES.
  • VARIOUS COLORS-Vivid and eye-catching colors,adding new art work for decoration.
  • WIDELY USES-Perfect for plants bedding,vase filler,fish tank,landscape bottom decoration,best gift ideas for friends and family.
  • WARMING TIPS:Please wash away the dirt on these stones several times before using.
  • Size is 5-8mm (0.2”-0.31”).
  • Weight per bag: 500g/1.1lb.
  • Perfect for fish tank and Aquarium, vase fillers, plant bedding, pool, bar. Also used for jewelry making, collecting, decoration, and crafts projects.
  • Manufacture: Bofanio
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bofanio
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Bofanio Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Had to move fish out after it nearly died. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Only issue is that it did have a hole in the bag but nothing too horrible. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. 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.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 008479008770
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

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

6. Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 81 4

Carib Sea FBA_101 First Impressions

"Great for plants!"

Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Carib Sea Coraline Aquarium Gravel
  • Aids in the growth of corals
  • Buffers for the life of the aquarium
  • Helps maintain a proper pH of 8.2 without constant chemical additions
  • Discourages nuisance algae growth
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 17 inches; 17.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea FBA_101
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Carib Sea FBA_101 Final Thoughts

"No more gnats."

It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. All n all, very happy with the purchase. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered.

Overall Score
4.7

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

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CJGQ
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

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

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

8. Imagitarium Neon Purple Aquarium Gravel, 5 lbs

User Ratings: 88 4

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

Fast delivery and item true to description. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed.

  • Imagitarium Neon Purple Aquarium Gravel, 5 lbs
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 4.96 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"I love the color."

These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium.

Overall Score
4.7

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

9. Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (SC3002) Red, 3 lbs

User Ratings: 58 20

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"Beautiful and natural."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. Minimal clouding gone within 12 hours. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

  • Colored Quartz Gravel Pebbles (SC3002) Red, 3 lbs
  • Approximately 1/8"
  • Color Stable
  • Will note 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='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"Small black gravel."

I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(12 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ROCKIMPACT
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

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

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