Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Spectrastone Aquarium Gravel

1. Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 79 3

Spectrastone 11509 First Impressions

"Overall this is good."

Don't own a blacklight so can't tell if it glows or not. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish.

  • Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular 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 11509 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I purchased to put into a dry river rock.

Overall Score
4.6


(824 Points)

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2. Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 72 4

Spectrastone 40507 First Impressions

"Bright color."

The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. They are rocks, what more do you need. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank.

  • Spectrastone Special White 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 40507 Final Thoughts

"Love these!"

I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs.

Overall Score
4.5


(190 Points)

3. Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums

User Ratings: 74 6

Spectrastone 40506 First Impressions

"That's all I can say."

I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Fast delivery and item true to description. Don't use any soaps or anything else. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank.

  • Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums
  • 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 40506 Final Thoughts

"Would purchase again."

The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I have bought 2 bags of this gravel.

Overall Score
4.5


(172 Points)

4. Spectrastone Permaglo Lavender Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 74 4

Spectrastone 20512 First Impressions

"VERY GOOD."

But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Stir periodically and then your good to go! I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Lavender 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 20512 Final Thoughts

"Great quality."

There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(136 Points)

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5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Spectrastone Permaglo Black Lagoon for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 71 8

Spectrastone 20516 First Impressions

"Very easy to clean."

So will just see if color stays-God willing! I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart.

  • Spectrastone Permaglo Black Lagoon 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 20516 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic gravel!"

This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. So will just see if color stays-God willing! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more.

Overall Score
4.3


(95 Points)

8. Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 78 5

Spectrastone 40706 First Impressions

"Fantastic gravel!"

Obviously required a lot of rinsing. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. I'll definitely use this gravel again the next time I start a new tank. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future.

  • Spectrastone Special Black Aquarium Gravel 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 40706 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

This is the real deal mother earth approx. Everyone ask where did i get that color. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. Plenty of rock for my 5 gal aquarium. Very random shapes and colors that blend well.

Overall Score
4.5


(88 Points)

9. Spectrastone Special Light Blue Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 76 2

Spectrastone 40508 First Impressions

"Nice gravel."

I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. This was the cheapest DIY project with a big wow factor. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium.

  • Spectrastone Special Light Blue 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 40508 Final Thoughts

"These rocks are perfect!"

Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.6


(79 Points)

10. Spectrastone Special Turquoise Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 77 6

Spectrastone 40511 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye.

  • Spectrastone Special Turquoise 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 40511 Final Thoughts

"Very easy to clean."

Originally I bought the black with colored stones for my 5 gallon tank. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. Like everyone else says wash it before putting it in your tank. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white.

Overall Score
4.5


(69 Points)

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