Editor's Choice - Our Favorite uxcell Aquarium Gravel

1. uxcell Aquarium Metal Sand Gravel Leveler Aquascaping Substrate Spatula 12.6"

User Ratings: 53

uxcell a14051300ux0804 First Impressions

"I haven't used this yet."

Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. Don't even hesitate on purchasing this stuff. This is the real deal mother earth approx. The glow is pretty minimal but it still looks nice. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface.

  • uxcell Aquarium Metal Sand Gravel Leveler Aquascaping Substrate Spatula 12.6"
  • Product Name: Aquarium Substrate Spatula; Length: 32cm/12.6inch
  • Forged stainless steel material with polished surface and will not suffer rust.
  • Double-sided spatula is great for grooming the substrate, suitable for home garden, fish tank, aquarium, pool use.
  • Small triangle spatula is to untie intertwined stem plants. Help to create smooth substrate slopes and terraces. Dynamics concerned design, specially designed delicate end, provides easy and convenient operation.
  • Rinse and dry after each use. Put it away from and pets.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a14051300ux0804 Final Thoughts

"Ideal for my tank."

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Works great in my daughter aquarium. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. There's a nice mix of color and gives my little nano tanks a nice earthy feel. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. One bag was open and had emptied into the box.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

2. 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)

3. Clifford W Estes Products Gravel

User Ratings: 47 10

Clifford W Estes 08215102 First Impressions

"It's what I needed."

The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. The rocks look great and arrived very quickly. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

  • Clifford W Estes Products Gravel
  • Designed for desktop tanks
  • No rinsing required
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Anchors down Plants
  • Blue jean Color
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
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Clifford W Estes 08215102 Final Thoughts

"I do not like fish."

It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time.

Overall Score
4.0


(13 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)

5. Worldwide Imports AWW70035 Color Gravel, 5-Pound Current, Red,

User Ratings: 68

Worldwide Imports 29536 First Impressions

"I do not own fish."

I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. 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. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. This is perfect for a 2 gallon tank that also has some acrylic gems.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70035 Color Gravel, 5-Pound Current, Red,
  • 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 29536 Final Thoughts

"Bright color."

I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. All n all, very happy with the purchase. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats.

Overall Score
4.5


(8 Points)

6. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Black Beauty Pebble Mix

User Ratings: 37

Pure Water Pebbles 70501 First Impressions

"Purchased this for my 1."

Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Works great in my daughter aquarium. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! It looks great and didn't change anything about the water.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Black Beauty Pebble Mix
  • 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 70501 Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps!"

Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. Worked great for my succulent gardens. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases!

Overall Score
4.1


(5 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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
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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


(35 Points)

9. Glofish Aquarium Gravel, Black with White Fluorescent, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 82 1

GloFish 29086 First Impressions

"It's gravel."

I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate.

  • Glofish Aquarium Gravel, Black with White Fluorescent, 5-Pound Bag
  • Black gravel with white fluorescent (pearlescent) gravel highlights
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Black gravel with fluorescent accents
  • Use as substrate or accent
  • 5 pound bag
  • Rinse gravel before using
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 9 inches; 5 Pounds
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GloFish 29086 Final Thoughts

"Thumbs up!"

All n all, very happy with the purchase. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. Very random shapes and colors that blend well. Don't use any soaps or anything else. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel. Worked great for my succulent gardens.

Overall Score
4.7


(558 Points)

10. Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound

User Ratings: 46

Estes' 346058 First Impressions

"I'm so glad I found this."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Everyone ask where did i get that color. This is the real deal mother earth approx. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES51510 Este Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 15-Pound
  • Formulated for Russian, Greek, Sulcata, Leopard and Pancake Tortoises. Added vitamins and minerals; No artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors or preservatives
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Age Range Description: All Stages
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' 346058 Final Thoughts

"And a great price."

For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. I baught a 5 gallon tank and i had to buy 2 packs. I just wanted to post a picture so you can see how much comes in a pack. It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks.

Overall Score
3.9


(5 Points)

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