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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a14051300ux0804
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

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

2. Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 77 8

Spectrastone 40707 First Impressions

"The color is beautiful."

I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good. 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. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl.

  • Spectrastone Special White Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Will not affect PH
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 40707
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Spectrastone 40707 Final Thoughts

"Worked out great for me."

Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. I think the pink makes my aquarium stand out and gives it a cute little look. I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away.

Overall Score
4.4

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

3. Spectrastone Shallow Creek Pebble for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 76 5

Spectrastone 10501 First Impressions

"Nice big bag of gravel."

I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. Really like the coloring of them as well. At least any visible to the naked eye. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks.

  • Spectrastone Shallow Creek Pebble 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 10501
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Spectrastone 10501 Final Thoughts

"Hence the 4 stars."

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. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good. The smooth and small pebbles are great for people keeping corycats. All n all, very happy with the purchase.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(50 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
  • 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)

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The C Suite
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

6. Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 72 3

Carib Sea 008479058393 First Impressions

"It is quite lovely."

All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Arrived in 8 sealed plastic bags inside one Priority box. So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

  • Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • re-create natural looking eco-systems
  • soft sand that's perfect for soft belly fish and turtles
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • 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 008479058393
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Carib Sea 008479058393 Final Thoughts

"My tank is not done yet."

I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. They are rocks, what more do you need. If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it.

Overall Score
4.5

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

7. Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue

User Ratings: 74 8

Pure Water Pebbles 70251 First Impressions

"Ideal for my tank."

It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. It has lovely colors and I will be using ONLY this gravel in the future. Worked great for my succulent gardens. Color is good contrast to the Beta. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. One bag was open and had emptied into the box. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Aquarium Gravel, 25-Pound, Neon Blue
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles 70251
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Pure Water Pebbles 70251 Final Thoughts

"I'm so glad I found this."

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. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Fast delivery and item true to description. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. I absolutely love how the rocks glow in my tank! So if you are looking for bigger size, this is not it.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(16 Points)

8. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 001205
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

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

9. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Midnight Glo Gravel 5-lb

User Ratings: 70

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"Nicely polished."

Works great in my daughter aquarium. Really like the coloring of them as well. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. They are rocks, what more do you need. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Midnight Glo Gravel 5-lb
  • Natural Aquarium Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pure Water Pebbles
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Pure Water Pebbles Final Thoughts

"It's what I ordered."

A little bigger than what I wanted but I still used it. We bought this for a glo fish tank. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. Removed pebbles and refilled for the 3rd time.

Overall Score
4.7

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

10. Spectrastone Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 83 6

Spectrastone 915125 First Impressions

"Worked out great for me."

Worked great for my succulent gardens. Fast delivery and item true to description. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Color is good contrast to the Beta. 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank.

  • Spectrastone Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel for Freshwater Aquariums, 25-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Wilmar Gravel
  • Product Dimensions: 18.75 x 9 x 2 inches; 25 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Spectrastone 915125
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

Spectrastone 915125 Final Thoughts

"There is none."

I WOULD recommend buying this item! The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks.

Overall Score
4.6

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

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