Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Vuba Aquarium Gravel

1. Vuba Easihold Resin Gravel Binder (5 Litre Jerry)

User Ratings: 68 7

Vuba First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. I have a 90 gallon aquarium with a footprint of 18 by 48 inches. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. Water became with film like on top and lots of little bubbles on every surface.

  • Vuba Easihold Resin Gravel Binder (5 Litre Jerry)
  • HOLDS AND FIXES LOOSE STONES - New or Existing, Easihold will hold together 5-10mm stones when applied and left to dry for 48 hours in good weather conditions (60°+).
  • POUR, SPRAY, HAND MIX - Easihold can be poured using a Watering Can, Sprayed using a Hand Sprayer or Hand Mixed with Stones.
  • PROTECTS STONES - Easihold coats and protects stones, but does not create a gloss / changed appearance.
  • MANUFACTURED IN YORKSHIRE, UK - We Manufacture Easihold in Yorkshire, and we take great pride in our Patented Product!
  • WANT TO GUARANTEE GOOD RESULTS? Leave to dry for 5 days in good conditions, do not oversaturate (it is air drying) and use 5-10mm clean stones. Problems are only ever a result of not following these guidelines!
  • Manufacture: Vuba
  • Item Weight: 12.23 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.91 x 9.06 inches
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Vuba Final Thoughts

"Would purchase again."

Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! It comes in a variety of colors, but I prefer the classic white. Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. It smells like chlorine and epoxy glue. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. I rinsed it about 3-4 times and felt satisfied it was good.

Overall Score
4.3


(393 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. Aqua Culture Caribbean Aquarium Gravel, 25 lb

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"So little by little."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! There is some sand and dirt mixed in. At least any visible to the naked eye. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail.

  • Aqua Culture Caribbean Aquarium Gravel, 25 lb
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
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AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. It will take you a while to properly clean. These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. 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
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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


(82 Points)

5. Quartz Colored Gravel/Pebbles (SM10100) Gold Metallic, 10 lbs

User Ratings: 45 31

Quartz Colors First Impressions

"My tank is not done yet."

The rock arrived quickly and several days before projected. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! These colors combine to give an overall color of light brown. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed.

  • Quartz Colored Gravel/Pebbles (SM10100) Gold Metallic, 10 lbs
  • Approximately 1/8"
  • Color Stable
  • Will not effect PH
  • Color deviations are possible due to typographical reasons
  • crafts, flral, landscaping, ashtray and vase filler, hobbies and all decrative purposes
  • Manufacture: Quartz Colors
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Quartz Colors Final Thoughts

"Nice rocks for my BioOrb."

I rinsed it before I put it in the tank. I found it easier to do a medium sized bowl at a time. The gravel size is exactly as described in the product description- 2 to 4mm. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I wished I would have bought a few more so It would be deeper in my tank. The texture is smooth so cories and burrowing fish will not hurt themselves. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor.

Overall Score
3.3


(7 Points)

6. 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)

7. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Jet Black Gravel, 5lb Bag

User Ratings: 66 7

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"I love the color."

Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. I really love this natural gravel, really makes my 20g High look natural! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. This is the real deal mother earth approx. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Jet Black Gravel, 5lb Bag
  • Natural Aquarium Gravel
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
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Pure Water Pebbles Final Thoughts

"Gravel was as advertised."

Wouldn't have any other substrate for my axolotl. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I've ordered their midnight pearl color and it is beautiful too. This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. Will definitely purchase again when needed. I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris.

Overall Score
4.3


(25 Points)

8. Worldwide Imports AWW70395 Frosted Gravel, 5-Pound, Lavender Frost

Worldwide Imports 29571 First Impressions

"No complaints."

I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. This was because of my own preconceived notions and not that of the sellers though. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Love the vibrant neon colors mixed in with the black gravel. I use a hybrid of the Walstad Method, and this stuff is perfect.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70395 Frosted Gravel, 5-Pound, Lavender Frost
  • 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 29571 Final Thoughts

"It is quite lovely."

Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I actually used this on the top of my potted plants to keep gnats away. There is some sand and dirt mixed in. Really like the coloring of them as well. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

9. Mr. Fireglass Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Mixed Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Lands...

User Ratings: 46 27

Mr. Fireglass First Impressions

"There is a simple remedy."

I bought two bags for my 55 gallon. Had to move fish out after it nearly died. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. Overall I am happy with the gravel. 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.

  • Mr. Fireglass Polished Pebbles Decorative Natural Stones Mixed Aquarium Gravel River Rocks for Landscaping, Vase Filler, Fish Tank
  • 【Natural Polished Gravel with A Smooth Effect】 - These natural river stones are natural lightly polished and have a smooth finish with no rough edges, comes in a variety of natural colors, long-lasting beauty. The river rocks include a variety of different shades of browns, whites and black rocks, you can add beauty to your needs.
  • 【Eco-Friendly & Safe to Use】 - Non-fading, non-degrade and non-toxic, round and soft with no sharp edges, it's also safe for kids that for some reason love to take and throw it.
  • 【Perfect Decoration】 - Add an extra beauty as decoration for any leisure spaces like gardens, lawn, walkways, fountains, terrariums, vase fillers, potted plants, craft projects. High gloss and brightness characteristics make it especially suitable for water features, shines in swimming pools, aquariums, water gardens, ponds etc.
  • 【An Upgrade To Mulch】 - Use indoors or outdoors, pebble mulch in interior or exterior garden bedsIt, does a wonderful job of covering the entire exposed aggregate flooring effectively hiding the unseemly pipes and tubes.
  • 【Easy To Clean】 - Rinse with water and we recommend rinsing 3-4 times before first use. Weight: 5 pounds, Stone size: 1 inch.
  • Manufacture: Mr. Fireglass
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Mr. Fireglass Final Thoughts

"Love the look."

All n all, very happy with the purchase. Snails and fish dont seem to mind the switch from sand. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. Just do a proper rinse, and you will be fine. For smaller plants, these rocks are a little on the big side. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon.

Overall Score
3.4


(4 Points)

10. Pisces Midnight Pearl Aquarium Gravel

User Ratings: 76 6

Pisces AM-MID020 First Impressions

"Purchased this for my 1."

This gravel works extremely well for planted tanks and for smaller fish species. I also found a DEAD spider in the gravel! Secondly the gravels colour looks enhanced under a bright led light. Unlike most, I didn't purchase this gravel for its ability to glow. It looks great and didn't change anything about the water. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I wanted white rocks that were vibrant.

  • Pisces Midnight Pearl Aquarium Gravel
  • Triple washed
  • Pure natural gravel
  • Unique to new Zealand
  • 2-4mm
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
  • Product Dimensions: 12.99 x 16.93 x 1.97 inches; 22 Pounds
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Pisces AM-MID020 Final Thoughts

"One for my 2."

I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Using these stones for growing bulbs for church project. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Although I had to rinse it about 5 times to fully get ALL of the dust out. Perfect for the corydoras, pleasing to the eye. This is my favorite gravel I've bought from Amazon.

Overall Score
4.5


(92 Points)

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