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. Worldwide Imports AWW70115 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Marine Blue,

User Ratings: 54 4

Worldwide Imports 29547 First Impressions

"Nice gravel."

I recommend doing it in smaller portions. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. I purchased to put into a dry river rock. My Vallisneria and amazon swords grow just fine in this substrate.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW70115 Color Gravel, 5-Pound, Marine Blue,
  • 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 29547 Final Thoughts

"Worked like a charm."

Really like the coloring of them as well. Wonderful mixture of color with the black stone. I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. Stir periodically and then your good to go! If you have to bury tank decor that doesn't have suction cups then you need more. Lovely colors and everything i was looking for! I've been using that for a few months now with my betta.

Overall Score
4.2


(18 Points)

3. 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)

4. Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Snow White Color 5lb Bag

User Ratings: 71 2

Pure Water Pebbles First Impressions

"These rocks are perfect!"

The gravel adds amazing color and the fish and snails seem to like it. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. We bought this for a glo fish tank. Don't even waste your time adding it to your tank. I filled with filter water ad let sit for a day before relocate fish. I do not own glofish nor a glofish tank. They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail.

  • Pure Water Pebbles Nature's Ocean Aquarium Gravel Snow White Color 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

"Fantastic gravel!"

I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. I used this for a path in a 22 gallon aquarium. I wash it in small batches in a five gallon bucket before putting it in the tank. It gives a very natural riverbed look to the aquarium. I've been using it now for a couple of months and nothing has happened to them. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

5. Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch

User Ratings: 75 12

Carib Sea 008479008787 First Impressions

"Very nice gravel."

Out of the bag there is an amazing amount of dust. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. Really like the coloring of them as well. Works great in my daughter aquarium. Wash gravel well before use, and its pretty good.

  • Carib Sea ACS00878 50-Pound Zen Garden Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-3/8-Inch
  • Caribe Zen Garden 1/4-3/8-Inch, 5/5-pound
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • Sizes and colors selected to re-create natural environments
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008787 Final Thoughts

"It's gravel."

The 50 pound bag was jus barely enough for my 55 gallon tank! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. The pebbles are a perfect size for 30+ gallon tanks. Don't use any soaps or anything else. They served their purpose, but had to be the dirtiest rocks I have ordered. Stir periodically and then your good to go! Don't use any soaps or anything else.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

6. Simms Gravel Guards

Simms 10504-011-00 First Impressions

"Worked like a charm."

I WOULD recommend buying this item! I've been using that for a few months now with my betta. Everyone ask where did i get that color. Some of the bad feedback says it clouds the water. All substraight needs to be thoroughly rinsed before use. All n all, very happy with the purchase. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this.

  • Simms Gravel Guards
  • New & improved fit that contours better to the shape of your boots.
  • Abrasion resistant textured nylon jersey on the underside of the gravel guard will increase durability of the guard
  • Loop wrap with Velcro hook
  • Manufacture: Simms
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Simms 10504-011-00 Final Thoughts

"Nicely polished."

At this point I'm Trying to wash pebbles. For reference, my tank is a 20 gallon tall tank. But the gravel itself is nice quality and adds interest to tanks. Bigger than normal aquarium gravel, nice colors, good quality, no smell. I'd recommend but just be wary of debris. Colors are exactly as shown on the screen- at least on my monitor. Just be patient and realize that it's going to take a while to rinse it.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

7. Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 80 2

Imagitarium First Impressions

"No complaints."

I have blue lights and white lights in my tanks. It does need a good washing, and I used a 5 gallon bucket method. Color is good contrast to the Beta. It worked really well and still allowed new stems to pop through. It really makes the tank look sharp and I believe the goldfish likes it, too. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Stir periodically and then your good to go!

  • Imagitarium Blue Jean Aquarium Gravel, 20 LBS
  • Blue Jean Aquatic Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment
  • 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

"No complaints."

This is not the colored synthetic aquarium medium. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! But didnt return it as it still looked cool with few coloured pebbles scattered. Will definitely purchase again when needed. Will definitely purchase again when needed. This is the real deal mother earth approx. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent.

Overall Score
4.6


(497 Points)

8. Carib Sea ACS00110 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 10-Pound

User Ratings: 80 1

Carib Sea 008479001108 First Impressions

"These rocks are perfect!"

I have bought 2 bags of this gravel. So far, really happy with how it looks in my small tank. Purchased 9 bags of this for a new 180 gallon aquarium. Really just rinsed a little and ready to go. I wanted white rocks that were vibrant. I was scared to buy it after the reviews I read about it killing their fish. For my purpose, they work perfectly, for an aquarium, they might need a quick rinse.

  • Carib Sea ACS00110 Crushed Coral for Aquarium, 10-Pound
  • Caribe crushed coral 10lb per case
  • A solid and economical performer
  • Economical Performer
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479001108 Final Thoughts

"Exactly as pictured."

Fast delivery and item true to description. I'm accenting with multicolored glass rocks to accent. So will just see if color stays-God willing! Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this. I WOULD recommend buying this item! I decided on this particular brand of gravel because of Amazon's add-on program. I am disappointed that there seems to be nothing special about this gravel.

Overall Score
4.7


(467 Points)

9. LQKYWNA 100g,0.22 Pounds Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock Natural Polished Decorative Gravel...

LQKYWNA First Impressions

"Nicely polished."

It's my new, absolute favorite substrate. I envisioned the bag being bigger since I ordered a 50lbs. The little package of clarifier included is not nearly enough. I half rinse it and put it in my tank. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would suggest this product to others. It was easy to clean and looks great in my bamboo glass vases! I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time.

  • LQKYWNA 100g,0.22 Pounds Black Pebbles Aquarium Gravel River Rock Natural Polished Decorative Gravel Natural Polished Decorative Stones Decor Gravel for Landscaping
  • ✅【PEBBLES SPECIFICATION】: Natural polished pebbles, color: black; weight: about 0.22 pounds/1.1 pounds/2.2 pounds; size: 5-7mm/7-9mm/9-12mm. Three models are available.
  • ✅【FOOT MASSAGE】: The black pebbles are smooth and have no sharp edges. These pebbles are easy to step on your feet. It can be used for foot massage, it will be very comfortable and it can be a healthy way to keep in good health.
  • ✅【DIY DESIGN】: You can DIY necklaces or bracelets or rings by polishing these gems. It can also be used for indoor walls, stage panels, outdoor walls, outdoor floors, etc. Paving the pebbles on the garden path can effectively prevent slippage and prevent water on the ground in rainy days.
  • ✅【CULTIVATED PLANTS】: The garden is decorated with pebbles, and the crystal crushed stones are placed in potted plants, which will make the plants grow healthy, lush and vibrant plants. Very suitable for rock gardens, flower arrangements, succulent chicory plants, cactus pots, terrariums, bamboo plants and bonsai trees.
  • ✅【WIDE APPLICATION】: Aquarium black pebble gravel river rocks can be used for mineral fish tank decoration or fish tank decoration. Putting the crystal crushed stone in the fish tank is not only pleasant, but also keeps the water magnetization clean, allowing the fish to grow healthily.
  • Manufacture: LQKYWNA
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
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LQKYWNA Final Thoughts

"So it really is natural."

All n all, very happy with the purchase. Obviously required a lot of rinsing. I did rinse it off before putting it in the aquarium. I didn't even need the water clarifier, and I found it in the bag. Stir periodically and then your good to go! 5 inches of gravel, so you could use more or less depending on tank size. It will take you a while to properly clean.

Overall Score
3.2


(2 Points)

10. Carib Sea ACS00866 50-Pound Snowy River Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-Inch

User Ratings: 86

Carib Sea 008479008664 First Impressions

"Bright color."

I used this for a small aquarium with 2 goldfish and it worked great! Fast delivery and item true to description. I would buy again if the price didn't double from last time. The color mixture with the darker colors in it does that very well. The rocks are REALLY dirty, and contain random debris. It's a gemstone quality gravel, not the topfin crap from petsmart. This is the real deal mother earth approx.

  • Carib Sea ACS00866 50-Pound Snowy River Gravel for Aquarium, 1/4-Inch
  • Caribe Snowy River 1/4-Inch 50-pounds
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • This river gravel is a beautiful combination of whites, pinks and tans
  • ph neutral ; perfect for all freshwater tanks
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479008664 Final Thoughts

"With normal tap water."

They're like large pebbles that are the size of your pinky-nail. Fast delivery and item true to description. Just make sure you rinse it out REALLY good, before adding to your aquarium. Aside from the size, the appearance of this gravel is what stands out the most. I planned on spending 24-48 hours removing all the dust in washes and soaks. Yeah this stuff has to come prerinsed. Not sure why there is so much bad feedback for this.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

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