Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Blue Aquarium Sand

1. LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer

User Ratings: 37 25

LONDAFISH First Impressions

"Love the look!"

The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. Plant tanks require high light levels. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! The Estes sand came highly recommended.

  • LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer
  • fish tank siphon vacuum cleaner fish tank automatic cleaner
  • EASY TO USE- Installed gravel cleaner,please keep the water level between the MAX and MIN,then strat switch.When the outlet can draw water,raise the gravel cleaner,let the head and outlet above the water.
  • MULTIPURPOSE- The cleaner can install the battery and use by the adaptor directly.(the package contain the connector:3V 2A) Freely adjust the different lengths:62cm/73cm/100cm, suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • CLEANING FUNCTION- Can clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively without requiring a water change.
  • PLEASE NOTE- Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance and actually continuous work within 20 minutes
  • FEATURE AND ACCESSORIES- High safety performance,only need 2 size C type alkaline battery(not included).The blue hose length:70 cm;diameter:1 cm.Accessories :Siphon Water Siphon Asin: B077HS6YPS ;The Filter Bag Asin: B07B48GZ23
  • Manufacture: LONDAFISH
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LONDAFISH Final Thoughts

"Overall I'm a fan."

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake.

Overall Score
3.3


(503 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Blue Aquarium Sand

2. JZMYXA 2 Pounds Landscape Glass Pebble Gravel Sand Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium Land...

User Ratings: 78

JZMYXA First Impressions

"Won't go back to gravel!"

Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • JZMYXA 2 Pounds Landscape Glass Pebble Gravel Sand Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium Landscape, Natural Blue
  • At least 2 pounds per package, glass pebble size, 4 mm to 10 mm. 100% Glass material.
  • High-temperature firing, Not easy to fade, No smell.It can be used for decorative aquarium fish tank and Pet Habitat Decoration,indoors and outdoors, home decoration, dried flower cuttings, vases decoration,landscape bottom decoratio bonsai plants etc .
  • Non-Toxic & Safe: just like river gravels, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water.
  • Please wash them three to four times with clean water before putting in the fish tank,but do not wash it violently.
  • Net weight & Attention: 2lb/907g, small bag but perfect for accenting your potted succulent creations and aquarium. Keep it away from children under 3 years in case chocking hazard!.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
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JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind.

Overall Score
4.7


(68 Points)

3. Stoney River Blue Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 79 3

Stoney River 6602 First Impressions

"Stick hose into bucket."

It looks really pretty and natural. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Some people might have time to, but I do not. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going.

  • Stoney River Blue Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine 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 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Stoney River 6602 Final Thoughts

"But its natural SAND."

Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again!

Overall Score
4.6


(42 Points)

4. Penn-Plax Deco-Replicas Sand & Seashell Lighthouse Aquarium Ornament – 3 Safe for Freshwater and S...

User Ratings: 67 17

Penn-Plax RR1052 First Impressions

"A REALLY LOT."

Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. It looks really pretty and natural. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. When adding water, no dust, no mess. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand!

  • Penn-Plax Deco-Replicas Sand & Seashell Lighthouse Aquarium Ornament – 3 Safe for Freshwater and Saltwater Tanks
  • LIKE SAND BETWEEN THE TOES: Bring the warmth and joy of the beach to your aquarium with the Deco-Replicas Sand & Seashell Lighthouse Aquarium Ornament. This piece is accented with a blue trim, mini decorative windows and entries, an open star cutout, and 2 large entrance swim-throughs.
  • MADE OF SAFE AND DURABLE RESIN: Our ornaments are inspected with your fish’s safety in mind; the material is safe for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. With a finely constructed base, you don’t need to worry about the Lighthouse floating around once you place it underwater.
  • SUPER SIMPLE TO CLEAN: Before placing into your tank, or as you as perform regular cleaning and maintenance, simply wipe down and rinse off the ornament with warm water. Never use soap, as the residual soap particles can harm your fish.
  • MEASUREMENTS: The Lighthouse measures overall at 3.5” (Diameter) x 8.3” (Height). The 2 large entrance swim-throughs measure 2” (W) x 2.5” (H) and 1.5” (W) x 2.25” (H).
  • NAUTICAL DÉCOR: The Sand & Seashell Lighthouse also makes for a great decoration piece for parties, weddings, beach houses, nautical themed rooms, or the bedroom of an ocean loving child who’s into all things aquatic.
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: PENN-PLAX
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 8 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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Penn-Plax RR1052 Final Thoughts

"A REALLY LOT."

Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

Overall Score
4.1


(40 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Blue Aquarium Sand

5. Clifford W Estes Products Sand

User Ratings: 59 10

Clifford W Estes 8206502 First Impressions

"This can be true."

It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. But I have to give it to this sand. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats.

  • Clifford W Estes Products Sand
  • Great for marine and freshwater tanks
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Anchors down Plants
  • Blue Color sand
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
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Clifford W Estes 8206502 Final Thoughts

"Make sure you rinse it."

Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind.

Overall Score
4.1


(28 Points)

6. XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel

User Ratings: 67

XMHF 4346787863 First Impressions

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop
  • Color: Blue; Net Weight: 109g
  • Total Size: Scoop Size: 18 x 8.5 x 7.5cm / 7.1" x 3.3" x 3" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic
  • Handle Size: 10 x 3cm / 3.9" x 1.2" (L*W)
  • Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Manufacture: XMHF
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 inches; 2.79 Ounces
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XMHF 4346787863 Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Plant tanks require high light levels. My Corydoras are having a field day! If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

Overall Score
4.4


(19 Points)

7. Boss Premium 2 Lbs Decorative Aquarium Gravel Rocks, Blue Turquoise Stones Pebbles Substrate Sand fo...

User Ratings: 60

Boss Premium First Impressions

"Wonderful sand."

All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. But that is also something to consider with all sands.

  • Boss Premium 2 Lbs Decorative Aquarium Gravel Rocks, Blue Turquoise Stones Pebbles Substrate Sand for Fish Tank, Turtle Tank, Betta Fish (Fills 18 Fluid Oz / 530 mL)
  • Safe and Natural – these fish tank rocks are made using natural techniques to ensure the pebbles are free of toxins. When dipped in water, the polished stones are glossy and similar to sea stones. The glass used is robust and does not harm your fish, flowers, or succulent plants.
  • Net Weight – two (2) pounds of glass molded into lustrous gravel is perfect for decorative purposes. These small crystal stones will give you constant reflective sleekness and save on space.
  • Superior Quality – your home or workplace deserves quality decorations. That is why our team goes all-out to ascertain that customer satisfaction is met. The high standards, premium material, and professionalism incorporated in the design make these turtle rocks a quality product.
  • Versatile Functionality – use our decorative glass rocks anytime you want to take your décor to the next level. The fish tank gravel can be used in parties, weddings, offices, and at home.
  • Support American Sellers – we are a small business headquartered in California. Your support is an investment for the American economy and helps fuel the next generation of American entrepreneurs. Thank you for considering our products!
  • 2 pounds of stones
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Boss Premium Final Thoughts

"Nice touch."

This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off.

Overall Score
4.6


(13 Points)

8. Worldwide Imports AWW80025 Terra Sand, 5-Pound, Light Blue

User Ratings: 51 12

Worldwide Imports 29588 First Impressions

"Overall I'm a fan."

I received this aquarium sand yesterday. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW80025 Terra Sand, 5-Pound, Light Blue
  • Worldwide Imports Aqua Terra Sand
  • Natural Coated Sand
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29588 Final Thoughts

"This sand is very light."

I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I thought it was soap, but it's not.

Overall Score
3.6


(7 Points)

9. XMHF Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Soil Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel Blue

User Ratings: 75

XMHF 4346795277 First Impressions

"Won't go back to gravel!"

A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. It's as close to white sand as you can get! This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it.

  • XMHF Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Soil Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel Blue
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop
  • Color: Blue; Net Weight: 60g
  • Total Size: 26.5 x 10 x 3.5cm / 10.4" x 4" x 1.4" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic
  • Handle Size: 11.5 x 2.5cm / 4.5" x 0.8" (L*W)
  • Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Manufacture: XMHF
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 inches; 2.19 Ounces
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XMHF 4346795277 Final Thoughts

"Super easy."

I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. It looks really pretty and natural. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

10. Zoo Med Laboratories AZMBA4 Ballistic Blue Sand, 1/2-Pound

User Ratings: 29

Zoo Med 976519 First Impressions

"The sand is nice."

If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. My Corydoras are having a field day! No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate.

  • Zoo Med Laboratories AZMBA4 Ballistic Blue Sand, 1/2-Pound
  • Zoo ballistic blue sand 1/2lb
  • Excellent for fishbowls or Nano tanks
  • Zoo med laboratories, inc Designs and manufactures reptile products as well as product for, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Zoo Med 976519 Final Thoughts

"The algae will die off."

Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6.

Overall Score
3.7


(4 Points)

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