Editor's Choice - Our Favorite boxtech Aquarium Sand

1. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"Great product."

It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"You can see in photos."

One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. I never did get around to switching to gravel. But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend.

Overall Score
4.3


(653 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated boxtech Aquarium Sand

2. Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water...

User Ratings: 55 14

boxtech First Impressions

"This sand is gorgeous!"

This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand.

  • Boxtech Electric Aquarium Cleaner, 12V DC/28W Auto Fish Tank Gravel Cleaning kit 6 in 1 Change Water and Wash Sand Filter for Aquarium 10-200 Gallon
  • Multifunction Gravel Cleaner for Aquarium: Boxtech Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit with Water Changer+Sand Washer+Debris Cleaning+Water Filter+Water Shower+Water Flow 6 in 1 functions. Hmax can up to 118 inch, It takes only 0.3h to draw out a 180 gallon tank
  • Strong Power with Suction: Power is 28W, powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 256 GPH. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly
  • Safe & Durable: Only using DC12 Voltage power with UL certificated, Multi-page rotor spiral core, energy saving and preventing jamming, make sure it is safe to use for our customers and your love fish
  • With Flexible Structure: You Can Adjust The Flexible Hose To Appropriate Length According To Depth Of Your Aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • Note: Only after putting the gravel vacuum cleaner into the fish tank water can it be turned on, otherwise it will stop working
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 6 inches; 2.2 Pounds
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"Make sure you rinse it."

Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. The item is as pictured and described. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I never did get around to switching to gravel.

Overall Score
3.9


(482 Points)

3. boxtech Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank, Fish Tank Cleaner, 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaner(Stainless Steel Algae...

User Ratings: 69 7

boxtech First Impressions

"I didn't want tan."

I never did get around to switching to gravel. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. The Estes sand came highly recommended. The water was clear by the next day. It looks really pretty and natural.

  • boxtech Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank, Fish Tank Cleaner, 5 in 1 Aquarium Cleaner(Stainless Steel Algae Scraper, Fish Net, Water Grass Clip, Sand Rake, 360° Rotation Brush) for Aquarium 10-120 Gallon
  • 【Multi-purpose fish tank cleaner】Fits for fish tank cleaning. 360° rotation brush clean the dirt perfectly. Stainless steel scraper easy to clean tough stuff. Gravel rake use for raking and cleaning gravel. Algae Scraper easily extract aquatic plants. The 8.86(L)*6.7(W) inch fish net is perfect for catching fish, crab and cleaning debris.
  • 【Adjustable handle】Aquarium cleaner have 4 extension handle. It adopts threaded design. Ensure each one can be tightly integrated and will not bend or break. It can be extended from 11 inch to 32 inch. It is long enough to clean up to 2.8 ft depth tank. Use for Aquarium 10-120 Gallon.
  • 【Easy to swap out and use】The cleaning kit for fish tank is easy to assem and disassem. Attention: Please keep the tool dry after use to avoid oxidation of sewage.
  • 【Durable carbon fiber material】The aquarium cleaning tools are durable and anti- rust. Safe for aquarium and fish.
  • 【5 in 1 fish tank cleaning tools kit】Aquarium cleaning kit including 1 gravel rake, 1 Algae scraper, 1 water grass clip, 1 360° rotation brush, 1 fish net and 4 extension handle.
  • Efficiently clean hard-to-clean dirt around your fish tank
  • Cleans green algae on the surface of fish tanks more efficiently and quickly than flat sponges
  • High-density carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass pole.
  • Manufacture: Boxtech
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"Beautiful aquarium sand."

At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. The Estes sand came highly recommended. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic.

Overall Score
4.4


(84 Points)

4. CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Crystal River

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008701 First Impressions

"But its natural SAND."

The Estes sand came highly recommended. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. My Corydoras are having a field day! Some people might have time to, but I do not.

  • CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Crystal River
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • ph neutral ; great for all aquarium substrates
  • no paints or dyes used ; all natural
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 10 inches; 50 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479008701 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful aquarium sand."

I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Aqueon Plant & Shrimp Aquarium Substrate, 5 lbs., Standard

User Ratings: 72 9

Aqueon 100534685 First Impressions

"I really like this sand."

I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. It looks really pretty and natural. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice!

  • Aqueon Plant & Shrimp Aquarium Substrate, 5 lbs., Standard
  • Promotes the growth of a wide variety of freshwater plants
  • For use with freshwater shrimp, snails and tropical fish
  • Made from clay based material, great for aquascaping
  • Available in 5 pound bags
  • Manufacture: Aqueon
  • Item Weight: 4.75 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.25 x 10.25 inches
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Aqueon 100534685 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. I never did get around to switching to gravel. The Estes sand came highly recommended. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

Overall Score
4.4


(20 Points)

6. Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scrap...

User Ratings: 57 14

Yokgrass First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank.

  • Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • AIR-PRESSING AND WATER FLOW CONTROLLER: This Air-pressing Button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically
  • 5 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass tanks
  • EXTENSION WATER INLET & OUTLET TUBES: This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (2*15.75in), which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 81 feet flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • FISH PROTECTOR: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT: The siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us.
  • Manufacture: Yokgrass
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Yokgrass Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

Overall Score
4.0


(529 Points)

7. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"Great product."

It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

boxtech Final Thoughts

"You can see in photos."

One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. I never did get around to switching to gravel. But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend.

Overall Score
4.3


(653 Points)

8. Seachem Fluorite Sand 3.5kg 7.7lb

User Ratings: 55 8

Seachem 001189 First Impressions

"No complaints at all."

But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

  • Seachem Fluorite Sand 3.5kg 7.7lb
  • Premium natural Sand for the Planted Aquarium
  • Good for the life of the Aquarium
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 1.98 x 1.98 x 1.98 inches; 1 Pounds
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Seachem 001189 Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. You really can't go wrong buying this sand! The Estes sand came highly recommended. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap.

Overall Score
4.1


(13 Points)

9. CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Special Grade Reef Sand, Bahamas Oolite

User Ratings: 65 8

Carib Sea 793 First Impressions

"He digs holes."

It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned.

  • CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Special Grade Reef Sand, Bahamas Oolite
  • Functional and beautiful aragonite substrate for all types of marine aquariums
  • Contains millions of beneficial marine bacteria to enhance biological filtration
  • Many styles to help recreate any marine environment
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 2 inches; 20 Pounds
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Carib Sea 793 Final Thoughts

"I really like it!"

Plant tanks require high light levels. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.3


(35 Points)

10. SANON Aquarium Cleaning Tools, Battery Powered Siphon Pump Water Filter Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank V...

User Ratings: 44 29

SANON 1101916/120144AM92-0117 First Impressions

"Overall I'm a fan."

I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium.

  • SANON Aquarium Cleaning Tools, Battery Powered Siphon Pump Water Filter Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner, Siphon Cleaning Tool for Gravel Sand
  • Supplied with two suction pipe sizes, work for both large and small aquariums.
  • Come with gravel and sand filter mesh bag, fully repeated for durable use.
  • Flexible and stretchable tube for adjustable length to fit different water depth.
  • Battery case on the top, only 2 batteries needed for easy and safe installation.
  • Ergonomic handle for secure and comfortable grip with operation ease.
  • Manufacture: SANON
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 10.3 Ounces
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SANON 1101916/120144AM92-0117 Final Thoughts

"A REALLY LOT."

The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
3.0


(4 Points)

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