Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluker's Aquarium Sand

1. Fluker's All Natural Premium Sand Substrate Mixture for Hermit Crabs

User Ratings: 80 2

Fluker's 66027 First Impressions

"Yes, its grey not black."

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! My Corydoras are having a field day! Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day.

  • Fluker's All Natural Premium Sand Substrate Mixture for Hermit Crabs
  • 6 pound bag
  • Manufacture: Flukers
  • Item Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 x 1.5 inches
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Fluker's 66027 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

The water was clear by the next day. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

Overall Score
4.6


(3092 Points)

2. Caribsea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 77 3

CaribSea Aquatics 8479008404 First Impressions

"This is a nice size sand."

I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. It's as close to white sand as you can get! Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. My Corydoras are having a field day! I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake.

  • Caribsea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • no paints or dyes used
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquarium systems
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 10 inches; 10 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 8479008404 Final Thoughts

"Incredibly fine and soft."

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. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for.

Overall Score
4.6


(1168 Points)

3. Worldwide Imports AWWA10801 Live Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 87

Worldwide Imports 029621 First Impressions

"No harm to the fish."

But that is also something to consider with all sands. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted.

  • Worldwide Imports AWWA10801 Live Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound, Pink
  • Worldwide live aragonite pink sand 20lb-2pieces
  • Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state
  • Just place in tank add saltwater
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 029621 Final Thoughts

"Nice touch."

Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! The grain size will range from fine to medium. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. But I have to give it to this sand. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.9


(7 Points)

4. Worldwide Imports AWWA1063 Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound

User Ratings: 48 19

Worldwide Imports 29615 First Impressions

"Repeated 3-4 times."

I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I never did get around to switching to gravel. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much!

  • Worldwide Imports AWWA1063 Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound
  • Worldwide aragonite 1 sand 20lb-2piece
  • Reduces nitrates
  • Ideal for reef system tank bottoms denitrifying anaerobic beds extremely high surface area filter media
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29615 Final Thoughts

"I love the color!"

If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. The item is as pictured and described. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. It's as close to white sand as you can get! Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

Overall Score
3.6


(15 Points)

5. 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)

6. Worldwide Imports AWWA1037 Atlantic 1 Coral Sand, 20-Pound

Worldwide Imports 29609 First Impressions

"Stick hose into bucket."

I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times.

  • Worldwide Imports AWWA1037 Atlantic 1 Coral Sand, 20-Pound
  • Worldwide Atlantic 1 coral sand 20lb-2
  • Natural crushed coral sand
  • Prevents anaerobic dead spots in bacteria bed
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29609 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful aquarium sand."

Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. Plant tanks require high light levels. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. AquaNatural Hermit Crab Aragonite 10LB, Sand for Habitat

User Ratings: 82 5

AquaNatural ARAGH010 First Impressions

"Arrived well."

This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. It looks great and it's super quality. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap.

  • AquaNatural Hermit Crab Aragonite 10LB, Sand for Habitat
  • Natural habitat of the Hermit Crab
  • Encourages their natural burrowing behaviour
  • Naturally renewable oolitic aragonite
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Phosphate free
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
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AquaNatural ARAGH010 Final Thoughts

"Won't go back to gravel!"

Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. It looks great and it's super quality. The grain size will range from fine to medium. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well.

Overall Score
4.5


(44 Points)

8. Victories Fish Tank Backdrop-PVC HD Printing Wallpaper,Sea Bottom Sand Scenery Aquarium Poster Backg...

User Ratings: 60

Victories YQTFish200219LLRTakSLEO02850YGADVIS First Impressions

"One is just the sand."

We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful.

  • Victories Fish Tank Backdrop-PVC HD Printing Wallpaper,Sea Bottom Sand Scenery Aquarium Poster Background Decor Paper Cling Decals Sticker
  • Unique Design:Pictures printed in high definition on decorative background stickers,modern,elegant,chic.
  • Easy Fits:Aquarium Background is 16.4 Inches wide by 36.4 Inches long(41x91cm),available in 12 different size options.
  • High Quality:Fish tank paper cling decals poster made of high quality PVC,waterproof, easy to clean and durable.Lightweight.Indoor not easy to fade.
  • Good Package:Only HD background stickers, no fish tank.Roll the sticker into a cylinder and protect it with bubble wrap.Creases will disappear after pasting.
  • Easy Application:Aquarium background paper cling decals with self-adhesive design on the back,Please wet the surface of the fish tank with water to make sure there is no dirt or foreign matter bulged,remove bubbles after stick.
  • Manufacture: Victories
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Victories YQTFish200219LLRTakSLEO02850YGADVIS Final Thoughts

"This sand is very fine."

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. Plant tanks require high light levels. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

9. Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum f...

User Ratings: 53 14

Aisamco First Impressions

"75 inches L by 8."

You really can't go wrong buying this sand! I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. I thought it was soap, but it's not. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand!

  • Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner, Algae Glass Cleaner Scrubber Floating Clean Brush
  • Including: Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum, Floating Clean Brush.
  • Efficient aquarium cleaning solution: water changing and cleaning action can be easily accomplished with this tool kit, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately.
  • Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers set 5 in 1 includes: fish net, gravel rake, scraping algae, fork and sponge brush, can be easily assembled and disassembled.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: with the siphon vacuum design, water changing and sand cleaning can be so easy.
  • Floating Clean Brush: Let your hand free from the water of fish tank, strong magnetic block wipe the inside while the outside handle moving. Notice: Made for common glass fish tank. Not for acrylic and low iron glass.
  • Manufacture: Aisamco
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Aisamco Final Thoughts

"This sand is gorgeous!"

You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles.

Overall Score
3.8


(52 Points)

10. Liveday Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel

Liveday First Impressions

"This sand is very light."

It helped the water clear up faster. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said.

  • Liveday Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel
  • Quick processing, or screening dirt from the gravel of the fish tank.
  • lightweight with comfortable handle. Help to easily scoops up the sand.
  • made of plastic, economical and practical.
  • it is designed with small slats, it is very suitable for filtering sand and removing large pieces of waste.
  • sand shovel is an essential cleaning tool for the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Liveday
  • Item Weight: 6.3 ounces
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Liveday Final Thoughts

"I hope it goes away soon."

It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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