Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hamiledyi Aquarium Sand

1. Hamster Bathing Sand,Gerbil Powder Grooming Sand for Tiny Friends Farm Chinchilla Dust Bath Potty Li...

User Ratings: 64 7

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"No harm to the fish."

When adding water, no dust, no mess. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Some people might have time to, but I do not. The grain size will range from fine to medium.

  • Hamster Bathing Sand,Gerbil Powder Grooming Sand for Tiny Friends Farm Chinchilla Dust Bath Potty Litter Sand (2LB) (Hamster Sand) (Hamster Bath Sand Dust(A))
  • ❤100% natural sand,Great chioice for hamster bath.
  • ❤ It is the choice of many owners of show chinchillas for ideal coat condition.
  • ❤Pet will thoroughly enjoy themselves and the sand will help keep their coats healthy by removing excess oils.
  • ❤Keeps your pet entertained for hours.This small animal grooming sand an also be used as a potty training kit for degus,gerbil, chinchilla, hedgehog, guinea pig,etc
  • ❤Package including:1 bag*2LB bathing sand This hamster bath sand is made from natural sand, just keep it dry and It won't expire.
  • Hamiledyi Bathing Sand is 100% natural White cloud snow silica sand,Do not add any fragrance natural,pure and white and is totally dust free.It is also naturally absorbent.It is the choice of many owners of show chinchillas for ideal coat condition.
  • Our Small pets deserve the very best.it Is fun for our Small Animal to Play In and the Purest Natural Pumice Cleanser for our Pet!
  • Chinchillas should have a sand bath every day.Place bathing sand into a high-sided box or cat litter tray and let our Chinchillas roll around in it.
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
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Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"4 lb bags."

Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand.

Overall Score
4.2


(635 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Hamiledyi Aquarium Sand

2. Gerbil Sand Chinchilla Bath Dust Hamster Bathing Sand Pure Pumice Dust Sand Toys for Degus Guinea Pi...

User Ratings: 66 9

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

  • Gerbil Sand Chinchilla Bath Dust Hamster Bathing Sand Pure Pumice Dust Sand Toys for Degus Guinea Pigs Bunny Rabbits (2LB)
  • ❤100% natural volcano dust and is totally free from bacteria.Great chioice for chinchilla,bunny hamster bath.
  • ❤ It is the choice of many owners of show chinchillas for ideal coat condition.
  • ❤Pet will thoroughly enjoy themselves and the sand will help keep their coats healthy by removing excess oils.
  • ❤Keeps your pet entertained for hours.This small animal grooming sand an also be used as a potty training kit for degus,gerbil, chinchilla, hedgehog, guinea pig,etc
  • ❤Package including:1 bag*2LB bathing sand
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
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Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. The item is as pictured and described. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! Plant tanks require high light levels.

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

3. UP AQUA Sand for Aquatic Plants

User Ratings: 68 5

U.P. Aqua UA-560B First Impressions

"Fantastic sand."

I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Some people might have time to, but I do not. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains!

  • UP AQUA Sand for Aquatic Plants
  • Ph value at 6.5
  • Does not require rinse before use
  • Not easy to break down
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 11.0 Pounds
  • Manufacture: UP AQUA
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 10 inches; 11 Pounds
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U.P. Aqua UA-560B Final Thoughts

"Like a dog."

Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. The Estes sand came highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.3


(75 Points)

4. African CICHILD Aragonite 10LB Sand for Aquarium

AquaNatural ARAGAF010 First Impressions

"But its natural SAND."

I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Plant tanks require high light levels. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

  • African CICHILD Aragonite 10LB Sand for Aquarium
  • Unsurpassed buffering capability
  • 98% pure calcium carbonate
  • Naturally renewable oolitic aragonite
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Phosphate free
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
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AquaNatural ARAGAF010 Final Thoughts

"I just love it!"

Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph.

Overall Score
5.0


(10 Points)

5. Nature's Ocean Aqua Terra Green Sand 5 lb Bag, Natural Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 40 14

Nature's Ocean First Impressions

"Like go overboard."

I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either.

  • Nature's Ocean Aqua Terra Green Sand 5 lb Bag, Natural Aquarium Sand
  • Natural Coated Sands
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
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Nature's Ocean Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. 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
3.5


(9 Points)

6. Houkr Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tools, 6 in 1 Adjustable Cleaning Kit & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siph...

User Ratings: 55

Houkr First Impressions

"Make sure you rinse it."

Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium.

  • Houkr Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tools, 6 in 1 Adjustable Cleaning Kit & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon for Water Changing, Sand Cleaner
  • Six Multi-purpose Tools:6 PCS,Fish net ,Spoon net, Algae scraper, Window sponge, Plant fork and Gravel rake.
  • Aquarium Cleaning Pump: Help you save more time and be more efficient when cleaning your fish tank. Just squeeze the suction balloon softly so that the water can be suck up.
  • Adjustable Handle:35-87cm / 13.7-34.25inch.Stretching freely, tightly fixed and not to fall off.
  • Durable ABS Plastic:It's made of high quality ABS plastic for long-lasting use.
  • Easy to Use:Assemble the handle and accessory holder to the rod,tighten the connection for the length you want.
  • Manufacture: Houkr
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Houkr Final Thoughts

"A REALLY LOT."

Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. It looks really pretty and natural. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

7. Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water...

User Ratings: 43 25

Number-One First Impressions

"Really happy with it."

Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

  • Number-one Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Water Changer Gravel Filter Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Pump Water Changing Sand Washing Adjustable Water Flow with Inbuilt Strainer Outlet Valve Pumping Airbag
  • 【Air-Pressing】- Aquarium siphon gravel cleaner comes with an airbag, vacuum pumping, powerful suction, can easily remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Built-in strainer in the water inlet effectively prevents little fish or aquatic plant from being discharged
  • 【Multi-Purpose】- 3-in-1 multifunctional, water changing, sand washing & residue removing. Fish tank vacuum gravel cleaner uses vacuum siphon to change water, filter gravel, remove fish poop, efficient water cleaning.
  • 【Labor-Saving】- Aquarium gravel filter is simple to operate. Pressing the airbag repeatedly till the water flows out automatically, greatly facilitates the cleaning process. When pumping water, the outlet level must be lower than the inlet level.
  • 【Detachable】- Aquarium gravel cleaner can be split into different parts, easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • 【Adjustable Water Flow】- PVC water outlet pipe, excellent oxidation-resistant, fairly soft, flexible and durable. Fish tank siphon is equipped with an outlet valve, handy to control the water yield.
  • Manufacture: Number-One
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Number-One Final Thoughts

"WHAT A MESS!"

Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. I never did get around to switching to gravel. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out!

Overall Score
3.4


(189 Points)

8. CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Special Grade Reef Sand, Bimini Pink

User Ratings: 80 3

Carib Sea 796 First Impressions

"I am so happy I did!"

No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. I thought it was soap, but it's not. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

  • CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Special Grade Reef Sand, Bimini Pink
  • 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 796 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going.

Overall Score
4.6


(92 Points)

9. Carib Sea ACS05823 Super Natural Torpedo Beach Sand Aquarium, 5-Pounds

User Ratings: 74 5

Carib Sea 008479058232 First Impressions

"One is just the sand."

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty.

  • Carib Sea ACS05823 Super Natural Torpedo Beach Sand Aquarium, 5-Pounds
  • re-create natural ecosystems
  • ph neutral ; great for all aquariums
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • no paints or dyes used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479058232 Final Thoughts

"Hope it works out."

You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. My Corydoras are having a field day! The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.5


(125 Points)

10. GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aq...

User Ratings: 33

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. The item is as pictured and described. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises.

  • GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aquarium Cleaner Without Batteries for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch.
  • Keep Clean: Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Customer Service:Your satisfaction is our utmost concern,please check the applicable model you need before purchasing our products. If you have any questions about the product size, please feel free to email us. Our customer service will try our best to give you a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Cusco
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"This is a nice size sand."

I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean!

Overall Score
3.7


(3 Points)

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