Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hewnda Aquarium Sand

1. Hewnda Gorgeous Aquarium Decorated with Aquarium Decorations Glass Beads Aquarium, 1 Pound of Enough...

User Ratings: 65 8

Hewnda First Impressions

"No harm to the fish."

I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes.

  • Hewnda Gorgeous Aquarium Decorated with Aquarium Decorations Glass Beads Aquarium, 1 Pound of Enough Decorative Gravel Rock Gravel Pebbles gem
  • Size: 2-4mm around the particles.
  • Cultivate nitrifying bacteria, aquaculture and landscaping sand, with the simulation of water plants with landscaping!
  • black bottom sand has a metallic bright black surface, especially in light illumination, can provide a contrasting black bed for ornamental fish and shrimp, help fish and shrimp hair color.
  • For guppies, ornamental rice shrimp (cherry, fire, yellow rice, etc.), crayfish, raw fish, ornamental turtle.
  • Cleaning: with a little dust, used for fish tank bottom sand, water to be cleaned, the way similar to Taomi, cleaning about 4.5 times the water gradually clear into the cylinder.
  • Manufacture: Hewnda
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Hewnda Final Thoughts

"Yes, its grey not black."

I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.2


(325 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Hewnda Aquarium Sand

2. Hewnda 2 Pound Fish Tank Sand Glass Beads - Aquarium Decoration Ornament Stone for Fish Turtle Tank ...

Hewnda First Impressions

"I didn't want tan."

It looks great and it's super quality. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes.

  • Hewnda 2 Pound Fish Tank Sand Glass Beads - Aquarium Decoration Ornament Stone for Fish Turtle Tank Landscape Bottom
  • Non-Toxic & Safe: made of glass, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water. Good choice for your aquarium and succulent decoration.
  • Weight: 2 pounds, about 1000 gram. Stone size: 3-6 mm. Material: glass sand. Volume: 0.22 gallons.
  • Use indoor & outdoor. Shiny in water. Perfect decor for fresh & saltwater aquariums, ponds, terrariums, gardens, potted plants, vases, ash trays, crafts & hobbies
  • Use Rinse with water 3-4 times before,do not rubbing force.Not toy, keep away from children for chocking hazard.
  • perfect for accenting your potted succulent creations and aquarium! Keep it away from children under 3 years in case chocking hazard!
  • Manufacture: Hewnda
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Hewnda Final Thoughts

"I recommend this."

Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Seachem Fluorite Black Sand Substrate, 7.7 Ounces Each

User Ratings: 74 4

Seachem 67135230 First Impressions

"He digs holes."

The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. It looks great and it's super quality. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind.

  • Seachem Fluorite Black Sand Substrate, 7.7 Ounces Each
  • Premium natural sand for the planted aquarium
  • Good for the life of the aquarium
  • Manufacture: Seachem
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1 Pounds
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Seachem 67135230 Final Thoughts

"Sand is beautiful."

I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. The grain size will range from fine to medium.

Overall Score
4.6


(85 Points)

4. Reptile Sciences Terrarium Sand, 10-Pound, Green

User Ratings: 76 8

Reptile Sciences 82310 First Impressions

"This can be true."

I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up.

  • Reptile Sciences Terrarium Sand, 10-Pound, Green
  • 100% Digestible Calcium Carbonate Prevents Internal and External Abrasions
  • 100% All-Natural Orbicular Grains; Silica & Phosphate-Free
  • Significantly Lowers Risk of Impaction in Reptiles
  • Contains Essential Strontium, Potassium and Magnesium
  • Natural Odor Neutralizer; Creates An All-Natural Environment
  • Manufacture: WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENT., INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 8 x 1.5 inches; 10 Pounds
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Reptile Sciences 82310 Final Thoughts

"Like go overboard."

You really can't go wrong buying this sand! The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(73 Points)

5. GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vac...

User Ratings: 45 26

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"This sand is gorgeous!"

I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier.

  • GOTOTOP Aquarium Cleaner Detachable Auto Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit Flexible Fish Tank Vacuum Filter with Other Accessories for Big and Small Tank Water Changing and Sand Clean
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch with adjustable height from 40cm to 95cm. It is also equipped with soft water hose,it is more easy to empty the water out or add water.
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"It looks nice overall."

One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. My Corydoras are having a field day! My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank.

Overall Score
3.3


(10 Points)

6. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"My fish was undisturbed."

We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
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Laifoo Final Thoughts

"Bottom line."

If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review.

Overall Score
4.4


(668 Points)

7. Kesheng 50g Mini White Quartz Sands for Aquariums Terrariums Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decora...

Kesheng First Impressions

"Repeated 3-4 times."

I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. The Estes sand came highly recommended. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have.

  • Kesheng 50g Mini White Quartz Sands for Aquariums Terrariums Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration
  • Color: White; Package Content: 50g mini aquarium decor stones
  • Material: dinas. Weight: 50g
  • White stones, fit for fish tank waterscape decoration, garden, flower pots, vase and more.
  • Create a nature environment for your aquatic fish and pets, enhance visual beauty.
  • When you receive the parcel, please wash it 3-4 times before use.
  • Manufacture: Kesheng
  • Product Dimensions: 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches; 1.76 Ounces
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Kesheng Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. You really can't go wrong buying this sand! Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. 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)

9. 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.
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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)

10. JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot G...

User Ratings: 66 4

JZMYXA First Impressions

"Will purchase again."

But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. But that is also something to consider with all sands. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. But that is also something to consider with all sands.

  • JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration,2 Lbs
  • Net weight 2.2 pounds. Made of 100% Natural Gravel Pebbles.
  • Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration.
  • Non-toxic just like river gravels.
  • Natural color won't fade away through time.
  • Please wash them 5-6 times before use.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.53 x 2.17 inches; 2.34 Pounds
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JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one other thing."

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. It looks great and it's super quality. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

Overall Score
4.3


(104 Points)

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