Editor's Choice - Our Favorite hygger Aquarium Sand

1. Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit...

User Ratings: 52 13

hygger First Impressions

"No complaints at all."

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! Some people might have time to, but I do not. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. The sand looks more natural and clean. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, New Quick Water Changer with Air-Pressing Button Fish Tank Sand Cleaner Kit Aquarium Siphon Vacuum Cleaner with Water Hose Controller Clamp
  • 【3 in 1 Function】: ① Dirt Suction. Gravel Vacuum for Aquarium equipped with a duckbill suction inlet accessory, and it is easy to suck the feces away. ② Sand Washing. Aquarium siphon with 3D Filter Basket Net, protect your love fish and small gravel from suck out of the aquarium. ③ Water Changing. Built-in dual airbags, atmospheric cavity, good resilience, effortless operation.
  • 【Working Principle】: Manual air-pressing. The upgraded part is equipped with a handle, which has more operating space and saves labor and brings convenience, by testing the fastest speed is to press 7 times. Sand Washer has 2 thickened airbags inside, which can pump water quickly. And using PP ABS materials, resistance to extrusion, do not worry about airbag damage and leakage, can be used for a long time.
  • 【Easy to Use】: Push the siphon switch of the aquarium siphon vacuum cleaner several times, and make sure that the inlet tube part is full of water, and then observe the outlet hose. After the water continuously flows out, you can stop push and observe whether it will automatically. If not, continue to operate until the water will flow out quickly and automatically. The sand can move up and down in the extension tube to remove debris from your aquarium.
  • 【Accessories Include】:1 *Air-pressing control body; 2 *Extension Inlet Tube; 1 *Extension tube connector; 1 *User Manual; 1 *Duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum); 1 *Outlet hose(79inch PVC Hose),the water pipe can be cut according to demand; 1 *Water Flow Clamp(Flow Control),easily adjust water flow; 1 *Fixture clamp(Water pipe clamp), freely fix, free your hands.
  • 【Wide Application】: Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner is suitable for various types of fish tanks, with spliced extension tubes, two-stage splicing combination, both large and small tanks are suitable, and extension tube can be installed according to demand.Four basic combinations(excluding handle length):2 tubes(31.4inch);2 tubes + head(34inch);1 tube(16inch);1 tube + head accessories(18inch).
  • 1 *Air-pressing control body
  • 2 *Extension Inlet Tube
  • 1 *Extension tube connector
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Plants love it!"

This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Some people might have time to, but I do not. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube.

Overall Score
3.9


(1566 Points)

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2. 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Wate...

User Ratings: 51 16

hygger First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

  • 396GPH DC Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5 in 1 Automatic Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Set Vacuum Water Changer Sand Washer Filter Siphon Adjustable Length 12V 20W
  • FUNCTION 1 SAND WASHING: Electric operation, water flow up to 396GPH, more time and labor saving than manual operation, is your perfect choice. Use sand vacuum to meet your needs for washing sand and gravel. In addition, the accessorie has been upgraded with a filter sponge inside, which can block the sand from entering the motor pump and cause blockage.
  • FUNCTION 2 CLEANING: using the brush head, you can clean the dirt on the wall of the fish tank and brush the deposited stains on the bottom of the fish tank. Using the duckbill head, it can absorb the fish food and dung remaining at the bottom of the fish tank, and other large impurities. The control tube can be freely assembled, which can meet the fish tank of up to 40in.
  • FUNCTION 3 FILTRATION and WATER CHANGE: Use filter housing, you can directly drain clean water back into the tank. The filter material can be washed and used multiple times, and other filter materials can be replaced. Use water pipe, the water is directly flows out of the tank. It is suitable for very dirty fish tanks. It can also change and add water. The starting water level can be as low as 2in and the pumping as low as 0.3in.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL FISH TANK CLEANER: 5-in-1 functional clean pump, can be disassembled and freely assembled to meet your different needs. High-quality materials, wear-resistant and long service life. Safe to use, equipped with an external independent switch, the adapter is DC 12V, the power supply is UL certified, and can be used with confidence.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDE: 5 functional head accessories-45 ° corner suction inlet, duckbill suction inlet(Debris vacuum), brush head, gravel washer(sand vacuum), 360 ° water intake strainer. 2 water outlet accessories-filter housing, outlet + water pipe. Other accessories-electric pump motor, long connecting tubes, small connector, three-way valve, handle, wire slot, power adapter, switch controller.
  • Power: 20W
  • H-MAX: 9.85ft
  • F-MAX: 396GPH
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hygger Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier."

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. I never did get around to switching to gravel. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

Overall Score
3.8


(118 Points)

3. Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools ...

User Ratings: 35 38

hygger First Impressions

"Like go overboard."

This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium.

  • Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools Water Change for Fish Tank
  • Quick water change and easy gravel cleaning with Hygger Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit. DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze (NOT FOR FINE SAND)
  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner kit includes a non-slip handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 water pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter housing and 6.5 ft water pipe
  • Sand vacuum for cleaning coarse gravel(stone size over 5 mm), brush head for cleaning gravel-free aquarium's bottom, sand washing head attachment for cleaning pebbles, debris vacuum for vacuuming out fish waste, intake strainer for water changing and filter housing for trapping large particles
  • Build in 4 sections tubes, it can be extends from 11.4 inch to 32.7 inch which is long enough to clean up to 3.2 ft depth tank. Threads together with extension tightly no flexing, white seal ring prevents from leaking
  • Water pump provides strong water flow up to 396 GPH (6.6 Gallon per Minute), easy to assemble and detach, drains and fills aquarium rapidly and effectively
  • DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze.
  • This electric cleaner saves you plenty of time and energy on gravel cleaning and water change.
  • Powerful 20 W water pump water flow up to 396 GPH.
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Worked beautifully."

Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes.

Overall Score
3.0


(9 Points)

4. TERAPUMP Genuine Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Free

User Ratings: 61 8

TERAPUMP A-TRFTCLN-S-P02-NW-001 First Impressions

"Yes, its grey not black."

I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. It's as close to white sand as you can get! Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it.

  • TERAPUMP Genuine Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Free
  • Narrow Suction Tube: This smaller suction tube allow for use in smaller Aquariums ( 10 Gallons or less)
  • Flow Control: Water flow can be controlled by pinching the flow control tube
  • Nozzle is for cleaning Fish Leftover Food, Droppings and Fine Gravel / Takes the Waste out while Replacing the Water; Will not Hurt any Small Aquarium Life when in use
  • Suction Cub: Securely keeps the suction tube in place allowing the pump to operated with one hand
  • Filter will keeps Large Gravel from entering pump to prevent blockage while operating ( 1 Gallons per Minute )
  • Flow Control: Water flow can be controlled by pinching the flow control tube
  • Filter: Keeps large gravel from entering pump to prevent blockage while operating
  • Operation bulb: Squeeze the bulb to initiate the siphon to start transferring liquid from one receptacle to another
  • Manufacture: TERAPUMP
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TERAPUMP A-TRFTCLN-S-P02-NW-001 Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps!"

Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! Not too white, more a beige-grey color. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in.

Overall Score
4.2


(5167 Points)

5. 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)

6. Penn-Plax 64671 Finding Dory Hank on Sand, Mini

User Ratings: 65

Penn-Plax 64671 First Impressions

"Make sure you rinse it."

This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. But that is also something to consider with all sands. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. It looks really pretty and natural.

  • Penn-Plax 64671 Finding Dory Hank on Sand, Mini
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in China
  • Manufacture: PS04O
  • Item Weight: 0.352 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1.5 inches
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Penn-Plax 64671 Final Thoughts

"Great substrate."

This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. When adding water, no dust, no mess. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. When adding water, no dust, no mess.

Overall Score
4.3


(22 Points)

7. Worldwide Imports AWWS1015 Samoa Grade 0 Sand for Aquarium Decor, 20-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 30 44

Worldwide Imports 29626 First Impressions

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank.

  • Worldwide Imports AWWS1015 Samoa Grade 0 Sand for Aquarium Decor, 20-Pound, Pink
  • Worldwide Samoa grade 0 pink sand 20lb-2pack
  • Ideal for reef system tank bottoms denitrifying anaerobic beds extremely high surface area filter media
  • Prewashed minimum rinse required
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29626 Final Thoughts

"They love it so far!"

It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. The water was clear by the next day. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

Overall Score
3.0


(3 Points)

8. Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, Gold

User Ratings: 75 6

Zoo Med VG10 First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

It helped the water clear up faster. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again.

  • Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, Gold
  • Available in 6 colors
  • All natural calcium carbonate
  • No dyes or additives
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Item Weight: 9.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 15 inches
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Zoo Med VG10 Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier."

Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful.

Overall Score
4.4


(193 Points)

9. 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)

10. Carib Sea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Sand in Black (40 lbs) [Set of 2]

User Ratings: 27

Carib Sea First Impressions

"Love love love love love!"

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! I never did get around to switching to gravel. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank.

  • Carib Sea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Sand in Black (40 lbs) [Set of 2]
  • For marine aquariums.
  • Beauty and brains.
  • Agri-alive helps maintain a proper ph for the life of your aquarium without the constant addition of chemicals.
  • And creates a biological balance to discourage nuisance algae.
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 inches; 18.05 Pounds
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. I thought it was soap, but it's not. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

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