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. 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)

5. XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel

User Ratings: 67

XMHF 4346787863 First Impressions

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop
  • Color: Blue; Net Weight: 109g
  • Total Size: Scoop Size: 18 x 8.5 x 7.5cm / 7.1" x 3.3" x 3" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic
  • Handle Size: 10 x 3cm / 3.9" x 1.2" (L*W)
  • Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Manufacture: XMHF
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 inches; 2.79 Ounces
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XMHF 4346787863 Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Plant tanks require high light levels. My Corydoras are having a field day! If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

Overall Score
4.4


(19 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. BestFire Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner with 16.40ft Long Siphon Hose, 3 Types of...

User Ratings: 27 24

BestFire First Impressions

"Very good product."

If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. I never did get around to switching to gravel. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes.

  • BestFire Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner with 16.40ft Long Siphon Hose, 3 Types of Faucet Connector, Siphon Ball and Hose Clip for Water Changing, Sand Washing, Residue Removing
  • 【Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner】We are equipped with 3 kinds of connectors for arbitrary switching, 1. washbasin connector + conversion connector, 2. standard connector, 3. universal connector. The 16.40ft pc fish tank siphon is tasteless, high temperature resistance, aging resistance, tear resistance and equipped with fish tank water pipe clamp, fixed water pipe operation making it is easy to free your hands. Note: The fixing clip can clamp glass 1-18mm.
  • 【Multi-Purpose】3-in-1 multifunctional, water changing, sand washing and residue removing. Gravel cleaner for fish aquarium uses aquarium siphon to change water, filter gravel and remove fish poop.
  • 【Air-Pressing】Aquarium vacuum gravel cleaner comes with an siphon ball, 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.
  • 【Labor-Saving】Fish tank water changer is simple to operate. Pressing the siphon ball 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. Note: When changing the water tank of the aquarium, please insert the one-third hose directly at the siphon ball interface. Do not insert all the hoses to prevent the hose from being pulled out.
  • 【Applicable Scope of Water Refilling Set】3 kinds of joints can be switched without worry. They are suitable for single cold faucet, filter faucet, washing machine, kitchen faucet, basin faucet, bathroom faucet.
  • Manufacture: BestFire
  • Product Dimensions: 0.12 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 1.72 Pounds
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BestFire Final Thoughts

"75 inches L by 8."

It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. When adding water, no dust, no mess. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag.

Overall Score
3.2


(17 Points)

8. Carib Sea ACS05824 Super Natural Rio Grande Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 54 15

Carib Sea 008479058249 First Impressions

"I really like this sand."

No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea.

  • Carib Sea ACS05824 Super Natural Rio Grande Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • re-create natural river eco-systems
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • no dyes or paints 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 008479058249 Final Thoughts

"Overall I'm a fan."

Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand.

Overall Score
3.9


(19 Points)

9. Carib Sea ACS05824 Super Natural Rio Grande Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 54 15

Carib Sea 008479058249 First Impressions

"Stick hose into bucket."

I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I never did get around to switching to gravel. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too.

  • Carib Sea ACS05824 Super Natural Rio Grande Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • re-create natural river eco-systems
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • no dyes or paints 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 008479058249 Final Thoughts

"One is a dechlorinator."

This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. When adding water, no dust, no mess. Some people might have time to, but I do not. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank.

Overall Score
3.9


(19 Points)

10. Arag-Alive Bahama Oolite Sand in Bahama Oolite Set of 2 - 20 lb Packages / 40 lbs Total

Carib Sea First Impressions

"This sand is very fine."

There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. The grain size will range from fine to medium. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected.

  • Arag-Alive Bahama Oolite Sand in Bahama Oolite Set of 2 - 20 lb Packages / 40 lbs Total
  • 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
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 inches
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"It worked like a charm."

Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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