Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Imagitarium Aquarium Sand

1. Imagitarium Black Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 76 2

Imagitarium First Impressions

"I love the color!"

Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller.

  • Imagitarium Black Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS
  • Black Sand Aquatic Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment
  • Promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which breaks down waste
  • Reduces the amount of unhealthy debris in the water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Beautiful aquarium sand."

The water was clear by the next day. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. When adding water, no dust, no mess. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6.

Overall Score
4.6


(397 Points)

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2. Imagitarium White Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 79 1

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Love love love love love!"

This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. The Estes sand came highly recommended. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank!

  • Imagitarium White Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS
  • White Sand Aquarium Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment
  • Promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which breaks down waste
  • Reduces the amount of unhealthy debris in the water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"It worked like a charm."

The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. It looks great and it's super quality. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand.

Overall Score
4.7


(161 Points)

3. 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)

4. TELLW Coral Sand Aquarium Filter Material Coral Sand Coral Bone Bottom Sand Improve ph Filter Water ...

User Ratings: 50

TELLW First Impressions

"Won't go back to gravel!"

If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag.

  • TELLW Coral Sand Aquarium Filter Material Coral Sand Coral Bone Bottom Sand Improve ph Filter Water Purification seawater Sand
  • 1-4cm,500g
  • Coral Bone
  • Exquisite life from exquisite home decoration and household stuff,let the good always accompany
  • Please watch the size before buying
  • Due to the screen display reason, maybe have slightly chromatic aberration, please understand
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TELLW Final Thoughts

"I have two Dojo Loaches."

You really can't go wrong buying this sand! The water was clear by the next day. It helped the water clear up faster. It looks really pretty and natural. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

5. LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer

User Ratings: 37 25

LONDAFISH First Impressions

"Love the look!"

The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. Plant tanks require high light levels. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! The Estes sand came highly recommended.

  • LONDAFISH Electric Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer
  • fish tank siphon vacuum cleaner fish tank automatic cleaner
  • EASY TO USE- Installed gravel cleaner,please keep the water level between the MAX and MIN,then strat switch.When the outlet can draw water,raise the gravel cleaner,let the head and outlet above the water.
  • MULTIPURPOSE- The cleaner can install the battery and use by the adaptor directly.(the package contain the connector:3V 2A) Freely adjust the different lengths:62cm/73cm/100cm, suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • CLEANING FUNCTION- Can clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively without requiring a water change.
  • PLEASE NOTE- Ideal for complete aquarium cleaning or quick spot maintenance and actually continuous work within 20 minutes
  • FEATURE AND ACCESSORIES- High safety performance,only need 2 size C type alkaline battery(not included).The blue hose length:70 cm;diameter:1 cm.Accessories :Siphon Water Siphon Asin: B077HS6YPS ;The Filter Bag Asin: B07B48GZ23
  • Manufacture: LONDAFISH
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LONDAFISH Final Thoughts

"Overall I'm a fan."

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake.

Overall Score
3.3


(503 Points)

6. Worldwide Imports AWW80035 Aqua Terra Sand, 5-Pound, Black

Worldwide Imports 29589 First Impressions

"No issues."

I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great.

  • Worldwide Imports AWW80035 Aqua Terra Sand, 5-Pound, Black
  • Worldwide Imports Aqua Terra Sand
  • Natural Coated Sand
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29589 Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps!"

A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. J-star Aquarium Filter Fluidized Moving Bed Filter for Fish Tank Bubble Bio Media Filter with Air St...

User Ratings: 34

J-star First Impressions

"No complaints at all."

I thought it was soap, but it's not. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. I thought it was soap, but it's not.

  • J-star Aquarium Filter Fluidized Moving Bed Filter for Fish Tank Bubble Bio Media Filter with Air Stone and Sponge Filter
  • New V-1 bio filter media inside: various microorganisms and nitrifying bacteria can be attached to the surface. through continuous tumbling, the filter media collide with each other to let the dead bacteria fall off, and the new bacteria adhere to it, which plays a role in self-repair and regeneration of the filter material. No need to replace the filter material during usage period.
  • Dark Green Shell design, provides a good environment for the growth of nitrifying bacteria.with new V-1 bio filter media inside, keep your fish tank crystal clear and clean.
  • Comes with filter sponge at the bottom, traps large floating particles, air inlet connected with a air stone, great to oxygenate your tank.
  • Easy to set up: simply install an airline tube into the unit and turn on the air pump, comes with 4 suction cups, can be easily installed anywhere of the aquarium.
  • Suitable for shrimp tank, betta tank, breeding tank, fry tank, goldfish, guppies, baby fish or other fish.
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J-star Final Thoughts

"Bottom dwellers love it."

Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. I never did get around to switching to gravel. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. The sand looks more natural and clean.

Overall Score
3.3


(3 Points)

10. 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
  • Manufacture: hygger
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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)

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