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. Persuper Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Aquarium Gravel ...

User Ratings: 49 18

PERSUPER First Impressions

"This is a nice size sand."

This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. It looks great and it's super quality.

  • Persuper Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Long Nozzle Water Changer Flow Controller BPA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Minnow Betta Tank Siphon Vacuum Water Changing Cleaner
  • Easy to use- Our fish tank cleaner is a powerful, effective unit at water change, It comes with an extension accessory so you won't have to get your hands wet even if the water is deep.
  • Two types of nozzles- Shorter nozzles for drainage, longer nozzles for cleaning fish surplus food, excrement and fine gravel/discharging waste while replacing water; use will not damage the life of any aquarium.
  • Large Intake Tube- Our gravel vacuum is just over 8 feet long, but it has a small intake tube and a hand pump. It also comes with a clip to hold the hose in the bucket. The design includes a sieve to stop sand and gravel from flowing up into the discharge tube and away.
  • Safety materials- Manufactured from environmentally friendly materials, which helps you to take out dirty water as well as vacuum waste from the bottom with no contamination and harm to your fish tank environment.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed- There are any questions or issues about our product, please feel free to reach us directly and we will gladly assist you at any time! our team will try our best to provide great customer support.
  • Manufacture: PERSUPER
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.96 x 9.25 inches; 3.53 Ounces
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PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"I really like this sand."

10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. But that is also something to consider with all sands. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white.

Overall Score
3.6


(216 Points)

4. Aquarium Electric Water Changer, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank, Battery Powered Sand Gravel Washing Devic...

User Ratings: 22 22

Yosoo First Impressions

"They love it so far!"

I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. I thought it was soap, but it's not. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here.

  • Aquarium Electric Water Changer, Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank, Battery Powered Sand Gravel Washing Device Pump Filter for Fish Tank Siphon Water Change Cleaning Tool
  • TANK WATER GRAVEL CLEANER: Aquarium Battery Cleaner, This aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. Clean gravel.It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium to keep a clean and healthy environment of fish, turtle and other creatures
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: Electric Aquarium Vacuum, 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.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Electric Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Comes with a water inlet tube and two extension tubes, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level,which fits for large and small aquariums.Top handle part can be hung on the rim of fish tank, the cleaner helps to free your hands and clean the tank effortlessly
  • CONVENIENT TO APPLY: Fish Tank Cleaner Vacuum, Battery powered cleaner is easy to operate, powered by 2pcs "C" type batteries, with switch button to control on / off.press the button on the top, the water in the aquarium will automatically be pumped to change water through a hose
  • YOSOO GUARANTEE: Vacuum Cleaner for Aquarium, 100% brand new. Yosoo brand aim at "to maximize the satisfaction of customers" as its operation commitment.We provide a 6 months warranty for this Aquarium Gravel Cleaner.If you have any quality problem. We aim at "the best can be better" as operation tenet. Your satisfaction is our happiness
  • Manufacture: Yosoo-
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required.
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Yosoo Final Thoughts

"4 lb bags."

This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. The item is as pictured and described. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. But that is also something to consider with all sands. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller.

Overall Score
3.2


(16 Points)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Aquarium Sand, 10-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 74 9

Carib Sea 008479017925 First Impressions

"They love it so far!"

For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. It looks really pretty and natural. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. It looks really pretty and natural.

  • Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Aquarium Sand, 10-Pound, Pink
  • You can now bring the world's most exotic reefs into your home with CaribSea Arag-Alive
  • It is developed from CaribSea cooperation with public aquariums and zoological parks, where authenticity is a must
  • Arag-Alive helps maintain a proper pH for the life of your aquarium without the constant addition of chemicals
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 10 inches; 10 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479017925 Final Thoughts

"Bottom dwellers love it."

Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. It looks great and it's super quality. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing.

Overall Score
4.4


(35 Points)

8. OMEM Aquarium Stone Decorations,Quartz Sand Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Decorations,Gravel Pebble,Aqua...

User Ratings: 43

OMEM First Impressions

"It is a very fine sand."

The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water.

  • OMEM Aquarium Stone Decorations,Quartz Sand Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Decorations,Gravel Pebble,Aquarium Decor (2.2 lb(1kg))
  • Decorative & Smooth Glass Stones add Color and Refract Light.
  • Comfortably, Fish, Shrimp and other Aquarium Pets live. Its All-Natural, Eco-Friendly Material helps Recreate the look and feel of their Natural Habitats, Making them Happier and Healthier Aquarium Dwellers.
  • Material: Made from 100% Raw Materials,High-temperature firing, Never fade, Size:2-4mm, Weight:1.1 Lb(0.5KG) and 2.2Lb(1KG)
  • It can be used for Decorative Aquarium fish tank and Pet Habitat Decoration,Indoors and Outdoors, Home Decoration, Dried Flower Cuttings, etc .
  • It is a Good Gravel Ornament for your Garden ,Yard Garden Walkway or Aquarium Fish Tank.
  • Manufacture: OMEM
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OMEM Final Thoughts

"But its natural SAND."

I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. The water was clear by the next day.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

9. Tropic Eden Aragasnow Dry Sand 30lbs (Sugar Size.5mm)

Tropic Eden First Impressions

"This sand is very light."

I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! I never did get around to switching to gravel. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water.

  • Tropic Eden Aragasnow Dry Sand 30lbs (Sugar Size.5mm)
  • Pure Aragonite Clean - super clean compared to competition
  • Precisely Graded - Three steps of expert sieving to even sizes, completely sorted into well defined aragonite flakes and grains.
  • Easy to Use - Ready to use, minimal rinsing required.
  • Manufacture: Tropic Eden
  • Item Weight: 29.98 Pounds
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Tropic Eden Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. 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)

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