Editor's Choice - Our Favorite REPTI ZOO Aquarium Sand

1. REPTI ZOO Reptile Sand Stainless Steel Fine Mesh Reptile Substrate Metal Sand Shovel Terrarium Subst...

User Ratings: 76 2

REPTI ZOO SS02 First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium.

  • REPTI ZOO Reptile Sand Stainless Steel Fine Mesh Reptile Substrate Metal Sand Shovel Terrarium Substrate Durable Litter Cleaner Corner Scoop
  • High Quality Material: The sand litter scoop is made of high-quality stainless steel mesh; the handle is made of top-grade material with ergonomic design and superior texture.
  • Fine Mesh and Durable: Specially designed with dense holes for cleaning reptile excrement or corners of the reptile terrarium easily; Featured with superior stainless steel material, it is rust resistant and durable for years to come.
  • Size and Package: 11"(L)*3.9"(W)*2.3"(H); Package include : 1Pcs*Reptile Shovel Sifter
  • The reptile shovel cooper is perfect for tortoise, lizard, spider, snake, scorpion, chameleon, frogs reptiles.....
  • ď‚·Professional: REPTI ZOO has a strong design & production team and quality strict control system; professional in design and produce of all kinds of Reptile pet supplies. Such as: Snake hook, Gecko Feeder, Reptile Shovel and so on. If you have any questions or are not satisfied with the goods received, please contact our customer service. Thank you for your cooperation. Wish you have a pleasant shopping experience.
  • Manufacture: REPTI ZOO
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.9 x 2.3 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The REPTI ZOO SS02
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

REPTI ZOO SS02 Final Thoughts

"Like go overboard."

A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(564 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated REPTI ZOO Aquarium Sand

2. REPTI ZOO 2PCS Reptile Sand Fine Mesh Reptile Scooper Bearded Dragon Sand Shovel Terrarium Substrate...

User Ratings: 81

REPTI ZOO SS012 First Impressions

"Yes, its grey not black."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. It's as close to white sand as you can get! The sand looks more natural and clean. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

  • REPTI ZOO 2PCS Reptile Sand Fine Mesh Reptile Scooper Bearded Dragon Sand Shovel Terrarium Substrate Durable Litter Cleaner Corner Scoop Combo Set
  • Set of 2: Standard size: 11"(L)*3.9"(W)*2"(H); Large size:12.2"(L)*5.5"(W)*2.3"(H), suitable to use in most of terrariums.
  • High Quality Material: The sand litter scoop is made of high-quality stainless steel mesh; the handle is made of top-grade material with ergonomic design and superior texture.
  • Fine Mesh and Durable: Specially designed with dense holes for cleaning reptile excrement or corners of the reptile terrarium easily; Featured with superior stainless steel material, it is rust resistant and durable for years to use.
  • The reptile shovel cooper is perfect for tortoise, lizard, spider, snake, scorpion, chameleon, frogs reptiles.
  • Can also be used for fine substrates in small animal enclosures or cat litter boxes.
  • Manufacture: REPTI ZOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The REPTI ZOO SS012
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

REPTI ZOO SS012 Final Thoughts

"Yes, its grey not black."

Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(7 Points)

3. uxcell Gray Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Gravel Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Shovel

uxcell a17042100ux0710 First Impressions

"Super easy."

Plant tanks require high light levels. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. It looks really pretty and natural. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! My Corydoras are having a field day! This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft!

  • uxcell Gray Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Gravel Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Shovel
  • Color: Gray; Package Content: 1 x Sand Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Shovel
  • Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 50-73g
  • VariationTheme: Color
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17042100ux0710
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

uxcell a17042100ux0710 Final Thoughts

"Back to the washing."

I received this aquarium sand yesterday. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

4. Carib Sea ACS05832 Super Natural Peace River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 83 2

Carib Sea 008479058324 First Impressions

"Fantastic sand."

The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank.

  • Carib Sea ACS05832 Super Natural Peace River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • Grain size reduces built up detritus
  • May Also Be Used In Marine Or African Cichlid Aquariums
  • Ideal for most freshwater aquaria, including discus, tetras, angelfish, water turtles, rays, plants, cichlids and more
  • Re-create natural river environments
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 008479058324
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Carib Sea 008479058324 Final Thoughts

"Like a dog."

I thought it was soap, but it's not. The sand looks more natural and clean. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(467 Points)

5. CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Moonlight Sand

User Ratings: 45

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008503 First Impressions

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. Some people might have time to, but I do not. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty.

  • CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Moonlight Sand
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • used in fresh and salt water systems
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 7 x 14 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CaribSea Aquatics 008479008503
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008503 Final Thoughts

"Great substrate."

The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. It's as close to white sand as you can get! Some people might have time to, but I do not. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand!

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(4 Points)

6. Carib Sea ACS00930 Aragamax Sand for Aquarium, 30-Pound

User Ratings: 65 20

Carib Sea 00930 First Impressions

"You can see in photos."

Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. Some people might have time to, but I do not. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL.

  • Carib Sea ACS00930 Aragamax Sand for Aquarium, 30-Pound
  • re-create natural reef environments
  • 100% aragonite supports healthy ph
  • great for refugiums , deep sand beds and low flow tanks
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 00930
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Carib Sea 00930 Final Thoughts

"Like go overboard."

Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. My Corydoras are having a field day! 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. When adding water, no dust, no mess.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(40 Points)

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XMHF 4346787863
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

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

[star rating="4.4"]
(19 Points)

8. Nature's Ocean Australian Gold Sand, 20-Pound

User Ratings: 43

Nature's Ocean 10501 First Impressions

"They love it!"

Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. The Estes sand came highly recommended.

  • Nature's Ocean Australian Gold Sand, 20-Pound
  • 100% From The Ocean Floor
  • Increases Carbonate Hardness
  • Provide Marine Trace Elements
  • Heat Sterilized
  • Ideal for culturing Live sand
  • Manufacture: WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENT., INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 12 x 2 inches; 20 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nature's Ocean 10501
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Nature's Ocean 10501 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

I never did get around to switching to gravel. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(3 Points)

9. REPTI ZOO 2PCS Reptile Sand Fine Mesh Reptile Scooper Bearded Dragon Sand Shovel Terrarium Substrate...

User Ratings: 81

REPTI ZOO SS012 First Impressions

"Yes, its grey not black."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. It's as close to white sand as you can get! The sand looks more natural and clean. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

  • REPTI ZOO 2PCS Reptile Sand Fine Mesh Reptile Scooper Bearded Dragon Sand Shovel Terrarium Substrate Durable Litter Cleaner Corner Scoop Combo Set
  • Set of 2: Standard size: 11"(L)*3.9"(W)*2"(H); Large size:12.2"(L)*5.5"(W)*2.3"(H), suitable to use in most of terrariums.
  • High Quality Material: The sand litter scoop is made of high-quality stainless steel mesh; the handle is made of top-grade material with ergonomic design and superior texture.
  • Fine Mesh and Durable: Specially designed with dense holes for cleaning reptile excrement or corners of the reptile terrarium easily; Featured with superior stainless steel material, it is rust resistant and durable for years to use.
  • The reptile shovel cooper is perfect for tortoise, lizard, spider, snake, scorpion, chameleon, frogs reptiles.
  • Can also be used for fine substrates in small animal enclosures or cat litter boxes.
  • Manufacture: REPTI ZOO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The REPTI ZOO SS012
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

REPTI ZOO SS012 Final Thoughts

"Yes, its grey not black."

Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(7 Points)

10. Carib Sea ACS00050 Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquarium, 40-Pound

User Ratings: 91 3

Carib Sea 008479000507 First Impressions

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • Carib Sea ACS00050 Aragonite Reef Sand for Aquarium, 40-Pound
  • 100% aragonite sand supports stable ph
  • For use in marine aquariums and hard water freshwater aquariums
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • re-create natural reef environment
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carib Sea 008479000507
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Carib Sea 008479000507 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. My Corydoras are having a field day! I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. You really can't go wrong buying this sand! A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(94 Points)

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