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.....
  • 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
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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


(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
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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


(7 Points)

3. Victories Fish Tank Backdrop-PVC HD Printing Wallpaper,Sea Bottom Sand Scenery Aquarium Poster Backg...

User Ratings: 60

Victories YQTFish200219LLRTakSLEO02850YGADVIS First Impressions

"One is just the sand."

We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful.

  • Victories Fish Tank Backdrop-PVC HD Printing Wallpaper,Sea Bottom Sand Scenery Aquarium Poster Background Decor Paper Cling Decals Sticker
  • Unique Design:Pictures printed in high definition on decorative background stickers,modern,elegant,chic.
  • Easy Fits:Aquarium Background is 16.4 Inches wide by 36.4 Inches long(41x91cm),available in 12 different size options.
  • High Quality:Fish tank paper cling decals poster made of high quality PVC,waterproof, easy to clean and durable.Lightweight.Indoor not easy to fade.
  • Good Package:Only HD background stickers, no fish tank.Roll the sticker into a cylinder and protect it with bubble wrap.Creases will disappear after pasting.
  • Easy Application:Aquarium background paper cling decals with self-adhesive design on the back,Please wet the surface of the fish tank with water to make sure there is no dirt or foreign matter bulged,remove bubbles after stick.
  • Manufacture: Victories
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Victories YQTFish200219LLRTakSLEO02850YGADVIS Final Thoughts

"This sand is very fine."

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. Plant tanks require high light levels. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

4. Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 70 4

Stoney River 6607 First Impressions

"They love it!"

I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. Some people might have time to, but I do not. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase!

  • Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1 inches; 5 Pounds
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Stoney River 6607 Final Thoughts

"I love the color!"

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. My Corydoras are having a field day! If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in.

Overall Score
4.5


(428 Points)

5. African Cichlid Substrates Rift Lake Sand for Aquarium, 20-Pound, Dry

User Ratings: 36 17

African Cichlid Substrates 88424 First Impressions

"It looks nice overall."

When adding water, no dust, no mess. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. When adding water, no dust, no mess. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon.

  • African Cichlid Substrates Rift Lake Sand for Aquarium, 20-Pound, Dry
  • Reduces harmful nitrate
  • Maintains proper pH for the life of the aquarium
  • Provide enhanced buffering capacity
  • Provides essential inorganic elements such as strontium, cobalt, zinc and Molybdenum
  • Manufacture: WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENT., INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 12 x 2 inches; 18.2 Pounds
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African Cichlid Substrates 88424 Final Thoughts

"The sand is nice."

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises.

Overall Score
3.4


(25 Points)

6. Carib Sea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 10 lbs, Tan

User Ratings: 62 6

Carib Sea FBA_11820 First Impressions

"This sand is very fine."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. But I have to give it to this sand. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Poured water in, ran the filter for a day.

  • Carib Sea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 10 lbs, Tan
  • Keeps water crystal clear
  • Resists packing channeling and anaerobic "Dead Spots" beneath rocks and coral
  • Maintains proper pH levels
  • Does not contain toxic metal impurities, petroleum residues or pesticides
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 10 x 13 inches; 9.95 Pounds
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Carib Sea FBA_11820 Final Thoughts

"I love the color!"

It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier.

Overall Score
4.1


(57 Points)

7. Houkr Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit For Aquarium Water Change, Aquarium Clean...

User Ratings: 51 16

Houkr First Impressions

"No harm to the filters."

I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller.

  • Houkr Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Aquarium Cleaning Pump Kit For Aquarium Water Change, Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Water Change Cleaning Tool
  • Practical: It would effectively keep the aquarium clean to give your fish a nice living environment.
  • Professional Filtering: Built-in porous filter,prevent from sucking small fishes, water plants or Gravel out of the fish tank.
  • Easy To Use: Squeeze the gas filled tube softly and the water will come out automatically.
  • Suitable Length: Total length 255cm(100.4inch), suitable for all types of aquarium.
  • Hose Fixer:A fish tank water pipe clip to fix the hose which will help you changing water much easier.
  • Manufacture: Houkr
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 10.16 x 2.52 inches; 10.4 Ounces
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Houkr Final Thoughts

"I recommend this."

It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! The water was clear by the next day. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was.

Overall Score
3.8


(25 Points)

8. Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, Sahara Slate

User Ratings: 49 16

Zoo Med VS10 First Impressions

"Repeated 3-4 times."

10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. The water was clear by the next day. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here.

  • Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, Sahara Slate
  • Available in 6 colors
  • All natural calcium carbonate
  • No dyes or additives
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 15 inches; 9.92 Pounds
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Zoo Med VS10 Final Thoughts

"Love love love love love!"

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

9. Estes Gravel Products AES06606 Este Marine Sand Black for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 76 2

Estes' 346001 First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown.

  • Estes Gravel Products AES06606 Este Marine Sand Black for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • Great for marine and freshwater tanks
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Anchors down Plants
  • Black Color sand
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Estes' 346001 Final Thoughts

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. When adding water, no dust, no mess.

Overall Score
4.5


(291 Points)

10. Toopify Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tools, 6 in 1 Adjustable Cleaning Kit & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Si...

User Ratings: 52 5

Toopify First Impressions

"I have two Dojo Loaches."

Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. The item is as pictured and described. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. But that is also something to consider with all sands.

  • Toopify Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Tools, 6 in 1 Adjustable Cleaning Kit & Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner
  • 6 in 1 CLEANING TOOLS: Aquarium cleaning tools including an aquarium net, a fish net, an algae scraper, a window sponge, a plant fork and a gravel rake.
  • AQUARIUM SIPHON: Help you save more time and be more efficient when cleaning your fish tank. Just squeeze the suction balloon softly so that the water can be suck up.
  • TELESCOPIC HANDLE: Special buckle design, stretching freely, tight and not to fall off. It can be adjustable from 3.15in to 14.2in, long enough to clean your aquarium fish tank clear without wetting your hands.
  • DURABLE ABS PLASTIC: It's made of sturdy ABS plastic for long-lasting use for many years without bending or breaking. It is a must have tool for all home aquariums.
  • EASY TO INSTALL AND USE: The aquarium cleaning kit is easy to assemble and disassemble, perfect for removing the dirty things from the bottom of your tank effectively.
  • Manufacture: Toopify
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Toopify Final Thoughts

"It is a very fine sand."

The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. The item is as pictured and described. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate.

Overall Score
4.1


(398 Points)

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