Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Royal Ram Aquarium Sand

1. Royal Ram 2 pounds Natural White Marble Decorative Real Sand - for Interior Decor, Vase Filler, Sand...

User Ratings: 77 3

Royal Ram First Impressions

"Arrived well."

Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

  • Royal Ram 2 pounds Natural White Marble Decorative Real Sand - for Interior Decor, Vase Filler, Sand Crafts, Aquariums & More
  • 100% Natural white marble sand.
  • Natural crushed marble sand, not coated with any color.
  • Medium grain size, suitable for various arts and crafts projects.
  • Safe for most aquarium and pet habitats.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We stand by our products.
  • Manufacture: Royal Ram
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
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Royal Ram Final Thoughts

"Make sure you rinse it."

Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium.

Overall Score
4.6


(1343 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Royal Ram Aquarium Sand

2. (5 Pounds) Natural Decorative Real Sand - Beige - for use in Crafts, Decor, Vase Filler, Aquariums a...

User Ratings: 78 2

Royal Ram First Impressions

"It is to be expected."

You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy.

  • (5 Pounds) Natural Decorative Real Sand - Beige - for use in Crafts, Decor, Vase Filler, Aquariums and More!
  • 100% Natural Beige Sand
  • Fine grain size, suitable for various arts and crafts projects
  • Safe for most aquarium and pet habitats. Safe for sand boxes. May also be used as play sand
  • Thoroughly Washed, Graded and Kiln Dried
  • Satisfaction Guarantee. We stand by our products
  • Manufacture: Royal Ram
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
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Royal Ram Final Thoughts

"I have no complaints."

I received this aquarium sand yesterday. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

Overall Score
4.6


(482 Points)

3. Boss Premium 2 Lbs Decorative Aquarium Gravel Rocks, Blue Turquoise Stones Pebbles Substrate Sand fo...

User Ratings: 60

Boss Premium First Impressions

"Wonderful sand."

All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. But that is also something to consider with all sands.

  • Boss Premium 2 Lbs Decorative Aquarium Gravel Rocks, Blue Turquoise Stones Pebbles Substrate Sand for Fish Tank, Turtle Tank, Betta Fish (Fills 18 Fluid Oz / 530 mL)
  • Safe and Natural – these fish tank rocks are made using natural techniques to ensure the pebbles are free of toxins. When dipped in water, the polished stones are glossy and similar to sea stones. The glass used is robust and does not harm your fish, flowers, or succulent plants.
  • Net Weight – two (2) pounds of glass molded into lustrous gravel is perfect for decorative purposes. These small crystal stones will give you constant reflective sleekness and save on space.
  • Superior Quality – your home or workplace deserves quality decorations. That is why our team goes all-out to ascertain that customer satisfaction is met. The high standards, premium material, and professionalism incorporated in the design make these turtle rocks a quality product.
  • Versatile Functionality – use our decorative glass rocks anytime you want to take your décor to the next level. The fish tank gravel can be used in parties, weddings, offices, and at home.
  • Support American Sellers – we are a small business headquartered in California. Your support is an investment for the American economy and helps fuel the next generation of American entrepreneurs. Thank you for considering our products!
  • 2 pounds of stones
  • Manufacture: Boss Premium
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Boss Premium Final Thoughts

"Nice touch."

This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off.

Overall Score
4.6


(13 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
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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


(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
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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


(4 Points)

6. Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand

Carib Sea First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water.

  • Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand
  • Caribsea Inc
  • Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand for Fish and Aquatic, Size: 20 POUND, Count: 2
  • 20 POUND
  • Manufacture: Caribsea Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 inches; 20 Pounds
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"It worked like a charm."

The water was clear by the next day. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. But I have to give it to this sand. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Coarse Aragonite 10lb Sand for Reef, Saltwater and Marine Aquariums

User Ratings: 59 25

AquaNatural ARAGC010 First Impressions

"He digs holes."

The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. I thought it was soap, but it's not. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead.

  • Coarse Aragonite 10lb Sand for Reef, Saltwater and Marine Aquariums
  • Unsurpassed buffering capability - keeps pH at a stable 8.2
  • Phosphate free
  • 98% pure calcium carbonate - no impurities like other forms of aragonite
  • Naturally renewable oolitic aragonite - sustainable sourced
  • Genuine Marine aragonite - not land mined
  • The only brand with a lease from The Bahamian government to harvest aragonite
  • Manufacture: Pisces USA
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AquaNatural ARAGC010 Final Thoughts

"Shrimp tank."

This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. The sand looks more natural and clean. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

Overall Score
3.9


(8 Points)

8. Nature's Ocean No.1 Aragonite Sand for Aquarium, 20-Pound

User Ratings: 69

Nature's Ocean 10631 First Impressions

"It was ridiculous."

A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. You really can't go wrong buying this sand! I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

  • Nature's Ocean No.1 Aragonite Sand for Aquarium, 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
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Nature's Ocean 10631 Final Thoughts

"I didn't want tan."

I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! Some people might have time to, but I do not. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub.

Overall Score
4.7


(19 Points)

9. Landen Namaule Sand, Super Natural for Aquarium Landscaping, Cosmetic Sand for Plant Tank, Natural R...

User Ratings: 85

Landen 2kg First Impressions

"I hope it goes away soon."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. I never did get around to switching to gravel. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in.

  • Landen Namaule Sand, Super Natural for Aquarium Landscaping, Cosmetic Sand for Plant Tank, Natural River Sand for Freshwater or Blackwater Biotope Tank
  • 【Nature Landscaping】NAMAULE SAND is a natural product used as a general aquarium fish tank sand and a make-up sand for aquatic plant landscaping.
  • 【Natural Color】With a gentle and natural color, available for different landscaping designs, applicable in a variety of ways; can express riverbed styles in natural landscapes
  • 【Quality Assurance】With a gentle and natural color, available for different landscaping designs, applicable in a variety of ways; can express riverbed styles in natural landscapes
  • 【Safe to Use】Purely natural product with moderate PH, friendly to the quality of water, without releasing any hazardous matter harmful to fish and aquatic plant
  • 【Size】Weight per Bag: 2kg (approx. 4.4 lbs.); Grain Size: 0.3 - 0.5mm; Average Density: 75 pounds per cubic foot
  • Manufacture: Landen
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Landen 2kg Final Thoughts

"Just some dust."

I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. I never did get around to switching to gravel.

Overall Score
4.8


(33 Points)

10. Creative Farmer 2Kg Products Sugar Type Sand Gravel for Aquarium Decoration Pebbles for Decor & Mul...

User Ratings: 27

Creative Farmer First Impressions

"I have two Dojo Loaches."

I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. But I have to give it to this sand. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive.

  • Creative Farmer 2Kg Products Sugar Type Sand Gravel for Aquarium Decoration Pebbles for Decor & Multi Purpose Pack
  • Qty : 2KG , Material: Pebbles/Stone
  • Uses || Terrariums|Vases| Flower Vases| Garden Patios, Pavements || Waterfalls And Realted Decorations, || Water Fountains, Courtyard Gardens || Used In Aquariums And Artistic Monuments || Garden Walks / Pathways || Used For Decor Purpose At Hotels, Restaurants As Well As In Households || Perfect For Flooring, Shower Floors & Walls And Pools/Aquariums Etc.
  • Usage : Used For Decorating Home And Parks, Landscaping, Wall Cladding/Aquariums
  • Suitable For Fish Tank/Aquarium, Garden, Lawn, Table And Flower Vase.
  • A Quality Product From Creative Farmer
  • Manufacture: Creative Farmer
  • Item Weight: 12.3 ounces
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Creative Farmer Final Thoughts

"They love it!"

I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

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