Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tfwadmx Aquarium Sand

1. Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with A...

User Ratings: 63

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. I never did get around to switching to gravel. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems.

  • Tfwadmx Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Kit,Fish Tank Siphon Vacuum Filter Water changer Sand Cleaner with Algae Scraper Air-Pressing Button Adjustable Water Flow Controller for Cleaning Tank
  • The aquarium gravel cleaner kit has a three-in-one effect, which can be used for changing water, washing sand and scraping algae.
  • Materials-Made of high quality of ABS,transparent and soft.
  • Advantages-Equipped with two 40cm transparent tubes, convenient for you to use alternatel.The adjustable flow control can stop and flow at any time. The water flow clamp control the water flow between draining and gravel cleaning and a fixture clamp to fix the pipe to free your hands.The air-pressing button ensures one-hand operation and powerful suction.
  • Easy to use-It is convenient to operate and install .After the installation is completed, insert the inlet pipe into the tank and press the water changer button until the water enters the tank automatically.Lower the intake so as to suck up the sand and fish, etc
  • Size-Length of the Inlet Tubes: 15.7inch ,Length of the Soft Outlet Tube:81.4 inch
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"This sand is gorgeous!"

I never did get around to switching to gravel. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. It's as close to white sand as you can get! Within the bag, you will find two small packets. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

2. Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools

User Ratings: 69 5

Laifoo First Impressions

"My fish was undisturbed."

We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected.

  • Laifoo 50ft Aquarium Water Changer Gravel & Sand Cleaner Fish Tank Siphon Cleaning Tools
  • ✮2-IN-1 FUNCTION: Convenient to siphon fish faeces, impurities, turbid water out of fish tank & refill clean water by switching connector.
  • ✮50 Feet HOSE: Made from elastic clear plastic. Harmless to fishes & No peculiar smell. Makes it more durable and anti-kinking.
  • ✮GRAVEL TUBE: Sinkable, with a filter screen inside. And appropriate suction force will not disturb fish or decor when it's working.
  • ✮SIPHON BALL: All you need to do is to pinch it several times, water will flow out automatically. Without striking a blowing.
  • ✮WARRANTY: 3 months after the date of purchase, we take care of all quality-related issues with a FREE replacement or refund. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our professional after-sale service.
  • Manufacture: Laifoo
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Laifoo Final Thoughts

"Bottom line."

If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review.

Overall Score
4.4


(668 Points)

3. CaribSea Aquatics Ocean Direct Sand, 40-Pound, Oolite

User Ratings: 41 11

CaribSea Aquatics 008479019400 First Impressions

"Great product."

But that is also something to consider with all sands. It's as close to white sand as you can get! I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank.

  • CaribSea Aquatics Ocean Direct Sand, 40-Pound, Oolite
  • Caribe Ocean Direct Iolite 20 pound
  • Every grain of Ocean Direct is coated with bacteria and encapsulated by capillary action in a thin film of real ocean water
  • The thin film is open to the atmosphere for unparalleled gas exchange
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 10 inches; 40 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479019400 Final Thoughts

"No harm to the filters."

The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. My Corydoras are having a field day! This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. But I have to give it to this sand. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out.

Overall Score
3.8


(18 Points)

4. Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, White

User Ratings: 76 2

Zoo Med VW10 First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. My Corydoras are having a field day! But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy.

  • Zoo Med Vita Sand, 10 Pounds, White
  • Available in 6 colors
  • All natural calcium carbonate
  • No dyes or additives
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Laboratories
  • Item Weight: 10.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 15 inches
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Zoo Med VW10 Final Thoughts

"Hope this helps!"

I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! My Corydoras are having a field day! This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium.

Overall Score
4.6


(170 Points)

5. Carib Sea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Sand in Black (40 lbs) [Set of 2]

User Ratings: 27

Carib Sea First Impressions

"Love love love love love!"

Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! I never did get around to switching to gravel. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank.

  • Carib Sea Arag-Alive Indo-Pacific Sand in Black (40 lbs) [Set of 2]
  • For marine aquariums.
  • Beauty and brains.
  • Agri-alive helps maintain a proper ph for the life of your aquarium without the constant addition of chemicals.
  • And creates a biological balance to discourage nuisance algae.
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 inches; 18.05 Pounds
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. I thought it was soap, but it's not. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

6. Sand and Paws Tropical Citrus Scented Candle Neutralizes Pet Odors

Sand + Fog First Impressions

"LOVE THE SAND!"

I never did get around to switching to gravel. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too!

  • Sand and Paws Tropical Citrus Scented Candle Neutralizes Pet Odors
  • Tropical Citrus - Neutralizes pet odor
  • Wooden lid with dogs and hearts printed on top
  • Inspired at dog beach on the California Coast
  • Three lead-free wicks
  • Soy wax blend - Net wt. 12 ounces (340.19 g)
  • Manufacture: Sand + Fog
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
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Sand + Fog Final Thoughts

"I really like this sand."

Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. But that is also something to consider with all sands. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. JZMYXA 2 Pounds Landscape Glass Pebble Gravel Sand Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium Land...

User Ratings: 78

JZMYXA First Impressions

"Won't go back to gravel!"

Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • JZMYXA 2 Pounds Landscape Glass Pebble Gravel Sand Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium Landscape, Natural Blue
  • At least 2 pounds per package, glass pebble size, 4 mm to 10 mm. 100% Glass material.
  • High-temperature firing, Not easy to fade, No smell.It can be used for decorative aquarium fish tank and Pet Habitat Decoration,indoors and outdoors, home decoration, dried flower cuttings, vases decoration,landscape bottom decoratio bonsai plants etc .
  • Non-Toxic & Safe: just like river gravels, will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water.
  • Please wash them three to four times with clean water before putting in the fish tank,but do not wash it violently.
  • Net weight & Attention: 2lb/907g, small bag but perfect for accenting your potted succulent creations and aquarium. Keep it away from children under 3 years in case chocking hazard!.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
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JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind.

Overall Score
4.7


(68 Points)

8. 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)

9. Worldwide Imports AWWS1015 Samoa Grade 0 Sand for Aquarium Decor, 20-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 30 44

Worldwide Imports 29626 First Impressions

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank.

  • Worldwide Imports AWWS1015 Samoa Grade 0 Sand for Aquarium Decor, 20-Pound, Pink
  • Worldwide Samoa grade 0 pink sand 20lb-2pack
  • Ideal for reef system tank bottoms denitrifying anaerobic beds extremely high surface area filter media
  • Prewashed minimum rinse required
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 29626 Final Thoughts

"They love it so far!"

It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. The water was clear by the next day. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

Overall Score
3.0


(3 Points)

10. MCombo Aquarium Gravel Gem Polished Natural Agate,Stone Filler for Vase,Colorful Pebble for Fish Tur...

User Ratings: 48 11

MCombo First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

  • MCombo Aquarium Gravel Gem Polished Natural Agate,Stone Filler for Vase,Colorful Pebble for Fish Turtle Tank Turtle Lagoon Landscape Bottom Decoration Colorful Stones,Mini Agate Stone Sand,100PCS
  • Material - Natural Agate,Tumbled Stone,Smooth Crystal;Irregular,At Least 5 Different Colors,NO HOLE Loose Stones.
  • Stone size - Each stone size is about 0.3"-0.7", about 100pc per cell.
  • Mineral learning - Expand their sight and close to nature,improve knowledge.Natural Rock Chips Crystals Mineral Specimen is a good choice for children learning. Each different stone is very beautiful and adorable.Children will love to learing Mineral knowledge!
  • Gravel use - These stones are best for tumbling,cabbing,healing,massage,chakra balancing,positive energy,meditation,sound sleep,rock collection,pocket stones,fengshui,rock study,parper weight,bookend,divination,reiki jewelry makings,gift,pocket stone,and more.
  • Pay Attention - This Natural Agate Crystal kit suitables for children over three years of age. Don’t let kids put the crystal into their mouth. The Natural Quartz Crysta is very beautiful and adorable. Give this for kids as a gift, they will love it.
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MCombo Final Thoughts

"Get an unused bucket."

This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. The item is as pictured and described. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

Overall Score
3.8


(57 Points)

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