Editor's Choice - Our Favorite uxcell Aquarium Sand

1. uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Sand Scoop Scraper Gravel Cleaner Pan Grit Shovel Gray

User Ratings: 58

uxcell a17031400ux0630 First Impressions

"I hope it goes away soon."

Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. The item is as pictured and described. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank.

  • uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Sand Scoop Scraper Gravel Cleaner Pan Grit Shovel Gray
  • Color: Gray; Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop
  • Material: Plastic
  • Total Size: 21 x 8.5 x 10cm/8.3" x 3.3" x 4"(L*W*H)
  • Handle Size: 11 x 3 x 1cm/4.3" x 1.2" x 0.4"(L*W*T)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17031400ux0630 Final Thoughts

"My fish was undisturbed."

I received this aquarium sand yesterday. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag.

Overall Score
4.4


(10 Points)

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2. uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Sand Gravel Grit Shovel Scraper Scoop Gray

uxcell a17032200ux1007 First Impressions

"Hope it works out."

One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. I thought it was soap, but it's not. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL.

  • uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Cleaning Tool Sand Gravel Grit Shovel Scraper Scoop Gray
  • Material: Plastic; Scoop Size: 18 x 8.7 x 8cm/7" x 3.4" x 3"(L*W*H)
  • Handle Size: 8 x 3 x 0.5cm/3" x 1.2" x 0.2"(L*W*H); Weight: 85g
  • Color: Gray
  • Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Sand Scoop
  • Product Name: Aquarium Sand Scoop
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17032200ux1007 Final Thoughts

"One is a dechlorinator."

Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

3. uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Hand Held Scraper Gravel Cleaner Cleaning Tool Sand Scoop Blue

uxcell a17032400ux1243 First Impressions

"I hope it goes away soon."

I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown.

  • uxcell Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Hand Held Scraper Gravel Cleaner Cleaning Tool Sand Scoop Blue
  • Color: Blue; Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop; Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 79g
  • Total Size: 21 x 8.8 x 9.5cm/8.3" x 3.5" x 3.7"(L*W*H)
  • Handle Size: 10 x 2.8 x 1.5cm/3.9" x 1.1" x 0.6"(L*W*T)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17032400ux1243 Final Thoughts

"Just some dust."

Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. This is a nice color of sand and looks good under the light. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Sand Shovel Spade Blue

uxcell a17042500ux0880 First Impressions

"My fish was undisturbed."

I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. 2 weeks later and my tank is still a little cloudy.

  • uxcell Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Sand Shovel Spade Blue
  • Color: Blue; Package Content: 1 x Sand Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Shovel; Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 106g
  • Total Size: 21 x 8.5 x 10cm/8.3" x 3.3" x 4"(L*W*H)
  • Handle Size: 10 x 3 x 1cm/4" x 1.2" x 0.4"(L*W*T)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17042500ux0880 Final Thoughts

"Fantastic sand."

But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. Plants are easy to plant in it as well. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. I thought it was soap, but it's not. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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5. uxcell® Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner Manual Squeeze Water Flow Cleaning Pump

uxcell a17032200ux0575 First Impressions

"It looks nice overall."

But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. The water was clear by the next day. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty.

  • uxcell® Aquarium Fish Tank Gravel Sand Cleaner Manual Squeeze Water Flow Cleaning Pump
  • Color: White,Blue,Clear; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Cleaning Pump
  • Product Name: Aquarium Cleaning Pump; Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 129g; Total Length: 202cm/6.6ft
  • Hose Dia: 1.8cm/0.7"; Water Inlet Dia: 5cm/2"
  • Water Outlet Dia: 1.4cm/0.6"; Vacuum Cup Size: 10 x 6cm/3.9" x 2.4"(L*Max D)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17032200ux0575 Final Thoughts

"Love it, great product."

I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. But I have to give it to this sand. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. uxcell Black Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Gravel Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Shovel

uxcell a17042100ux0711 First Impressions

"Worked beautifully."

It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. Some people might have time to, but I do not. My Corydoras are having a field day! But I have to give it to this sand. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes.

  • uxcell Black Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Gravel Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Shovel
  • Color: Black; Package Content: 1 x Sand Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Shovel
  • Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 79g
  • Size: 20.6 x 8.2 x 10cm/8.1" x 3.2" x 3.9"(L*W*H)
  • Manufacture: uxcell
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uxcell a17042100ux0711 Final Thoughts

"I really like it!"

Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. 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
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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


(1 Points)

8. CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Crystal River

CaribSea Aquatics 008479008701 First Impressions

"But its natural SAND."

The Estes sand came highly recommended. The bio magnet clarifier clears the water up at first, but then it gets cloudy again. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. My Corydoras are having a field day! Some people might have time to, but I do not.

  • CaribSea Aquatics Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 50-Pound, Crystal River
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • ph neutral ; great for all aquarium substrates
  • no paints or dyes used ; all natural
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 10 inches; 50 Pounds
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CaribSea Aquatics 008479008701 Final Thoughts

"Beautiful aquarium sand."

I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Kicode TOPmountain Square Aquarium Fish Tank Bottom Sand Gravel Filter Board Filtration Plate Aquari...

User Ratings: 49 51

Kicode First Impressions

"It is to be expected."

A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. But that is also something to consider with all sands. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket.

  • Kicode TOPmountain Square Aquarium Fish Tank Bottom Sand Gravel Filter Board Filtration Plate Aquarium Accessory Black/White Portable
  • High efficiency, eco-friendly and portable.
  • Assembled structure, with unlimited expension, mesh design.
  • Length: 14.3cm;Width: 14.3cm
  • This undergravel filter hides from view for maximum aesthetics. Safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater tanks.
  • Simply place filter plates at the bottom of the tank and cover with gravel.
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Kicode Final Thoughts

"Good Luck!"

Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. The water was clear by the next day. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

10. 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)

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