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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17031400ux0630
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17032200ux1007
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="5"]
(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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17032400ux1243
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

[star rating="5"]
(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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17042500ux0880
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="5"]
(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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17032200ux0575
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

[star rating="5"]
(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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17042100ux0711
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="5"]
(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
  • 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)

8. Nature's Ocean Aqua Terra Green Sand 5 lb Bag, Natural Aquarium Sand

User Ratings: 40 14

Nature's Ocean First Impressions

"Like go overboard."

I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either.

  • Nature's Ocean Aqua Terra Green Sand 5 lb Bag, Natural Aquarium Sand
  • Natural Coated Sands
  • 100% Acrylic Coating
  • Will not alter the chemistry of your aquarium water
  • Non-toxic
  • Colorfast
  • Manufacture: Nature's Ocean
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nature's Ocean
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Nature's Ocean Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier."

I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(9 Points)

9. Sand, Gravel and Crushed Stone Sliderule Calculator

concretesliderules.com sgccalc First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty.

  • Sand, Gravel and Crushed Stone Sliderule Calculator
  • Calculates quantity of sand, gravel or crushed stone needed to cover and area
  • Made in USA!!!!!
  • Very easy to use.
  • Great Christmas gift for the contractor in your life!!
  • Item Weight: 0.493 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 0.13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The concretesliderules.com sgccalc
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

concretesliderules.com sgccalc Final Thoughts

"Overall I'm a fan."

My Corydoras are having a field day! I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. It looks great and it's super quality. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank!

Overall Score
5.0

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

10. POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Kit for Water Changing and Filter ...

User Ratings: 63 6

POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Fish Tank Vacuum Siphon Cleaning Kit for Water Changing and Filter Sand Cleaning
  • 2 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL CLEANER - POPETPOP gravel cleaner is perfect for water changing and sand washing. The nozzle net prevents absorbing of juvenile fish, grass and gravel. Attached nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water fresh.
  • COMPACT STRUCTURE - Equipped with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). The gravel cleaner's hole is connected tightly with no worries the problem of spilling water. Fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • ANTI-BACK FLOW VALVE DESIGN - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Note: Put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • EASY TO USE - Syphon pump is easy to grip, just squeeze the pump a few times, water will start flow automatically. High quality PVC tube won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use. (Note: The position of water outlet must be lower than the inlet.)
  • EASY TO INSTALL - The fish tank gravel cleaner can be split into different parts and you can adjust them as per your needs. Besides, it can be fixed on the fish tank to free your hands, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 71.65 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 13.86 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

POPETPOP 37902QHKZM17AB Final Thoughts

"Plants love it!"

I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. It helped the water clear up faster. If you can keep your tank clean, this is perfect for you. I decided that I'll keep the sand after all. A simple pass with a siphon hose removes most all of the waste. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(118 Points)

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