Editor's Choice - Our Favorite WAYBER Aquarium Sand

1. WAYBER 1 Lb/460g Irregular Decorative Pebbles Crystal Quartz Stones Rock Sand for Aquarium/Fish Turt...

User Ratings: 73 3

WAYBER 208 First Impressions

"Somewhat tricky to clean."

My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. 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.

  • WAYBER 1 Lb/460g Irregular Decorative Pebbles Crystal Quartz Stones Rock Sand for Aquarium/Fish Turtle Tank/Vase Fillers/Air Plants/Succulent Plants Decor
  • NET WEIGHT: 1 pound (460 grams). Fill 1 Cup or 0.25 L volume. NB the stones are 1 lb heavy enough but SMALL BAG!
  • NATURAL MATERIAL: Good selection of natural raw crystal stones. Beaten into gravel, processed into irregular shape with top-class technology. Non-toxic and safe just like river gravels, natural color won't fade away through time.
  • BEST GIFT: Crystal stones mean good wishes like flowers and more permanent. Give it to yourself or friends as Birthday, Christmas gift which represents luck and happiness, to express your love and blessings.
  • USEFUL DECORATIVE HELPER: Build a natural and shining looking for home of you and your de-lovelys. Excellent for fish, succulent plant. Decorate your fish tank and also maintain the water clean, ensuring a safety and no pollution living condition for your fish; Add vitality to your plants, reducing the splashing water when watering.
  • WIDELY USAGE: Perfect for all kinds of handcraft projects; Good for floral arrangement, wedding, party decoration; Excellent for chakra cleansing, reiki healing, and crystal grids, etc.
  • Manufacture: WAYBER
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WAYBER 208 Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one other thing."

The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. The water was clear by the next day. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. Plants are easy to plant in it as well.

Overall Score
4.5


(750 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated WAYBER Aquarium Sand

2. WAYBER White Stones Decorative Pebble Rock Sand for Aquarium/Fish Turtle Tank/Vase Filler/Succulent ...

User Ratings: 63 2

WAYBER W-ST-WHITE-2LB First Impressions

"And it is perfect!"

My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Some people might have time to, but I do not. Not too white, more a beige-grey color. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank.

  • WAYBER White Stones Decorative Pebble Rock Sand for Aquarium/Fish Turtle Tank/Vase Filler/Succulent Plants Decoration
  • Net Weight: 2 pounds (920 grams). Fill 2 Cups or 0.5 L volume. NB the stones are 2 lbs heavy enough but SMALL BAG!
  • Safe & Long Lasting: Non-toxic just like river gravels, color won't fade away through time.
  • Widely Usage: Excellent for fish and succulent plant, build a natural and shining looking for home of you and your de-lovelys. Perfect for aquarium, terrarium, flowerpot, vase, wedding decoration, etc.
  • Easy to Clean - Pebbles are polished and smooth. But due to transportation bump, it's normal to be some powder on surface. So before you first use, please wash 2-3 times until their surface clean.
  • Warm Tips: To avoid children eating by mistake, keep it away from children under 3.
  • Manufacture: WAYBER
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WAYBER W-ST-WHITE-2LB Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted.

Overall Score
4.3


(70 Points)

3. Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 65 6

boxtech First Impressions

"Great product."

It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing.

  • Boxtech Fish Tank Water Change, Aquarium Vacuum Siphon Water Changer Pump Sand Cleaner for Aquarium Water Filter
  • Boxtech Aquarium Cleaner: Water changer, washing sand, cleaning, it’s a multifunctional cleaning tool. Compatible with additional nozzle can help clean gravels which will effectively separates excrement and food residue from your aquarium, keep the water crystal clean.
  • Compact Structure: Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • Anti-Back Flow Valve Design - Widened anti-reverse pipe makes drainage more effective. Kindly Note: Please put the QV letter end downward against the bucket when using because the pump is unidirectional.
  • Safe and Easy Use: Made of quality flexible PVC plastic which could ensure a long time use. It won't collapse to block the water flow, also, it is not too stiff, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use.
  • Special Design: Extra long tubing & hard pipes allows you to reach any dirty spots immediately without getting your hands wet
  • The water exchanger can be fixed on the glass of fish tank, great for daily maintenance and routine water changing.
  • 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2),
  • High quality PVC tube with High strength, corrosion resistant feature, won't collapse to block the water flow, easy to bend it into any position to fit for your use
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 11.3 inches; 14.39 Ounces
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"You can see in photos."

One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. I never did get around to switching to gravel. But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend.

Overall Score
4.3


(653 Points)

4. FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand

FVE First Impressions

"I recommend this."

This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it.

  • FVE Water Pipe Suction Device Siphon Gravel Cleaner for Fish Tank Washing Sand
  • 1.Tanks water changes easy and effective with minimum effort.
  • 2.Does not hurt any aquarium fish when using.
  • 3.It will clean the tank by sucking up dirt and debris from the bottom.
  • 4.There is a built-in filter to prevent juvenile fish or sand suction from tank.
  • 5.It can also be used to pump water back into the aquarium.
  • Manufacture: FVE
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FVE Final Thoughts

"You can see in photos."

My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. You really can't go wrong buying this sand!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Aquarium Sand, 10-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 74 9

Carib Sea 008479017925 First Impressions

"They love it so far!"

For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. It looks really pretty and natural. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. It looks really pretty and natural.

  • Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Aquarium Sand, 10-Pound, Pink
  • You can now bring the world's most exotic reefs into your home with CaribSea Arag-Alive
  • It is developed from CaribSea cooperation with public aquariums and zoological parks, where authenticity is a must
  • Arag-Alive helps maintain a proper pH for the life of your aquarium without the constant addition of chemicals
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 10 inches; 10 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479017925 Final Thoughts

"Bottom dwellers love it."

Just be smarter than me about it and you'll be very happy with the product. Very fine for sensitive bottom dwellers like Cory Cats. It looks great and it's super quality. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing.

Overall Score
4.4


(35 Points)

6. 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
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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


(9 Points)

7. TOCO FREIDO Fish Tank Cleaner Kit, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner with Algae Scraper, Water F...

User Ratings: 53 16

TOCO FREIDO First Impressions

"Love love love love love!"

It helped the water clear up faster. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. The Estes sand came highly recommended. If you get this sand rinse it, I cannot stress that enough, rinse it. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going.

  • TOCO FREIDO Fish Tank Cleaner Kit, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Tank, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • 1)【6 IN 1 AQUARIUM GRAVEL CLEANER FISH TANK CLEANER KIT】- 【PACKAGE INCLUDED】: Water changer set + Algae Scraper + Fishnet + Rake + Fork + Sponge. Compatible with 1pcs soft water pipe(72.4in) and 2pcs hard water pipes(11in*2). It is easy to install and operate. fitting different-sized fish tank.
  • 2)【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.
  • 3)【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.)
  • 4)【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.
  • 5)【MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER TANK CLEANER KIT 】 Keep your hands dry and clean with this 5 in 1 multi-function aquarium cleaning tool. TOCO FREIDO fish tank cleaner great for cleaning and removing dirty debris from your tank and aquarium. All made of durable ABS plastic material, anti-rust
  • 1 x water changer set (cleaning the water and sand)
  • 1 x Fishnet (catching fish and aquatic plants)
  • 1 x Gravel Rake ( raking and cleaning gravel )
  • Manufacture: TOCO FREIDO
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TOCO FREIDO Final Thoughts

"Shrimp tank."

Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. I think it's probably OK to use without any washing, as it says on the bag.

Overall Score
3.9


(71 Points)

8. DERCLIVE Aquarium gravel cleaner, quick water changer with air pressure button, fish tank sand remov...

User Ratings: 32 34

DERCLIVE 1097194/120204RJQKGB First Impressions

"This sand is very fine."

That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. The Estes sand came highly recommended. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

  • DERCLIVE Aquarium gravel cleaner, quick water changer with air pressure button, fish tank sand remover kit, straw vacuum cleaner with hose controller clip
  • 1.Powerful auto siphon pump for easy operation with dirt cleaning efficiency.
  • 2.Eco-friendly and soft tube.
  • 3.Separate On/Off flow value switch.
  • 4.Integrated gravel and sand strainer.
  • 5.Widely work with small to large aquarium tanks.
  • Manufacture: DERCLIVE
  • Product Dimensions: 17.32 x 9.45 x 2.95 inches; 1.06 Pounds
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DERCLIVE 1097194/120204RJQKGB Final Thoughts

"Hope it works out."

Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. The item is as pictured and described. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. It looks really pretty and natural. The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate.

Overall Score
3.3


(3 Points)

9. Carib Sea ACS05823 Super Natural Torpedo Beach Sand Aquarium, 5-Pounds

User Ratings: 74 5

Carib Sea 008479058232 First Impressions

"One is just the sand."

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty.

  • Carib Sea ACS05823 Super Natural Torpedo Beach Sand Aquarium, 5-Pounds
  • re-create natural ecosystems
  • ph neutral ; great for all aquariums
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • no paints or dyes used
  • made in the USA
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
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Carib Sea 008479058232 Final Thoughts

"Hope it works out."

You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. My Corydoras are having a field day! The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.5


(125 Points)

10. CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand

User Ratings: 86 3

Carib Sea 792 First Impressions

"This sand looks great!"

You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. But that is also something to consider with all sands. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either.

  • CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand
  • Functional and beautiful aragonite substrate for all types of marine aquariums
  • Contains millions of beneficial marine bacteria to enhance biological filtration
  • Many styles to help recreate any marine environment
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 2 inches
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Carib Sea 792 Final Thoughts

"Incredibly fine and soft."

They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. When adding water, no dust, no mess. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. They keep the surface of my sand looking pretty and white.

Overall Score
4.7


(754 Points)

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