Editor's Choice - Our Favorite White 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 White Aquarium Sand

2. Hamster Bathing Sand,Gerbil Powder Grooming Sand for Tiny Friends Farm Chinchilla Dust Bath Potty Li...

User Ratings: 64 7

Hamiledyi First Impressions

"No harm to the fish."

When adding water, no dust, no mess. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Some people might have time to, but I do not. The grain size will range from fine to medium.

  • Hamster Bathing Sand,Gerbil Powder Grooming Sand for Tiny Friends Farm Chinchilla Dust Bath Potty Litter Sand (2LB) (Hamster Sand) (Hamster Bath Sand Dust(A))
  • ❤100% natural sand,Great chioice for hamster bath.
  • ❤ It is the choice of many owners of show chinchillas for ideal coat condition.
  • ❤Pet will thoroughly enjoy themselves and the sand will help keep their coats healthy by removing excess oils.
  • ❤Keeps your pet entertained for hours.This small animal grooming sand an also be used as a potty training kit for degus,gerbil, chinchilla, hedgehog, guinea pig,etc
  • ❤Package including:1 bag*2LB bathing sand This hamster bath sand is made from natural sand, just keep it dry and It won't expire.
  • Hamiledyi Bathing Sand is 100% natural White cloud snow silica sand,Do not add any fragrance natural,pure and white and is totally dust free.It is also naturally absorbent.It is the choice of many owners of show chinchillas for ideal coat condition.
  • Our Small pets deserve the very best.it Is fun for our Small Animal to Play In and the Purest Natural Pumice Cleanser for our Pet!
  • Chinchillas should have a sand bath every day.Place bathing sand into a high-sided box or cat litter tray and let our Chinchillas roll around in it.
  • Manufacture: Hamiledyi
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Hamiledyi Final Thoughts

"4 lb bags."

Perfect sand, I didn't bother rinsing or cleaning it like the directions said. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand.

Overall Score
4.2


(635 Points)

3. Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

User Ratings: 75 4

Carib Sea 008479058201 First Impressions

"This sand is very fine."

If I remember correctly, it's normal for new sand to do this. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea.

  • Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
  • natural white creates great color contrasts
  • ph neutral ; used in salt and freshwater aquariums
  • no dyes or paints 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 008479058201 Final Thoughts

"This sand looks great!"

And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand.

Overall Score
4.5


(577 Points)

4. Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

User Ratings: 70 4

Stoney River 6607 First Impressions

"They love it!"

I will need 3 more bags if I want a thicker 1 inch layer to fill my entire tank. Some people might have time to, but I do not. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase!

  • Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating
  • Manufacture: Estes Gravel Products
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1 inches; 5 Pounds
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Stoney River 6607 Final Thoughts

"I love the color!"

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. My Corydoras are having a field day! If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in.

Overall Score
4.5


(428 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling White Aquarium Sand

5. 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)

6. Imagitarium White Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS

User Ratings: 79 1

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Love love love love love!"

This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. This torpedo beach sand is wonderful. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. The Estes sand came highly recommended. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank!

  • Imagitarium White Aquarium Sand, 20 LBS
  • White Sand Aquarium Substrate from Imagitarium
  • Helps simulate a positive natural environment
  • Promotes the growth of healthy bacteria which breaks down waste
  • Reduces the amount of unhealthy debris in the water
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"It worked like a charm."

The bag is small, but the quality of sand is good. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. It looks great and it's super quality. The light color is really pretty and makes it easy to spot various critters. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand.

Overall Score
4.7


(161 Points)

7. JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot G...

User Ratings: 66 4

JZMYXA First Impressions

"Will purchase again."

But if you want actual fine sand might not be what your looking for. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. I didn't have fish yet and decided just to chance it. But that is also something to consider with all sands. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. But that is also something to consider with all sands.

  • JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration,2 Lbs
  • Net weight 2.2 pounds. Made of 100% Natural Gravel Pebbles.
  • Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration.
  • Non-toxic just like river gravels.
  • Natural color won't fade away through time.
  • Please wash them 5-6 times before use.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.53 x 2.17 inches; 2.34 Pounds
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JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one other thing."

The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. It looks great and it's super quality. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum.

Overall Score
4.3


(104 Points)

8. Carib Sea Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound (2 Pack)

User Ratings: 80 3

Carib Sea First Impressions

"You'll thank me later!"

Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. Naturally, you will still want to start with hardy fish until the tank stabilizes. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank.

  • Carib Sea Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound (2 Pack)
  • Natural white creates great color contrasts
  • Ph neutral ; used in salt and freshwater aquariums
  • No dyes or paints used
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Carib Sea
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"It is to be expected."

The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. It helped the water clear up faster. My Corydoras are having a field day! Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Take my advice, which I got from someone else, and buy a mini gravel vacuum. When adding water, no dust, no mess.

Overall Score
4.6


(91 Points)

9. JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium L...

User Ratings: 54 6

JZMYXA First Impressions

"It cleans fairly well."

It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! My Corydoras are having a field day! I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. Was frustrating but nobody's fault but mine. I used to use the bigger gravel, but wanted to change it up. My goldfish seems much happier and will dig and siphon the sand. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank.

  • JZMYXA Aquarium Decorative Sands White Gravel Pebbles Fit for Aquariums Succulent Plants Terrarium Landscape, 2 Pounds
  • Made of 100% Natural Gravel Pebbles.
  • Net weight 2 pounds. Size 0.24 inch-0.4 inch.
  • Fit for Aquariums Terrarium Garden Flowerpot Glassware Vases Decoration.
  • Non-toxic just like river gravels.
  • Please wash them 5-6 times before use.
  • Manufacture: JZMYXA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.53 x 2.17 inches; 2.15 Pounds
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JZMYXA Final Thoughts

"This is a nice size sand."

But I have to give it to this sand. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. It has cleared up but still a little cloudy. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. The water was clear by the next day.

Overall Score
4.1


(79 Points)

10. 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)

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