Editor's Choice - Our Favorite WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENTERPRISES Aquarium Sand

1. Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Reef Sand 20 lb.

User Ratings: 78 7

WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENTERPRISES FBA_10701 First Impressions

"Really good sand."

Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. The other contains a floculant, to help clear cloudy water. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. When adding water, no dust, no mess. I thought it was soap, but it's not. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out.

  • Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Reef Sand 20 lb.
  • 100% natural, premium marine substrate
  • Contains natural live marine bacteria to quickly stabilize tank
  • Removes nitrogenous waste and restores natural organic balance
  • Maintains proper pH
  • Manufacture: WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENTERPRISES
  • Item Weight: 20 pounds
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WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENTERPRISES FBA_10701 Final Thoughts

"Really happy with it."

There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. It is beautiful and I'm thrilled with my purchase! Highly recommend, found out about it on YouTube. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer.

Overall Score
4.5


(229 Points)

2. ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scr...

User Ratings: 54 10

ATPWONZ 120655 First Impressions

"Get an unused bucket."

Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. I did lots of research on the subject and decided to make the leap. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

  • ATPWONZ Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • Keep Your Tank Beautiful with Aquarium Cleaning Supplies and Fish Tank Kit Tools: Maintain the beauty of your aquarium as well as the health and vitality of your fish with adequate fish tank cleaner. this aquarium gravel vacuum can help you changing water, washing sand, absorbing excrement, raking sand, and scraping algae. Plastic scraper assembly which may be attached to the cleaner for removing deposits to accumulate upon the interior surface of an aquarium, won't scratch your precious glass t
  • With Air-Pressing Button and Adjustable Water Flow Controller: This gravel cleaner with air-pressing button has strong suction, can allow one-hand operation even as a child. The water flow clamp can help you optimize the water flow and fix the pipe. When you want to clean and drainage water, first connect the inlet and outlet pipe, then press the Air-pressing Button to create a siphon until water comes into the bucket automatically.
  • 5 in 1 Multi-Function Aquarium Tank Cleaning Kit: This fish tank aquarium gravel cleaner kit coming with 2 inlet tubes (15.75in) and can fit all sizes of fish tanks, which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 6-foot flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • Prevent Blocking and Fish Protector: The fish tank gravel cleaner includes a filter basket net which prevents aquarium gravel from jamming the check valve assembly and smaller fish from being sucked into the apparatus.Note: No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance.
  • Easy Operation and Easy to Install: Do not need to energize when changing water, this siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. Equipped with a holder that can be attached to the aquarium to release hands for ease of use. It does not affect the normal activities of fish when used.
  • Manufacture: ATPWONZ
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ATPWONZ 120655 Final Thoughts

"4 lb bags."

It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand.

Overall Score
4.0


(76 Points)

3. Disney's Finding Dory, Dory with Coral Reef on Tan Sand Aquarium Ornament

User Ratings: 73 13

Disney-Pixar First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. I like the extra little packet of bio-magnet clarifier. I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. Not as thin as sand but works well for our musk turtle substrate.

  • Disney's Finding Dory, Dory with Coral Reef on Tan Sand Aquarium Ornament
  • Realistic Replica of your favorite Finding Dory Character
  • Manufacture: American Paws Pet Products
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Disney-Pixar Final Thoughts

"Really happy with it."

My Corydoras are having a field day! Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. This was a very nice sand and I enjoyed it very much! We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling.

Overall Score
4.0


(6 Points)

4. SAKRETE | All-Natural Play Sand | 50 lb

User Ratings: 83

Sakrete 40100301 First Impressions

"Really good stuff."

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. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. Dumped sand in bucket and let water overflow get rid of the floating stuff.

  • SAKRETE | All-Natural Play Sand | 50 lb
  • Washed and screened, 100% natural sand
  • Perfect for sandboxes
  • Use for landscaping or litter boxes
  • Can be used as traction or weight sand in the water
  • Manufacture: Sakrete
  • Part Number: 40100301
  • Item Weight: 50 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 23 x 3.5 inches
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Sakrete 40100301 Final Thoughts

"Just some dust."

Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. Color in the pic looks pretty true to the real thing. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle. And it is not recommended that you rinse it out. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean.

Overall Score
4.8


(19 Points)

5. Jancoo Fish Tank Cleaner Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump Fish Tank Accessories Aquar...

User Ratings: 69 8

Jancoo First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. All three are inert; therefore, they do not affect ph. It helped the water clear up faster. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. The water was clear by the next day. It looks great and it's super quality.

  • Jancoo Fish Tank Cleaner Aquarium Gravel Sand Cleaner Vacuum Siphon Pump Fish Tank Accessories Aquarium Water Hose 100 inches Aquarium Water Changer with Flow Control Tap for Tank 20-100 Gallon Tank
  • SUPERIOR FISH TANK CLEANER --- Jancoo Aquarium siphon made from premium material:thick PVC hose&silicone hand pump&ABS suction cup&flow control tap, not like those cheap plastic ones, easy aging, easy broken.Our aquarium cleaner serves longer lifespan, saving money in the long run
  • LONG AQUARIUM WATER HOSE --- Aquarium vacuum pump total length nearly 100 inches, fit for small and big fish tanks from 20-100 gallon tanks. Suction cup length+hard hose Length 20 inches, easily reach to bottom without wet your hands. If you have smaller tank, you can cut off the PVC hose to fit for your need
  • EFFICIENT AQUARIUM WATER CHANGER --- Self-priming Aquarium siphon, pressing hand pump for 5-8 times, water will start flow automatically, max water drain flow rate:1.7 gallon/min, draining 10 gallon within 6 minutes, flow control tap to control a proper flow rate to your need, make your routine aquarium maintenance fast and efficient
  • AQUARIUM CLEANER FOR SAND AND GRAVEL --- Gravel cleaner not only for gravels, also for fine aquarium sand. Suction cup diameter:2.3ines, easy to clean coarse aquarium gravels,suction cup length: 7.2inches, easy to do fine sand washing, for novice aquarium lover, welcome to contact us for tutorial for aquarium gravel cleaning
  • VERSATILE FISH TANKS SIPHON CLEANING KIT --- Aquarium Vacuum siphon can also be used to pump water for hydroponics system or small pond,or pump gasoline, we offer you, 30 days free return,12 month money back, purchase without risk. Any problem, contact us, a solution will be offered within 24 hour
  • Manufacture: Jancoo
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Jancoo Final Thoughts

"Yes, its grey not black."

I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. Some people might have time to, but I do not. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. I never did get around to switching to gravel.

Overall Score
4.3


(64 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. Dennerle Shrimp King Active Soil - 8L Bag

User Ratings: 81 6

Dennerle 6178 First Impressions

"Overall, I like it!"

Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. I love this substrate, I use it for my betta& goldfish tanks and it looks great. The item is as pictured and described. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! For a Flounder tank, well, we will just have to see when they get here. It's as close to white sand as you can get! My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too!

  • Dennerle Shrimp King Active Soil - 8L Bag
  • The irregular shaped grains, with a diameter of 1-4 mm also give a natural appearance
  • The dark black colouring provides excellent contrast with the vibrant colours of the shrimps
  • Promotes growth – bacteria, single-cell organisms, single-cell algae and other microorganisms - as valuable, natural nutrition, especially for young shrimps
  • Binds harmful substances for healthy living conditions
  • 8 Liter Bag
  • Manufacture: Dennerle
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 11.81 x 3.15 inches; 12 Pounds
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Dennerle 6178 Final Thoughts

"Love the look!"

I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. My Corydoras are having a field day! One bag was enough to cover my standard 10 gallon tank. Almost like a sparkle, but not bright. My beautiful sand turned a very dark brown. I have a 50 gallon established freshwater tank. The sand looks more natural and clean.

Overall Score
4.6


(23 Points)

8. 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)

9. Eurobuy Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Washing Sand Filtering and Dra...

User Ratings: 36 24

Eurobuy 1101916/120427AM12UK2 First Impressions

"Love it, great product."

The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. But that is also something to consider with all sands. 10 weeks in and I have four tanks going. If you are slack on maintenance, pick a darker sand. Do that over and over till the water finally is clear in the bucket. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean.

  • Eurobuy Automatic Gravel Cleaner, Electric Aquarium Cleaner, Aquarium Washing Sand Filtering and Draining, Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner, Siphon Cleaning Tool for Gravel Sand
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANING TOOL - Powerful siphon pump with dirt and fishing waste cleaning efficiency. Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Save your time and reduce fatigue. Also can be used for absorb dirt, change water, wash sand, suck the stool, feed the coral fish, and feed the medicine, increase oxygen, filter and so on.
  • CLEANING MODE - Sand washing mode and suction mode, this sand washing device can effectively clean the sand at the bottom of the fish tank or suck away the excess dirt at the bottom of the fish tank. Come with gravel and sand filter mesh bag, fully repeated for durable use.
  • ADJUSTABLE TUBE LENGTH - Ergonomic handle for secure and comfortable grip with operation ease, supplied with two suction pipe sizes, work for both large and small aquariums. Flexible and stretchable tube for adjustable length to fit different water depth.
  • EASY TO INSTALL AND USE - Please power on only after put the gravel vacuum into aquarium water. If you power on out of water, it would suck into air and would stop working. Suitable for fish and turtle tank, freshwater and saltwater.
  • AUTOMATIC WORK BY BATTERY - Battery case on the top, only 2* batteries needed for easy and safe installation. (Not Included Battery)
  • Manufacture: Eurobuy
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches; 10.3 Ounces
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Eurobuy 1101916/120427AM12UK2 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful sand."

I bought 80 lbs of this sand for my 75 gallon fish tank. The item is as pictured and described. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned.

Overall Score
3.3


(57 Points)

10. Richi Aquarium Sand Black Beauty Fish Tank Substrate Decoration Ceramsite Stone New

Richi First Impressions

"4 lb bags."

No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. When adding water, no dust, no mess.

  • Richi Aquarium Sand Black Beauty Fish Tank Substrate Decoration Ceramsite Stone New
  • ❀.Comfortably, fish, shrimp and other aquarium pets live.
  • ❀.Its natural, eco-friendly material helps recreate the look and feel of their natural habitats, making them happier and healthier aquarium dwellers.
  • ❀.It can be used for decorative aquarium fish tank and pet habitat decoration, indoors and outdoors, home decoration, dried flower cuttings, etc .
  • ❀. It is a good gravel ornament for your garden, yard garden walkway or aquarium fish tank.
  • ❀.Decorative and smooth stones add color and refract light.
  • Manufacture: Richi
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Richi Final Thoughts

"Hope it works out."

We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Really nice appearance in the tank, looks very authentic. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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