Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Yokgrass Aquarium Sand

1. Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scrap...

User Ratings: 57 14

Yokgrass First Impressions

"Hope this helps!"

Clear water, no chemical issues and makes the tank look sparkling clean. I bought the Sunset Gold color and it is a beautiful sand. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes. Used to have a dark substrate but decided to change to this. Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. Mine play and frolic constantly, leaving happy little trails all over the tank.

  • Yokgrass 5 in 1 Fish Tank Cleaner, Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vac with Algae Scraper, Water Flow Controller and Extendable Pipe for Quick Water Changing, Sand and Gravel Cleaning
  • AIR-PRESSING AND WATER FLOW CONTROLLER: This 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 MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Water changing, sand washing, and excrement absorbing, raking sand, scraping algae. No immersing your hands in the aquarium water, No spilling water on the ground, minimum water disturbance. 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 tanks
  • EXTENSION WATER INLET & OUTLET TUBES: This Aquarium cleaner tool kit has 2 inlet tubes (2*15.75in), which can be extended and combined together. It must work with a various fish tank. The 81 feet flexible hose with clip can be attached on the bucket to prevent water from splashing.
  • 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
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT: The siphon will work as long as the drainage bucket is lower than the tank, fitting different-sized fish tank. We strive to provide the best satisfaction for all our customers. If you are not satisfied with our aquarium gravel cleaner, please feel free to contact us.
  • Manufacture: Yokgrass
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Yokgrass Final Thoughts

"Very good product."

This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank. At that point rinse the sand a couple more times. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. Dont force yourself to look at a boring bare bottom tank! 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
4.0


(529 Points)

2. Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools ...

User Ratings: 35 38

hygger First Impressions

"Like go overboard."

This could very well be the perfect substrate, except for one thing. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. I bought it primarily because I purchased five assassin snails and the love sand. This is the ideal size, in my opinion, for most situations. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium.

  • Hygger 12V DC Powered Electric Aquarium Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Kit Sand Washer Gravel Cleaning Tools Water Change for Fish Tank
  • Quick water change and easy gravel cleaning with Hygger Electric Gravel Cleaner Kit. DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze (NOT FOR FINE SAND)
  • Aquarium Gravel Cleaner kit includes a non-slip handle, 4 sections of extension tubes, 1 water pump, 1 sand vaccum, 1 debris vacuum, 1 brush head, 1 sand washing head, 1 filter housing and 6.5 ft water pipe
  • Sand vacuum for cleaning coarse gravel(stone size over 5 mm), brush head for cleaning gravel-free aquarium's bottom, sand washing head attachment for cleaning pebbles, debris vacuum for vacuuming out fish waste, intake strainer for water changing and filter housing for trapping large particles
  • Build in 4 sections tubes, it can be extends from 11.4 inch to 32.7 inch which is long enough to clean up to 3.2 ft depth tank. Threads together with extension tightly no flexing, white seal ring prevents from leaking
  • Water pump provides strong water flow up to 396 GPH (6.6 Gallon per Minute), easy to assemble and detach, drains and fills aquarium rapidly and effectively
  • DC powered adapter with UL certificated, safe to use, energy saving, makes sand cleaning and water change a breeze.
  • This electric cleaner saves you plenty of time and energy on gravel cleaning and water change.
  • Powerful 20 W water pump water flow up to 396 GPH.
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Worked beautifully."

Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. Use the strongest, most focused nozzle you have. Within the bag, you will find two small packets. Half of the bag was more than enough for my aquarium. I bought the Torpedo Beach sand hoping for a pretty white sand and it was. Like I said earlier, it's like beach sand. It helps eliminate deadly ammonia spikes.

Overall Score
3.0


(9 Points)

3. XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel

User Ratings: 67

XMHF 4346787863 First Impressions

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises. I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. That is why I chose the Hydor Koralia Nano 240. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top.

  • XMHF Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank Garden Sand Scraper Cleaning Pan Scoop Shovel
  • Product Name: Sand Scoop
  • Color: Blue; Net Weight: 109g
  • Total Size: Scoop Size: 18 x 8.5 x 7.5cm / 7.1" x 3.3" x 3" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic
  • Handle Size: 10 x 3cm / 3.9" x 1.2" (L*W)
  • Package Content: 1 x Sand Scoop
  • Manufacture: XMHF
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 1 inches; 2.79 Ounces
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XMHF 4346787863 Final Thoughts

"HOW TO WASH SAND."

This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! Plant tanks require high light levels. My Corydoras are having a field day! If you are starting a new tank, this is the one that I would recommend. We used regular tap water and water from our main tank. Then swirled and dumped what didn't sink immediately. I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

Overall Score
4.4


(19 Points)

4. Worldwide Imports AWWA10801 Live Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound, Pink

User Ratings: 87

Worldwide Imports 029621 First Impressions

"No harm to the fish."

But that is also something to consider with all sands. I rinsed each bag separately and skimmed the small amount that floated to the top. It's what I did with the sand I had left over that I'm using in my smaller tank. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted.

  • Worldwide Imports AWWA10801 Live Aragonite Sand, 20-Pound, Pink
  • Worldwide live aragonite pink sand 20lb-2pieces
  • Collected in its natural environment and packaged in its natural state
  • Just place in tank add saltwater
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
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Worldwide Imports 029621 Final Thoughts

"Nice touch."

Darker sand still grows algae, but hides it. This sand is beautiful and incredibly soft! The grain size will range from fine to medium. A bit more floated to the top, skimmed it off. But I have to give it to this sand. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. I found that red cherry shrimp adore diatoms.

Overall Score
4.9


(7 Points)

5. Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum f...

User Ratings: 53 14

Aisamco First Impressions

"75 inches L by 8."

You really can't go wrong buying this sand! I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. There are two versions of the Crystal River Sand from Caribsea. The sand arrived dry, I'm still unclear if that's how it was supposed to arrive. I thought it was soap, but it's not. My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand!

  • Aquarium Cleaner Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum for Water Changing and Sand Cleaner, Algae Glass Cleaner Scrubber Floating Clean Brush
  • Including: Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers Set 5 in 1, Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner Siphon Vacuum, Floating Clean Brush.
  • Efficient aquarium cleaning solution: water changing and cleaning action can be easily accomplished with this tool kit, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately.
  • Aquarium Fish Tank Clean Algae Scrapers set 5 in 1 includes: fish net, gravel rake, scraping algae, fork and sponge brush, can be easily assembled and disassembled.
  • Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner: with the siphon vacuum design, water changing and sand cleaning can be so easy.
  • Floating Clean Brush: Let your hand free from the water of fish tank, strong magnetic block wipe the inside while the outside handle moving. Notice: Made for common glass fish tank. Not for acrylic and low iron glass.
  • Manufacture: Aisamco
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Aisamco Final Thoughts

"This sand is gorgeous!"

You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! I still love it and maybe will return to it someday after my aquarium is settled in. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria. Will never use ugly waste trapping gravel again! The soft sand makes it easy to place plants without damaging them. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. It's easy to clean and I didn't have an issue to floating particles.

Overall Score
3.8


(52 Points)

6. Eco-Complete Cichlids Sand (20 lbs) [Set of 2]

Carib Sea First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

I never did get around to switching to gravel. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. My mystery snails and Malaysian trumpets love it too! This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. Just cleaned the 5 lbs in a 5 gal bucket in the bath tub. Poured water in, ran the filter for a day.

  • Eco-Complete Cichlids Sand (20 lbs) [Set of 2]
  • 2 20 Pound bags
  • Use for african cichlid aquariums.
  • Graded aragonite and quartzite sand.
  • Manufacture: Caribsea
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 inches; 20 Pounds
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Carib Sea Final Thoughts

"I have two Dojo Loaches."

It can shorten the life of your filter's impeller. I was nervous about converting my freshwater tank substrate from gravel to sand. Kind of sharp sand, not the soft smooth kind. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. I unloaded it into a bucket and continued to rinse several times. If you have bright lights, algae will grow on this sand. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. MCombo Aquarium Gravel Gem Polished Natural Agate,Stone Filler for Vase,Colorful Pebble for Fish Tur...

User Ratings: 48 11

MCombo First Impressions

"I have no complaints."

I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. I put the 5 pounds of sand straight into an empty 5 gallon tank. Just don't dump the water in the drain as its bad if sand is stuck in the drains! The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. I received this aquarium sand yesterday. You'll be shocked at the fine particles that come out! I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on.

  • MCombo Aquarium Gravel Gem Polished Natural Agate,Stone Filler for Vase,Colorful Pebble for Fish Turtle Tank Turtle Lagoon Landscape Bottom Decoration Colorful Stones,Mini Agate Stone Sand,100PCS
  • Material - Natural Agate,Tumbled Stone,Smooth Crystal;Irregular,At Least 5 Different Colors,NO HOLE Loose Stones.
  • Stone size - Each stone size is about 0.3"-0.7", about 100pc per cell.
  • Mineral learning - Expand their sight and close to nature,improve knowledge.Natural Rock Chips Crystals Mineral Specimen is a good choice for children learning. Each different stone is very beautiful and adorable.Children will love to learing Mineral knowledge!
  • Gravel use - These stones are best for tumbling,cabbing,healing,massage,chakra balancing,positive energy,meditation,sound sleep,rock collection,pocket stones,fengshui,rock study,parper weight,bookend,divination,reiki jewelry makings,gift,pocket stone,and more.
  • Pay Attention - This Natural Agate Crystal kit suitables for children over three years of age. Don’t let kids put the crystal into their mouth. The Natural Quartz Crysta is very beautiful and adorable. Give this for kids as a gift, they will love it.
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MCombo Final Thoughts

"Get an unused bucket."

This sand is almost exactly like the beach in Destin, FL. Come to find out the sand is somewhat dirty. The filter we used was also established with bacteria from the former tank setup. You probably need more if you are planning on planting live plants. Have a seat and shoot the water with force down into the sand. The item is as pictured and described. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

Overall Score
3.8


(57 Points)

8. GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aq...

User Ratings: 33

GOTOTOP First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

I used this sand in my 30gallon and put it into a 6. I went ahead and used it without rinsing it, which was a mistake. Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. The item is as pictured and described. Love the way it looks in my new aquarium. The sand does look nice and comes to you clean, it'll only take a minute to wash. But like everything else, you have to make choices and compromises.

  • GOTOTOP Fish Tank Vacuum Cleaner Syphon Operated Gravel Water Filter Cleaner Sand Washer-Electric Aquarium Cleaner Without Batteries for Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Safe and Durable: This Aquarium Gravel Cleaner is made of high quality ABS plastic and electric components, which guarantees its safety and long-term use. The soft tube included is harmless to fishes, eco-friendly and no peculiar smell.You can adjust the flexible hose to appropriate length according to depth of your aquarium to suit for both shallow and deep aquarium, maximum water level can reach 29.53 Inch.
  • Keep Clean: Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe, which ensure the cleanness and won't soil your hands.
  • Easy to Operate: Just press the power button to start, place the cleans as the position you desire to clean fish excrete and other dirt in the aquarium. Supported two suction pipe sizes, suitable for both small and large aquariums.
  • Multiple Function: This Filter Cleaner can be used for water change, empty your aquarium when you connect a hose t outlet, energy saving and preventing jamming, and also can suck up any debris in your aquarium tank like fish feed,fish poops,or dead water plant leaves,feeding medicine food and so on.
  • Customer Service:Your satisfaction is our utmost concern,please check the applicable model you need before purchasing our products. If you have any questions about the product size, please feel free to email us. Our customer service will try our best to give you a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Cusco
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GOTOTOP Final Thoughts

"This is a nice size sand."

I'm probably only going to use this brand from now on. I purchased this to use on 2 20 gallon aquarium. Bought this 50lbs bag for my 55g freshwater aquarium, boy is the white sand nice! The sand causes bubbles to remain on top of the water too. Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean! My aquarium was so beautiful with this sand! Except for and axolotl owner this Sand is veryyy hard to keep clean!

Overall Score
3.7


(3 Points)

9. Alpurple 10 PCS Penn Plax Calcium Plus Gravel Paper-16.5x11 Inch Gravel Paper Special for Bird Cage ...

User Ratings: 51 7

Alpurple First Impressions

"It is a very fine sand."

I toss the cloudy water into the streets instead. I added my snail and fish within about 12 hours and everyone is happy. I've had it in my aquarium now for just about 24 hours and cycling. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. This is the easiest sand and gravel I've ever cleaned. There is a black sand from the same manufacturer called Tahitian Moon. Not too white, more a beige-grey color.

  • Alpurple 10 PCS Penn Plax Calcium Plus Gravel Paper-16.5x11 Inch Gravel Paper Special for Bird Cage in sea Sand
  • Package include: you will get 10 sheets gravel paper same as market, its enough for you to replace .
  • The gravel paper good for keeping your pets` beak, claws clean and healthy.
  • Perfect size:the size of the gravel paper is 16.5 x 11inch, and it could be cut to the suitable size according to your needs.
  • Warm tips: the particles in paper are sea sand, don,t worry your birds to swallow, and aids in digestion.
  • GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied for any reason, just return for a refund of your purchase price; we promise 24 hours customer support, please feel free to contact us for any product&order problem.
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Alpurple Final Thoughts

"Make sure you rinse it."

Some will leave the tank when you get rid of unwanted plants too. The point is, discus and rams do not appreciate getting buffeted. It looks great and it's super quality. Worried about my newts underbelly but he seems okay with it. If it clears up I'll try to remember to do an update review. The filter doesn't agitate the sand either. The other comes packed pre-cultured with nitrifying bacteria.

Overall Score
4.1


(22 Points)

10. AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, C...

User Ratings: 75

AQQA First Impressions

"I love the color!"

I used it in my fire bellied toad enclosure, it is cloudy but that's expected. This sand is nice and heavy, and has a nice shine to it. I have yet to do a water change, but I do not anticipate any problems. A bit beige mixed with white, but the crystals are still very pretty. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. Cleaning it was easy and I just followed the directions on the bag. Good thing I'm not in a rush so it will have time to settle.

  • AQQA Aquarium Gravel Cleaner, 5-in-1 Electric Fish Tank Gravel Vacuum Cleaner Set for Absorb Dirt, Change Water, Wash Sand, Water Shower, 20W, 320GPH
  • MULTIFUNCTION GRAVEL CLEANER: AQQA aquarium gravel cleaner is designed to clean up small gravel and change water of fish tank. It also can remove the dirt, residue from the bottom of aquarium. 5 in 1 functions with water changer + sand washer + debris cleaning + water filter + water shower. Should connect with different connector when working for different function, eliminating the need to purchase multiple tools separately
  • ADJUSTABLE DESIGN: Equipped with an inlet tube and two extension tubes, can create a total length of 38.4 inches. The tube can be extended from 16.9 inches to 33.6 inches, so user can adjust the height according to fish tank size or the water level, which is suitable for tanks with different heights
  • STRONG POWER: The 110V/20W powerful water pump motor can provide the maximum flow of 320GPH. Strong Power with Suction enough to change water, suck food debris & fish poop out of aquarium quickly. Suitable for both shallow and deep aquarium
  • EFFECTIVE FILTERING: Clean gravel, siphon the fish excrement and other debris by the filter mesh bag, then the clean water will permeate from the bag and flow into tank, also can drain out water through outlet pipe.The cleaning head with inner mesh reduces suction and prevents water plants or small fish from being sucked up with water
  • WHAT YOU GET: Aquarium Gravel Cleaning kit includes 2 sections of extension tubes,1 filter bag,1 outlet hose,1 sand washing head,1 brush head,1 sand vacuum,1 water intake strainer,1 duckbill suction inlet,1 shower head,1 power adapter. AQQA provide 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service. Please don't hesitate to contact us to get help
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"Plants love it!"

It's absolutely beautiful and I'm very pleased with it. I used about 9 lbs in my 5 gallon tank, since I wanted a deep substrate layer. I'm setting up another tank and this will be the substrate. No need to rinse before putting in aquarium. It is slightly finer and it hides algae very well. Doing that it should be clean enough to put in your tank and not cloud up your water. This filled a fair thin layer over half my elongated 35 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

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