The 8 Best Aquarium Sands

Editor's Choices
Top 8 Aquarium Sands

8. CaribSea ACS00222

  • A mix of black and white
  • Ideal for nesting feather fins
  • Has some gravel mixed in

7. Activ Betta White

  • Comes in a 1-pound bag
  • Neutralizes odors
  • Color not true to pictures

6. Nature’s Ocean Bio-Activ

  • Maintains proper ph
  • Shelf life of 12 months
  • Clouds water significantly at first

5. Seachem Flourite

  • Striking black color
  • A good value for the price
  • Requires rinsing before use

4. Royal Ram 2 Pounds

  • Looks great in succulent planters
  • Backed by a satisfaction guarantee
  • On the expensive side

3. CaribSea Arag-Alive Bimini Pink

  • No rinsing needed
  • Proven to reduce nitrates
  • Aids in coral growth

2. FairmountSantrol AquaQuartz

  • Neutral shade of off-white
  • Easy to rake and siphon
  • A budget-friendly choice

1. CaribSea ACS00050

  • Free of metals and pesticides
  • Neutral off-white color
  • Made in the usa

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