Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by Josh28 Dirty
This is a horrible product. I was trying to get a tank cycled for two new betta fish and well we have washed this for hours and it leaves the water murky. Ive even ran my filter to see if maybe that would help but nothing.
When we washed it the first time it looked like straight mud and was nasty. Do not use this unless you want to pull your hair out like crazy trying to clean this.
*note this is a petsmart brand and I contacted them to get a refund they were more than happy. Just make sure you take pics of how nasty it is.
January 28, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Melian It's ok
When I first washed this some of the substrate floated and I had to keep pushing it down to the bottom of the wash bucket. Some of the edges are a little too pointy for my taste. I prefer something more uniform. After a few months I upgraded and moved this into another tank and noticed it's white inside. For a better example, what I saw was more like old epoxy gravel that lost it's color. It looks like white plastic coated with black epoxy. Cleaning this substrate is easier than the heavy gravel. My live plants don't root well in this as I don't think it is heavy enough to hold them down. It did not alter my water.
January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angelann Excellent Substrate
I recently added a 5.5 gallon aquarium to my classroom. I haven't managed an aquarium in years, so I had to re-learn quite a bit. I used this brand of substrate, and it has been wonderful for my little project. I placed live plants in the aquarium, and they are growing exponentially! It is easy to clean with the gravel siphon; sometimes the siphon will suck a lot of the substrate, but the substrate does not filter through the suction. This substrate is very natural looking. My aquarium is almost euphoric; it looks so natural and beautiful!
August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kl2405 Great Quality
Great coloring throughout and NOT so light that it gets sucked up into a siphon.
May 31, 2014