Enhance your finned or scaly friends’ habitat with Aqua Terra Aquarium & Terrarium Sand. This premium-quality, all-natural substrate provides ample living space for beneficial microbes and anchoring for plants. In aquatic set-ups, it also aids the filtering process by increasing the surface area available for nitrifying bacteria to colonize. The non-toxic, 100% acrylic colorfast coating won’t foul your water or impact your water chemistry and is safe for reptiles.In addition to fresh or saltwater tanks, ponds and terrariums, this natural sand is also ideally suited for adding beauty to potted plants, vases and much more.
Premium-quality, 100% natural substrate adds fun and beauty to your finned or scaly friends’ environment.
Looks great in both indoor tanks and outdoor ponds; provides ample living space for beneficial microbes and anchoring for plants.
Aids the filtering process of aquatic tanks by increasing the surface area available for nitrifying bacteria to colonize.
Non-toxic, 100% acrylic colorfast coating won’t foul your water or impact your water chemistry and is safe for reptiles.
Available in two vibrant colors; can also be used to beautify potted plants, vases and more.
i bought this for my aquarium. i spent an entire day washing this sand under the sink in a large pot, occassionally mixing it up as i went about my business and just letting the water run over it the whole time. when i was ready to put my tank together, the water was cloudy for the first two days before clearing up. so my advice is this: if you think youre being excessive washing this sand, trust the reviews, youre not ! but it looks very nice, so its definitely worth the work.
on Feb 22, 2021
Very nice product. I had no problems with water clouding, but I rinsed my sand very well and added my water slowly. My only complaint is that I would have preferred the tan color, but the natural white is still close to the look I wanted. I only did part of the aquarium in sand I'm not sure it that was a good idea but it turned out nicely.
Sparkly soft sand for fishies
on Feb 26, 2021
I mixed this sand with some fluval black stratum for a nice mix of black and white in my tank; and boy does it work. This stuff is so soft to the touch and has a very nice natural shimmer under black lights/uv. My fish love it, even the soft bellies. Plants take to it very well.
Good after washing it like how you wash white rice
on Jan 7, 2021
A lot of reviews say it’s cloudy but the method that worked for me was wash the sand a few times(I did like 7 rinses) as if you were washing white rice. Then when you add it to your fish tank pat it down with your hand until the surface is fairly flatish. When you want to add the water put a plastic bag on top of the sand and fill your water on top of it so the sand doesn’t get blown everywhere making it cloudy. Mine was just slightly cloudy and cleared up in less than 5 hrs with a filter :) the sand makes the tank real cute. (It’s also super soft)
on Dec 22, 2020
Used for my smallest aquarium (bowl) out of four. Decided to change out the substrate in my male betta's bowl. Was perfect for a 2 gallon enclosure. Of course, as is common sense with sand, you have to give it a really good rinse. Very fine sand so expect to rinse it more then 3 times for at the VERY least 30 minutes. Also for everyone complaining about the color it specifically states NATURAL WHITE. That means as white as NATURALLY POSSIBLE. Anything beyond a light beige is artificially altered. Anyways the sand itself caused cloudiness for a couple of hours but after it settled it looked beautiful. Definitely recommend!
Did It’a Job
on Dec 26, 2020
We used this sand for an Oranda tank and had it constantly leaked white dye. We rinsed it till it was nothing and then the sand refused to settle with all the chemicals. We washed it over the course of two days, and our Oranda rejected the tank. We ended up having to move around our entire aquarium with different fish. The other fish are satisfied, we put live plants and treatments in to fix the water quality. But it was a hassle overall. (Sand is on moss ball)
Nice sand for aquarium
on Mar 5, 2021
I have a small aquarium for my two dwarf frogs (but still big enough for them), and I used this sand and pebbles for the bottom. The frogs seem to like it and it looks very natural.
on Jan 24, 2021
So soft, light weight, delicate and smooth. This is fantastic for both fish aquariums and reptiles even spiders if you have them. It's so soft, delicate and fine it won't hurt the smoothest of fish or a freshly shedded critter. My yellow tailed spiny eel zayne loves it.
on Feb 20, 2021
I ordered 5 bags of this and they all came with tiny holes in each one of the bags, leaking a small amounts of sand everywhere. Have your ziplock bags ready to double bag this stuff ig.
on Mar 8, 2021
I just wish I had gotten 2 bags. I didn't realize how small it was. I needed a 10 lb bag verses a 5 lb bag. My mistake not the companies.