|Fish Type||Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish||Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish||Tropical Freshwater||Tropical Freshwater||Tropical Freshwater|
|Aquarium Type||Pond, Freshwater, Saltwater||Freshwater, Saltwater||Freshwater||Freshwater||Freshwater|
Most “sand” that is sold for hamster baths is really dust, which can cause respiratory issues for them. I bought this sand bc it’s very affordable so if it wasn’t a hit, it wouldn’t waste money. Well, all 5 hamsters love it!!! (All live in separate enclosures) They roll in it, pee in it, some eat in it too lol. Definitely a fantastic buy!! I now recommend it to other hamster owners as well
This is the 1st year ive used sand in my turtle tank. At 1st, my turtle played in it but now she could care less. Cleaning is OK, would work better if I had the sand cleaner.
This sand has much smaller grains than I desired, though the description did not list a grain size range so I can't fault anyone. The average grain size is 0.25-0.75mm, and definitely a lot of even smaller grains. If that matters to anyone.
It is very nice and turtle loves it I recommend and I will buy for my big tank
This sand looks nice in my shrimp/ember tetra nano tank...BUT it's super fine, super silty, and caused a major sediment cloud in my tank that has persisted for days. If you plan on having this in a tank, I'd say put it in, let it settle, then add your fish after everything has settled...I couldn't do that since it was an established tank with breeding neocardinas shrimp and a school of ember tetras.
Looks better than gravel and easier to keep clean. Wash it thoroughly before adding to the aquarium and even then the water may appear cloudy. Let the filter do its job. Mine cleared up in a couple of hours. Also added clarifier in addition to conditioner.
I read all of the positive reviews and numerous recommendations on this sand. I was convinced this was the best sand on the market. I followed YouTube tutorials on how to wash the sand before Inserting into the aquarium and I washed for hours!!!! Water never cleared! I realized it wasn’t dirty it was literally the sand itself floating in the water. So I proceeded thinking that it has to be clean enough. I put it in the aquarium and used a flat item to not disturb the water while filling. It Did not matter the water was instantly cloudy and Sandy. I waited for 5 days, still cloudy! I changed the water at 50% 3 times! Still cloudy! Then finally after leaving only 1 gallon of water in the tank it cleared! A miracle, so I refilled the tank and it was clear! Now time to turn on the filter Within 5 minutes the water was cloudy!!! I witnessed the sand on the bottom of the aquarium moving while the water was flowing from the filter!!! This sand is so fine and light that it will always float in your water!!!! Do not buy the recommendation or positive reviews! This stuff is horrible!!!!
My hamster Flower loves her sand bath and this is the best that I have found. No dust and she enjoys digging as well.
Typically as a regular Chewy shopper I am very impressed with the quality of product Chewy provides but in this case I was very disappointment. This is not aquarium sand. Seems to be a good product for reptiles but would never recommend for aquariums. After rinsing sand for hours I put in my tank & 5 days later after frequent filter cleanings & a water change water is still very cloudy. This is very similar to using play sand in a aquarium. Now after spending $80 on sand it is non returnable because it has technically been used already. I now have to spend hours removing all the sand from aquarium, totally drain the aquarium & start fresh with recycling & purchasing actual aquarium sand. Would not recommend for any fresh water aquarium
I admit, this sand is pretty but no way no how dump it directly into an aquarium. I suggest you clean it in a bucket first.