Exo Terra Riverbed Sand Brown Aquatic Terrarium Substrate, 10-lb bag

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About This Item

  • Encourages your reptiles' and amphibians' natural burrowing instinct to hide, rest and relieve stress
  • Natural sand, no added dyes or chemicals and is also suitable as desert terrarium substrate
  • Creates a natural and attractive aquatic environment
  • Ideal for many types of aquatic turtles, frogs, salamanders and other water and ground-dwelling reptiles and amphibians because of its soft, fine texture
  • Very fine and can be easily secreted when ingested, unlike gravel or pebbles which can cause indigestion and can easily injure skin tissue
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Litter & Bedding TypeSandSandSandSandSand
Aquarium TypeN/AN/AN/AN/A

Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

Can I put this in a turtle tank that has a filter?
Answer by ChewyAug 24, 2017
This aquatic terrarium substrate is meant to stay on the bottom and not interfere with your filter.

Can this Exo Terra Riverbed sand be safely used as an aquarium substrate for freshwater fish? What is the grain size in mm? Will this sand affect the pH or hardness of the water? Is it a silica sand? Thanks.
Answer by ChewySep 27, 2017
The Riverbed Sand can be used in aquariums since the sand is naturally collected from dried riverbeds in South Africa. The manufacturer doesn't measure the grain sizes. However, the sand will not drastically alter the pH of the water inside the tank since it has already been naturally eroded (i.e. no leaching). This sand is not a silica based sand.

Do you put this in water or on the land portion?
Answer by ChewyJul 14, 2017
This substrate can be used in an aquatic environment, or as a dry substrate.

Can this be okay with fish as well?
Answer by ChewyOct 03, 2021
The substrate will work with aquatic turtles but we wouldn't recommend using it with a submerged filter.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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5 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By heididog on May 4, 2021

Sand but messy

What can I say, it’s sand and it’s serving it’s purpose in my red eared slider’s tank. The only complaint I have is that a bag came torn so the box and other things I had ordered were covered when they arrived. Created quite the mess unboxing it too. Beyond that, solid product

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Juli on Oct 1, 2020

Not Good for a Red Eared Slider ....disappointed

So firstly, had to really wash it off, which isn't a bad thing. Secondly my RES LOVED it!!! And thirdly (Sadly) her poo sort of made its way through the sand so that there became like layered effect, on top pretty and comfy for my turtle but on the bottom of tank under the sand it got really gunky. No matter how I tried to change the water, it would not stay clean. So again it gathered dirt and on my vets advice I ditched the sand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gemini on Apr 11, 2020

Happy Beardy

My bearded dragon loves the sand Figure a bag per 10 gallons of tank size . He loves to dig

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By kennydrummerk on Aug 23, 2018

Good Riverbed Sand

Really good sand for you aquarium, came a little dirty, just need clean the sand, with water before put inside the tank. the bag Arrive with a little 2 hole but that's ok

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dogs4444Ever on Oct 26, 2016

Perfect for my frogs.......

This sand is perfect and gentle for my frogs and love it!!!!!!! :)