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  1. Petco Frosted Black Aquarium Gravel, 20 lbs.
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  2. Petco Frosted Black Aquarium Gravel, 20 lbs.

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (26 reviews)
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Product Description

  • Aids in propagation of beneficial bacteria
  • Adds depth and beauty to aquariums, water gardens, ponds and terrariums
  • Made of non-toxic fish safe materials and colors
  • Safe for use in freshwater and marine environments
  • For optimum results, use 2 lbs. of gravel per every one gallon of water
Additional Information

Petco Frosted Black Aquarium GravelPetco Aquarium Gravel is ideal for freshwater and safe for marine aquariums. This high quality gravel has colorful, durable coatings specifically developed for their permanence and non-toxicity. The gravel is processed to remove potentially harmful debris and materials. It will not affect the water's chemistry, nor harm any fish, invertebrates or plants. Can be used in aquariums, ponds, water gardens and terrariums.

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Gravel & Substrates
20 lbs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I love the jet black as gravel color. It makes my aqua-scaping and fish POP. The green of my plants looks brighter and my fish also seem brighter. I also like that uneaten food is highly visible for removal after feedings. My only warning it that I had to rinse this stuff until I was blue in the face. When I first thought I was done, I began adding water to my 30 gallon and my water turned dusty black. I had to start all over again.

Also, speaking of plants. the size of this gravel has been perfect for my Anubias, Amazon sword, and two other live plants to grow roots in. When I move the plants to vacuum the gravel a golf ball sized chuck of gravel stays with the roots. But if need be, the gravel is larger enough to easily remove from roots without damaging them (Like if you were going to move the plant into a tank with a different gravel color, or a cichlid tank with sand).

I certainly recommend this product.
Gravel arrived in a timely manner and in good condition from seller. I am pleased with the size of the gravel as it is not too fine and not too coarse for the aquarium I am setting up for my goldfish. Each grain of gravel is in the range of size of a coffee bean or slightly smaller. I've heard that if the gravel is too fine, the goldfish sometimes mistakenly eat the gravel since they like to "forage" for their food from time to time. However, I also heard that if the gravel is too coarse, then it provides less surface area for "good bacteria" to develop. So, I think I've found a good size to work with and I am pleased with purchase. I bought 3 bags total in black for my modest 6 gallon aquarium. Color offsets nicely with green plants and orange color of the fish.
After having this in my aquarium for about 3 months, the paint is coming off a lot of the gravel, and I see white spots all around my tank. I also noticed that the top of my tank appeared to have what I thought was black mold, but turned out to be paint from the rocks. I rinsed and turned each bag's contents repeatedly for 15 minutes before putting them into the aquarium - which should have been sufficient.
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