last updated October 2018
The choice of whether to use aquarium gravel or sand is usually based on aesthetics, types of fish that live in the environment as well as plants kept in the aquarium.
Aquarium gravel is probably the most easily available and commonly used. It’s inexpensive and comes in a wide range of colors and particle sizes.
There’s also a whole host of other advantages for using gravel and we’ve listed the pros and cons of gravel and sand here.