10 Best Aquarium Sand For Freshwater

Updated on: June 2021

Best Aquarium Sand For Freshwater in 2021


Caribsea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 20-Pound, Crystal River

Caribsea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand, 20-Pound, Crystal River
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

Stoney River White Aquatic Sand Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Will not affect PH
  • Safe for use in freshwater aquariums
  • Non-Toxic coating

Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • natural white creates great color contrasts
  • ph neutral ; used in salt and freshwater aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • made in the USA

Flourite Black Sand, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs

Flourite Black Sand, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States

Pure Water Pebbles African Cichlid Bio-Activ Natural White Aquarium Live Sand for African Cichlids 20 LB.

Pure Water Pebbles African Cichlid Bio-Activ Natural White Aquarium Live Sand for African Cichlids 20 LB.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Bio-Activ Live Natural White Live Cichlid Sand 20LBS (Grain size: 1.2 -1.7mm) Provides Rift Lake environment perfect for African Cichlid. Use them in your aquariums and ponds to make the floor bottom look great. It provides living space for beneficial microbes and anchoring for plants. It also helps with the filtering process of the water in your aquarium tank or pond by increasing the surface area available for nitrifying bacteria to colonize. "
  • Contains live bacteria to quickly stabilize your tank & Immediately removes nitrogenous waste (Ammonia, Nitrite and helps remove Nitrate)
  • This product is natural not artificial, prevents bio-fouling & Restores natural organic balance
  • Contains live Heterotrophic and Autotrophic bacteria to provide a proper inorganic balance
  • All Bacteria are preserved in their natural live state

Carib Sea ACS05840 Super Naturals Crystal River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

Carib Sea ACS05840 Super Naturals Crystal River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Create a supernatural experience by re-creating the natural world in your home
  • grain size reduces built up detritus
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no paints or dyes used
  • made in the USA

Carib Sea ACS05832 Super Natural Peace River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

Carib Sea ACS05832 Super Natural Peace River Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Grain size reduces built up detritus
  • May Also Be Used In Marine Or African Cichlid Aquariums
  • Ideal for most freshwater aquaria, including discus, tetras, angelfish, water turtles, rays, plants, cichlids and more
  • Re-create natural river environments
  • Made in the USA

Carib Sea Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound (2 Pack)

Carib Sea Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound (2 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Landen Namaule Sand 5kg (11 lbs.), Super Natural for Aquarium Landscaping, Cosmetic Sand for Plant Tank, Natural River Sand for Freshwater or Blackwater Biotope Tank(NS-001)

Landen Namaule Sand 5kg (11 lbs.), Super Natural for Aquarium Landscaping, Cosmetic Sand for Plant Tank, Natural River Sand for Freshwater or Blackwater Biotope Tank(NS-001)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • 【Nature Landscaping】NAMAULE SAND is a natural product used as a general aquarium fish tank sand and a make-up sand for aquatic plant landscaping.
  • 【Natural Color】With a gentle and natural color, available for different landscaping designs, applicable in a variety of ways; can express riverbed styles in natural landscapes
  • 【Quality Assurance】With a gentle and natural color, available for different landscaping designs, applicable in a variety of ways; can express riverbed styles in natural landscapes
  • 【Safe to Use】Purely natural product with moderate PH, friendly to the quality of water, without releasing any hazardous matter harmful to fish and aquatic plant
  • 【Size】Weight per Bag: 5kg (approx. 11.2 lbs.); Grain Size: 0.3 - 0.5mm; Average Density: 75 pounds per cubic foot

Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound

Carib Sea ACS05839 Super Natural Sunset Gold Sand for Aquarium, 5-Pound
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • re-create natural looking eco-systems
  • soft sand that's perfect for soft belly fish and turtles
  • ph neutral ; safe for all aquariums
  • no dyes or paints used
  • made in the USA

How to Make Your Own Freshwater Pearl Earrings

Maximize your accessories by learning a simple method to making your own earrings.

Few things are classier than a string of pearls or a set of pearl earrings. However, for many of us in this economy, it is hard to imagine going to our local jeweler to buy a set of pearl jewelry. That is why making your own freshwater pearl earrings is such a great option. These freshwater pearl earrings are so versatile. They're casual enough to wear every day and yet elegant enough to wear on special occasions. The great news is that you don't have to be especially crafty to make these beautiful pieces. Once you learn the method, the options will be endless as to the different kinds of earrings you'll be able to make.

Making your own jewelry will help to expand your fashion options without hurting your budget. You can find strings of freshwater pearls on Internet auction sites for reasonable prices. Some freshwater pearls will be naturally colored, others may be painted. If this makes a difference to you, ask the online seller about whether or not the pearls have been painted before purchasing.

When making freshwater pearl earrings, sizes matter. A freshwater pearl that is around 6-8mm will be large enough to stand out while still looking graceful and delicate. Normally, you should also be able to use sturdier wire with beads this size since the holes will be larger. Again, it is always good to ask the seller what gauge wire is best to use for the pearls before purchasing.

When choosing jewelry wire for earrings, it is best to use the thickest gauge that will fit in the hole of your beads. If the wire is too thin, your earrings will be flimsy. A thicker wire will keep your earrings strong. Remember, the higher the wire gauge, the thinner the wire. A standard sized wire for beading is 22 ga. This size should fit into most holes of any bead. However, pearls often have smaller holes than most beads. This is why it is best to ask the seller about the size of the bead hole. A 0.65mm hole will fit 22 ga wire, a 0.5mm hole will fit 24 ga wire, a 0.4mm hole will fit 26 ga wire and a 0.3mm hole will fit 28 ga wire.

Once you have purchased your pearls and found out what size wire is best for your project, you can gather the rest of the tools you will need to make your earrings. These can be found at your local craft store. Before beginning your earrings you should have the following:

• Wire cutters

• Pliers

• Beading wire

• Earring hooks or ear wires

• "Crimp" beads

• Six freshwater pearl beads

*Note: Make sure that all your metals match. If your earring hooks are silver, use silver wire and silver crimp beads.

1. Using your wire cutters, cut two 2 inch strips of wire.

2. Place your pliers at the tip of one of your strips of wire. Curl your pliers in a downward motion so that the wire forms a loop. Keep the loop unclosed.

3. Fit the loop of the wire into the loop at the end of the earring hook. Use your pliers to close the loop of the wire so it is secure on the earring hook. (You may need to secure the loop of the earring hook with your pliers as well.)

4. String three freshwater pearls onto the wire.

5. String your crimp bead at the end of the wire. Hold snugly in place against the last pearl.

6. Use your pliers to "crimp" the bead closed.

7. Cut off the excess wire with your wire cutters.

8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 for your other earring.

Now you have a set of beautiful of freshwater pearl earrings. Wear them to dress up dark denim jeans and a blouse for a date. Or wear them with a little black dress to a wedding. No matter how you choose to use them, you can be sure that these pearls will help you to achieve a timeless, classic look.

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