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7-10 I would say seven best more swimming room.
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wow! way more then i thought! I will go with 7 :) Thanks!

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I'd say 7 is a good number too.

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I agree.
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well thats perfect!

Also, since i will be using pool filter sand(bigger grain than normal) can i use my HOB?

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You can use an HOB with almost any type of sand. I put pre-filter sponges on mine and have never had a problem. Just make sure to wait and turn on the filter after the sand has been disturbed.

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I prefer black sand but check for chemicals.
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yay!!


I am going to switch from gravel to sand in my already established 10 gallon with Honeycomb :)

Could i add some MTS to mix the sand?

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i forgot to ask you guys:

since i want a schooling fish,

are there any tetras that could work in my water? My LFS is close to my house and they supposedly use the same water i do

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You don't have room for schooling fish and endlers in a 10 gallon tank. There are some that will work, but you'd need a larger tank.

It's not a good idea to base your fishkeeping methods on what you see in the pet store. The fish are there temporarily (or at least the store hopes), so they can subject them to more stress than they should have in a home aquarium. Just because the pet store sells them doesn't mean they will live long-term in your tap water.

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