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shakaho

Do you think you have a stupid question?

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We often deny the existence of stupid questions,  but I think this one (from another forum) qualifies.  

 

The questioner wanted to raise her KH with baking soda and asked, " For baking soda do I need to bake it to activate it or just put it in plain?"

 

Nobody has answered her yet.  Speechless, I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I wonder if English isn't her first language? Sodium bicarbonate would probably be more clear than the colloquial name :)

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I just checked her profile, and she's a kid --14.  (Shame on me.)   She's already been told her KH was fine.

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LOL.  Nevertheless, maybe just one of the reasons they should go back to teaching home ec in school (for boys and girls)...  JMHO

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I just checked her profile, and she's a kid --14.  (Shame on me.)   She's already been told her KH was fine.

:SmackBottom:

 

:rofl

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My screen says "press any key" but I can't find the any key on my keyboard, where is it?"  

 

(Classic early computer phone support question.)

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Its ok, when I first moved to melbourne I asked my house mate where they posted their letters...because in the country we used to just pin them on the mail box... :doh11:

Ha ha ha, ''any key'', that was a good Simpsons episode :teehee

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In Peoria, IL my dad uses a clothes pin to "pin" the letter to the box for the mail person. It is not THAT weird.

Just a little down home.

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Yeah thats exactly what we did and if you didnt have a stamp you put a bit of change in an envolope :teehee

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To take it further....

 

in the Grand Canary Islands circa 1992  a young girl didn't have money for the stamp and so she drew a stamp on the envelope with the message:  "Post person please deliver for me"

 

I received the letter in London, England.    :)

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I like to think of Kokos as a safe space for "innocent" questions. 

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Cute, did it get delivered?

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Yes!  It was cute, I still remember it.  The younger sister of a friend from Gran Canaria.

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I have a question - maybe stupid, maybe not; I am stumped.

 

 

Advice for choosing a filter size always says to multiply the number of gallons in your tank times X (can't remember), and that figure should be number of gallons of water per hour that the pump moves thru the filter.   Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.  All else being equal, the fish shouldn't need MORE filtration just because they are in a larger tank.

 

Anyone?

Thanks.

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The formula assumes that you (like most people) have fully stocked your tank, so a larger tank means more fish.  Also, you do need a higher flow rate to get all the water in a large tank through the filter.

 

If you have a 100 gallon tank with one small goldfish, you don't need a filter at all.  If you have 5 large adults, you need the rapid turnover.

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I have a question - maybe stupid, maybe not; I am stumped.

 

 

Advice for choosing a filter size always says to multiply the number of gallons in your tank times X (can't remember), and that figure should be number of gallons of water per hour that the pump moves thru the filter.   Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.  All else being equal, the fish shouldn't need MORE filtration just because they are in a larger tank.

 

Anyone?

Thanks.

Generally I think it is assumed there will be more fish or more fish load (bigger fish) in a bigger tank. Of course this isn't always the case, which is why the 10x flow for HOB or 5x-7x for canister is more of a general guideline than a rule.

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I have a question - maybe stupid, maybe not; I am stumped.

 

 

Advice for choosing a filter size always says to multiply the number of gallons in your tank times X (can't remember), and that figure should be number of gallons of water per hour that the pump moves thru the filter.   Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.  All else being equal, the fish shouldn't need MORE filtration just because they are in a larger tank.

 

Anyone?

Thanks.

Generally I think it is assumed there will be more fish or more fish load (bigger fish) in a bigger tank. Of course this isn't always the case, which is why the 10x flow for HOB or 5x-7x for canister is more of a general guideline than a rule.

:bingo:

 

and most ppl actually have there tanks right that the stocking level... :o

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Got it!

Thanks!

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