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Abbreviations

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heres some, if people could keep adding to this and will be usefull to newbies...

 

Alk....................Alkalinity

Cal...................Calcium

CYL...................See You Later

DSB..................Deep sand bed

FAQ...................Frequently Asked Questions

FO.....................Fish Only

FOWLR...............Fish Only With Live Rock

FRAG.................Fragment of a coral

FWIW.................For What It's Worth

LFS....................Local fish shop

LMAO.................Laughing my a**e off

LOL....................laugh out loud

LPS....................Large Polyp Stony Coral

LR......................Live rock

LS......................Live sand

MAG...................Magnesium

PH.....................power head

ROFL..................Rolling on floor laughing

Sg.....................Specific Gravity

SPS...................Small Polyp Stony Coral

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ROFL...Rolling On Floor Laughing

MAG... Magnesium

Cal...Calcium

Alk...Alkalinity

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LR - Live Rock

LS - Live Sand

SSB - Shallow Sand Bed

Invert - Invertibrate

Reef - A mixture of coral, fish and invertibrates

FO - Fish Only

FOWLR - Fish Only with Live Rock

SPS - Small Polyp Stony

LPS - Large Polyps Stony

HOB - Hang On Back filter

NO Lights - Normal Output lights

VHO Lights - Very High Output lights

PC Lights - Power Compact lights

MH Lights - Metal Halide lights

UV - Ultra Violet

Ruby Murry - Curry

AGA - All Glass Aquarium

RR - Reef Ready

pH - Degree of Acidity of water

Calc - Calcium

No2 - NitrITE

No3 - NitrATE

NH4 - Ammonia

GPH - Gallons Per Hour

LPH - Litres Per Hour

K or Kelvin - The colour output of marine lighting

Nano - A Small Reef Aqauraium ( around 20 gallons plus )

Pico - A "very" small reef aquarium ( around 2 - 5 gallons )

IMHO - In My Honest Opinion

PITA - Pain in the As*

HTH - Hope That Helps

FWIW - For What Its Worth

QT - Quarantine

SG - Specific Gravity

Kalc - Kalkwasser, or Calcium Hydroxide

DOC - Dissolved Organic Compounds

GH - General Hardness

KH - Carbonate Hardness (german K spelling)

PPM - Parts Per Pillion

RO/DI - Reverse Osmosis/Deionization

TDS - Total Dissolved Solids

 

 

There is my contribution to the list...

 

Over to the next person...

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Ok some more (if I didnt spot them before)

 

AC - Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current

acro - Acropora, a type of SPS coral

AFAIK - As far as I know

ASAP - As soon as possible

ATC - Automatic temperature compensating, a feature on some refractometers

ATM - At the moment

BOD - Biological oxygen demand

BTA - Type of anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) / bubble-tipped, bulb tentacle, bulb tip

BTW - By the way

CaCl2 - Calcium chloride

CaCO3 - Calcium carbonate

Ca(OH)2 - Calcium hydroxide

CO2- Carbon dioxide

CO3 - Carbonate

CYANO - Cyanobacteria

DI - Deionization, type of water purification

DIY - Do it yourself

dKH - Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity

DO - Dissolve oxygen

DOC - Dissolved organic carbon

frag(s) - Broken or cut pieces of coral which will eventually grow into a new animal

Fuge - Short for refugium

FW - Freshwater

FYI- For your information

GAC - Granular activated carbon, chemical filtration media

HCO3 - Hydrogen carbonate

IIRC - If I recall correctly

IME - In my experience

IMEO - In my expert opinion

IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion

IMO - In my opinion

IR - Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light

Kalkwasser - German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater

KISS - Keep it simple stupid

LED - Light emiting diode

LPS - Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

LTA - Type of anemone (Macrodactyla doreensis) / Long tentacle anemone

MEQ/L - Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity

MM - Miracle Mud, method of aquarium filtration

ORP - Oxidation reduction potential, the ability to take or give electrons

pH - Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+]

PH - Powerhead, water pump

PO4 - Phosphate

"pods"- Non-specific types of copepods, amphipods and such

PPM - Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)

RO - Reverse osmosis, type of water purification

RO/DI - Reverse osmosis, followed by deionization, type of water purification

RTN - Rapid tissue necrosis

SCWD - Switching Current Water Director, type of wave machine

SPS - Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

TFC - Thin film composite, type of RO membrane

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AC - Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current

ACRO - Acropora, a type of SPS coral

AFAIK - As far as I know

ASAP - As soon as possible

ATC - Automatic temperature compensating, a feature on some refractometers

ATM - At the moment

BOD - Biological oxygen demand

BTA - Type of anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor) / bubble-tipped, bulb tentacle, bulb tip

BTW - By the way

CaCl2 - Calcium chloride

CaCO3 - Calcium carbonate

Ca(OH)2 - Calcium hydroxide

CO2- Carbon dioxide

CO3 - Carbonate

CYANO - Cyanobacteria

DI - Deionization, type of water purification

DIY - Do it yourself

dKH - Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity

DO - Dissolve oxygen

DOC - Dissolved organic carbon

FRAG(s) - Broken or cut pieces of coral which will eventually grow into a new animal

Fuge - Short for refugium

FW - Freshwater

FYI- For your information

GAC - Granular activated carbon, chemical filtration media

HCO3 - Hydrogen carbonate

IIRC - If I recall correctly

IME - In my experience

IMEO - In my expert opinion

IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion

IMO - In my opinion

IR - Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light

Kalkwasser - German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater

KISS - Keep it simple stupid

LED - Light emiting diode

LPS - Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

LTA - Type of anemone (Macrodactyla doreensis) / Long tentacle anemone

MEQ/L - Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity

MM - Miracle Mud, method of aquarium filtration

ORP - Oxidation reduction potential, the ability to take or give electrons

pH - Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+]

PH - Powerhead, water pump

PO4 - Phosphate

"PODS"- Non-specific types of copepods, amphipods and such

PPM - Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)

RO - Reverse osmosis, type of water purification

RO/DI - Reverse osmosis, followed by deionization, type of water purification

RTN - Rapid tissue necrosis

SCWD - Switching Current Water Director, type of wave machine

SPS - Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

TFC - Thin film composite, type of RO membrane

 

WAH - Working at Home (Academics Speak for wagging it) :Icon_applause:

FOFO - (Standard Academics reply to student, F*** Off and Find Out)

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My acronyms

 

AC...Activated carbon, chemical filtration media / alternating current

AIM...America-On-Line Instant Messenger service

AFAIK...As far as I know

AFM...Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine

AISI...As I see it

ALK...Alkalinity, measure of buffering capacity of water

AOL...America Online, internet service provider

ASAP...As soon as possible

ATS...Algae turf scrubber, reef setup technique

B4...Before

BOD...Biological oxygen demand

BTW...By the way

Ca...Calcium

CaCl2...Calcium chloride

CaCO3...Calcium carbonate

Ca(OH)2....Calcium hydroxide

CC...Counter current, type of protein skimmer

Cl...Chlorine

CO2...Carbon dioxide

CO3...Carbonate

Cu...Copper

CUL...See you later / catch you later

CUL8R...See you later / catch you later

CYANO...Cyanobacteria

DC...Direct current

DD...Downdraft, type of protein skimmer

DI...Deionisation, type of water purification

DIY...Do it yourself

dKH...Degrees of carbonate hardness, measure of alkalinity

DO...Dissolved oxygen

DOC...Dissolved organic carbon

DSB...Deep Sand Bed

FAMA...Freshwater and Marine Aquaria, magazine

FAQ...Frequently asked question

Fe...Iron

FO...Fish only, type of marine aquarium

FOWLR...Fish Only With Live Rock

FW...Freshwater

FWIW...For what its worth

FYI...For your information

FYM...For your misinformation

GAC...Granular Activated Carbon

GAL...Gallon

GPH...Gallons per hour

HCO3...Hydrogen carbonate

HO...High output fluorescent light

HSA...High speed aeration, type of proteins skimmer

HTH...Hope this helps

I...Iodide

I2...Iodine

ID...Indentify

IE...Internet Explorer, WWW browser

IM...Internet message-AIM,Trillion, Yahoo Messenger, MS messenger

IMCO...In my considered opinion

IME...In my experience

IMEO...In my expert opinion

IMHO...In my humble/honest opinion

IMNSHO...In my not so humble/honest opinion

IMO...In my opinion

IO3...Iodate

IOW...In other words

IR...Infrared, type of light of longer wavelength than visible light

IRC...Internet relay chat

ISP...Internet service provider

JM2C...Just My 2 Cents

JM2CW...Just My 2 Cents Worth

KALK...Kalkwasser, German for calcium hydroxide solution or limewater

KI...Potassium iodide

KISS...Keep it simple stupid

L8R...Later

LFS...Local fish store

LHS...Local hardware store

LOL...Laughing out loud

LPS...Large polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral; also Local Pet Store

LR...Live rock

LT...Litre

MACNA...Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually

MEQ/L...Milli-equivalents per litre, measure of alkalinity

Mg...Magnesium

MG/L...Milligrams per litre

MH...Metal halide light

MO...Mail order / Money Order

Na...Sodium

NaCO3...Sodium carbonate

NaOH...Sodium hydroxide

NH3...Ammonia

NH4...Ammonium

NNR...Natural nitrate reduction, reef setup technique

NO...Normal output fluorescent light

NO2...Nitrite

NO3...Nitrate

NP...No problem

NRN...No reply necessary

NS...Netscape, WWW browser

NSW...Natural seawater

O2...Oxygen

OBTW...Oh by the way

ORP....Oxidative redox potential

OTOH...On the other hand

PLS...Please

PC...Power compact fluorescent light

pH...Measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions, equal to -log[H+], <7 acidic, =7 neutral, >7 basic

PH...Powerhead, water pump

PM...Private Message

PS...Protein skimmer

PO4...Phosphate

PPM...Parts per million, equivalent to mg/l (milligrams per litre)

PVC...Poly vinyl chloride, used for piping / plumbing

RO...Reverse osmosis, type of water purification

RO/DI...Reverse osmosis, followed by deionisation, type of water purification

ROFL...Rolling on the floor laughing

ROFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

ROTFL...Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLOL...Rolling on the floor laughing out loud

RTN...Rapid tissue neucrosis

RUGF...Reverse flow undergravel filter

SAL...Salinity

SG...Specific gravity

SHO / T5...Super high output fluorescent light, equivalent to power compact fluorescent

Si...Silicon

SiO2...Silicon dioxide

SITD...Still in the dark

SO...Significant other

SPS...Small polyped Scleractinian (stoney) coral

Sr...Strontium

SSB...Shallow Sand Bed

SW...Saltwater / seawater

TIA...Thanks in advance

TIC...Tongue in cheek

TTYL...Talk to you later

TWP...Tap Water Purifier from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals

TY...Thank You

UGF...Undergravel filter

UV...Ultra violet, type of light of shorter wavelength than visible light

VHO...Very high output fluorescent light

W...Watts

WMC...Western Marine Conference, United States

WWW ...World wide web

WYSIWYG...What you see is what you get

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ric on this forum usually means Ricordea

 

Or alternatively in my house

 

really intelligent chris. rarely used but nice when it does..

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What does swap for WHY mean?

 

"What Have You" i think. What you got to offer :icon_thumright:

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Thought this might help for members new to forums.

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Thank you and it's about time. i was seriously considering doing this meself.

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Bumped for @mr tap water

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Wow I never knew there was so many thanks again

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