Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

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Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Bred » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:08 pm

Please feel free to add to this list!

FW - Fresh water
BW - Brackish water
SW - Salt water

LFS - Local Fish Store

NH3 - Ammonia
NO2 - Nitrite
NO3 - Nitrate
SG - Specific Gravity
O2 - Oxygen
CO2 - Carbon Dioxide

HOB - Hang on back filter
UG - Undergravel filter
RFUG - Reverse flow undergravel filter
(further reading)

NO - Normal Output Flourescent light
CF - Compact Flourescent light
ODNO - Overdriven Normal Output Flourescent Light
MH - Metal Hallide light

LR - Live Rock
FOWLR - Fish Only, With Live Rock
FO - Fish Only

HTH - Hope that helps
NIMFT - Not in my Fish Tank (an RTR original!)
FWIW - For What it's Worth
BTW - By the Way
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion
OMG BBQ - Oh My God, Barbeque!




Other possibly confusing terms:
Partials - The partial amount of total tank volume changed. EG: "50% weekly partials."

Conspecifics - Other individuals of the same species. EG: "Fahakas are very aggressive toward conspecifics."

Nitrification - This is the metabolic process performed by your benefitial bacteria, aka the nitrifying bacteria, which convert toxic wastes (ammonia) into less toxic subtances (nitrates, via conversion to nitrites).

Cycling - This is the process of establishing a colony of nitrifying bacteria in a brand new tank. See also BioSpira and/or "fishless cycling".

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Post by Myaj » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:01 am

AC150, AC300, AC70, etc - various Aqua Clear filters, a commonly used power filter

MTS - either "Malaysian Trumpet Snail" or "Multiple Tank Syndrome"

RO water - water purified by Reverse Osmosis

WPG - watts per gallon of lighting

SAE – Siamese algae eater

CAE – Chinese algae eater

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Post by Steelgeek » Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:15 pm

ROTFL - Rolling on the floor, laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my buttocks off.
ROTFLMAOWSTC - Rolling on the floor laughing my buttocks off, whoops scared the cat.
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Post by Bred » Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:24 pm

Nice. I also forgot--

GPH - Gallons per Hour

RO/DI - Reverse Osmosis / De-Ionized Water

PPM - Parts Per Million
KH - Carbonate Hardness
GH - General Hardness
DKH - Degrees of Carbonate Hardness
DGH - Degrees of General Hardness
TDS - Total Dissolved Solids

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Post by ChesapeakeSwellfish » Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:19 pm

PPT - parts per thousand, unit for salinity measurement as in "Full strength sea water is 35ppt".

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Post by RTR » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:07 pm

Did we miss for our purposes 'ppm'is the same as mg/l or milligrams per liter?

And the not quite PC (politically correct) IMNSHO? = In My Not So Humble Opinion.
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Post by lisalisa » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:55 pm

PITA

Pain in the @$$.

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Post by Venom » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:24 am

Three more:

TGIF - Thank God It's Friday
S#!T - Sure Happy it's Thursday
HSIOW - Holy S#!T, It's Only Wednesday

I've got others, but they'd get me banned from this site.

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Post by spoot » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:22 pm

SFAIK = so far as i know

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Moezy420 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:41 pm

what is GSP?

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Boxermom » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:08 pm

Green Spotted Puffer
Tina

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by heytootz » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:08 pm

I am brand spankin' new to the puffer world :shock: (I have to learn quickly as I will have a puffer coming to live w/ us in about a week). My dtr and I were reading posts and saw a bunch of initials, :? I think they were identifying each type of puffer. Can you help us w/ that???? :D SAP was one of the accronyms. HELP :shock:

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Post by Boxermom » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:14 pm

South American Puffer. What puffer do you have coming? Oh, and welcome.
Tina

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by StormySkiez » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:20 am

Here is one I couldn't find...LS.
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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by crazedpuffer » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:32 am

LS=Live Sand
LR=Live Rock

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