Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:19 am

ATM = At the moment.
It's a crayfish! It's a snail! It's a... ah who cares?
Nom nom nom!...

Tank: 4 liter custom-shaped sphere
Contents: 1 Brainfish
Ph: 7.4
Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates: ?
Problem: Cloudy/muddy water
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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Kiamose » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:30 pm

POETS day........ P**s off early, tomorrow's Saturday

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by administrator » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:07 pm

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by I.Puff.Too » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:13 pm

DSB - Deep Sand Bed

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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by defool89 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:26 am

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I thought id revive this thread for all the new ppl when i saw it. I just learned a bit too
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Re: Commonly used Acronyms & Abbreviations

Post by Douff01 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:41 am

Bred wrote:
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 - Regroupement de prêt 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".
Thank you very much for the information

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