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    sisterlimonpot
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    Reef Keeping Acronyms

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:29 am

    Here is a compilation of acronyms that I have compiled over the years.

    A=Amp
    AA=Amino Acid
    AC=Activated Carbon
    AC=Alternating Current
    Acan Lord=Acanthastrea
    AEFW=Acro Eating Flat Worms
    AFAIK = As far as I know
    AFM=Aquarium Fish Monthly, magazine
    AGA=All-Glass Aquarium
    AGE=Acrylic and Glass Exhibits
    Alk=Alkalinity
    Amp=Measure of electron movement in a circuit
    ASW=Artificial Sea Water
    ATC=Automatic Temperature Control
    ATO=Auto Top Off
    ATS=Algae Turf Scrubber
    AZA=Association of Zoos & Aquariums
    BB=Bare Bottom
    Blasto=Blastomussa
    BOD=Biological Oxygen Demand
    BTA=Bubble Tipped Anemone
    BTU=British Thermal Unit
    BTW=By The Way
    Ca=Calcium
    CBB=Copper Band Butterfly
    CC=Counter Current (type of protein skimmer)
    CC=Crushed Coral
    CFL=Compact Fluorescent Lamp
    CL=Closed Loop
    CO2=Carbon Dioxide
    CSL=Custom Sea Life
    CTA=Cellulose Ariacetate
    C2C=Coast To Coast
    Cu=Copper
    CUC=Clean Up Crew
    CWCS=Continuous Water Change System
    Cyano=Cyanobacteria
    DAMHIKT=Don't Ask Me How I Know This
    DC=Direct Current
    DD=Downdraft (type of protein skimmer)
    DE=Double Ended
    DFS=Drs. Foster and Smith
    DI=De-ionization
    DIY=Do It Yourself
    dKh=German Degrees of Hardness
    DO=Dissolved Oxygen
    DOC=Dissolved Organic Carbon
    DP=Double Post
    DT=Display Tank
    DSB=Deep Sand Bed
    EB=Electronic Ballast
    ETA=Estimated Time of Arrival.
    FAMA=Freshwater And Marine Aquaria (magazine)
    FAQ=Frequently Asked Questions
    FO=Fish Only
    FOWLR=Fish Only With Live Rock
    FTFY=Fixed That For You
    FTS=Full Tank Shot
    FW=Flat Worm
    FW=Freshwater
    FWIW=For What It's Worth
    FWE=Flat Worm Exit
    GAC=Granular Activated Carbon
    GBR=Great Barrier Reef
    GBTA=Green Bubble Tip Anemone
    GFCI=Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
    GFI=Ground Fault Interrupter
    GFO=Granular Ferric Oxide
    GHA=Green Hair Algae
    GPD=Gallons Per Day
    GPH=Gallons Per Hour
    GSM=Gold Striped Maroon
    GSP=Green Star Polyps
    HA=Hair Algae
    HD=Home Depot
    HO=High Output (fluorescent light)
    HOB=Hang On Back
    HOT=Hang On Tank
    HTH=Hope This Helps
    HQI=Mercury (Hg) Quartz Iodide
    IA=Inland Aquatics
    IBTL=In Before The Lock
    IIRC=If I Recall Correctly
    IME=In My Experience
    IMHO=In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO=In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IMO=In My Opinion
    IO=Instant Ocean
    IR=Infrared
    IW=In Wall
    JJ=Just Joking
    JK=Just Kidding
    JM2C=Just My 2 Cents
    K=Kelvin (Lighting) 10,000K
    Kalk=Kalkwasser (limewater)
    KISS=Keep It Simple Stupid
    kWh=Kilowatt-Hour
    L=Liters
    LA=Live Aquaria
    LA3/L3=LumenArc 3
    lbs=Pounds
    LED=Light Emitting Diode
    LFS=Local Fish Store
    LHS=Local Hardware Store
    LMB=Lawn Mower Blenny
    LMK=Let Me Know
    Lobo=Lobophyllia
    LOL=Laugh Out Loud Sad
    LPH=Liters Per Hour
    LPS=Large Polyped Scleractinian (Stony) coral
    LRB=Little Red Bugs
    LR=Live Rock
    LS=Live Sand
    LTA=Long Tentacle Anemone
    MACNA=Marine Aquaria Conference of North America, held annually
    MASNA=Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
    MASVC=Marine Aquarium Society of Ventura County
    MB=Magnetic Ballast
    MD=Marine Depot
    meq/L=Micro-equalities per Liter
    Mg or Mag=Magnesium
    MH=Metal Halide light
    Milli=Millipora
    MJ=Maxijet
    MM=Miracle Mud
    MO=Mail Order
    NH3=Ammonia
    NNR=Natural Nitrate Reduction
    NO=Normal Output (fluorescent light)
    NO2=Nitrite
    NO3=Nitrate
    NPS=Non Photosynthetic
    NSW=Natural Sea Water
    NTS=New Tank Syndrome
    NTTH=New To The Hobby
    O2=Oxygen
    OM=Ocean Motions (4 way pump)
    OP=Original Poster
    ORP=Oxygen Redox Potential
    OTS=Old Tank Syndrome
    PA=Premium Aquatics
    PAR=Photosynthetic Active Radiation
    PB=Pulse Ballast
    PBITAWA=Pour Bleach In Tank And Walk Away
    PBT=Powder Blue Tang
    PC=Power Compact (fluorescent light)
    PE=Polyp Extension
    PH=Powerhead
    PITA=Pain In The Ass
    PM=Private Message
    P04=Phosphate
    PPM=Parts Per Million
    PPT=Parts Per Thousand
    PS=Protein Skimmer
    PVC=Poly Vinyl Chloride
    QT=Quarantine Tank
    RB=Red Bugs
    RBTA=Rose Bubble Tipped Anemone
    RC=Reef Central
    RC=Reef Crystals
    RDSB=Remote Deep Sand Bed
    Rics=Ricordia
    RO=Reverse Osmosis
    RODI=Reverse Osmosis, Deionization
    ROFLMAO=Roll On Floor Laugh My A** Off
    RR=Reef Ready, (aquaria with pre-drilled holes and overflows)
    RSM=Red Slime Remover
    RTN=Rapid Tissue Necrosis
    RUGF=Reverse Under Gravel Filter
    SCWD=Switching Current Water Director
    SE=Single Ended
    SG=Specific Gravity
    Shrooms=Mushrooms
    SPS=Small Polyped Scleractinian (Stony) coral
    SSB=Shallow Sand Bed
    Sticky=Always on top forum thread that does not expire
    STN=Slow Tissue Necrosis
    SW=Salt Water / Sea Water
    TBH=To Be Honest
    TBS=Tampa Bay Saltwater
    TDS=Total Dissolved Solids
    TFC=Thin Film Composite, type of RO membrane
    TIA=Thanks In Advance
    TIC=Total Inorganic Carbon
    TOC=Total Organic Carbon
    Trachy=Trachyphyllia
    TTT=To The Top
    TWP=Tap Water Purifier (from Aquatic Pharmaceuticals)
    UGF=Under Gravel Filter
    ULNS=Ultra Low Nutrient System
    UV=Ultra Violet
    V=Volt
    VHO=Very High Output (fluorescent light)
    VSV=Vodka Sugar Vinegar
    W=Watts
    WC=Water Change
    WD=Wet-Dry (a method of aquarium filtration)
    Wellso=Wellsophyllia
    WNL=Within Normal Limits
    WPG=Watts Per Gallon
    WTB=Want To Buy
    WTS=Want To Sell
    WTT=Want To Trade
    WQ=Water Quality
    WYSIWYG=What You See Is What You Get
    YGM=You Got Mail
    YGPM=You've Got Private Message
    YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary (your specific results may vary from mine)
    YWG=Yellow Watchman Goby


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